General Meeting
3rd Tuesday of the month
September to May at 12:30pm

Church of Little Flower
Parish Hall
110 Roosevelt Avenue
Berkeley Heights, NJ 07922
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Berkeley Heights Public Library
290 Plainfield Ave.
Berkeley Heights, NJ 07922
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Member of the General Federation of Women's Clubs & the NJ State Federation of Women's Clubs

The Woman’s Club of Berkeley Heights is an organization of volunteers working on projects and programs designed to encourage interest in liberal education, in local, national and world affairs, and in the betterment of our community. Our members volunteer their time and talents to help enhance the lives of others.

We begin our general meetings with social time and refreshments, followed by our business meeting and a program. The programs presented during these meetings include, authors, musical artists, speakers on health issues, the history of our community and state, and others.

Support is given to the NJSFWC Special State Project which currently is Family Promise and its affiliate the Interfaith Hospitality Network. We also support the GFWC Signature Project, Domestic Violence.

New members and their ideas are always welcome.

During the year we raise money for:

  • Scholarships for graduating seniors from Governor Livingston High School
  • Project Graduation
  • Sponsoring a junior from Governor Livingston High School to attend the Girl’s Career Institute at Douglass College in New Brunswick
  • Berkeley Heights Public Library
  • Berkeley Heights Rescue Squad
  • St. Joseph’s Social Services in Elizabeth
  • Our House
  • Family Promise
  • Runnells Specialized Hospital of Union County


Committees:
Click on each committee title for more information.

Bridge
Round Robin schedules are arranged by the chairwoman. There are two different groups that play from September to May. The hostess arranges the date and time.

Duplicate Bridge schedules are also arranged by the chairwoman. There are five different groups. Each group plays once a month, the 1st, 2nd, 3rd or 4th Thursday, and the 3rd Wednesday from September to May at the home of the hostess.

We are always looking for new players to join us.

Home Life Community Service
We are a group of friends and crafters who share an interest in lending a helping hand to others through our donations, collections, craft projects and volunteer time. We also enjoy learning about different cultures and have an annual international luncheon featuring the foods of a specific country.

Our members do the following:
  • Collect food for a soup kitchen in Elizabeth
  • Volunteer at soup kitchens in Elizabeth and Newark
  • Prepare meals for soup kitchens
  • Volunteer at hospitals
  • Collect and donate cell phones, toiletries and cleaning supplies for victims of domestic violence through YWCA of Union County’s Project Protect Program
  • Collect and donate craft supplies for children with cancer or who have a parent in treatment to be used during their support programs at The Wellness Community in Bedminster
  • Make treats and no sew blankets for children undergoing cancer treatment at a local Valerie Fund location
  • Collect Bingo prizes and make tray favors for patients at Runnells Specialized Hospital of Union County
  • Make Hug-a-Bears for the American Red Cross, the Valerie Fund, and for young children at domestic violence shelters
  • Make table favors for our fundraisers
Meets 2nd Tuesday of the month from September to May

Mah Jongg
We meet at each other’s homes and enjoy playing the game and socializing. The schedule is arranged by the chairwoman. Beginners are always welcome.

Meets 1st Tuesday and 3rd Wednesday all year

Needles & Hooks
We like to knit, crochet, and quilt, and enjoy donating our handmade items to help others.
Our present projects include making:
  • Afghans and lap blankets for veterans at Lyons Hospital and for women and children at domestic violence shelters
  • Scarves for a Special Olympics swim team
  • Baby clothing and blankets for St. Joseph’s Social Services in Elizabeth
  • Bed quilts for St. Joseph’s Social Services
  • Prayer shawls
  • Helmets for soldiers
  • Chemo hats for cancer patients
Meets 4th Thursday of the month from September to May

Performing Arts & Creative Arts
We enjoy promoting the importance of the performing arts, literature, music and drama by
  • Writing plays, poems and short stories
  • Performing plays written by our members
  • Visiting museums and arboretums
  • Sharing literary interests by reading books for pleasure and providing brief reviews for members
Meets 2nd Monday of the month from September to May

Social Activities
Members host cocktail parties at their homes for various occasions.


Special Projects:
Click on each project to learn how our Club is helping.

Domestic Violence
This is the 5th year our Club is supporting the YWCA “Project Protect” Program of Union County. Cell phones, toiletry items (both large and small) and these much needed supplies - toilet paper, tissues, toilet bowl cleaner, toilet bowl brushes, dish detergent, sponges, scouring powder, brooms, mops, ammonia, clorox, and laundry detergent - are being collected at the Berkeley Heights Public Library.

Club members will also be donating handmade afghans, quilted lap blankets, and Hug-A-Bears.

Family Promise
We support the Back-to-School Backpacks Project by collecting the following supplies: book bags, pens, pencils, notebooks, lined paper, crayon boxes, markers, construction paper, etc. Our collection site is the Berkeley Heights Public Library.

Cash donations will be used to purchase gift cards to Walmart, Target, grocery stores, and gas stations as requested by Family Promise.


Calendar of 2013 Winter/Spring Events:
Click on each meeting title for more information.

January 15
Sue Fiesler, Nutritionist - “Vitamin D and Your Health” 12:30PM
Berkeley Heights Public Library
Learn more about the benefits of Vitamin D.

February 19
Performing and Creative Arts Day
Little Flower Parish Hall
Show your creative side and display your crafts at this event. Bring a lunch dish to share and enjoy a play performed by the Arts Performing group.

March 1
Domestic Violence Collection Begins
Berkeley Heights Public Library
We are in our 7th year of helping women and their children who are victims of domestic violence. We support these women by helping the Project Protect Program of the YWCA of Eastern Union County. Services included in this program are emergency shelter, legal representation, court advocacy, residential and non- residential counseling, supportive housing, case management, child advocacy, pals program for children, domestic violence response team, 24/7 hotline and professional and community education.

We collect toiletries and old cell phones for use at the emergency shelter and cleaning supplies for women who have completed the program and are in supportive housing.

Our collection is for old cell phones (which are refurbished to dial 911), toiletries (large and hotel size) and cleaning supplies.

To date we have collected 301 cell phones and $5400 worth of toiletries and cleaning supplies. Members of the Woman’s Club also knit, crochet or quilt lap blankets or afghans which are given to the women at the shelter. Members will also be making hug a bears for the young children entering the shelter.

March 19
Mary Jane Harris, speaker - “Women Who Have Influenced Society” 12:30PM
Berkeley Heights Public Library
Join Ms. Harris for a discussion on women, past and present, whose ideas and actions have influenced society.

April 16
Spring Fundraiser Luncheon 12:00 - 3:30PM
Little Flower Parish Hall
Enjoy an afternoon of bridge, mahjongg or games starting with a delicious buffet of salads and desserts made by our members. The cost is $25 which includes lunch and 20 tickets for a chance to win one of our door prizes. All proceeds are used for scholarships and donations to the Berkeley Heights Public Library, Berkeley Heights Rescue Squad, Family Promise, Our House, Runnells Specialized Hospital of Union County and St. Joseph’s Social Services in Elizabeth.

May 21
End of Year Luncheon
Canoe Brook Country Club
More information coming soon!


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