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 August 27th at 6 PM

At backyard of Maria Dorsey,

110 Tarrington Road, Hamburg, NJ

Please note the 6 PM start time

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

At long last, Lois was able to pass the gavel and I have “officially” become your president for the next two years. Never in my wildest dreams could I have imagined that my presidency would begin this way. I was so happy that many of you were able to attend our installation luncheon and hope you enjoyed spending time with fellow members over a very nice catered lunch by Milano’s Restaurant. The best part was the actual installation ceremony that Lisa Mills created for us. Each of us had a special theme song that she played while being sworn in. It was easy to see that she put a lot of thought and effort into it and it was much appreciated by all. Thank you.

Special thanks also goes out to Judy Phillips and her husband Steve for providing a beautiful venue for us to meet. They gave up their time the day before the luncheon to clean, sanitize and prepare the site for our meeting. Thank you to Maureen Blandino, who honored long-time members with certificates and Ann Augusta (not present) will receive her 50-year pin! This was her last official duty as Membership Chairperson. Lois presented the NJSFWC Honor Roll Award to Maureen and Karen Rothstadt (not present). I was honored to receive the Order of the Lily Award (complete with bouquet of lilies).

Even though we don’t usually meet during the summer, I’m glad several of you were able to join us at the July 30 zoom meeting. With the pandemic still a regular part of our lives, many of our favorite summertime traditions are on hold. The one thing that is never on hold is the enthusiasm of our club members who continue to work on the many projects that bring happiness to our community and beyond.

This year, however, we have already had to cut our budget in half in order to continue with the projects we normally fund each year. In an attempt to be creative in our fundraising efforts, Lisa has prepared a wonderful article requesting help from the public. The article recently appeared in The Advertiser News North. It has also been posted on our Facebook page which I am asking each of you to share so that we can get as much exposure as possible. We have already received several donations from this Article. Thanks again Lisa for your magic words!

We will be having a meeting in my backyard on Thursday, August 27, at 6:00pm. Hope to see 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