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About Us

De Anza District


The De Anza District is one of six districts in Area D, Southern California.  We are currently comprised of 13 dynamic women's clubs and look forward to expanding to include more clubs.  The club's objective, as a part of GFWC California Federation of Women’s Clubs, shall be to unite and influence the members of the various clubs to promote education, moral values, public affairs, and civic measures.  


California Federation of Women’s Clubs

GFWC California Federation of Women’s Clubs is divided into 4 Areas to better serve and communicate with the membership.  A vice president at-large coordinates each Area.


Area A (Northern) – 6 Districts, 66 Clubs and 2,434 Members            

Area B (Central) – 5 Districts, 46 Clubs and 2,427 Members            

Area C (Los Angeles/Eastern) – 4 Districts, 57 Clubs and 2,992 Members

Area D (Southern) – 6 Districts, 56 Clubs and 3,941 Members

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Since I became President, I’ve learned that one of the biggest misconceptions about GFWC is that we are nonpolitical. But the truth is that since 1890, the Federation has brought together women with diverse beliefs to work collectively on issues that primarily (but not exclusively) relate to women, children, and families. Some of that work includes advocating for legal protections and advancements, such as the recent Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2022.

Marian St.Clair,
2020-2022 GFWC International President

We are Nonpartisan


The California Federation of Women’s Clubs (CFWC) was organized in January 1900 and in May became the 37th state to join the General Federation of Women's Clubs (GFWC).  We are currently the largest State Federation in GFWC with almost 13,000 members.  The Riverside Woman's Club is the oldest club still in existence in De Anza District.  It was organized in 1896 and federated with the state in 1900. 


The De Anza District clubs have supported many causes including, but not limited to, local libraries, high school and college scholarships, women’s rights and children’s issues, conservation and support to military families as our members contribute volunteer service to our local communities.  We invite you to join one of our clubs near you and become a part of Living the Volunteer Spirit that is so integral to GFWC and CFWC.  You will discover a diverse group of women of all ages, active in their community while enjoying a tradition of service and lifelong friendships.

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