CFWC Southern District, 13 Woman's Clubs


    Welcome to California's Southern District,
                   part of San Diego  County

The GFWC,CFWC Southern District  Woman's Club is a member of the California Federation of Women's Clubs.





Saturday, November 11, 2017

Shopping, Door Prizes, Attendance Gift

Silent Auction and a Delicious Box Lunch

Location: Friend's Church of Spring Valley

8955 Kenwood Drive, Spring Valley

Time: 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

All this fun for only $15.00 per person!

For tickets contact a Spring Valley Woman's Club Member  OR email the webmaster at [email protected] and we will forward your information to Spring Valley Woman's Club so they can contact you about purchasing tickets!

Be sure to bring your Holiday Shopping List!

We will be featuring:

Rhonda Weekley- Country Boutique and Garden Items


Brenda Landini- Flora Design Demonstration

                                               CFWC Mission Statement

The California Federation of Women's Clubs is part of an international community service organization which provides education, training and interaction opportunities for volunteers who are committed to individual growth and community improvement to enrich the quality of life throughout California and the world.

                  General Federation of Women’s Clubs 

   (GFWC), the world’s largest and oldest non- partisan, non-denominational woman’s volunteer service organization, was founded in 1890.

   GFWC traces its roots back to Jane Cunningham Croly an accomplished New York newspaperwoman, who wrote under the pen name of Jennie June.

    Indignant that she and other women were denied admittance to a banquet honoring Charles Dickens in 1868 at the all-male New York Press Club, simply because they were women. She was determined to organize a club for women only.

   The name chosen for this club was Sorosis, a Greek word meaning ‘an aggregation; a sweet flavor of many fruits.’

   Although the founders originally supposed they were starting a new movement, they became aware over the years, of the existence of other women’s clubs that had formed independently to meet the needs of women in the expanding country.

   As Sorosis approached its 21st year, Mrs. Croly proposed a conference in New York that brought together delegates from 61 women’s international clubs among its members.

   Although women’s clubs were founded primarily as a means of self-education and development for women, gradually the emphasis of most local clubs changed to one of community service and improvement and later adopted the motto ‘Unity in Diversity’. The ladies chose      the ‘Gold Rose’ as their club flower.

   The small banding together of existing clubs that began in 1890 has grown into the largest organization for women volunteers in the world.

                                        Click here to visit The General Federation of Woman's Clubs Website



              CFWC Southern District Woman's Club President
                                   Barbara Nelson
 Theme: "A Bridge to the Future"

Contact us at [email protected]

  CFWC Southern DistrictWoman's Club

Member: General Federation of Women’s Clubs, Int’l.

Originally a part of San Diego County Federation of Women’s Clubs

Admitted to CFWC – 1900   Admitted to GFWC – 1950

CFWC Reorganization Adopted – May 1955

Reorganized into Southern District 26 CFWC – 1958

Incorporated – May 11, 1966 

GFWC Motto: Unity in Diversity

GFWC Official Flower: Red Rose

CFWC Motto: Strength United is Stronger

CFWC Official Flower: Golden Rose

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