eConnection 12/22: Nominations, Recycling, Book Discussion

by Jan W. Hanson, NJSFWC President

Nominations for NJSFWC Board

If you are running for an elected position on the NJSFWC State Board all paperwork must be postmarked by January 2, 2022. Elected positions are the Executive Committee, District Vice Presidents, and Community Service Program Chairmen. Your President received the nomination form and directions in early November. Information is also available on the NJSFWC website.

GFWC Plastic Recycling Challenge

Throughout October, GFWC clubs were asked to keep track of their plastic recycling habits to participate in the Reduce Plastic Use: Refuse, Reuse, Repurpose, and Recycle GFWC Challenge Project.

For plastic bags – 17,405 were recycled, 7,421 reused, 1,361 refused, and 2,070 upcycled and made into items using plarn. (Plarn is a durable material when used in crochet and knitting projects.) For plastic bottles- 24,297 were recycled, 1,067 reused, 428 refused, and 194 upcycled. A special thanks to the State Federations that gave us these results: Alabama, Florida, Iowa, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, New Jersey, North Carolina, South Carolina, West Virginia, and Wyoming. (The results are in from GFWC Environment Chairman, Karen Martinek.)

Book Discussion

The next book A Winter Dream by Richard Paul Evans has been selected for the January discussion. It is a light, fast, engaging story and is a quick read during this busy season. Plan on January 12th at 7:00 p.m. for our Zoom get together and discussion.

Contact Pat Trainor, to participate.

GFWC Member Portal

You can now view the GFWC Clubwomen Magazine online. The magazine is no longer mailed to Club Presidents but is open to all members through the Member’s portal.

GFWC Clubwoman Magazine is the premier publication of the General Federation of Women’s Clubs, and one of the most useful and beneficial communication tools we have to inform and educate our Federation about community service opportunities, project ideas, and ways to enhance club operations. Published quarterly (March, June, September, and December), the magazine is a source for insightful and informative content that keeps our members in tune with all things GFWC.

Virtual Tour of GFWC Headquarters

If you would like to view the Virtual Tour of GFWC Headquarters, log onto the GFWC Website member portal and go to events where you register for the tour (there is no cost). Once registered you will get an email to the link. You have until December 31st to take the tour.

Merry Christmas