Join 300 New Jersey Clubwomen who will be attending the New Jersey State Federation of Women’s Clubs of GFWC State Fall Conference which is being held on Monday, October 17th at the Bridgewater Marriott, 70 Commons Way, Bridgewater. NJSFWC President Patty Whitehouse of Gladstone will preside at the event, which will begin at 10:00 am.

The Conference Chairman, K. Dianne Maki of Far Hills announced that the events of the day include:

  • A variety of workshops, including one on Cyberbullying, presented by Suzanne Kowalski and Nicole Duccca of the Middlesex County Prosecutors Office Training Center’s M.O.R.E.
  • A “Marketplace” which will allow the members to pick up materials and speak with the respective focus area chairmen regarding new community service project ideas.  The focus areas include, but are not limited to, the arts, conservation, education, international outreach and public issues. 
  • Vendors will be offering  an assortment of items offered for sale, just in time for early holiday shopping.

The keynote speaker for the afternoon session will be Phyllis Adams, Executive Director of Women Aware, Inc. who will present, “The Many Faces of Domestic Violence”.  Thirty years ago, Women Award was founded on the belief that every human being has the right to live free from violence and the fear of violence.  Women Aware is open 24 hours per day, 365 days per year.  A hotline and an emergency shelter, as well as a full spectrum of ancillary support services, are available.  The General Federation of Women’s Clubs of GFWC’s Signature Project is Domestic Violence Awareness and Prevention. October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. 

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The conference is open to members and non-members.  The price of the Conference is $40.00.  Additional information and a registration form can be found on the NJSFWC website, or by calling (732) 249-5474.

The New Jersey State Federation of Women’s Clubs (NJSFWC) of GFWC, was founded in 1894 and has been headquartered on the Douglass Residential Campus, formerly Douglass College in New Brunswick since 1966.  The Federation is a member of the General Federation of Women’s Clubs, the oldest and largest nonpartisan, nondenominational women’s volunteer service organization in the world.  Opportunities are provided to women in 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.