About our Club
Grounds for Sculpture
We are excited about our May social outing and hope you are too!
In 1984, J. Seward Johnson, sculptor and philanthropist, envisioned a public sculpture garden and museum in Hamilton, NJ. His desire was to make contemporary sculpture accessible and offer people from all backgrounds the opportunity to become comfortable with contemporary art.
Grounds For Sculpture was conceived as a place where audiences could experience sculpture in a familiar, accessible, and informal setting. In celebration of our 25th anniversary, we’re honoring the people, spaces, and things that make Grounds For Sculpture unique. Through never before seen images, insider tales, and hands-on interactives, learn more about the collections, the evolution of the grounds, and the people who have contributed to its success.
Grounds For Sculpture is situated on the former New Jersey State Fairgrounds and includes three of its major historic buildings, restored for a variety of purposes. When you come to Grounds For Sculpture you can expect to find a constantly evolving collection of superb contemporary outdoor sculptures along 42 magnificently landscaped acres in which to stroll. Expect a surprise around every corner! This is definitely an artistic treasure in the State of New Jersey.
Here are the details about our day:
I will purchase tickets online the Friday or Saturday before (and will check the weather report to make sure that will be a good day for us.) This is an extensive walking day, so please wear comfortable shoes (sneakers or walking sandals are suggested) and use sunscreen or protective clothing. There are shaded areas and places to sit here and there. I’ve been here several times and have spent 3-4 hours strolling around. Our plan is to arrive in the morning, walk around and soak in the sculptures, then have lunch in The Rat’s Restaurant and then continue exploring for another hour or so after lunch. Bring your cameras, phones. You definitely will want to take photos!
Cost of tickets: $13 for Seniors online.
WE WILL COLLECT MONEY IN ADVANCE at our May 9 meeting and purchase tickets for all.
Can’t wait for you to see it! You will love it!
“Girls Just Wanna Have FUN”
The 123rd NJSFWC annual convention is fast approaching. May 8-10 (Monday –Wednesday) are the scheduled dates for this year. Club women will meet at the Golden Nugget in Atlantic City. Carol and Louise should receive the Official CALL in late February.
Convention Chairman Maureen Costello previewed parts of the convention in her recent Almanac articles. On May 8, Conservation and Arts Creative items must be registered between 9:00 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Only award winners from Achievement Day are taken to the convention. The Presidents’ Roundtable, Treasurer’s Workshop, and Legislation/Resolutions Workshop will meet prior to the Business Meeting. GFWC President-elect Mary Ellen Brock will speak at the opening meeting. Monday evening is the celebration of the 2017 Women of Achievement. Tuesday, May 9, is the full convention day. Attendees will have an opportunity to attend one of five workshops. GFWC International President Sheila Shea will be the keynote speaker. Club presidents will be honored at Tuesday night’s dinner. Wednesday will consist of early morning workshops and the final business meeting. The Honor Roll and Order of the Lily award winners will be announced.
If you are interested in attending the convention for one day or more, see Carol and Louise. They will have more specific details at the next club meeting. The club’s registration form is due April 8.
Did you miss the deadline for registering for the convention? You still have an opportunity to attend by doing an onsite registration at the Golden Nugget. The club’s convention budget should be able to cover your registration fee. Traditionally our club members who attend the convention enjoy lunch together before leaving Atlantic City.
Convention Chairman Maureen Costello requested all club members bring men’s or women’s socks (white or a color) for a service project. The socks will be given to people in need at the shore.
Please save the following items:
- Carol F: Cotton socks, men or women’s, for homeless program
- Clara: Old cell phones, wallets, tools, bags, suitcases & credit cards for K-9 training
- Louise: Sports bras for SERV
- Joan: Boxtops for Education and Campbell's Soup points
- Joan or Dorothy: Feminine hygiene products & coupons for feminine products for Greater Woodbury Area Cooperative Ministries
Check Request Form
In order to properly document reimbursement checks to members, our treasurers created a "Check Request Form." If you've purchased something for the club, please fill out a check request and attach receipts, an email confirmation, photocopies, or any type of documentation for your purchase.
Don't forget to check the calendar for upcoming events!