GFWC Vernon Township Woman’s Club

General Federation of Women’s Clubs

Vernon, New Jersey

Highlands District

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Our Next Meeting is Thursday, November 17th at 1 PM

At Holy Counselor Lutheran Church, 68 Sand Hill Road, Vernon


Due to the threat of the corona virus,

 Vernon Senior Center


 till further notice.

Check back for further details

 as they become available.

Bring a friend

The Club usually meets on the fourth Thursday of each month,

 September through June at 7:00 PM in the

Vernon Senior Center at 21 Church Street, Vernon, NJ.

Guests are always welcome!

President’s Message

President’s Message

It was so nice to see so many of you at our outdoor meeting last month. It turned out to be a beautiful day—a little windy—but we were still able to meet with each other and share our progress as we continue to go forward during this difficult time. We even welcomed 3 new members—Lilliana Pappas, Cathy Maksymiuk and Lorraine Menonna! Please introduce yourselves, get to know them and make them feel welcome.

Lois shared the wonderful news that we have collected more than $2,600 through the article that appeared in the Advertiser.

We have learned that our largest fundraiser at Heaven Hill Farm will take place this year (on a limited basis) so we will not totally lose the fundraiser. Thanks to all who have agreed to work. I know it was a difficult decision to make with everything going on and some of you have chosen not to work. That’s very understandable. Whatever we earn will be appreciated! We should also be receiving a nominal donation from Wrenegade Foundation in October even though we were not able to work at the Farm to Fork Fondo this year.

Judy will be arranging for The George Inn Fundraiser, probably in the beginning of November. Invite your family and friends to either dine in or take out their meal. Once again I would like to say how proud I am to be your President and watch all of you continue the good work we do as a Club throughout this pandemic. KEEP IT UP LADIES—YOU ARE AWESOME!!

See you in September as the song goes! Our next meeting will be held at Maureen Blandino’s home (in the garage) on September 24th. Thank you for hosting Maureen. If you are not able to join us, please e-mail your reports to me.

Thank you,


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Through its annual Scholarship Program, the Vernon Township Woman's Club proudly presents local high school students with scholarships toward their secondary education expenses.  The 2020 recipients of a $500 award are Vernon Township High School graduates Larissa Trongone and Hailey Minter. The students were honored remotely during the school’s virtual Senior Awards Night ceremony.

A three-sport varsity athlete in cross country, swimming and softball, Trongone served as president of her class, vice president of the National Honor Society, and as a member of numerous school clubs including Model UN and DECA. She will attend James Madison University majoring in International Affairs and hopes to specialize in either humanitarian rights or environmental sustainability and awareness. “After various mission trips and volunteer opportunities, the path towards helping others improve their quality of life or aiding the environment in its need for protection is what I have chosen and am excited to begin,” Trongone said.

Minter will attend LaSalle University in Philadelphia pursuing a degree in International Business through the Business Scholars Co-Op Program. She plans to follow a career in pharmaceutical sales and possibly attend law school, while fulfilling her dream of traveling the world.  “The support I have received from the Woman’s Club has truly impacted my heart for the better,” Minter said.  “I am very excited to start my new adventure in a brand new city and cannot express how grateful I am that I have some help to further my education.”

The GFWC Vernon Township Woman’s Club, part of the NJ State Federation of Women’s Clubs, has been serving the community since 1972. Membership is open to women of all ages from all towns who share a commitment to volunteerism.  For further information about the club and its programs, visit or contact Joan at 973-827-0804.

Hailey Minter

Larissa Trongone