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Member Testimony:

We serve and meet the needs of our community and others through the hands and hearts of our members.

IS - Member since 2011

Photos of Recent Club Events

FWC President Carolyn Solimine with FWC Conservation & Garden Chairman, Nancy Gale, at the Meet & Greet Afternoon Tea  

September 10, 2017

2017  Meet & Greet Afternoon Tea Attendees Enjoy Presentation by  Maribeth Hugelmeyer, NJSFWC District Vice President

Club Member, Geri Krassowski, accepts 2017 Member of the Year Award

Franklin Day 2017 - (Left to Right): Joy & Kecia Baptist with Nancy Gale Promote the Franklin Woman's Club

Katie Nordhaus (left), Franklin Township Animal Control Officer, accepts donation from Franklin Woman's Club; club member, Irene Calafiore, delivers the pet food 

2017-2018 Executive Board


Carolyn Solimine & Kim Thorne 

First Vice President: Nancy Hargett
Second Vice President: Kecia Baptist
Recording Secretary: Diane Milgram

Corresponding Secretary: Maria Hudak

Treasurer: Carolyn Lance
Assistant Treasurer: (non-elected position) Pat Kaufhold

Advisors:  Valerie Buckner (2018),       Mary Lou Bak (2019), Kathy Deily (2020)

Our Club

The Franklin Woman's Club (FWC) was established in 1922. In 1928, the club became part of the General Federation of Women's Clubs (GFWC). The GFWC, established in 1890, is an international organization with over 10 million members in 30 countries, a testament to their motto, "Unity in Diversity." GFWC members are the largest organization of volunteer women in the world!  

The GFWC, which is made up of 50 State Federations, (such as the New Jersey State Federation of Women's Clubs), is the umbrella organization to which local clubs belong.  As such, the Franklin Woman's Club is a proud member of the New Jersey State Federation of Women’s Clubs (NJSFWC - College District), the largest volunteer organization in New Jersey. The FWC became incorporated in 1977.  

Click HERE to view a video on the history, mission and impact of

 women's clubs.

Community Service

Organizations and causes the FWC supports include and are not limited to:

  • Shot @ Life Campaign
  • Free the Girls Project/Sex Trafficking Awareness
  • Click for Babies Campaign 
  • Christmas Stockings for the Military (Boatsies Boxes)
  • Ronald McDonald House
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Holiday Gift Baskets for Families in Need

Check out our Giving Back Page to learn more.


One of our primary aims is to promote education.  We are proud to have awarded $55,000+ in scholarship money over the years.  

We also sponsor high school junior girls to attend Girls’ Career Institute (GCI), a program offered by the New Jersey State Federation of Women’s Clubs in which delegates learn about potential careers while getting a taste of college life at Rutgers/Douglass.

For more information about our Scholarship Award and Girls Career Institute, visit our Scholarship Page.


Our meetings feature various programs including engaging speakers, musical performances, fun game nights, our Annual International Dinner and much more!  There's something for everyone!  Visit our Meeting Info Page for information and schedule.


We are a dynamic group of women from all walks of life. Come to a meeting or event and see what we're all about.  If you would like to join, please complete the Membership Application below.


For Online application, complete form below or print downloadable application HERE.

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