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Volunteer work making a difference in community

Six dedicated members of the GFWC Wewahitchka Woman’s Club are gearing up for an exciting journey to the GFWC Florida Annual Convention in Orlando this month. This convention serves as a gathering point for clubs from all corners of Florida, where they engage in business meetings, listen to inspiring speakers, and celebrate achievements through awards.

The Wewahitchka Woman’s Club has a proud history of excellence, having been honored with the title of GFWC Florida Outstanding Club of the year for category 2 twice in recent years. As they head to this year’s convention, their sights are set on bringing home more accolades. However, they emphasize that true victory lies in the impact they make on their community.

Reflecting on their achievements in 2023, the club proudly shares statistics that speak volumes about their dedication and commitment. With 36 members, they worked on an impressive 230 projects, dedicating a staggering 11,051 hours to volunteer work. Their financial contributions were equally commendable, with donations totaling $9,731 and in-kind donations amounting to $12,711. Additionally, the club spent $9,795 on various initiatives and raised $7,524 to support their causes.

Their projects span across a wide range of community service programs, including Arts and Culture, Civic Engagement and Outreach, Education and Libraries, Environment, and Health and Wellness. Furthermore, they actively participate in GFWC and GFWC Florida Special Programs such as Domestic Violence Awareness and prevention, GFWC JUNIORS – Breath- Cystic Fibrosis Awareness, and the State President’s Project, Camp Boggy Creek.

However, the club is quick to acknowledge its success is shared with the numerous partners and sponsors who share their vision and enable them to continue the impactful work they’ve been doing since 1932. 

The GFWC Wewahitchka Woman’s Club meetings are the second Tuesday of the month at 5:30 p.m. CT at the Wewahitchka Senior Citizens Building. Join us to learn more about the 87-year-old club and how you can be a part of it and make a positive difference in your community and more. Contact us at gfwcwewawomansclub@gmail.com.

The GFWC Wewahitchka Woman’s Club is a non-profit, 501c (3) volunteer charity organization whose purpose is to promote and provide civic, educational, and charitable activities that enrich the lives, and the environment in the service area of Wewahitchka.

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Prior to then, David Adlerstein began as a newspaperman with a small Boston weekly, after graduating magna cum laude from Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts. He later edited the weekly Bellville Times, and as business reporter for the daily Marion Star, both not far from his hometown of Columbus, Ohio.

In 1995, he moved to South Florida, and worked as a business reporter and editor of Medical Business newspaper. In Jan. 2002, he began with the Apalachicola Times, first as reporter and later as editor, and in Oct. 2020, also began editing the Port St. Joe Star.

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