Friday, August 27, 2010

All Invited to State Fall Conference


Don't Miss State Fall Conference!

What a great way to introduce a friend or new club member to your Federation! This popular event is scheduled for Monday, Oct. 18, at the Bridgewater Marriott. The cost will be $39.50 which includes the $3 registration fee. Coffee and tea will be available upon arrival. Deadline to register is Friday, Oct. 8.

Special entertainment after luncheon – “The Determined Spirit – the Story of Amelia Earhart” by Author and Actress Monica Hoffman

Visit the website for additional information and registration form.

Women of Achievement

• State News: NJSFWC Seeks Women of Achievement

Nominations are now being accepted for the 30th Annual Women of Achievement Awards. Sponsored by the New Jersey State Federation of Women’s Club (NJSFWC) of GFWC and Douglas Residential College of Rutgers, The State University, the awards were created to recognize outstanding women in various fields throughout New Jersey. Previous winners of this award include: Sen. Jennifer Beck, Mary Higgins Clark, Gov. Christine Todd Whitman and Althea Gibson.

To be eligible for this honor, each nominee must be a woman who has gained visibility in New Jersey for her contributions, including professional/personal accomplishments, activities and achievements. The deadline for submitting an application is Dec. 15. Winners will be honored at the awards ceremony, to be held at the 117th NJSFWC Annual Convention, at the Trump Plaza Hotel in Atlantic City on Monday, May 2.

Applications can be found on the NJSFWC website,, or by calling (732) 249-5474.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Information on Federation

Founded in 1894, the New Jersey State Federation of Women's Clubs of GFWC (NJSFWC), a member of the General Federation of Women's Clubs, provides opportunities for education, leadership training, and community service through participation in local clubs, enabling members to make a difference in the lives of others, one project at a time. There are approximately 10,000 members in 203 general clubs, 45 junior clubs, 10 juniorette clubs, and 16 evening membership departments located throughout New Jersey.
Too frequently, women’s clubs’ members are described as privileged, white-gloved women with too much time on their hands. Just the opposite is true. Each member has inherited a history of activism on the community, state, national and international level. Now more than 10 years into a second century of community service, we look back with pride at the many accomplishments of our clubs and their members, and know that activism is just as alive and spirited today.

Monday, August 9, 2010

In the News

The NJSFWC has been in the news and on the radio this summer. Articles have been highlighted in the Recorder Newspapers, Courier News, Wall Street Journal, and Garden State Woman Magazine. Check out for the articles. In addition to the press coverage, President Patty Whitehouse and Communications Chairman Barbara McCloskey were guests on the Jessie Frees WMTR Radio Show on Sunday, Aug. 1. Hope you were able to catch the show. If your club is featured in an article, be sure to send the information to

BOATSIE’S BOXES – OPERATION: CHRISTMAS STOCKING PROJECT ~ Back by popular demand, filled and empty stockings are being collected at the 8 District Fall Councils. Last year, N.J. club women donated more than 2,000 stockings ... what will the number be this year? Check out the September 2010 ALMANAC (Club members), or Judith Ambrus at for instructions and details.