Monday, March 21, 2011

Public Issues Day

Public Issues Day, Honoring women in the Military was a success!

211 Clubwomen and guests attended the 103rd Public Issues Day in Monroe, NJ.
The speakers were all very interesting and informative. Recently Retired Colonial Anne F. Hamilton spoke about her 30 years in the Air force. She also gave an interesting history of women in the military and how they were helping on the battlefields even before they were recognized as servicewomen.
GFWC International President Carlene A. Garner also gave an interesting history of women in the military and how GFWC and Clubwomen were supportive in many ways during WW1 & WW11.
We also had a speaker from the USO, who told us about the many programs they have to support servicemen & women and their families in 27 countries and in more than 150 centers.
11 women who attended the event were also honored. See their photo:

Wednesday, March 16, 2011



Do you have family stories about relatives, friends or club members who were involved in the fight for the vote -- either side of the issue?

Are their suffrage scrapbooks, letters, diaries or memorabilia in anyone's attic, garage, under the bed, in a local historical society, local public library?

Are there records of suffrage discussions in club minutes leading up to the 1915 referendum or 1920 ratification campaign?

If you locate any of the above items, contact Anne Redlus, NJSFWC Librarian, through the NJSFWC Headquarters, 732-249-5474.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

State Project: Gilda's Club/The Wellness Center

More on our State Project!
Many club's are doing great projects to benefit our State Project.

Check out these two projects:
Montville Township Women's Club Jazzes It Up For Gilda's Club
The club's "Jazz Cabaret" night at Tiffany's in Pine Brook helped raise money for NJ residents living with cancer.
The sold out event, which featured live jazz, a tricky tray drawing, and a 50-50 raffle, was for the benefit of the New Jersey area Gilda’s Club centers.

“We wanted to do an event that would make a log of money for Gilda’s Club,” event co-chair Libby Manicona said. “The club is our statewide Women’s Club project for the year, and what’s great about it is that it’s a full support community for people suffering from cancer.”

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Date: March 6, 2011

"Bras With an Attitude" is a FUN idea that Millville Women's Club used to gererate public interest and raise funds for Gilda's Club. Read below how it worked and click to see some samples.

Sarah Griffith, CEO of Gilda's Club, Linwood, made a presentation to the Millville Woman's Club during its February meeting. In honor of Gilda's Club, the local club held a "Bras With an Attitude" contest. Members decorated their bras and displayed them for voting. The bra bringing in the most money won a prize. Proceeds went to Gilda's Club. This event also generated the public's interest. A local downtown book store, Bogart's Bookstore, picked up the idea and invited the women to display their bras in its store window for the month of March. It has reached out to the public for additional entries and has continued raising funds for Gilda's Club. To date, 31 decorated bras are now being shown. The Millville Woman's Club thank the participants and Bogart's Bookstore for helping with the Bra-decorating event and helping to promote cancer awareness. Most grateful will be the benefactor, Gilda's Club, which offers a program of support, education and hope for families touched by cancer. The Millville Woman's Club also appreciates the "Daily Journal" and "The News of Cumberland County" for helping to promote the event.
Bra themes included, Millville Rose, Treasure Chest, Booby Trap, to name a few.