Woman’s Club Honors Veterans
The Flemington Woman’s Club celebrated National Salute to Veteran Patients Week by visiting the Lyons Veterans Hospital in Lyons, NJ and providing a party and gift bags to the woman veterans in the Trauma Unit. The purpose of the visit was to pay tribute and express appreciation to these brave women for their service to our country. Gifts and party were purchase through a special collection at the January meeting of the FWC. Honoring the woman veterans at Lyons Veterans Hospital is an annual event for the woman’s club.
Woman’s Club Donates to Flemington NAMI
The Flemington Woman’s Club, 43 Park Avenue, Flemington, NJ, donated $2,000. from the FWC Fall Fundraiser to the National Alliance on Mental Illness. NAMI Hunterdon is a county based nonprofit organization of volunteers who are dedicated to improving the lives of all individuals affected by mental illness through the use of education, support, and public awareness. NAMI is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness. NAMI advocates for access to services, treatment, supports and research and is steadfast in its commitment to raise awareness and build a community for hope for all of those in need. On the local level, NAMI provides support groups for families and individuals, school educators, and law enforcement organizations. The Flemington Woman’s Club has chosen NAMI as one of its Community Improvement Projects for the Flemington area. Members will be educated on the mission of NAMI and a donation
Casey Bolanowski, 2015 Schalarship Winner!
Picture Information: Paul Bolanowski, father, Casey Bolanowski, Scholarship recipient, Joan Wolsiefer, FWC Education Chairperson.
The Flemington Woman’s Club presented a $2,000. scholarship at its May luncheon to Casey Bolanowski, a Hunterdon Central High School graduating senior. The presentation was made at the club's Business Meeting and Installation of Officers at Beaver Brook Country Club in Annandale, NJ. Members of the FWC Scholarship Selection committee are Joan Wolsiefer, Chairperson, Jane Sorensen, Ann Saurland, Florence Fitzgerald Kathie Verse and Susan Miller.
Casey has been a 4-H member of the Hunterdon Deadeyes for eight years, Kick Butt Kids for nine years and Junior Leaders for five years. As a member of the Deadeyes, she placed fifth in a division of the recent National 4-H Shooting Sports Invitational. At last summer’s 4-H fair, Casey served as the Fair Ambassador.
She has served as a counselor at 4-H Prep Camp, working with young campers to make nature crafts and foods. Her hobbies include art, photography, shooting and horseback riding.
In the fall, Casey will attend Eastern Kentucky University and major in Psychology/Animal Studies. Her intended career path would be animal assisted therap
Over $14,000.00 was distributed to the following charities: NAMI, Ability2Work, Hunterdon Youth Services, Safe in Hunterdon, Family Promise, Meals on Wheels, Briteside Adult Day Care, Hunterdon Hospice, FWC Scholarship, Flemington Fire Dept, Raritan Twp. Fire Dept., YMCA Annual Fund, Lights of Love- HMC, Safe in Hunterdon, NJ Special Olympics, Flemington Food Pantry, Hunterdon Regional Cancer Center, Flemington Public Library and the Flemington Woman's club.
December Cookie Collection
Members baked cookies to be distributed to local nursing homes.
Flemington Woman's Club Donates to Hunterdon Developmental Center
At the November meeting of the Flemington Woman’s Club, club members donated Holiday gifts for the residents of the Hunterdon Developmental Center. American Home committee chairperson is coordinating the effort.
Donation to Family Promise
A $2,500. donation was made to Family Promise of Hunterdon and the Interfaith Hospitality Network of Hunterdon County program is a non-profit 501(c)3 agency, established in 1990. They work together to end the homelessness in Hunterdon County, New Jersey.
FWC Members Donation Schedule
September ~ Clubhouse Supplies
October ~ Supplies for Boatsie's Christmas Stockings for service personnel
November ~ Personal products for the young men at Binnacle House
December ~ Cookies for Cookie Packing Day
January ~ Personal products for Family Promise clients
February ~ Cash Donation Valentine Gifts for Female Residents of Lyons Veterans Hospital
March ~ Clubhouse Supplies
April ~ Flemington Food Pantry
Career Girls Institute Delegate
Picture information: Ann Ribinsky Brown, GCI Director, Megan Cataldi, GCI Delegate, Carol Neimic, NJSFWC College District Vice President
FWC Sponsors HCCHS Student
Girls’ Career Institute (GCI) is a program offered by the New Jersey State Federation of Women’s Clubs of GFWC (NJSFWC) for girls who will complete their junior year in high school. The Flemington Woman’s Club, 43 Park Avenue, Flemington, NJ, sponsored Megan Cataldi, as a Delegate. Delegates are selected on the basis of interest, community service and participation in school activities. GCI offers a “mini college experience.” Delegates will experience a sample of college life by living in a dorm, eating in a cafeteria, attending lectures and workshops. They will learn about career choices and how to network with other delegates from all over the state of New Jersey. Many establish lasting friendships with one another. Organized sports activities, swimming, crafts, and after dinner sessions in the dorms are just a few of the activities available during free time
Picture Information: Ursula Pohl, Treasurer, Karen and Zachery Monroy of Ability2Work, Joni Lauyer, FWC Vice President, Anita Bush, FWC Civics Chairperson, and Jennifer Dowd, FWC Historian.
Woman’s Club Donates to Ability2Work
The Flemington Woman’s Club, 43 Park Avenue, Flemington, NJ, donated $2,000. from the FWC Fall Fundraiser to Baker’s Treat Café run by Ability2Work Ability2Work iestablished a learning environment that provides training and employment to differently abled individuals. Baker’s Treat is an entrepreneurial non-profit that has rethought the way business and non-profits work together. Their mission is to train and employ the differently-abled and extend that model of supportive and inclusive employment to other businesses
Girls on the Run! FWC is proud to be the host and a sponsor of this organization! Go Girls!!
Woman’s Club Honors Veterans
The Flemington Woman’s Club celebrated National Salute to Veteran Patients Week by visiting the Lyons Veterans Hospital in Lyons, NJ and providing a dinner party and gift bags to the woman veterans in the Trauma Unit. The purpose of the visit was to pay tribute and express appreciation to these brave women for their service to our country. Gifts and dinner were purchase through a special collection at the January meeting of the FWC. Honoring the woman veterans at Lyons Veterans Hospital is an annual event for the woman’s club.
Donation to Meals on Wheels
A $3,000. donation was made to Meals on Wheels. This organization assists the home-bound elderly and disabled to maintain and improve their health by delivering nutritious meals to them every day, and to operate nutrition centers that serve elderly residents of Hunterdon County who are not home-bound by providing nutritionally balanced hot meals, educational, cultural and social activities Monday through Friday.
2014 Scholarship Winner!
Emily Li receives a check for $3,000. from Joan Wolsiefer, FWC Education Chair. Emily will attend Brown University in the fall. Her field of interest is medicine.
As her mother looks on, accepting this year's Flemington Woman's Club Scholarship in the amount of $2,000. from Joan Wolsiefer, FWC Education Chair, is Brianna McDyer of Flemington. Brianna will be attending La-Salle University as a business major.