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Federation General Forms
Club Presidents' Manual
- CPM_2014-Club Brochure
- CPM_2014-Club Brochure with Mail in Panel
- Style Manual
“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!
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.
- 2020 Letter from President Jan Hanson
- Report Writing Instructions
- Where Should We Report It 2020
- Valuation Guide 2020
- Additional Values 2020-2021
Community Service Program Report Forms
- Advocates for Children fillable
- Arts and Culture fillable
- Arts Performing fillable
- Civic Engagement and Outreach fillable
- Communications fillable
- Domestic and Sexual Violence Awareness fillable
- Education and Libraries fillable
- Environment fillable
- Fundraising fillable
- Health and Wellness fillable
- Leadership fillable
- Legislations and Resolutions fillable
- Membership fillable
- Program Assistance fillable
- SSP CASA fillable
- SSP Operation Chillout fillable
- Women's History fillable
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
- 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 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.
- 2020-2022 Supplement Advocates for Children--Ideas, projects, information for clubs.
- Advocates for Children Bulletin June 2020
- Advocates for Children Bulletin September 2020
- Advocates for Children Bulletin January 2021
- Advocates for Children Bulletin June 2021
- Advocates for Children Top Projects 2020
CHAIRMAN: Jane Mackesy, email email@example.com
“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.
- 2020-2022 Supplement Arts and Culture--Ideas, projects, information for clubs.
- Arts and Culture Bulletin June 2020
- Arts and Culture Bulletin September 2020
- Arts and Culture January Bulletin January 2021
- Arts and Culture Bulletin June 2021
- Arts and Culture Top Projects 2020
Creative Arts Waiver
March Is Youth Art Month
- 2021 Arts and Culture Art Proclamation for March rich text format
- 2021 Arts and Culture Art Proclamation for March pdf format
Watch for more details to come.
Send to: Attention: Lynn Webb.
NJSFWC, 55 Labor Center Way, New Brunswick, NJ 08901
- Photography Contest Rules 2020-2022
- 2021-2022 Arts-Culture Achievement Day Photography Form
- Creative Arts Waiver
- NJSFWC Achievement Day Contests Rules 2020-2022
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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
- 2020-2022 Supplement Arts Performing--Ideas, projects, information for clubs.
- Arts Performing Bulletin September 2020
- Arts Performing Bulletin January 2021
- Arts Performing Bulletin June 2021
- Arts Performing Top Projects 2020
CREATIVE WRITING YOUTH & MEMBER CONTESTS
- Youth Writing Contest Supplement 2020-2022--Rules for entries and clubs.
Creative Arts Waiver
CHAIRMAN: Rosemarie Saviello, email email@example.com
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!
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:
- 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
- Operation Holiday Stocking 2021 Flyer & Listing of Items
- 2020-2022 Supplement Civic Engagement and Outreach--Ideas, projects, information for clubs.
- Civic Engagement and Outreach Bulletin 2020--Operation Christmas Stocking
- Civic Engagement and Outreach Bulletin September 2020
- Civic Engagement and Outreach Bulletin January 2021
- Civic Engagement and Outreach Top Projects 2020
CHAIRMAN: Gail Kovacs-Felici, email firstname.lastname@example.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.
- 2020-2022 Supplement Communications--Ideas, projects, information for clubs.
- Communications Bulletin June 2020
- Communications Bulletin September 2020
- Communications Bulletin January 2021
- Communications Bulletin June 2021
- Communications Top Projects 2020
Contest Entry Forms
- 2020 Newsletter Contest Entry Form
- 2020 Press Book Contest Entry Form
- 2020 Scrapbook Contest Entry. Form
NJSFWC Press Releases
April 2021: NJSFWC Proud of Their Clubs
- 2021 April NJSFWC Proud of Their Clubs pdf format
- 2021 April NJSFWC Proud of Their Clubs rich text format
April 2021 for clubs: Club Announces Annual Totals
- 2021 April Club Announces Annual Totals pdf format
- 2021 April Club Announces Annual Totals rich text format
April 2021: NJSFWC Supports Child Abuse Prevention Month
- 2021 April NJSFWC Supports Child Abuse Prevention Month pdf format
- 2021 April NJSFWC Supports Child Abuse Prevention Month rich text format
April 2021 for clubs: Club Prevent Child Abuse Month
- 2021 April Club Prevent Child Abuse Month pdf format
- 2021 April Club Prevent Child Abuse Month rich text format
November 2020 FOR CLUBS: 126th Anniversary Sample Letter to the Editor and Sample Club News Release
- 126th Anniversary letter to editor pdf format
- 126th Anniversary letter to editor rich text format
- For Club News Release 126 Years of Community Service pdf format
- For Club News Release 126 Years of Community Service rich text format
November 2020: NJSFWC Celebrates 126 Years of Community Service
- 2020 November NJSFWC to Celebrate 126 Years of Community Service pdf format
- 2020 November NJSFWC to Celebrate 126 Years of Community Service rich text format
November 2020: NJSFWC Clubwomen Fill Stockings for US Troops Overseas, Help Veterans
- 2020 November NJSFWC Sends Filled Stockings to US Troops pdf format
- 2020 November NJSFWC Sends Filled Stockings to US Troops rich text format
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
- 2020 September Operation Chillout press release pdf format
- 2020 September Operation Chillout press release rich text format
- GFWC Communications and Public Relations Newsletter April 2020--Spring in Your CPR Step
Sample Documents for Communications
- Sample Club Brochure
- Sample Club Brochure with Mail in Panel
- Press Release Template
- Sample Press Release from Franklin Woman's Club
- Sample Media Approval Form from Franklin Woman's Club
- Obtaining NJ Press and NJ News 12 TV Coverage with press and contact info
- Boilerplate paragraphs for Press Releases .doc format
- Boilerplate paragraphs for Press Releases .pdf format
CHAIRMAN: Carole Speechley, email email@example.com
“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
- 2020-2022 Supplement Community Impact Program--Ideas, projects, information for clubs.
- CIP Bulletin June 2021
CHAIRMAN: Ora Kokol, email firstname.lastname@example.org
2021 Summer Conference August 1-3
- 2021 Summer Conference Agenda
- 2021 Summer Conference Registration Form
- 2021 Summer Conference Registration Form Fillable
- 2021 Summer Conference Hotel Reservation
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
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.
From GFWC: GFWC Welcome to New Jersey State Convention
- Call to Convention 2021
- Convention 2021 Registration printable form
- Convention 2021 Registration fillable pdf
- Proposed Amendments to NJSFWC Bylaws
- 2021 Resolutions and Cover Letter
- Friends of NJSFWC 2021
- NJSFWC Tribute Book Ads 2021
Convention Chairman: Susan Fosdick, email email@example.com
Credentials & Registration: Cynthia Blumenkrantz, email firstname.lastname@example.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.
- New Materials will be posted as soon as available.
Chairman: Barbara Rose, email email@example.com
“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.
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)
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
- 2020-2022 Supplement Domestic Violence Awareness & Prevention--Ideas, projects, information for clubs.
- Domestic Violence Bulletin June 2020
- Domestic Violence Bulletin June 2021
- Domestic Violence Awareness Top Projects 2020
CHAIRMAN: Joyce Fredericks, email firstname.lastname@example.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.
- 2020-2022 Supplement Education & Libraries--Ideas, projects, information for clubs.
- 2020-2022 Additional Education-Libraries Programs--ESO (Epsilon Sigma Omicron), Spelling Bee, Girls Career Institute (GCI)
- Education and Libraries Bulletin June 2020
- Education and Libraries Bulletin September 2020
- Education and Libraries Bulletin January 2021
- Education and Libraries Bulletin June 2021
- Education and Libraries Top Projects 2020
- GFWC Education Newsletter February 2020
- GFWC Education Newsletter March 2020
- GFWC Education Newsletter April 2020
CHAIRMAN: Brandi-Leigh Miller, email email@example.com
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.
- ESO Handbook 2020 2022
- ESO Reading List 2020-2022
- ESO Book Report Form Online 2020-2022
- ESO Book Report Form Fillable pdf 2020-2022
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.
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!
- 2020-2022 Supplement Environment--Ideas, projects, information for clubs.
- Environment Bulletin June 2020
- Environment Bulletin September 2020
- Environment Bulletin June 2021
- Enviroment Top Projects 2020
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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
- 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.
GCI DIRECTOR: Mary Kay Tokar, email email@example.com
“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.
- 2020-2022 Supplement Health & Wellness--Ideas, projects, information for clubs.
- Health and Wellness Bulletin September 2020
- Health and Wellness Bulletin January 2021
- Health and Wellness Bulletin June 2021
- Health and Wellness Top Projects 2020
Sewing Homemade Face Masks
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:
- Smile Bags: https://www.operationsmile.org/content/smile-bags
- NONO Arm Bands (pdf): https://www.operationsmile.org/sites/default/files/no-no-arm-bands-package.pdf
For hospital gown information or other projects contact Operation Smile
CHAIRMAN: Claire Hill, email firstname.lastname@example.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.
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.
- 2021 Seeking Cecilia Letter to Clubs
- 2021 Cecilia Gaines Holland Award Narrative
- 2021 Nomination Process for Cecilia Gaines Holland Award
- 2021 Cecilia Gaines Holland Award Questionnaire
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.
- 2021 Honor Roll Form or if you prefer fillable 2020 Honor Roll Form fillable
- 2021 Honor Roll Tribute Tips
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.
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 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 email@example.com
“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.
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.
- 2020-2022 Supplement Leadership--Ideas, projects, information for clubs.
- Leadership Top Projects 2020
- GFWC Leadership Newsletter January 2020
- GFWC Leadership Newsletter March 2020
- GFWC Leadership Newsletter May 2020
CHAIRMAN: Shirley Holly, First Vice President, email firstname.lastname@example.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.
- About the Legacy Planned Giving Program
- Introducing the Legacy Planned Giving Program
- Legacy Planned Giving Circle
“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.
March Is Youth Art Month
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.
- 2020-2022 Supplement Legislation-Resolutions--Ideas, projects, information for clubs.
- Legislation and Resolution Bulletin June 2021
- Legislation and Resolutions Top Projects 2020
CHAIRMAN: Chris Sienkielewski, email email@example.com
“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, 2020, and winners will be notified by October 15th, 2020.
Include on your application:
- CLUB NAME & DISTRICT
(as stated on your 2020 blue sheet)
- CONTACT PERSON
- EMAIL ADDRESS
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.
- 2020-2022 Supplement Membership--Ideas, projects, information for clubs.
- Membership Top Projects 2020
NJSFWC Pamphlets for Members
- NJSFWC Info Pamphlet Bifold 2019
- NJSFWC History Milestones Bifold 2021
- NJSFWC Membership Benefits 2019
- 2020-2022 Fillable Recruitment Form to report new members to the GFWC. Please also email a copy to our Membership Chairman, Susie Chambers, firstname.lastname@example.org .
- GFWC newsletter Your Gateway to Member Resources
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 email@example.com
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
- 2020-2022 Supplement Special State Project--Ideas, projects, information for clubs.
- Special State Project Bulletin June 2020
- Special State Project Bulletin September 2020
- Special State Project Bulletin January 2021
- Special State Project Bulletin June 2021
- Special State Project Top Projects 2020
CHAIRMAN: Patricia Dahl, email email@example.com
“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.
- IRS Form 990 tips
- Charitable Registration Application 2021
- NJSFWC Continuing Funds Form 2020-2021 fillable
- Sample Donation Acknowledgement Letter
- Conflict of Interest Policy Sample
- Gift Policy and Disclosure Form
- Obligations for Clubs Thinking About Leaving Federation
Treasurer: Linda Babeuf, email firstname.lastname@example.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
- GFWC Website Contest 2020-2022--Rules and entry information for the GFWC International Website Contest..
- 2020-2022 Supplement Web Communications--Ideas, projects, information for clubs.
- PLEASE NOTE CHANGE! MEMBER IDs ARE NO LONGER NEEDED TO ACCESS MATERIALS!
- 2020 Web Page Information Form
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 Volunteers Logo 200px
- NJSFWC Volunteers Logo 300px
- NJSFWC Volunteers Logo 600px
- NJSFWC Volunteers Logo 1200px
- NJSFWC Shield Logo 2x2
- NJSFWC Shield Logo 4x4
- NJSFWC Shield Logo 8x8
- NJSFWC Shield Logo 16x16
“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.
- 2020-2022 Supplement Women's History--Ideas, projects, information for clubs.
- Women's History Bulletin June 2020
- Women's History Bulletin September 2020
- Women's History Bulletin January 2021
- Women's History Bulletin June 2021
- Women's History Top Projects 2020
Newsletters from Women's History Resource Center
CHAIRMAN: Maribeth Hugelmeyer, email email@example.com
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