Urgent- Timely Notice -Funds for Grover Cleveland Visitors Center (Please read)

The NJ Assembly and Senate have passed the bills authorizing release of funding for the Grover Cleveland Visitors Center but Governor Murphy has not signed them as of today.  He has until Tuesday morning to sign them or in effect they are pocket vetoed and the process must begin all over again.
 
Could you please get word out to the membership and friends asking them to call Governor Murphy’s office at 609-292-6000 tomorrow and Monday and Tuesday before 4 pm and tell the staffer answering the phone that you are asking the governor to sign Assembly bill 6111 /Senate bill S 4312 releasing the funds to make construction of the Grover Cleveland Visitors Center possible? It would be helpful to add a reason (like such a valuable NJ treasure with no public bathrooms or place to gather out of the weather, , how the site is supported by many local volunteers who put on public events, potentially of economic benefit to Caldwell , etc.)
 
We are so close!  Every phone call is important because it means that the public supports these bills and believes them to be important to the state.  They didn’t even ask my name.
 
Alternatively,  a message can be sent to Governor Murphy by googling   NJ Governor or Governor’s Office, choosing select and the form which allows an individual or group to leave a message.  
 
I would also ask that the Women’s Club of Caldwell leave a message supporting these bills. 
 
Thanks for your help!

Please get word out to the community asking them to call Governor Murphy’s office at 609-292-6000 today and Monday or Tuesday early and tell the staffer answering the phone that you are asking the governor to sign Assembly bill 61111 /Senate bill S 4312 releasing the funds to make construction of the Grover Cleveland Visitors Center possible    

For those who cannot call, contact the governors office via email, which is also an effective way to let him know about a topic of interest. Just google governor of NJ and click on contact us. You can fill out the form and enclose this message.   

Please sign the Assembly bill 61111 /Senate bill S 4312 releasing the funds to make construction of the Grover Cleveland Visitor Center possible. The site of Grover Clevelands’ birth house, a historic landmark, is supported by many local volunteer organizations. It is visited by groups and individuals, is a common place for public events, and a source of pride for the community,. As it stands now, it lacks public bathroom facilities, a place for groups to gather, or a space to display exhibits or information. It’s my feeling, that this valuable NJ treasure, as well as the surrounding communities, would decidedly benefit from such an addition.

I hope to receive a positive response to this request.  Thank you – 

Read for the Record

On December 4th, the Women’s Club of Caldwell held a “read for the record” event in cooperation with the West Caldwell Library. Michelle, who runs the story hour at the library, settled the children with a song then Fran from WCC, read the book, Thank You, Omu!, to them. Afterwards, they did a craft put together by Fran and received a certificate from the Women’s Club of Caldwell, naming them as participants in the Read for the Record event. It was a fun hour.

Day of Service – Embrella

Women’s Club of Caldwell members traveled to the Upper Montclair Women’s Club on Saturday, November 16, to help sort items for Embrella, the New Jersey State Federation of Women’s Club’s Day of Service project. Embrella, formerly Foster and Adoptive Family Services, is the leading statewide advocacy agency for foster, adoptive, and kinship parents in NJ.  Women’s Clubs throughout New Jersey held local collections of personal care items, sheets, towels, and school supplies, which will be distributed by Embrella to college students who have aged out of the foster care system. The Upper Montclair Women Club hosted the collection site for clubs in the Liberty District, where club members sorted and boxed items for delivery to Embrella. 

Volunteering

A group of six women from WCC volunteered at Oasis, on October 28th. The club sponsored the lunch and the women served it.
Oasis is an organization whose mission is to change the lives of women and children by breaking the cycle of poverty through compassionate programs designed to feed, clothe, educate, and empower women and children in need. Check their website for more info. and opportunities to volunteer: https://oasisnj.org

Free the Girls

For our monthly collection in September, the Women’s Club of Caldwell collected New and Gently Used Bras for Free the Girls at both the Caldwell and West Caldwell Public Libraries. Free the Girls helps women rescued from sex trafficking reintegrate into their communities. Survivors of sex trafficking can earn a safe income selling bras in the second-hand marketplace. The second-hand clothing market is a thriving industry in many countries around the world. By receiving a starting inventory from Free The Girls, the women can begin their business and become an entrepreneur in their communities. This income allows them a safe economic opportunity, and for many of the women, it provides not only for themselves but their children as well! In this country, bras tend to be an item that many women have sitting in drawers for a long time un-touched. Thank you for your support of this service project!