THE WOMAN’S CLUB OF ST. MATTHEWS
A member of General Federation of Women’s Clubs (GFWC)
Woman’s Club of St. Matthews (WCSM) was organized on April 7, 1938 and became a GFWC federated club on May 16, 1938. The club was incorporated as a non-profit, 501(c) 4 organization on April 23, 1940. Documents are on file and available for review upon request.
The Woman’s Club of St. Matthews is a Federated Club, in other words, we are part of the GFWC (General Federation of Women’s Clubs). GFWC is one the world’s oldest and largest women’s organizations dedicated to community improvement through volunteer service.
As a member of GFWC KY, WCSM is one of six federated clubs who comprise the third/fourth district, which encompasses , Grayson, Hardin, Jefferson, and Oldham counties in Kentucky. The six third district clubs / presidents include:
Club President Contact
Beachmont: Louise DeSpain 502-361-4441
Fern Creek: Mary Baish 502-387-4961
Leitchfield: Joyce Bell 270-424-7642
Okolona: Linda McFarlane 502-968-4848
Radcliff: Julie Aldridge 270-319-2075
St. Matthews: Donna Burke 502-489-7116
A Collection for Clubwomen - Poem
Keep us, oh God from our pettiness;
Let us be large in thought , in work, in deed,
Let us be done with fault-finding
And leave off self-seeking
May we put away all pretense
And meet each other face to face,
Without self-pity and without prejudice.
May we never be hasty in judegment
And always generous.
Let us take time for all things;
Make us grow calm, serene, gentle.
Teach us to put into action our better impluses,
Straight forward and unafraid.
Grant that we may realize it is
The little things that create differences,
That in the big things of life we are at one.
And may we strive to touch and to know
The great, common human heart of us all
And, oh Lord God, let us forget not
To be kind!
Author, Mary Steward - 1904
Salute to the Flag
The American Creed.
I therefore, believe it is my duty to my country to love it; to support its Constitution; to obey its laws; to respect its Flag, and to defend it against all enemies.
William Tyler Page
I pledge allegiance to Kentucky
Her interests shall be my interests,
Her law my law,
Her motto shall be my creed.
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