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.
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.