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Colonial Tea
On May 1, 22 club members are going to attend a Colonial Tea starting at 3 p.m. at the Whitall House. The tea is located on the first floor but check upstairs for more interesting things to see!

We are looking forward to our activities.

Cynthia and April

Spring Arts

There will be nine club members attending the SPRING ARTS CONFERENCE for the Garden District. On display will be thirteen entries representing our creative club members in various categories. Good luck to all the participants!

Book Festival
The third annual West Deptford Library Book Festival will take place on Saturday, May 5, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the RiverWinds Community Center.

Our club members have donated all the materials needed in order to assemble 200 “make and take” animal bookmark “kits” for children. Six members have volunteered to meet with me to cut out and assemble all the parts and pieces needed for each Origami bookmark using card stock and various embellishments. Thank you club members for your donations and time helping with this community service project!

Mother’s Day Craft
On Thursday, May 10th, at 7:00 p.m., Linda Jones will instruct an adult Mother's Day craft project at the WD Library. A handmade greeting card will be constructed of card stock, ribbon, silk and paper flowers. This can also be used as a birthday card. The saying inside the card is about a "special woman" and includes an envelope. This is the third in a series of service projects offered to our community by our club and art department. It has been fun to create various projects and art activities for the West Deptford community!

Convention is coming!

Service Project
The service project for this year’s convention will benefit the Veterans Homes in New Jersey. The staff of the Veterans Homes provided a Needs List to the convention chairman.

The following is a list of the items for all three homes: Body wash (for men and women), diabetic socks, hair brushes, socks with non-slip tread on bottoms, boxes of tissues, belts (all sizes), suspenders, front-zipper sweat shirts (all sizes), baseball caps, cordless electric razors, new batteries (AA, AAA, C), hearing aid batteries, denture adhesive and denture cleaning tablets, puzzle books, word search, Sudoku (large print), handkerchiefs, sweat pants (both men and women, sizes 18 to XXXL), books of Forever postage stamps.

Gift cards are an option for the veterans to buy what they need (Walmart, Shop Rite, Walgreen’s, CVS, Acme). The Veterans will appreciate any donation brought to the convention.

If you would like to make a donation for this service project, please bring any items to the April club meeting. Remember all donations/collections by the club are voluntary.

Nominations
Six women from the Garden District have been nominated for positions on the 2018-2020 state board.

  • 1st Vice President: Jan Hanson (WC of Merchantville)
  • Financial Secretary: Marie DiMatties (The Haddon Fortnightly)
  • District Vice President: Patricia Dahl (Gloucester County Woman’s Club)
  • The Arts/Performing CSP: Debbie Edwards (WC of Runnemede)
  • Conservation CSP: Bonnie Dann (WC of Woodbury)
  • Public Issues CSP: Lisa Levin (Marlton WC)
Convention delegates will vote on these nominations on May 8.

Upcoming Events
April 22-28—GFWC Volunteers in Action Week
April 24—GFWC Day— 128th Anniversary

Convention Info
New Jersey Clubwomen will gather soon in Atlantic City for the 124th annual convention. On May 7-9 the Golden Nugget will be “home” to the convention. This year there are some traditional features and some new and exciting changes.

Monday workshops begin at 11:30 AM. Membership Matters, Prevention of Child Sexual Abuse, Treasurer’s Workshop, and Adult Bullying are the topics of the first set of workshops. The Opening Business Session will convene at 1:30 PM. “Some Enchanted Evening” is the theme of the dinner at which the 2018 Women of Achievement will be presented.

Tuesday’s agenda begins with a Business Session at 9:00 AM. Lunch & Learn workshop topics are: Saving Radio City Music Hall, the Revolutionary War Battle in National Park, a Book Discussion (A Piece of the World), and a Done-In-One Decorating Gourds project. The last two workshops have limited seating and must be pre-registered. See Carol for the details and the registration forms. There is a $10.00 fee for the gourd painting. Delegate voting and the District Performances complete the afternoon’s activities. The “Starry, Starry Night” dinner honors the Club Presidents and EMD Chairmen. The new federation board will be installed.

The convention ends with a half-day session on Wednesday. The final Business Session begins at 9:00 AM and includes the In Memoriam, the 2018-2020 Special State Project Presentation, Honor Roll, Order of the Lily, and an Upcycled Fashion Show. Two of our club members will be honored at this time.

The NJSFWC Convention is a good time to learn more about the federation and spend time with federation sisters. Please think about attending one or more days of the convention. The club has funds budgeted to cover all registration fees and some expenses for the president(s). One registration form and check will be sent for the club. This form must be postmarked by March 30. Let Carol know if you plan to attend the convention by the due date she announces.

Donor Card Program

Our Donor Card Project is very much alive and well. As of today, we have received $320.00 toward the purchase of cards. There have been 21 cards sent for various occasions by our members and several of our members have been recipients of these cards.

Please don’t forget to purchase your cards (5 for $20). This is such a bargain considering the cost of cards today and don’t forget, the postage is also included. With Valentine’s Day quickly approaching, here is an opportunity for you to remember someone with a greeting of your own or leave it up to our “card whisperer” to select one for you.

Thirteen of our members have taken advantage of this deal so far. If you would like to use a Donor Card to send to a Veteran, please send an email to Debbie and give her the name, address and message you would like to send before February 9. Cards will not be sent out between February 12 and March 8.

Debbie Hinkle


Collections

Please save the following items:

  • Education Committee: knitted or crocheted baby hats & baby bibs
  • 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
  • Carla & Education Committee: Boxtops for Education
  • 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.

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