GFWC Mission
The General Federation of Women's Clubs, is an international organization dedicated to community improvement through volunteer service and to providing opportunities that strengthen the role of women.
The purpose of the GFWC-MFWC shall be to bring the women of the state together for mutual helpfulness and for united action in promoting the general welfare of the state.
The Mississippi Federation of Women's Clubs, Inc., a member of the General Federation of Women's Clubs, is an organization of women whose goal is personal enrichment leading to volunteer service that benefits the community, state, nation and world.
At the first meeting of the Mississippi Federation, the delegates adopted the motto of growth still used by the Federation today, "First the blade, then the ear, after that the full corn in the ear." This quotation is from Mark 4:28.
GFWC-MFWC Goal    
The main goal of the GFWC and the MFWC is to unite member clubs and encourage women to improve their skills, expand their rights and apply their abilities and special sensitivity to the problems of their communities and nation. Areas of activities include arts, conservation, education, home life, international affairs and public affairs, as well as other special projects.
During the presidency of Josie Frazee Cappleman of Okolona, a committee was appointed to choose an emblem for the GFWC-MFWC.  In April 1903, a design submitted by Julia Knox Houseman, a clubwoman artist of note, was approved as the official emblem of the GFWC-MFWC.  This was a circlet of pink enamel edge with gold. Inscribed around the circlet in black letters were the words “Mississippi Federation of Woman’s Club” and within the circlet was a graceful sprig of the Federation flower, the cotton boll, flower and leaves.  In 1914, feeling that green was more in keeping with the cotton plant and realizing that pink enamel changed colors when fired, Colie Covington introduced a resolution to change the Mississippi Federation color from pink and white to green and white.  This was unanimously adopted.  The emblem remained the same in design, but is now green and white.  The initials GFWC for General Federation of Women’s Clubs has been added in the circlet preceding Mississippi Federation of Women’s Clubs.