Welcome to the Dahlonega Woman’s Club. We are volunteers in a non-profit organization striving to help others in need. Our purpose is to provide diverse, educational, as well as entertaining programs and activities for our membership, along with raising money or providing assistance for local, national and international needs. The club encourages its members to improve their skills, expand their rights and apply their abilities to the problems of their community and nation by becoming concerned and involved citizens of this unique community. In so doing, members will meet and make new friends, gain in knowledge, and become better informed citizens. By enhancing the lives of others, we too are enriched. Much more can be accomplished when there are many working together improving the lives of others through a range of volunteer opportunities in six general areas: Arts, Education, Public Issues, Conservation, Home Life and International Outreach.
ARTS - Projects encourage artistic expression, fostering arts in the community and member craft competition. Local Organizations: Holly Theater, School Arts Programs, Dahlonega Arts Council, and the Literary Festival.
CONSERVATION - Projects promoting community beautification, wildlife Federations, conservation resources, Arbor Day, Earth Day and the Humane Society. Local Organizations: County parks, Lake Zwerner, Yahoola Creek Park, PAWS, and TLC.
EDUCATION - Our Education Committee focuses on projects raising awareness of adult and youth literacy and continuing education programs. Local Organizations: Literacy Coalition, Lumpkin County Library, Nellie Young Award, and the Tallulah Falls School.
HOME LIFE - Projects providing Women’s health issues, March of Dimes, Make a Wish Foundation, American Cancer Society. Local Organizations: Habitat for Humanity, Community Helping Place, Meals on Wheels, Gold City Assisted Living, Family Connections.
INTERNATIONAL OUTREACH - Projects promoting understanding and acceptance of all peoples and providing international aid. Organizations aided: CARE, Operation Smile, Save the Children, INICEF, and phone cards for soldiers.
PUBLIC ISSUES - Projects reducing domestic violence, fostering civic involvement, and increasing safety for children and adults, and citizenship. Local Organizations: NOA, Rainbow Children’s Home, Veterans Affairs, and Flags and Markers.
We have passed our centennial year as a member of the General Federation of Women’s Clubs (GFWC), one of the world's largest and oldest international charitable organizations, instrumental in establishing 75 percent of the country's public libraries, developing kindergartens in the public schools, the establishment of the National Park Service, and working for food and drug regulations among many other achievements. We are also members of the Georgia Federation of Women’s Clubs. The organization responsible for the establishment of the Tallulah Falls School in 1909 and which is still owned and operated by the Georgia Federation.
Please join us the first Thursday of every month (except for July) starting at 6:00 pm at the historic Community House at the corner on North Park and Hawkins Streets in beautiful Dahlonega, Georgia. We are a diverse group in ages, interests, and experiences, but united by a dedication to community improvement through volunteer service and our commitment to “Unity in Diversity.”
The Dahlonega Club members are encouraged to select a "department of work" wherein their personal interests. There is something for everyone who becomes a member of this active organization.