The general meetings are held on the second Monday of the month (except for July and August) at 6:45 p.m. with a meet and greet, Program begins at 7:15 p.m.
Location is the Fellowship Hall (downstairs) at the First Presbyterian Church at 125 Garden Street in Mount Holly.
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Helping Hands of the Woman's League of Mount Holly
Memorial hospital and Nursing Home are in need of additional masks.
Joanne Fabrics has 3 different styles and videos of how to make. Some
members have offered to buy and cut out the patterns , another had lots of
thread but we need someone who sews. 2 sewing machines were
offered. If you sew and would like to volunteer, please let me know. They
must be 2 ply cotton material. Home- 609-379-6033
or cell 609-491-4441
We have donated 1057 to the various hospitals, Rehabs, senior centers, developmental group living center, members/ their family and neighbors. I will be delivering an additional 7 tomorrow to members and plan on meeting the woman from the Migrant Worker Outreach Program(our January Program) to give her 150 masks (maybe more), coloring books/crayons for the children and 7 pillows. We will have over 1200 and still have more to continue with replenishing some of the supplies of local health care facilities We have almost exhausted our fabric supply and are in critical need of thread. Please check your sewing boxes and see if you can donate a spools or two of neutral colored threads. It would be greatly appreciated.please let Doreen Cornvale or Carol Ward know of any availability.
If any member would like a face mask for you or a family member, please let Doreen Carnvale know, we are supporting the hospital but we must take care of our members. We will be wearing masks for a few more months.
Give Blood if possible, Check with the American Red Cross for Collection Sites.
Write a hello or send blank cards to nursing homes...because the people are cut off from the world.
We have many heroes in our WLMH group. Along with the nurse in our group who has come out of retirement to serve once again manning COVID-19 hotlines.
Some members are becoming personal
shoppers for some members, allowing them to feel safe in their homes.
No job is too small and all are needed.
Keep up the good work ladies.
Joyce Schultz, representing The Woman's League of Mt. Holly, delivered bagels and all the fixings to the Mount Holly Police Dept. this morning. As we all pull together to do what we can to help our community get through this unprecedented time in our lives, we wanted to show our appreciation and support for the men and women in blue who work so hard to keep us safe. Thank you, MHPD for your service. Stay safe, stay well and know that your community appreciates all you are doing.
Davis and Carol Ward represented the The Woman’s League of Mount Holly as we
donated Epicure Meals for Staff that are caring for Covid patients at Virtua
Memorial Hospital. These meals are easy to prepare with food found in your
house and cooked in about 20 minutes. Staff loved the idea of fast
cooking for their families. The money for all the meals was donated by
our members , friends and family. Virtua Memorial, thank you for all you do for
- PLEASE, mail your dues of $35 to our Membership Chairman, Gerry Horne, 61 Estates Drive, Southampton, NJ 08088, or be in touch with Gerry at 609 265 9091 or [email protected]. Check with your friends and remind them that DUES ARE DUE.
The Woman's League of Mount Holly was organized in 1903 when nine women sought to meet the many needs they saw in town. Their first project was providing nursing care to needy townspeople. By raising money from door-to-door collections and a horse show, they began the Woman's League Nursing Service. This club was instrumental in hiring a township school nurse and, initially, even sharing her salary with the Board of Education. During the 1974-76 administration, the League headed up the "Save the Mount" project and won a Conservation prize from Shell Oil Company. The Club was recognized for its outstanding work on the Special State Project, Canine Companions for Independence (CCI), by the New Jersey Federation of Women's Clubs.
Our work continues today with many special projects. The Club has approximately 50 members from Mount Holly, Eastampton, Hainesport, Lumberton, Mount Laurel, and Westampton. However, our membership is not restricted to just these locations.
So please consider joining us at our general meetings for more information
Message from our outgoing President
I wish to express my heartfelt thanks to all Officer's, members, and friends of the GFWC Woman's League of Mount Holly, and a special thanks to all of the Board members who served during my 2018 - 2020 term as President. Board service is one of the toughest volunteer roles of all, and you each performed with dedication. However, all club members worked as part of the TEAM, as we "Joined Hands to Help Our Community". Thank you for giving me the opportunity to serve this club that deserves to be commended and will grow with YOUR continued participation. This outgoing President is proud of each and every member, and I encourage you to stay active in any way you can. This club can only be as great as the members and those willing to be involved. No organization is driven by one or two individuals, but by many who give willingly of their time and talent. BE KIND TO EACH OTHER, and enjoy each and every day, as it is a gift.
Club membership remains a top focus of all clubs, and we have made some significant strides over the past two years, and I THANK YOU! Please continue to embrace what this club has to offer, and that is a proud history of service to the community, and at the same time developing bonds of sisterhood.
Thank you from the bottom of my heart for demonstrating what it means to put service above self, and changing lives by putting into action our better impulses, and striving to touch and to know the great common human heart of us all.
I value the fact you gave me the privilege to be your President, and I am looking forward to now being a "Past President", and concentrating on some of my passions.
This term has ended and I can step down with confidence knowing we lived our COLLECT, and look forward to our club's future as I pass the torch to Doreen. Through her leadership and the amazing new Board, I know we will continue to support our communities and further the mission of the NJSFWC.
Doreen, THANK YOU for taking the reins. You and your Board will do a GREAT JOB!
GFWC Woman's League of Mount Holly, THANK YOU!!
FROM SMALL SEEDS IDEAS SPRING FORTH: We are in a world filled with uncertainty, turmoil and social distancing right now, but The Women's League of Mt. Holly still continues to support those in need. Over 1000 masks have been sewn, almost 500 meal starters given to front line workers, deliveries to food banks, shopping for those who cannot leave their homes and the list goes on.
Back in February our Home Life Chairman, Elaine Hollowell, introduced a new project to raise funds to purchase a little red wagon for St. Jude's Hospital. The wagons are used to transport children to surgery, treatments and just for a little ride with their families. Her goal was to pass around a tiny replica of the wagon asking members to contribute their spare change for the next few meetings to work toward buying just one for $100. We have not had another meeting since, but that didn't stop this amazing, generous, committed group of ladies from continuing to support, not only their surrounding communities, but also this worthy project.
To date, members and anonymous donors have collected enough to purchase 8 (Yes EIGHT) wagons for St. Jude's children. Thank you all for helping The Woman's League of Mt. Holly bring smiles not only to the children, but their families as well.
Let Us Continue to support all....
As New Jersey farmers begin their growing season, Migrant Workers are a vital part of getting our fruits and vegetables to market. To support and help keep them and their families safe during this pandemic, Dory Dickson, from the Migrant Worker Outreach of South Jersey, received a trunk full of donations from the Woman's League of Mt. Holly. Some members were busy collecting various items for the children while other members and friends were at their machines sewing masks. Over 50 boxes of crayons, 50 coloring books, 12 puzzles, several children's sunglasses, hair ties, and adult bed pillows, More than 300 masks were given to Dory to be used by the Migrant Worker Outreach of South Jersey program. Thank you to all who helped to make this project a success.
Special Raffle being held at the
Designer Bag Bingo on September 25.
Do not need to be present to win
To pre-order tickets, send check with name/address/phone to:
P.O. Box 363, Lumberton, NJ 08048
When check is received, tickets will mailed.
Cost: $5 each or 3/$10
First ticket drawn has choice of
Eagles Quilt or Dooney & Bourke Purse,
please indicate your choice if not able to attend,
Watch for updates postponed til September 25, 2020....Designer Bag Bingo Fundraiser
Each year in March we sponsor a Designer Bag Bingo. Proceeds from this fundraiser allow us to donate to the many charities and projects that our club supports. The next one will be held on March 27, 2020 at the Crescent Shriner's Hall, 700 Highland Drive, Westampton, NJ
Doors open at 5:30 pm
Bingo: 7:00 p,m
Donation: $30 - $35 at door if not sold out NJ LGCCC
Member of the New Jersey State Federation of Women's Clubs (NJSFWC)
and the General Federation of Women's Clubs (GFWC).
The NJSFWC is the largest and oldest non-denominational volunteer organization in the state founded in 1894. It currently has 175 clubs and over 7,000 members, throughout the state , unified in the effort to make a difference in our communities, one project at a time.
With over 80,000 members worldwide the GFWC is one of the worlds largest and oldest nonpartisan, nonprofit, nondenominational, women's volunteer service organizations, founded in 1890 and chartered by the 56th Congress in 1901.
Incoming President’s Message
Thank you, Joelle, for the successful year the club has enjoyed under your leadership and guidance. During the pandemic, it became quite challenging towards the end of your term, but you kept the club together through your emails and support. The members responded to the challenge and provided the much-needed community support through various projects. Your energy has spurred us to help many during this unprecedented crisis!
Wishing you and your family a very Happy 4th of July! I hope
everyone is staying safe celebrating the holiday as well as trying to stay cool
during this upcoming heat wave. It seems we will be experiencing those
Hot days of July. Remember to keep hydrated!
Although we are in our summer break, Woman's League members are still on the move. You have seen Joelle's email regarding the Special State Project, Operation Chillout requesting bottled water. We are also thinking Christmas in July! Several members will be busy sewing the stockings for Operation Yellow Ribbon which fills stockings for our service men and women. These stockings will be distributed at the September meeting since the filled stockings will need to be delivered to the drop off points in October in order to be received by our troops in time for Christmas. If you are interested in helping with this project, Joelle included a list of items that can be placed in the stockings. It gives you the information to know what to purchase as stocking stuffers.
Stay safe, stay cool and hopefully we will be able to meet in person in September!
Our Work Continues....
Special Summer Projects:
With the approval of our club President, and the fact the following is a "summer" project I wish to share the following: As some of you are aware, Bette Kirby and I are co-chairs for the Special State Project, Operation Chillout, for the Garden District. Also, as Chairman for our club, I am updating you all on the first project Operation Chillout is asking our help with. As you know, Operation Chillout deals with homeless men and women veterans, among other things we will get into as our club year moves along.
The first project they need our help with is their SUMMER collection. You can go on www.operationchillout.org where they have a registry for donations. They have made a deal with Amazon and ShopRite to purchase water, t-shirts, and baseball caps at cost. All items are $10.00. This project runs until Labor Day. This Chairman's hopes are for each member to participate in one way or another. When you go to make a donation be sure to PUT OUR CLUB NAME IN THE BUSINESS LINE AND IN THE NOTES SECTION. If you forget, please email me so I will have a record of it. Each $10 purchases 2 caps, OR 2 t-shirts, OR 3 cases of water. If you would rather shop for these items and call me to pick them up, I will be sure they get to where they should go. HOWEVER, if you do purchase on your own and not the website, please NO slogans on hats or shirts other than flags or something to do with our country. THANK YOU!!
Also, we would like members to make little note cards that will accompany the gift items. They MUST be small, the size of a business card. NO ENVELOPES. They carry them in their pockets. They could be red, white, or blue. Be creative. Put expressions like "Thinking of You" etc. PLEASE make them very generic and NO RELIGIOUS COMMENTS.
You can call me for pickup 609 267 0061, or drop off at my door. 106 Croft Court, Hainesport. Bette and I will be attending a workshop at NJSFWC Headquarters in July and will be receiving more info about this great Special State Project and can't wait to share with all of you!
ALSO, our club will again team up with Operation Yellow Ribbon and participate in Operation Christmas Stocking 2020. More info and list of items for stockings will be presented to you all at our next meeting. Those of you who sewed stockings before may wish to get started and please keep in mind stockings should be gender neutral.
Our club will once again team up with Operation Yellow Ribbon! They are a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization staffed by dedicated volunteers. They support all military personnel serving in the Middle East, including Iraq and Afghanistan and those supporting Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Inherit Resolve. As our club's Chairman of the Civic Engagement and Outreach Community Service Program (previously Public Issues), I would like to invite all of our club members to the opportunity, if they wish, to either sew and donate stockings (which I have included the size), and/or donate items to be put into the stockings (list included). PLEASE enclose $2 in an enveloped pinned to the outside of the stocking if you choose to donate and fill a stocking. This helps defray the shipping costs to the Middle East. If you wish, you may send in a donation and this Chairman will shop for you. Stockings should be gender neutral. After filling, please pin or sew tightly the top of stocking to keep closed. PLEASE KEEP A LIST OF ITEMS INSIDE OF STOCKINGS FOR REPORTING PURPOSES AND LET THIS CHAIRMAN KNOW. NO SOUP CANS, MAGAZINES/BOOKS, HOTEL TOILETRIES, CHOCOLATES,
NO ALCOHOL OR PRODUCTS CONTAINING ALCOHOL, NO SHAVING CREAMS, GELS OR SPRAYS AS THEY ARE RESTRICTED DEPENDING ON THE COUNTRY.
We will find out in September when and where the stockings will need to be delivered by this chairman. I am asking for them at our September meeting. At that time we will know if collection from members may be extended. Most items can be found at a Dollar Store. Items to consider are: Shampoo, Coniditioner, Bath Soap, Moisturizer, Q-tips, STICK ONLY Deodorant, Rice Krispy Treats(indiviudally wrapped), tear open pouches of Tuna and Chicken, Chewing Gum, Trail Mix, Emery Boards, Beef Jerkey, Slim Jims, Dried Fruit, Loofahs, Baby Powder/Wipes, Toothbrushes/Toothpaste, Visine Eye Drops, Chapstick, Kleenex, Individual Packets Crystal Light Drink Mix, Hand Sanitizer, Foot Powder, Sunscreen LOTION Sudoku/Puzzle/crossword books, Skittles, Swedish Fish, Twizzlers, Breakfast Bars, Ground Coffee, Tea, Pumpkin/Sunflower Seeds, Protein Powder, Peanuts,
Thank you for your consideration.
Joelle Wentz, Chairman, Civic Engagement and Outreach Community Service Program
GFWC Woman's League of Mount Holly
609 267 0061 [email protected]