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Mission Statement

Our mission is to better our community and the world through charitable and educational activities. We strive to enrich our members' lives through personal growth and development as well as volunteerism and fellowship.


About the Club

The Moorpark Women's Fortnightly Club (MWFC) was established in 1905, one year after the railroad came to town. The group formed as a way to provide local women with the opportunity to visit and share with each other, an important task in a tiny town where news arrived by foot, horseback or the morning train.

The Club was federated with the General Federation of Women's Clubs and the California Federation of Women's Clubs in 1915, becoming the sixth club to do so in Ventura County.

Over the years, Moorpark Women's Fortnightly Club has concentrated on providing library services and scholarships for the students of Moorpark. The original clubhouse, built in 1912, also served as the first library and the first high school in town. This set the pattern of ongoing support for the town of Moorpark and for the school libraries in the ensuing years.

Members of MWFC have always been generous with their talents and efforts in fundraising projects. The Club raises thousands of dollars each year, with the main focus on scholarships, schools, libraries, and charities benefiting the immediate community.


Moorpark Women's Fortnightly Club - Members Picture - June 2016


California Federation of Women's Club History
website www.cfwc.org

The California Federation of Women's Clubs (CFWC) has numerous accomplishments including:

  • - Organizing efforts behind the California Youth Authority and Juvenile Justice System
  • - Restoration of the historic bells of the El Camino Real throughout California
  • - Establishing the CFWC Women's History Library at University of California, Santa Cruz
  • - Designing/creating window decals for use by fire departments to help identify disabled individuals in homes and other buildings

General Federation of Women's Club History
website www.gfwc.org

For one hundred years, the General Federation of Women's Clubs (GFWC) has worked to address the most pressing needs of the local communities and of the nation. Over the years, GFWC has:

  • - For safety purposes, initiated the white center lines on highways
  • - Established 75% of America's public libraries (MP library was established in 1913)
  • - Supported equal pay for equal work
  • - Lobbied on behalf of the passage of the Pure Food and Drug Acts
  • - Established the GFWC Women's History and Resource Center in Washington, D.C.

Officers

Executive Committee

President

Diana Fowler

1st Vice President,
Dean of Chairmen

Lou Langkusch

2nd Vice President,
Membership

Robin Hagey

3rd Co-Vice Presidents,
Fundraising  

Shari Burns

4th Vice President,
Programs

Carrie Stone

Recording Secretary

Beth Thomas

Corresponding
Secretary

JoEllen Hilliard

Treasurer

Amber Bendrihem

Financial Secretary

Suzy Lesiak

Parliamentarian

Diane Grossman and Dona Pugh

MWFC Executive Committee 2016-2018 at the Installation Luncheon, June 2016

From left to right: Carrie Stone, Suzy Lesiak, Robin Hagey, Lou Langkusch, Jo Ellen Hilliard, Diana Fowler, Amber Bendrihem, Lorraine Radabaugh standing in for Shari Burns, Beth Thomas, Dona Pugh and Diane Grossman


Club Members Serving Tierra Adorada District #14

Art Fair Chairman

Carmen Jerome

Conservation Chairman  

Diane Grossman


Contact

MWFC
P.O. Box 432
Moorpark, CA 93020

Membership Chair: Robin Hagey, robin@robinhagey.com




Country Days
October 7

General Meeting
October 13
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Theater Outing
My Fair Lady
October 17

For The Troops
October 17

Book Club
October 18

Tuesday Morning Girls
October 24

Melba's Blankets Keep America Warm
October 27

Harvest Dinner & Casino Night
October 27

Gal's Night Out
October 30

Theater Outing
Grease
November 12

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