eConnection 9/29: Environment, NJSFWC Bylaws, ESO & More!

water bottle recycle

by Jan Hanson, NJSFWC President

Environment: Count your Plastics!

“Let our voices soar” at GFWC by participating in October Plastics Counting Project as proposed by GFWC Environment Chairman, Karen Martinek!

For the month of October each member should count how many plastic bags and bottles they recycle during the month. Please count bags and bottles separately. Members should submit information to their Club Presidents then, tally your clubs’ totals and submit to your District Chairman by November 5th!

Do you need a speaker? Dawn Pogosaew, NJSFWC Environment Chairman, has a presentation about native plants and pollinator gardens, invasive species, etc. Contact Dawn at, 908-334-4672.


The Bylaws Committee will be meeting on October 14th, 2021 to review and propose amendments to the bylaws and standing rules. Amendments may be proposed by the Bylaws Committee, the NJSFWC Board, and Executive Committee. Amendments may, also, be proposed by NJSFWC clubs and/or State Organizations if accompanied by endorsements from at least 5 other NJSFWC clubs and/or State Organizations. Please send proposals to Vivian Finn,

NJSFWC ESO Book Discussion – November 10th

On November 10th, NJSFWC ESO Chairman Pat Trainor will host an online book discussion via Zoom. The book selection is The Madame Curie Complex: The Hidden History of Women in Science, by Julie Des Jardins. To join in contact ESO Chairman Pat Trainor by email at

Middle Atlantic Region (MAR) Food Donations

There will be a food collection at the Middle Atlantic Region Conference. Any non-perishable food is welcome; however, they are especially looking for-

  • Macaroni and Cheese
  • Cereal
  • Fruit Nut Bars
  • Peanut Butter
  • Crackers

NJSFWC Bus Trip to GFWC Open House

Sponsored by NJSFWC on Wednesday, December 8th, 2021 there will be a bus trip to GFWC International Headquarters, Washington, DC. The cost is $75 per person (if 50 people attend) Bus trip with refreshments is covered in the price. Payment is due by November 10th mail to: Annette Bortone 226 Kingsland Avenue, Lyndhurst, NJ 07071, 201-873-1913. Make checks payable to NJSFWC. Remember your pick-up location: 8:30 a.m. Lyndhurst Shop Rite, 9:30 a.m. NJSFWC Headquarters, 11:00 a.m. Pennsville Super 8 Motel.


  • October 1st -Membership Grant Submission Deadline
  • October 4th -Fall Conference Registration Deadline
  • November 4th -Special State Project Southern State Fundraiser Registration Deadline
  • November 10th -GFWC Bus Trip Registration Deadline