GFWC Citrus Heights Women’s Club

About Us

Founded in 1890, GFWC’s roots can be traced back to 1868 when Jane Cunningham Croly, a professional journalist, attempted to attend a dinner at an all-male press club honoring British novelist Charles Dickens. Croly was denied admittance based upon her gender, and in response, formed a woman’s club—Sorosis. In celebration of Sorosis’ 21st anniversary in 1889, Jane Croly invited women’s clubs throughout the United States to pursue the cause of federation by attending a convention in New York City. On April 24, 1890, 63 clubs officially formed the General Federation of Women’s Club by ratifying the GFWC constitution.

Since 1890, GFWC’s impact has been felt throughout communities across the Unites States and the globe.

Our Board

Darla Buechner

Darla Buechner


Amanda "Mandy" Buechner

Amanda "Mandy" Buechner

1st VP/President Elect

Jeanmarie Wilbee

2nd VP

Michelle Ridley




Claudia Ferguson


Carol Spiker