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Who we are

Since 1926, the Salem Area Women's Club (SAWC) has worked locally to be the power of good in our community, making a difference through philanthropy and outreach programs while fostering connections, awareness, and life-long friendships. SAWC currently stands at 99 members strong and has donated more than $40,000 to nearly 50 organizations throughout the past year.


SAWC is a proud affiliate of the General Federation of Women's Clubs (GFWC) and GFWC-New Hampshire.


Founded in 1890, GFWC is an International women's organization dedicated to community improvement by enhancing the lives of others through volunteer service. Collectively, we are Living the Volunteer Spirit.

GFWC-NH's purpose is to bring together all General, Junior, and Juniorette Clubs in the State for cooperation and mutual helpfulness and to promote the highest interest of the community and State.  SAWC is considered a 'General' Club.

"Do your little bit of good where you are; it’s those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world."― Desmond Tutu

Did you know that the club completed
3,051 service hours so far this year? 
(January 2023- August 2023)

Important Information!

All Membership Meetings

are held on the first Tuesday of each month


11:30 am - 1:30 pm

Derry-Salem Elks Lodge

39 Shadow Lake Rd, Salem

Handicapped parking is available. 

Don't forget to renew your membership

We thank you for choosing to be a Member of SAWC! Your support is vital to advancing our mission and allowing us to serve our community's needs. A new year begins for SAWC on June 1st, which also brings about Membership Renewal time.


Also, please bear in mind, that this one dues payment enrolls you as a member of 3 organizations;

  • SAWC ($7),

  • GFWC International ($15),

  • GFWC-NH ($3).

Community Service Programs

Five core programs are the vehicles for organizing our volunteer efforts.  Each CSP committee develops relationships with various organizations and agencies in the community to see how SAWC can help them.

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Be sure to report your volunteer hours.

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