2014 JUNIORS NEWS
WMJWC Welcomes Eight New Members
January 14, 2015
At the WMJWC annual banquet held on Wednesday, January 14, eight new members were welcomed to the club as well as the official installation of new officers. At the banquet which took place at Redwoods in Chester, the following new members were welcomed into the club: Lauren Barnicle, Anne Bergeron, Rebekah Forlenza, Edith Kaplan, Paula Lubas, Genevieve Manfredo, Megan Reynolds and Kim Walsh.
New officers for the 2015 year include WMJWC president Francesca Mullany, first vice president Meredith Arena, second vice president and secretary Kim Walsh, and treasurer Ginna Welsh.
Also honored with the annual WMJWC awards were members Francesca Mullany and Linda Chang. Mullany was presented with the Fernanda Smith Memorial Award for her continued support and enthusiasm throughout the years. Chang was presented with the Junior of the Year Award for her dedication to the club and its various charities.
Special thanks to members Paula Lubas and Allyson Daly for their work planning and coordinating this annual event!
Juniors Annual Banquet, 2015 Dues
January 5, 2015
Join Juniors on Wednesday, January 14th at 7:30 p.m. for our annual banquet. This year the banquet will take place at Redwoods Bar & Grill in Chester.
Your reservation includes a sit-down dinner, two glasses or wine and dessert. Please make your check payable to the West Morris Junior Woman's Club and send it to Allyson Daly,34 Horizon Drive, Mendham, NJ 07945 or pay for the banquet via the PayPal button on the homepage.
In addition, annual Club dues are due every January and are typically paid at the time of the annual banquet. Annual dues are $85; $60 for members who joined after September 2014. Use the PayPay button on the homepage to pay your dues too!
We're looking forward to seeing you next Wednesday!
Kick-Off the 12th Annual Festival of Trees with Juniors
November 17, 2014
Join Juniors and the Chester community to celebrate the 12th annual Festival of Trees on Saturday, December 6th. Opening night of this year's showcase of Christmas trees will feature a Family Pizza Party and a Decorate Dads Contest. The event takes place at The Barn at Highlands Ridge Park (100 North Road, Chester, NJ (Across from Black River Middle School). Proceeds from the annual Festival of Trees showcase helps to support the Senior Resource Center of Chester.
Announcing the 2014 Halloween Poster Contest Winners
October 23, 2014
Congratulations to all the little ghosts and goblins who participated in the annual West Morris Junior Woman’s Club Halloween Poster contest! In total, more than 70 students participated in the contest which included entries from Hilltop School, Mendham Township Elementary School and the BRAGG School. Students grades Kindergarten through fourth grade were welcomed to enter. Winners were given a prize and their winning posters are currently on display at Kings in Mendham and ShopRite in Chester through Halloween! To view the list of winners and a gallery of this year's entries, click here.
Many thanks to the students and families who participated in this fun annual contest! Have a safe and wonderful Halloween!
Juniors Kicks Off Annual Food Drive
October 1, 2014
Our Annual Thankgiving Food Drive is kicking off November 3 and will end with the turkey pick up on Monday, November 24! Last year, Juniors donated 111 meals, 131 turkeys, four truck loads of food and $244 to Family Intervention Services(FIS). Our goal is to increase these numbers as FIS supplies over 250 Thanksgiving Meals to families in Morris County. As in the past, we'll continue to work with the area schools to collect donations and may even add some preschools to the mix!
How can you help? Consider donating one or more Thankgiving meals to a family in need via our DONATE page! Every twenty dollars you donate will buy one complete meal (minus the turkey). Or, you can drop off donations at the home of Corrie Viola. And, you can also help sort and bag food on Wednesday, November 19 at 9:15. Contact Corrie Viola at email@example.com if you'd like to help out!
Juniors Debut Float at the Annual Community Labor Day Parade
September 2, 2014
Thousands of community members from the Mendhams and surrounding areas gathered on September 1st to celebrate Labor Day at the annual Parade and Carnival - one of Mendhams most-attended events.
Juniors had a great presence at this annual community event where we participated in the parade and debut our spirited float to help promote awareness of our Club.
Special thanks to members Allyson Daly, Linda Chang, Paula Lubas, Francesca Mullany, Kelly Rice, Corrie Viola, Ginna Welsh (and family!) and Laura Wilson for their help decorating the float and for representing the Club at the parade. Just another way Juniors supports our community and honors our country!
2014 Junior's Summer Porch Party
August 26, 2014
The West Morris Junior Woman's Club Summer Porch Party on Tuesday, August 26 was a great success, joining longtime members with new! Special thanks to Nicole Geary for hosting! To learn more about joining Juniors and how you can help make a difference in our community, please visit our membership page.
Juniors 1st Annual Family BBQ!
June 14, 2014
The first annual Juniors Family BBQ, held Saturday, June 14 was a big hit! Special thanks to the Lowe's for hosting! Visit our gallery for pics from this great family event!
Juniors Hosts Annual St. Patrick's Day Luncheon
March 17, 2014
More than 30 area seniors joined together on Monday, March 10 for a decades old tradition of enjoying corned beef and cabbage and traditional Irish music at the Garabrandt Center in Mendham. The event, which has been hosted by the West Morris Junior Woman's Club (previously the Mendham Junior Woman's Club) for more than 40 years, is a much anticipated and appreciated event for the members of the Mendham Area Senior Housing (MASH) organization. The event was co-chaired for the second year by WMJWC member Cynthia Dreeman. Special thanks to the many members who helped make the event a success once again this year including Kate Rizzo, Corrie Viola, Kelly Rice and Allyson Daly. Additionally, special thanks to the Chester Diner for once again providing the delicious corned beef and cabbage feast! Visit our photo gallery to see more pictures from this heartwarming event!
WMJWC Annual Blood Drive: Helping to Save over 48 Lives
February 25, 2014
Did you know that one pint of blood can save three lives? That means that the WMJWC Annual Blood Drive, held on February 25th, saved over 48 lives! All of the blood donations will directly benefit patients at Morristown Medical Center and Goryeb Children's Hospital.
We had a great turnout despite several deferrals (meaning people who showed up to donate blood but were deemed ineligible to donate at the time for one reason or another). Even the new Chief of the Mendham Boro Fire Dept, Chris Nelson, showed up to donate blood!
Thank you to all the donors who committed to being a part of this event and thank you to all Juniors who volunteered to make the event possible including Francesca Mullany, Meredith Arena, Kate Rizzo, Laura Wilson, Lisa Lowe, Jenna Rosselli, Kelly Rice, Ginna Welsh and Corrie Viola! We appreciate your help in making our blood drive a success once again!
Taste of the Season Wine Event Raises Over $4,600 for Grief Support Program
February 22, 2014
Thanks to all who came out to support the 3rd annual Taste of the Season event! With over 50 people in attendance, the event raised more than $4,600 with a portion of the proceeds going to The Valerie Fund's Thomas J. Rice Grief Support Program. Special thanks to the team who made the event happen: Kelly Rice, Kate Rizzo, Jenna Roselli, Tania Cosmi and Meredith Arena. Also special thanks to all the local businesses and friends who contributed to the evening’s raffles including:
• Bar Method in Bernardsville
• Cecil Diaz at the Mendham Spa
• The Chocolate Shoppe
• Allyson & John Daly
• Foot Candy
• Nicole & Jason Geary
• The Little Gym
• Mendham Racquet Club
• Mendham Tennis Club
• Francesca Mullany, Chloe & Isabel
• Newcomers & Neighbors of Mendham
• Peak Performance
• Mariah & Frank Seminara
• Suzi’s Salon & Spa
And, thank you to our local establishments for the wonderful food and decor – Dantes, Piattino, Costco, Brownstone, Kings, Wicker Basket and Doug the Florist. Lastly, thank you to the team from Wine Country of Bergen County for donating their time and the percentage of sales to help us reach our charitable goals. To view image gallery, click here.
WMJWC Welcomes Five New Members
January 22, 2014
At the WMJWC annual banquet Wednesday, January 22, four new members were welcomed to the club as well as the official installation of new officers. At the banquet which took place from Dante's Ristorante in Medham, the following new members were welcomed into the club: Ginna Welsh, Heidi Speckhart, Susan Gish, Linda Chang and Laura Wilson. New officers for the 2014 year include new WMJWC co-president Francesca Mullany who will join current co-president Kelly Rice for the year, secretary Linda Chang, treasurer and outgoing co-president Nicole Geary and second-term vice presidents Kate Rizzo and Jenna Rosselli. Also honored with the annual WMJWC awards were members Allyson Daly and Tania Cosmi. Daly, a six-year member, was presented with the Fernanda Smith Memorial Award for her dedication to the club and its various charities. Cosmi, a two-year member, was presented with the Junior of the Year Award for her continued support and enthusiasm throughout the years. To read more about all the new installations and positions for 2014, see the recent announcement. View the image gallery from the event.