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College Acceptance Process Subject of WCTT Meeting on May 2

The Woman’s Club of Tewksbury Township will host Lily Partridge at its general meeting on Tuesday, May 2, at the Oldwick Manor, 163 Oldwick Rd., Oldwick, 08858.  Refreshments will be served at 9:00 AM followed by the meeting and program.

Ms. Partridge of Tewksbury is a graduate of Princeton University and has been a member of WCTT for over fifteen years.  She will host an informal question and answer discussion about the college acceptance process.  As a member of the Princeton School Committee she works with the Princeton University Admissions Office and is intimately knowledgeable of her subject.   This discussion will be of invaluable assistance for anyone who has children who are considering applying to college now or in the future.

Guests are welcome to attend this informative meeting and can call 908-509-1855 to make a required reservation.

The Woman’s Club of Tewksbury Township is open to any woman 18 years of age or older, who resides in Tewksbury Township or the surrounding area. A service cub dedicated to helping the community in ways that are needed  club members volunteer their time and efforts on many worthwhile projects.

Membership includes participation in a state wide organization – the New Jersey State Federation of Women’s Clubs, a division of the General Federation of Woman’s Clubs, which is an international organization “dedicated to community improvement by enhancing the lives of others”.  The NJ Federation ‘s mission is “Volunteers in Action – Making a Difference in the Lives of Others One Project at a Time!”.

In the spirit of the Federation’s purpose,  the Woman’s Club of Tewksbury Township is organized for charitable and educational purposes.  Monies are raised and distributed to its scholarship funds, to area non-profit organizations and to municipal volunteer groups designated by the Charitable Budget Committee upon recommendation from the WCTT members.  These goals are achieved by working together while developing  a sense of camaraderie and fellowship.

Information about joining the club or learning more about its activities can be had by contacting the club at tewksburywomansclub@gmail.com or visiting its website:  www.tewksburywomansclub.org.

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WCTT Held “New Resident Welcome Service Meet and Greet” Social, Saturday, April 22

Deidre Quinn of Tewksbury,  WCTT New Resident Welcome Service Chair, hosted a  “Meet and Greet” social gathering for new residents on Saturday, April 22, 12-2 PM at the Oldwick Manor.  After welcoming all to the gathering Presentations were given by organization representatives, followed by lunch and social time together.

Anne Diamente

Anne Diamente, President of the Woman’s Club of Tewksbury Township, talked about the service club’s dedication to working with and raising money for many community needs in town: the Library, the Rescue Squad, the Fire Department, the PTA’s Family Day, etc.  She added the Club organizes activities for children and senior citizens.  Fundraisers are held to raise money needed to support the community.  Lasting friendships are formed among its members through its many social activities and community support efforts.

John Parker of the Raritan Headwaters Association, a non-profit conservation organization, spoke about how the group works to protect, preserve and improve water quality and other natural resources of the Raritan River headwaters region through science, education, advocacy, land preservation and stewardship.  Their headquarters at Fairview Farm hosts family activities for learning about nature and our responsibility toward it.

Loren Spiotta-DiMare

Lauren Spiotta explained the importance of the Tewksbury Equestrian Committee, whose mission statement reads, in part, “Our main objectives are to be of assistance whenever possible with regard to equine-related issues and to increase understanding, tolerance and respect between the horse community and all township residents”.  The group is especially noted for its emphasis on horse safety and is working on ways to improve response to horse emergencies.

Shaun Van Doren, President of the Tewksbury Historical Society, spoke about the organization’s purpose to “further research into and the preservation and dissemination of the history of the Township of Tewksbury”.  Headquartered at 60 Water St. in the Mountainville Section of Tewksbury, the organization is open to all, especially those with a love of history.  Meetings are held bi-monthly, with  interesting activities held throughout the year including a House & Garden Tour, a Labor Day Flea Market, an Art Show and an Antique Show.  Organizing these functions provide an opportunity to meet new people and make new friendships.

Jason Boehm, newly elected Treasurer of the Tewksbury Land Trust, explained the importance of land preservation within the community, not only to limit development but also to protect the area’s ecosystem and natural vegetation.   Since the organization’s founding over 20 years ago it has  purchased land and preserved seven properties encompassing 170 acres.  This land is for use by the community.

Carole Scott

Carol Scott, Manager of the Tewksbury Library, gave the audience an heart warming explanation of the “little red building” which houses the library where the community can borrow books either at the library directly or through an on-line access system from the Hunterdon County Library.  The library has grown over the years from a building with only a usable first floor to a two floor library with a special children’s section and a meeting room.  Activities for adults and children are in constant play.

Louisa Sargent, President of the Tewksbury Trail Association, spoke about the many, varied trails available throughout town for use by horse riders.  Many of these trails are available through the generosity of home owners who permit riders on their property.  The Association keeps the trails clear for riders’ use, thereby working together and creating friendships with a common bond.

The Woman’s Club of Tewksbury Township launched its “New Resident Welcome Service” initiative with a twofold purpose:  first, to acquaint residents with area businesses and to help those businesses promote their services;  second, to introduce residents to the Township’s Community Organizations. The Tewksbury Township Administration provides WCTT with the names of new residents when they move into town.  A “Welcome Basket” containing information provided by the businesses,  the organizations and the Township is  assembled by the NRWS Committee and delivered to each family.

The “New Resident Welcome Service” is an  on-going project of WCTT with the intention of allowing businesses and organizations to promote their services in a manner that puts them “first” in the mind of the new resident.  Promotion can include gift cards, business cards,  lists of services and/or products, promotional items, calendars of activities or anything appropriate for inclusion in the Basket.

Businesses and community organizations not presently participating may call 908-509-1855 for details.

Membership in WCTT, a service club dedicated to volunteer work for the community,  is open to any woman 18 years of age or older who resides in Tewksbury or the surrounding areas.  For information about the organization visit tewksburywomansclub.org.

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Shaun Van Doren, President of the Tewksbury Historical Society, is Guest Speaker at WCTT Meeting

Shaun C. Van Doren, President of the Tewksbury Historical Society, Tewksbury Town Historian and member of the Tewksbury Town Council, will be the guest speaker on Tuesday, March 7, at the meeting of the Woman’s Club of   Tewksbury Township, Oldwick Manor, 163 Oldwick Rd., Oldwick, 08858.  Refreshments will be served at 9 AM, preceding the meeting and program.

Shaun Van Doren’s lecture and slide presentation, “Tewksbury Place Names”, will explore areas of town once known under such names as Donkeytown, Apgar’s Corner, Pigturd Alley , Cokesburg, Smithfield, Alamatunk, Potter’s Mills and others.  Which ones continue to exist, which ones are known by another name, which ones have been lost forever? Come and find the answers to these questions and many other interesting Tewksbury facts.  Always a fascinating speaker with a wealth of area knowledge,  Van Doren is sure to engage the audience with many anecdotes.

Because this meeting  promises to be a crowd pleasing event both men and women guests are invited to attend and may call 908-509-1855 for required reservations.

The Woman’s Club of Tewksbury Township is open to any woman 18 years of age or older, who resides in Tewksbury Township or the surrounding area.  Meetings are held on the first Tuesday of each month, September thru June, at the Oldwick Manor at 9 AM, unless otherwise noted.  A guest speaker of interest to the members is invited to address the meeting.
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Home Plumbing Maintenance Subject of WCTT February 7 Meeting

On Tuesday, February 7th, Annandale resident and club member, Anne Thornton, will address the Woman’s Club of Tewksbury Township at the Oldwick Manor, 163 Oldwick Rd., Oldwick, behind the firehouse. After coffee and refreshments at 9 AM, Anne Diamente of Oldwick, Club President, will chair the monthly meeting. Ms. Thornton’s presentation will follow.

Thornton, President of MSI Plumbing and Remodeling, will give club members tips on maintaining home plumbing to avoid problems. Her focus will be on the existing plumbing components of one’s home and not on those of a remodeling project. Among the topics to be discussed are: how to turn water off in an emergency; why the right washing machine hoses are important; water heater maintenance concerns; the importance of water testing and conditioning; what should be in a “woman’s tool box”; the criteria for choosing a maintenance company. While these subjects may appear to be elementary to home owners, regulations governing this subject have changed over the years and new requirements are constantly challenging home owners’ problem solving.

Guests, both men and women, are welcome to attend this informative discussion and may call 908-509-1855 for required reservations.

WCTT is open to women over 18 living in Tewksbury or the surrounding areas. For club information visit tewksburywoman’sclub.org.
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WCTT Sets Calendar of Events for January – June, 2017

Article appeared on NJ.com
Anne Diamente of Oldwick, President of the Woman’s Club of Tewksbury Township, has announced the club’s schedule of special activities for the period of January thru June, 2017.Anne Diamente

Applications for scholarships awarded by the club will be available at the Tewksbury Library starting in January. In addition to the two WCTT Education Scholarships and the Dotty Gaal Memorial Foundation Scholarship awarded to graduating Tewksbury seniors, the Education Committee has established the new Advanced Education Scholarship for women wishing to return to school in order to advance their earning potential in the workforce. It is open to women working or living in Tewksbury and the surrounding area.

In February WCTT members will host Valentine Parties for seniors at Hunterdon Hills Assisted Living and Little Brook Nursing Home.

Plans are underway for “A Taste of Tewksbury” (sm), the club’s bi-annual fund raiser, to be held on March 25th. This event, brings together great food supplied by local restaurants and premium wines provided by a local liquor vendor. It is the club’s principle source of funds raised for its Charitable Budget.

The New Jersey State Federation of Woman’s Clubs will hold its annual convention in Atlantic City the first week of May.

The Annual President’s Luncheon, scheduled for June at Fiddler’s Elbow Country Club, honors all Club Past-Presidents when many return to renew friendships.

Also under discussion is the establishment of an “Evening Committee” in response to requests of members who have difficulty attending daytime meetings. This will be a new opportunity for members to participate more fully in all club activities and make contributions to their success. This committee plans to begin meeting in the spring.

The club’s Standing Committees will continue to satisfy member’s interests. Hospitality, New Resident Welcome Service, Cookbook, Newsletter, Bridge, Mahjong, Gourmet and Socials plan fun-filled activities through June.

Some of these events are open to the public and others are limited to club members. Details for these and all club functions can be found on the club’s website, www.tewksburywomansclub.org.

The Woman’s Club of Tewksbury Township is open to any woman 18 years of age or older, who resides in Tewksbury Township or the surrounding area. Meetings are held on the first Tuesday of each month, September thru June, at the Oldwick Manor at 9 AM, unless otherwise noted. A guest speaker of interest to the members is invited to address the meeting.

Membership includes participation in a state wide organization – the New Jersey State Federation of Women’s Clubs, a division of the General Federation of Woman’s Clubs, which is “dedicated to community improvement by enhancing the lives of others”. The NJ Federation ‘s mission is “Volunteers in Action – Making a Difference in the Lives of Others One Project at a Time!”.

In the spirit of the Federation’s purpose, the Woman’s Club of Tewksbury Township is organized for charitable and educational purposes. Monies are raised and distributed to its scholarship funds, to area non-profit organizations and to municipal volunteer groups designated by the Charitable Budget Committee upon recommendation from the WCTT members. These goals are achieved by working together and developing a sense of camaraderie and fellowship. The various committees are designed strictly for enjoyment and for engaging members in a sense of involvement.

Information about joining the club or learning more about its activities can be had by calling 908-509-1855, contacting the club at tewksburywomansclub@gmail.com or visiting its website.

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2017 Inaugural Meeting of WCTT Hosts Dawn Jiosi

Article appeared on NJ.com December 27, 2016

The Woman’s Club of Tewksbury Township will host Dawn Jiosi at its 2017 inaugural meeting on Tuesday, January 10, in the Oldwick Manor, behind the firehouse. Coffee will be served at 9 AM followed by the meeting and the program.

Dawn JiosiTewksbury resident and club member Dawn Jiosi will address the group about the process of “healing after a life altering loss”. After 10 years of marriage to the love of her life and the father of her two young children, Dawn experienced the tragic death of her husband. Following a period of devastation she knew she had to be positive for the sake of her children and her own well-being. Through a process of spiritual practices, self-help books and joining other women in her situation she realized that she was “healing” and what a difficult journey it was. As a result she founded “A New Dawn” for women to talk about their feelings and experiences. Many women find themselves alone, in circumstances beyond their control. Jiosi will expound on her mantra: “Together we will share, together we will heal and together we will love.”

As an added feature, Tyler Cashman will discuss “Points for Pain”, an organization he founded to raise money for children suffering from chronic pain. A young student at the Old Turnpike Middle School, Tyler’s group is part of the US Pain Foundation – Pediatric Pain Warriors Program, allowing children living with pain to attend a 2 week summer camp, the Center for Courageous Kids, in Kentucky.

Guests are welcome to make reservations at 908-509-1855 to attend this compelling meeting. WCTT is open to residents of Tewksbury and the surrounding area. Visit tewksburywomansclub.org for details.

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WCTT Welcomes the Holiday Season with its “Silver Tea”, Dec. 6

WCTT Silver Tea Luncheon

The Woman’s Club of Tewksbury Township begins the holiday season with its annual “Silver Tea” on Tuesday, Dec. 6, at the Oldwick Manor, behind the firehouse beginning at 9 AM.  Following the general meeting the Old Turnpike Middle School Vocal Ensemble, Tewksbury School System, under the direction of Nicole Dickinson, will present a festive holiday concert.  Club participation will be encouraged.  A buffet luncheon prepared by club members will be served.

Guests will be able to purchase copies of the club’s cookbook, “Tewksbury at Table”, for holiday giving.  Visit tewksburywomansclub.org for details.

Reservations are required and may be made by calling  908-509-1855.

The Woman’s Club of Tewksbury Township is open to any woman 18 years of age or older, who resides in Tewksbury Township or the surrounding area.  Meetings are held on the first Tuesday of each month, September thru June, at the Oldwick Manor at 9 AM, unless otherwise noted.

Membership includes participation in a state wide organization – the New Jersey State Federation of Women’s Clubs, a division of the General Federation of Woman’s Clubs, which is “dedicated to community improvement by enhancing the lives of others”.  The NJ Federation ‘s mission is “Volunteers in Action – Making a Difference in the Lives of Others One Project at a Time!”.

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Sales of Tewksbury Women’s Club cookbook to aid charities

Appeared in the Hunterdon Democrat on November 17 and on NJ.com November 15, 2016

“Tewksbury at Table”,  a cookbook published by the Woman’s Club of Tewksbury Township, serves as a keynote fund raiser for WCTT’s charitable budget.  Originally  published in 2006 it consists of recipes donated by club members, community residents and family friends.  Over 300 recipes are included in the book and were selected from hundreds submitted for consideration.  Every recipe was tested for its authenticity, ease of preparation and taste appeal.

As important as the delicious recipes are,  the gorgeous photos of the Tewksbury country side scattered throughout the book are equally impressive.  Taken by club members and community residents, they reflect the bucolic scenery that is taken for granted by those who live here but is memorable for those who visit here.

Aurora Pipeling of Oldwick, Chairwoman of the Cookbook Committee, has confirmed that the cookbook can be purchased at the Califon Bookstore in Califon, at The Bookworm Book Store in Bernardsville. and at Spirit Spa and at the Oldwick General Store both in Oldwick.  An order form can also be downloaded from the website – tewksburywomansclub.org.  Call 908-509-1855 for questions. 

Profits raised from the sale of the book will benefit Prevention Child Abuse-NJ , the Tewksbury Family Assistance Fund, Tewksbury Library, Oldwick Fire Company, Tewksbury Historical Society, Tewksbury Rescue Squad, Tewksbury PBA, Open Cupboard Food Pantry, SAFE in Hunterdon, Tewksbury Schools and Community, Voorhees High School, Scholarships and other programs.

WCTT’s “New Resident Welcome Service” Continues to Receive Support

Article appeared in the Hunterdon Review on November 8

Article appeared in the Hunterdon Democrat on November 10

The Woman’s Club of Tewksbury Township received an extraordinary vote of confidence from the Tewksbury community when it launched its “New Resident Welcome Service” initiative this past spring. Deidre Quinn, Chairwoman of the NRWS Committee, recently announced that seven businesses have approached WCTT to participate in the service upon learning of its launch. The residents receiving the baskets have been thrilled with the opportunity to learn about both the services in the area and the organizations in town. Ms. Quinn said the positive feedback is proof that the service is satisfying a need in the community.

The new businesses are Haytown Nursery School, Logo Pros and Perfectly Posh (Califon); Kope Electrician and MSI Plumbing & Remodeling (Lebanon); Sprit Spa of Oldwick (Oldwick); and Clean Concepts LLC (Whitehouse Station).

Vendors continuing to participate are Bex Eatery & Catering, Califon Bookshop, Flowers by the River and Main Street Frame Shop (Califon); the Fox and Hound Restaurant and Metropolitan Seafood and Gourmet (Lebanon); Tewksbury Fine Wines & Spirits and the Tewksbury Inn (Oldwick); Bishop’s Market, Black River Roasters and Greenway Carwash LLC (Whitehouse Station).

Community Organizations include Raritan Headwaters Association, Tewksbury Equestrian Committee, Tewksbury Historical Society, Tewksbury Land Trust, Tewksbury Administration, Tewksbury Trail Association and WCTT. Each has provided information about their programs, including calendars and membership details, depending on the structure of the Group.

An updated copy of “Our Town Informational Directory – 2016-17”, has been donated and compiled by New Jersey Hills Media Group, publisher of the local newspaper, “Hunterdon Review”. The document contains information about every town within the paper’s coverage area.

In addition to providing township information for the baskets, the Tewksbury Township Administration provides WCTT with the names of the new residents. A “Welcome Basket” is delivered to each family. Assembled by the NRWS Committee, it contains information and gift cards provided to WCTT by the participants.

The Service’s twofold purpose is: first, to help residents locate area businesses to satisfy their needs and to help local business promote themselves in a manner most appropriate to their services; second, to acquaint residents with the Township’s Community Organizations which may appeal to their interests.

As part of the Service, WCTT plans to schedule two “Meet and Greet” social gatherings a year where new residents will meet representatives of the Community Organizations and learn of their programs.

The “New Resident Welcome Service” is an on-going project of WCTT with the intention of allowing businesses and organizations to promote their services in a manner that puts them “first” in the mind of the new resident. Promotion can include gift cards, business cards, lists of services and/or products, promotional items, calendars of activities or anything appropriate for inclusion in the Basket.

Businesses and community organizations not presently participating may call 908-509-1855 for details.

Membership in WCTT is open to any woman 18 years of age or older who resides in Tewksbury or the surrounding areas. For information about the organization visit tewksburywomansclub.org.

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Bloomingdales of Bridgewater Sponsors a Shopping Day and Fashion Show Nov. 10 to Support WCTT

Appeared in the Hunterdon Democrat on October 13, 2016

Bloomingdales of Bridgewater is sponsoring a shopping day and fashion show on Thursday, November 10, in support of the Woman’s Club of Tewksbury Township. 10 % of all tracked sales made the entire day will be donated to the WCTT Charitable Budget. WCTT Members, community supporters and friends may visit the store during regular shopping hours, 10 AM to 9 PM, taking all their receipts to Gift Wrap on Level 2 for validation.

The New View Fashion Showcase will be presented on Level 2 at 6:30 PM following lite bites served at 6 PM and accompanied by DJ beats throughout the evening. The show, hosted by stylist Leslie Patrizio, will feature New View Brands from new collections to classic must haves modeled by WCTT members Judith Panos, Kathy Whitman and others Reservations are required and can be made at RSVPbridgewater@bloomingdales.com. Purchases made that day, including those at the fashion show, will generate the donation only if sales receipts are presented to Gift Wrap Level 2 before close of business on 11/10. Restrictions apply. See store for details. Valid only at the Bridgewater location.

100% of the proceeds will benefit Prevention Child Abuse-NJ , the Tewksbury Family Assistance Fund, Tewksbury Library, Oldwick Fire Company, Tewksbury Historical Society, Tewksbury Rescue Squad, Tewksbury PBA, Open Cupboard Food Pantry, SAFE in Hunterdon, Tewksbury Schools and Community, Voorhees High School, Scholarships and other programs.

Those interested in additional information may contact Bloomingdale’s Bridgewater directly at RSVPbridgewater@bloomingdales.com.

WCTT, open to any woman 18 years of age or older residing in Tewksbury or the surrounding area,
is part of the New Jersey State Federation of Women’s Clubs, a division of the General Federation of Woman’s Clubs. “Dedicated to community improvement by enhancing the lives of others”, the NJ Federation ‘s mission is “Volunteers in Action – Making a Difference in the Lives of Others One Project at a Time!”. Anyone interested in joining the organization may visit tewksburywomansclub.org for details.

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WCTT Hosts Interview with Club Members Heather Greenagel-Ross and Judith Panos, Nov. 1

Appeared in newjerseyhills.com on October 29, 2016

On Tuesday, November 1st, the Woman’s Club of Tewksbury Township will hold its monthly meeting at the Oldwick Manor behind the firehouse. Coffee will be served at 9 AM, followed by the meeting and program.

Audience participation will be a key factor in this special program featuring Lebanon club members Heather Greenagel-Ross conducting an interview with Judith Panos. Questions and answers will be encouraged as they explore “Guidelines for Survival” – or how women rise to the challenges that life presents to them. Like many women, Ms. Panos rose from the ashes of divorce, alcoholism, single parenthood, limited education and her ensuing despair to the triumphs of a college degree, recognition as a financial advisor on Wall Street, establishment of her own business, cancer survival, the mother of three enterprising children, and the rewards that success brings. In June, 2016, she earned the title “Senior Ms. America”, winning first place in both the interview and the evening gown competitions. She is committed to making a difference by inspiring and empowering those whose lives she touches.

Guests are invited to attend this compelling program and can call 908-509-1855 for reservations.

WCTT is open to any woman 18 years of age or older residing in Tewksbury or the surrounding area. Details about the club’s activities and membership requirements can be found at tewksburywomansclub.org.

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Judith Panos accepting Senior Ms. America 2016 award

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THS Donates Afghans and Jewelry to WCTT

This article appeared in the Hunterdon Observer on October 20, 2016

Anne Diamente, President, WCTT

(l. to r.)Jane Fox, WCTT; Heather Ross, WCTT; and Shaun Van Doren, THS(l. to r.)Jane Fox, WCTT; Heather Ross, WCTT; and Shaun Van Doren, THS

On Saturday, October 8, Tewksbury Historical Society President, Shaun Van Doren, presented over a dozen “Tewksbury” afghans to Heather Greenagel-Ross, Chairwoman of Senior Services/Senior Activities of the Woman’s Club of Tewksbury Township and THS member, at the THS’s Carriage House. In a cranberry color and made of a quality cotton, the afghans depict interesting country scenes. Van Dorn requested that they be distributed to senior citizens in need, providing warmth and cheer.

Also, donated was a selection of costume jewelry to be used by the SS/SA committee for the Valentine Gifts presented to guests at the annual Valentine Parties given by the WCTT at area nursing homes.

Present for the donation, in addition to Van Dorn and Greenagel-Ross, were Jane Fox and Joan Umholtz, both members of THS and WCTT. Ms. Greenagel-Ross expressed gratitude to THS and its members for demonstrating a collaborative spirit between two important Tewksbury organizations working for the seniors in the areal.

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WCTT Aids “Days for Girls”

Carol Hontz, Chairman of the International Committee of The Woman’s Club of Tewksbury Township, is spearheading a project in support of “Days for Girls”. The non-profit organization provides reusable feminine kits and basic menstrual and hygiene training for girls in third world countries. Young girls in these countries are unable to attend school and are banished from society once a month.

The committee is assembling the reusable kits by sewing bags and filling them with panties, soaps, washcloths and plastic bags. These kits will be delivered to “Days for Girls” for distribution in impoverished countries. It is believed that by educating the girls and allowing them to remain in school the cycle of poverty can be broken.

WCTT is open to any woman 18 years of age or older residing in Tewksbury or the surrounding area.   It is part of the New Jersey State Federation of Women’s Clubs, a division of the General Federation of Woman’s Clubs, which is “dedicated to community improvement by enhancing the lives of others”. The NJ Federation ‘s mission is “Volunteers in Action – Making a Difference in the Lives of Others One Project at a Time!”. Anyone interested in joining the organization may visit tewksburywomansclub.org or call 908-509-1855 for details.

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WCTT Welcome Back Luncheon Opens 2016-17 Season

This article appeared on NJ.com August 25, 2016

The Woman’s Club of Tewksbury Township’s Welcome Back Luncheon opens its 2016-17 season on Tuesday, September 13, at the Manor behind the firehouse at 9 AM with coffee and camaraderie. Anne Diamente, newly elected Club President, will call the meeting to order at 9:30 AM and outline the year’s agenda.

Following the meeting lunch, prepared by Club Members, will be served. The menu of Zucchini Soup, Shepherds Salad, Herb Marinated Salmon, Anne’s Champagne Chicken and Chocolate Mousse includes some recipes from the WCTT Cookbook, “Tewksbury at Table”, which will be available for purchase.

As a special fund raiser Norma Spatz will display her artworks and has generously offered to donate 25% of the day’s sales to WCTT for its Operating Budget. A self taught pastel artist inspired by the old masters and a love of gardening, Ms. Spatz is the recipient of Awards from the Tewksbury Historical Society, the Hunterdon School of Therapeutic Riding and the Lamington Presbyterian Church. She is represented in the 2007 White House Holiday Ornament Collection with her rendition of “Historical Morristown”. She is a founding member of the Pastel Society of New Jersey.

Reservations at $25 for members and $15 for guests are required and can be made by calling 908-509-1855.

WCTT is open to any woman 18 years of age or older residing in Tewksbury or the surrounding area. Those interested in joining the organization may visit tewksburywomansclub.org for details.

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WCTT Installs Elected Officers for 2016-18

Appeared in Courier News on July 30, 2016

The Woman’s Club of Tewksbury Township installed its newly elected officers for the 2016-18 term at its President’s Luncheon on Tuesday, June 7, at Fiddler’s Elbow Country Club.

Anne Diamente of Oldwick will serve as President. A member of the Club for 34 years, she brings to the position a wealth of experience. Among the positions she has held are 1st Vice-President, Parliamentarian, Education Committee Chair, Program Chair. She has participated in every club committee, including Book Club, Bridge, Charitable Budget, Cookbook, Gourmet, Operational Budget and all fund raisers held since joining the club.

Carol S. Laughland and Aurora Pipeling will co-serve as 1st Vice Presidents, Chairmen of Membership. Ms. Laughland of Lebanon is a 22 year member and Past 1st Vice President. She is a Past Hospitality Chair and member of many committees including Children’s Activities, Senior Activities and many fund raisers, including “A Taste of Tewksbury” (sm) and “Taste of Glamour”. Ms. Pipeling of Oldwick is a 5 year member who worked on “A Taste of Tewksbury” and “Taste of Glamour” fund raisers.

Denise Layton and Deidre Quinn will co-serve as 2nd Vice Presidents, Chairmen of the Ways and Means Committee. Ms. Layton of Flemington is a 29 year member and Past 2nd Vice President. She has served on many committees and fund raisers including most recently Co-Chair of”Taste of Glamour”. Ms. Quinn of Califon is a 5 year member and Past 1st Vice President and Past 2nd Vice President. She has served as Newsletter Chair, Website Chair, New Resident Welcome Service Chair and Co-Chair of “A Taste of Tewksbury” and on several committees including the Charitable Budget, the Operational Budget, Senior Activities and “Taste of Glamour”.

Elsie B. Ehmann and Dawn Jiosi will co-serve as Corresponding Secretaries. Ms. Ehmann of Pottersville is a 36 year member. She is a Past President, Past 1st Vice President and Past Treasurer. She has served on numerous committees and fund raisers , most recently the Charitable Budget, the Operational Budget, Bridge, “A Taste of Tewksbury” and “Taste of Glamour”. Ms. Jiosi of Lebanon is a 7 year member and has served on several fund raiser committees, including “Taste of Glamour”.

Bridgette Oppedisano and Judy Ross will co-serve as Recording Secretaries. Ms. Oppedisano of Califon is 2 year member. She is a Past Hospitality Chairman and served on “A Taste of Tewksbury” and “Taste of Glamour” committees. Ms. Ross of Califon a 2 year member who was a Co-Chair of “Taste of Glamour” and is a member of the “New Resident Welcome Service” Committee.

Dana Sargenti will serve as Treasurer. Ms. Sargenti of Lebanon is a 2 year member. She was Decoration Chair of the “Taste of Glamour”.

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WCTT Presents Scholarship Awards

This article appeared on NJ.com June 13, 2016

Scholarship Awards were presented to the winning applicants at the WCTT President’s Luncheon held at Fiddler’s Elbow Country Club on Tuesday, June 7.

WCTT Education Committee Member Margret Griggs, WCTT Scholarshsip Winners Tara Morash and Jazmin Palmer, Education Committee Co-Chairs Jean Frankel, Isabel Weinreich
WCTT Education Committee Member Margret Griggs, WCTT Scholarshsip Winners Tara Morash and Jazmin Palmer, Education Committee Co-Chairs Jean Frankel, Isabel Weinreich

The “Woman’s Club of Tewksbury Township Scholarship” awards were presented to Tara Marsh of Califon , a student at Voorhhes High School, and Jazmin Palmer of Lebanon, a student at The Pingry School.

Tara, daughter of Tim and Maria Marsh, will attend Fairleigh Dickenson University in Florham Park, NJ, to pursue a double major in communications and sports administration. She has been a member of the National Honor Society, the Key Club, FCCLA (Family, Career, Community Leaders of America), a Captain of SHIP (Student High School Integration Program), the Spanish Club and World Language Honor Society. Her belief that “Service is the chance to help others achieve things they didn’t think they could” is exemplified by her voluntary pursuits as a Peer Mentor for Voorhees Freshmen, at Mane Stream, at Common Sense For Animals Shelter and for the Make A Wish Foundation. She was a member of the Voorhees High School Varsity, the Lehigh Valley Legends 10th Showcase, and Freshmen and Intramural Hockey.

Jazmin, daughter of Ashleigh and Julie Palmer, will enter the Tisch School at New York University, New York City, to earn a Drama degree specializing in Musical Theater. She has volunteered for America’s Grow a Row since sixth grade, teaching less fortunate children the wonders of growing and eating fresh produce. She enlarged on that experience by participating in Pennies4Produce, Farm to Fork and Inner City Youth Days. At Pingry, she was elected a Peer Leader, mentoring freshmen. Her theatrical talents have been showcased with the Pingry Glee Club, the Balladeers, the Improv Club and the Tempo Tantrums.

Dotty Gaal Memorial Foundation Scholarship Chair Marcy Metzler, DGMFS Winner Daniel Shea, Patricia Patterson
Dotty Gaal Memorial Foundation Scholarship Chair Marcy Metzler, DGMFS Winner Daniel Shea, Patricia Patterson

 

The “Dottie Gaal Memorial Foundation Scholarship” given in honor of the late Dottie Gaal, a long-time and highly esteemed member of the Woman’s Club of Tewksbury Township, was awarded to Daniel Shea, son of Joseph Shea and Patricia Patterson. He is a resident of Tewksbury Township and a student at Voorhees High School. He will enroll at Colgate University, pursuing a psychology major in neuroscience. He has been a member of the Boys Varsity Swim Team, the Tennis Team, the Model U.N. Club and the French Club. He is a National Honor Society Member, a World Language Honor Society Member and President of the French Language Honor Society. He has volunteered with the Appalachian Service Project repairing homes in Tennessee and at the North County branch of the Hunterdon County Library.

The Woman’s Club of Tewksbury Township congratulates all three winners and wishes them success in their chosen fields.

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WCTT Launches “New Resident Welcome Service

This article appeared on www.newjerseyhills.com on May 25, 2016

The Woman’s Club of Tewksbury Township has launched a new community initiative entitled the “New Resident Welcome Service”.  Deidre Quinn, Chairwoman of the NRWS Committee, says that WCTT recognized a need in the community to help new residents find local resources to make the move to the Township a smooth transition.  Many people come to this rural area from communities where all their services were in one central location.

The Service has a twofold purpose:  first, to help residents locate area businesses to satisfy their needs and to help local business promote themselves in a manner most appropriate to their services;  second, to acquaint residents with the Township’s Community Organizations which are the fabric of the town’s social structure.

Working in conjunction with the Township Administration, WCTT is delivering a “Welcome Basket” to each family newly arrived in town.  The basket, assembled by the NRWS Committee,  contains information and gift cards provided to WCTT by the participants.

Participating vendors from Oldwick include Tewksbury Fine Wines & Spirits and the Tewksbury Inn.  Califon is represented by Bex Eatery & Catering, Califon Bookshop, Flowers by the River and Main Street Frame Shop.  Those from Lebanon include the Fox and Hound Restaurant, Metropolitan Seafood and Gourmet. Bishop’s Market, Black River Roasters and Greenway Carwash LLC from Whitehouse Station have also contributed to the Basket.

Area Community Organizations are represented by Raritan Headwaters Association, Tewksbury Equestrian Committee, Tewksbury Historical Society, Tewksbury Land Trust, Tewksbury Administration, Tewksbury Trail Association and WCTT.  Each has provided information about their programs, including calendars and membership details, depending on the structure of the Group.

In addition, a copy of the “Our Town Informational Directory – 2015-16”, donated and compiled by New Jersey Hills Media Group, publisher of the local newspaper, the “Hunterdon Review” is included.  This document is a wealth of information relevant to all the towns in Hunterdon County.

Each year, as part of the Service, WCTT will schedule two “Meet and Greet” social gatherings to which new residents will be invited.  Presentations will be made by each Community Organization.  Residents can meet their members and discuss their programs.

The “New Resident Welcome Service” is an  on-going project of WCTT with the intention of allowing businesses to promote their services in a manner that puts them “first” in the mind of the new resident.  Promotion can include gift cards, business cards,  lists of services and/or products, promotional items or anything appropriate for inclusion in the Basket.

Businesses and community organizations not presently participating may call 908-509-1855 for details.

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Katie Batallha to Speak at WCTT May 10 Meeting

Katie Batallha of Young Living Essential Oils  will be the guest speaker at the general meeting  of the Woman’s Club of Tewksbury Township on Tuesday, May 10,  held at the Oldwick Manor, behind the firehouse.  Refreshments will be served at 9 AM, followed by the meeting and a short program.

Club President, Trish Mahoney, will report on the Annual Convention of the New Jersey State Federation of Woman’s Club, held in Atlantic City earlier in the month.  She and fellow Club attendees will provide an update on NJSFWC’s programs for the coming year, the charity which will be the focus of all Clubs’ support for 2016-17 and any relevant news.  Also, WCTT Board Members will deliver their Annual Reports to the Membership.

A resident of Branchburg, Katie Batallha’s program will be about Aromatherapy, which has been around for centuries.  Only recently has science been able to tap into the understanding of essential oils and their positive effect on the body.  Katie will show  how  essential oils reduce stress, promote restful sleep, increase vitality, and support a healthy body!  She will explain what essential oils are, what they can do, how they  work, how to use them safely and effectively, and how to identify an oil as genuine or synthetic.

Guests are welcome and can call 908-509-1855 for reservations or visit tewksburywomansclub.com for information.

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Tewksbury Woman’s Club hosts Valentine parties at Hunterdon Hills and Little Brook Nursing Home

This article appeared on NJ.com February 19, 2016

Again this year the talented Turners of Flemington – mom Sandy, son Seth (16), daughter Sallie (15), and friend Grace – entertained at the Tewksbury Woman’s Club-sponsored Valentine Party at Hunterdon Hills Assisted Living in Lebanon Township. They sang a variety of songs for Valentine’s Day with keyboard, guitar, and rhythm instruments.

HD0225HuntHillsValentineGroup.jpgTewksbury Woman’s Club sponsored a Valentine Party at Hunterdon Hills Assisted Living in Lebanon Township. Pictured are Tewksbury Woman’s Club volunteers (front) Heather Ross; (row two, from left) Bridgette Oppedisano and Amy Levin (row three from left) Deidre Quinn and Judy Ross. (courtesy photo)

As Sandy played one number on the guitar, Seth and Sallie signed “I love you” to the residents, staff, and Tewksbury Woman’s Club volunteers. Another of the many numbers had residents and volunteers playing small rhythm instruments to accompany the Turners, with Sallie passing out the instruments to all.

Then guests, musicians, Tewksbury Woman’s Club volunteers, and Hunterdon Hills staff enjoyed slices of a Valentine cake, each with its own heart. As residents ate, Tewksbury Woman’s Club volunteers passed out gift bags to all residents and even delivered gift bags to residents unable to attend the party. Kathy loved the purse in her gift bag, and Doris loved her new necklace. Tewksbury Woman’s Club volunteer Judy Ross cut cake for all, as Tewksbury Woman’s Club volunteer Deidre Quinn passed out gifts to residents in their rooms and in the hallway.

There was a second show, Tewksbury Woman’s Club volunteer Amy Levin, moved among the residents, sang many old time songs she used to sing with her grandmother. Residents joined.

The day was a joyful success thanks to the many varied gifts of purses, scarves, jewelry, dresser items, baseball hats, and amenities donated from Tewksbury Woman’s Club members and friends during the year.

Two days later, Tewksbury Woman’s Club volunteers and the terrific Turners visited Little Brook Nursing Home in Califon. This time entertainers were mom Sandy Turner of Flemington on guitar, son Seth (16, singing), daughter Sallie (15, singing), friend Jillian Koch (singing), and friend Kristen DeWees (piano).

The Turners again passed out rhythm instruments to accompany their singing, which residents, staff, and TWC volunteers played enthusiastically. Following the program, volunteers, including prospective member Kelly Gordon with daughters Maya (9) and Lola (7) passed out gift bags to all — and to those in their rooms unable to attend the concert. Gifts were a hit, with small jewelry box, gorgeous paisley shawl that matched the recipient’s red hair, necklaces, bracelets, and baseball caps — along with many interesting amenities.

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WCTT Announces Project Enterprise Subject of WCTT Program March 1st and Scholarship Applications Availability

This article appeared in the March 3, 2016 “Hunterdon Democrat”

Debra Franklin-Schatzki of Project Enterprise will be the guest speaker at the meeting of the Woman’s Club of Tewksbury Township on Tuesday, March 1st, to be held at the Oldwick Manor, behind the firehouse.  Coffee will be served at 9 AM followed by the meeting and the program.

Founded by Debra and her husband, Nicholas Schatzki, in 1996, Project Enterprise is a micro-lending organization which supports and develops entrepreneurs, including women,  in poor areas across NYC .  It provides loans, training and access to business networks.

PE is modeled on the Grameen Foundation, founded by Muhammed Yunus of Bangladeshi.  The Schatzkis visited the country where they saw how the Foundation benefited women living in abject poverty and enduring in-human treatment.  By providing them with the resources to improve their self worth they improved themselves and the lives of their families.

Debra, President/CEO of BPP Wealth, has over 25 years of financial experience.  She will speak to the premise that with education  and training women across the world can increase self-recognition thereby helping themselves, their families and their communities.  Women who work together can achieve success and can provide protection for one-another where necessary.

WCTT also announces that applications are being accepted for its  Scholarship Awards, which can be found on its website:  http://tewksburywomansclub.org/ .

The Education Scholarship Application Form, emphasizing a student’s exemplary community service, is open to any student whose primary residence is in Tewksbury, attending a public or private school.  It is specified for matriculation expenses at an accredited 4-year college or university for the purpose of attaining an Associates or Bachelors Degree.

The Dotty Gaal Memorial Foundation Scholarship is open to any student who resides in a sending district to the Voorhees High School in Glen Gardner, NJ.  and will be awarded based on a student’s excellence in science.  It is specified for matriculation expenses at an accredited 4-year college or university for the purpose of attaining an Associates or Bachelors Degree in pursuit of a career in the field of science.

Anyone interested in attending the meeting can call 908-509-1855 for details.  Please visit tewksburywomansclub.org to learn about WCTT.

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Jacqueline O’Doherty to Speak at WCTT’s General Meeting on Tuesday,  Jan. 5

This article appeared in the December 20, 2015 “Sunday Democrat”

Jacqueline O’Doherty, founder of Health Care Connect, LLC, will open the 2016 year for the Woman’s Club of Tewksbury Township on Tuesday, January 5th. The meeting will take place at the Oldwick Manor, behind the firehouse.  Refreshments will be served at 9 AM followed by the meeting and guest speaker.

Ms. O’Doherty is a Certified Patient Advocate and Geriatric Care Manager.  In her practice she provides guidance to patients and their families in the complex, confusing and changing healthcare system.  She assists in obtaining physicians and home care for the aging population.  She ensures that care is “patient centered” and that the healthcare rights of the patient are protected.

Anyone who is a caregiver of an elderly parent, relative or friend will learn how to navigate the intricacies of the healthcare system.  Guests are encouraged to attend this special meeting and can call 908-509-1855 for additional details.  Those interested in learning more about the WCTT may visit the club website at www.tewksburywomansclub.org.

A Taste of Glamour” to include Bloomingdales of Bridgewater, Sherman & Sons Jewelers and Markirk Salon

This article appeared on 11/11/2015 NJ.com

Plans for the “A Taste of Glamour” are well underway.  The fashion show is being held by the Woman’s Club of Tewksbury Township on Tuesday, December 8, at the Ryland Inn in Whitehouse Station starting at 5:30 PM.   Men and women are invited to attend.

The evening includes a champagne cocktail hour, a full-course dinner with wine, the fashion show, a Silent Auction, a Luxury Basket Raffle , a 50/50 Raffle, area vendors selling beautiful items and music provided by Joe Kahwaty of Kahwaty Joe DJ Entertainers.  Valet Parking and a cash bar will be available.

Fashion Show producer Leslie Patrizio of “Style Matters” in Warren is coordinating the show with Bloomingdales of Bridgewater, Sherman & Sons Jewelers of Bridgewater and Markirk  Salon of Whitehouse Station.

Bloomingdales will provide an array of clothing styles from day to evening wear in looks that are appropriate for all age groups.   They will include casual attire, career clothing, cocktail dresses and evening gowns.  All the clothes will be available for purchase at the Bridgewater store.  As an extension of the evening for members of WCTT and their friends, whether attending the Show or not,  Bloomingdales will be hosting a “WCTT Shopping Day” on Friday, Dec. 11, at the Bridgewater store where 10% of all purchases made that day will be donated to the club’s Charitable Budget.  The day will begin at 10 AM with refreshments.

Sherman & Sons Jewelers, located at the Somerset Shopping Plaza in Bridgewater and at the Flemington Marketplace in Flemington, will provide three distinct lines of fashion jewelry.  TiSento is a trendy and traditional line of rhodium plated sterling silver jewelry pieces of superior quality whose main distinction is its hand set stones.  TiSento pieces are imported from Amsterdam.  Freida-Rothman, a sophisticated line of jewelry with a modern metro “attitude”, is made of sterling silver with a gold vermeil overlay  and set with CZs. The pieces are made in the USA.  Les Interchangeables is the latest Paris sensation –  lovely affordable pieces of stretch fabric, set with Swarovski crystal.  They are great gifts for all ages.  Sherman & Sons Jewelers has been serving its customers since 1968, providing a full line of jewelry service, repairs and custom work.

Marilena Smith of Markirk Salon of Whitehouse Station will provide glamorous hair styles to compliment the clothing and jewelry modeled by club members and guests.  Updos, blow-cuts, and finished looks and textures fitted to each one’s image and shape will create a unique style for each model.

Among the women who will serve as show models will be Katharine Batalha of Branchburg, Jenn Lee of Clinton, Lisa Fielding of Glen Gardner who is President of the Woman’s Club of Glen Gardner, Stephanie Mancilla of Hacketstown, Debbie Frisch of Randolph,  Marci Metzler of Lebanon Township, Jean Frankel, Margaret Griggs, Carol Laughland, Trish Mahoney – President of the Woman’s Club of Tewksbury,  Heidi Nau, Aurora Pipeling, Andrea Stein and Anita Zarate all of Tewksbury.

Tickets, priced at $125 each, are limited and can be purchased by cash or check at Peapack Gladstone Bank, PNC Bank  or Tewksbury Fine Wines, all in Oldwick, or via credit card by contacting the Tewksbury Woman’s Club directly at 908-509-1855.

Tax deductible donations to the Woman’s Club of Tewksbury Township can also be made at the WCTT website, www.tewkswomansclub.org .  Monies raised from this event will be used by the Charitable Budget Committee for distribution to local organizations serving the disadvantaged in Hunterdon County, including NAMI (National Alliance of Mental Illness) of Hunterdon, Inc.  For additional information about this event or about the Woman’s Club of Tewksbury Township please call 908-509-1855.

The Woman’s Club of Tewksbury Township celebrated its 40th Anniversary on Tuesday, Nov. 3rd, at its general meeting.

This article appeared in the 11/7/2015 Hunterdon Review

Trish Mahoney, President of the Club, presided over the “Birthday Celebration” where a specially decorated  cake took “place of honor” and was shared by members and guests .  Holding its first meeting in November, 1975, the club consisted of twenty-three members under the leadership of Carol Pegoraro, its first President.  Betsy Baird, Lori Luciano, Elaine Patrick and Patricia Botwinich are current members who belonged to that charter group of ladies.  Today the club numbers over sixty members from Tewksbury and the surrounding areas and is open to any woman 18 years of age or older.  Meetings are held on the first Tuesday of each month, September thru June, at the Oldwick Manor at 9 AM, unless otherwise noted.

WCTT is part of the New Jersey State Federation of Women’s Clubs, a division of the General Federation of Woman’s Clubs, which is “dedicated to community improvement by enhancing the lives of others”.  The NJ Federation ‘s mission is “Volunteers in Action – Making a Difference in the Lives of Others One Project at a Time!”.

WCTT President, Trish Mahoney
WCTT President, Trish Mahoney