Our Mission

We are dedicated to community improvement by enhancing the lives of others through leadership opportunities and volunteer service.

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The GFWC of North Carolina is a member of the General Federation of Women's Clubs and its purpose is to unite member clubs into a statewide charitable organization of volunteers for the promotion of education, community service, fellowship, and leadership development.

The General Federation of Woman’s Clubs is the world’s largest and oldest nondenominational, nonpartisan international volunteer service organization for women. GFWC has more than 6500 local clubs in the United States and clubs in over 20 countries globally. Clubs benefit from membership services, materials and program support from the state and national Federation levels working through the six areas of Arts, Conservation, Education, Home Life, International Affairs, and Public Affairs. 

The Juniors of North Carolina have approximately thirty clubs statewide with almost 1,000 members. Clubs support projects and programs in their own communities, as well as statewide projects from the GFWC-NC

Our story goes back to 1940

About Us

The Hickory Junior Woman’s Club is a non-profit, civic organization for women ages 18-45 who want to improve our community with a focus on the arts, women and children, and education all while creating new friendships. The HJWC was formed in 1940 and meets monthly at the historic Shuford House. We are affiliated with District 2 of the General Federation of Women's Clubs, North Carolina (GFWC-NC) and also sponsor the Hickory High Juniorette Club and Fred T. Foard Juniorette Club.