The 121st Annual GFWC IL Convention is Almost Here!

The 121st Annual GFWC IL Convention is Almost Here!

Hello, Juniors! We are just a few weeks away from the 121st Annual GFWC IL State Convention. Can you even believe it? Seems like just yesterday we were preparing to gather in Bloomington for the start of this administration. And POOF! Just like that – it is over!

Hope to see you all May 12th-14th in Springfield, where we will be taking over the President Abraham Lincoln Hotel, in celebration of another spectacular year of GFWC IL accomplishments.

In addition to tending to the business activities of our great organization, Convention is also a wonderful time to reunite with GFWC IL friends both near and far. And this is an ELECTION YEAR! Let your ONE VOICE be heard as you cast your vote in the 2016 election, selecting the officers of our next administration. How very exciting!

Junior Day is Friday, May 13th and we will once again be announcing our Junior Leadership Awards during the Unity Luncheon. Did your club have a Spark Plug, Junior of the Year or Outstanding Junior Service Award nominee this year? Please come out and support these fabulously talented Juniors! And we will also be announcing all Junior State awards at the Junior Business Session, taking place immediately following the Unity Luncheon. With all of this excitement and activity, you surely won’t want to miss out!

It has been an exceptional honor to serve with our incredibly gracious GFWC IL State President Diane Addante this administration. I hope you all will take the time to thank her personally during this Convention for a job well done these past two years.

In closing, I am sending my best wishes to an outstanding individual, Ms. Jeanette T. Wells, as she prepares to assume the role of GFWC IL Director of Junior Clubs. I could not be more proud of her and her accomplishments as she prepares to be installed on Saturday, May 14th, 2016. Congratulations, Jeanette! You are a fantastic leader in every way and I am truly blessed to call you “friend”.

See you all in Springfield!

Until then, I remain yours in Federation Friendship,

Karyn M. Charvat

GFWC IL Director of Junior Clubs 2014-2016



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