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General Meetings

In addition to our various Departments, we have one general meeting each month  of all Departments combined.  This is our opportunity for fellowship among all members.  It is at these events that new members are inducted and Scholarships are awarded.


Note that Woman's Club of Cranbury programs run from September through May.

Departments

About Departments

Unlike Focus Groups, Departments meet monthly and must host one General Meeting each year.  Members must join at least one Department.

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Arts / Creative

Monthly department meetings are held on the third Thursday of the month at 10 am.  


Funding for the Arts: This department promotes encouragement of the arts and freedom of expression.  We work with state and local agencies to develop additional sources of funding for the arts. 


Museums: We support, maintain, and contribute to the establishment of museums to ensure preservation of cultures for the enrichment of present and future generations. 


Events:  During this year, we will visit the Updike Farmstead, the Michener Art Museum and hisoric Lambertville.

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Conservation & Garden

   Monthly department meetings are held on the second Wednesday of the month at 11 am.  


This department supports our parent organizations in the areas of: speakers and attend educational workshops about our environment.  

  • Conservation of Natural Resources 
  • Recycling 
  • Preservation and Beautification of Public Lands and National Forests  

Events:   We  have speakers and attend educational workshops about our environment.  We visit local gardens.  Our activities this year include visiting  Hidden Spring Lavender Farm, the Stony Brook Millstone Watershed , meeting with Farmers Against Hunger and making reusable tote bags from recycled T-shirts

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Drama and Literature

Monthly department meetings are held on the fourth Wednesday of the month at 10 am.  


Summer Reading Program:  This Department provides books to the Summer Reading Program.


Events:  This Department will read and review one new book each month, make theater trips and collect children's books for donation to area preschools.

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Gourmet

 

Monthly department meetings are held on the first Thursday of the month. Activities run from September through May. Times vary depending on the type of meeting scheduled. Dinner meetings are held at 6 pm and all others start at 7 pm.


Various culinary topics & interests for the upcoming year are discussed and planned for at our last scheduled meeting in May. Group members take turns either hosting a monthly meeting or by bringing needed food items to round out the program for that evening. Meetings vary in scope, from having a professional cook give us an in-home demonstration to a member pot luck dinner. We also recognize the increasing need for donations to our local food pantries. We support several and are committed to continuing and growing our efforts. 

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Home Life / Social Services

Monthly department meetings are held on the second Monday of the month  at 7 pm.  


This Department provides opportunities and resources to meet and address needs through volunteering. We implement creative projects that promote a healthy lifestyle; increase awareness, prevention, research, and treatment of disease; target personal development; address the issues of hunger, inadequate housing, and homelessness; and/or prevent or correct financial difficulties.  


Events:  During this year, we will prepare holiday stockings for our troops, create crafts for the Elms of Cranbury, create Valentines bags for Rise and Skeet's Pantry, and host the Golden Agers Luncheon.

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Public Affairs

 

Monthly department meetings are held on the third Thursday of the month at 7 pm.  


This Department is designed to actively connect members with effective projects and activities relating to civic and social responsibilities. This program focuses on the areas of Citizenship, support for Military and their families, and Emergency and Disaster Preparedness and Safety and Crime Prevention.

Events:  We sponsor Meet the Candidates Night and the Easter Egg Hunt in Village Park.

Focus Groups

About Focus Groups

Unlike Departents, Focus Groups do not have regularly scheduled meetings.  They provide members with a means to pursue a special interest.


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Hiking Focus Group

 

Dates and times vary.  Join the email list  to be notified when a hike is planned.


Events: Put on your hiking boots and join us for a walk through our wonderful parks and woodlands.

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International Affairs Focus Group

 International Affairs, will be partnering with the Cranbury Public Library to present a program discussing world affairs developed by the Foreign Policy Association.  Great Decisions is America’s largest discussion program on world affairs. The program provides background information and policy options for the eight most critical issues facing America each year and serves as the focal text for discussion groups across the country.


These discussions will take place at the Cranbury Public Library the second Tuesday of each month beginning on March 12th at 7:00 pm.  This will be an opportunity to listen and share thoughts about such issues as “Refugees and Global Migration” which will be the first topic. 


Marilynn Mullen, Library Director, will be the facilitator for these discussions.  Pat Demers from the Woman’s Club International Affairs Department will be the Woman’s Club contact, 609-395-0314.

There will be Great Decisions books available at the Library but you can also read about it on: https://fpa.org/great_decisions/?act=gd_topics.