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
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.

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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

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.
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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?
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 if you have any donations