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The New Jersey State Federation of Women's Clubs is the largest volunteer women's service organization in the state and a member of the General Federation of Women's Clubs. We provide 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.

The New Jersey State Federation of Women’s Clubs is a proud partner with Douglass Residential College at Rutgers University. In addition, Douglass students enjoy the many benefits of partnerships including NJSFWC sponsored scholarship programs

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November 2020

Thanksgiving Day

November 26

Thanksgiving is a national holiday in the United States, celebrated on the fourth Thursday of November. It originated as a harvest festival. Thanksgiving has been celebrated nationally on and off since 1789, with a proclamation by George Washington after a request by Congress. Thomas Jefferson chose not to observe the holiday, and its celebration was intermittent until the presidency of Abraham Lincoln, when Thanksgiving became a federal holiday in 1863, during the American Civil War. Source: Wikipedia

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December 2020

NJSFWC EC Meeting

December 1

& Holiday Party Snow Date 12/3

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Palisades District Arts Performing Day–MOVED TO MARCH 2021

December 4

Snow Date 12/11

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NJSFWC Board Meeting

December 8

And Holiday Party Snow Date 12/11

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GFWC Holiday Open House, Washington DC

December 9
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Hanukkah Begins

December 10

Hanukkah is a Jewish festival commemorating the rededication of the Second Temple in Jerusalem at the time of the Maccabean Revolt against the Seleucid Empire. It is also known as the Festival of Lights. Hanukkah is observed for eight nights and days, starting on the 25th day of Kislev according to the Hebrew calendar, which may occur at any time from late November to late December in the Gregorian calendar. The festival is observed by lighting the candles of a…

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Proposed Resolutions Due to Headquarters

December 15
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Christmas Day

December 25

Christmas is an annual festival commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ, observed primarily on December 25 as a religious and cultural celebration among billions of people around the world. Christmas Day is a public holiday in many of the world's nations, including the United States, and is celebrated religiously by a majority of Christians, as well as culturally by many non-Christians. Source: Wikipedia

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The Community Improvement Program is GFWC’s longest standing project and it benefits clubs by increasing membership opportunities, developing leadership skills, and creating public awareness of club activities and…

Leaders Appear on Spotlight NJ

GFWC International President Mary Ellen Brock, NJSFWC President Mary Wolfe,  and Women Who Reach for the Stars Chairman Linda Babeuf were recently interviewed by Della Crews of NJN12…

The 7 Grand Initiatives

You’ve probably heard the term, “7 Grand Initiatives.” But you might not know what they are or where they came from. Our own Mary Ellen Brock from New…

NJSFWC 38th Annual Women of Achievement

The Women of Achievement awards were created to recognize outstanding women in various fields throughout New Jersey. They are sponsored by the New Jersey State Federation of Women’s…

Cavanaugh wins Cecilia Gaines Holland Award

The 75th Cecilia Gaines Holland Award was presented to Terry Cavanaugh of the Suburban Woman’s Club of Pompton Plains on May 7 at the NJSFWC Annual Convention. Terry…

Happy 35th, Women’s History & Resource Center

May 1 marked the 35th anniversary of the opening of the Women’s History and Resource Center (WHRC). Over the last three and a half decades, the WHRC has…

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We all have a responsibility as individuals, neighbors, community members, and citizens to help create, healthy, nurturing and safe experiences for children. We can each play a part…

May Is Mental Health Awareness Month

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The General Federation of Woman's Clubs

We have been a part of the General Federation of Women's Clubs since our founding. With over 80,000 members worldwide the GFWC is one of the worlds largest and oldest nonpartisan, nonprofit, nondenominational, women's volunteer service organizations. It was founded in 1890 and chartered by the 56th Congress in 1901.