Washington Women's History Consortium
Women's Clubs and Organizations
Nancy Jones, Junior Director, 1980-1982
Washington State Federation of Junior Women's Clubs
Nancy Jones was installed as WSFWC Junior Director by GFWC International President Marijo Shide in Richland, Washington.
Only a few weeks after the convention, Mt. St. Helens erupted burying the eastern portion of the state under piles of ash. Many activities revolving around the recovery of communities from this event were reported during this administration.
Serving with WSFWC President Doris Clark, Nancy chose "Unity and Diversity: Plant the Seeds of Federation and Watch Them Grow." It was Nancy's hope that during this administration, Juniors would continue to grow in membership; grow with more knowledge of Federation; grow through a closer relationship with the General Membership; experience personal growth through leadership training; and grow in service to communities.
The 1980 Fall Board was at the Holiday Inn in Ellensburg. Convention followed in the spring in Bellingham. Cookie Bean was named Clubwoman of the Year and Jeanne Syverson was honored as Liaison of the Year.
The Board met in the fall of 1981 at Yakima; while the 1982 Convention convened in the same city. Honored at this meeting were Lori Macke as Clubwoman of the Year and Kathy Ogden as Liaison of the Year.
During Nancy's term, membership growth and leadership development were emphasized.
GFWC promoted Membership and Leadership as well. Other GFWC projects were "I Will" Program (Public Relations); McGruff and Hands-Up (Crime Reduction); FREE (Federation's Role in our Enterprise Economy); and CIP (Sponsored by Sears).
In an effort to pay off a new Gestetner, a dinner for four at Nancy's home was auctioned off during the 1981 convention and raised $ 100. Sandy Hungate served as chef and Nancy's daughters dressed as waiters, serving and clearing the table. Katherine Paschke (WSFWC Advisor) bought the dinner and treated her husband and another couple from West Seattle. It was fun, raised money, and everyone enjoyed the evening.
Nancy traveled to St. Louis, MO; Cedar Rapids, IA, and Bismark, ND to attend GFWC Conventions. She also attended WSC meetings in Jackson Hole, WY, and Anchorage, AK.
Nancy served on the GFWC Board following her term as Junior Public Affairs Chairman (1982-84), member of the 1984-86 Credentials Committee, as 1986-88 GFWC Aide to the Director of Junior Clubs, and in 1988-90 as an International Hostess. Her leadership also has been utilized on the Western States' Regional level. She served as Junior at Large representative in 1984-86, and as chairman of the Protocol Committee. She was elected President of Washington State Federation of Women's Clubs in 1994.