2/7 News: 130 Challenge, MYF, GCI and more!

January 7, 2024
Shirley A. Holly, NJSFWC President

130 Project Challenge

Any club who has not submitted their “130 Project Challenge” report can email their information to me any time before April 1st to holly@njsfwc.org. I am compiling information for Convention. We want to include all clubs that participated! Thank you!

Fellowship Opportunity

The Margaret Yardley Fellowship Fund was established in 1930 to provide fellowship grants to deserving women who are New Jersey residents pursuing post-graduate advanced studies at the school of their choice. The grant is applied solely to tuition expenses. If you know of a young woman who is eligible for this grant, applications are available.

The deadline for all applications is March 1. Here’s a direct link https://njsfwc.org/fellowship-for-post-graduate-studies-tuition/

Girls Career Institute

By now all clubs have reserved their spot for their 2024 Delegates to GCI. This is the First Step in the GCI Process. The next step is to contact schools to help you find students to apply online.

The online process is now open. You can either go to njsfwc.org click on MATERIALS scroll to Girls’ Career Institute then scroll to select the link GCI Delegate and Alternate Online Registration OR copy the link below and paste in your browser.

If you have difficulty with the school counselor in your area there are other ways to consider finding Delegates. Is there a private or regional school nearby? You also may choose another town close by. How about agencies that deal with youth?

If you first reserve a spot for a Delegate and later find you cannot find one, you can contact this Director to have your funds transferred to donation for underserved.

Use the GCI Delegate and Alternate Notification Form 2024, which can be found on the NJSFWC website under Materials, under Girls’ Career Institute, under Club Forms. Remember EVERY blank on the form must be completed before you give it to your Delegate(s) and Alternates(s). They need ALL the information to register online. It is important that every blank on the form is complete before you give it to the student. That information will be required by them to complete the ONLINE registration process. Alternates must register at the same time our Delegate does so that everything is ready in case your Delegate will not be able to attend. During this process, Alternates will have a different process than Delegates, so it is vital that they answer the first question – Delegate OR Alternate.

Please note that the February GCI ALMANAC article states that Rutgers wants students and volunteers COVID vaccinated. THIS IS INCORRECT. THIS IS NOT A REQUIREMENT FOR 2024 GCI

Any questions may be sent to Chris Sienkielewski, Interim Director, at 908-392-7501, or Ellen Lund at 973-979-4077.

Watchtowner Boat Trip

You don’t want to miss the 95th Anniversary Celebration of the Dedication of the Watchtower Honoring the NJSFWC!

APRIL 30, 2024

Deadline is February 15, 2024, and only 19 tickets remain! Send your $50.00 to NJSFWC Headquarters today.

2024 Learning Gateway Series Webinars

Discover Why GFWC will be a part of the National Coast Guard Museum on February 13, 2024, at 7:00 p.m. ET.

The United States Coast Guard is the only branch of the military that does NOT have a National Museum. But with the help and enthusiasm of the General Federation of Women’s Clubs, we can make this museum a reality. Why the National Coast Guard Museum? Did you know the United States Coast Guard leads the way in placing women in leadership roles? Currently, the highest-ranking officer of the Coast Guard, the Commandant, is a woman. This informational webinar will allow your club members to get up close and personal with bringing this landmark museum to reality.

To Register: https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_IrO5PVfpSBaX5AMorQTNTQ

POP – Projects with Power, February 20, 2024, @ 7:00 p.m.

Does your club need some sparkle and POP in the projects area? Join the GFWC Community Service Program Chairmen as they host a live 1-hour webinar highlighting unique projects from last year’s award entries with the Community Connection Initiatives, Honorary Chairmen, GFWC Affiliate Organizations, and more. Incoming leaders, this webinar will bring some POP into your club calendars.

To Register: https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_q84WGzSRQie1MPPPq55YzQ