Greater Pascack Valley Woman's Club

NJSFWC logoMember of the New Jersey State Federation of Woman's Clubs (NJSFWC) Palisades District


GFWC logo
Member of the General Federation of Woman's Clubs (GFWC)

PO Box 3, Park Ridge NJ 07656

Serving Our Community One Project at a Time

History of the Club

Our Club was established and federated in 1990.

A group of women who were interested in intellectual and cultural pursuits joined together to be a force for good in the community and the world around them.

Woman’s Club members strive to be involved in a program of concern and philanthropy and to share their knowledge and talents.

Who are our members?

Our members are women of all ages from the Pascack Valley area and surrounding towns, including some who have moved out-of-state. These members have moved from the area but have maintained their membership and involvement.

We are of service to our communities through an organized effort. We also come to meet new friends, have fun, develop new skills and learn more about our towns, and our state and national governments.

Our philanthropic interests include:

  • Alzheimers Research
  • Blackledge Kearny House on the Palisades
  • Boatsies Boxes for Soldiers
  • Center for Hope and Safety
  • Family Promise
  • Federation Special State Project
  • Heifer International
  • Hi-Tor Animal Shelter
  • Holiday Crafts for Seniors
  • Leukemia Lymphoma
  • Meals on Wheels
  • The Atrium Assisted Living Activities
  • National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
  • Paramus Veterans’ Home
  • Tri-Boro Food Pantry
  • Prevention of Child Abuse
  • Scholarships for High School Seniors
  • Special Olympics
  • State Headquarters Maintenance
  • Tri-Boro Financial Aid

Club Dues for 2018 are $45. These may be mailed to our PO box 3, Park Ridge NJ 07656.

Interested in joining? Want more information? Contact our membership chairperson at: (201) 573-9132 or cell: (201) 788-5868.

Our Officers

President: Judith T. Brendel
Treasurer: Cathie Roberts
Secretary: Elaine Mooney
1st Vice President: Elaine O’Brien
Co-2nd Vice Presidents Fundraising: Rosemarie Bartoli and Carolyn Delafrange

General Membership Meetings

2nd Monday of the month
(September to June)
7:30 PM

  • Refreshments plus Socialization or Informational Program
  • Business Meeting

Location of Meetings: The MANSION* at the Atrium Senior Living 124 Noyes Drive, Park Ridge 07656

Departments

  • Arts Creative
  • Arts Performing
  • Conservation
  • Education
  • Home Life
  • International Outreach
  • Public Issues/ Legislation

Committees

  • Communications
  • Club Photographer
  • Holiday Party and Year-End Social
  • Hospitality
  • Mah Jongg
  • Newsletter
  • Programs
  • Scholarships
  • State Project (C.A.S.A. NJ) C.A.S.A. Court Appointed Special Advocates
  • Sunshine
  • Telephone
  • Website
  • Yearbook

2019 Meetings

  • January 14
  • February 11
  • March 11 (Brown-Bag Auction)
  • April 8
  • May 13
  • June 10 (Year-End Social at the Mansion in Park Ridge)

Upcoming Events
Local, District, NJ, International

  • January 18 District Winter Council Meeting
  • March 15 District Achievement Day
  • March (TBD) Public Issues Day
  • April 12 District Spring Conference
  • May 6-8 NJSFWC Convention (Atlantic City NJ)
  • June 13 District Spring Council
  • June 29-July 1GFWC Annual International Convention (Austin TX)

Frequently Asked Questions

Are we related to other clubs?

YES! Our club’s heritage is long and proud, but it is not an isolated one. The GPVWC is a member of the New Jersey State Federation of Women’s Clubs (NJFWC), which was organized in 1894. As such, we are part of the largest volunteer women’s service organization in New Jersey with approximately 7,000 members. We are one of about 220 clubs in our state and a part of the Palisades District.

On the national level, we are affiliated with the General Federation of Women’s Clubs (GFWC) which is headquartered in Washington D.C. GFWC is one of the oldest and largest non-denominational, non-partisan women’s volunteer service organizations in the world. Founded in 1890, it has over 100,000 members in more than 3,000 United States clubs.

Worldwide there are an additional 14 countries that are involved with the GFWC. One is never alone when part of this worldwide organization!

How does one become a member?

Contact any member or our Membership Chairperson and arrange to attend a meeting. If you decide to join our organization, you must attend two meetings before you can be initiated as a member. Annual dues will be prorated based on the month you join the club.

Contact our Membership Chair at (201) 573-9132 or cell: (201) 788-5868

Our members’ interests are varied and range from fund-raising, arts and crafts, education, scholarship committee, home life, social services, international outreach, public affairs, legislation, conservation and the arts … or anything else one might have an interest in. We have picnics, dinners, theater outings and many other great activities.

Since the GPVWC is a tax-exempt charitable and educational organization, all Club dues and contributions are tax deductible.