LEE DISTRICT was formed in 1925. Lee District is the second largest of the eight districts in GFWC Virginia. Stretching from Fluvanna County to the Chesapeake Bay, it is comprised of more than 900 members in 22 General clubs and 12 Junior clubs for a total of 34 clubs in the district.
Easter Seals video from 2016 convention
March of Dimesvideo from 2016 convention
A non-profit volunteer organization that brings together local women's clubs in a collective effort to strengthen communities. Our individual club volunteers are willing to help meet the needs of today and their purpose is to work cooperatively giving service to not only their local communities but also the state and the world.
Members are at least 18 years of age and participate through both General and Junior Clubs. Juniorette Clubs are comprised of high school students and sponsored by a federated club who attends their meetings as an advisor.
The General Federation of Women’s Clubs is an international women’s organization dedicated to community improvement by enhancing the lives of others through volunteer service. Collectively, we are Living the Volunteer Spirit.
Lee District Project—Executive Mansion Docents
Where can you go to spend a morning, or an afternoon, with a Queen, eight Virginia-born Presidents, and British royalty?? The Executive Mansion, of course!
Providing Docents for the Mansion has been a District Project since the 1970's. Not only does the project provide a needed service to the Commonwealth, but it's just plain fun to be a Docent!
Visit the Mansion and ask one of the Docents about the project. Ask your Club President to give you the name and phone number of the Lee District Project Chair.
Lee District Special Project—Domestic Abuse
The Lee District Special Project is Domestic Violence Awareness, with a specific focus on fundraising for the GFWC Success for Survivors Scholarship. In addition, we will collect items for local shelters throughout Lee District. Domestic Violence affects one in four women at some point in her lifetime.
Lee District Special Project 2014-2016—Richmond Airport USO
The Lee District Special Project was furnishing financial and in-kind support to the Richmond Airport USO that serves over 3000 military men and women each month. District clubs donated gift cards for food and supplies as well as in-kind items such as toiletries, snacks and bottled water totaling over $8,000 during the two years.
Federation—A Chapter in Our Story, Special Project 2012-2014
Over 700 paperbacks were donated to the USO, new books were collected by clubs and donated to the Children’s Museum Of Richmond. The District Project was the library at Thomas Jefferson Elementary School in Louisa. A check for $6,000 was donated at the end of the administration to help refurbish the library after the earthquake of 2011.
Lee District Unity Project 2010-2012
Autism Society of Central Virginia. Clubs made contributions of over $3000.00 to provide a Holiday Party, two picnics, and “camperships” to benefit children and families affected by autism. Members also supported a Walk for Autism Awareness at Innsbrook in 2011.