GFWC Philo Woman’s Club
General Federation of Women’s Clubs Illinois



Our club was organized in 1900 with 24 members.  In 1908 were we requested street signs in our village.  We were active in WWI and WWII with the Red Cross knitting socks and sweaters and rolling bandages weekly.  We sponsored the community Mother Daughter banquet from 1928 through 1960 and again 1980 through 2004.  


We celebrated our club’s 100th anniversary during the Centennial of the Village in 2000.


We were instrumental in the opening of the library in 1962, and the building of the new library in 1997.


We currently have 14 members are are working to increase our membership.  


Women in the Philo area are encouraged to attend our meetings or contact us for more information.  Our volunteer work is a wonderful way to give back to the community and establish lasting friendships and fellowship.



Philo Public District Library

115 E. Washington

Philo, Illinois


2nd Thursday of the Month (Except July  & August)

1:00 p.m.



Sheila Pelichoff

Pat Miller

June Highsmith

Jean McCormick

For More Information, Please Contact:


Sheila Polichoff

611 High Hill Road

Philo, Illinois 61864




In Addition to the GFWC Department Committees

We also Have Committees of





Community Improvement


Projects for This Year

Vendor Stand at Philo Festival in September

Bakeless Bake Sale

Serve and Host 19th District Summer Board Meeting in June, 2009

Canteen Books and Personal Items for Veterans

Music or Art Scholarship to Summer Camps

Library Support

Support 2 Local Elementary Schools (Catholic and Public)

Veterans and Other Local Needs as They Arise
(Click here to see our special project for 2008)

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