Nancy Barna - Woman`s Club of West Deptford

February 2015 — Vol. 21 Issue 9
Monthly Newsletter of the GFWC Woman’s Club of West Deptford • PO Box 381 • Thorofare, New Jersey 08086 • www.wdwomen.org
NEXT MEETING
Tuesday, February 10
West Deptford Free Library
6:45p.m.Refreshments
7:00p.m.Meeting
Refreshments
CathyN,ElaineE,Agnes,andJoS
Beverages:Leftoversodasfrombingo
night(Agnes)
Happy February Birthday!
10—JoanneK
COLLECTIONS
♥ Joan:BoxtopsforEducationand
Campbell’sSouppoints
♥ JoanorDorothy:Femininehygiene
products&couponsforfeminine
productsforGreaterWoodburyArea
CooperativeMinistries
♥ Isabella:CancelledstampsforIndia
StampProgram
♥ NancyB:UsedlinensforGloucester
CountyPetShelter
♥ NancyB:Oldcellphonesforthose
servinginthemilitary
♥ Dorothy:Gentlyusedornewbrasfor
freethegirls.org
Woman’s Club of West Depƞord
Member of General Federa on of Woman’s Clubs
(GFWC), New Jersey State Federa on of Woman’s
Clubs (NJSFWC), Garden District of NJSFWC.
President: Nancy Barna; Membership:
Carol Frisby; Info: 856-384-0024 or
[email protected]
PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE
NancyBarna
DearClubSisters,
Februaryisatimethatmanyofusthink
oflove.Wetendtoforgetthathappiness
doesn'tcomeasaresultofgettingsomethingwedon'thave,butratherofrecognizingandappreciatingwhatweDO
have.Spreadlovetothosearoundyou.
RememberthatnotonlyonValentine's
day,buteachday,youcanmakeadifferenceinsomeone'slife.Youdon'tneedan
excuseoraspecialdaytoshowsomeone
youcare.Thatisoneofthebene itsof
beingamemberofoneofthebestkept
secretsaround,theGFWCWoman'sClub
ofWestDeptford.
JohnandIhadour irstdateonValentine'sDaymanyyearsago.WecelebratedinCancunearlythisyearduetothe
schedulingofhissurgeryValentine's
week.Itamazesmehowwemanagedto
leaveourtechnologyathomeandenjoy
thesimplepleasuresoflife.Withourcrazyschedulesweoftenforgettotaketime
forourselvesorsetasidetimetospend
withthosewelove.Lifeisshort,sodon't
beafraidtodosomethingthatisoutside
ofyourcomfortzone.Someopportunitiesonlycomeonceinalifetime.Don't
missthem.Icheckedcliffdiving,seeing
oneoftheSevenWondersoftheWorld,
andlearningtosailoffmybucketlist
whileinCancun.Sure,itwasabitoverwhelming,butIamgladIdid.Liveyour
lifewithnoregrets.
AppreciatewhatyouDOhaveandthose
wholoveyoueversingledayofyourlife.
Thosewhotrulyloveyouwillloveyou
justthewayyouare.Smilesarefreeand
soisthejoythatyougivetoothersby
doingso—ortheywillwonderwhat
you'reupto.
InhonorofValentine'sDay,pleaseremembertowearredtotheClubmeeting
inFebruary.Lovetoeachofyouwho
givesyourtimetothoseinneed—you
willbeblessed.
InFederationFriendship,
“SmilesareFree”
Nancy Barna
DUES ARE DUE!
The amount is unchanged this
year,$38,payabletoWCWD.Payments are due in March, but club
members can bring checks to the
Februarymeetingifdesired.Give
toPattyW. ♦ WearRedtoourFebruaryMeetingto
celebrateValentine’sdayandshowsupportinthe ightagainstheartdisease.
Refreshments&socialtimebeginningat
6:30.Meetingbeginsat7p.m.sharp.
♦ Tuesday,February10.Meetingat
thelibrary,7p.m.
♦ Pleasee-mailyourservicehoursto
JoanneKeegan.
♦ Wecontinuetocollectgentlyusedbras
forfreethegirls.orguntilMarch.Giveto
Dorothy.
Dates to Remember
2/6/15—National“WearRedDay”—To
supportthe ightagainstheartdisease.
2/17—CountryShoresWoman’sClub-
BasketBingoatUpperTownshipCommunityCenter,[email protected]
forinfo.
3/1—AnnualConventionProgramAds—
Deadlineforads.
3/19—PerformingArtsDay—Thurs.,10
[email protected],7th&GardenStreets.,HaddonHeights.
3/23—NJSFWCPublicIssuesDay,“ASafer
Country,Community&You”—Deadlineto
registeris3/10.CrownePlazaMonroe,
390ForsgateDrive,MonroeTwp.,NJ
08831.$40.Forfurtherinfo:
www.njsfwc.org.
4/3—GCIGirls’CarreerInstitute—
RegistrationduetoDirector,AnnRibinsky
Brown.
4/11—BookDiscussion,Headquarters—
Sat.,10:30-12:30“TheBookLover”by
MaryAnnMcFadden.Bringabaggedlunch.
CarolJ.Sas(732)249-5474forinfo.
FEDERATION NEWS
4/16—SpringConference&Achievement
Day,Thurs.,PennsaukenCountryClub
5/4-6—NJSFWCAnnualConvention-
“HeartofGold”@GoldenNugget.Deadline
toregisteris4/3.Hotelreservationscan
bemadedirectly.InfotofollowintheCall
toConvention.
5/16—NAMINJWalk-A-Thon—Sat.,
Boardwalk,SeasidePark.Contact
v [email protected]
6/8-11—Girls’CareerInstitute,Douglass
CollegeCampus,NewBrunswick.
ArtsCreativeContests—Infocontained
inyourAlmanacemailfromNancyBarna.
NJSFWCisonFACEBOOK!Posteventson
[email protected]://
www.facebook.com/njsfwc .
Amazon Smile
JoanBaur
Did you know…?
Mark Your Calendar
NewJerseyisoneofafewstateswitha
Woman’sClubfederationheadquarters
building.InJanuaryCarolFrisbypassed
aroundtheHeadquarters50thAnniversaryenvelope.Weareabout$17.00
shortofourgoal.Pleaseconsideradding
somethingtothecollectionattheFebruarymeeting.
ThestateconventionwillbeMay4-6atthe
GoldenNuggetinAtlanticCity.Thinkabout
attendingoneofthedaysthisyear.Nancy
willreceivetheConventionCallsoonwith
allofthedetails.
NJSFWCissignedupasacharityon
smile.amazon.com. Amazon will donate0.5%ofthepriceofyoureligible Amazon Smile purchases to the
NJSFWC or another charitable organization of your choice, and they
willreceivecredit.
Performing Arts Day
TheGardenDistrict’sPerformingArts
DayisscheduledforThursday,March
19,at10:00AM.WomenfromourdistrictwillperformatFirstMethodist
Church,7th&GardenStreets,Haddon
Heights.Thisisagoodopportunityto
supportdistrictclubwomenandchoose
thewomentorepresenttheGardenDistrictattheNJSFWCConvention.
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DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AWARENESS
LouiseMarzin
Volunteers Needed
Ifyouareinterestedinworkingwithdomesticviolenceadvocacygroups,the
NewJerseyStatePoliceislookingforvolunteerstohelpwitharesponseteam.
TheDomesticViolenceResponseTeam
(DVRT)isajointeffortoftheNewJersey
StatePoliceandadvocacygroups.Volunteeradvocatesworkinconjunctionwith
police,countyprosecutor’sof ices,and
privateorganizations.Theyprovidesupport,information,referrals,andsafety
plantovictimsofdomesticviolence.
Volunteersmustattendafree40-hour
trainingcourse,possessavaliddriver’s
license,andbewillingtoserveonanoncallshiftbasis,submittoabackground
checkandbe ingerprinted.Trainingwill
beginonMarch7.Formoreinformation,
contacttheNewJerseyStatePoliceVictimServicesUnitat(609)-882-2000,extension2375orcontactBurlingtonCountyDVRTCoordinatorTiffanyRozelleat
(856)-824-0599,extension8606.
Center for Family Services
MorethansixmonthsafterBaltimore
RavensplayerRayRicewasseencarrying
hisunconsciousthen- iance,nowwife,out
ofahotelelevatorinAtlanticCityanew
videoemergedThursdayshowingthe
blowtothefaceadministeredbyRicethat
knockedherout.
WhileRice’scontracthasbeenterminated
bytheRavensandtheNFLhassuspended
himinde initely,ithasshinedanewlight
ontheproblemofdomesticviolence.
Oneinfourwomenwillexperiencedomesticviolenceintheirlifewithanestimated
1.3millionwomenbecomingvictimsofa
physicalassaultfromherpartnereach
year.
InNewJerseyeachcountyhasadesignatedsexualanddomesticviolenceservice
providerforvictims.InGloucesterand
Cumberlandcountiesthatorganizationis
SERV(ServicesEmpoweringRightsofVictims),whichishighlightingtheimportance
ofhavingcounselingandsafehousesavailabletovictimsofdomesticabuse.InCamdenCountySERVisthedesignatedorganizationforsexualviolence.
”They(victims)wouldn’thaveanyother
placetogoifthereweren’tprogramslike
this,”saidGinaRidge,SERV’sdirector.“We
alsoprovideeducationinthecommunity
aswell.Ifwedidn’thavetheseservicesthe
cycleofviolencewouldneverend.”
SERVprovidesa24-hourhotline,crisis
intervention,counselingandsupport
groupsformaleandfemalevictimsofdomesticviolenceandsafehousingforfemalevictimsandtheirchildren.
Forvictimsofdomesticorsexualviolence,
tryingtogethelportoleavethesituation
canbeascarysituation.Theyareoften
ightingfortheirliveswithlittleorno
resourcesoftheirown.
“Manyvictimshavenomoney.Everything
they’vehadhasbeentakenfromthem.It’s
likestartingfromscratchsometimes,”
Ridgesaid.“Notonlydotheyneedhelpto
recoverfromtheabuse,butalsotostart
over.”
WithsafehousesavailableinGloucester
andCumberlandCounty,SERVaimsto
provideaplaceforvictimstogo,aswellas
themyriadofservicesprovidedforthose
outsideoftheirhouses—allfreeof
charge.
Blueprints for Change
(Aweeklybatterersinterventiongroup
forthosewhouseviolenceintheireverydaylives)
BlueprintsforChangeisa26-weekprogramfocusedonassistingmen,18years
andolder,tochangetheircorebeliefs
aroundviolenceandunderstandhowit
affectstheirlivesandthelivesoftheir
lovedones.
Foradditionalinformationortoschedule
anassessment:Call:609-313-9978.
Email:[email protected]
BOATSIE’S BOXES
NancyBarna
Don’tforget,we’recollectingforBoatsie’s
untilthefall.Willanyonevolunteerto
holdtheitemsastheycomein?Alinkto
thelistofitemsneededisonthe“Hot”
pageonourwebsite.
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DEAR SECRET PAL
DearSecretPal,
Thankyousomuchforthesnowmanmug
illedwithmyfavoritechocolates.Whata
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bookmark.Thankyousomuchforyour
thoughtfulness.
—CarolF.
DearSecretPal,
ThenewestadditiontomyAngelcollectionissopretty!Ihaveherinmyof ice
andreallyenjoylookingather.Shehas
suchasereneexpressiononherfacethat
isverycomforting.Thankyouforthinkingofme.Youmademyday! —ClaraC.
DearSecretPal,
Thankyouforthebeautifulearringsand
scarf.I’veenjoyedwearingthemand
havegottenmanycomplimentsonhow
prettytheyare.
—Fondly,Agnes
DearSecretPal,
Well,youhavehitahomerunwithyour
irstgift.Aweddingplannercouldnot
havebeenmoreappropriate.Thankyou
forthismostthoughtfulgift.—JoanneK.
DearNewSecretPal,
Youmustreallyknowme!The“Grandkids”pictureframeisjustterri icandit
totallymatchesthepictureframesthat
areinourfamilyroom.Haveyoubeenin
myhouse?Also,thankyouforthepocket
calendarfor2015.Youalreadymakeme
smile.
—Hugs,Debbie
E-mail secret pal thank-you notes to
[email protected]
to get them in the next newsletter!
SOCIAL/ENTERTAINMENT
LindaMarple,DenisePitchford
OurWintertimeBookDiscussionofAll
TheLightWeCannotSeebyAnthonyDoerrwillbeheldonTuesday,February
24.Wewillhaveatentativedateof
Tuesday,March3asasecondarychoice
andhopethatisnotaninconvenienceto
thosewhohavevolunteeredtodothe
discussion.
Thedateandlocationwillbeannounced
closertothetime.PleaseletDeniseP.or
LindaM.knowifyouwillbeparticipatingandifbothdatesaregoodforyou.
Lookingforwardtoagreatdiscussion
and inishingreadingagreatbook!
AlltheLightWeCannotSee
byAnthonyDoerr.NATIONALBOOK
AWARDFINALIST.Abeautiful,stunninglyambitiousinstantNewYorkTimes
bestselleraboutablindFrenchgirlanda
GermanboywhosepathscollideinoccupiedFranceasbothtrytosurvivethe
devastationofWorldWarII.
Marie-Laureliveswithherfatherin
ParisneartheMuseumofNaturalHistory,whereheworksasthemasterof
itsthousandsoflocks.Whensheissix,
Marie-Lauregoesblind
andherfatherbuildsa
perfectminiatureof
theirneighborhoodso
shecanmemorizeitby
touchandnavigateher
wayhome.Whensheis
twelve,theNazisoccupy
Parisandfatherand
daughter leetothewalledcitadelof
Saint-Malo,whereMarie-Laure’sreclusivegreat-unclelivesinatallhouseby
thesea.Withthemtheycarrywhatmight
bethemuseum’smostvaluableanddangerousjewel.
InaminingtowninGermany,theorphan
Wernergrowsupwithhisyoungersister,enchantedbyacruderadiothey ind.
Wernerbecomesanexpertatbuilding
and ixingthesecrucialnewinstruments,
atalentthatwinshimaplaceatabrutal
academyforHitlerYouth,thenaspecial
assignmenttotracktheresistance.More
andmoreawareofthehumancostofhis
intelligence,Wernertravelsthroughthe
heartofthewarand, inally,intoSaintMalo,wherehisstoryandMarie-Laure’s
converge.
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GFWC WOMAN’S CLUB OF WEST DEPTFORD
MINUTES: January 13, 2015, 7:00 p.m.
West Depƞord Public Library
Program: April Maska and Noreen
Mikulski from the West Dep ord Historical Associa on presented and interes ng and informa ve program about
the history of West Dep ord Township.
The mee ng was called to order by
President, Nancy Barna at 7:50 p.m.
Members in A endance: Nancy B., Linda M., Carol F, Isabella C., Doris E., Jo S.,
Anne C., Ellen S., Dorothy A., Tannis V.,
Peggy P., Donna M., Agnes K., Cathy N.,
Elaine E., Carol M., Karen B., Denise P.,
Sandy M., Joanne K., Peg G., Karen D.,
Chris T., Pa y W., Mary M., and Clara C.
The Collect for Club women was led by
Carol M.
Pledge of Allegiance was led by Tannis.
Happy Birthday to: Karen B., and Judy F.
Judy’s new address was shared.
Minutes: December minutes as published in Tidbits were approved as published.
Corresponding Secretary: Doris E. read
correspondence sent to club.
Treasurers’ Reports: Chris T. reported
that there was a balance of $8110.75 in
the Raffle Account. Time was spent discussing the profit from Bingo 2014 and
comparing expenses and profit from
Bingo 2013.
was seconded by Carol M. Mo on
passed.
President’s Report: Nancy reported on
Keeping it Green in 2015: Almanac, She
told of the Animal shelter fire. Members
commented that shelter now has plenty
of blankets, etc. currently. If you purchase on Amazon.com, use
Smile.Amazon.com and 0.05% of your eligible purchase will go to a charitable organiza on of your choice: please search
for “NJSFWC”. Nancy reported that Cell
Phones for Soldiers was doing well.
Second Vice-President’s Report: An envelope for suppor ng NJFWC Headquarters was passed.
Refreshments for February: Cathy N.,
Elaine E., Agnes and Jo. Drinks: club has
enough.
Tidbits Deadline: Please get all reports
to Denise H. by Friday, January 30,
2015.
New Business: Nancy announced that
Linda Jones’ husband will be having
shoulder surgery and Mitch Czoch was
hospitalized with a fever and possible
heart a ack.
Ellie is s ll in Shady Lane and would
appreciate visitors.
Denise P. won the raffle. She donated
the money to the Headquarters envelope.
Mee ng was adjourned at 8:45 pm.
Respec ully Submi ed: Linda Marple
Educa on: Sandy M. reported that the
commi ee decided that this year our
scholarships would go to students going
to military or trade schools. Denise P.
raised the concern that the membership
of the club should be consulted about
such changes. Discussion on this topic
was tabled ll the next mee ng.
Program: Carol M. announced the program for next month would be Mother/
Child from Woodbury.
Happy Anniversary to Nancy & John!
Family Promise: Jeanne e announced
that Gary Salmon is re ring.
Pa y W. reported that there is currently Interna onal Outreach: Dorothy ana balance of $3,702.69 in the club prinounced that she is s ll collec ng bras
mary account.
for “freethegirls.com.”
Peg G. made a mo on to keep 10% of
the bingo external fundraiser money in
the raffle account to be used for donaons to be made by the club. Mo on
Social/Entertainment: Linda and Denise
took votes on the next book to be read
for book club: All the Light We Cannot
See by Anthony Doerr was selected.
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