The regular monthly meeting of the Suburban Woman's Club of South Plainfield was held February 2nd at the American Legion Hall, Oak Tree Road. Thank you to hostesses Diane Gallo and Orvie Hoffman. All officers reports were delivered followed by updates from Committee Chairs on their various ongoing projects. Discussions included the third annual South Plainfield Spelling Bee which is co-sponsored by the Suburban Woman's Club as well as the upcoming Luncheon Fashion Show which will be held on April 2nd at the South Plainfield Senior Center. All of the committees were formed for this important fundraiser which this year will support the state's special project, Prevent Child Abuse-NJ as well as local charities and scholarships. Federation News included the upcoming Public Issues Day, March 20th, at the Forsgate Country Club and the College District Spring Conference and Arts Creative Achievement Day, April 27th.
Jane Rundella,VP, introduced this month's program, The Ladies of Liberty Hall. Liberty Hall at Kean University, home to New Jersey's first elected governor, William Livingston, was built in 1772 on the eve of the Revolution and hence its name. Dan Conroy, Liberty Hall Museum Educator, gave us a wonderful presentation of the seven generations of Livingston and Kean families, focusing especially on the ladies of these prominent families who were astute business women, famous hostesses and historic preservationists. These two families produced governors, senators, congressmen and captains of industry. The museum has extensive collections which run the gamut from antique furniture to important letters from some of the nation's founding fathers. A visitor can receive a tour of the house and lovely grounds; attend special events and lectures; and even rent private rooms for special occasions. We all enjoyed this very lively presentation, even the "ghost" stories that Dan recounted. We thank the members of Liberty Hall.