Welcome!

The mission of the GTFWC  is friendship, scholarship, and service. We hope that you will enjoy discovering the programs, community service projects and interest groups we offer. Membership is open to all who want to join us in supporting the Georgia Tech community.

In addition to the scheduled events listed in the directory, we will announce fun pop-up events on our Facebook page. There is so much to do in Atlanta, and it’s always more fun with friends.  To keep up to date on all our activities and club news, please become a member of our private Facebook group. https://www.facebook.com/groups/GTFWC/

Please consider making a donation to our scholarship fund. Last year your contributions allowed us to award five scholarships totaling $10,000 to students who have a parent employed at a Georgia Tech. This year we hope to increase the amount of scholarships we award.

We look forward to seeing you at one of our events this academic year.

Go Jackets!
Sylvia Romeijn and Jeannie Lightsey
Co-Presidents

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Sep
20
Wed
2017
Open House Luncheon @ 5Church Atlanta
Sep 20 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm

fivechurch AtlantaFREE – Bring a prospective member!
Complimentary parking for 2 hours.
Please join us at 5Church for this Open House Luncheon, which is our inaugural event of the year. Catch up with old friends and make new ones, enjoy lunch with a view, sip a glass of bubbly, and learn about this year’s events, community service projects, and interest groups.

Attention Craftsy Members: Enter our Decoration Contest!
This Open House, we’re hosting a contest to MAKE a GT-Themed centerpiece or sign to be judged on Originality, Use of the GTFWC Logo, Buzz and Theme of “Smiles and Service.” The centerpieces and signs will be displayed through the luncheon and judged by Board members. Three winners will receive either a bottle of wine or a $25 gift certificate to 5Church.
So get out those glue guns, glitter and other art supplies and bring a small table decoration or wall decoration!

Sep
29
Fri
2017
Canine Cellmates Project – Sept Community Service @ Canine Cellmates Project at Hodgepodge Coffeehouse
Sep 29 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm

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Please join us in making dog toys for Canine Cellmates to sell at their events to raise money for operations. Canine Cellmates pairs homeless dogs with prison inmates to rehabilitate both. We’ll go to lunch together afterwards.
To learn more about this organization: www.caninecellmates.org

Email Danielle Hanson at danielle.j.hanson@gmail.com by Sept. 22

Oct
13
Fri
2017
Trees Atlanta – Oct Community Service @ Brook Run Park
Oct 13 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm

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Please join us in helping Trees Atlanta set up for their annual tree sale and festival. We’ll go to lunch after-wards. More information about Trees Atlanta can be found at https://treesatlanta.org

Email Danielle Hanson at danielle.j.hanson@gmail.com by Oct. 6

Oct
22
Sun
2017
Sunday Social @ Home of Danielle Hanson
Oct 22 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Sunday Social 2017
Free—Just bring a dish to share.
Join us for a potluck dinner filled with your creative dishes!
Bring along an appetizer, side, or dessert to
share and enjoy with old and new GTFWC friends.
Of course, spouses and guests are very WELCOME!

Nov
10
Fri
2017
New American Pathways – Nov Community Service @ New American Pathways
Nov 10 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm

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We’ll set up an apartment for immigrants moving to the Atlanta area. More information on New American Pathways can be found at http://newamericanpathways.org. We’ll go to lunch together afterwards.
Email Danielle Hanson at danielle.j.hanson@gmail.com by Nov 3

Nov
15
Wed
2017
Chinese Couture Fashion Exhibit @ SCAD Fashion Museum
Nov 15 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

ChineseCouture ExhibitDon’t miss this spectacular exhibit of acclaimed fashion designer Guo Pei, the first Chinese national designer
invited to join the prestigious Chambre Syndicale de la Haute Couture. This landmark exhibition presents more than 30 of her grandest, most dramatic gowns from the past decade. Guo Pei’s creations combine contemporary high fashion with ancient tradition.

Optional Lunch: Tavernpointe
1545 Peachtree St, Ste 101
Atlanta, GA 30309

Dec
13
Wed
2017
December Holiday Party @ Home of Sylvia & Edwin Romeijn
Dec 13 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Holiday Party 2017
RSVP: Bonnie Daneker (bbdaneker@gmail.com) by Dec 1.

This party is one of the highlights of the year – with camaraderie, holiday music, cocktails and
delicious refreshments. Don’t forget to wear your most festive attire! Both members and spouses are welcome!

We will be collecting diapers, baby wipes, and full size personal hygiene products (shampoo, deodorant, soap, body wash, and feminine care products) for OUR HOUSE, a shelter for homeless women and children (www.ourhousega.org).

Jan
12
Fri
2018
Atlanta Community Food Bank – Jan Community Service @ Atlanta Community Food Bank
Jan 12 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

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Please join us in assisting this non-profit group that advocates to the hungry and ensures all needy people in our community have food. We will be sorting food in their warehouse, so please wear closed toe shoes and comfortable, casual clothes.
This is an annual tradition and member favorite. We’ll go to lunch afterwards. Learn more at www.ACFB.org.

Email Danielle Hanson at danielle.j.hanson@gmail.com by Jan 5.

Jan
21
Sun
2018
Sunday Social @ Home of Adrienne Zinn
Jan 21 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

sunday social 2018
RSVP: adriennezinn1@gmail.com by Jan 14

FREE! Just bring a dish to share!
Join us for dinner filled with your creative potluck dishes!
Bring along an appetizer, side, or dessert
to share and enjoy with old and new GTFWC friends.
Of course, spouses and guests are very WELCOME!

Jan
26
Fri
2018
Books for Afica – Jan Community Service
Jan 26 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

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We’ll be sorting children’s books to send to students in Africa. We’ll go to lunch afterwards. More information at https://www.booksforafrica.org
Sign up: Email Danielle Hanson at danielle.j.hanson@gmail.com by Jan. 19

Jan
28
Sun
2018
GT Women’s Basketball Game @ McCamish Pavilion
Jan 28 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

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Come join fellow members for a fun time with family and friends as we watch GT Women’s Basketball players take on Virginia! Tip off begins at 1:00 pm. Tickets will be $3 (for groups of 10 or more) and children 18 and under are free (please list names and ages)! GTFWC will have a section reserved for us, right by the cheerleaders and close to the bench, so return the reservation form with check made out to GTFWC by Thursday, January 25 to Marylou Foley, 1588 Friar Tuck Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30309.

 

Sign up for a PRE-GAME BEHIND THE SCENES TOUR OF MCCAMISH PAVILION at noon, which will include a visit to the practice facility and locker room! KIDS ZONE will be offered at that time as well that includes an autograph session, life sized games, face painting, etc. JUST TONS OF FUN FOR ALL!

 

Please complete the GTFWC registration form attached here and return to Marylou at the above address before the deadline date of January 25.

 

What a way to begin a fun New Year with family and friends! See you there!

 

Carol Griffin and Marylou Foley

Feb
15
Thu
2018
Glass Blowing with Atlanta Hot Glass @ Atlanta Host Glass
Feb 15 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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Join us for a great introductory to the craft of glassblowing! Come make your very own paperweight. Be sure to dress comfy and cool — the fire is hot!

Feb
23
Fri
2018
Nicholas House – Feb Community Service @ Nicholas House
Feb 23 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm

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Nicholas House is the only shelter in Atlanta that provides housing to homeless families regardless of family makeup. We’ll be sorting through their donation storage and helping to organize the donations. We’ll go to lunch afterwards. More information about Nicholas House can be found at https://nicholashouse.org

Email Danielle Hanson at danielle.j.hanson@gmail.com by Feb. 16

Mar
23
Fri
2018
Paws, Atlanta (in Decatur) – March Community Service @ PAWS Atlanta
Mar 23 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm

PAWS Atlanta

Another favorite from last year! Paws Atlanta is a no-kill rescue shelter for dogs and cats. We’ll clean up around the shelter and walk dogs. We’ll go to lunch afterwards.

Email Danielle Hanson at Danielle.j.hanson@gmail.com by Mar 16

Apr
18
Wed
2018
April Spring Luncheon @ The Ansley Golf Club
Apr 18 @ 11:00 am – 1:30 pm

Spring luncheon 2018We will be hosting an exciting speaker and some fun and engaging entertainment. This will be an event you don’t want to miss!

 

Click here to Print the Registration Form, and don’t forget to send it by April 13.