GFWC LEADS (Leadership Education And Development Seminar)

LEADS is a program intended to identify GFWC members who have potential and the desire to assume leadership in GFWC beyond their clubs. To learn more about the LEADS Program click on the link below.

LEADS 2016 - 2018

Carol Shoener is our Leadership Chairman. Her contact information can be found on page 10 of the GFWC MO State Yearbook. 

Criteria for GFWC MO LEADS Candidate:

GFWC will cover a portion of the attendees’ expenses, including:

In addition, the LEADS Candidate will receive $300 from GFWC MO to help cover expenses of attending the one-day Leadership Seminar during the International Convention.

GFWC LEADS Graduates

2016 - Bonnie Jansen  
2015 - Gail Jones 2014 – Cary Chambers
2013 – Lori Snodgrass 2012 – Shelly Barger
2011 – Renee Ridling 2010 – Linda Russell
2009 – Carol Shoener 2008 – Lynn Noyes
2007 – Tammy Curtis 2006 – Sue Harris
2005 – Tracie Snodgrass 2004 – Kathy Tate
2003 – Karole Fischer Jacobsen 2002 – Becky Gazaway (First LEADS)

Our leads candidate for 2017 is Bonnie Tillman of Mexico Missouri. She has been a member of the Mexico GFWC Women's Club for past 17 years where she has served as a Corresponding Secretary, Vice President, and President. At the district level she holds the office of Treasurer, and is the Parliamentary Advisor for the state of Missouri GFWC.  

Link to LEADS Information at

Links to forms and additional information.

LEADS information for State Federations (pdf)

LEADS Application Form (pdf)

LEADS Participant Profile Form (pdf)