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GFWC Lilburn Woman's Club Wins 'Best Overall' Conservation Program in Georgia

LWC brought home the coveted silver tray for their conservation program activities

Mandy McManus and Susan Hendricks co-chaired the 2011 Lilburn Woman's Club (LWC) Conservation program activities and were awarded a silver tray along with a Certificate of Recognition and top honors plus additional funding for their efforts in 'Go Native' plantings.

The GFWC Lilburn Woman's Club beat out over 140 other women's clubs all around the state with their community projects including collaborative efforts with the Lilburn Farmer's Market, the Ahimsa House, the Humane Society, expanding the Garden of Hope in Lilburn City Park, and so much more.  

In addition to Best Overall in Conservation, the LWC placed either first or second in Art, Conservation, International Outreach, Public Issues and Home Life in the category of clubs with more than 51 members and took home a second silver tray for their 2011 Publicity campaign.  

Former LWC President Gail Zarnik was onhand to accept the award from the GFWC State President Shari Carter (of Stone Mountain) and GFWC International President-elect Mary Ellen Laister.   

"While we don't do it for the awards, it sure feels good to win and be recognized and know that we've made a positive difference in our community!" stated Zarnik. 

The GFWC is an international nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of citizens around the world.  They focus on six key community service programs targeting Education, Home Life, Art, Public Issues, International Outreach and Conservation.

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Mandy McManus May 09, 2012 at 03:31 AM
Thanks for writing about this Pat. We worked for 6 years to get to this point and win the best in the State of Georgia. Feels good to be recognized for a job well done. Thanks to the whole conservation department for their part in it all.
Margot Ashley May 09, 2012 at 04:46 PM
Congratulations Women's Club! This is what helps make Lilburn a great community!
Jackie Thornberry May 09, 2012 at 08:52 PM
Congratulations to Conservation and the Lilburn Woman's Club. This award is well-deserved.
Ben May 09, 2012 at 10:21 PM
Congratulations to all of the ladies, of the Conservation Department group of The Lilburns Womens Club, great award
Pat Gabilondo May 10, 2012 at 04:41 AM
Thanks, Margot. The LWC is just a small part of the largest international organized women's groups in the world (the GFWC) , and to be recognized for all of their hard work at the State level is a very big deal. More importantly, these ladies are changing the face of our community for the better - one day at a time!
Susan May 10, 2012 at 11:43 AM
Congratulations! LWC does so much to improve life in Llburn.

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