Welcome to the Alice Kyle District – one of eight districts in GFWC Virginia.
Our district is home to 16 Clubs with more than 300 members.
Our Alice Kyle District is honored to be named after Alice Aunspaugh Kyle. May 16, 1907 at the Y.M.C.A. in Lynchburg the Virginia Federation was organized under the aegis of Alice Kyle. Mrs. Kyle was the state’s first president and affectionately is still referred to as “Mother Kyle” by members throughout the Commonwealth. Alice Kyle lived and is buried in the city of Lynchburg. In 1923 there were six districts and soon the 7th and 8th districts were designated, bringing the number to the present eight; Alice Kyle, named for the Federation, Blue Ridge, Lee, Northern, Shenandoah, Southside Southwestern and Tidewater. Mrs. Walter Paxton was the first President to serve the District as it was designated in 1923.
The General Federation of Women’s Clubs of Virginia was organized in 1907 to bring into closer unity the women’s clubs of Virginia, in order to promote through their common interests the cultural, educational and environmental welfare of the state. Members of the GFWC of Virginia are members of the General Federation of Women’s Clubs, one of the largest women’s volunteer organizations in the world. The General Federation of Women’s Clubs, one of the world’s largest and oldest nonpartisan, nondenominational, women’s volunteer service organizations, was founded in 1890 and chartered by the 56th United States Congress in 1901.
- General clubs, in every state and internationally, whose members range in age from 18 to 102
- Junior clubs, in 25 states, whose members meet the requirements for Junior membership in their state
- Juniorette clubs, sponsored by women’s or Junior women’s clubs, whose members are middle school, junior high school, and high school students
More information on GFWC Virginia History and GFWC History can be found on the GFWC Virginia website.