New to the community? Looking to get more involved in your community and meet new people?
If so, check out the GFWC Gloucester County Women’s Club, a non-profit501(c)3 organization serving the communities of Gloucester County and other areas. Membership is open to women ages 18 and over who want to get involved in their communities, find personal enrichment and make new friends.
The club is also a member of the New Jersey State Federation of Women’s Clubs (NJSFWC) and the General Federation of Women’s Clubs whose headquarters is in Washington, D. C.
The club meets the second Thursday of each month, September through June.However, due to COVID-19, the club has had to cut back on its in-person meetings and have used Zoom to keep all its members connected. During this time, the club has managed to help out homeless veterans with the purchase of cases of water, shirts and hats; support the Pitman Food Pantry and Washington Township’s Mothers Cupboard with food and monetary donations and held a “Clothing plus more Drive”. The club has also just finished distributing backpacks filled with school supplies and lunch bags to schools in Harrison Township, Pleasant Valley, Washington Township and Wenonah.
Upcoming activities include hosting a breakfast at the Ronald McDonald House in Camden, working with a Veterans Home, preparing stockings for the Troops, and adopting families for Christmas.
GFWC Gloucester County Women’s Club’s officers for the 2020-2021 club year are Mary Schneider, President; Karel Black, Vice President: Anne Groch, Treasurer; Beth Guglielmo, Recording Secretary, and Patricia Dahl, Federation Secretary.
If you would like to find out more info on this club, please visit the club’s website at www.glocowomensclub.org For membership info, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org We would be happy to email you a copy of our most recent newsletter.
Mailing Address: PO Box 138, Sewell, NJ 08080
Meetings are generally held on the second Thursday of the month at the Mantua Community Center at 111 Mercer Street in Sewell, NJ. Please check our Facebook page to see if we are ZOOMing or meeting in person this fall.
Member speaks on the 19th Amendment -Women’s Right To Vote
The Mayor of Mantua Township invited Gail Shast, who just reached the milestone of 50 years NJSFWC membership, to speak about the 19th Amendment at a township meeting. Since it was the eve of the Amendment’s ratification, she spoke about the final vote 100 years ago. The Mayor presented a Proclamation which was accepted on behalf of the Gloucester County Women’s Club of the Garden District, represented by club President Mary Schneider. They were also very happy to welcome Garden District DVP Jill MacDonald. What a wonderful honor for Gail and for our Federation!!
Clothing Drive August 5th – Washington Township High School
Gloucester County Women’s Club recently had a Rada Cutlery fundraiser, Our club uses all proceeds to help local families in need. THANK YOU for supporting our fundraiser!
Congratulations to our Garden District Spelling Bee contestant from Pleasant Valley School. Dara Onibonoje will move on the State 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. Winners from the District Spelling Bee compete in the State Spelling Bee at NJSFWC Headquarters in New Brunswick, NJ.
Congratulations to the club for winning two third place NJSFWC State awards at Convention 2018!
Congratulations to Patricia Dahl for being elected Garden District Vice President.
Paint & Sip Fundraiser
CONGRATULATIONS, LADIES!At the April installation dinner, we recognizedLena Marroletti as Member of the Year,as voted on by the membership at the March meeting. We also recognizedMary Schneider with our Heart to Work Award,as chosen by the President and Membership team.Thanks to Lena, Mary, and ALL of our members for a terrific club year!
2018-19 Club Officers
Treasurer: Stacey Bucci
Secretary: Lena Marroletti
Federation: Mary Ann Ragone
VP Ways & Means: Karel Black
VP Membership: Debbie Kain
Backpacks full of supplies were purchased, assembled and dropped off at local schools by clubwomen this August. Thomas Jefferson, Wenonah, Pleasant Valley, Harrison, and Bankbridge each received backpacks stuffed with school supplies.
Mantua Mayor Peter Scirrotto Proclaims April “Child Abuse Prevention Month” and awards GloCo Woman’s Club members Debra Kain, Joanne West, and Gail Shast a township proclamation. GCWC will plant several pinwheel gardens in Mantua, Wenonah, and Washington Township to spread domestic violence awareness.
Mary planned and led a very productive night at Mothers Matter. With the help of Beth, Betty, Gail, Jill, and Lara, we will able to put together 80 bags in 2 hours time. They were very impressed with our work. Thanks, ladies!
Each bag had about 12-15 items (all items are color coordinated). They set up stations for us to bag the items and later on, we all got creative and made up our own color coordinated bags.
Club women shopped for prepared, and served a homemade chicken dinner at Ronald McDonald House in Camden this January.
2016-17 Club Officers
Paint and Sip November 5, 2016, at Mantua Wrestling building
Our Paint & Sip was a great success. Funds will be used to provide backpacks and school supplies to families in need in our community. Thank you!
April 2016 Ceres Park Clean up
Many thanks to the Boy Scouts who helped us clean up Ceres Park, Mantua.