The New Jersey State Federation of Women's Clubs of GFWC was founded in 1894 and founded the New Jersey College for Women in 1918 (now Douglass Residential Campus) The NJSFWC , the largest volunteer women's service organization in the state and a member of the General Federation of Womens 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.

Please join us!

NJSFWC Headquarters
55 Labor Center Way
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
(732) 249-5474
http://www.njsfwc.org/

GFWC website:
http:/www.gfwc.org/

View all of our clubs in New Jersey:
www.njsfwc.org/index.php/article/index/5


Monday, December 24, 2012

Happy & Healthy New Year to ALL!

voting for the new GFWC Tagline is underway:

Visit: http://www.gfwc.org/gfwc/default.asp to vote

The choices are:

LIVING THE VOLUNTEER SPIRIT

SHOW WE CARE...EVERYWHERE

VOLUNTEERING AT ITS BEST

While you are at the GFWC website, be sure to look around and see all the wonderful ideas, projects, contests and information the website holds!

HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

Friday, November 30, 2012

Join The 1894 Society


Be part of Team Federation for 2012=2013!

The NJSFWC Headquarters Building, built with trading stamps, is locted on leased land from Rutgers University. The Federation's lease with Rutgers sets the rental amount at a percentage of the value of the land.

Every 10 years the NJSFWC and Rutgers determine the amount the land lease should be. As you may know, the value of land has increased!

The 1894 Society was initiated in 2002 in an effort to build a fund that will enable the NJSFWC to meet any increase that may be assessed by Rutgers. Please help us to continue to build funds in the 1894 Society.

Membership can be in the name of a Club or individual.

Membership levels:
Red ($18.94-$189.39)
White ($189.40-$1,893.39)
Blue ($1894.00 and above)

Make your check payable to "NJSFWC" and earmark "1894 Society"

Mail check and your name and/or Club name, address and telephone number to:
NJSFWC Headquarters
55 Labor Center Way
New Brunswick, NJ 08901

Monday, October 22, 2012

State Fall Conference a Success!



Three hundred and twenty seven Clubwomen, representing 96 clubs attended State Fall Conference at the Imperia on Eastern. What a great turn out!

NJSFWC President Linda Babeuf welcomed all members and guests and presided over the meeting that consisted of a variety of speakers and awards.

The founder of our Special State project, Family Promise Karen Olsen spoke about the program and how the organization's mission is to help homeless and low-income families achieve sustainable independence.

Special guest speaker was Author, Dorothea Benton Frank.

Pictured is Anne Redlus, the Domestic Violence Awareness Community program Chairman at her table - showing a variety of items to support Domestic Violence Awareness.




Friday, October 5, 2012

Clubwomen stuffing stockings for Boatsies Boxes


Pictured are Clubwomen from the Woman's Club of the Denville-Rockaway area, who packaged 25 stockings that will be sent to Troops serving in Afghanistan, in time for Christmas!

See the list to the right of items that are being collected, if you would like to donate to this great project!



Tuesday, September 25, 2012

State Fall Conference coming in October

What a great way to introduce your new members to Federation by bringing them to State Fall Conference.

New location this year - The Imperia on Eastern, 1714 Easton Ave., Somerset, NJ

The Conference Chairman, Rae Salandra of Dumont announced that the events of the day include:

A variety of workshops, including one on Family Promise, NJSFWC’s State Project, detailing how clubs and members can get involved with service and fundraising for New Jersey families dealing with homelessness.
There will also be presentations by some of the Federation’s Community Service Program Chairmen and suggestions of some very interesting projects for clubs to work on during the coming club year.
Membership awards will be presented to the club in each District realizing the highest increase in membership over the past year.
Vendor tables with an assortment of items offered for sale.

Because no child should be forgotten during the holidays,
clubs and members are asked to bring gift cards to State Fall Conference, which will be collected and given to Family Promise to distribute thru out the state so that families can purchase holiday gifts for their children.


Friday, September 14, 2012

Highlands Fall Council a Success!


71 Clubwomen enjoyed a morning of socializing, speakers and information sharing.
The meeting was held at the Lake Hopatcong Yacht Club - what a view!


Pictured from right standing is Pat Anderson, Highlands District Vice President, Barbara McCloskey, President of Denville-Rockaway, Nancy Levy, member of Denville-Rockaway. sitting are ladies from the Long Valley Club.

Clubwomen from the Parsippany Club:





Monday, August 20, 2012

Fall District Council Meetings Announced

• College District Fall Council is Thursday, September 27th at 10 AM at NJSFWC Headquarters, New Brunswick
• Garden District Fall Council is Thursday, September 20th at 10 AM at the Pitman United Methodist Church, Pitman
• Highlands District Fall Council is Wednesday, September 12th at 10 AM at the Lake Hopatcong Yacht Club, Hopatcong
• Liberty District Fall Council is Tuesday, September 25th at 10 AM at the Masonic Lodge in Westfield
• Palisades District Fall Council is Friday, September 21st at 10 AM at the Woman’s Club of Rutherford Clubhouse, Rutherford
• Ramapo District Fall Council is Monday, September 10th at 6:30 PM at the Woman’s Club of Ridgewood Clubhouse, Ridgewood
• Shore District Fall Council is Monday, September 24th at 11 AM at the Woman's Club of Point Pleasant Club House, Point Pleasant Beach
• Southern District Fall Council is Wednesday, September 19th at 11 AM at the Wildwood Civic Club in Wildwood, NJ . This date is a week earlier than normal.
• EMD Fall Roundtable is Saturday, September 29th at 10 AM at NSJFWC Headquarters, New Brunswick

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Family Fundraiser at Fuddruckers



Thanks to many clubwomen and their friends and family, the fundraiser for Family Promise, the NJSFWC Special State project held at Fuddruckers in Parsippany was a success!

Pictured are clubwomen from the Parsippany & Denville-Rockaway clubs.

Funds raised from this fundraiser will be used to purchase Back to School supplies for children in this program.

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Family Promise new Special State project 2012-14


Family Promise, a nonprofit organization committed to helping low-income and homeless families achieve lasting independence is the 2012-2014 NJSFWC Special State project.
Visit their website at:
www.familypromise.com

Clubs all over the state will have many opportunities over the next two years to be involved with supporting this organization with volunteering, fundraising and community service projects.

Check our website on a periodic basis to look for events that Districts and clubs are hosting to help support this worthwhile cause. www.njsfwc.org

Here is your first opportunity to support this Special State project:
The GFWC Woman’s Club of the Denville Rockaway area is sponsoring a
DINE WITH US
WEDNESDAY JULY 11, 2012
11:00 AM to 10:00 PM
At:
FUDDRUCKERS
3159 Route 46 East
Parsippany, NJ 07054

15%* OF YOUR CHECK WILL HELP US SUPPORT Family Promise,
an organization that helps local low income and homeless families.

* If order is from the regular price menu without the use of discounts or coupons,
You must present a special flyer for the club to receive the donation: Please visit our blog to print a coupon:
www.womansclubofdenvillerockaway.blogspot.com
or email gfwcdenvrock@aol.com for additional flyers

Monday, June 11, 2012

Linda Babeuf - 2012-2014 NJSFWC State President

Our 2012-2014 NJSFWC State President is Linda Babeuf.
Here is an excerpt from her inagural speech:

BELIEVE IN THE MISSION- BE SEEN, BE HEARD


As leader of the new team this Officer has many ideas, hopes and wishes for the next two years. These are not new ideas, these are essential ones that we all need to be reminded and encouraged to continue and perhaps step it up a little.


The first “wish” is that for membership you each invite a friend or friends to a meeting. That is not a new idea but what I am asking you to do is invite them with no expectation of them becoming members, just have them come as a guest. Don’t look at every guest as your next new member. Let them see how special your club is, how much fun you have and how important the work you do is. MAKE THEM WANT TO JOIN!


A second “wish” is that we restore HONOR to being the President, an Officer or Chairman in your club or district. I don’t know when that changed but it used to be an honor to hold a leadership position in a club or district. This dinner tonight is traditionally the dinner to HONOR CLUB PRESIDENTS. Will all club Presidents stand and be recognized/honored for your service to the 2010-2012 administration. THANK YOU!


A third “wish” for this administration is to be sure all members are knowledgeable about their club and Federation’s past, the well known and the little known. You cannot plan and commit to the future if you do not know where you come from. You must be proud of the accomplishments of the organization you have decided to dedicate some or a lot of your precious time to and you cannot be proud of your past if you do not know anything about it. What we do matters. We will work to restore Pride in Membership.


A fourth “wish” for 2012-2014 is to be sure you spread the good news of what your club and NJSFWC are doing. Whether it is a blog, on Facebook, an email, your club website, articles in your town newspaper, on the phone with one of your friends, talking with acquaintances at the nail salon or book club meeting, you need to show how proud you are of your club and the work you do.


WHAT WE DO MATTERS!

Visit our website at njsfwc.org to read the remainder of Linda's speech.

Saturday, May 19, 2012

NJSFWC partnering with Somerset Patriots for Food Drive

To help fill the shelves of the local pantries, the New Jersey State Federation of Women’s Clubs (NJSFWC) kicked-off its Operation: Peanut Butter, Jelly and Beans project in late March 2012. The goal of the project is to collect 1 million pounds of non-perishable food items for the local pantries and other local feeding agencies by June 30, 2012. Clubs were encouraged to partner with other local organizations on this very important and necessary project. The food collected locally will remain in the local communities. New Jersey TODAY, the FoodBank Network of Somerset County (one of the Community FoodBank of New Jersey’s member agency) and the New Jersey State Federation of Women’s Clubs are partnering to help feed the hungry of Central Jersey. Plan to attend the Somerset Patriots-Camden Riversharks baseball game on Friday May 25th at the TD Bank Ballpark in Bridgewater. Those attending are asked to bring non-perishable food items with them to the game as a donation. The FoodBank Network has secured a block of tickets with each ticket selling for $10. The FoodBank Network will receive $5 for every ticket they sell from their block. Call Marie Scanell at 732-560-1813 if you are interested in purchasing tickets.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

118th Annual Convention May 7-9th 2012

The NJSFWC Convention will be held at the Trump Plaza Hotel in Atlantic City, from May 7 through May 9, 2012. Three days of friendship, informational workshops, and the annual business meeting of the NJSFWC promise to be a great time for all clubwomen! Business Sessions, Workshops, Exhibits, Awards and Entertainment are planned. A Banquet on Monday evening, May 9th, will feature 6 winners of the 31th Annual Women of Achievement Awards, which is sponsored by NJSFWC and Douglass Residential College at Rutgers University. A Banquet honoring Club Presidents from throughout the State Federation will be held on Tuesday evening, May 10th. In addition, the 2012-2014 NJSFWC State President, Linda Babeuf, from Rumson will be installed

Friday, April 20, 2012

NJSFWC State President interviewed on WCTC radio

NJSFWC State President Patty Whitehouse and NJSFWC Communications Chairman Barbara McCloskey were guests Friday, April 20th on the Bert Baron show,1450WCTC. Below is the link to the recorded podcast: http://www.wctcam.com/BertPodcasts.aspx They were able to share with the audience the history of the NJSFWC and explain the kick off of the Operation Peanut Butter, Jelly & Beans project. This initiative is to collect 1 million pounds of food between April and June to restock the shelves of the state's food pantries, shelters, and soup kitchens.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

NJSFWC picks new Lexus CT Raffle Winner at Lexus of Edison

Congratulations to the winners of the Lexus CT and the flat screen TV!

NJSFWC President Patty Whitehouse picking the winner!

Thanks to Lexus of Edison Dealership (http://www.lexusofedison.com/) for hosting the reception prior to the raffle drawing and a huge thank you to all the Clubwomen and members of the public who supported this fundraiser and purchased tickets.

Friday, March 30, 2012

Networking Breakfast A Success!

A variety of non profit organizations met at NJSFWC Headquarters to discuss ways to combat hunger in New Jersey. THe NJSFWC proposed Operation: Peanut Butter, Jelly & Beans to the group of approximately 20 attendees.

A food drive was proposed for April thru June and is open to the public and any organization or business that would like to participate.
Contact Marjorie at (973) 943-2155 to find out how more information and how you can help!

Thursday, March 15, 2012

2012 Women of Achievement winners announced

The New Jersey Women of Achievement Awards were initiated in 1981 and are co-sponsored by New Jersey State Federation of Women's Clubs and Douglass College of Rutgers, The State University Douglass College.

To be eligible for this honor, each nominee must be a woman who has gained visibility in New Jersey for her distinguished service and outstanding accomplishments.

2012 Winners are:
Carla Fleming, a resident of Fair Lawn has spent the past 40 years making it a personal mission to reach out to all of our servicemen and women and thank them for their service while protecting the freedoms of our Country. Over $31,000 of her own money was used to travel to Washington DC, Hawaii and Walter Reed Hospital thanking veterans for their service.

Cynthia A. Zipf is the Executive Director and founder of Clean Ocean Action and resides in Sandy Hook. Cindy has been a successful coalition builder, forming the Mid-Atlantic Region’s largest most effective voice for the ocean and a leader in forming coalitions with groups throughout the country.

Dr. Nicole McGrath of Montclair is the founder of the KinderSmile Foundation. She is a dental professional who gives her time and talent to children who are un-insured, under-insured and unable to get basic oral health care for themselves.
Gail Phillips Houlihan of Beach Haven has been an advocate for over 30 years for children placed in the state foster care system, and for encouraging and promoting women and volunteerism.
Jean E. Stanfield resides in Westampton NJ and is the first female Sheriff of Burlington County, NJ.
Joyce Kovatch Albers-Schonberg of Princeton currently serves as Douglass Capital Campaign co-chair as well as the Board of Overseers of the Rutgers University Foundation. Joyce has served on the AADC Investment Committee for over 25 years and was its chair for five of those years.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Last Chance to purchase Car Raffle Tickets for NJSFWC Fundraiser

***WIN A LEXUS or 46" FLAT SCREEN TV!***
Date: April 3, 2012
Luxury is only a ticket away! NJSFWC is holding a raffle with the grand prize a 2012 Lexus CT200h and
the First Prize is a 46" flat screen TV.
The drawing will be April 3, 2012.
Visit this website to print out your form:
http://www.njsfwc.org/spaw/uploads/files/NJSFWC%20car%20raffle%20internet%20flyer.pdf

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Humanitarian is guest speaker at Women’s Club in Vernon

Read about another Woman's Club doing great things!

Thursday, March 1, 2012
BY JANET REDYKE
CORRESPONDENT

Aim Vernon

There are truly good and caring people in the world and it was evident at the Feb. 23 bi-monthly meeting of the Vernon Township Women’s Club. The ladies scurried about distributing dozens of varieties of homemade cookies into heart decorated cellophane bags. A yearly campaign, the 102 bags of cookies will be distributed amongst local Sussex County organizations, namely, The Homestead, DASI and Sunrise House.


Following the cookie assembly line, the members welcomed guest speaker Rachael Paulson of Hands on the World Global. A former teacher and recent stay-at-home mom, Paulson began the organization back in 2006.

To read the rest of the story:
http://www.northjersey.com/community/clubs/141146403_Humanitarian_is_guest_speaker_at_Women_s_Club.html

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Jefferson Junior Woman’s Club tempts new members with chocolate

Check out what one of our Junior woman's Club is up to attract new members!
Thursday, February 16, 2012
BY JOHN R. LUCIANO
Aim Jefferson

The Junior Woman’s Club of Jefferson Township had a sweet time at their Feb. 8 meeting. As it was a membership drive to get more women to join the community service and social networking organization, they used something that was sure to wet the appetites of potential new members: chocolate. For those that attended the meeting, a table full of enticing desserts – from a small chocolate fountain to home-made delicacies to a range of brand name candies – awaited them. The effort drew in 10 potential new members.

Members of the Junior Woman’s Club of Jefferson attack the wide range of delicious chocolates featured at their meeting. The meeting was a membership drive that used the promise of chocolate to attract 10 potential new members. "We always do something fun at our meetings," said Co-President Kimberly Reid. "Although we do a lot of good things for the community, we also want our meetings to be enjoyable, and our members are always warm and accepting of new people."

Reid recounted that she joined the club when she was pregnant with her twin boys.

"I attended barely two meetings, and the ladies were already volunteering to make me meals and help me out," she said.

That sense of fun and camaraderie pervades the organization, members said, and it is one of the things that draw people in. The club is a chapter of a larger organization, and it is known for several of its annual fundraisers, including the Bunny Brunch in late winter, the town-wide garage sale in May and the 5K Wrobo Run (named in honor of 2nd Lt. John T. Wroblewski who was killed in Iraq) in October. The majority of the proceeds from their fundraisers go to charities such as the Valerie Fund, local causes like a new reading garden at the Creative Playground or to student scholarships. They are always looking for new causes to which they can contribute.

That goal of helping the community was what drew Melissa Giampapa to the Feb. 8 meeting, along with the chocolate. Giampapa, who has lived in Jefferson for six years, is a member of the Milton Tri-School PTA and was looking for more ways to help. She has a son in second grade and a daughter in kindergarten.

For the rest of the story:
http://www.northjersey.com/community/clubs/139496058_Junior_Woman_s_Club_tempts_new_members_with_chocolate.html

Monday, February 20, 2012

Woman's Club Awards Scholarships

Awarding scholarships to graduating high school seniors is extremely popular among almost all of the Women's Clubs in the state.
Read below about the Woman's Club of Englewood:

Woman's Club of Englewood awards scholarship to help students attain dreams
Wednesday, January 11, 2012 AM
BY STEPHANIE NODA
STAFF WRITER

Northern Valley Suburbanite

ENGLEWOOD — The Woman’s Club of Englewood awarded $17,500 worth of scholarships to nine college students during its annual Scholarship Reception.

Patricia S. Whithouse, New Jersey president of the Federation of Woman’s Clubs, makes remarks during the Englewood club's scholarship reception.

The Jan. 3 reception allowed the organization to "pay it forward" by helping students continue with their college educations thanks to a series of scholarships ranging from $1,000 to $2,500. Three of them were nursing scholarships, due to the club’s interest in supporting nurses and health care.

Patricia S. Whithouse, state president of New Jersey Federation of Women’s Clubs, was in attendance to congratulate the recipients and to extend her well wishes for all their future endeavors.

"Dare to do what it is that you think you would like to do, dream of the possibilities, and then go make it happen," Whithouse said.

Among the many sponsors of the scholarships, including HSBC Bank, USA, N.A. and the Lt. David Van Alstyne III Foundation, a scholarship under the name of Vivian Farris was given to Kaleema Dicks, a student at Montclair State University and Nathalie Cazeau, a senior at Fairleigh Dickinson University.
For the rest of the article:
http://www.northjersey.com/community/137160013_Club_awards_scholarships_to_help_students_.html

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Girls' Career Institute in need of props for Spirit Night!

Girls’ Career Institute (GCI) is a program, offered by the New Jersey State Federation of Women’s Clubs of GFWC (NJSFWC), for girls who have completed their junior year of high school

The GCI program, which began in 1947, is held at Douglas Residential Campus at Rutgers University and affords a unique mini college experience for approximately 175 students from all over the state. This year’s dates are June 11th - June 14th.
Clubwomen volunteer their time to act as housemothers for each wing and a nurse is on duty at all times.

Each year, seven groups of girls perform on stage enacting their version of a theme given to them the first night of GCI. The event is fondly known as 'Spirit Night'.
Over the years the 'props' the girls have used has been depleted and we are looking for some items for this event.
If you happen to have some of these items, why not consider donating them to this event?
ITEMS NEEDED:
Old pocketbooks, gloves, all types of hats, gaudy jewelry, old Halloween costumes, boas and just plain silly stuff that give them the courage to stand in front of approximately 175 people and tell their story of romance, mystery or comedy.

Please contact SallyAnn at scaranfa@njsfwc.org if you have any donations

Monday, January 30, 2012

Clubs help those in need

Here are a couple of examples of how our clubs help in their communities!

Branchburg Women's Club focuses on those in need

Many of us make resolutions about what we hope to accomplish in the New Year. Perhaps finding more ways to help others in need is on your list? With busy lives, sometimes that’s not easy, but there are simple things to do that will make a difference to people who are challenged with difficulties. With this in mind, the Branchburg Woman’s Club offers ways to help others.

Aiding children and adolescents in need will be the focus of the Branchburg Woman’s Club’s Jan. 19 meeting at 7:30 p.m. at Branchburg’s Little Red Schoolhouse, 2120 South Branch Road. The free program will be a presentation by Kathy Coulahan of the Somerset CountyHome for Temporarily Displaced Children. This nonprofit organization helps children and young adults at risk of homelessness and/or maltreatment. Their services include crisis intervention, street outreach, life skills education and transitional living programs. Come learn how important the group’s work is and what has been accomplished.

For more information, see somersethome.org/ and http://www.omnie.com/bwc/. Refreshments and a club meeting will follow the program. Free parking available in lot behind small schoolhouse. Adult guests and membership inquiries are welcome. Call 908-866-1060 for meeting and club information.

In addition to this meeting, there are other projects that the Women’s Club is working on. Donate a pair of new socks to the Club’s “Step Away from Abuse” GFWC Sock Project. The Branchburg Woman’s Club is collecting new socks that will be given to New Jersey domestic violence shelters to help provide comfort and warmth to adults and children that have been victims of domestic violence. All sizes of socks are welcome; the collection bin for the new socks is located in the Township’s main building.

The Club’s Knitting for a Purpose Group is seeking additional contributions of yarn or 7 inch x 9 inch knitted or crocheted rectangles for the Warm Up America! Project. Finished rectangles should be made with either knitting needles of size 7, 8, or 9 or crochet hook size F or G. The collection bin is the same bin as for the socks, located in the Township’s main building. Since January 2010, a total of 25 afghans have been created and given to the Warm Up America! Foundation to assist people in need. Call 908-866-1060 or email bwc4u@spamex.com for more information about these projects and other ways of assisting.

The Branchburg Woman’s Club has been improving people’s lives since 1960. A member of both the New Jersey State Federation of Women’s Clubs and the General Federation of Women’s Clubs, it is a non-profit organization. The club invites Central New Jersey women to come to a meeting and consider joining the club. Club members can choose to participate in activities ranging from community service, food appreciation, crafts, book/movie discussions, and more. Check out the club’s website at http://www.omnie.com/bwc/ or email bwc4u@spamex.com. Club membership inquiries are welcome

Woman's Club helps those who need it the most

The Morristown Woman’s Club is a nonprofit organization that unites its members by promoting improvement in the local community. Members organize and take part in numerous charitable activities to make a difference, and the group works closely with the NJ State Federation of Women’s Clubs and the General Federation of Women’s Clubs.

With approximately 110 members who enjoy being active in the club’s monthly and annual service projects, the club does not advertise for new members, but many typically join by word of mouth. Joining requires a current Woman’s Club sponsor, with an application. The membership fee is $50 per year, which includes a membership to both the state and the international federation fees through the club. General meetings are the third Tuesday of every month at 1:15 p.m. at the club’s historic facility, the Dr. Lewis Condict House on South Street.

Kristina Ramsland joined the club in March of 2005 and finds the involvement in the community to be a gratifying experience: “I have found some very intelligent, interesting and accomplished ladies in the club,” she says. “It's a pleasure to know them.”

As co-president of the club, Ramsland likes to help with the social services projects, including the club’s scholarship gifts to two female Morristown High School seniors each year, as well as a musical scholarship to an additional graduating female from the school. It is easy to see how these ladies love being in a club that reaches out and helps its community.

“We started an evening social service group (meeting the first Tuesday evening of every month), and they are already a growing group,” says Ramsland.

The group ran a fundraiser for National Recycling Day (Nov. 13), in which they asked residents to bring any type of recyclable to their club’s location. An art contest for school-age children is in the pipeline for next year, also by having folks donate recycled items to fundraise.

“The women also collected 50 new or gently used bras for a charity event that helps breast cancer victims,” Ramsland said.
The group created 250 handmade cards to be sent over to the soldiers in Afghanistan over the holiday season.

“There are no Hallmarks available in Afghanistan” says Ramsland, adding that sending U.S. troops some holiday cheer from home could perk up their day. In addition working on the holiday cards, the women recently put together 30 holiday stockings to be donated through “Boatsie’s Boxes,” a nonprofit, charitable organization dedicated to supporting the troops while they are away.

The organization also gives a hand at helping to the community — literally. Busy Hands is the club-sponsored “knitting and crocheting for charity” group. Open to anyone 12 years old and over (club and nonclub members), the group meets the fourth Wednesday of the month at 7 p.m. at the club’s facility.

While the Morristown Woman’s Club works hard in every aspect of their volunteer and charity work, the ladies also find some time for recreation.

“We have a book club, bridge and mah jongg groups, a chorus and lunches/brunches,” Ramsland says.

For information on the group, visit www.wcomt.org.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

NJSFWC offers fellowships to post graduate students

The New Jersey State Federation of Women’s Clubs of GFWC (NJSFWC) is now accepting applications for Margaret Yardley fellowships.

The Margaret Yardley Fellowship Fund was established in 1930 with a $5000 contribution from Farnham Yardley in memory of his mother, the first NJSFWC President Margaret Yardley. The fund provides fellowship grants to deserving New Jersey women who are pursuing post-graduate advanced studies at the school of their choice. 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 on the NJSFWC website, under ‘Projects’ or by calling NJSFWC Headquarters at 732-249-5474. The deadline for all information must be received by the committee at NJSFWC Headquarters by March 1, 2012.

Saturday, January 7, 2012

NJSFWC Clubwoman named Pride of Brielle

1/7/2012
Sue Stenson chosen this year's 'Pride of Brielle'

GFWC Woman's Club of Brielle member and NJSFWC Recording Secretary Sue Stenson has been chosen by the Brielle Chamber of Commerce as this year's Pride of Brielle recipient.

Sue has been an active member of her woman's club for many years and has served for six years on the NJSFWC Board of Directors, most recently as the NJSFWC Recording Secretary.

A dinner will be held at the Manasquan River Golf Club on January, 25, where Sue will be honored.

Congratulations to Sue and her family!

Monday, January 2, 2012

January 2, 2012

Happy New Years!

HEARTS FOR HOPE project:
Add your Heart to the NJSFWC Special State Project “HEARTS FOR HOPE"

Contributions to the NJSFWC “HEARTS FOR HOPE” are made in honor/memory of a friend or loved one. The special person’s name will be placed on a heart and displayed at Headquarters to celebrate HOPE throughout the spring. All donations will support the SSP Gilda’s Clubs and Cancer Support Communities.

The special person’s name will be placed on a heart and displayed at Headquarters to celebrate HOPE throughout the spring. All donations will support the SSP Gilda’s Clubs and Cancer Support Communities.
Visit this website to fill out a form:
http://www.njsfwc.org/index.php/news_events/news_fullview/101