About Us

On April 8, 2022 our Club lost our 26 year member, Susan Crupper Edson. Her ties to our Club and the Springfield community were lifelong, and her contributions much appreciated. She served as our Club President 3 terms, authored our newsletter and membership yearbooks, and was Northern District credentials chairman for many years. She faithfully worked at our Club’s Pink Elephant Thrift Shop on Saturdays. Her passing leaves a hole in the hearts of Club members and customers alike. Services will be held for Susan on May 7th, 1 pm. At Westwood Baptist Church on Old Keene Mill Road, Springfield, Virginia.


Our Purpose is to…

  • Encourage and promote charitable activities and projects

  • Study topics of general interest

  • Promote fellowship

  • Foster cultural interest in the Springfield, Virginia Community

  • Advance general welfare

  • Help our Community

Our projects and volunteer activities change our community for the better every day.

Club History and Information:

  • Chartered by the VFWC (Virginia Federation of Women’s Clubs) and GFWC (General Federation of Women’s Clubs) in 1954 as Crestwood Women’s Club.

  • Name changed to The Woman’s Club of Springfield, Inc. in 1969.

  • Club played a major role in the creation of the Richard Byrd Library in Springfield, VA.

  • In 1964, The Pink Elephant Thrift Shop was created.  100% of proceeds go to philanthropic projects.

  • Club Flower – Pink Rose

  • Club Colors – Pink & Green

  • Member GFWC (General Federation of Women’s Clubs)

  • Member GFWC- VA

  • Member GFWC – Northern District (Virginia)

  • Received the 1997 Springfield Inter-Service Club Council Organization of the Year Award for the Pink Elephant Thrift Shop operation.

  • Annual Spring Faire Craft and Vendor Show. Proceeds benefit Bethany House.

Whom We Support:

(Click here for a List of Recent and Continuing Contributions)

Please inquire via email for more information: wcs_gfwc@gmail.com.

 


Acknowledgements and Thank You’s:


September 2021: Thank card from Crestwood Elementary School for student headphones.


April 8, 2022: 5th Annual Discovery Toys Easter Basket Drive to support the Ronald McDonald House of Greater Washington, DC. and Shelter House.



Summaries of Annual Activities:

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