by Jan Hanson, NJSFWC President

127th Annual Convention Recap

Thank you to everyone who attended the Virtual NJSFWC 127th Annual Convention. The three workshops were well attended and very informative. Vivian Finn, Bylaws Chairman, presented the Bylaws, which passed and Chris Sienkielewski, Legislation/Resolutions Chairman, presented the Resolutions which also passed. We heard GFWC Second Vice President, Wendy Carriker, speak on what GFWC means to us. The Past State Presidents joined with us and gave us a beautiful tribute to NJSFWC Board members who have passed. Immediate Past State President, Mary Wolfe, talked about her administration. Awards were announced. Thank you to the Barnegat High School Junior Naval ROTC Color Guard and the Millville Woman’s Club chorus for the opening exercises and Rose Havron for Singing “Let There Be Peace on Earth.” Here are a few items from the President’s report:

To hold virtual meetings a Zoom account was purchased and instructions given on its use. Zoom meetings were used for thirty-two District Councils, nine Executive Committee meetings, ten Board meets, six Civic Engagement meetings, ten workshops and fifteen committee meetings.

It is my privilege to announce that New Jersey clubwomen reported a total of 16,963 projects, 320,119 hours, $1,299,636 and in-kind $960.862. These numbers are based on approximately 2/3 of clubs reporting.

The full President’s report and award winners will appear on the NJSFWC website shortly. It is a privilege to serve as your President.

It has been different, but thanks to everyone’s support it has not been difficult.

2021 Middle Atlantic Region Conference

Save the Date
2021 Middle Atlantic Region Annual Meeting and Conference
Welcome to Delaware
Unity and Diversity
Thursday, September 30 to Sunday, October 3, 2021

The Sheraton Suites Downtown Wilmington
422 Delaware Avenue Wilmington, DE 19801

Tour of Winterthur Mansion & Gardens on Friday

FOR HOTEL RESERVATIONS: Click here for direct link to our conference or call (888) 627-7040 or (302) 654-8300 Group Code: GF1890

Book Discussion

On Wednesday, May 12, 2021 at 7:00 p.m., NJSFWC ESO Chairman Pat Trainor will host an online book discussion via Zoom. The fourth book in our discussion series will be The Woman’s Hour: The Great Fight to Win the Vote by Elaine Weiss. Discussions about new books will take place every other month. Contact miller@njsfwc.org to register.

Zoom Workshops

May 3, 2021-10:00 a.m.-There will be a workshop on understanding Medicare. Join us on Monday, May 3rd, at 10:00 a.m. for a virtual Zoom workshop to learn about: Medicare basic: Parts A, B, C and D Your coverage options How to get extra benefits Enrollment period How to find the best plan for your lifestyle This an informational, not a sales workshop. Email Jan Hanson, hanson@njsfwc.org

May 19, 2021-10:30 a.m.-Treasurer’s Workshop- The workshop will include:
• The responsibilities of the Treasurer
• Dates they should be aware of
• Explanations of-Charity Registration Continuing Funds Blue Sheets Filing Raffle Licenses and follow-up documentation 501 C (3) and Filing 990s

This will be a Zoom and in-person meeting. Presidents and Treasurers are encouraged to attend, but all are welcome. Register at: njsfwc.hq@gmail.com.

Deadlines

April-30-Honor Roll, Order of the Lily and Women of Achievement Patrons

May-1-Blue (General Clubs), Green (EMD’s) and Yellow (Juniorette Clubs) Sheets due to Headquarters.

If you do not send in a new sheet your information from last year will be used including your membership number. The dues you owe the Federation is based on this number so please make sure to accurately count your paid members. Please call Federation Headquarters, 732-249-5474, if you have any questions or if you are not able to meet the May 1st deadline.