Branchburg Woman’s Club

New Jersey State Federation of Women’s Clubs of GFWC

A fun way to help the community since 1960.

Welcome from the BWC

Welcome from the Branchburg Woman’s Club!

Founded in 1960, our club is a proud member of the New Jersey State Federation of Women's Clubs and the General Federation of Women's Clubs.

The BWC is a non-profit organization of women who want to help the community and participate in fun, creative, and educational activities.  As a New Jersey woman with many responsibilities, you may think that your life is too hectic to consider becoming a BWC member.  However, even if you only have some time now and then, you can be a valued club member plus build new friendships, broaden your horizons, and help others.

A look at our membership will show that even busy women find participating in club activities worthwhile. It’s an easy way to feel part of the community, meet new people with similar interests, and learn new things. 

Club activities have evolved along with the interests of the club members.  The club has several extracurricular groups.  Some meet in the daytime and some meet in the evening. Activities currently range from crafts, environmental conservation, food appreciation/outings to film and book discussions. New departments can be created as desired. Fun daytime trips, evenings out, and special social events add to the club experience.

Meeting from September through May, typically on the third Thursday evening of the month, the club’s general membership meetings begin with a guest speaker or an activity.  Then there are refreshments, followed by a club meeting.

Consider coming to a meeting or two as our guest and bring a friend!  Membership inquiries are welcome, especially from residents of Branchburg and nearby towns.  Learn how you can become a valued member of our dynamic and diverse group of women volunteers by joining the Branchburg Woman’s Club.

 

Follow the club on Facebook for the latest club news and/or check this Website.  (Be sure to click your browser window’s refresh button for each Website page in case new material has been added.) Also, consider attending a BWC meeting.                                             - - - - - -

 

Click on the appropriate menu button on the upper left of this page to go to the club’s calendar Web page. Please note that program topics, dates, times, and locations may be subject to change so contact the club membership chairman at (908) 866-1060. We are looking forward to meeting you soon. Thank you for your interest.

 

Highlights of Club News and Events:

 

 

Crafters Wanted for BWC November 19 Event

 

29th Annual BWC Craft Show and Sale

Nov. 19, 2016  Saturday, 10 a.m.—3 p.m.

Branchburg Central Middle School

220 Baird Rd., Branchburg, NJ 08876

Crafters of handcrafted items are starting to sign up now for the Branchburg Woman's Club's 29th Annual Craft Show and Sale. It will be held Saturday, November 19 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Branchburg's Central Middle School, across from White Oak Park. This year, the club is planning to only allow handcrafted items and exclude vendors. The event also features door prizes, a bake sale, and refreshments. Interested crafters should call (908) 547-0126 or email: bwc2016craftsale@gmail.com.

The Branchburg Woman’s Club is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization through the New Jersey State Federation of Women’s Clubs.

 

Directions to the Craft Show:

 

To get there from the Flemington Circle, follow Highway 202 north. After about 8 3/4 miles, turn left at the 8th traffic light onto Old York Road. Follow Old York Road northwest for about a half a mile, then turn right onto Stony Brook Road. Follow it about a half a mile and turn left onto Baird Road. The school will be 3/10 of a mile ahead on your right.

 

To get there from Highway 22, take the exit to Readington Road. After 2.5 miles, turn left onto Baird Road. The school will be on your left after a short distance.

 

School Supplies Donations Wanted before 7/29

Help the Resource Center of Somerset

Starting in June, the Branchburg Woman's Club is asking for donations of school supplies to help the Resource Center of Somerset. Donations may be put in the club's collection bin, located inside the Branchburg Municipal Building, through July 29. (1077 US Highway 202 North, Branchburg, NJ 08876
Hours: 8:00 am – 4:30 pm)  Call (908) 866-1060 for more information.
Suggested items include: pens and pencil holders, 2 pocket folders, composition notebooks, calculators, scientific calculators, 2 - 3 inch wide binders, glue sticks, crayons, dividers, loose leaf paper, and generic style backpacks (no characters in the design). A variety of spiral notebooks also are welcome: single section, three section, or five section. Thank you to all who help.

 

Welcome Back Potluck &  Sept. 15 BWCMeeting—Guests Welcome

Potluck starts at 6:30 p.m.

Sept. 15, 2016   Thursday, 6:30 p.m. — 9:00 p.m. (approx.)

Little Red Schoolhouse, 2120 South Branch Road, Branchburg, NJ 08876

-  Please bring a donation of canned food or personal care item for Food Bank, etc.

 

Look for additional club news on the BWC Facebook page:

https://www.facebook.com/BburgWClub/

 

BWC Food Drive at Branchburg Country Fair

Sept. 24, 2016   Saturday, Free admission. Food drive 11 am– 4 pm

White Oak Park, Baird Rd., Branchburg, NJ 08876  Free parking. 

This annual food drive benefits the Food Bank Network of Somerset County. Under the big tent, the club will be collecting non-perishable food (no glass items) and monetary donations for the food bank. Please make checks payable to the Food Bank Network of Somerset County. Rain date: 9/25/16

Link to Fair Website: http://www.branchburgcountryfair.org/

 

Samples of On-Going Community Service Projects: 

 

Many people make resolutions about what they hope to accomplish. Perhaps finding more ways to help others in need is on the list? With busy lives, sometimes that's not easy, but there are simple things that people can do that will make a difference to people who are challenged with difficulties. The Branchburg Woman's Club offers several opportunities to help others.

 

BWC's “Warm Up America! Afghan Project

Donations of yarn and finished rectangles wanted.

Collection bin inside Branchburg Township Municipal Building,

1077 US Highway 202 North, Branchburg, NJ 08876
Hours: 8:00 am – 4:30 pm 

The Branchburg Woman's Club would like to thank everyone who has donated afghan rectangles and yarn for the club's Warm Up America! Afghan Project.

The club is still seeking contributions of 7 inch x 9 inch knitted or crocheted rectangles and yarn. Finished rectangles should be made with either knitting needles of size 7, 8, or 9 or crochet hook size F or G.

 

BWC's “Step Away from AbuseGFWC Sock Project

 

Collection bin inside Branchburg Township Municipal Building,

1077 US Highway 202 North, Branchburg, NJ 08876
Hours: 8:00 am – 4:30 pm 

How about giving a pair of new socks to the Branchburg Woman's Club's "Step Away from Abuse" GFWC Sock Project?  The Branchburg Woman's Club is collecting new socks that will be given to New Jersey domestic violence shelters to help provide comfort and warmth to adults and children that have been victims of domestic violence.  All sizes of socks are welcome; the collection bin for the new socks (and yarn) is located in Branchburg Township's main building.

 

Free & Easy Way to Help BWC's Philanthropic Fund

 

At no cost to themselves, online shoppers can choose to support the Branchburg Woman's Club's annual charitable donations and student achievement awards and help themselves at the same time!

They can shop at over 1,349 participating online retailers, buy the items that they were already going to buy, via the sites from which they were already going to buy, and (usually) generate tax-deductible donations to a participating worthy cause, such as the BWC's Philanthropic Fund?

They just sign up to use the free iGive site as their password-protected shopping portal and then log in there, choose a participating online store, and shop. There is no cost and no obligation. Besides possibly generating a tax deductible donation to the BWC's Philanthropic Fund, they have access to exclusive coupons too. Why shop any other way?  See http://www.iGive.com/BWCPF for more information or call the club at (908) 866-1824 or (908) 866-1060.

 

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Branchburg Woman’s Club of the GFWC, NJSFWC College District

Current Mailing Address:

 

Branchburg Woman’s Club of GFWC

c/o Victoria Maloney, Club President

240 Miller Avenue

Branchburg, NJ 08876

 

Meeting and club inquiries:

908-866-1060.

 

“The greatest power of this organization is the women whom you meet along the way; the women with whom every member shares important milestones in the path of life… No other organization so completely defines sisterhood as does our Federation.”

 

· Mary Pat Marcello, a former NJSFWC President, writing about the value of women's club membership.

 

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BWC founded 1960.

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GFWC 1961.

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Adult guests welcome.  Please carpool with us.

Membership inquiries welcome: (908) 866-1060.

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