Saturday, November 26, 2016

Holiday Luncheon - December 6, 2016

Our Holiday Luncheon will feature guest speaker:  Andrew Maraniss
Author of a New York Times bestseller and the recipient of the 2015 Lillian Smith Book Award, Strong Inside, Andrew studied history at Vanderbilt University.   Earning the school’s Alexander Award for excellence in journalism and graduating in 1992. He then worked for five years in Vanderbilt’s athletic department as the associate director of media relations, dealing primarily with the men’s basketball team.  In 1998, he served as the media relations manager for the Tampa Bay (Devil) Rays during the team’s inaugural season, and then returned to Nashville to join MP&F Public Relations.  The son of Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and best-selling author David Maraniss and trailblazing environmentalist Linda Maraniss, Andrew was born in Madison, Wis., grew up in Washington, D.C. and Austin, Texas and now lives in Brentwood, Tenn., with his wife Alison, and their two young children.  
Luncheon will be at the Brentwood Country Club, December 6,  10 am - 1pm, to include vendors for shopping, a 50/50       Raffle, and entertainment by the Brentwood High School Chorus.
For reservations email:     Tickets: $50

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

June Awards Luncheon/Officer Installation

2016 - 2017 Officers:
From left to right, Gail Miles, president; Genma Holmes, historian; Lisa Ward, vice president of programs; Kathy Casey, treasurer; Jean Hagaman, secretary; and Nancy Deal, vice president

New Member of the Year:  Nancy Deal
                  2015 - 2016

ClubWoman of the Year, 2015-2016:  Kathy Casey

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

BWC Recognition and Winners at GFWC of Tennessee state meeeting

In the GFWC Youth Writing contest:
Alyssa Parker, Ravenwood High School, won First Place in Category IV for her poem, "Handel's Messiah".
Ashleigh Tyler, Summit High School, won First Place, Category IV, for her short story:  "Sacre Coeur".
These entries were submitted for further competition in their respective category with all other GFWC state/country winners and an international winner will be announced in late June at the GFWC International Annual Convention in Baltimore.

In the Epsilon Sigma Omicron reading society, members Donna Almond, Mary Marble, and Jean Hairston were recognized for their respective 8th Century, 3rd Century, and 1st Century efforts.

BWC as a whole received recognition for:

  •  its 100% members Participation in the GFWC Tennessee Endowment Fund
  • 1st Place, GFWC Division III for Membership Advancement Area
  • 2nd Place, for the GFWC Signature Project:  Domestic Violence Awareness & Prevention
  • 2nd Place, for the GFWC Community Service Program in Conservation
  • 2nd Place, for GFWC's Advancement Area in Women's History & Resource Center.
And, BWC immediate past president Liz Martin was elected GFWC of Tennessee Treasurer for the the 2016 - 2018 administrative term, beginning July 1.

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Thanks to "Step Up" Sponsors and Donors


Silent Auction Donors:
Brentwood Country Club
Brentwood Interiors
Brentwood Jewelry & Gifts
Carraba's Italian Grill
First Watch Café
Franklin Marriott Cool Springs
Lindell Jewelers
Magic Nails
Moon Wine & Spirits
Nothing Bundt Cakes
Outback Restaurant 
Sewing Machines & Things
Studio Tenn
Sally Tobin, Artist & Andrew Knichfeld, author 

Monday, May 2, 2016

Participating in The Big Payback

Nonprofits play an essential role across the region – in healthcare, the arts, the environment, education, animal welfare and social services, to name just a few causes and needs. In today’s economic environment, these organizations need to accomplish much more with much less.

To celebrate Middle Tennessee’s spirit of generosity and “payback” the work of nonprofits, The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee is bringing back its initiative The Big Payback for the third straight year.

The Big Payback, a 24-hour online giving event, highlights nonprofit organizations' great work and inspires community-wide giving. Starting at midnight on Tuesday, May 3, 2016 – tonight! – donors have 24 hours to make gifts at to 770 participating nonprofits, including schools and religious institutions, which are located in or provide services in the 40 counties of Middle Tennessee.

 Gifts can be given to multiple nonprofits and be of any size, from $10 and up.

The Brentwood Woman’s Club, one of many clubs in the General Federation of Women’s Clubs International (GFWC) is celebrating its 43rd year of service to the community this year.  A few examples of the ways this club has impacted our community:  built the first public playground on Concord Road; rehabbed a house for the first Brentwood Library; supported youth arts and education with scholarships and writing contests; supported conservation and beautification by “an adopt-a-mile”, installed a butterfly garden at Owens’ Chapel, promoted recycling at Carnton events and in Leipers Fork with a recycling station; promoted an informed electorate with election forums for the Brentwood City Commissioners elections; collaborated with the Rotary Club to finance the building of a convenience trailer for emergency personnel responding to local disasters; promoting domestic violence and sex-trafficking awareness and prevention; and supporting BRIDGES, GraceWorks, CASA, the Davis House, Owls’Hill, and veterans’ groups with monies generated by fund-raisers.

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Federation Day - April 24

The 63 delegates that ratified the GFWC Constitution on April 24, 1890 knew that organizing a federation of clubs would allow for a greater national impact.  From initiating a letter-writing campaign that led to the passage of the Pure Food and Drug Act of 1906, to establishing 75% of America’s public libraries, GFWC members have advocated for positive changes in their communities for the last 126 years.  Since that very first Federation Day, combined efforts from clubs across the country have led to many things we take for granted today, such as the eight-hour workday, street lights, seatbelts, and so much more.  

Locally the Brentwood Woman’s Club has had a major impact on the community.  Our projects have included rehabbing a house for the first Brentwood Library, physically building the first Brentwood park, supporting our teachers and schools, promoting education, youth writing contests, cleaning litter from our Adopt-a-Mile on Murray Lane, establishing a butterfly garden at Owens’ Chapel on Franklin Road, holding candidate forums for the Brentwood City Commissioners elections, playing BINGO monthly with the residents of Grace Healthcare in Franklin (our longest running project), providing scholarships and an endowment for scholarships at Columbia State Community College for Williamson County female residents and many more in addition to raising funds for local charities.

Check out GFWC's history at
Check out a new video on on Sunday, April 24:

GFWC and Brentwood Woman's Club:  Living the Volunteer Spirit.

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Environmental Reading At Edmondson Elementary, April 21

Conservation Chairman Lisa, in collaboration with Keep Williamson Beautiful, arranged for us (Diane J., Pat G., Nancy S., Liz M. and Lisa) to read an environmental book to a second grade class.  What fun!  The 2nd graders were so cute and all signed a pledge to promote recycling, re-use, and reduction of waste that currently goes to a landfill.