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In Your Opinion: Franklin Woman’s Club Starts New Season

By Angela Dubivsky, Franklin Woman’s Club Publicity Chair and Kecia Baptist, Franklin Woman’s Club Membership Chair.

The cool mornings and shorter days may mean the end to summer but for Franklin Woman’s Club members, they remind us that the 2019/2020 club year will soon begin! As new members are always welcome, adult women (age 18+) are invited to check out the club’s many opportunities for friendship and community service.

The FWC, which started in 1922, is a nonprofit, nonpartisan and nonsectarian organization whose members are committed to improving the community through their volunteer work, while making friends along the way. Each month from September through May, club members meet to enjoy an educational or entertaining program or to participate in a service-oriented project. Upcoming projects and events are announced giving members numerous opportunities to learn and have fun. Meetings always include refreshments and time to socialize.

Here’s a sample of upcoming programs and events for the 2019/2020 club year: International Dinner and Games; Service Project Nights; a multi-media presentation on historical figures that helped shape Christmas and winter holiday traditions, Chair Zumba, a costumed performance on Historical Valentine’s Day rituals, and an Ice Cream Social. The year would not be complete without the annual Tricky Tray fundraiser and other special events such as the November 9th Wine Tasting at Old York Cellars, Ringoes (a fundraising dinner/tasting event).

The club’s service projects help support local, national and international charities plus raise necessary funds to run the organization.  For example, three of this year’s special initiatives will include collecting books for needy children, sending supplies to aid victims of human trafficking in developing countries and helping to support CASA – Court Appointed Special Advocates, an organization that aids abused and neglected children.

Throughout the year, book club meetings and such things as home and garden tours, holiday events, art or craft classes, conservation or legislative projects and nature walks will be announced to provide more social occasions for members.  There are even opportunities to showcase crafted items in competitions, and training for those interested in club leadership roles.

If this has piqued your curiosity, consider attending a meeting to check it out. The new club season begins on Tuesday, September 17th (Franklin High School, 500 Elizabeth Avenue, Somerset).  Simply email FWCmembershipinfo@gmail.com or call (732) 844 – 9002 to request a complimentary guest invitation. Generally, meetings are held on the 2nd Tuesday of the Month (7pm) between September and May with special meetings held at alternate locations. 

For more information about club events, philanthropic and other initiatives or Scholarship and Girls Career Institute opportunities, visit www.franklinwomansclub.com. To follow the club’s activities on Facebook, visit:  http://www.facebook.com/franklinwomansclub

The Franklin Woman’s Club (FWC), is part of the General and New Jersey State Federations of Women’s Clubs. The General Federation of Women’s Clubs (GFWC) is an international women’s organization with over 80,000 members in affiliated clubs in every state, the District of Columbia, and more than a dozen countries.

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