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
2020-2021 Executive Board
President: Phyllis Beals
First Vice President (Programs): Ellen Junas
Second Vice President (Membership): Stephanie Carr
Treasurer: Carolyn Lance
Co-Recording Secretary(s): Lisa Andreini & Kecia Baptist
Corresponding Secretary: Geri Krassowski
Assistant Treasurer: (non-elected position) Pat Kaufhold
Advisors: Carolyn Solimine (2021), Mary Lou Bak (2019), Kathy Deily (2020)
Board Members for 2019/2020 Club Year Displaying the "Recipe for Success:"
(Left to Right): Nancy Hargett, Mary Lou Bak (standing in for co - president Diane Milgram), Nancy Gale, Eugenia Karanikas, Carolyn Lance, Phyllis Beals & Kecia Baptist
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.
Organizations and causes the FWC supports include and are not limited to:
Check out our Giving Back Page to learn more.
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.
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.
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 click HERE for the Membership Application. We look forward to meeting you!