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GFWC Port Charlotte This page: Carolyn Thompson and Wanda Bain Marie Bush, Joanne Bradley and Judy Delaney Kathleen Gonzales and President Joyce Powell Opposite page: Alice Whynott proudly displays the work that won her a 1st place ribbon in the annual art contest. The Port Charlotte GFWC is located at 20271 Tappan Zee in Port Charlotte and has about 60 members, all of who actively support their fundraising opportunities as well as following up by reaching out to the countless charities that they support. According to President Joyce Powell, the club finds the word “service” at the core of its being. Conducting a whole host of fundraising events, the Port Charlotte GFWC provides a great deal of support for the Center for Abuse and Rape Emergencies. This reflects the national GFWC emphasis on their leadership behind the fight to end domestic violence in all its forms. The club also sends boxes to our troops stationed across the world, and they host the Field of Heroes Flag presentation on Veterans Day as well. Through their volunteer activities such as at the International Air Show and paint party fundraisers, they continue to support local high school students with scholarships. They assist veterans through the American Legion, focusing specifically on homeless veteran issues and the needs that they face. They pitch in with Habitat for Humanity and the SWFL Honor Flight program and host a “Community Game Day” each week where the public is invited to come and mingle at their clubhouse and 140 | HARBOR STYLE

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