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: 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=”
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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