The GREATER PASCACK VALLEY WOMAN’S CLUB                                                                                  PO Box 3, Park Ridge NJ 07656

Serving Our Community One Project at a Time

Interested in joining? Want more information? Contact our membership chairperson at:                       (201) 358-1275 or (201) 803-8304

History of the Club

Our Officers

General Membership Meetings

Our Club was established and federated in 1990.

A group of women who were interested in intellectual and cultural pursuits joined together to be a force for good in the community and the world around them.

Woman’s Club members strive to be involved in a program of concern and philanthropy and to share their knowledge and talents.

Who are our members?                  Our members are women of all ages from the Pascack Valley area and surrounding towns, including some who have moved out-of-state. These members have moved from the area but have maintained their membership and involvement.

We are of service to our communities through an organized effort. We also come to meet new friends, have fun, develop new skills and learn more about our towns, and our state and national governments.

Our philanthropic interests include:   Alzheimers Research

Blackledge Kearny House on the Palisades

Boatsies Boxes for Soldiers

Center for Hope and Safety

Family Promise

Federation Special State Project

Heifer International

Hi-Tor Animal Shelter

Holiday Crafts for Seniors

Leukemia Lymphoma

Meals on Wheels

The Atrium Assisted Living Activities

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)

Paramus Veterans’ Home

Tri-Boro Food Pantry

Prevention of Child Abuse

Scholarships for High School Seniors

Special Olympics

State Headquarters Maintenance

Tri-Boro Financial Aid

Co-Presidents               Elaine Mooney and         Elaine O’Brien

Treasurer                       Cathie Roberts

Secretary                         Judith T. Brendel

        1st. Vice President                        Judy Laino 

2nd Vice President              Fundraising -

 

Departments:

Arts Creative

Arts Performing

Conservation

Education

Home Life

International Outreach

Public Issues/ Legislation

Committees:

Communications

Club Photographer

Holiday Party and             Year-End Social

Hospitality

Mah Jongg

Military Bridge

Newsletter

Programs

Scholarships

State Project (Prevent Child Abuse – NJ)

Sunshine

Telephone

Website

Yearbook

Club Dues: for 2017 are $45.  These may be mailed to our PO box.

New Club Shirts: will soon be ordered. Cost is $24 (small, medium, large and extra-large); $26.50 for XX large.

2nd Monday of the month   (September to June)

7:00 PM Refreshments plus Socialization or Informational Program

7:30 PM Business Meeting

Location of Meetings                     The Atrium Senior Living                  124 Noyes Drive, Park Ridge 07656

2017

Jan. 9 (International Pot Luck)

Feb. 13 (Brown Bag Auction)

March 13

April 17

May 15 (Tea)

June 12 (Year-End Social)

Sept. 9 (Welcome Back)

Oct. 9

Nov. 13

Dec. 11

Upcoming Events: 2017

March 13: General Meeting and Brown Bag Auction

March 31: Special State Project – Prevent Child Abuse-NJ

Pinwheel Project with Paskack Junior Woman’s Club; Park Ridge Boro Hall 1:30 pm

April 17: General Meeting

April 27: Military Bridge                  No experience necessary. 6:30pm doors open, 7:00pm the games begin. Held at the First Congregational Church, Pascack Road, Park Ridge NJ (our scholarship fundraiser) Contact Cathie Roberts, Treasurer for tickets;  call: 201-315-2921; $9 per person in advance; $10 at the door

May 15: General Meeting – Old Fashioned Tea (Let’s all invite a guest to this event.) Guests will be Susan Fosdick, District VP and Claire Hill, District Chairman for Advocates for Children.

June 10 (tentative) Garage Sale at Park Ridge Depot

June 12: General Meeting/ Year-End-Social with a speaker from the Rockleigh Senior Center

Our Six ACHIEVEMENT DAY WINNERS (spring 2017)                                                                        

Elaine Mooney – Photography – “Scenes Reflections of a Church in Boston” – 3rd place                        Elaine Mooney – Photography – “Living Things; My Grandson, Michael” – 3rd place                              Elaine Mooney – Photography – “Volunteers in Action” (Judy Kushnir knitting hats) – 2nd place               Judy Kushnir – Baby Knitted Cap – 1st place                                                                                              

LM. Norwood – Baby Quilt – Gold Award                                                                                                         K. Boyle – Quilted Wall Hanging – Gold Award

Are we related to other clubs? Yes! Our club’s heritage is long and proud, but it is not an isolated one. The GPVWC is a member of the New Jersey State Federation of Women’s Clubs (NJFWC), which was organized in 1894. As such, we are part of the largest volunteer women’s service organization in New Jersey with approximately 7,000 members. We are one of about 220 clubs in our state and a part of the Palisades District.

On the national level, we are affiliated with the General Federation of Women’s Clubs (GFWC) which is headquartered in Washington D.C. GFWC is one of the oldest and largest non-denominational, non-partisan women’s volunteer service organizations in the world. Founded in 1890, it has over 100,000 members in more than 3,000 United States clubs.

Worldwide there are an additional 14 countries that are involved with the GFWC. One is never alone when part of this worldwide organization!

How does one become a member?  Contact any member or our Membership Chairperson and arrange to attend a meeting. If you decide to join our organization, you must attend two meetings before you can be initiated as a member. Annual dues will be prorated based on the month you join the club.

Contact our Membership Chair at (201) 358-1275  or  (201) 803-8304

Our members’ interests are varied and range from fund-raising, arts and crafts, education, scholarship committee, home life, social services, international outreach, public affairs, legislation, conservation and the arts … or anything else one might have an interest in. We have picnics, dinners, theater outings and many other great activities.

Since the GPVWC is a tax-exempt charitable and educational organization, all Club dues and contributions are tax deductible.

Reminders for Board Members Only: Board Meeting Dates for 2017: January 26, February 23,       March 23, May 4, May 25, August 24, September 28, October 26 and November 30