Sunday, May 29, 2011

GFWC Convention Comming in June


The 120th GFWC International Convention will be held June 18-20 in Milwaukee, Wi. See link below for additional information. A welcome orientation and reception will be held on June 17th.

Join clubwomen from all over the USA and abroad for Workshops, Banquets,speakers and Lunch & Learn sessions.

In all 50 states and more than a dozen countries, our members work locally to create global change. GFWC clubwomen are mothers, sisters, wives, daughters, doctors, teachers, and community leaders who are dedicated to enhancing the lives of others through volunteer service.

Friday, May 20, 2011


Established in 1944, the Cecilia Gaines Holland Award is the highest honor that can be bestowed upon a New Jersey Clubwoman. Named after the second President of the NJSFWC, this prestigious award is given annually to one clubwoman who demonstrates her commitment to her community by performing outstanding civic and volunteer work that extends above and beyond her service to her club.

This year’s recipient was nominated by the Woman’s Club of Maplewood, Liberty District. JoAnn Aponte resides in Bloomfield and is a 39 year member of her club, having first joined as a Junior and then as an EMD’er. Her journey to this award started as a teenager candy striper at New York Hospital. Active in girl scouting for many years and in her Church for over 40 years, JoAnn has continued in her dedication in helping those less fortunate.

For the rest of JoAnn's bio, please use this link:

Friday, May 13, 2011

NJSFWC State Convention A Success!


NJSFWC State Convention held May 2-4th, 2011

The 117th Annual New Jersey State Federation of Women’s Clubs (NJSFWC) of the General Federation of Women’s Clubs (GFWC’s) convention was held recently at the Trump Plaza Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City. The convention was presided over by State President Patty Whitehouse of Gladstone.

A variety of business sessions, workshops, exhibits, awards and entertainment was enjoyed by more than 500 clubwomen, representing 111 clubs in New Jersey.

NJSFWC President Patty Whitehouse announced that in 2010, the clubs reported “27,912 projects, 825,737 volunteer hours and $3,587,294 in cash and “in kind” donations, benefiting their local communities. These donations make a real difference in the local communities.”

A banquet honoring club presidents from throughout the State Federation was also held on the second evening of the convention

Saturday, May 7, 2011

NJSFWC Women of Influence Suffragette Quilt Raffle

Support Girls' Career Institute (GCI) and purchase a raffle ticket!

This beautiful quilt is being raffled to benefit GCI! Tickets are $5.00 for 1 raffle and 3 tickets for $10.00.
Call Carol Sas at NJSFWC Headquarters at (732) 249-5474 for tickets.
The drawing will be held on Saturday, September 17, 2011 at the
GFWC Middle Atlantic Region Conference, Hyatt REgency Hotel, New Brunswick.

The quilt was made by Judith Baymiller and donated by Barbara Hall, Pine Lake Woman's Club, Inc.

Girl's Career Institute, June 13 - 16, 2011 – Douglass College, New Brunswick, NJ

For girls completing their junior year in High School. Girl’s Career Institute is designed to give them a taste of college living. Women speakers give the attendees information on various careers that may interested them.