By Joan F. Simoneau, Community Reporter
Marlborough – A 30-year member of the Marlborough Junior Woman's Club, Diane McCurley, was installed as the 2014-2016 junior director of the General Federation of Women's Club (GFWC) of Massachusetts, Junior Membership, at the Juniors Annual Conference held in May in Marlborough. Two Marlborough club members, Marilyn Perry and Sheila Shea, have held the position in the past.
“In my new position I represent the 500-plus juniors at international conventions and state and New England regional meetings,” McCurley said. “I will hold meetings for juniors in the fall and spring as well as President's Day in August to inform club presidents about GFWC projects and programs and also help them solve any administrative problems they may encounter and guide them in their role as leaders of their clubs.”
At these meetings she will share the many programs and offerings introduced at the international convention she attended recently in Arizona.
McCurley has chosen “Embrace Diversity” as the theme for her administration.
“This signifies the diversity not only of our members but also the great variety of projects offered through GFWC clubs. The symbol is a circle of multi-colored hands, surrounding the GFWC logo,” she said.
Her focus project is “Youth Villages,” an organization that serves at-risk youths through family-centered intervention with the goal of best outcome for the child, whether within or outside the family unit. They also serve young adults who age out of foster care with assistance in finding housing, educational opportunities and life skills, according to McCurley.
“I am looking forward to serving as director especially now as Marlborough Juniors celebrate their 50th anniversary this October,” she said.