General Information


 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:                Kim Thull                       860-336-7186

Radcliff:                 Julie Aldridge                 270-319-2075

St. Matthews:        Teresa Schmidt             502-558-1623

[efaccordion id=”01″] [efitems title=”Club Colors” text=”The colors for the Woman’s Club of St. Matthews are Green and White”]

[efitems title=”Club Flower” text=”The club flower for the Woman’s Club of St. Matthews is the Iris”]

[efitems title=”A Collection for Clubwomen – Poem” text=”A Collection For Clubwomen

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“]

[efitems title=”Salute to the Flag” text=”I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, and to the republic for which it stands, one Nation, under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.”]

[efitems title=”The American Creed.” text=”I believe in the United States of America as a government of the people, by the people, for the people whose just powers are derived from the consent of the governed; a democracy, in a republic; a sovereign Nation of many sovereign states; a perfect Union, one and inseparable, established upon those principles of freedom, equality, justice and humanity for which American patriots sacrificed their lives and fortunes. 

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“]

[efitems title=” Kentucky Creed.” text=”

Kentucky Creed

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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