The general meetings are held on the second Monday of the month (except for July and August) Program begins at 7:15 p.m. ---At this time, because of the COVID-19 restrictions we are meeting via ZOOM and all are welcome to join us. Please contact us for up-to-date information about our meeting over the next few months.
Did you know you too can join hands with WLMH. Come to a Zoom meeting
and check us out. Contact me for further information. Gerry Horne [email protected]
Once return turn to our normal meetings the location is as follows beginning at 6:45 for a meet and greet fellowship:
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
Some of the things we were able to manage even during COVID era. We cut, sewed and donated over 1057 masks to community members in need.
Gave Blood when possible, They are still in need so check with the American Red Cross for Collection Sites.
Wrote a hello or sent 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 became personal
shoppers for some members, allowing them to feel safe in their homes.
Collected donations of 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 be used by the Migrant Worker Outreach of South Jersey program.
No job was too small and all were needed.
Keep up the good work ladies.
- 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.
Several fundraisers are held during the club year to raise money for the various charitable causes this club supports. Scheduled for 2020-2021 club year are Terri Lynn Nuts, Cupcake Contest, Bake Sales, Designer Bag Bingo, and yard sales.
Special Raffle being held at the
Designer Bag Bingo on March 12, 2021
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
March 12, 2021 (Save your March 2020 tickets they will be honored)....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 2021 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
Samuel Miller Senior Housing Center
For years The Woman's League of Mt. Holly has enjoyed the
camaraderie and fun loving spirit of the resident's of Samuel Miller Senior
Housing in Mt. Holly. We bring them Bingo once a month and provide little
prizes and they open their arms and provide us with big smiles and lots of
love. This year we cannot meet with these lovely folks in a group, but our
ladies have not forgotten them. We may not be able to bring bingo to them right
now. but hope some goodies will brighten their Fall season . Each resident can
enjoy one of the two dozen cupcakes, a batch of pumpkin muffins and their
choice of a wall/door hanging, delivered today. We hope these treats make them
smile and let them know we are thinking of them.
The Residents Were Flamingoed....
Carnvale teamed up with a Girl Scout mother and decided to brighten up the day
for the residents of Samuel Miller retirement center by supporting the Rancocas
Valley HS Dance Team. The residents woke up to see a flock of flamingos
adorning their front lawn. Between the pink flamingos were a purple, gray and
blue one with some having costumes on. It was a sight to see! What fun for all.
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
Welcome to this new and challenging club year! This past spring and summer certainly has been a memorable one as the club continued to move forward during a pandemic, and we are still not out of the woods.
Although we haven't physically been able to meet since March, our club still provided vital services to our local communities. Through the efforts of members and friends, our club was able to donate over 1,750 sewn masks to 13 organizations and members' families. In addition, our members were generous by providing food, gift cards and, on occasion, monetary donations to staff at local hospitals, rehabilitation centers, police departments, local food pantries and church luncheons.
The summer didn't stop the Woman's League of Mount Holly as the sewers once again, took up the challenge to sew Christmas stockings for the Operation Yellow Ribbon project. School supplies were also collected for two organizations.
Our new State President, Jan Hanson, has chosen the theme, "Let Our Voices Soar." As I look back at all our accomplishments just these past months, I have seen how well everyone has worked together and have chosen our theme to be "Together Everyone Achieves More" (TEAM). I am honored to be leading this TEAM of great women. Thank you all for your generosity and service!
September General Meeting
Due to restrictions as to the number of people allowed for indoor gatherings, our September meeting will be a ZOOM meeting. Further details will be in a separate email. Please download ZOOM to the device you will be using or possibly join a member who will be using ZOOM.
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 Summer Work Continues....
Sister-In-Laws Bonnie and Nancy Balsavage delivering Backpacks and School Supplies.
Despite social distancing, being urged to stay home and wearing masks when we venture out, the Woman's League of Mt. Holly has lent a hand, once again, to fulfill a need in our community. Each month our members assemble Birthday Bags for Pinelands Family Center in Pemberton. A family can pick up a bag filled with the ingredients to make a cake for their birthday child along with a disposable cake pan.. When Jennifer Myers of Pinelands arrived to pick them up last month she mentioned that backpacks and school supplies were needed for children returning to school in September. Bonnie and Nancy immediately put out the word and organized a drive among our members to gather everything needed and were able to accumulate 26 back packs and lots of supplies. Because so much was collected, half was delivered to Pinelands this morning, and the other half will be given to The First Presbyterian Church in Mt. Holly. Great job ladies.
WOW YOU DID IT AGAIN: The Women's League of Mt. Holly asked for clothing and houseware donations and our members and the community came through once again. Shown here are President Doreen Carnvale and 1st VP Carol Ward getting ready to help load a 20 foot U-Haul to bring 3,905 lbs of items to the consignment store in Philadelphia. We would like to thank our devoted, hardworking members and all of you for your donations and continued support.
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.
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]
UPDATE ON OPERATION YELLOW: Although we may be in the heat of the summer, members of the Woman’s League of Mt Holly have been sewing Christmas stockings, our members fill, for our deserving military personnel who will be away from home this Christmas. Shown here are Joan, Bonnie and Jan who along with others have created dozens of colorful stockings. Once they are filled with goodies we have teamed up with Operation Yellow Ribbon to make certain they will be sent to our brave heroes deployed in the Middle East in time for Christmas. Thanks to the volunteers at Operation Yellow Ribbon for the support you give to our Troops, away and at home.
More work continuing....
How very fortunate we are to have our very own 'Cookie Lady', Jill Mcdonald represent The Women's League of Mt. Holly. as she brings her homemade cookies every Monday and Friday to The First Presbyterian Church in Mt. Holly. They are all packaged and ready to slip into the bag lunches prepared by Jan Delgado and her staff of volunteers. Certainly a welcome addition to this worthy program and just shows what joining hands together can do.
Honorary Member 2020 - Joan Shibla Lynch
In a lovely surprise ceremony, past President Joelle Wentz and 2020-2021 President Doreen Carnvale honored Joan Shibla Lynch after 62 years of continued dedication to her Club and Community. Members Joyce, Carol, Karen, and Gerry were able to join in as well as Joan's husband Bill and Daughter Joy.
Joan has held every office and been on every committee since beginning her journey with us in 1958. Her generous spirit, determination to help her community and love for her fellow man led her to her current position of Historian. She is the perfect person to bring her memories to life of the early days in Mt. Holly and each of us enjoys her stories.
A well deserved, prestigious award, please join us in congratulating Joan Shibla Lynch for being awarded Honorary Member.
Operation Yellow Ribbon Over the Summer The Woman's League of Mt. Holly shared a post showing our members efforts to join with Operation Yellow Ribbon, to sew and fill Christmas Stockings for our Military. Our post was much appreciated by the community and we had 4 lovely ladies reach out to ask if they could help. We were so happy to add theirs to the ones donated by our members.
One of those ladies was Theresa Kemp who along with her niece, Rylee, was able to fill more than 50 stockings. Family, friends, and neighbors joined her to donate goodies and necessities and a class of students from Emmons school in Pemberton wrote a note to slip inside each one. Thank you to Theresa and her friends for making this project an even bigger success and to all who brought a piece of home to our men and women overseas. Our grand total this year was 84 jam packed stockings. What an accomplishment.