The Fort Worth Association of Federated Women’s Clubs  (FWAFWC) was organized in 1917 with Mrs. Fannie Mae Connally-Winn serving as the first president.  It was the desire of Mrs. Winn that the “colored” women of Fort Worth have the opportunity to be known for their contributions and sacrificial service in the communities throughout the city.

Growth in membership prompted the association to branch into smaller groups to effectively reach the community at large.  To date, there are ten local women’s clubs associated with the FWAFWC.  Each club operates under its own set of officers, but all clubs are accountable to the president of the general body.

Over its storied history, the FWAFWC has produced leaders who, despite the challenges of gender and society, persevered.  In the forefront of the organization’s cause has remained the commitment to ensure that women of color are aware of civic duties, social issues in the community, family health matters, cultural art awareness, and the importance, as well as responsibility of educating youth for a better future.

Annual Federation Day

 Annual Federation Day


Martin Luther King, Jr. with Veda Felder

 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. guest of  Vada Felder


Isabell Smith District Convention

 Annual Isabel Smith District Convention



Club Ladies of Avolante

Please also take a moment to share your special connection to the organization’s rich history.  We would love to hear from family and friends of our Founders, past Presidents and other distinguished members.  Sign our Guest Book.