Thank You GFWC

Thank you, GFWC clubs, for your support of INMED!

2012

GFWC Greeneville Woman’s Club
GFWC Sylvania Junior Woman’s Club
GFWC Lutz Land o’ Lakes Women’s Club
Mira Mesa Women’s Club
Junior Women’s Club of Bellerose
Dunwoody Woman’s Club
GFWC-Billings Junior Woman’s Club
Lisle Woman’s Club
San Diego Woman’s Club
Fuquay-Varina Woman’s Club
Coral Gables Woman’s Club
GFWC District of Columbia Woman’s Club
GFWC Woman’s Club of Panama City

2011

Alabama Federation of Women’s Clubs – District 3
Albany Woman’s Club
Coral Gables Woman’s Club
Cosmpolitan Club of Petal
Crystal River Woman’s Club
Dominion Woman’s Club
Dunwoody Woman’s Club
GFWC Woman’s Club of Panama City
GFWC Greater Ocala Woman’s Club
GFWC New Tampa Junior Woman’s Club
Holden Beach Woman’s Club
Lilburn Woman’s Club
Magnolia Civic Woman’s Club
North Pinellas Woman’s Club
San Gabriel Valley District
St. Andrew’s Woman’s Club
Sylvania Junior Woman’s Club

2010

Dominion Woman’s Club
Lavonia Woman’s Club
North Pinellas Woman’s Club
Service Guild of Covington

2009

Dominion Woman’s Club

2008

Dominion Woman’s Club

If your club has made a donation but your club name is missing from the above list, please rest assured that your donation did not go unnoticed. Contact Joey Shanahan at 310-764-0955 or jshanahan@inmed.org and we will update the list immediately.

GFWC Clubs Support INMED

HOLDEN BEACH SELECTS INMED FOR INTERNATIONAL CAUSE

GFWC-HB Club ladies enjoying good company and good food for a good cause.

GFWC-HB Club ladies enjoying good company and good food for a good cause.

The GFWC-Holden Beach International Outreach committee selected INMED as our focus in 2012. We had two goals to accomplish: 1) make the club members aware of the needs of the children in Brazil, and 2) determining what the club members can do to raise funds to help the children in Brazil get nutrition and education through growing and cooking their own home grown vegetables.

After the committee researched the project the decision was taken to host a Brazilian dinner and jewelry show, with profits from the sale to be donated to INMED. Brazilian cuisine was researched and a chef was selected with help from a club member’s talents. A table for SILPADA Jewelry was set up with 130 pieces for sale or to order from a catalog. All profit from the sale of the jewelry was donated to INMED from the representative, a GFWC club member.

The committee expected approximately $500 would go to INMED. Instead, we sold 62 tickets and made a contribution of $1260 to INMED through our dinner ticket sales and jewelry sale efforts.The international committee also did a skit that was educational about INMED, what the needs of the Brazilian children are and how the result of INMED’s help for the children growing their vegetables affected the children.

Another reason we chose INMED was the small administration fees that were used from donated funds. Meaning a vast majority went to the cause. Also the national GFWC is supporting this program and GFWC-HB wanted to be part of making club members aware of this international issue.

Gayle Todd
International Outreach Chair

AFWC HOLDS BUNCO LUNCH FOR INMED

(from left to right) Carolyn Waldrop, International Outreach Chair, Hueytown Study Club Polly Neill, AFWC International Outreach Chair, Judy Irvin, President Hueytown Study Club, Helen Syx, Third District AFWC International Outreach Chair.

(from left to right) Carolyn Waldrop, International Outreach Chair, Hueytown Study Club Polly Neill, AFWC International Outreach Chair, Judy Irvin, President Hueytown Study Club, Helen Syx, Third District AFWC International Outreach Chair.

The Third District Clubwomen of The Alabama Federation of Women’s Clubs joined together at State Headquarters in Birmingham, Alabama to enjoy a fundraiser for our GFWC International Outreach partner, INMED Partnerships for Children!

The Club Women and their guests enjoyed a morning of playing Bunco under the supervision of Former District Director, Shirley Misenheimer, followed by a delicious luncheon! Polly Neill, AFWC International Outreach Chair then used white elephant items contributed by the ladies present and conducted an auction for INMED, raising in a most delightful way, $340!

Polly Neill
International Outreach Chair

DOMINION WOMAN’S CLUB FUNDS FIRST MATERNITY WAITING HOMES IN AMAZON JUNGLE REGION

Read what Nanette McKeel Petrella, the founder of the Dominion Woman’s Club, has to say about selecting INMED as an international outreach partner.

Translation: "The Province of Atalaya thanks the GFWC Dominion Woman's Club and INMED Andes for their support and technical assistance in establishing our casa de espera"

Translation: “The Province of Atalaya thanks the GFWC Dominion Woman’s Club and INMED Andes for their support and technical assistance in establishing our casa de espera”.

In 2009, the Dominion Woman’s Club (DWC) in Virginia generously donated the funding to establish the first maternity waiting home (casa de espera) near the health post in the Amazon jungle village of Monte de los Olivos, in the Ucayali region of Peru. In 2011, the DWC provided additional funding to open another casa in the Ucayali community of Atalaya.

These casas have since hosted dozens of indigenous pregnant women and their families, and their staff and volunteers have successfully handled a number of high-risk deliveries—even saving lives. For example, Mariluz, who lives deep in the jungle, had a history of miscarriages, but thanks to education provided through INMED, she had an uncomplicated birth at the health post, utilizing practices that respected her tradition and culture, and spent two days recovering with her family at the casa.
Plaques acknowledging the DWC’s funding and support are prominently placed at the entrances to both casas.