Dear GFWC Florida Juniorettes,Hi everybody, I am so excited to be your 2016-2017 Director. I can already tell that this is going to be a great year for GFWC! I have chosen to focus on animal endangerment awareness and prevention for our statewide project. Many people do not realize how big of an issue animal endangerment is.
Juniorettes, age 12 – 18, are the youngest members of GFWC Florida Federation of Women’s Clubs. The program for middle and high school girls offers fun, friendship and community service. The girls learn how to organize and operate their non-profit clubs with rewarding results. Many use their Juniorette service hours for scholarships and National Honor Society credits.
Juniorettes continue to grow throughout Florida. Each club must be sponsored by a general or junior club that provides an advisor/liaison and guidance. Each club has its own personality and determines what is most needed in its home community. All share the General Federation of Women’s Club’s (GFWC) Community Service Program guidelines offering activities in Arts, Conservation, Education, Home Life, International Outreach and Public Issues.
The girls have an annual convention called JASM (Juniorette Annual State Meeting) where they can build friendships and exchange ideas with Juniorettes across the state. Some clubs are still called Little Women, a term that preceded the state name Juniorettes.
Juniorettes also elect their own State Director and Officers who serve annual terms. Our 2016-2017 State Juniorette Director is Caroline Sharpless.
Juniorettes are our future & besides that…they are just plain fun!
Juniorette Planning Committee and Officers 2016-2017
Director - Caroline Sharpless
Vice Director - Yajamj Raines
Secretary/Treasurer - Brianna Shroeder
Arts Chairman - Melissa Labno
Chaplin- Rebecca Gaschler
Conservation - Juliana Giraldo
Education - Rachel Kutcher
Fund Raising - Ashley Birdsong
Historian - Emily Colson
Home Life - Jacyln Rogers
International Outreach - Masha Yarbough
Leadership - Hannah Bunyard
Membership - Gracie Strickland
Public Issues - Sharon Rivas
Junior Special Project - Adrianna Harding
Juniorette Special Project - Sydney Rhodes
GFWC Signature Project - Kyra Bock