Montgomery County District
Contact : UPWCLead@gmail.com
Or, mail inquiries to: PO Box 222, Riverdale, MD 20738-0222
* President: Jacquie Groppe
* Vice President: Pat Myers
* Treasurer: Leatha Thome
* Recording Secretary: MaryAnne Hakes
* Director: Anna-Mae Kobbe
Regular meetings are held on the first Monday of each month (October through June) at the University Christian Church at 6800 Adelphi Avenue, Hyattsville, Maryland. Registration begins at 11:30 a.m. Lunch begins at noon, followed by topical programs featuring guest speakers at 12:30 p.m. A brief business meeting follows the program. Guests are always welcome.
Prospective members please contact Club President Jana Over at 301-779-5120 or UPWCLead@gmail.com. Members may join at any time. Membership is open to all women in the communities surrounding the Town of University Park, MD.
December 5, 2016 - 11:30 – Member’s Home – Holiday Luncheon
January 9, 2017 – ST and SP – Historical Gardens
February 6, 2017 – ST and SP – Speaker from Whole Foods
March 6, 2017 – ST and SP – STEM Program in Middle School
April 3, 2017 – ST and SP – Immigration
May 1, 2017 – ST and SP – Orchestral Institute – University of Maryland
June – Awards Luncheon – Scholarships – Location TBD
December 9, 2016 – 7:00PM to 10:00PM - Holiday House Tour and Boutique – University Park homes decorated for the season
December 11, 2016 – 5:00PM to 8:00PM – Holiday House Decorating Contest
April 23, 2017 – Spring Plant Exchange – Town Center
The UPWC is a non-partisan, diverse social organization which follows GFWC guidelines and participates in State and National GFWC volunteer activities and meetings. The purpose of the UPWC is to bring into communication and to unite local women for the purpose of mutual benefit, and for the promotion of their common interest in volunteer service. The UPWC organizes several highly anticipated annual events, awards scholarships to area students, and undertakes various volunteer activities in support of the GFWC's work in six main community service program areas.
The UPWC meets monthly, except for July, August and September. Club meetings are free and open to the public.
The UPWC sponsors several annual fund raising events. Funds raised support two scholarships for local high school youth, one scholarship for a non-traditional female student seeking to re-enter the workforce, and donations to local women-in-crisis shelters and national charities partnered with the GFWC and the MFWC.
The UPWC focus is on helping woman and children, education, and protecting the environment. We sponsor on-going volunteer activities to provide clothing and items needed by local Crisis Shelters for women and children and the homeless. The Club arranges for monthly guest speakers at Club meetings on topics outlined in GFWC guidance with the goal of educating members and local neighbors on these topics (arts, education, conservation, international affairs, home life and public issues.)
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