SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – The Suburban Woman’s Club of South Plainfield held their monthly meeting on Thursday, February 5, 2015. Hostesses Diana Gallo and Alberta Esposito provided refreshments after which the meeting was called to order by President Lucy Hudson. Diana Cotone, Recording Secretary read the minutes of the last meeting followed by the treasurer’s report delivered by June Flannery, Treasurer.  Lucy Hudson thanked all of the members for wearing red in support of Heart Health Awareness Month, as well as thanking member Kathy Wosniak for creating handmade heart shaped comfort pillows delivered to Robert Wood Johnson Hospital for cardiac patients.

Reports on ongoing projects began with Kathy Wells, Legislative Chair regarding a letter writing campaign to support Senate Bill S2695 regarding the issue of sexual abuse on college campuses and providing advocacy for survivors.  Kathy Wells also reported that member Kathy Wosniak will be joining the Legislative Committee.

Education committee member, Debbie Boyle reported that arrangements were complete for the First Spelling Bee being held in South Plainfield on February 10th jointly supported by the Suburban Woman’s Club and Cultural Arts Committee of South Plainfield. Jane Rundella, Vice President announced member Alberta Esposito will assume web master duties for the club’s website and communications on the state federation website.  Also, discussed was the upcoming annual Fashion Show/Luncheon fund raiser that will be held April 12, 2015 at the South Plainfield Senior Center.  Chairpersons, various committee volunteers and activities were decided.  Fashions will be provided by Lord and Taylor of Westfield.

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At the close of the business meeting, Jane Rundella introduced the guest speaker, Tim Schuler, State Apiarist, New Jersey Department of Agriculture.  Mr. Schuler presented a very enlightening program educating us on issues facing the honeybee industry and impact on our food supply.  The program was very well received and Mr. Schuler enjoyed answering the interesting questions posed by his audience.

Any woman interested in joining the Suburban Woman’s Club of South Plainfield should contact Kathy Tracy at 908-756-3772.