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:

 

 

March BWC Tricky Tray Raffle

March 19, 2016  Saturday, 12:30 p.m. (Adults 18 and older)

Branchburg Central Middle School

220 Baird Rd., Branchburg, NJ 08876

The Branchburg Woman’s Club is excited to announce that the BWC’s Tricky Tray Raffle Event will be held Saturday afternoon, March 19 at the Branchburg Central Middle School, located on Baird Road across from White Oak Park. Proceeds benefit the BWC’s Charitable Donations and Student Awards Fund.

Doors will open at 12:30 pm and winning tickets will be called starting at 2:30 pm. Participants must be present to win. The event is adults-only and attendees must be over 18 years of age. For the $15 admission fee, a participant will receive 26 raffle tickets (good for the first category of raffle prizes and a door prize entry) and dessert. Free coffee, tea, and water also will be available. Seating for the event is limited to 300 people.

There will be 236 raffle prizes, a 50/50, a $300 Gas Card Raffle, plus many door prizes. Some of the top prizes include a 2.4 GHz Camera Quad-copter Drone, a Shark Rotator Lift-Away Vacuum, an iPad Mini with Retina Display, a Philips 48-inch 1080p flat-screen smart HDTV, a $2,000 gift certificate for a new patient toward Invisalign or full braces from Somerset Orthodontic Specialists, fine jewelry and fragrances, an ActionPro HD 720p Sports Camera, bicycles, Vera Bradley bags, and a large grill with tools and accessories.

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

For event information: (908) 866-1824.

 

Directions:

 

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.

 

April Program & BWC April Meeting—Guests Welcome

Topic: Advance Medical Directives

April 21, 2016   Thursday, 7:30 p.m. — 9:15 p.m. 

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

Joann Sackett, a master’s degree level social worker in the Care Management Department of Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset, formerly Somerset Medical Center, will join the BWC and adult guests for an overview and discussion of ADVANCE MEDICAL DIRECTIVES. The group also will learn about patient's rights and the latest relevant legislation.

“The focus of this presentation is how to make your medical requests known if you are unable to speak for yourself. Who will decide on the medical treatments you would want, or which treatments you do not want, if you are unable to make your own medical decisions? Do you want to be connected to a ventilator if you cannot breathe on your own? Do you want to be kept pain free and comfortable?  How many extra-ordinary measures should your medical team perform if the outcome is negligible?”

“By knowing your rights, and [legally] documenting your wishes with your loved ones, your family, your spiritual leader, and your physician, you are in the best position to be sure you are cared for according to your wishes. Come and hear the latest legislation, and learn how you can help your loved ones make the medical decisions that YOU want.”

The State of New Jersey has additional information online at http://www.state.nj.us/health/healthfacilities/documents/ltc/advance_directives.pdf.

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

 

Annual May Club Banquet

Awards and Installation of Club Officers

May 19, 2016   Thursday, 6:30 p.m. — 9:15 p.m. (?)

Location:  Restaurant—to be announced

Women interested in the club are welcome, but please purchase your reservation by May 8. More information should be available after April 19. Call (908) 866-1060.

 

Monthly club general membership meetings resume with the club’s September Potluck Supper Meeting (6:30 p.m., 9/15/16). 

Look for additional club news on the BWC Facebook page:

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

 

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 Kathy Herdman, Club President

1005 Hillcrest Drive

Branchburg, NJ 08853

 

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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Membership inquiries welcome: (908) 866-1060.

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