Denville/Rockaway:  Woman’s Club Announces New Leadership


The GFWC Woman’s Club of the Denville-Rockaway Area is pleased to announce that a member of their club, Barbara McCloskey, of Rockaway, NJ. Has been elected as the 59th President of the New Jersey State Federation of Women’s Clubs (NJSFWC), the largest volunteer women’s organization in the state, 

She has been a member of the NJSFWC since 1987 and is also a member of the GFWC Woman’s Club of Boonton, The Past President’s Club of the Highlands District, and the Phoenix Club. 

Barbara was employed for 18 years as the Membership & Outreach Manager for the Land Conservancy of New Jersey, where she coordinated one-day stewardship projects with corporate volunteers and managed their community garden. 

Her goal for the next two years is to work closely with local clubs to develop potential leaders, and promote the benefits of the NJSFWC to their clubs.


Barbara states, “I am honored to lead an organization that I have been a part of for 37 years. The 6,000 women across the state are committed to community service and supporting those less fortunate. I look forward to leading our clubs as we continue to increase membership, supporting great causes, and creating lasting friendships.”


McCloskey’s administration runs until May of 2026 and will support the New Jersey Children’s Alliance (NJCA) as their Special State Project. NJCA promotes hope, healing and justice for victims of child abuse throughout New Jersey by supporting Child Advocacy Centers with training, resources, advocacy, and leadership.


Also joining Barbara on the Board of Directors as NJSFWC Corresponding Secretary is Nancy Levy, also from Rockaway, NJ.  Nancy is a member of the Woman’s Club of the Denville/Rockaway Area club and has been a member of the State Federation for 37 years, initially joining the Denville-Rockaway Junior Woman’s Club. She has served on the NJSFWC board of directors in a variety of positions. 


The New Jersey State Federations of Women’s Clubs (NJSFWC), a volunteer community service organization, was founded in 1894 and is headquartered on the Douglass Residential College campus in New Brunswick, NJ. The NJSFWC founded the New Jersey College for Women in 1918. 

In 2023, the organization, reported almost 63,476 community service projects involving over 632,368 volunteer hours and $3.6 million in cash and in- kind donations. The NJSFWC is a member of the General Federation of Women’s Clubs (GFWC), which is headquartered in Washington, DC, and is the largest and oldest women’s volunteer community service organization in the world.


For more information about the NJSFWC and/or membership in a local club, call 732-249-5474 or visit


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