​​Woman's Club of Lacey, Inc. 

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

A non-profit service organization


Calendar by Month

Community Service Programs

Arts Creative 

A fun department for members who enjoy arts and crafts.  Members have a chance to make something creative for themselves and/or the club. Past projects have included table centerpieces for meetings, flower corsages for new member installation, hot plates, door wreaths, liners for military helmets, etc..  

Meets 4th Tuesday at 10:00 a.m.,  $6.00 donation at the door  

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.  

Chairwomen: Patti O'Donnell,  

Meets on the 3rd Tuesday at 10:00 a.m. and 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 and the public at the Drama presentation in December.
Meets 1st Friday at 9:00 a.m. and 4th Thursday at 1:00 p.m.    
Chairwomen:  Drama, Christine Urban Music Director and Joan Zuczek, Music Asst.

Community Improvement Project (CIP)

"Spot Light on Community Service to our Children".  2014-2016

Supporting Organ and Tissue donation in our community.

Chairwomen: Marianna Marzacco

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.
Meets 4th Tuesday at 1:00 p.m. and TBA.  
Donation, if any, TBA    
Chairwomen:  Gail Cornish  
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: Judy Schermerhorn 

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, Fran Verdolina or Charlene Brown

International Outreach
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:  Bunny McCauley 


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, Terry Acquavita, or Francine Celentano  

Public Issues
Each member is asked to bring 2 cans of tuna fish to the monthly meeting for the Lacey Food Bank.    Chairwomen: Carole Crotty  

Social Services/Home Life

Members knit items for nursing homes and baby hats for hospital nurseries. They collect tabs from soda cans, Campbell soup labels and box tops for education.  They also participate in the October Cookie Day for a local nursing home and "Help a Lacey Neighbor" program.

Chairwomen: Carol Jones and Mary Clauton

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.    Chairwomen - Denise Cosenza-Brisco and Sally Blood

Special Committees 

Achievement Day     
At the February meeting each year, members bring in self-crafted items, plants they have grown and home baked goods for judging at Mini-Achievement Day. First place winners advance to the District Level and could go on to State and National.    
Chairwoman: Adrienne Melnyk
Day of Service
A State-wide “collection” event which happens every October.  The NJSFWC determines the project and then each club collects the items and delivers them to drop-off sites.    
Chairwoman:  Patricia Pasquale 
A “mentoring “ committee works in conjunction with Membership. Established members will meet and greet prospective and new members and guide them through club protocol.    
Chairwoman:  Adrienne Melnyk    

During the year our in-house photographers capture and record the club’s activities and events. These are then developed into a scrapbook. Members are encouraged to  submit photos they have taken.    
                                              Chairwoman: Ellena DiCicco
Special State Project 
Each year the New Jersey State Federation of Woman's Clubs selects one project that all state clubs support.   Prevent Child Abuse (2016-2018)   
Chairwomen:  Mickey Esposito and Peg Bea 

Standing Committees

By Laws/Parliamentarian
Ensures the By Laws of the club are being followed.    
Chair:  Jackie Ott
Caring Corner 
Sends cards and whatever else is determined for the ill or in the event of someone's passing.    
Chairwoman:  Janet Shwiner

Chaplain -    Position if Open


Communications and Webmaster

Develops and maintains website for the Club and communicates important

Club information to the members via email and/or Facebook.   

Contact:  Jo Facciolli - 609-971-7543 



     - Nancy Fortin 


   - Nancy Fortin 


     - Nancy Fortin 

Document Club activities/events for the Club Scrapbook    
     - Chairwoman:  Lillis Campbell 

         - Lillis Campbell and Patricia Longo


     - Lillis Campbell 

Special State Project 
Each year the New Jersey State Federation of Woman's Clubs selects one project that all state clubs support.   This year it is Prevent Child Abuse (PCA)
Chairwomen:  Mickey Esposito and Peg Bea 

Ways & Means, Card Parties & Luncheons
Procurer of supplies for club functions. 
Chairwoman: Terry Candeletti

Fund Raisers    

All fund raising activities MUST be cleared through the Fund Raising Chairperson (including such things as fund raising events, letters to businesses requesting donations, etc..  Please DO NOT assume. It’s always best to clear it with the chairperson.    

Chairwoman:  Barbara Bowen & Diane Ash

Activities Day    

Weekly  Mah Jongg, cards and board games are held for members. A non-Member may attend ONLY ONCE.  If you want to learn a particular game or brush up on your skills, members are eager to help. Come as often as you like.

Meets Mondays at 12:00 noon (except the first Monday)  Calendar

$2.00 Donation at the door

Chairwoman:  Lina Kazala 

Cookie Day    

All members are asked to bake NON-NUT cookies which are then packaged for distribution to a local nursing home.    

Chairwoman:  Carol Jones


Each Memorial Day members walk in the Lacey Township parade behind the club banner waving flags and acknowledging greetings from spectators.  Our contingent has also performed a routine with red, white and blue streamers to patriotic music. A wreath is presented at the Monument honoring our veterans and soldiers.    

Chairwoman:  Adrienne Melnyk

Card Parties    

Are held once a month. This is similar to Activities Day but open to members and the Public.    

$3.00  Donation at the door

Chairwoman: Terry Candeletti

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