CFWC Southern District, 17 Woman's Clubs


    Welcome to California's Southern District,
                   part of San Diego  County

The GFWC,CFWC Southern District  Woman's Club is a member of the California Federation of Women's Clubs.




Festival of the Arts

"Put a Song in Your Heart"

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Tickets: $20.00 in Advance

Location: VFW Lakeside

12650 Lindo Lane, Lakeside

Time: 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Doors open at 10:30 a.m.

Student and Club Member art may be entered on  Tuesday, February 27, 2019 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Please make your checks out to "Southern District" and mail to Southern District, P.O. Box 5243, Chula Vista, Ca. 91912-5243  Deadline for Reservations is February 8, 2019

                                               CFWC Mission Statement

The California Federation of Women's Clubs is part of an international community service organization which provides education, training and interaction opportunities for volunteers who are committed to individual growth and community improvement to enrich the quality of life throughout California and the world.

                  General Federation of Women’s Clubs 

   (GFWC), the world’s largest and oldest non- partisan, non-denominational woman’s volunteer service organization, was founded in 1890.

   GFWC traces its roots back to Jane Cunningham Croly an accomplished New York newspaperwoman, who wrote under the pen name of Jennie June.

    Indignant that she and other women were denied admittance to a banquet honoring Charles Dickens in 1868 at the all-male New York Press Club, simply because they were women. She was determined to organize a club for women only.

   The name chosen for this club was Sorosis, a Greek word meaning ‘an aggregation; a sweet flavor of many fruits.’

   Although the founders originally supposed they were starting a new movement, they became aware over the years, of the existence of other women’s clubs that had formed independently to meet the needs of women in the expanding country.

   As Sorosis approached its 21st year, Mrs. Croly proposed a conference in New York that brought together delegates from 61 women’s international clubs among its members.

   Although women’s clubs were founded primarily as a means of self-education and development for women, gradually the emphasis of most local clubs changed to one of community service and improvement and later adopted the motto ‘Unity in Diversity’. The ladies chose      the ‘Gold Rose’ as their club flower.

   The small banding together of existing clubs that began in 1890 has grown into the largest organization for women volunteers in the world.

                                        Click here to visit The General Federation of Woman's Clubs Website



              CFWC Southern District Woman's Club
                         President  Denise Berrian                       

Contact us at


P.O. BOX 5243
CHULA VISTA, CA. 91912-5243

  CFWC Southern District Woman's Club

Member: General Federation of Women’s Clubs, Int’l.

Originally a part of San Diego County Federation of Women’s Clubs

Admitted to CFWC – 1900   Admitted to GFWC – 1950

CFWC Reorganization Adopted – May 1955

Reorganized into Southern District 26 CFWC – 1958

Incorporated – May 11, 1966 

GFWC Motto: Unity in Diversity

GFWC Official Flower: Red Rose

CFWC Motto: Strength United is Stronger

CFWC Official Flower: Golden Rose

Tuesday, Feb 19 at 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Wednesday, Feb 20 at 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Wednesday, Feb 27 at 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Friday, Mar 8 at 12:00 AM - Saturday, Mar 9 12:00 AM