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Member Testimony:

Nurturing friendships while serving others; enjoying art, music, flowers, history and advocating for what's important. The more you do, the more meaning it may take on for you. This is what the Franklin Woman's Club means to me.

PB - Member since 2015

New Board Members for 2018/2019 Club Year:

(Left to Right): Eugenia Karanikas, Nancy Hargett, Phyllis Beals, Diane Milgram, Nancy Gale,  Carolyn Lance &           Kecia Baptist 


2018-2019 Executive Board


Co-Presidents: 

Nancy Hargett & Diane Milgram 

First Vice President: Nancy Gale

Second Vice President: Kecia Baptist
Recording Secretary: Phyllis Beals

Corresponding Secretary: Eugenia Karanikas

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

Advisors:  Carolyn Solimine (2021), Mary Lou Bak (2019), Kathy Deily (2020)

Membership Chair, Kecia Baptist (right), congratulates Delores Still on her 40th Anniversary as a Franklin Woman's Club Member!

Club Member,
Angela Dubivsky, Wins 
2018
Member of the Year Award 

Club Members Attend the 2018 NJ Flower & Garden Show in Edison

Franklin Woman's Club Members Greet the Community at the Annual Franklin Day Celebration

Woman's Club Members Create Artistic Items and Enter them in Competitions
(Necklace Beads  - above - made from Wallpaper by Kathy Deilly, FWC Member; Below: Blanket made by Pat Kaufhold and Tea Cup made by
Phyllis Beals)

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


Click HERE to view a slide show of "Service Night" held in November 2018.

Members worked on a variety of committees creating items to be donated that meet various community needs. 


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


  • Girls Career Institute Participation and College Scholarships (Visit the Scholarship Page)
  • Shot @ Life Campaign
  • Free the Girls Project/Human Trafficking Awareness
  • CASA - Court Appointed Special Advocates to help neglected and abused children
  • 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.


Social Events


Frequently through the year, events are planned around member interests such as: trips to flower shows and gardens, book clubs, art & craft classes, nature walks and more. This provides a great opportunity for learning and  to develop friendships and new interests. Visit the Arts Creative and Conservation/Garden Pages for details.  New this year - Cooking Classes, in which members will offer hands - on classes to teach fellow members how to make their favorite, family or ethnic recipes.  


Advocacy


Members keep each other informed of local, national and international issues and causes in areas such as human rights, environmental preservation and conservation, along with effective ways to have our voices heard by decision makers. Visit the Advocacy Page for more information.


Meetings


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.  Visit the Meeting Info Page for details and photos from this year's meetings.


Invitation to Join the Franklin Woman's Club


We're hoping you'll agree that the Franklin Woman's Club has something for everyone! If you would like to attend a meeting for a sample club experience, please send a request using the message box at the top left side of this page.  If you would like to join, please complete the Membership Application below.  We look forward to meeting you!

MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION 

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

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