The Suburban Woman’s Club of Pompton Plains is proud to congratulate member, Terry Cavanaugh on winning the Cecilia Gaines Holland Award. Each year, the New Jersey State Federation of Woman’s Clubs honors a club woman for outstanding civic activities and accomplishments above Federation involvement. On the 75th anniversary of this prestigious award, The Federation chose Terry Cavanaugh, who has been a member of the Suburban Woman’s Club of Pompton Plains for the past five years.
Terry has been a member of the New Jersey State Federation of Women’s Clubs for 47 years! 42 years were spent in the Montville Women’s Club where she served as Vice President, President, Education Chairman, and Domestic Violence District Chairman. Terry currently serves as Performing Arts Chairman for both the Suburban Woman’s Club and the Ramapo District.
The health and welfare of children has always been a priority for Terry Cavanaugh. Over the years, she has worked with youths who have learning disabilities; provided information to school nurses and Visiting Nurse Association; informed parents about toxins in non-flammable materials in children’s products; and toxins in cleaning products that cause developmental disabilities and childhood cancers. For the past eight years, she has answered the Learning Disabilities Association Hotline. She is affiliated with the Learning Disabilities Association of NJ and America through their Healthy Children’s Project; has taught high school special education; is an adjunct professor at Montclair State University Graduate School in special education and mentored special education undergraduate students. In her spare time, Terry enjoys singing in church choir, is a religious education teacher and director of the high school religious education program.
Terry is a Charter Member of the Towaco Civic Association, the Montville Township Disabilities Commission, Montville Education Foundation, UNICO National, NJ Education Association, the Morris County Retired Teachers Association and member of The Suburban Woman’s Club of Pompton Plains.
“We are proud of all Terry’s accomplishments and delighted that she was acknowledged for her efforts on behalf of children’s welfare,” said Woman’s Club President, Janet Roome. “She has always been selfless of her time and efforts and The Suburban Woman’s Club of Pompton Plains is honored to have her as a member.”
The Suburban Woman’s Club of Pompton Plains is part of the New Jersey State Federation of Woman’s Clubs, the largest volunteer women’s service organization in the state. The Woman’s Club meets on the first Thursday of the month, October – June in Friendship Hall at the First Reformed Church, 529 Newark Pompton Turnpike in Pompton Plains. Women in local communities are invited to attend to learn more about the club. More information is available on the Suburban Woman’s Club of Pompton Plains Facebook page.