Oregon City Womans Club
January 2018 Awards Presentation
Tumwater Room, Museum of the Oregon Territory
The Oregon City Woman's Club has a long history of giving back to the community. In the more than 100 years the club has been active the members have supported such programs as Doernbecher Children's Hospital; the Oregon City School District; medical research in areas such as Scleraderma, cancer and tuberculosis; eye exams and glasses for school children; Ronald McDonald House and many, many more.
Club members donate their time once a month filling bags for Backpack Buddies, providing food for elementary school children to take home for the weekend.
Each month a different local non-profit is the recipient of donations from members, including food, personal items, toys or pet food.
The club also supports the Fine Arts Scholarship program of the General Federation of Woman's Clubs, Oregon. Donations to this fund provide scholarships to graduating seniors who plan to attend college in the fall.
The General Federation of Woman's Clubs has established a set of service programs to guide local clubs in their focus on major issues that affect their communities. Participation in these programs may include speakers at meetings, volunteer hours or collections of items or money to address needs in the community. For more information visit the GFWC programs page.
Signature Project: Domestic Violence Awareness and Prevention
In 2018 the following programs received nearly $7,000 in donations from the Oregon City Woman's Club:
> Friends Involved in Dog Outreach (F. I. D. O.)
> Oregon City Police Department - Summer Camp
> Pioneer Community Center - Meals on Wheels
> Love INC
> Clackamas County Behavioral Health
> Department of Human Services - Shoes for Foster Kids
> Oregon City Womans Club Scholarship Fund