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
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.
Civic Engagement Projects
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.
Community Impact Program
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.
Education & Libraries
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.
Epsilon Sigma Omicron (ESO)
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.
Health and Wellness
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.
Legislation and Public Policy
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.
Get Involved Today!
If you are interested in becoming involved and volunteering for any committee, please contact our president. We welcome and encourage your participation!
Arts and Culture
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.
Communications & Public Relations
Chair: TBA. Using all platforms, this chair communicates activities, accomplishments, projects, public policy initiatives, and community improvement endeavors.
Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Prevention Programs
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.
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.
Fundraising and Development
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.
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.
Chair: Amelia Nieves. The goal of this committee is to increase interest and awareness of local women's clubs and to expand membership.
Chair: Robbie Kennedy. This committee seeks to highlight notable women in California, CFWC history and De Anza District history.
What We Believe
The De Anza District is dedicated to community improvement by enhancing the lives of others through volunteer service.