by Jan W. Hanson, NJSFWC President
Displaying a club banner at any club event is a wonderful way to promote your club. Hang it on your club table at special town days, and walk with it in parades. Take lots of photos with your members with the banner at all activities, and post them on your club’s website, Facebook page and other social media.
To spread your message further, send photos with your press releases to local print and online news sources and to the NJSFWC Webmaster (email@example.com) and Facebook Administrator (firstname.lastname@example.org) .
A banner announcing NJSFWC’s 125th Anniversary hung at NJSFWC’s Headquarters in New Brunswick for the anniversary year. At the June 2021 Board of Directors meeting at Headquarters, the first in-person board meeting since March 2020, the board members hung a new banner and took the picture above. This picture was posted on the NJ State Federation of Women’s Clubs’ Facebook page.
This Chairman wants to flood Facebook with pictures of clubs with their banners. So display your banners proudly and often, take pictures, post them on your Facebook page and send them to email@example.com so they can be displayed on NJSFWC’s page too.
Each week in the eConnection we will highlight projects selected for the GFWC reports. These Advocates for Children projects can, also, be found on the NJSFWC website.
- The Woman’s Club of Belleville organized a Uniform Swap. They arranged for local Boy Scouts, to assist in the collection of used uniforms at their Clubhouse, and at their Elementary Schools. They contacted a local Laundromat to wash the donated items. Those who dropped off uniforms were given a ticket to enable them to be the first to receive a uniform when distribution was held. Due to Virtual Learning the Uniform Swap was not as successful as it could have been. They reported 84 volunteer hours and $400.00 of In-Kind donations.
- Before Covid-19 hit the Woman’s Club of Point Pleasant used their Martin Luther King, Day of Service, to be Advocates for Children. One station at the event, was set up to create 30 Paper Bag puppets. These colorful and creative puppets were donated to Children’s Specialized Hospital.
- The GFWC Woman’s Club of West Deptford and the West Deptford Junior Woman’s Club supported Embrella – a statewide agency that assists those in Foster Care, specifically those who age out of the Foster Care System. They arranged collection of $500.00 for a project called Dreamers and Believers. The funds were used to allow a young woman to get driving lessons in order to better her life.
Summer Conference Hotel Reservations Deadline
The Tropicana has extended the deadline until July 17th in order to receive the group rate for the Hotel rooms.
- All room reservations are to be made directly with Tropicana, Atlantic City before July 2, 2021 by calling 1-800-345-8767 and mention NJSFWC and Group Code HNJSFWC.
Single or Double occupancy is $111.54 per night. These rates include the Atlantic City room tax, the Tourism Promotion occupancy resort fee and a voucher for self-parking.
Hotel and meeting rooms will be in the Havana Tower.
Check-In is at 4pm and check out is at 11am.
- Be prepared to provide each roommate’s name, arrival date, departure date, smoking or non-smoking preference for the room, and a major credit card number to hold the reservation.
- For a full refund cancellation must be made 72 hours prior to the attendee’s schedule arrival.
- If the prevailing room rate at the time of check is lower than the stated rate, attendees will receive the lower rate.
- July 16th-NJSFWC Summer Conference Registration ($10 additional late fee).
- July 17th-NJSFWC Summer Conference Hotel Registration under the group rate.
- August 4th-Deadline for GFWC Convention.
- September 1st-Middle Atlantic Region Conference registration deadline.