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School for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children Is Honored by the Summit Junior Fortnightly Club


NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – The Summit Junior Fortnightly Club held its annual Fall Fundraiser on Saturday, November 19, 2016 to benefit Summit Speech School. The event raised $7,625 for Summit Speech School. 

“The Summit Junior Fortnightly Club is thrilled to be able to present these funds to Summit Speech School.  After learning about the amazing work the School does, our members worked incredibly hard to put together an amazing event,” said President of the Summit Junior Fortnightly Club Shelly Davies. “I cannot imagine how heartbreaking it must be to learn that your baby may not be able to hear your voice and to then contemplate all of the potential obstacles that could lie ahead.  Knowing that Summit Speech School is a resource that helps children who are deaf and hard of hearing learn to listen and talk without the use of sign language is both inspiring and comforting,” she went on to say. “The Summit Junior Fortnightly Club is honored to be able to support Summit Speech School and all of the families and children who are enriched by their services.”

The check presentation for Summit Speech School will take place on Wednesday, March 8 at the Club’s historic Twin Maples House at 214 Springfield Ave, Summit, NJ at 7:30 p.m. Summit Speech School’s Director of Development Bruce Naidoff and the School’s Board Chair John Thoms, whose daughter Kara is a member of the Summit Junior Fortnightly Club, will be accepting the award on behalf of the school.

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Summit Speech School, founded in 1967, is the only exclusive Listening and Spoken Language (LSL) school in the state. This approach to learning trains students with significant hearing loss to listen and talk for themselves so they can become fully-integrated, independent members of society. Using advancements in modern technology, along with strong support systems and effective educational practices, the School continues to enable students with little or no hearing to talk and participate fully in the hearing world. For more information about Summit Speech School and its programs, visit

The Summit Junior Fortnightly Club (SJFC) is a women’s club dedicated to volunteerism, fundraising, community service, and social activities.  SJFC has approximately 75 members from central New Jersey communities such as Summit, Chatham, New Providence, and Berkeley Heights.  General meetings take place monthly September through May in the historic Twin Maples House in Summit, New Jersey.  Additionally, there are events for volunteer opportunities, as well as family events and social events for members only.

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