55 years and counting...
In 1956, Patricia Crothers and Dorothy Vickers met with the Rye Junior Women's Club to develop a club in Greenland. Barbara Boivert was elected the club's first president and is designated as the founder of the Greenland Junior Women's Club. In 1957, the club joined the General Federation of Women's Clubs (GFWC). The Women's City Club of Portsmouth was our sponsor. In 1979, the GFWC designation was added to our name. In 2006, the club decided to drop the "Juniors" designation and become a General Club within GFWC. So, we are now the Greenland Women's Club, but many still refer to as "Juniors".
The club puts on the Annual Pie Festival & Craft Fair as the major fundraiser for the year, held each year on the Sunday prior to Thanksgiving. All pies are made by our members, using homemade recipes, in the modern Greenland Central School kitchen, resulting in a high quality product with uniform consistency. Pies are baked just prior to our event in a 24 hour baking marathon. Some pies are flash frozen for your baking convenience.
Our Craft Fair has developed into a robust event, offering a wide selection of crafters and their wares.
This very successful fundraiser provides the club with the means to support local education, family agencies, various health concerns, and some international organizations. We strive to participate in our community and do what we can to make it a better place to live and work.