General Federation of Women’s Club (GFWC) was founded in 1890 as an international women’s volunteer service organization – dedicated to community improvement by enhancing the lives of others through volunteer service.  As it unites member clubs, the Federation’s goals is to encourage women to improve their skills, expand their rights, and apply their abilities and special sensitivity to the problems of their communities and nations. With nearly 100,000 members in affiliated clubs in every state and more than a dozen countries, GFWC members work in their own communities to support the arts, preserve natural resources, advance education promote healthy lifestyles, encourage civic involvement, and work toward world peace and understanding.  Visit

The General Federation of Women’s Clubs – Arizona (GFWC-AZ) is Arizona’s state federation in its 116th year of volunteer service in Arizona. Our 36 member clubs are community leaders who work locally to create global change by supporting the goals of the General Federation of Women’s Clubs.  We are dedicated to strengthening our communities and enhancing the lives of others through volunteer service. We invite you to browse our site and learn more about our state organization and the many projects and programs our state clubs support.

Interested in learning more about Who We Are and What We Do?  To obtain information about the clubs in your local area, please contact GFWC-Arizona Membership Chairman, Sherri Beardsley, at  Come and join the members of GFWC Arizona in making a difference and enriching the lives of those in our communities and throughout the world!

GFWC Arizona President’s Special Project:  Advocates for Children Program
GFWC Arizona “STEM Education for Young Children

  • STEM is an acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics.  It is an educational program to prepare primary and secondary children for further study of these fields in higher education.  The field of Arts has been included in STEAM education.
  • It is important to build a foundation for them to enter and work towards in the future, to guide our communities and move Arizona forward.  GFWC-AZ Clubs will work together to create learning bags with materials for children to start their training.  They may be donated to preschools, shelters and daycare centers.
  • It is an opportunity to  advance a child’s knowledge level and perhaps lead him or her to a career field to do great discoveries.  It will give the children HOPE for a better future.

GFWC Arizona Headquarters Building
AVAILABLE FOR RENTgfwc az headquarters.jpg(aka Woman’s Club of Mesa)
200 N. MacDonald, Mesa AZ  85201-3935

Great venue for weddings, receptions, meetings, reunions, conferences, etc.  For rental information, please contact Carol Joyner, Administrator at 480-964-8537 or email: