CFWC Southern District, 17 Woman's Clubs


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

Southern District Women's Club First Annual ONLINE Festival of the Arts

We are not letting Covid slow us down! Our art show will be online, here on our website this year! Members please send us photos of your arts and crafts and we will be showing them  right here in our gallery! You may email your submissions to Please have submissions in by March 15. After all the artwork is online members can let us know by email what artwork or craft is their favorite!

 District President, Martha Pritchard!
Martha's Theme for her term of office is:
"Roses are the Friends in the Garden of Life"

      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 Golden 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,        

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  The General Federation of Woman's Clubs Website




Southern District's First Virtual Convention!
Meeting on Zoom
April 17, 2021
" Everything is Coming Up Roses"


Most of our Southern District Clubs and our Wonderful Southern District are now using Zoom to safely have our  meetings! We are all striving to find projects that we can continue to do to support our communities!

Mira Mesa Woman's Club is collecting money for Wreaths to place of Veteran's Graves. The Bostonia Woman's Club is having a socially distant, safe Brunch in December.  The Sweetwater Woman's Club just had a very successful Yard Sale! Imperial Beach Woman's Club is having safe Social Distancing Bunko Parties in one of the member's back yard! Friday Club is working with the Salvation Army to distribute food to those who need it.The Woman's Club of  Lakeside is planning for their Annual Quilt show next May in 2021. The La Mesa Woman's Club just had a Car Caravan Parade celebrating the 100th Birthday of one of their members and they donated money to Meals on Wheels! East County Juniors  deliver food to a local Safe House. All of our clubs are connecting with members and people within our communities and also reaching out to older club members  to make sure all of us have what we need during this difficult time! The Southern District Woman's Club just voted to purchase four Bee Hives for Project Heifer!


Contact us at


P.O. BOX 5243
CHULA VISTA, CA. 91912-5243

  CFWC Southern District Woman'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