Girls Friendly Society (known as GFS in many parts of the world)
GFS WORLD COUNCIL 2023 – SOUTH AFRICA
It once seemed impossible to even think we could be contemplating it, but now GFS South Africa are inviting us to join them for the World council in South Africa from 3 – 11th August in 2023.
You will find below the registration forms and other information needed for World Council 2023.
It is also possible to pay a fee to participate via Zoom for the world council ($750 approximately).
If you are interested please note that you need to pay a deposit by the 11th of November 2022 (this year). Your application needs to be endorsed with the Australian President’s signature (Suzanne Claire) before being sent to South Africa.
Please check with appropriate authorities (DFAT for travel advice and restrictions) as you consider your position. It may also be prudent to check insurance coverage and cancellation policies etc. if you are considering travelling next year. We know things are fluid at the moment but best not to be caught. We were very lucky to have been refunded from the last travel but maybe not so another time!
GFS Australia National Secretary
GFS WORLD DAY OF PRAYER
Each year a GFS World Country takes turns to produce the GFS World Day of Prayer on or around the 29th of September. In 2021 the World Day of Prayer has been prepared by GFS Sierra Leone. if you would like to join us we will be meeting via Zoom on Saturday 25th September at 1pm Australian EST. If you would like to join us you can email us here for the login details or check the GFS Australia Facebook event to join us.
Traditionally the offertory from the WDOP is given to the current World Project.
ANZ Bank BSB 016 494 Account number 185761641
Please note this is the direct account for the World Project NOT the GFS Australia general account
GFS WORLD PROJECT
The World Project for 2021-2023 is in Cameroon. The proposal and outline of the project can be downloaded here:
This is where the money from the GFS World Day of Prayer will be donated for the next 2 years.