The Long Valley Woman’s Club is proud to celebrate the 126th anniversary of the New Jersey State Federation of Women’s Clubs of GFWC (NJSFWC) in November 2020. Founded in 1894, the NJSFWC and its 200 member clubs provide opportunities for education, leadership and community service, while enabling 6,300 clubwomen to make a difference in the lives of others, one project at a time.
The NJFSWC’s long, proud history includes founding the NJ College for Women in 1918 (now Douglass Residential College), helping establish many public libraries in the state, and influencing formation of the Palisades Interstate Park Commission. A letter writing campaign to legislators helped secure passage of the Highlands Water Protection and Planning Act in 2004, protecting water quality for more than half of NJ’s population.
Pride in the NJSFWC’s impact over the last 126 years shines through in continued altruism today. Members of the Long Valley Woman’s Club have been busy supporting Operation Chillout, NJ’s oldest (and only) all-volunteer mobile outreach for homeless veterans, and the NJSFWC Special State Project. The club has collected funds for sweatshirts and cases of bottled water to help Operation Chillout further its mission.
NJSFWC is affiliated with the General Federation of Women’s Clubs (GFWC), an international women’s organization dedicated to community improvement through volunteer service, with 80,000 members in all 50 states and a dozen countries.
As we celebrate 126 years of club service, we invite women of all ages to get involved. By joining a women’s club, you become part of great contributions, achievements and successes in our state and nation! For more information about the Long Valley Woman’s Club contact Marie Bohn at firstname.lastname@example.org , or visit www.longvalleywomansclub.org..