The Tri Club Woman's Club

the tri club woman's club

    of richmond, virginia

          2016-2017 home page 

                  a proud member of gfwc, gfwc southeastern region,  gfwc virginia & gfwc virginia-lee district

WE ARE IN TRANSITION TO A NEW CLUB YEAR. PLEASE BE PATIENT.                  REFRESH YOUR VIEW WITH THE SWIRL AT THE END OF THE ADDRESS LINE.

 
The Tri Club Woman's Club has its meetings at St. Matthews Episcopal Church, at the corner of Forest Avenue and Patterson, in the West End of Richmond.  Click here to see a map and get point-to-point driving directions. The website address of  St. Matt's is  http://stmatthewsrichmond.org/                                      
                 St. Matthew's Episcopal Church.
                 1101 Forest Avenue
                 Richmond Va 23229 

Tri Club's mailing address is
                The Tri Club Woman's Club
                 P.O. Box 71182
                 Henrico, VA 23255

JUST THE FACTS, MA'AM

Tri Club was established in 1959, formed by graduates of Thomas Jefferson, Westwood, and Westhampton Junior Woman's Clubs.

As of Thursday, August 21, 2014, we meet at St Matthew's Episcopal Church,  1101 Forest Ave, Henrico, VA 23229 at 10:30 a.m. on the first Thursday of months September through April. In May we hold a luncheon at a venue in the Richmond area.

Tri Club is a federated general woman's club, a member of one of the world's largest and oldest woman's volunteer community service organizations. We are a member of Lee District, GFWC Virginia and the General Federation of Woman's Clubs (GFWC.) Our primary goals are to enhance and promote the educational, civic, cultural, and social welfare of our community through volunteer services and fund-raising.

WHAT WE SUPPORT

 We donate our abilities, time and funds to many different charities and service groups. These include bingo parties, valentines, and lap blankets for our wounded military veterans at the McGuire Veterans Administration (VA)  Hospital, a scholarship each year to a female student at J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College, HOBY, Safe Harbor Shelter, Lamb's Basket, Meals on Wheels, and the Christmas Mothers of Henrico, Richmond, Chesterfield, and Goochland.

Tri Club again adopted a family for the Henrico Christmas Mother Program, and made a donation to Virginia Breast Cancer Foundation in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month. We have a long-running association with Crestview and Ridge Elementary Schools.


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Executive Committee 2016-2017

    PRESIDENT:-                                                        JANET COCKE  

  FIRST VICE PRESIDENT, Leadership     
        ANNE HUNNICUT

  SECOND VICE PRESIDENT, Membership         MARGARET VACHET

   RECORDING SECRETARY
          HAPPY URICK

  CORRESPONDING SECRETARY 
         DOLLY LACY
 
  TREASURER:
         MARY KATHARINE EASTER          

  PARLIAMENTARIANS:

       SHERRY KERLEY

       JONNIE SMITH

Counter start date: July 29, 2009

 

 

REPORT TOTALS FOR 2015

Projects                         82

Volunteer Hours            2931

Donated                       $3749

In Kind Donations:       $6170

Great work, ladies.

 

  
WE REACH BEYOND RICHMOND


We donated funds in support of the purchase of a rescue vehicle for the Virginia Tech Rescue Squad. This project, entitled Virginia Tech Memorial Fund, was the GFWC Virginia's major project for the 2008-2010 term. The rescue vehicle was given to VA Tech Rescue Squad at the GFWC Virginia Convention in April 2010.
Even further away, we have an "adopted daughter," Belgais Basheer Elsidig, by means of Plan USA. She lives in Sudan.


THE HISTORY CORNER
Travel to Historic Sites in Virginia
"Off the Beaten Path" about Virginia historic sites was presented by Martha Steger, retired Virginia State Travel Executive, to Tri Club members. To read about 48 places to visit in Virginia, click  TRAVEL.  
 
CLICK HERE to read the History of Tri Club   pdf file                                 


The GENERAL FEDERATION OF WOMAN'S CLUBS (GFWC) is an international women's organization dedicated to community improvement by enhancing the lives of others through volunteer service.
    Notable GFWC club women include Eleanor Roosevelt, first lady of the United States of America, social reformer, columnist, teacher, and political activist; Jane Addams, founder of Hull House; Julia Ward Howe, author of  "The Battle Hymn of the Republic;" Margaret Chase Smith, the first woman to ever be elected to both Houses of Congress, and the first woman to campaign for the presidential nomination of a major political party; and Nellie Tayloe Ross, the first female governor and the first woman to be appointed Director of the United States Mint.

THE REGIONS OF THE GENERAL FEDERATION OF WOMAN'S CLUBS (GFWC)

Reported by Hope Royer

Hope Royer is a member of the GFWC Kanawha Woman's Club, Lee District, GFWC Virginia, Southeastern Region and the GFWC.

      GFWC is divided into eight geographic regions: Western States, Great Lakes, South Central, Mississippi Valley, Southern, Southeastern, Middle Atlantic and New England. GFWC Virginia belongs to the Southeastern Region along with the Federations of Kentucky, North Carolina, Maryland, Tennessee, West Virginia and the District of Columbia.

     Region Meetings are held twice a year, once in the Fall and, again during the GFWC International Convention. The Fall Region Meeting is hosted by member States through a scheduled rotation. The GFWC President and President-elect visit each of the Regions in the Fall. 

     In accordance with its Bylaws, each Region is governed by an elected Executive Committee, consisting of a President, Vice-President, Secretary and Treasurer, and a Board of Directors. The Region Board of Directors includes the Presidents and Directors of Junior Clubs of each member State Federation and additional members as appointed by the Region President. Board Meetings are held immediately prior to the Region Meetings in the Fall. The Region Presidents are members of the GFWC Board of Directors.  

Editorial Note: Lee District, GFWC Virginia and GFWC are separate legal entities recognized as charitable institutions by the IRS and federal, state, and local governments. The Southeastern Region is a territory within the GFWC legal entity and is not a separate legal entity by itself.

 

        Programs 2016-2017      

 Sept. 1, 2016  

 


 Oct. 6, 2016    

 


 Nov. 3, 2016    

 

 

 Dec. 1, 2016   

 


 Jan. 5, 2017              Coffee starts at 10:00 a.m.

 

 

 Feb. 5, 2017   

   

                       

 March 2, 2017      Business meeting no guests

 

 

 April 6, 2017

 

 May 4, 2016             Annual Meeting -  Installation of Officers