News Update: Operation Smile, NJ Volunteerism Awards, Happy 4th

NJSFWC eConnection 7/3/23
Shirley A. Holly, NJSFWC President

Operation Smile Needs

Due to upcoming training at Operation Smile – the timeline has changed. if possible bring collected items to Headquarters before July 8 or let Jill McDonald,, know if you need to meet her somewhere to collect your donations. If you cannot deliver before the 8th, Jill will collect and store until the October trip. Note: Headquarters Office will close Monday, July 3rd and will reopen July 5th from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Jill received 24 backpacks via Fed Ex that she thinks is a club’s donation. No identification with the package, but she’d like to have Op Smile acknowledge this generous donation to the right club or person. Jill can be reached at


On Sunday, June 25th, The New Jersey State Governor’s Volunteerism Awards were announced in a ceremony via Zoom. A picture of the executive Committee and Gina Hernandez from Prevent Child Abuse America planting pinwheels was submitted ahead of time, was included in the slide presentation before the ceremony started. Under the category of “Volunteer Group” this President was thrilled to hear The New Jersey State Federation of Women’s Clubs announced. Even though we didn’t receive the first place award – we were still recognized for exemplary service to the communities we serve with a certificate. This award belongs to every club for their outstanding service to their communities. Congratulations!

Happy 4th of July

Independence Day is a day of freedom to express our pride in being a nation of hope and prosperity. Let this day remind us to continue to be productive citizens ready to help make our communities a better place to live while being proud to be American.