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Benefits of Membership

As a member of the Bonita-Estero Woman’s Club, you are automatically a member of the General Federation of Women’s Clubs (GFWC). The GFWC unites the best and brightest of today’s women into a strong coalition, nearly 100,000 strong, that promotes community improvement through volunteer service.  The many benefits of belonging to a GFWC woman’s club include:


  • Strength in unity – GFWC members gain a stronger voice in shaping public issues through the combined efforts of women serving at the club, district, state, region and national levels.

  • Support and encouragement – GFWC offer members a network of women with similar interests and concerns.  Fun, fellowship, and lasting friendships are a big part of the GFWC experience.

  • Leadership training and professional development – Knowledge and experience gained through GFWC volunteer training and community service can help open career doors, enhance a resume, obtain academic credit, or build a new business.

  • A varied volunteer menu – GFWC offers many national resources to help clubs plan and create community service projects in the diverse area of Arts & Culture, Civic Engagement & Outreach, Education & Libraries, Environment, and Health & Wellness. GFWC also supports special programs that raise consciousness about domestic violence awareness and prevention and advocates for children.

  • Health and happiness – Studies show the personal satisfaction that comes from making a positive difference in their communities helps volunteers to live longer, function better, and have lower rates of depression.


Interested in Becoming a Member

Whether you are a long-time resident or new to our community, the Bonita-Estero Woman’s Club (BEWC) would like to welcome you as a potential new member. There is something for every woman, talent and skill and have unlimited opportunities to apply those talents and skills, develop new ones and expand your leadership horizons. Club members come together as a Sisterhood to support the community, to grow personally, and to share in the Volunteer Spirit.


As a member of the General Federation of Women’s Clubs, you’ll have an opportunity to be involved with clubs in Florida’s District 12 and the GFWC Florida state organization, where all members Unite through Diversity.


If you are interested in the exclusive opportunities available to GFWC members, who are diverse in interests and experiences, then please apply for membership and join the nearly 80,000 clubwomen who are united by a desire to create positive change in their communities.


Steps for Membership:

  1. Complete the membership application. (below) This membership includes GFWC dues.

  2. Choose your membership level. Member, Contributing Member, or Supporting Member.  There is no obligation to ay above the basic membership level. Operating costs exceed what the Club will bring in from the basic dues ($75), so the Executive Committee is offering two additional support levels. 

  3. Mail the completed application with your payment to PO Box 912, Bonita Springs FL 34133

  4. Have a brief interview with the Membership Chair who will then present your application to the Board of Directors for approval.

  5. Participate on one Committee (see this website "Committee" Page for a full offering)

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