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Mary E. Wolfe, President 

Currently serving as the 56th President of NJSFWC, Mary previously served on the NJSFWC Board as First Vice President/President-elect, Second Vice President, Third Vice President, Southern District Vice President, Credentials & Registration Chairman, Honors Chairman and Chairman of Nominations & Elections.  In addition, she served on the Junior Membership Board as Southern Assistant Director, Finance Chairman, Second District Advisor and International Affairs Chairman.  

She has been a member of the Membership, Leadership, Convention, Credentials & Registration, Legislation/Resolutions and Bylaws Committees and is a member of the Regional Leadership Team.  

Mary was a member of the Vineland Junior Woman’s Club for 13 years and has been a member of the Woman’s Club of Vineland for 23 years.  She held many offices and chairmanships, including President, and was instrumental in forming the Vineland Juniorettes.  She is a member of the Southern District Past Presidents Club, the State Ex Club, Junior Ex Club, Phoenix Club and the National Association of Parliamentarians.  

Mary and her husband, Walt, have been married for 40 years. They have three children and five grandchildren.  



Jan Hanson, 1st Vice President

Jan Hanson serves as NJSFWC President-Elect. She has previously served as on the NJSFWC Board as Second Vice President, Third Vice President, Education CSP, Special State Project, Internaitonal Affairs, Public Affairs, and Headquarters Foundation Chairman.  She also served as the District Vice President for the 3rd District. 

She is a past President of the Woman's Club of Merchantville, the Ex-Presidents’ of the Garden District and Junior EX.  She is a member and past Chairman of the Woman's Club of Merchantville-Evening Membership Department .  Jan is a charter member of the Central Valley Contemporary Club and a member  of the Ex Club.

Jan has also served on the NJSFWC Junior Membership State Board for 8 years in numerous capacities and past president of the Merchantville Juniors.   She has been a member of the federation for 33 years.

She has been married to Barry for 38 years with three children and works part-time at the local library.




Shirley Holly, 2nd Vice President

Shirley Holly serves as Second Vice President. She has been a clubwoman for 26 years, is an active member of the Past Junior President’s Club-Shore District, and has held many positions in both her junior and general clubs. She first joined the Board of Directors in 1998 as JM Representative to the Board, followed by Director of Junior Clubs, Historian and Public Issues Chairman.

She’s been President of Dover Township JWC, Barnegat WC, Junior Ex, GFWC Past Directors Club, GFWC Marta’s Cruising Juniors and served as Advisor to the Jersey Juniorettes for 5 years.

Shirley served on the Leadership Team, Margaret Yardley Fellowship Fund, Headquarters Foundation Fund, By-Laws, Convention Committees, and was Vice Chairman of Credentials/Registration.

A member of the GFWC Board of Directors since 2002 to present, she served as Education & Helping Hands Chairman, Aide to the GFWC Director, and member of The Domestic Violence, Fundraising and 125th Anniversary Committees.

Shirley served as the Laurel Service Unit Manager and was a 13 year Girl Scout leader. She volunteers for Emmanuel Cancer Foundation and is a four time puppy raiser for Canine Companions for Independence. Shirley works as a Media Specialist for Brackman Middle School, been married to Bob for 33 years, and has four children.


Barbara McCloskey, 3rd Vice President

Barbara McCloskey

Barbara McCloskey serves as Third Vice President, State Membership Chairman, and Dean to the Chairmen who do not report to the General Federation of Women's Clubs. She has most recently served the NJSFWC as Highlands District Vice President. Prior to that she served as Communications Chairman and Webmaster.

Barbara has been a member of the State Federation since 1987, first joining the Denville/Rockaway Junior Woman’s Club.

She served on the NJSFWC Junior Membership State Board as Conservation Chairman and Membership Liaison.

Barbara has been an active member of the Woman’s Club of the Denville-Rockaway area since 1999. She served as President for a variety of terms.





Carol Sas

Carol Sas,
Executive Director

Maribeth Hugelmeyer

Maribeth Hugelmeyer,
Recording Secretary

Vivien Finn

Vivien Finn,
Corresponding Secretary

Joyce Fredericks

Joyce Fredericks,

Marie DiMatties

Marie DiMatties,
​Financial Secretary


Ann Quinn
Parliamentary Consultant to Board

Maureen Costello,
Parliamentary Consultant to Clubs

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