GFWC Rhinelander Women’s Club provides classroom tools
This is Child Advocacy Week, but the Rhinelander Woman’s Club is reaching out to local students all year with lessons in kindness to animals. The club is providing twenty-three elementary-school classrooms in the School District of Rhinelander with the children’s magazine, Kind News to help teachers encourage good character in children. The magazine teaches children about proper pet care, respect for wildlife and other topics through articles, activities, projects and puzzles.
Kindergarten through grade five classrooms at Northwoods Community Elementary School, Central Elementary, Crescent Elementary and Pelican Elementary will receive 25 copies of Kind News and a teacher’s guide five times during the school year. Teachers also have online access to reproducible worksheets to reinforce lessons in kindness.
The General Federation of Women’s Clubs is a unifying force, bringing together local women’s clubs, with members dedicated to strengthening their communities and enhancing the lives of others through volunteer service. With nearly 100,000 members in affiliated clubs in every state and more than a dozen countries, GFWC members are community leaders who work locally to create global change by supporting the arts, preserving natural resources, advancing education, promoting healthy lifestyles, encouraging civic involvement, and working toward world peace and understanding.
The local club has been organized since 1898 when 20 women interested in study, fellowship, and improving the city formed the Rhinelander Woman’s Club. Their first project involved the purchase of 300 books for the first library in the City.