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)
FWC President Carolyn Solimine with FWC Conservation & Garden Chairman, Nancy Gale, at the Meet & Greet Afternoon Tea - September 10, 2017
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.
Organizations and causes the FWC supports include and are not limited to:
One of our primary aims is to promote education. We are proud to have awarded $50,000+ in scholarship money over the years. For more information about our scholarship award, visit our Scholarship Page.
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.
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 Details 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.