Upcoming and Recent Events

Mothers’ Matter

January 2022.

We had 11 members participate.  Members donated 286 items.  60 bags were made that night.

Throwaway plastic bags won’t be free after May of this year, in New Jersey.

WTHS ROTC sent helpers for our Clothing and More Drive in November.

The club will man a booth at Washington Township’s Super Saturday at the end of this month selling our reusable tote bags and giving out membership info. We will also have a children’s book author signing her recent book, Hiccupping Harold.

The club is working with “Box of Balloons”, a national organization that we will work with to donate party themed items to make up four special parties for underserved children in the area. We are now gathering items to fill stockings for the Holiday Stocking Drive for the Troops.

During the summer months, members donated school supplies to fill 72 backpacks.The backpacks along with 24 lunch bags each with a cooler pack were distributed to three schools in Gloucester County. Members attended a Ronald McDonald House’s Sip and Social fundraiser to help fund the purchase of a HandiCapable Playground for all children, and members continued to support two local food pantries.

This entry was posted on March 1, 2021.

Boscov’s Friends Helping Friends

*Boscov’s Friends Helping Friends –
Wednesday, Oct.19th
Shopping Passes are $5 which is 100%
for the club. The One Day shopping
passes will give shoppers 25% off the
lowest sale prices of most items. Bring
your proceeds and any unsold tickets
to the October meeting.

This entry was posted on October 1, 2022.

Bag Bingo

See any member to purchase tickets, or email or Facebook message us.

Friday November 4th, 2022 

Glassboro VFW  275 Wilmer Street Glassboro

Doors open at 5:30pm  Games begin at 7:00pm 

Tickets are $35 each Proceeds benefit local families through several charitable organizations.

This entry was posted on September 13, 2022.

Reusable Totes Work Double Time

From left – Gail Shast, Project Chairman, Philip Arsenault from SJLWT and Mary Schneider, President presenting a check with funds from the club’s reusable Tote Bag sales. Tote bags are still available at this time.

This entry was posted on February 15, 2022.

GCWC

Are you interested in joining?

This entry was posted on February 13, 2022.

Mothers’ Matter

January 2022

Members donated 286 items.  60 bags were made.

Eleven members participated. 
This entry was posted on February 13, 2022.

In-Person Meetings Are Back!

Meetings will once again take place at 7 PM the Mantua Community Center, 111 East Mercer Avenue, Sewell, NJ on the second Thursday of most months. (Not April, July, and August)

This entry was posted on October 4, 2021.

Ronald McDonald House Dec. 2020

The Ronald McDonald House could not have been more appreciative of the hot, delicious meal of chicken with rice, tossed salad and bread that was delivered on December 18th. THANK YOU, Lisa for making arrangements for this meal which Bogey’s generously supplied at a cost of $100 feeding 30 people. Lisa’s idea allowed not only for us to provide this meal, but it also helped out a local business. Desserts were also purchased & donated. The RMH staff commented how they miss the volunteer groups coming in and cooking and serving the meals.

This entry was posted on January 3, 2021.

December Donations

Our December Donations had to be done a little differently this year. We joined Toys for Tots collections in several towns. Meals were still dropped off to Ronald McDonald House, but we did not get to serve them.

This entry was posted on December 15, 2020.

Backpacks Donated

On behalf of the GFWC Gloucester County Women’s Club, president Mary Schneider recently gifted the District with 24 backpacks filled with school supplies and hand sanitizers, as well as lunch bags – each continuing a freezer pack and a hand sanitizer.   

“Washington Township is one of the many school districts throughout Gloucester County area who we help out with school supplies,” Schneider said.  “We hope these items help children enjoy their school year.”

Backpacks full of supplies are purchased, assembled and dropped off at local schools by clubwomen most years in August. Thomas Jefferson, Wenonah, Pleasant Valley, Harrison, and Bankbridge have each received backpacks stuffed with school supplies. 

Thomas Jefferson Elementary School principal Gary Breen accepts a donation of backpacks and lunch bags from the Gloucester County Women’s Club.
This entry was posted on September 8, 2020.

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! The presentation is featured in the Mantua Township 2021 Calendar, which is mailed to all township residents.

This entry was posted on August 19, 2020.

2020-2021 Board

President – Mary S.

First Vice President/Membership – Karel B.

Secretary – Beth G.

Treasurer – Anne G.

Federation Secretary – Patricia D.

This entry was posted on August 11, 2020.

Child Abuse Prevention Month

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.

This entry was posted on April 1, 2018.

Mothers Matter

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. 

This entry was posted on December 31, 2017.

GloCo Women’s Club Contestant Wins Garden District Bee

A fifth grader from Pleasant Valley School won the Garden District Spelling Bee in Haddonfield this past Sunday. New Jersey State Federation of Women’s Clubs is proud to announce the Top Three Finalists in this past Sunday’s Spelling Bee. The winners, all in fifth grade, are Eleanor Race, Gloucester County Women’s Club; Elizabeth Adler, Women’s Club of Medford; and  Eric Pagan, Women’s Club of Runnemede.

Eleanor Race used the tried-and-true palm writing method to double-check each letter as she raced to first place. Pronouncer John Giannotti praised her technique after the Bee, saying he has seen many winners use that strategy. Eleanor enjoys competitive swimming and basketball, which she plays on the Harrison team. The fifth grade student drums in the school band, and she also likes to play rock like Led Zeppelin and The Police. The Pleasant Valley School student also loves animals – especially cats – and hopes one day to run an animal rescue shelter.

Milton H. Allen School student Elizabeth Adler was an alternate, and just received notice that she could compete the night before the Bee. Adler came in second place, spelling tricky words such as “emblem” and “dither.”

Eric Pagan of Mary. E. Volz School in Runnemede captured third place when he misspelled “crimson” by one letter. Just one word before that, Laila Worley went out on “jabber.”

All contestants received certificates, and the top three winners earned Visa gift cards thanks to the generosity of Connor, Strong & Buckelew, Marlton,NJ.

Contestants included; Elizabeth Adler, Brian Bowman, Lillian Braciszewski, Jaylen Delgado, Amina Dyer, John Geraci, Kevin Hoff, Austin Hui Kayla Kalinawski, Haylee Knott, James Kostick, Faith Lisinski, Emma Lynch, Sai Nikhil-Kaveti, Alex Nuckols, Manuel Ortega, Eric Pagan, Aiden Page, Jacob Poinsett, Eleanor Race,Mia Soper, Akshath Thavanai, Cole Tice, Brayden Torchia, Amber Weber, and Laila Worley.

The Spelling Bee was hosted by The Haddon Fortnightly Woman’s Club at The Haddon Fortnightly. Volunteers from the entire Garden District assisted at the Bee. The event was run and moderated by Marie DiMatties, NJSFWC Education Community Service Program Chairman, NJSFWC Spelling Bee Chairman Lisa Levin, and Garden District Spelling Chairman Suzie Wagner. John Giannotti, a longtime Rutgers-Camden professor and former Chair of the Fine Arts Department, served as pronouncer. Our three esteemed judges were retired English and Latin teacher Patricia Underwood, and Special Education Teachers Amy Brancato and Maureen Wagner.

In order to compete at the Garden District Spelling Bee, each of the 27 fourth and fifth grade contestants first had to be among the top three winners of the Woman’s Club Spelling Bee in their local area. The top three winners, Eleanor, Elizabeth and Eric, will go on to compete at the NJSFWC State Spelling Bee in New Brunswick on March 4, 2017.

This entry was posted on February 13, 2017.

Ronald McDonald House

Club women shopped for prepared, and served a homemade chicken dinner at Ronald McDonald House in Camden this January.

The club also donated 6 Party Bagconsisting a tableclotwith matching plates and napkinsfavors and a cake mix with icing. Two bags were designated for older children (one boy and one girl) and the other four were themed Batman and Captain America for the boys and My Little Pony and Shopkins for the girls.

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This entry was posted on February 8, 2017.

Spelling Bee News

Marlton, Woodbury and West Deptford students took the top 3 spots in Garden District Spelling Bee.

A fifth grader from Evans School in Marlton won the Garden District Spelling Bee in Haddonfield on Feb. 7. New Jersey State Federation of Women’s Clubs’ top three finalists, all in fifth grade, include:

1st place — Mohit Ambe, Marlton Women’s Club
2nd place — Lorelie Juntti-Heese, Women’s Club of Woodbury
3rd place — Jaci Gismondi, West Deptford Junior Women’s Club

All contestants received certificates, and the top three winners earned Visa gift cards thanks to a grant from ExxonMobil. Alexander Kwak placed in fourth, and is the alternate for the State Spelling Bee. Kwak was sponsored by The Haddon Fortnightly. Second place winner Lorelei Juntti-Heese of Evergreen Avenue Elementary School also competed as a fourth grader in last year’s District Bee.

This entry was posted on February 11, 2016.

50/50 Raffle

GloCo Women’s Club members have 50/50 tickets for sale! Just $5 each. The drawing will be held at our November meeting.

Proceeds are used to support local families in need during the holiday season. Families are given toys, clothing, a ShopRite gift card, and gift wrap before Christmas.

See any member to purchase your 50/50s!

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This entry was posted on October 13, 2014.

Gloucester County Women’s Club

Fun, friends, and accomplishments mark the end of an era as the Junior Women’s Clubs merge with the Women’s Clubs. Our new clubs will be even stronger, and continue to strengthen our communities.

 

This entry was posted on July 5, 2014.

Thanks for Participating in the iPod Raffle and Pinwheel Program

Check out how our iPod raffle  benefited local families!

Our fundraiser helped buy gifts, clothing, and groceries for many local families in Mantua, Oak Valley, Wenonah, Mullica Hill, Harrison, Pitman, and West Deptford this season.  We were also able to pitch in and help families affected by Superstorm Sandy in Toms River and Atlantic City. We couldn’t have done it without you!

If you are not familiar with us, our non-profit organization consists of energetic and caring women who come together to create solutions within our Communities. Our purpose is to brighten the life of a child, offer support to a family facing an unforeseen health or financial circumstance, bring together teens that face special needs, care for our senior citizens, and so much more. For information contact Jennifer at 856-217-1482.

Meetings: Second Thursday of January, February, March, May, June, September, October, November and December:

Monthly Meetings: 7 PM; Mantua Community Center, 111 Mercer Avenue, Sewell, NJ

Juniors Pinwheels for Prevention 11/14/13 Invitation

This entry was posted on May 7, 2014.

Pinwheels for Prevention Free Event, Thursday, November 14

Juniors Pinwheels for Prevention 11/14/13 Invitation

Share your enthusiasm, ideas, talents, and friendship! Jersey Juniors are constantly adapting to today’s world. We have many interest areas and numerous self-contained programs.

Shining in the sun, reflective of the bright futures all children deserve, Pinwheels for Prevention™ provides a unique opportunity for individuals and organizations to take action by learning more about prevention, supporting child and family friendly policies and services, and volunteering at the local, state, and national levels.
Pinwheel
Please join Clearview-Wenonah Junior Women’s Club as we make Pinwheels for Prevention of Domestic Violence
Thursday, November 14

7:30 – 8:30 PM
Mantua Community Center
111 Mercer Ave.
Sewell, NJ 08080

Child care will be available, e-mail education@jerseyjuniors.com with questions

This entry was posted on October 10, 2013.

Jackson Road Clean Up

Many Clearview-Wenonah Juniors were spotted cleaning up litter along Jackson Road this weekend. Thanks to the husbands who helped out, too!  Way to go. We filled quite a few trash bags with litter.

This entry was posted on June 3, 2013.

Designer Bag BINGO

Designer Bag Bingo presented by Clearview-Wenonah Juniors

The date, time, and ticket price will be announced soon!
Mantua Comm. Center
111 Mercer Ave., Sewell, NJ  08080

Check back, check Facebook, or e-mail education@jerseyjuniors.com

Clearview-Wenonah Juniors  meet on the second Thursday of most months at the Mantua Community Center.  New members are welcome. Check us out on Facebook!

This entry was posted on February 21, 2013.

Stockings for the Troops

Due to great success over the last several years, this year the Woman’s Club will once again be doing the “Boatsie Boxes” project.  This project sends Christmas stockings to men and women serving overseas.  The stockings,  made of red felt or other sturdy red material, can be any size between 13-19 inches.  To make sure that no soldier gets short changed, the average value of the stockings should come to $20-$25.Suggested items to include:

Food: Christmas candy, candy canes, mints, hot chocolate mix, apple cider mix, nuts, gummy “anything”, gum, dried fruit, lifesavers. You can send chocolate candy, but place them into Ziploc bags

Entertainment: DVDs, Hacky sacks, novelty balls, playing cards, puzzle books, yo-yos, pens, notepads or any items they might be able to use to unwind. DVDs are especially popular

Travel size toiletries: Toothbrush kit, chapstick, tissues, hand sanitizer, soap, deodorant (please place any liquids into Ziploc bags)

Clothing: white/black crew socks, black watch caps.

Other: prepaid phone cards (AT&T 120 minutes minimum domestic or global). The phone cards are among the most often asked for items. AA & AAA batteries.

Note on Prepaid phone cards: NJSFWC received a donation of AT&T calling cards. They come to us from a wonderful organization called “Cell Phones for Soldiers” They are available free to us to be sent to the troops. If you need any (you can have as many as you need), please call your District Advisor. 

Please add a personal greeting to the stockings; reading personal notes really lifts the morale. Close the stocking with safety pins or slipstitch to prevent items from falling out. Attach the list of items enclosed and value of stocking (needed for customs). Bring $1 per stocking to help with mailing costs.

Recognizing that this is kind of short notice and no doubt your club members have lots on their plates – there is another way Junior clubs could help.  Write personalized greetings to soldiers on cards and send them (unsealed so phone cards can be inserted where appropriate) to HQ where they can be included in prepared stockings.  There’s no limit to the number of personal greetings that can go to the young men and women who are spending the holidays away from their homes and families to defend our way of life.  If you are having a fall fund raiser – have cards available for attendees to write a holiday message to our service people.  Involve the kids – great way to make them aware of the sacrifice that our service people are making for them.

This is a great and easy way for us to support the Woman’s Club

Delivery: Deliver the stockings to the rear parking lot of Headquarters between October 15 and 26 (except Fall Conference, Oct 22) with at least one day’s notice.

Fall 2012

Help us make the holidays special for families in our community! Please stop by our holiday fundraiser Saturday, December First, 11 AM to 2 PM, Mantua Community Center. Pre-orders are welcome, too.

• Raffle Tickets  $10/2 tickets iPod touch 32GB  (5th generation – NEWEST MODEL!)     ONE WINNER

• Fresh Sub Sale     $6   9” Italian

• Wreaths  $15 Handmade using the finest local greenery.

 

These wreaths are a nice size to grace some beautiful front doors!  Handcrafted bows of indoor-outdoor fabric will also be available for a very nominal fee.  Wreaths will be sprayed with a green-saver – these decorations will still look amazing for New Year’s Eve!

For preorders, email lisamayweiss@hotmail.com or call 415-0281

Pick up your subs, wreath s & raffle tickets at:

Mantua Township Community Center, 111 Mercer Ave, Sewell

Saturday, December 1st                      11am-2pm (or until sold out)

Raffle ticket for iPod pulled at 1pm

All proceeds go towards providing gifts for families in need in our local communities. Please help us make sure EVERYONE has a wonderful holiday!  Donations of checks, new toys or clothing, and non-perishables are certainly also needed.  Clearview-Wenonah Juniors provide food and holiday gifts for families in Wenonah, Oak Valley, Mantua,  and Harrison schools. This year, there is much more need for the basics. Thanks for helping make this holiday season special for everyone!

Clearview-Wenonah Junior Women’s Club runs a continuous collection for Pitman Pantry, SJ FoodBank.  This month, many sixth grade students provided extra help on Make a Difference Day.  The Mantua Township Soccer  Association families donated tons of pasta, sauce, soup and cereal.

As yo can imagine, folks in need of food and heat here in the Wenonah area are also being devastated by Superstorm Sandy pulling our resources.  In order to try to provide the same level of aid for local families, and help victims of Sandy, Juniors are going to run one monthly collection for Sandy along with our regular food collection.

We are in need of new members, and invite you to attend a meeting!

This entry was posted on September 19, 2012.

Extreme Couponing Seminar – March 8, 2012 7:30 PM

Extreme Couponing Seminar

 

Clearview-Wenonah Junior Women’s Club Present A Couponing Seminar:

¨ Guests will learn how to maximize  grocery savings

¨ Learn how local stores will let shoppers stack multiple coupons

¨ See how to track sales & discounts without covering your table in paper

Bring a pen, paper, and current circulars…and a strong desire to save $$$

The Clearview-Wenonah Junior Women’s  Club is thrilled to present a     seminar by the South Jersey Couponing Club, Thursday, March 8.

This entry was posted on August 31, 2011.