Woman's Club of Cranbury 99th Year of Federation
The above is a screenshot from the Mayor's Cranbury Township Year-In-Review Video
The Cranbury Woman's Club organized November 9, 1898. On November 1, 1922, the WCC became part of the NJSFWC. In 2022, we will celebrate 100 years of federation.
We will be gathering club history throughout the coming months in preparation for various celebrations next year. From time to time, I will post items of interest here.
Thanks to Susan Alfredo for finding a pdf version of our 1972 Cookbook to share with us all.
This is just a taste of our history. Check back occassionally for more items.
“Do all the good you can. By all the means you can. In all the ways you can. In all the places you can. At all the times you can. To all the people you can. As long as ever you can.”
- John Wesley
WCC won four awards for the College District based on our annual reporting: Arts and Culture, Communications, Environment and Domestic Violence. Awards are given in three separate club size categories. We compete in the 61+ members group. District award winners then went on to Convention and Communications placed third in the 61+ category. Congratulations to all participants for their hard work during a very difficult year and submitting reports documenting their efforts.
Check out the completed Scrapbook on the Scrapbook page.
This year, we have regular scrapbook pages and videos. And we have recipes and a list of awards we won and NJSFWC articles about us.
Yearbook pages are available on the Members Only page.
View and/or download instructions under "Yearbook Information" below.
As of November 25, 2020, every member has been invited to set up their Members Only Password. If you have problems, contact or webmaster, Marsha Travis, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Great Decisions is a national program of the Foreign Policy Association. Great Decisions is the largest non-partisan citizen education effort of its kind and has provided quality information and tools for over fifty years. Their mission: Inform, engage, inspire.
Our International Affairs focus group worked with the Cranbury Public Library to provide these programs on the Second Tuesday of each month. There is a video followed by a discussion of the topic. Sign up for the Zoom meeting on the Library website by clicking the date on the calendar at https://www.cranburypubliclibrary.org/.
“For me, I am driven by two main philosophies: know more today about the world than I knew yesterday and lessen the suffering of others. You'd be surprised how far that gets you.”
― Neil deGrasse Tyson
The name of a member who has performed meritorious service may, by a two-thirds consent of the WCC Executive Board, be placed on the State Honor Roll.
The Order of the Lily was established to recognize the continuing outstanding efforts of those members who have previously been placed on the Honor Roll. Each recipient receives a certificate and pin. Her name is inscribed in the Order of the Lily book, which is available for viewing at NJSFWC Headquarters.
Keep us, oh God, from pettiness; let us be large in thought, in word, in deed.
Let us be done with fault-finding and leave off self-seeking.
May we put away all pretense and meet each other face to face, without self-pity and without prejudice.
May we never be hasty in judgment and always generous.
Let us take time for all things; make us to grow calm, serene, gentle.
Teach us to put into action our better impulses, straightforward and unafraid. Grant that we may realize it is the little things that create differences, that in the big things of life we are at one.
And may we strive to touch and to know the great, common human heart of us all. And, oh Lord God, let us forget not to be kind!
The Woman's Club of Cranbury--what thoughts and memories float through my mind when I say those words--words that have infinite meaning!
I picture friends, friendships begun in and nurtured by the Woman's Club, friends with whom we have laughed, chatted, planned, worked, sympathized, dreamed, and had fun with!
I am touched when I realize the many Cranbury young people who have furthered their education, thanks to our scholarships, and now those scholarships are also enabling women to pursue interrupted studies.
I picture the Cranburyites and visitors whose hearts have been lifted by the beauty of the flowers and greens regularly planted in the barrels--barrels placed around town many years ago by the Woman's Club.
I am gratified when I review the little and big blessings performed for the sick, the needy, the elderly, and the military.
I am impressed by the personal growth many have experienced as they have found themselves in leadership positions.
I smile when I observe the happy celebration at the annual Christmas tree lighting.
I am thrilled when I enumerate the many, many books--serious, entertaining, and international--that have been read and then discussed in a group.
I sense the personal warmth we have felt as together we have been entertained and informed at both our general and department meetings!
And my mind reverts to the Cranbury Reading Group, formed over 100 years ago, and its evolving into this segment of a national organization that has made a vital contribution to our country--The General Federation of Women's Clubs. What a privilege to be part of it!
Check our Scrapbook Pages