Community Joins in Celebration with New Little Free Library, Tree Plantings, and Pinwheel Garden  

APRIL 25, 2019   DUNEDIN, FL – In celebration of the 129th anniversary of the founding of the General Federation of Women’s Clubs (, the GFWC North Pinellas Woman’s Club ( installed and dedicated a Little Free Library at the Martin Luther King Jr. Recreation Center in Dunedin Wednesday, April 24 as part of its “Books Across Pinellas” initiative. The library was made possible by a generous contribution from the Rotary Club of Dunedin. Local teens from the Youth Advisory Council decorated the library with quotes honoring Dr. King and his legacy. Families from the nearby Habitat for Humanity neighborhood joined the celebration to learn about how to use a Little Free Library and enjoy cake and ice cream. 

“The GFWC North Pinellas Woman’s Club members are in Dunedin and every corner of our community every day, living the volunteer spirit,” said Laura Connelly, president. “Today we dedicate this Little Free Library as we celebrate GFWC Federation Day and 129 years of upholding our motto “unity in diversity”. We know that literacy equality was important to Dr. King and we are happy to honor his legacy with this library.” 

Also, on the evening of April 24, club volunteers along with neighborhood families, recognized National Arbor Day (April 26) at the MLK Center by planting two oak trees, supplied by the City of Dunedin. In addition, a “Pinwheels for Prevention” garden was created in recognition of Child Abuse Prevention month in April. 

“We were delighted to have such tremendous community participation and to collaborate with our partners from Rotary Club of Dunedin, the MLK Center, City of Dunedin and Dunedin Public Library,” said Connelly. “A special thanks to Dunedin City Commissioners Jeff Gow and Maureen “Moe” Freaney; Rotary Club of Dunedin members Beverly Fisher, Pat Bauer, Jonathan Skinner and others; and Dunedin Library Director Phyllis Gorshe for celebrating with us tonight. Together we are united in our passion of serving others in our wonderful community.”          

About the GFWC North Pinellas Woman’s Club

GFWC North Pinellas Woman’s Club is an all-volunteer, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization united in our passion to positively impact lives in Pinellas County. Members are very active in a variety of community improvement projects and strive to address all aspects of the community, including foster children, the homeless, school systems, civic duties and social responsibilities, and environmental issues.  Visit our website to see to see the impact we’ve made.

About the General Federation of Women’s Clubs

The General Federation of Women’s Clubs is a unifying force, bringing together local women’s clubs, with members dedicated to strengthening their communities and enhancing the lives of others through volunteer service. With over 10,000 members in Florida and over 80,000 members worldwide, GFWC members are community leaders who work locally to create global change by supporting the arts, preserving natural resources, advancing education, promoting healthy lifestyles, encouraging civic involvement, and working toward world peace and understanding.

Press Release: Local Woman’s Club Honors 129th Anniversary in Dunedin