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 June 25th at 7 PM by ZOOM

(Invitations will be emailed to members prior to the meeting)


Due to the threat of the corona virus,

 Vernon Senior Center

is CLOSED

 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

June President’s Message


Dear Members,


During normal times, June would be our last meeting until September and I would be wishing you all a very happy, relaxing summer and ask that you return in September with new ideas, ready to help our community once again. However, these are not normal times. As part of our “New Norma” state of being, we will be holding our next meeting via ZOOM on our regular

meeting night, June 25, at 7:00 pm. You will receive an invitation prior to that date.


Our District Council Meeting scheduled for June 10 will be also be held via ZOOM at 7:00 pm. It is open to all members. An e-mail invitation will be sent out prior to that day. Our George Inn Fundraiser has been postponed once again until Thursday, July 9th. Please mark it on your calendars and invite friends and family to dine out.


Our Club earns 15% of the food proceeds from 5:00 pm to closing. If they are not open by that date, we might consider a “take out” fundraiser.


When we received an urgent e-mail from Family Promise requesting help in replenishing their food pantry, Linda Fuehrer went right to work in her new position. She posted a request to our members and her High Breeze neighbors and donations immediately started pouring in. VTWC donated over $1,000 worth of food to their food pantry. They were elated and thanked us on their Facebook page which I shared to our page.


I’m also happy to share that we received a $200 donation from Liliana Pappas and her brother, Sergio Bio. Lilliana has been working with Joan Danaher, her sister, Marie Flores, and Judy Phillips and her husband, preparing and sewing masks for our medical professionals for Front Line Sewing Angels. To date they have sewed over 1,500 masks Liliana has also expressed an interest in joining our Club and we look forward to welcoming her.

Thank you once again to all of you who have volunteered to supply PPE to our medical professionals and front line workers.


Things will eventually get back to some form of normal. In the meantime, please stay safe and continue to stay connected with your fellow members.


I continue to be amazed at how such a small group of caring women can accomplish so much.


Maria

president@vtwc.org

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WOMAN’S CLUB AWARDS SCHOLARSHIPS















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 www.vtwc.org or contact Joan at 973-827-0804.


Hailey Minter

Larissa Trongone