eConnection 8/18: Operation Chillout, Soup Contest

by Jan W. Hanson, NJSFWC President

Operation Chillout

We are not collecting sweatshirts for Operation Chillout this fall. If you would like to donate to their Winter Campaign it can be done through their website. Please consider sending a monetary donation to NJSFWC so that we can give them an awesome donation at next year’s Convention. They have received the necessary permits and are now able to move forward with their tiny house project and your contribution to NJSFWC will help.

I would like to thank everyone who came out to support the Vet Summerfest in VASA Park. We were able to sell our quilt raffle tickets and pins, give an interview on the radio and meet some of the other Operation Chillout volunteers.

Soup Recipe Contest

(Copied from August 12, 2021 GFWC News and Notes)

It would be great to have a NJ Clubwoman represented among those selected.

January is National Soup Month, and we need your culinary talents! Submit your healthy, best-kept secret soup recipe by Friday, September 17th, for a chance to be featured in the Winter 2022 GFWC Clubwoman Magazine. We’re looking for GFWC members’ original culinary creations of all kinds—broths, creams, purees, bisques, and chowders.

International President Marian St.Clair will review all of the recipes and handpick six finalists to cook and be tasted at GFWC Headquarters. Four of these soups will be published in GFWC Clubwoman Magazine, one President’s Pick and three others selected by Headquarters judges. Each submission should include:

  • How many servings the recipe makes.
  • A list of ingredients with exact measurements.
  • Preparation instructions in the order that they should be followed.
  • The cooking time and temperature.

Submit your original recipe by Friday, September 17th, to With your submission, please include your full name as you would like it to appear in print as well as your club’s name and state. High-resolution (300 DPI) photographs of your prepared soup are welcome but not required.

Highlighted Projects

Each week in the eConnection we will highlight projects selected for the GFWC reports. These projects can, also, be found on the NJSFWC website, Select Materials then scroll to Legislation.

  1. The Franklin Woman’s Club (College District) formed a Legislative Committee. The committee’s responsibility is to inform and educate club members on legislative issues and information that reflect current active resolutions and voting issues, especially in light of all state paper ballots. The Committee also informed members about the RECOGNIZE THE RED campaign and how they could be involved. Fifteen (15) members contacted their representatives in support of the Miranda Vargas School Bus Driver Red Flag Act.
  2. The Woman’s Club of Matawan (Shore District) included in the club yearbook a letter template for writing to their legislators. Two templates were included that allowed members to write as an individual and as a member of the club. Also included was a list of legislators and their contact information for representatives on both the state and federal levels in the Districts from which their members lived.
  3. The Woman’s Club of Hasbrouck Heights (Palisades District) formed a committee which began their meeting year by discussing issues that might be considered as resolutions from the club. Topics were distributed to willing members who then investigated the issue and were to report on both the pros and cons of the issue. Due to the COVID pandemic, the committee was unable to meet and will continue this process as soon as the risk becomes less.


September 1st-Middle Atlantic Region Conference registration deadline