Living the Volunteer Spirit

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It is more critical than ever...

There is a 10 year trend of declining blood donations.  The reasons are many.  Flexible work schedules, telecommuting, changes in the way people communicate, the aging out of our legacy of WWII era blood donors, have all contributed to a 30% decline over the last 10 years.  Complicating the situation is the fact that several blood centers, including one in NJ, have closed their doors over the past several years and NY Blood Center (of which we are a division) has  stepped in to fill the critical void to ensure a safe and adequate blood supply for all. 


Best regards,


Lynne Ross

Account Manager

NJ Blood Services/ div. NY Blood Cente

Here are the details

  

COMMUNITY  BLOOD DRIVE

Sponsored by Peddie School

Tues. May 21 2-8 pm

Ian H. Graham Athletic Center lobby

155 Etra Rd. 


Donors must weigh at least 110 lbs. and be in general good health. Most medications will not keep you from donating. People with diabetes and blood pressure controlled by medication can donate. Donors must be between 17 (16 year olds with parental consent from) and 76 (76 and over with doctor’s note). Please eat before you come and bring ID. Bring your donor card if you have one!

For an appointment go to 

http://tinyurl.com/GiveBloodNJBS 

--sponsor code 70259  

or call 800-933-2566

Walk ins welcome.

For information about eligibility call: 1-800-933-2566.

You are Looking at a Winner!

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First Place

This website won First Place in NJSFWC's Website Contest.  The winners were announced at the State Convention in Atlantic City held May 6-8 2019.

From Your Webmaster

When President Jane Elias asked me to take responsibility for the Women's Club of Cranbury website, I was thrilled. This gave me an opportunity to use the skills I had developed during my working career to support you wonderful women and to assist in the work you do to help our community and each other.  


I got to learn a new software package (GoDaddy), which is always fun for a geek like me. I also got to learn a lot about the club quickly as I put together the pages of the website.

It has been a labor of love. I appreciate all the wonderful photographs and statistics you supplied that ended up on the website and in the scrapbook.  You provided wording for the About Us and Departments tabs that bring to life the work you do.

Our website is intended to provide information to our current members, to appeal to potential new members and to provide information to our community. It also serves as a permanent repository for information we don't want to lose and a place we can go to look back and take pride in all we have accomplished. 

I was so proud of our website that I submitted it for consideration in this year's NJSFWC's website contest.  And we won First Place!!!  

Congratulations to the Marlton and Sparta Woman's Clubs for their wins as well.  You can be sure I will be scouring their websites for ideas to incorporate into ours.


Marsha Travis

Webmaster

2nd Vice President

Letter from NJSFWC

 From: dee768nj <dee768nj@gmail.com>
To: njsfwc <njsfwc@njsfwc.org>
Sent: Wed, May 8, 2019 9:56 pm
Subject: Website Contest Winners

Dear friends,

Thank you so much for entering your club's website into the NJSFWC Website Contest. The sites are all terrific, and it was very difficult to judge. The scoring was very, very close.

It is a pleasure to announce the winners of this year’s Website Contest as announced at Convention in Atlantic City.

First Place:  Woman’s Club of Cranbury
Second Place:  Marlton Woman’s Club
Third Place:  Sparta Woman’s Club

Again, thanks for your entry, and please enter again next year!

Denise
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Denise Hosier
NJSFWC Webmaster
New Jersey State Federation of Women's Clubs of GFWC
A Proud Legacy ~ A Shining Future
55 Labor Center Way, New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Website: https://njsfwc.org/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/njsfwc/
Email: webmaster@njsfwc.org
 

Annual Strawberry Festival

Additional Information

When:  June 1, 2019  3-6 PM


Where:  First Presbyterian Church of Cranbury, 22 South Main Street


What:  Enjoy strawberries, cake, ice cream, live music, games, pony rides, petting zoo and bake sale.



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Join us at the Waterside August 8

Fundraiser for CASA

Lobster Shanty, Point Pleasant Beach 

LUNCHEON RESERVATION FORM (pdf)

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New York Theatre Trip

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Tootsie

When: Wednesday, December 11, 2019


Departure Place: First Presbyterian Church


Departure Time: 8:30 A.M.


Cost per Person: $156.00 (ticket and bus)


There is a limit of four tickets you may purchase at this time. All payments must be received by September 4, 2019.


Open to members and their guests only at this time. 


 Mail check payable to:

 Woman’s Club of Cranbury 

 PO Box 94 

Cranbury 08

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Our Parent Organizations

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GFWC

 Nearly 80,000 members strong, the General Federation of Women's Clubs is united in its dedication to volunteer community service. While diverse in age, interests, and experiences, all clubwomen are united by a desire to create positive change in their communities.   


 GFWC Headquarters
1734 N Street NW
Washington, DC 20036-2990

Toll-free: 1-800-443-GFWC (4392)
Phone: 202-347-3168
Email: GFWC@GFWC.org

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New Jersey State Federation of Women's Clubs

The New Jersey State Federation of Women’s Clubs  provides opportunities for education, leadership training, and community service through participation in local clubs, enabling members to make a difference in the lives of others one project at a time.   


NJSFWC Headquarters

55 Labor Center Way

New Brunswick, NJ 08901 

Phone: 732-249-5474

Email: njsfwc@njsfwc.org


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College District

We are one of 31 clubs in the College District.

A Collect for Club Women

Recited at each General Meeting:

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!

 

Mary Stewart

April, 1904

Memories of a Cranbury Woman’s Club Member

  

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! 

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