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“At school I was always trying to con my teachers into letting me act out book reports instead of writing them.” Laura Linney

Why do we need to do reports?

Reports are the way we communicate in a succinct way the vast variety and impact of our club projects. The information we report to our NJSFWC Chairmen not only lets them know what each club is doing, but also might be used as the basis for decisions or action on the various projects.

NJSFWC President Jan Hanson talks about the importance of reporting:  “When I mention reports I mentally hear a collective groan; however, I would like everyone to consider how important report writing is to our history and our future. Instead of looking at reports as an unappealing chore, consider it a privilege to record your accomplishments for present and future members to share. Find ways to make report writing fun. We need your voice in order for our voice to soar.”

So complete and submit your reports and be proud!

CSP Comparison Sheet for New Community Service Programs 2020-2022
 

Instructions and Guidelines

IMPORTANT: To use the fillable report forms, YOU MUST DOWNLOAD THEM TO YOUR COMPUTER OR DEVICE. You cannot fill them out online and save them. To download, right click on the file name (or hold finger down if using a tablet or phone) and use the "Save as" command to save it to your computer. Then you can open it, fill it out, and save it.

Community Service Program Report Forms

​​Project Report Form for Clubs

Here's a handy form for club presidents and chairmen to pass out to members. If each member who led a project filled out one of these and handed it in to the CSP or Report Writing Chairman, think how much easier it will be to complete reports.

NJSFWC ACHIEVEMENT DAY CONTESTS

Watch for information to come on Achievement Days.

 

“CHILDREN ARE THE WORLD’S MOST VALUABLE RESOURCE AND ITS BEST HOPE FOR THE FUTURE.” --John F. Kennedy

The NJSFWC Advocates for Children program seeks to make a difference in our world by becoming advocates for children. Members may choose to organize projects that benefit children in their community, state, or the world.

Clubwomen can become advocates by working to:

  • Ensure that children are protected from harmful situations
  • Encourage healthy physical and emotional lifestyles
  • Impact policy to improve children’s lives

While project ideas are numerous, clubs are encouraged to educate themselves regarding current issues facing our children:

  • Child Abuse
  • Health issues
  • Poverty
  • Cyberbullying
  • Teen dating violence
  • Childhood obesity
  • Texting while driving
  • Depression and suicide
  • Foster care and adoption
  • Limits on screen time
  • Childhood safety issues

Please look at our supplement for ideas, projects and suggestions for your club to help children.

Operation Smile

Operation Smile is a crossover project with Health & Wellness. You will find all the information about collecting items for Smile Bags in that section of this page.

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CHAIRMAN: Jane Mackesy, email mackesy@njsfwc.org

“I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn't say any other way.” Georgia O'Keeffe

There is so much more to art than canvas and paint! In generations past, the art of quilt-making was not so much about visual appeal as it was the necessity and resourcefulness to stay warm. And yet the quilts made by our ancestors and by women today are works of art.

The avenues of art are only limited by our imaginations. NJSFWC Arts Creative Community Service Program encourages members to promote and support arts activities in their clubs, schools, and communities. It is designed to inspire clubwomen and ignite within them a desire to make their world a more beautiful place. The goal is to create programs and projects in a multitude of arts-related areas, both traditional and innovative, that cause the world around us to see and feel what they might have only once imagined.

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Creative Arts Waiver

March Is Youth Art Month

ACHIEVEMENT DAYS

Watch for more details to come. 

Send to: Attention: Lynn Webb.
NJSFWC, 55 Labor Center Way, New Brunswick, NJ 08901

GFWC Special Arts and Culture Award

A “President’s Prize” of $100 plus an award certificate will be given at the 2021 and 2022 GFWC Annual Convention to the club that best interprets the official GFWC holiday theme. The official theme for 2020 is “What a Wonderful World” and for 2021 the theme is “Good Tidings of Comfort and Joy.” The themes can be interpreted in any manner that fits a club-sponsored holiday event or project, such as homemade or decorated stockings filled for a children’s shelter, a holiday party for nursing home residents, or a holiday tree at a local library or community center. To apply for the award, complete the President’s Prize Award Form and mail or email it to Arts and Culture Chairman Angela Cutrera by March 15 at the addresses specified on the form.

​​CHAIRMAN: Lynn Webb, email webb@njsfwc.org

“I think that each one of us is born with creativity.” Maya Angelou

The avenues of art are only limited by our imaginations. The NJSFWC Arts Performing Community Service Program is desligned to inspire clubwomen to be creative with programs and projects that incorporate music, literature, drama, dance, theatre and more. The goal is to make the world around us see and feel what they might have only once imagined.

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CREATIVE WRITING YOUTH & MEMBER CONTESTS

Creative Arts Waiver

​​CHAIRMAN: Rosemarie Saviello, email saviello@njsfwc.org

Everybody’s cool with meetings and procedure until someone references the mysterious organizational “bylaws.” --Sarah E. Merkle

Bylaws are the go-to source for how an organization operates. They trump the parliamentary authority (think: Robert’s Rules) and any other rules that you’ve adopted.

So be sure your club bylaws are up to date and review them occasionally to make any necessary changes. Remember, your bylaws give your organization structure. Use them! 

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Sample Club Bylaws

“Citizenship is a tough occupation which obliges the citizen to make his own informed opinion and stand by it.” Martha Gellhorn

Civic and social responsibilities are key components in our lives. The NJSFWC Public Issues Community Service Program is designed to actively connect members with effective projects and activities relating to civic and social responsibilities. This program focuses on the following areas:

  • Citizenship
  • Military Personnel
  • Emergency and Disaster Preparedness
  • Safety and Crime Prevention

Civic Engagement & Outreach Day
(formerly Public Issues Day)

Civic Engagement Day will be scheduled for March. The purpose of this Day is to invite organizations to speak about their organization and what our Clubs can do to work with them. This is a great chance to network with other organizations while getting our name out into the community. More information will come from your Civic Engagement and Outreach Chairman and your District Vice President.

Operation Holiday Stocking

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CHAIRMAN: Gail Kovacs-Felici, email kovacsfelici@njsfwc.org

“Words, once they are printed, have a life of their own.” Carol Burnett

Communications is a wonderful tool for clubwomen. And an important part of communications is Public Relations.

Our main goal in communications is to get the word out to the public about who we are. We must publicize our clubs’ projects in order to let our communities know we exist. We must stress the important things our clubs do and the need that exists for our organization to make the community a better place to live. Whether our goal is recruiting new members, raising funds, or recruiting help for a community project, our clubs need to get the word out. Without communication and public relations, how will the women in our communities know that we exist?

We are living in a wonderful age where social media is a constant reminder about what is happening in our neighborhoods. What better way to share your programs and projects than by using Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Flickr, Instagram, and Pinterest? Clubwomen are encouraged to advance the NJSFWC’s priorities, projects, public policy initiatives, and community improvement endeavors by being heard in their communities.

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Contest Entry Forms

NJSFWC Press Releases

April 2021: NJSFWC Proud of Their Clubs

April 2021 for clubs: Club Announces Annual Totals

April 2021: NJSFWC Supports Child Abuse Prevention Month

April 2021 for clubs: Club Prevent Child Abuse Month

November 2020 FOR CLUBS: 126th Anniversary Sample Letter to the Editor and Sample Club News Release

November 2020: NJSFWC Celebrates 126 Years of Community Service

November 2020: NJSFWC Clubwomen Fill Stockings for US Troops Overseas, Help Veterans

October 2020: NJSFWC Clubwomen to Attend Their Annual Fall Conference Virtually

October 2020: NJSFWC Clubwomen to Attend Their Annual Fall Conference Virtually

October 2020: NJSFWC Clubwomen help NJ First Responders, Medical Staff, Veterans and Others during COVID-19 Pandemic

September 2020: NJSFWC Clubwomen Helping Operation Chillout

GFWC Newsletters

Sample Documents for Communications

CHAIRMAN: Carole Speechley, email speechley@njsfwc.org

“The greatness of a community is most accurately measured by the compassionate actions of its members.” Coretta Scott King

New information will be coming from GFWC summer 2020.

Community Impact Program Contest

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​​CHAIRMAN: Ora Kokol, email kokol@njsfwc.org

2021 Summer Conference August 1-3

Come out and enjoy some fun and sun at the NJSFWC Summer Conference as we honor outstanding women from New Jersey, including our outstanding members. Come on Sunday and enjoy one of the many restaurants (reservations recommended), the Boardwalk, the beach or the Casino. On Monday enjoy hearing from the DVPs about the many accomplishments of your District (cheering recommended).  Come out and congratulate our Cecilia Gaines Holland winners, Jane Mackesy and Marie Sullivan (applause recommended). Honor our Women of Achievement awardees and hear their achievements (more applause recommended). Acknowledge our Honor Roll and Order of the Lily awardees (praise recommended). And finally, we get to thank Mary Wolfe for her accomplishments as NJSFWC President-2018-2020. Looking forward to seeing “all of you” from head to toe.    

Sunday, August 1, 2021

1pm—State Board, Past State Presidents, Convention Committee, Credentials Committee Luncheon, Mambo Room

2pm—Convention Committee Meeting, Credentials Committee Meeting

Monday, August 2, 2021

1030am-11:30am—DVP Presentations, Castanet Room 
Wear your District colors                                    

Noon-1:30pm—Cecilia Gaines Holland Luncheon, Mambo Room

6:00pm-7:00pm—Cash Bar                         

7pm-10pm—Woman of Achievement Dinner, Mambo Room

Tuesday, August 3, 2021

10am-11:30am—2020 and 2021 Honor Roll and Order of the Lily,Castanet Room            

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.

Click here for a complete list of State Award Winners

From GFWC: GFWC Welcome to New Jersey State Convention

Convention Chairman: Susan Fosdick, email fosdick@njsfwc.org

Credentials & Registration: Cynthia Blumenkrantz, email blumenkrantz@njsfwc.org

This year the Day of Service is November 13, 2021, and the charity is Covenant House, New Jersey.   Covenant House New Jersey provides comprehensive residential care and related services to help New Jersey’s youth who have suffered from abuse, neglect, abandonment, homelessness, and human trafficking to build a life for themselves that is good.

Plans for the Day of Service include collecting gift cards after August 1, and possibly other needs such as towels and washcloths, full size body soap, lotions, shampoo and conditioners.  Gift cards are requested from the following stores:  Visa, Amex, Walmart, Target and even Amazon, ideally in $10 amounts. This year there will be a “hands on” project, making greeting cards and tied fleece blankets, some of which may go to the Children’s Home Society.

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  • New Materials will be posted as soon as available.

Chairman: Barbara Rose, email rose@njsfwc.org

“It's the place where dreams end and nightmares begin...” Mallika Nawal

The NJSFWC joins with the GFWC, a national leader in the fight to end domestic violence by raising awareness about this social issue. The goal of the program is to increase awareness of and help prevent the widespread occurrence of domestic abuse and violence against women in communities across the nation. This is done by:

  • Working with national domestic violence networks
  • Supporting existing activities
  • Working with various established programs
  • Initiating educational opportunities for club members and local citizens

Success for Survivors Scholarship

As part of the GFWC Signature Program: Domestic and Sexual Violence Awareness and Prevention, the GFWC Success For Survivors Scholarship was created in 2012 to lend a helping hand to those impacted by intimate partner violence who are pursuing higher education. The scholarship aims to provide survivors with a means to achieve both financial and personal independence. Since its inception, GFWC has awarded more than $80,000 in scholarship funds.

Success for Survivors Scholarship Application 2021

Completed applications should be sent to GFWC headquarters at:

Attn: Success for Survivors Scholarship
1734 N St NW
Washington, DC 20036

Or email completed applications to Programs@GFWC.org (Include “Scholarship” in the subject line)

Important Dates:

October 1, 2020: GFWC Success for Survivors Scholarship Application Opened
February 5, 2021: GFWC Success for Survivors Scholarship Application Deadline
May 2021 – June 2021: Recipients Notified
July 2021: Monetary Awards Sent to Recipients Upon Receipt of Enrollment Verification

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GFWC Newsletters

​​CHAIRMAN: Joyce Fredericks, email fredericks@njsfwc.org

“Learning is not attained by chance; it must be sought for with ardor and diligence.” Abigail Adams

From the 1996 Report of the International Commission on Education for the 21st Century and the 1997 Hamburg Declaration: Literacy, broadly conceived as the basic knowledge and skills needed in a rapidly changing world is a fundamental human right. There are millions, the majority of whom are women, who lack opportunities to learn or have insufficient skills to be able to assert this right. The challenge is to enable them to do so. Literacy is also a catalyst for participating in social, cultural, political, and economic activities, and for learning throughout life.

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GFWC Newsletters

​​CHAIRMAN: Brandi-Leigh Miller, email miller@njsfwc.org

ESO (Epsilon Sigma Omicron)

Honorary Reading Sorority of the Education Community Services Program. All club members are welcome to join. For more information on the program, click here to visit our ESO page.

Margaret Yardley Fellowship

The Margaret Yardley Fellowship Fund provides fellowship grants to deserving women who are New Jersey residents pursuing post-graduate advanced studies at the school of their choice. For application form and more details about the grants click here to visit the MYF page.

SPELLING BEE

Since 1989 local clubs in the New Jersey State Federation of Women’s Clubs (NJSFWC) have sponsored spelling bees for 4th and 5th graders. Clubs either hold a spelling bee of their own or ask schools to hold spelling bees, after which the club sponsors the three winners in the District Spelling Bee. Winners from the District Spelling Bee compete in the State Spelling Bee at NJSFWC Headquarters in New Brunswick, NJ.

Here are the materials that will help your club organize and hold a Spelling Bee in your community.

  • Right now Spelling Bees are in limbo because of the pandemic. Watch for updates this winter and next spring.

“I want my children and my grandchildren to live in a world with clean air, pure drinking water, and an abundance of wildlife.” Bindi Irwin

The NJSFWC Environment Community Service Program encourages awareness of our natural resources and caring for the world around us. It offers information and ideas to promote environmental appreciation and protection. We work to preserve, maintain, and restore our natural resources; protect habitats for plants and animals; and develop sustainable habits.

Our goals include environmental education; care for our air, land, and water; recycling; litter cleanup; partnerships with community groups, schools, and children; support of wildlife; energy conservation; tree planting; and beautification - this is what the Conservation Community Service Program is all about.

We encourage all clubwomen to work to become more aware of environmental issues, enrich your communities, and become stewards of the environment. Enjoy the great outdoors!

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GFWC Newsletters

Achievement Day Entry Forms

For Achievement Day Entry Forms, please visit the "ACHIEVEMENT DAYS" section on this page. NOTE: ALL REGISTRATION FORMS ARE TO BE MAILED TO DISTRICT ENVIRONMENT CHAIRMAN. 

CHAIRMAN: Dawn Pogosaew, email pogosaew@njsfwc.org

GCI for 2021 has been cancelled due to the unavailability of housing.

Girls' Career Institute (GCI) offers a "mini college experience" at Douglass Residential College on the campus of Rutgers University. Delegates experience a sample of college life by living in a dorm, eating in a cafeteria, and attending lectures and workshops. They learn about career choices from volunteer professional speakers and how to network with other delegates from all over the state of New Jersey. Many establish lasting friendships with one another.

Delegates are sponsored and the cost is underwritten by a local NJSFWC club. Delegates are selected on the basis of interest, community service and participation in school activities.

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  • Unfortunately, we had to cancel Girls Career Institute once again. Rutgers is not able to determine whether or not we can hold it at their facility and even with vaccinations at this time we cannot say it is safe. We are looking at alternatives, however, we have no plans at this time. Any Club that rolled over their registration fee(s) will have the money returned.

Scholarship Application for Past GCI Delegates Attending Douglass College

Sample Press Releases for Clubs

  • New Materials will be posted when available.

To view our GCI video, visit the GCI project page by clicking here.

GCI DIRECTOR: Mary Kay Tokar, email tokar@njsfwc.org

“To us, family means putting your arms around each other and being there.” Barbara Bush

The Health and Wellness Community Service Program is designed to inform members of issues that affect the well-being of individuals, families and communities by providing opportunities and resources to meet and address needs through volunteering. Through this program, clubs may develop and implement creative projects that promote a healthy lifestyle; increase awareness, prevention, research, and treatment of disease; target personal development; address the issues of hunger, inadequate housing, and homelessness; and/or prevent or correct financial difficulties.

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Sewing Homemade Face Masks

OPERATION SMILE

Operation Smile estimates that there are millions of children waiting for care in the 34 countries where they work. The majority of these children are unable to receive the medical care they need because it is too costly, far away, or specialized. Because of this, being born with a cleft condition can be fatal. If a child survives, they may face bullying and social isolation. Through their expertise in treating cleft lip and cleft palate, they create solutions that deliver safe surgery to people where it’s needed most.

Operation Smile has asked us to stop sending smile dolls as their supply is high.  They still can use NONO Arm bands, Smile Bags and Hospital Gowns.

Your Smile Bag items (please don't pack in bags!) will be collected at Headquarters in the fall to be driven down to Operation Smile. If you prefer to mail your bags and items, instructions are here: Operation Smile shipping instructions

The websites for directions are:

For hospital gown information or other projects contact Operation Smile
https://www.operationsmile.org/content/community-fundraising-and-service-projects

CHAIRMAN: Claire Hill, email hill@njsfwc.org

“Volunteers are the only human beings on the face of the earth who reflect this nation’s compassion, unselfish caring, patience, and just plain loving one another.” Erma Bombeck

Most club members care little about rewards and fame. We are volunteers. We work without expectation of rewards.

And yet our outstanding members should be recognized, not only for their successes, but also for their efforts. Everyone has the desire to be appreciated, and the NJSFWC has several ways to help clubs reward members for their service.

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WOMEN OF ACHIEVEMENT

The Women of Achievement Awards represent an opportunity to acknowledge and reflect upon the extraordinary accomplishments of New Jersey Women and the impact these women have made on the lifestyle of our state.

CECILIA GAINES HOLLAND

An award given at Convention to a Federation member whose accomplishments and service to the community fall outside club work.

HONOR ROLL

Honor Roll is a way to publicly honor club members for the work they have done for your club. The Honor Roll tribute is read at Convention and a brief tribute is inscribed in the Honor Roll Book kept at Headquarters.

ORDER OF THE LILY

For club members who are already on the Honor Roll, the Order of the Lily is a way to further honor them for their service.

2021 Honor Roll Charm Order of the Lily Pin Form or fillable: 2021 Honor Roll Charm Order of the Lily Pin Form fillable

Honors Book

At any time of the year you may honor someone by enrolling that woman or man in the NJSFWC Honors Book. Send name and address and reason for honoring together a check for $15.00 earmarked “Honors Book” to NJSFWC Headquarters. An acknowledgment will be sent to the honoree notifying her or him of your gift.

Memorials Book

Memorials for a deceased Clubwomen or Club friends to be entered into the Memorials Book are appropriate at any time of year. A letter with the person’s name and pertinent information is sent to NJSFWC Headquarters, 55 Labor Center Way, New Brunswick, NJ 08901, with a check for $15.00 earmarked “Memorials Book”. If you wish an acknowledgment be sent to the person’s family that information should also be included in the letter, and an “In Memoriam” card will be sent.

Honors Chairman: Marie DiMatties, email dimatties@njsfwc.org

“Leadership is service and there is power in that giving: to help people, to inspire and motivate them to reach their fullest potential.” Denise Morrison

Bottom-up or top-down, leadership involves taking risks, being innovative, and promoting new directions. While some may talk about being born leaders, most of us can learn how to be a strong leader. Club, district, state, and national volunteers can become leaders by developing a clear and compelling vision for what one wants to become; establishing attainable goals; providing – and being provided – with encouragement and appreciation; behaving with an entrepreneurial spirit; and pursuing training and education.

LEADS Program

The GFWC Leadership Education and Development Seminar (LEADS) program is intended to identify GFWC members at the grass-roots level who have the potential and the desire to assume leadership positions in GFWC beyond their club. Participation in LEADS can help these members gain the capabilities, confidence, and commitment necessary to pursue and achieve higher office and serve with distinction. The LEADS program is held annually the day before the official opening of the GFWC Annual Convention. It is a full day of activities, and includes breakfast and lunch.

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GFWC Newsletters

CHAIRMAN: Shirley Holly, First Vice President, email holly@njsfwc.org

Thoughtful financial planning can easily take a backseat to daily life. --Suze Orman

The Legacy Planned Giving program encourages clubwomen, families and friends of the Federation to consider making bequests to the NJSFWC when planning their estates.

LEGACY as defined by Webster’s Ninth New Collegiate Dictionary is a gift by will of money or other personal property.

Leaving a lasting legacy: Imagine the difference that can be made in continuing the efforts of the NJSFWC of GFWC in ”providing opportunities for education, leadership, training, and community service through participation in local clubs, enabling members to make a difference in the lives of others one project at a time.”

Federated Clubwomen, providing a Legacy by Planned Giving in their estate planning, can designate the funds be given in their name as a Fellowship in an area of interest. Or, the clubwoman may designate other areas for her Legacy giving, such as the Headquarters Wish List, Girls Career Institute, the Special State Project or an item in the Continuing Funds.

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Bulletins

“With freedom comes responsibility.” Eleanor Roosevelt

Clubs and clubwomen are the local advocates for NJSFWC and GFWC’s legislative agenda. It is through the statewide and national network of grassroots advocates that the Federation gains its political influence. We are a nonpartisan, nondenominational organization. Clubwomen are allowed to advocate for policies or legislation, but NOT allowed by law to endorse candidates or engage in partisan politics. NJSFWC/GFWC members must separate personal political activities from official club or state federation work.

RESOLUTIONS

PROCLAMATIONS

GFWC LEGISLATIVE ACTION CENTER

The GFWC Legislative Action Center is a powerful tool for GFWC’s public issues and advocacy efforts. Track bills, contact your local representative and take action on issues germane to GFWC Resolutions. Click here to visit the GFWC Action Center.

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GFWC Newsletters

GFWC Legislation and Public Policy Quarterly Newsletter 2020-2022 Issue No. 3

CHAIRMAN: Chris Sienkielewski, email sienkielewski@njsfwc.org

“Walking with a friend in the dark is better than walking alone in the light.” Helen Keller

The NJSFWC is a network of support for the almost 7,000 clubwomen volunteering on local, state and national levels. Working together, we constitute a powerful, service-oriented organization that provides personal enrichment, leadership opportunities, and many other benefits to its members. NJSFWC provides the resources and support to help you and your club better serve your community.

NJSFWC Membership Grant For Clubs

NJSFWC Membership Grant funding has been made available through the Shining Future Endowment Campaign to help underwrite membership recruitment and retention efforts. NJSFWC is offering six $100 grants for Club Member Recruitment and retention activities.  They will no longer be based on membership numbers.

Please describe the need for the grant in 500 words or less.  Include the goals as well as the strategies and activities you will use to achieve your recruitment and/or retention goal.

Send your completed application to NJSFWC Headquarters, 55 Labor Center Way, New Brunswick, NJ 08901, Attention Membership Grant application.

Deadline for applications is October 1, 2021, and winners will be notified by October 15th, 2021.

Include on your application:

  • CLUB NAME & DISTRICT
  • MEMBERSHIP
    (as stated on your 2021 blue sheet)
  • CONTACT PERSON
  • TELEPHONE
  • EMAIL ADDRESS

Juniorette Clubs

Juniorette Clubs are clubs whose membership is composed entirely of Middle School/Junior High and High School age young women. They hold active membership and participate in the regular programs of the NJSFWC. Juniorette Clubs are sponsored by a General or Junior Club holding active membership in NJSFWC.

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NJSFWC Pamphlets for Members

GFWC Info

Other Helpful Information

  • Fact Pack for Members: Contains Acronymns, Federation History, Benefits of Membership, Special Events, How it All Works, GFWC Organization Structure, Past State Projects, and Important Information

CHAIRMAN: Susan Chambers, Third Vice President, email chambers@njsfwc.org

Operation Chillout

Operation Chillout is New Jersey’s oldest (and only) all-volunteer mobile outreach for homeless veterans, men and women, on mission since December 21, 2000. Its motto is “no borders-no boundaries.” Its mission is to respond to the crisis of homelessness with direct compassionate actions.

Projects

The Summer Campaign is the same as last year. Go on the Operation Chillout website, https://www.operationchillout.org where they have a registry for donations. They have made a deal with ShopRite and Amazon to purchase water, t-shirts and baseball caps at cost. All items cost $10.00. This project runs from Memorial Day to Labor Day, but is available online now. As soon as they receive the necessary amount the website will close the need for donations. When you go to make a donation be sure to PUT YOUR CLUB NAME IN THE BUSINESS LINE AND IN THE NOTES SECTION!!! If you forget PLEASE send an email to the State Chairman, Patricia so she will have a record of your donation.

Operation Chillout Executive Director, Ray Chimileski, has given the go ahead to collect gift cards. They are asking for $10 gift cards to either Dunkin Donuts, Wawa, Subway, Quick Check, Mc Donald’s, or Burger King. PLEASE DO NOT send them to Operation Chillout directly. Please send them or deliver them to Headquarters so we can keep a count for our records. It might be safer to find someone either on the State Board or a member of your Club to deliver them to Headquarters rather than mailing them. Please call Headquarters first to insure someone will be available to let you in. THIS WILL BE AN ONGOING PROJECT UNTIL FUTHER NOTICE!

Need a speaker for your club?

If you want a speaker for your club, please contact Barbara Rose at 908-453-3734 or wplrose@hotmail.com.

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CHAIRMAN: Patricia Dahl, email dahl@njsfwc.org

“The key to making money is to stay invested.” Suze Orman

NJSFWC members are passionate about volunteer service! Successful fundraising and development programs are necessary and important for the continued success of our organization as we strive to make a positive difference in our communities and our world. When we view fundraising and development as a tool that allows us to continue to improve lives, we are inspired to use that tool as efficiently and productively as possible.

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FORMS

GFWC Newsletters

Treasurer: Linda Babeuf, email babeuf@njsfwc.org

“Our printing press is the Internet. Our coffee houses are social networks.” Heather Brooke

Web communications are the future. Every club should have some sort of web presence, a web page, a Facebook page, or some way for potential members to get information about your club. The only way for local clubs to grow is to attract new members, and in our world this means making information available on the Internet.

If your club doesn't have any kind of web presence, the webmaster will be happy to create an informational page for you on this website. Just fill out our Web Page Information Form and email it or mail it to the webmaster.

Some of our meetings are now held on ZOOM. Click here for instructions on how to join a ZOOM Meeting.

NJSFWC Website Contest--Deadline February 28

GFWC Website Contest--Deadline March 15

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CHAIRMAN: Denise Hosier, email webmaster@njsfwc.org or hosier@njsfwc.org.

Downloads

To download a logo or icon, right click on the link and click "Save as" or "Save target as" and then choose the location on your computer where you want to save. Choose the smallest logos for web use, the medium size for brochures and printed materials, and the largest for signs and posters.

NJSFWC LOGOS

GFWC Logos

“The success of every woman should be the inspiration to another. We should raise each other up.” Serena Williams

History helps us learn who we are. Recognizing the achievements of women in all facets of life – science, community, government, literature, art, sports, medicine – has a huge impact on the development of self-respect and new opportunities for girls and young women.

The impact of women’s history might seem abstract to some, and less pressing than the immediate struggles of working women today. But to ignore the vital role that women’s dreams and accomplishments play in our own lives would be a great mistake. We draw strength and inspiration from those who came before us – and those remarkable women working among us today. They are part of our story, and a truly balanced and inclusive history recognizes how important women have always been in American society.

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Newsletters from Women's History Resource Center

CHAIRMAN: Maribeth Hugelmeyer, email hugelmeyer@njsfwc.org

The Middle Atlantic Region (MAR) of the General Federation of Women's Clubs (GFWC) consists of all GFWC clubs from the states of Delaware, New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania.

MAR Annual Conference
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 30 TO SUNDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2021

The MAR holds an Annual Conference each year, usually in October.

Here’s all the info you need for 2021:

You are invited to join fellow GFWC clubwomen at the Annual Meeting and Conference of the Middle Atlantic Region to be held at The Sheraton Suites Downtown Wilmington, 422 Delaware Avenue, Wilmington, DE 19801

 

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