GFWC Women's Club of South County



Our membership consists of women from all areas and backgrounds with a common desire to help the community while meeting and enjoying the friendship of other women.



Those who are members of our club have the following privileges:


  • Receive and be included in the membership yearbook. 

  • Vote on membership issues. 

  • Receive notification of all membership meetings. 

  • Receive the newsletter. 

  • Expand personal relationships as well as networking opportunities. 

  • Participate in and enjoy the activities sponsored by the club. 

  • Share in the benefits and responsibilities of membership. 

  • Know that you are making a difference in the community.



Those who are members of our club have the following responsibilities:

  • You are encouraged to attend as many membership meetings as possible. There are usually a minimum of 6 meetings a year. 

  • Be a member of at least one team. 

  • Assist the Hospitality Committee (1) meeting per year by providing “a dish” and helping with cleanup and/or set up, as assigned. 

  • Pay dues at the Annual Membership Meeting by May 31st. 

  • Bring women who are interested in the club and potential membership to a meeting. When they join the club, the sponsoring member is responsible for mentoring the new member until she is familiar with the club. 

  • Participate actively with our major fund raiser, Annual Book & Author Luncheon, by serving on one of the subcommittees. 

  • Maintain the privacy of other club members by not sharing the membership list outside the club. 

President, Sandy Coletta

As President, Sandy oversees and directs all Club activities.  She leads Team Leader Council (TLC) and membership meetings, ensures accurate minutes of the meetings, and serves as an ex officio member of all the Club’s teams, except for the nominating committee. She also serves as spokesperson for the Club, authorizes spending, selects the chairperson of the Nominating Committee, and attends Board of Directors meetings of the GFWC RI.

President Elect, Maria Hoey

As President Elect, Maria assists Sandy in overseeing and directing Club activities (as referenced above) in preparation for assuming additional responsibilities of the position of Co-President next term.

Operations Team Leader, Tracy Kubricky

Tracy keeps the Club running smoothly, effectively, and in accordance with the Club's stated mission.  She maintains legal documents, minutes and treasurer reports, and the policies and procedures manual. She is a member of any ad hoc committee. She ensures that the bylaws are adhered to and that state reporting obligations are met. 

Fundraising Team Leader, Nancy DeNuccio

Nancy organizes and manages The Club's fundraising efforts, particularly, the Club’s Annual Book & Author Luncheon.  She oversees numerous subcommittees, including recruitment of corporate sponsors, and works throughout the year to ensure a successful and memorable event. 

Membership Co-Team Leader, Joanne Daly

Joanne and Michal oversee the recruitment of new members, coordinate the approval process with TLC, and oversee the mentoring and overall integration of new and existing members of the Club. They track membership status, meeting attendance, and retention of members.

Membership Co-Team Leader, Michal Holzman

Michal and Joanne are also responsible for preparing and distributing membership materials, for collecting dues, and for analyzing membership data. They also oversee and coordinate the update, printing, and distribution of the Pink Book.

External Communications Co-Team Leader, Marie Schwartz

Marie and Eileen promote the Club, its mission, its activities, and its members through print, broadcast, digital, and social media.  They are responsible for developing and executing a coordinated external communications strategy.

External Communications Co-Team Leader, Eileen Schanck

As part of the external communications efforts, Eileen and Marie work with internal communications and other teams, creating and maintaining content for the Cub’s website and its Facebook postings. They also serve as liaison with the South County community by maintaining a speakers’ bureau.

Internal Communications Team Leader, Maria Hoey

If you need to communicate to members of the Club, Maria is your "go to" team leader.   She is responsible for the Club’s newsletter, Connect, and for distributing communications to key individuals and/or to the entire membership. She is also responsible for managing internal data, such as member information.

Hospitality Co-Team Leader, Mauria Bristow

Mauria and Jane set meeting venues and requirements and schedule interesting speakers for Club meetings. Their responsibilities include overseeing meeting presentations and scheduling and maintaining records of programs and restaurant meetings.

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401-365-4392 (gfwc)

Snail mail: 

821 West Shore Road, Warwick, RI  02889


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