Programs

Dawson County Woman’s Club has five Community Service Programs  (CSP) that serve the Dawson County Community. When you become a member of the Dawson County Woman’s Club, you will be asked to chose one or more of the Programs to get involved with — so, pick your passion and let’s get to work!

Arts and Culture CSP

The study of art and culture enriches the human experience.  Art education improves problem solving and critical thinking skills, builds focus and perseverance, and nurtures creativity, confidence and collaboration.  Cultural awareness promotes effective communication and profoundly increases the ability to appreciate and enjoy a variety of new people and experiences.  We encourage members of this Program to be creative such as in designing and decorating a garden, public feature, Little Free Library, etc., art contests, art of another culture, and many more.

Civic Engagement and Outreach CSP

This Community Service Program reminds members that each of us is a part of a larger society and is responsible for undertaking actions that will create a better quality of life and foster a sense of community–locally, regionally, nationally and globally.  The four projects in their effort include; Citizenship; Crime Prevention, Safety, and Disaster Preparedness; the Needy, Hungry, and Homeless; and our Military Personnel and Veterans.participates in programs that improve the lives of those in need, that educate members and others about the most prevalent medical problems affecting women, and that encourage healthy lifestyles and improved quality of life.

Organizations supported by this CPS include Ric-Rack Thrift Shop, Margie Weaver  Senior Center,  Seamless Summer Program, Relay for Life, Trunk or Treat, Cancer Caps, Family Promise and North Georgia Assisted Living & Memory Care facility.

Education and Libraries CSP

DCWC members promote education in both children and adults.  We aim to help others while we also continue to learn.  Projects in the Education are designed to foster schools, as well as other educations institutions and opportunities, and to promote literacy, libraries and the love of a good book.  Through these efforts, we encourage the growth of individuals and communities at home and around the world.

Our Education projects promote a commitment to lifelong learning by encouraging members and others to foster and support educational opportunities in the community. This includes educating members and others about rates of low literacy and supporting efforts to improve adult, family, and youth literacy. Projects include participation in reading programs, donating books, Dawson County High School scholarship awards,  HOBY awards, supporting the Dawson County Library and WEE Books.

Environment CSP

This CPS encourages us to become stewards of the earth by working to preserve the world’s resources,, protect wildlife and domesticated animals, live sustainable, and beautify our communities and enjoy nature.  Projects include programs such as Adopt-A-Highway, Arbor Day tree planting, Re-Cycling, Rock Creek Butterfly and Hummingbird Garden, Humane Society support, Water Conservation and Mitigation issues and other preservation projects. In addition, the Program involves itself and the club in education, awareness, and the practice of resource conservation.

Health and Wellness CSP

The human body, mind and spirit comprise our health and wellness.  To improve our well-being, we must address three key components: nutrition, disease prevention, ad physical and emotional care.  This CPS aims to explore the various opportunities for awareness and advancement of each of the vital areas.

We share information about the making of wise food choices, finding healthful recipes and handouts on nutrition.  This CPS also supports the Good Shepherd Clinic, a nonprofit organization that provides free medical assistance to the community.

In addition to the above, below is a complete list of our activities, events and projects.

OUR PRESENT ACTIVITIES INVOLVE SPONSORSHIPS, SUPPORT AND PARTICIPATION IN:

  • Bee City USA—Planning yearly events that involve pollinators and gardens
    • Betty Turner Scholarship—volunteer on committee to select the female winner 
                 of this scholarship
    • Bowen Center for the Arts—Support their activities 
    • Dawson County Chamber of Commerce—Attend/host business after hours when asked 
    • Dawson County Humane Society—Volunteer at Boutique Shop and Animal Shelter
    • Dawson County Library—Support events for children and teens; provide snacks for staff
    • Dawson County Sheriff—Support with special recognition of the department
    • Dawson County Teacher Appreciation Week—A variety of activities 
    • Dawsonville Vietnam Veterans—Provide monetary donations
    • Decoration of the Historic Dawson County Courthouse for Christmas
    • Domestic Violence Prevention and Awareness Programs and NOA (No One Alone)
                   Shop for and present Christmas presents to a family 
    • Elementary School Projects–many
    • Good Shepherd Clinic of Dawson County-volunteer time there
    • Helen Taylor Scholarship-interviews and selection of the winner
    • HOBY Leadership Conference for DCHS Sophomores—interviews and selection 
                  of winners 
    • Keep Dawson County Beautiful-Adopt a Highway—pick up trash on our adopted road
    • Lake Lanier Shore Sweep—cleaning shoreline
    • Little Free Library—securing more LFLs, maintaining it
    • Margie Weaver Senior Center—volunteering, Bingo calling  
    • Scholarships for Dawson County High School Seniors—selecting winners 
    • The Butterfly and Hummingbird Gardens at Rock Creek and Main Street Parks—
                  maintaining gardens, planting, cleaning bluebird boxes, filling hummingbird feeders
    • Wee Books – Children’s Literacy Program—participating in Leap for Literacy at 
                 Lake Lanier
    • CURE—support a cure for childhood cancers by purchases bows for September
    • Giving Goes Glam—participate in planning and attending our annual Fundraiser
    • GFWC—Support General Federation of Women’s Clubs at District and State levels. 
                 Includes Days of Service and semiannual/annual meetings
  • Trunk or Treat – Halloween Day – Traditionally we spend $100 on candy to distribute at
               Rock Creek Park. This is a fun evening to dress up (or not) and interact with
               children of all ages.
  • 9th Annual Christmas Parade – Dawsonville has announced the date of Dec. 4 at 4pm –
                and ending the City Hall Tree lighting. Who would like to walk in the parade or 
                ride in a car, or have a booth to promote DCWC with a banner and candy canes 
                for the children?   $100?
  • RIC Rack – They are in need of cereal and juice. Angie suggested perhaps we could hold 
                a cereal drive. Or we can spend CSP funds and purchase boxes.
  • Trees for Troops – Coordinated with Kinsey Farms or purchase wreaths for troops
  • Toys for Tots – be a collection point for toys? (during November meeting and Christmas
                Banquet with Lions Club)
  • Create an Angel Tree coordinating gift items with Family Connection   
              (November to December)
  • Support a Female High School ROTC candidate – promotes leadership, patriotism, 
               and military
  • Shop with a cop – Volunteer to shop with a child 
  • Foster Care Project-provide needed items to babies and children in foster homes
  • Support Local Fire and Police Depts. Pizza dinners for example.