The Franklin Woman's Club is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, non-partisan and non-sectarian volunteer service organization that strives to have a positive impact on the community while providing a social outlet for its members.

For more information and to learn how to join, 



The club meets on the second Tuesday of each month from September through May.

Contact Us: 

Franklin Woman's Club

P O Box 5793

Somerset, NJ 08875



(732) 844-9002

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Photos/Videos taken at Franklin Woman's Club meetings and events are used to publicize the work of the club and promote interest for potential
new members.

Past Co-Presidents Nancy Hargett & Diane Milgram enjoy a members' social

Below is a quick summary of the types of activities and opportunities you'll  have as a member of the 
Franklin Woman's Club!

Members Plan Fundraisers such as the Paint & Sip Night (above) and the Annual Tricky Tray (below)

Annually, FWC Members Donate and Fill Food Baskets for Needy Families

Club Members Enjoy Social Outings  such as a trip to Grounds for Sculpture  (below).

....and much, more more!


April is Child Abuse Prevention 

Click the link below for Child Abuse Hotline phone numbers.

On a recent Saturday, FWC members planted pinwheels for Child Abuse Prevention awareness at the Franklin Township Gazebo. Pictured from left to right: Sharon Seiwert, Lynne Cassidy, Stephanie Carr, Mayor Phil Kramer, Phyllis Beals, Ellen Junas

FWC Members Visit Photography Exhibit

Recently FWC members enjoyed a nature photography exhibit in Somerville. Jackie Dickert shared her story about trip to Namibia Pictured L-R: Nancy Gale, Alice Beals, Phyllis Beals, and professional photographer Jackie Dickert. 

Fall Trip to Palisades Interstate Park

Club members recently visited the Women's Federation Monument in Palisades Interstate Park.  The "castle" was built in 1929 to honor the role that the NJ State Federation of Women's Clubs took in preserving the beautiful Palisades.  See the Environment section for additional photos of our visit.

Franklin Day 2022

FWC Members at the 2022 Franklin Day
left to right: Geri Krassowski, Phyllis Beals,
Delores Still, MaryLou Bak, Nancy Hargett

Events & Initiatives

2022-2023 Service Project:
Emmanuel Cancer Foundation

The Emmanuel Cancer Foundation provides New Jersey families facing the crisis of pediatric cancer a place to turn for comfort and support through professional in-home counseling and a uniquely tailored package of assistance – all free-of-charge. To learn more about this organization visit:

Past Events

2021 Online Auction

Our Online Auction is now over.
 Congratulations, winners! 
Thank you to everyone who placed bids, and to the businesses and individuals who provided donations!

Franklin  Woman's Club Funded Art/Music Programs Held at the Quail Brook Senior Center


Read Across America Book Drive- over 2000 books donated! 

FWC’s book drive and donations was a HUGE success this year! The Education and Library committee thanks those who supported and donated books that went to four Franklin Township Elementary Schools for the Read Across America project. Over 2000 books were donated by club members & residents! 
Pictured from left to right: Denise Solovay, local language arts teacher; Cheray Wright, chair of the FWC Education Committee; and Phyllis Beals, FWC club member.

The FWC Tricky Tray was held on
Friday March 17th

Franklin Woman’s Club Tricky Tray was a huge success! The funds raised will support our initiatives and projects, including our scholarship program

Thank you to everyone who joined us and made this event a success!

Recent Service Night

The Club's annual Service Night meeting was held in November,  Members put together 3 food baskets for distribution to local families, and created greeting cards for use by service personnel, among other projects.

Top photo:  L-R:  Karen Bauer, Alice Beals, Phyllis Beals, Susan Carroll

Bottom photo:  L-R: Carolyn Lance, Stephanie Carr, Maria Hudak

Franklin Township Honors FWC with a Citation Recognizing it's 100th Anniversary

At the Township Council Nov. 22nd meeting, a citation was read to all in attendance describing the many aspects of the FWC's community service and friendship, and honoring its founding 100 years ago. In attendance were FWC Members from left to right are Phyllis Beals, Nancy Hargett, Nancy Gale, Mary Lou Bak. Council-at-Large Kimberly Francois is reading the Citation.

Congratulations to the 2022 FWC Scholarship Recipients!

FWC awards four $1000 scholarships to Franklin Twp area seniors.
Pictured from left to right: Cheray Wright (Education Chair), Taviyani Johnson, Lilyana Hopkins, Dhruvu Mehta. Not pictured: Jeevika Sivasubramon

2022-2023 FWC Club Officers Installed!

Franklin Woman’s Club officers were installed at an annual dinner on May 10,2022
Left to Right
Nancy Gale (Conducted Installation)
Mary Lou Bak Co-President
Geri Krassowski Co-President
Sarah Melvin 1st VP for Membership
Carolyn Lance Treasurer
Phyllis Beals Club Advisor 2022-2025
Absent but previously installed
Amy Manifase 2nd VP for Programs
Lisa Andreini Recording Secretary
Carolyn Solimine Corresponding Secretary

Book Donations to Local Schools

Education Chair Cheray Wright, and FWC member Joanne Murset are holding a thank you note from MacAfee School students for book donations. 1300+ books were donated by community residents & club members in readiness for "Read Across America day” 

FWC Welcomes New Members!

Vice President - Membership, Stephanie Carr inducts four new members Lisa Buess, Ellen Callahan, Massa Davis, Alice Beals

Recent Service Project

FWC Member, Pat Calvo, knits and crochets caps and shawls for chemo patients.

Rain Barrel Installation

Club members installed a rain barrel donated by the FWC at the township community gazebo garden.  L-R: Nancy Gale, Geri Krassowski, Phyllis Beals, Pat Kaufhold and Susan Carroll

Thanksgiving Baskets

Lisa Andreini and Nancy Gale prepared Thanksgiving baskets for local families. See Our Service for an additional photo an an article about this project.

Operation Smile Project

Valerie Buckner and Bonnie Martin, left to right, display Smile Bags recently made by the Health and Wellness Community Service Program for Operation Smile.  See Our Service for an additional photo and an article about this project.

Honoring Marilyn Kuna
FWC Club Member for 50 years!

Franklin Woman's Club, NJ Sate Federation of Women's Clubs, and the General Federation of Women's Clubs, recently honored 50 year club member, Marilyn Kuna. In her years with Franklin Woman's Club she has held many positions, and exemplifies the qualities of the club motto of Friendship and Community Service. She is pictured holding one of her 50 yr commendations, and wearing the Federation 50 year pin.
Congratulations Marilyn!!

Autumn Walk at
NJ Audubon's Plainsboro Preserve

FWC members Nancy Gale, Lisa Andreini, Stephanie Carr and Phyllis Beals

National Women's History Award

A library display created by Franklin Woman's Club Historical Committee honoring Women of Distinction in the Arts wins the National Women's History Award from the General Federation of of Women's Clubs!

Franklin Township Council Honor

Franklin Township Council Honors Franklin Woman's Club for their Work in Providing College Scholarships 


Franklin Township's Annual John Clyde Stream Clean-up of Seeley's Brook

FWC President Phyllis Beals

 FWC Environment committee Co-chair Nancy Gale