​​Woman's Club of Lacey, Inc. 

P. O. Box 777, Forked River, New Jersey 08731

A non-profit service organization

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Departments


Community Service Programs
Arts Creative 

A fun department  where members can utilize their current abilities or learn a new craft. Projects to include gifts for various community organizations as well as take home creations for members. 
(Cost of take home craft supplies will vary). In the past we have done such items as Candy Cane Mice for the Food Bank as well as holiday wreaths and paper folding projects. 

                                               Meets 3rd Tuesday at 10:00 a.m.to 12:00 noon.   

Chairwomen:  Adrienne Melnyk 


Arts Performing - Drama

Commences in October to begin rehearsals for a 30 minute skit to be performed in December for the Old Guard and the General Membership. The public is invited to a performance.  

Chairwoman: Patti O'Donnell,  

Meets - TBA

Arts Performing - Music
Meets twice monthly (sometimes more). Anyone joining will learn a repertoire of songs. This group entertains the General membership, the Old Guard, area nursing homes, Independent living residences, and the public at the Drama presentation in December.
Meets 1st Friday at 9:45 a.m. and 4th Thursday at 12:30 p.m.    
Chairwomen:  Christine Urban Music Director and Joan Zuczek, Music Asst.

Conservation
This committee works to protect, preserve, enhance and beautify the environment around them.  Throughout the year the committee works on various  projects and encourages members to reuse and recycle. All members are encouraged to offer ideas and assist with projects.
Meetings TBA.   Donation, if any, TBA    
Chairwomen:  Joyce Huffert and Diane Moser  ​

Education 
Devoted to continuing education as well as providing scholarships to Lacey Township High School graduating students and sending Lacey Township High School girls to Douglass College Girls Career Institute each year.
Chairwoman: Eileen Tranz and Debbie Smith 

Girls Career Institute – GCI Scholarships  
Each spring a high school junior is selected to attend a 3 day educational experience/introduction to college life at Douglass College. This is paid for by the club.  
Chairwomen: Sheila Anderson or Charlene Brown

Home Life

1. Social Services 
Members knit items for nursing homes, baby hats for hospital nurseries and the Wrapped in Love Program.  We collect tabs from soda cans, Cell phones, Box Tops labels for Education, Greeting cards (front only).   They also participate in the October Cookie Day for a local nursing home and, 
"Help a Lacey Neighbor" program.    (Letters of request must be signed and given to the President and Executive Board for consideration by the October meeting of each year.   


                       Chairwomen: Carol Jones and Sheila Anderson 

2. Nursing Home
Club members bring in items (toiletries, etc.)  for Crystal Lake Nursing Home residents.  A sign-up sheet is circulated at monthly club meeting for volunteers to help serve cake and juice at the nursing home once a month.              
Chairwoman - Sally Blood

International Outreach
Our new Year Round Project started in January. We are collecting NEW greeting cards, with envelopes, for our great men and women serving in the military abroad, for their use.  There will be a USO card box at each meeting for the new cards for the troops.
Thank you in advance for your assistance in this wonderful program.Raises funds for people throughout the world to improve their quality of life and health. A different organization is chosen once or twice a year.

Chairwoman:  Sandy DeYonker and Carol LaVelle


Literature

Members of the “book club” read a given book each month from a pre-determined list (Book list)

and then discuss the book at the next meeting.  


Members also host the "Annual Christmas/Holiday Program" where the Music and Drama departments entertain the public.  The book club also sell and send out “Santa Letters”. Orders are taken in October and mailed out the first week of December.  

Meets 3rd Tuesday at 1:00 p.m.    
$2.00 donation requested at the door

Contact: Nancy Conway-Hermann or Francine Celentano  
 

Public Issues


1.Lacey Food Bank  
 Each member is asked to bring 3 cans of tuna fish to the monthly meeting for the Lacey Food Bank.  
Chairwomen: Carole Crotty  

2. N.J. Sharing Network/Wrapped in Love Program

This committee asks for participation by knitting or crocheting lap blankets and shawls for men and women.  Handmade items are then presented to families who have given the "gift of life" as comfort items.  

Provides education on Organ and Tissue Donation.  For additional information visit New Jersey Sharing Network

Chairwoman: Jo Facciolli - 609-971-7543 or jof1217@comcast.net

Co-Chairs: Adrienne Melnyk and Dot VanBlarcom and Joan Schuler


Game Day
Card Parties - Are held once a month and open to the Public.  This is similar to Activities Day.    $2.00 donation at the door.
                                             Chairwomen: Terry Candeletti and Millie Pape


For additional information on any of the above -  CONTACT US


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