Laura Connelly Receives Community Activist and Leadership Award  

APRIL 29, 2019   CLEARWATER, FL – Laura Connelly, GFWC North Pinellas Woman’s Club president, was named the recipient of the 2019 Men & Women of Distinction Community Activist and Leadership Award by the Gathering of Women, Sunday, April 28, at the Saint Petersburg Country Club.

“The Men and Women of Distinction Award honors those who tirelessly give their time, talent and expertise to help make our community outstanding,” said Samantha Richardson-Hardy, president, The Gathering of Women, Inc. “Laura’s exceptional hands-on involvement, passion for humanity and leadership epitomize what it means to make a real difference in our community through service.”

The distinction awards honor community heroes across a broad range of activism in Tampa Bay, including health, culture, business, and public service.

Each year, candidates for the Distinction Awards undergo a strict review process that starts in the previous year. To evaluate the nominations, a selection committee gauges all names within the context of community involvement, leadership, commitment, a concern for humanity and having an enduring and meaningful impact.

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.

About Gathering of Women, Inc.

The Gathering of Women, Inc. was founded in 2005 in St. Petersburg to provide a voice for women and a force for change. We are a cross-cultural alliance of women catalyzing partnerships and developing community projects to achieve sustained economic security and opportunities for members of the community.

Press Release: Local Woman’s Club President Named 2019 Woman of Distinction