Welcome to Orange District!

We are twenty-two clubs that offer women of all ages the opportunity for social growth, education, leadership training, community service, and support. Together we cover Orange County California with a blanket of service and volunteerism. We are proud to work with and be part of the California Federation of Women's Clubs and the General Federation of Women's Clubs.

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Elephant Balancing On An Orange Orange District President Mariellen Yarc

Balance is the key to life.

President's Message by Mariellen Yarc

We all need balance in our lives; and I have obtained much of my balance through my activities in the Women's Clubs. I have met many new friends, enjoyed many new adventures, and learned how to "give back" in meaningful ways.

Projects that capture my heart always seem to involve children and animals, and therefore I have chosen two organizations for my President's Charities: Autism Speaks (in honor of my nephew, Jake) and The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust (they rescue orphaned baby elephants - and elephants are my obsession).

I hope our new Administration brings welcomed change to our organization, while preserving the rich traditions that are our strength. Let's have fun and move forward together. As Albert Einstein said, "Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving."

Next Big Thing

GFWC 125 Years

Last year the GFWC celebrated 125 years of Volunteer Service. This means that for 125 years the Women's Clubs of America have been involved in helping their communities in everything from soup kitchens to lobbying for lines to be painted on our streets. Imagine what we can do in the next 125 years!