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Community Service Program Chairs

Meet the chairs of our Service Program Committees.  If you are interested in volunteering on a committee, please contact the De Anza District President.  To contact a Service Program Chair directly, please click on the chair's name below to send an email.

Advocates for Children

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Chair:  Claudia Thunnell.  This committee is designed to encourage all Woman’s, Junior Woman’s, Juniorette, and International Affiliate Clubs to make a difference in the life of a child by being an advocate.

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Civic Engagement Projects

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Chair: TBA. The four objectives of this effort are:  citizenship; crime prevention, safety, and disaster preparedness; the needy, hungry, and homeless; and our military personnel and veterans.

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Community Impact Program

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Chair: TBA. This is a GFWC award offering clubs a financial incentive to impact a specific goal or concern in their community.  The award offers clubs flexibility in deciding how to approach and implement the goal.

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Education & Libraries

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Chair: Teri Lippert. We promote education to help others while we also continue to learn. Projects are designed to foster schools, promote literacy, libraries, and the love of a good book.

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Epsilon Sigma Omicron (ESO)

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Chair: Marlon Carrier.  ESO is an honorary educational society open to GFWC club members.  It began as an education program in 1928 to assist clubwomen to read and study systematically.

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Health and Wellness

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Chair: TBA. This Commmittee explores the various opportunities for awareness and advancement of each of these vital areas: nutrition, disease prevention, and physical and emotional care.

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Legislation and Public Policy

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Chair: TBA. This committee's goal is to increase awareness of new and pending legislation and public policy and to promote those policies that improve our communities.

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Get Involved Today!

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If you are interested in becoming involved and volunteering for any committee, please contact our president.  We welcome and encourage your participation!

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Arts and Culture

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Chair: TBA. The study of art and culture enriches us.  Art education improves problem-solving and critical thinking skills, builds focus and perseverance, and nurtures creativity, confidence, and collaboration.

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Communications & Public Relations

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Chair: TBA. Using all platforms, this chair communicates activities, accomplishments, projects, public policy initiatives, and community improvement endeavors.

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Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Prevention Programs

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Chair: TBA. The goal of this signature GFWC committee is to increase awareness of and help prevent the widespread occurrence of domestic abuse and violence against women.

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Environment Projects

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Chair: TBA.  We are encouraged to become stewards of the earth by working to preserve the world’s resources, protect wildlife and domesticated animals, live sustainably, and beautify our communities and enjoy nature.

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Fundraising and Development

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Chair: Jan Kriz.  How much money did your club raise to fund your projects? What are some good ideas about how to raise funds? That's what this committee is all about.

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Leadership Projects

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Chair: Jan Emde. This program is intended to identify GFWC members at the grassroots level who have the potential and the desire to assume leadership positions in GFWC beyond their club.

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Membership

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Chair: Amelia Nieves. The goal of this committee is to increase interest and awareness of local women's clubs and to expand membership.

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Woman's History

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Chair: Robbie Kennedy. This committee seeks to highlight notable women in California, CFWC history and De Anza District history.

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What We Believe

The De Anza District is dedicated to community improvement by enhancing the lives of others through volunteer service.

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