Who are we?
The Frederick Woman’s Civic Club (FWCC) has served the local community since 1911. We are a chapter of the General Federation of Women’s Clubs and work with other clubs in Maryland through the GFWC Maryland Federation of Women’s Clubs.
What distinguishes us from other civic organizations is the breadth of our volunteer outreach through our community service programs.
Domestic violence is our signature project. Club members work tirelessly to end domestic violence through greater awareness while providing support to victims and survivors.
By combining our diverse resources and expertise, we have volunteered over 150,000 hours during the past decade in service to the Frederick community.
A century worth of impact
The ways FWCC has improved the lives of local residents is long and impressive, reflecting the changing needs of the Frederick community over our first 100 years.
Here are some of the major accomplishments during our first 50 years:
- Organized the first playground and day care center
- Helped sponsor the first public library
- Campaigned for a clean city. This included asking the mayor to enforce anti-spitting laws!
- Worked to include women on jury duty
- Encouraged women to vote
- Promoted better lighting and sanitation in the schools
- Urged the purchase of the city watershed to protect and improve the water supply
Over the second 50 years, club members continued to be a driving force in major changes:
- Establishment of a barrier-free community, including accessible sidewalk ramps, special parking areas and accessible doorways
- Creation of a program for victims of domestic violence in Frederick County that led to the establishment of Heartly House
- Incorporation and establishment of a non-profit organization to support the Frederick County Child Advocacy Center
Please join us!
If you are a woman residing in Frederick County, please consider becoming a member the club and volunteering your time and skills to the community through one of our service programs. We warmly welcome you!