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CFUW Vernon

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CFUW VERNON

Who We Are



Formed in 1965, the Vernon Club has over 50 members. We are women in all stages of life, from a wide range of careers and professions, who find fellowship in contributing to our community while being a lifelong learner.



We are one of 23 clubs in BC and are affiliated with the BC Council, the Canadian Federation of University Women headquartered in Ottawa, and Graduate Women International. Through BC Council and CFUW, we advocate for government and civic policies aligned with our purpose.


Our Purpose

1. Promote high standards of public education in Canada, advanced study and research by women, and a sound concept of lifelong learning.
2. Advocate for the advancement of the status of women, human rights and the common good locally, nationally, and internationally.
3. Promote cooperation, networking, support and understanding among women. 
4. Encourage and enable women to apply their knowledge and skills in leadership and decision-making in political, social, cultural, educational and scientific fields.
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What we do


Members believe we can make the world a better place by educating, advocating, and assisting individuals and like-minded organizations. We are interested in making friends and having fun in our interest groups, at social events and meetings.


We support members in furthering their own learning through hosting speakers at our monthly lunch meetings, and through organizing speaker series and special events. We organize community forums, panel discussions, and special events on current issues and topics.


We raise funds through a variety of Special Events each year to provide two scholarships annually for students at Okanagan College. We support Junction Literacy through stocking community bookshelves, volunteering, and participating in the Annual Spelling Bee. We support Women’s Transition House at Christmas and throughout the year as needed. Visit our Facebook page for the latest information. 


We advocate and initiate change by educating our members and the community about issues that matter to women. We work for local and provincial change by writing to or meeting with politicians, and by writing letters to the editor. We campaign nationally and internationally through our national and international organizations, adopting and acting on policy initiatives and resolutions each year.


WHO MAY JOIN


Membership in CFUW Vernon is open to ALL women who support the purposes of CFUW.


Annual Membership $85. Student Membership $40.


A portion of the annual membership fee supports CFUW National Office activities.

 Local memberships may be sent to:

CFUW Vernon
c/o Vernon Arts Centre 2704 A Highway 6 Vernon, B.C. V1T 5G5

Learn more about becoming a member or contact us about attending a meeting:

Mary Leah:

250-549-5075 250-545-5458 [email protected]

Ina: 250-549-5075

Vernon Club:http://cfuwvernon.webs.com

 Facebook:CFUW Vernon

 BC Council: https://sites.google.com/site/cfuwbccouncil/cfuw-bc-council-home

National: www.cfuw.org

September, 2017