GFWC District 8, Florida


July 29, 2023

Virginia Kimball, President, and Linda Raymond, Vice President. attended the annual GFWC FL District President’s Council Meeting and represented GFWC SCC Woman’s Club.

“On Saturday, July 27, several members of our club attended the GFWC District 8 Blingo Bingo.  Beautiful bling was available for sale, and opportunity tickets for wonderful baskets. A few of us even won some door prizes! 
Great fun was had by all.”


District 8 Arts and Crafts Competition lunch
left to right Sharon Alvarez, Virginia Kimball, Barbara Brtva, Marlene Otis-McGrath, Anne Rankin, Kathy Jone
s, Sally Anne Barclay, Karen Wilkinson.

Six of our items are going onto the state judging. Anne Rankin 2, Virginia Kimball 2, Marlene Otis McGrath 1. The winner was Valesca Lopez-Brown 1, who didn’t attend the District 8 Art and Craft Competition.

Wow, we did awesome at the District 8 Arts & Crafts competition and the Blue Ribbon winners are and moving on to State in April…..drum roll please!
Valesca Lopez-Brown, wire wrapped jewelry (Tourmaline necklace &

earring set)
Anne Rankin, recycled material (handbag)
Anne Rankin, Special occasion clothing (Sari)
Marlene Otis-McGrath, combination of two materials (Easter Basket)
Virginia Kimball, paper Crafts (Family Tree)
Virginia Kimball for “Club Group” Craft (Cancer Patient seatbelt covers)

Red Ribbon winners (2nd place)
Linda Raymond, painting on slate (Santa 1st Christmas)
Barb Brtva, cross stitch counted (Angel)
Marlene Otis-McGrath, Crochet Afghan
Sally Anne Barclay, Photo (Sting Rays)
Sally Anne Barclay, Painting acrylic (Church & Flowers)
Virginia Kimball, Scrapbook handmade (Club Memories)

Congratulations to all Our winners, all of you are amazingly talented! If they ever have a category called “Stick People” or “Smiley Faces” I’ll be sure to enter.

Pictures of the District Arts and Crafts Competition