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) 573-9132   or  cell: (201) 788-5868                     

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

President: Judith T. Brendel

Treasurer: Cathie Roberts

Secretary: Elaine Mooney                   

        1st. Vice President                       Elaine O'Brien

CO-2nd Vice Presidents              Fundraising             Rosemarie Bartoli and Carolyn Delafrange

 

 

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

Newsletter

Programs

Scholarships

State Project (C.A.S.A.)   C.A.S.A. Court Appointed Special Advocates

Sunshine

Telephone

Website

Yearbook

Club Dues: for 2018 are $45.  These may be mailed to our PO box 3, Park Ridge NJ 07656

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 MANSION* at the                   Atrium Senior Living                        124 Noyes Drive, Park Ridge 07656

2018  - 2019

Sept. 17 (Welcome Back) *held at the Atrium All-Purpose room

October 8

November 12

December 10 tentative date (Holiday dinner sometime this week.)

Jan. 14

February 11

March 11 (Brown-Bag Auction)

April 8

May 13

June 10 (Year-End Social at the Mansion in Park Ridge)

Upcoming Events: 2018-19      (Local, District, NJ, Intn’l.)

Aug. 23: Palisades District Presidents’ Meeting held in Paramus 

September 21: District Fall Council Meeting

October 13 (Saturday): Our club’s Food-Drive fund raiser (Inserra Shop Rite Hillsdale NJ)

October 22: NJSFWC Fall Conference Battleground Country Club, One Covenhoven Rd., Manalapan NJ

November 15: NJSFWC Day

December 7: District Arts Performing Day

January 18: District Winter Council Meeting

March 15: District Achievement Day

March (TBD): Public Issues Day

April 12: District Spring Conference

May 6-8: NJSFWC Convention (Atlantic City NJ)

June 13: District Spring Council

June 29-July 1: GFWC Annual International Convention (Austin TX)

Our Six ACHIEVEMENT DAY WINNERS (spring 2018)   to be updated soon                                                                   

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) 573-9132 or cell: (201) 788-5868

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 2018-19                                       Meetings held at The Mansion unless noted otherwise                                                                                 Sept. 27 ..... Oct. 25 ..... Nov. 29 .....  Jan. 24 ..... February 28 ..... March 28 ..... April 25 (location TBD) ..... May 23 (location TBD) ..... June 27 (location TBD)