GFWC of Missouri, Inc. Organizational Leadership

2016/2018 Executive Committee
GFWC of Missouri, Inc.

GFWCMO Officers 2016-2018

Pictured left to right are the 2016-2018 GFWC MO Officers: Donna Calvin, Bonnie Tillman, Ann Spence, Janet Ryan, Amy Boone, Dr. Susan Gettys, and Judy Gustafson.  

GFWCMO District Presidents 2016 - 2018

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About Executive Committee Leadership

The Executive Committee shall consist of the elected officers.
The elected officers of the GFWC of Missouri, Inc. shall be a President, a President-elect, a Vice President, a Recording Secretary, a Corresponding Secretary, a Treasurer, and a Director of Junior Clubs.

Only members of per capita clubs shall be eligible to hold office. No more than two elective officers shall be from the same District.  The term of office shall be two years. Officers shall serve from the adjournment of the Convention in which they are elected to the adjournment of the Convention in which their successors are elected. No officer shall serve more than one term in the same office, with the exception of the Treasurer, and no member may hold two offices at the same time.

The officers of GFWC of Missouri, Inc. shall be elected during the Convention in the even numbered years, at a time and place scheduled on the convention program on the day preceding the final day of the Convention.  Clubs in per capita membership and/or District may endorse candidates for office and for Board of Directors of Missouri Girls Town Foundation, Inc.

Names to appear on the printed ballot shall be filed with the Committee on Elections no later than eight weeks before the election.  Election is by ballot. A plurality vote shall elect.

Chairmen make GFWC programs work.

A Chairman:

*Studies program materials and takes advantage of tools and materials available from GFWC and program resources to effectively implement successful programs and projects
*Works closely with president, dean of departments, and members of committee in promoting and implementing programs of work
*Organizes and coordinates work of committee
*Reads the state publications, GFWC Clubwoman magazine, and other GFWC publications for program updates
*Attends district, state, region, and national meetings as she is able, and encourages other members to do likewise
*Promotes club programs to potential members, media, and the community
*Establishes and maintains communication with corresponding district, state and national chairman
*Performs all other duties as specified in the club and district bylaws

Committees

Committees are vital to GFWC’s work, as they enable clubs to carry on a number of activities at the same time. Clubs may have as many or as few committees as they like. Bylaws should determine how committees are created. The officer who appoints the committee members also appoints the committee chairman and fills any vacancies. If a committee chairman has not been appointed, the first member named to the committee calls the committee together and acts as chairman until the committee meets and elects a chairman. In small committees, the chairman usually keeps whatever notes are necessary. In larger special and standing committees, a secretary may be elected or appointed by the chairman. A committee may transact business only when a quorum (a majority of members) is present.

GFWC Club Member

The GFWC club member is the heart of the Federation, and dedicated, active club members are essential to our success.
A Club Member:
*Attends meetings regularly
*Participates in programs and projects
*Promotes membership in the club
*Positively represents the club to the community
*Communicates her opinions and ideas and listens to others
*Maintains a sense of humor and flexibility – your GFWC experience should be fun