Welcome and thank you for visiting GFWC Calhoun Woman’s Club. We are a member driven non-profit volunteer service organization made up of women of all ages who share a very simple common goal to serve and volunteer within our community.
Calhoun, earlier called Oothcaloga Depot and Dawsonville, lies in the valley that was the heart of the Cherokee. Calhoun was incorporated in 1852, and today is the seat of Gordon County and the center of northwest Georgia’s textile industry. The Calhoun Woman’s Club was established in 1902.
OUR MISSION –Our overall mission of GFWC Georgia and our club are the same which is to enhance the lives of others in our local communities through volunteer service. GFWC Georgia and its local clubs and members create global change working on a local level by selecting projects and programs by determining the specific needs of the communities in which they live and work every day.
Our primary purpose is to organize and carry out charitable service programs, provide leadership opportunities, and enrich the lives of its members through personal growth.
Signature Events: In 2019 the Calhoun Woman’s Club announced the return of their Sequoyah Ball. After a five-year hiatus, the club recently decided to resurrect the old tradition which began in 1988. History shows that since 1902 The Calhoun Woman’s Club has been heavily involved in the community, working with organizations such as the Harris Arts Center, the Boys and Girls Club, the American Red Cross, the Voluntary Action Center, Habitat for Humanity and the Calhoun Library, which is only the beginning of the list. Today we also provide three scholarships to deserving local high school seniors each year upon their graduation.
Calhoun Woman’s Club partners with The Harris Arts Center to host Calhoun’s Quick Draw Art Auction. Guests enjoy hors d’oeuvres and wine as locals create unique pieces of art in 50 minutes. Some of our locals are talented, trained artists, while other well-known personalities will be working on their first “masterpiece”. No matter their level of talent, all participants are excited to support the arts! Completed artwork are auctioned off to benefit the Calhoun Woman’s Club Sequoyah Ball and the Harris Arts Center.
To learn more about our club please visit: https://calhounwomansclub.org/