Saturday, January 29, 2011

Join Us for Public Issues Day

(1/29/2011) Women are invited to attend NJSFWC Public Issues Day, honoring women in the military.
For over 100 years the New Jersey State Federation of Women’s Clubs of GFWC (NJSFWC) has sponsored a Public Issues Day. Over the years, members have been briefed on a variety of legislative concerns impacting women and their families. This year’s event will be held on March 21 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Monroe Township with over 200 women in attendance from Federated clubs from across the state.
Judith Ambrus of Bridgewater, NJSFWC Public Issues chairman, announced that the theme of the day will be "Honoring Women in the Military." Clubwomen who have served in various capacities in the military will be honored. If you know a woman that you would like to be honored at this event, please contact the NJSFWC President Patty Whitehouse at or NJSFWC Public Issues Chairman Judith Ambrus at
There will be a variety of speakers, including representatives from the Women in Military Service for American Memorial Foundation, the USO and the Veteran’s Administration. In addition, members of the New Jersey legislature have also been invited to share with the attendees what New Jersey is doing to support the military and veterans. NJSFWC President Patty Whitehouse, of Gladstone, has announced that the General Federation of Women’s Clubs (GFWC) International President Carlene A. Garner will also be in attendance.

This exciting event will begin at 10 a.m. The price of the Conference is $39.50. Additional information and a registration form can be found on the NJSFWC website,, or by calling (732) 249-5474.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Applicaton Deadline March 1 for Yardley Fellowship

(1/17/11) The Margaret Yardley Fellowship Fund was established in 1930 to provide fellowship grants to deserving women who are New Jersey residents pursuing post-graduate advanced studies at the school of their choice. The first contribution to the fund in 1930 was $5,000 given by Farnham Yardley in memory of his mother, the first NJSFWC President Margaret Yardley. NJSFWC has been able to award between six and eight $1,000 fellowship grants to deserving women annually.
Information (including application forms) regarding this fellowship fund is forwarded to all New Jersey universities, state colleges and independent four-year colleges plus graduate departments at Harvard University and New York University.
Considerations used when judging applicants’ qualifications include scholastic achievement, career service potential and charitable endeavors. The grant is applied solely to tuition expenses. If you know of a young woman who is eligible for this grant, applications are available.
The deadline for all information must be received by the committee at NJSFWC Headquarters by March 1.
The application can found be on the website, listed under "Projects" or call NJSFWC Headquarters for more information.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Happy New Year!

(1/04/2011) Now that January is here, it is time for all NJSFWC districts to hold their January Mid-Year Council. All eight districts hold their own meeting through the month of January. Feel free to click on the link below and see when a meeting is being held in your area.

We have clubs in all parts of New Jersey and we would love to see some new faces.
For those of you clubwomen who have not been to a district meeting, they are a great way to find out a little more of what the NJSFWC is all about and to meet some other clubwomen in your area.