Since 1965, the Women’s Division of the Grapevine Chamber has focused on fostering the spirit of charitable giving and economic development among the women of the Grapevine area. We aim to enable everyone to contribute to the advancement of the civic, business, and educational interests in the community. We are a hardworking group of women that have a commitment to serve the community of Grapevine. Each year we look forward to helping students within GCISD by providing school supplies at the start of each school year. Each December we provide gifts and other necessities for over 100 senior adults during the Christmas season.
The Women’s Division motto is SERVE – support, engage, respect, volunteer and encourage. It is what we do each year, and will continue to grow upon and develop further in 2019.
Get Involved Volunteer Exceed
The Women’s Division Luncheon is the second Tuesday of each month.
$20 if paid in advance
$25 at door
See the Chamber’s online calendar for more details.
Date: December 7th,
Race Start Time: 8:30 a.m.
Location: OAK GROVE PARK TRAWICK PAVILION 2700 DARREN G. MEDLIN TRAIL, GRAPEVINE TEXAS
For every participant registered for Fun Run or 5K with a school, $2 will be donated to the school’s PTA. Open to ALL schools. Parents, siblings, teachers and administrators can also register to help increase funding for school. Proceeds benefit the Grapevine Chamber Foundation, a 501(c)3 organization assisting low-income children and senior citizens. Race Questions, Contact Brandy Headington at (817) 416-8347 | Sponsorship Questions, Contact Casey Maxfield at 817.808.6532.
Elves on the Run is a fun, family-friendly 5k full of holiday spirit held right here in Grapevine the first weekend in December. Runners are encouraged to dress up in their holiday costumes and bring their groups and schools out to participate! Costume Contests, Santa’s workshop with local businesses and vendors, and fun for kids of all ages await participants. Santa begins the race and meets all kids at the finish line handing out Kids 1 Mile fun run medals. The course is a timed, sanctioned race for the serious runner – but is also a great holiday event to share with friends and family.
Christmas Spirit Program:
The Christmas Spirit Program partners with Grace to identify senior citizens and disabled members of the Grapevine community who need help and support during the Holidays. Those identified are interviewed by the Women’s Division members and wish trees for Christmas are created. Those gifts are then distributed to those in need along with other necessities before Christmas. This program was established in 1973 and is at the heart of the Women’s Division’s mission. Gifts are typically items of necessity and provide basic dignity to our neighbors in need. Thousands of gifts have been delivered to participants since this program’s inception.
8th Annual Back to School Fair in GCISD:
Saturday, August 10th 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. at Cross Timbers Middle School, 2301 Pool Rd, Grapevine, Texas 76051
Back to School Fair for pre-registered families in GCISD. Provides a backpack and school supplies and resource info. Sponsored by GCISD, the Women’s Division of the Grapevine Chamber of Commerce and CONNECT. In 2018, The Women’s Division provided over $35,000 to purchase school supplies for children in GCISD that deserve the right to start a new school year properly prepared with necessary school supplies.
School supplies are crucial to the success of all students. Without the basic necessities, students can feel lost and stigmatized among their peers. This leads to poor performance and eventually puts the student at risk of dropping out of school. The Women’s Division believes every student should start the year out right with all necessary school supplies. Since the inception of this program, tens of thousands of GCISD students have received new school supplies via funds raised by the Women’s Division. Each school year 1350+ students benefit from this initiative.
Learn more about being a sponsor of the Women’s Division by clicking here.
2019 Women’s Division Leadership
Chair – Casey Maxfield
Chair Elect – Nancy Cable
Vice Chair of Fundraising – Brandy Headington
Vice Chair of Sponsorships – Sharon Smith
Vice Chair of Community Service – Traci Coy
Vice Chair of Programs – Merry Bagwell
Vice Chair of Ways and Means – Kris Raab
Vice Chair of Communications – Lara Hohweiler
Vice Chair of Finance – Susie Howell
Secretary – Debbie Brown
Parliamentarian – Alisa Runge