​​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  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.

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  ​

Community Improvement Program (CIP)

50/50 raffles are held at each general meeting and luncheon.  All proceeds go toward scholarship for Lacey Township High School students.     Procedure for Raffles, 50/50 and Basket Raffles

Chairwomen: Mariana Marzacco, Fran Celentano and Virginia Costa​

Doggie Angels

We collect from the members: used newspapers, blankets,sheets, towels, bathmats, etc., we also ask for cash donations to pay for dog and cat food,treats and toys. We then go to the Popcorn Zoo and take everything that we have collected, about 2 or 3 times a year in order to help the abandoned animals have a better life until they are adopted.   Popcorn Park Zoo wish list.  
                          Chairwomen:  Lil Campbell, Valerie Brown and Kay Eisenman

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.              
Chairwomen - Denise Cosenza-Brisco and Sally Blood

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:  Sandy DeYonker and Carol LaVelle


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

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, shawls and/or scraves 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 Donations.  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

Standing 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:  Nancy Fortin 
Fundraising - All fund raising activities MUST be cleared through the Executive Committee.

Planned Events                                    
  • Monthly Basket Auctions - Laurie Burke and Carol Setzer
  • Bus Trips - Barbara Bowen
  • Breakfast with Superheros - Monika Sisbarro
  • CASA Fundraising Project - Tina Pilot
  • Victoria Tea - Ellena DiCicco and Marilyn Hock
  • Achievement Day - Adrienne Melnyk
  • Cookie Day - 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:  Patti O'Donnell 

Standing Committees

By Laws/Parliamentarian
Ensures the By Laws of the club are being followed.    
Ellena DiCicco, Certified Parliamentarian, and Jackie Ott 
Caring Corner 
Sends cards and whatever else is determined for the ill or in the event of someone's passing.    
Chairwoman:  Doris Nelson

Communications and Webmaster

Develops and maintains website for the Club and communicates important

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

Website/Emails:  Jo Facciolli - 609-971-7543 

Facebook Advertising: Terry Aquavita

Photos & Publicity:  Nancy Pribila and Susan Gundersen

Domestic Violence/Provident House 

Chairwoman - Sandy DeYonker

Member Orientation

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:  Diane Kautzmann and Diane Moser     


Newsletter/Eulogies/Copier         Nancy Fortin 

Prayer Leader


          Lillis Campbell and Linda Hintz

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 CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate)
Chairwomen:  Mickey Esposito and Tina Pilot 

Ways & Means, Card Parties & Luncheons
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 

Chairwomen: Terry Candeletti and Millie Pape

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

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