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"Walk with Sally" received over $22,000 as this years recipient
Annually the Woman's Club of Hermosa Beach provides over $20,000 in support of worthy philanthropic, civic, and cultural organizations and events. Some representative recipients have included:
Scholarships for local graduating high school seniors
HB Valley & View schools
Hermosa Beach Police Department
Hermosa Beach Fire Department
HB Historical Society
HB Sister Cities
Hermosa Beach Art Walk
Shakespeare by the Sea
HB Veterans Memorial
Student Art & Photo, and Music Contest Winners
Club members give thousands of volunteer hours per year in a host of services to the community and to their Club. Volunteer opportunities are not "assigned;" mostly, members find their own niche where they can best serve, and then roll up their sleeves and pitch in. Members have served in a wide array of capacities, a few examples are:
Fiesta Hermosa celebration (Memorial Day and Labor Day weekends)
Holiday Tree Lighting Hot Cocoa Booth (Pier Avenue)
South Bay Literacy Council
Friends of the Hermosa Library
Fundraising to benefit cancer research and pediatric cancer patients
Central to Club Life is the monthly meeting at 11am on the second Wednesday of the month, during September through May. Meetings feature a luncheon with opportunities to socialize and network, an agenda of the Club's business, and frequent presentations that are informative and entertaining. While meetings are generally held at the Clark Building, the December meeting is a holiday luncheon held at a local restaurant, as is the May meeting at which the Board members for the coming year are installed.
One of the Club's chief fundraising events of the year is the annual Pancake Breakfast usually held on the third Sunday in October. This is always a happy community event with pumpkins for the children and a chance for neighbors to socialize.
Members of the Club hold a monthly Literary Salon--interested members get together on the first Wednesday of the month, usually at a member's home, to share literary interests and a light lunch, often with a guest speaker.
GFWC WRITING & PHOTOGRAPHY CONTESTS
Club Women who wish to participate in writing and photography contests, are encouraged to participate in the GFWC sponsored contests. For more information, including contact information, recommended contest ideas, rules, deadlines, and instructions on how to enter, read each Contest’s section in the GFWC Club Manual.
The GFWC Writing Contests seek to provide an avenue for GFWC members and community members of all ages to express themselves. There are four categories for entries:
The GFWC Photography Contests encourage members’ artistic expression, and recognize and support members’ achievements in photography. GFWC offers three opportunities to participate in the GFWC Photography Contests:
A. The World in Pictures Photograpgy Contest 2017.pdf
B. GFWC Volunteers in Action
C. A Year in Pictures (also known as the GFWC Calendar Contest)
ADRIENNE'S SEARCH FOR THE CURE
Since 2008 on the first Saturday in March the Club sponsors "Adrienne's Search for the Cure", a celebratory bash to raise funds for pediatric cancer organized by a member who is a pediatric cancer survivor.
If any of the above sounds like something you would like to be a part of, go to the Contact Us page, let us know you're coming, and we'll get the welcome mat ready!