Projects/Committee Descriptions
Community Service Programs (CSP)

Some Community Service Program members meet between the general business meetings in order to work on various projects.  These various workshops will be offered during the daytime and the evening.  Many of our members work, so we are trying to be flexible in offering a variety of times when each member can get involved.

Advocates for Children - Support and advocate for youth all over the world.   Previously Home Life and International Outreach
  • March of Dimes
  • GFWC Partner St. Jude's Research Hospital
  • Helping in our Communities:  CASA, Children's Home of NJ, Comminity Food Banks, Collect PJ's for Children's Shelters, EMBRELLA, Project Linus, give Birthday Bags and small gifts to shelters.
  • Helping in Schools:  Collect Back to School Supplies for shelters, food banks
  • Focus on Health:  Sponsor Alex Lemonade Stands.  Donate Pediatric medical equipment to local EMS; Food allergies, Autism NJ, Ronald McDonald House, Medication Safety
  • Focus on Safety:  UNICEF, Programs on Bullying, Rednose Day, Stuffed Bears to Police and Fire Dept.Promote Partnership for Drug Free NJ

Arts and Culture  Previously Arts Creative

  • Art for Youth:  Proclamation for Youth Art Month, Sponsor Youth Art Contest
  • Fostering Community Art:  Help other chairs make items for their projects; volunteer to decorate a float for a parade; donate books about Art to a Library; sponsor an Art Show; Club tours to Art Galleries or Museum; UPCYCLE - something old to something new; organize an art or music event

The Arts/Performing - designed for clubwomen to be creative 
Previously Arts Performing
  • Literature:  Club Poetry Night; Creative Writing Contest; Research Prominent Women in History; Perform in District Performing Arts Festival with poem or short story
  • Music:  Learn to play an instrument; Patriotic songs at meetings; sing-a-longs at Nursing Homes; Attend concerts or musical performances; sing at District Arts Festival
  • Drama: Organize club outings to plays-then review at a Club meeting; Volunteer at HS for a play or musical; perform a skit or play at District Performing Arts Festival
  • Dance:  Arrange a trip to see Nutcracker or a ballet; take group dance lessons; Entertain at Performing Arts Festival
  • Youth  Short Story and Poetry: 4 categories from K to grade 12
  • Member Creative Writing Writing Contest:  Poetry, Haiku, Play/Skit, Short Story, Book Review
Civic Engagement and Outreach Previously Home Life, International Outreach and Public Issues
  • Emergency Preparedness, Safety & Crime Prevention:  National Night Out, Drunk & Drugged Driving Prevention Month; Safe Kids Campaign; Fire Prevention Week
  • Celebrate Citizenship and Patriotism:  Help Boy/Girl Scouts earn merit badges; preserve historic site; promote student education in US
  • Assist the Impoverished: Food Pantries; Homeless Shelters; Heifer International; Free the Girls; Habitat for Humanity
  • Support for Military Personnel: Canine Companions for Independence; Veterans Nursing Homes; USO, Wreaths across American; Adaptive clothing

Domestic Violence Awareness and Prevention previously Domestic Violence Awareness

  • Initiate & Support Community Activities:  Prevent Child Abuse NJ; Contribute to NJ Diaper Network, Observe DV Awareness Month, print and Distribute information for women
  • Shelters & Victims:  Adopt a shelter, Make first night kits, activity & hygiene bags; Denim Dy in April, Collect books, sanitary supplies, phone cards, gift cards
  • Make young people aware of the warning signs of an abusive relationships
  • Elder Abuse Information

Education and Libraries Previously Education

  • Hugh O'Brien Youth Leadership (HOBY); Jumpstart Read for the Record; Read Across America; NJ STEM Pathways Network
  • Education in Community: Book Clubs, Libraries, Scholarships, Awards, Helping Schools, Adult and Youth Library

Environment Previously Conservation

  • Beautification Program:  Plant trees in Community, 3rd grade students can get free tree seedlings, lean about invasive species, plant a rain garden, grow a vegetable garden, organize garden tour, determine needs in your community for litter prevention
  • Resource Conservation:  Get community involved with: "Clean your town", Soles4souls, visit parks, raise funds for local community, explore zero waste ideas, become a citizen scientist

Health and Wellness

Previously Home Life and International Outreach

  • Nutrition:  Supermarket Wellness; Eat smart for healthy heart; Natl Nutrition Month, Meals on Wheels, Healthy Kids
  • Disease Prevention:  Easter Seals; Alzheimer's Diabetes; Shot at Life, Operation Smile, Medication Safety, Vial for Life, New eyes for Needy; COVID; making masks, PPE and food donations
  • Physician & Emotional Care:  Mental Health; Physical Fitness & Sports; Senior Assisted Living, Start walking, Health Fairs, Support Blind & Deaf org

Membership Previously Membership

  • Make your Club Members Visible:  wear club gear into town, have business cards for all members; promote your club and activities on Face Book; sponsor a little league or soccer team
  • Retention:  Updated membership list; start club interest groups; have a courtesy chairperson; plan lunches or dinners at restaurants; monthly newsletters; make members proud of their club
  • Evaluate:  evaluate your club's meeting; have members evaluate the meetings, fundraisers,; embrace change by sunsetting out, tired projected and try a new project
  • Awards:  Recognize each members' efforts; place members on Honors or Order of Lily; celebrate 25 and 50 ears.  Invite GFWC members to meetings.

Special State Project

2020-2022 Operation Chillout

  • Summer:  Homeless Outreach Collection
  • Winter:  Backpacks with clothing/sleeping bags/gift card
  • Note cards all year:  State and a district fundraiser; volunteering

Web Communication

Previously Communication

  • Web:  Utilize website and webpage for resources.  Develop our own website.
  • Social Mediia:  Facebook
  • Share your message:  subscribe to Clubwoman magazine, e-connection to NJSFWC and News and Notes - weekly internet news bulletin

Woman's History Previously Woman's History

  • GFWC Woman's History and Resource Center: write your club's history
  • NJSFWC:  preserve club history; celebrate in March Women's History Month.  Visit our Headquarters in NJ and Washington.  Become member of 1894 Society