Living the Volunteer Spirit

March 23: 4th annual Empty Bowls  community dinner supplied by local restaurants, served in handmade bowls.

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.   

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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.   

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College District

We are one of 31 clubs in the College District.

Fashion for Scholarships

Spring Fashion Show…You're Invited!

 A Spring Fashion Show, to benefit the Woman's Club Scholarship Fund, will be held at 7 pm on Thursday, April 25 at St. David's Episcopal Church, 90 S. Main Street, Cranbury.  We are delighted that Cranbury's Highbar Boutique will present the fashions, and the models will be members of the Woman's Club!  Hors d’oeuvres and desserts will be served, along with wine and other beverages. There will be door prizes and table favors. If you are looking for something special, Highbar Boutique accessories and gifts will be available for purchase with cash or check.


Tickets are $30 each, and only 100 tickets will be sold.  They are available at Highbar Boutique, 33 N. Main Street or by check made payable to The Woman's Club of Cranbury and mailed to The Woman's Club of Cranbury, PO Box 94, Cranbury, NJ 08512.  Please include your email address, and you will receive an email receipt and can pick up your ticket(s) at the door. Tickets will be sold on a first come first served basis. You may reserve your ticket(s) by contacting Audrey Smith at aud123abc@aol.com. Until we reach our maximum of 100 sold, the Ways & Means Committee will sell tickets at the Woman’s Club general meetings.


We hope you will attend and enjoy the Spring Fashion Show!


Your Ways & Means Committee

Audrey Smith, Chairman

Sally O'Grady, Phyllis Robinson, Ann Solomon, Bonnie Wagman and Kathie Wise

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Highbar Spring Fashion Show

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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