Martin Luther King Celebration 1-20-2020

In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service, our club in cooperation with the West Caldwell Library ran a community service project making fleece hats and scarves for children and women in need at Oasis in Paterson. Individuals from the public and club members cut out and sewed sets of hats and scarves in a variety of sizes (toddler to adult medium). A total of 38 hat and scarf sets and an additional 33 individual hats were made. Each hat or hat and scarf set was bagged and labeled with the size. Thank you to the volunteers and to the West Caldwell Library for providing the room and sewing machines for volunteers to use.

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!



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.