JANICE CARRUTH HONORED BY WOMAN’S CLUB
The Long Valley Woman’s Club has named Janice Carruth 2014 Woman of the Year.
Carruth, a resident of Long Valley, has been a member of the Long Valley Woman’s Club since 2004. She served two years as the chair of the communications committee. In that capacity, she was responsible for distributing information about the club’s activities to the community in general and for keeping members informed as well.
She has also served as the Creative Arts chair. She wrote skits and headed the club’s participation in the annual district Performance Days. Under her leadership, LVWC took first place in the competition and performed their winning entries at the state convention in Atlantic City.
An accomplished and prize-winning artist, Janice encouraged other club members to participate in the annual district Achievement Day, resulting in club members earning dozens of honors and awards for arts, crafts, cooking and needlework. She also created numerous invitations, place cards, posters and ads for various club activities.
The Woman of the Year award honors the selected member for activities that further interaction with the community, and for outstanding service to the club. The honoree is chosen by a committee consisting of former Women of the Year, and receives a specially engraved sterling silver pendant in recognition of the award.
The Long Valley Woman’s Club, organized in 1914, is committed to promote friendliness, to further the intellectual and cultural interests of the members, and to render social service to the community.