Last year our members volunteered
over 6,869 hours 

in support of local community organizations.

Festive cookies were baked for the children in the What is Your Voice program and were distributed with gifts provided by club members.

Now more than ever we must be strong in our commitment to serve our community.  

                                                                                                                                                     Vickie Burrier, Z Club President

In addition to providing meals, Z Club also contributes funds to Lighthouse for Broken Wings to assist in housing the homeless over the winter.

(l-r) Toni Short, founder and Manager of Lighthouse for Broken Wings, and Lynn Barberi, Z Club Vice-President

(l-r) Jacqueline Sterbach, What is Your Voice Founder and President; and Kathy Cochran, Z Club Member.

2020 - The Year That Taught us Resilience...and Zoom.
Z Club ladies have always stepped up when they were needed and this year was no different.  Early in the year, before we had even heard of the coronavirus, we formed a choir with three other GFWC clubs and performed concerts at four local assisted living facilities. And then in March everything changed. In spite of the extraordinary circumstances surrounding the covid-19 pandemic which led to cancelling our major fundraisers as well as the Budding Artists art show, our ladies came up with new, creative, and safe ways to assist our community members.  We Zoom tutored with the young ladies at the Group Home for Girls; made masks to donate and to raise funds; baked lots and lots of cookies;, donated toys for 85 children who are survivors of domestic abuse; and collected items for USO Delaware, Stockings for Soldiers, Toys for Tots, and the young mothers in the DAPI program.
This summer we celebrated the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th amendment with a flag raising at Lewes City Hall and participation in the Zwaanendael Museum's 22nd annual Chautauqua tent show where our ladies, in costume, presented profiles of prominent suffragettes.  Another Zoom learning experience.
We are now embarking on our winter commitment to prepare lunches for the homeless who are being housed in local hotel rooms. (See story at top of page.) We invite everyone to join us in our service to those in need.

Your gifts enable us to continue our good work in the community.

The Celebration 
Continues
Although we are reaching the end of this 100th anniversary year celebration of the 19th amendment, we will celebrate every time a women casts her vote in a local, state or federal election.
The passage of the 19th Amendment “engineered the greatest expansion of democracy on a single day the world
has ever seen...” This allowed 25 million women to secure their right to vote
with the stroke of a single pen.

Check Presentation: (l-r) Vickie Burrier, Z Club President and Jackie Sullivan, Village Volunteers President.

Check Presentation: (l-r) Lewes Fire Department President Craig Stephens; Vickie Burrier, Z club President; Career EMT Ben Eskridge; EMS Chief Pam McClanahan.

Check Presentation: (l-r) Lynn Barberi  Z Club Vice President, and Chad Robinson, Community Relations Director, Food Bank of Delaware.

Check Presentation: (l-r) Vickie Burrier, Z Club President; What is Your Voice Vice President Walter Sterbach and Founder and President Jacqueline Sterbach.

Delivery of over 70 lbs. of donated items:(l-r) Kathy Ruth, Z Club, and Judy Travis, Stockings for Soldiers Delaware Founder.  Club members donated additional items that were shipped direct from Amazon.

 Delivery of collected items: $500 in gift cards, 85 toys for children, and 54 gifts for children to "shop" for their moms. (l-r) Lisa Swartdzentruber, What is Your Voice staff, and Gary Maratta, Z Club volunteer. 

Check Presentation: (l-r) Lynn Barberi  Z Club Vice President; Friends of Lewes Library President Candace Vessella and Treasurer William Oliva.

Just a few

of the

Community

Organizations

Z Club

Supports

Check Presentation: (l-r) Lynn Barberi  Z Club Vice President; Michelle Clouser, Administrator, Home of the Brave 2, Women's Facility.

Photo by Kathy Cochran

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Check Presentation: (l-r) James Abbott , Executive Director Lewes Historical Society and Vickie Burrier, Z Club President.

Donations collected for USO Dover canteen.  All canteen items provided to service members at no charge.

Delivery of Items collected from Z Club members and Nassau Grove and Reddenwood neighborhood partners for Delaware Adolescent Program, Inc (DAPI .)  (l-r) Cindy Winkler, Z Club, and Kim Wright Director, DAPI Sussex CountyFacility.

Founded in 1905, the GFWC Zwaanendael Women's
Club was organized by public-spirited women 
for the purpose of promoting community
improvements through volunteer service.

Click here for complete club history.

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GFWC Zwaanendael Women's Club
PO Box 100, Lewes, DE 19958
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The GFWC Zwaanendael Women's Club is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization and is a member of the General Federation of Women's Clubs.