Federation Day – Celebrating 125 Years of GFWC

The General Federation of Women’s Clubs, an international women’s organization dedicated to community improvement by enhancing the lives of others through volunteer service, celebrates its 125th anniversary on April 24, the organization’s Federation Day.

GFWC Marlborough Junior Woman’s Club (founded in 1964) is a proud member of the General Federation of Women’s Clubs (GFWC).

To mark GFWC’s 125th Anniversary, GFWC Marlborough Junior Woman’s Club received a proclamation from Arthur Vigeant, mayor of Marlborough, MA, in recognition of the often unheralded work clubwomen contribute to our communities.

125th Anniversary GFWC Day ProclamationGFWC’s Signature Project is Domestic Violence Awareness and Prevention. It also focuses heavily on veterans’ issues and child advocacy, among a host of other programs. GFWC partners include Canine Companions for Independence, Easter Seals, The Heart Truth®, Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership (HOBY), Inside Knowledge, The Kettering Foundation, March of Dimes, Prevent Child Abuse America, Sew Much Comfort, UNICEF, the U.N. Foundation’s Shot@Life campaign, and USO.

The seeds for GFWC’s existence were sown in New York in 1868 when journalist and founder Jane Cunningham Croly (the namesake for MJWC’s club mascot – Jennie) was denied entry because of her gender to a press club dinner honoring author Charles Dickens, leading her to form a woman’s club, Sorosis. On April 24, 1890, 63 clubs officially formed the General Federation of Women’s Club by ratifying the GFWC constitution.

Trivia Night – March 28, 2015

Trivia Night 3/28/2015

Join us for our 10th annual Trivia Night!  GFWC Marlborough Junior Woman’s Club is committed to providing service and help to those in need in our communities.  Your support of Trivia Night will help us in this mission.

If you want to ensure you and your friends sit together on the same team, we encourage you to contact us and reserve a table.  Tables can include a maximum of 10 people. Tickets are $25 per person.  To reserve your tickets or table, email us at tickets@marlboroughjuniors.org.

Details:

Saturday, March 28, 2014
Marlborough Fish & Game (1 Muddy Ln, Marlborough, MA 01752)
Doors open at 6:30pm
Trivia starts at 7pm

Tickets: $25 per person

Heavy hors d’oeuvres included with your ticket

Cash bar

We provide local organizations with Easter Baskets for children in need in our community. Bring items for Easter Baskets or the Food Pantry and you will be entered to win a fabulous door prize!

We will also have raffles for wonderful baskets and a 50/50 raffle.

Email us (tickets@marlboroughjuniors.org) or contact a member for tickets.

 

National Teacher Appreciation Day Writing Contest

The Marlborough Junior Woman’s Club is sponsoring a writing contest to honor teachers for National Teacher Appreciation Day on May 5, 2015. This contest is open to all students in the Advanced Math and Science Academy Charter School, Hudson Public School District, Immaculate Conception Schools, and Marlborough Public School District.

Here’s How It Works: Students write an essay or poem answering one of these two questions: “What makes your teacher so good at their job?” or “How does your teacher inspire you?” Students in grades K-2 should write one or two sentences and draw a picture answering one of the questions. K-2 students are allowed the help of an adult to do the actual writing, but both the words and drawing must come from the student. Each entry should be submitted with the entry form. Students in grades 3-4 will write 3-4 paragraphs and those in grades 5-12 will write 300 word essay or poem. A panel of judges will choose one essay from each district with both the student writer and the teacher receiving prizes.

Deadline for entry is April 1, 2015. The winning teacher and student from each school district will be invited to the MJWC business meeting on Tuesday, May 5, 2015 to receive an award. Download the entry form and rules below:

Teacher Appreciation Contest Entry Form

Teacher Appreciation Contest Rules

Teacher Appreciation Writing Contest 2015

Artfully Tipsy

MJWC will host a Wine and Paint Fundraiser February 22, 2015 at Dante’s (inside Firefly’s) 350 E. Main St, Marlborough, MA (map).

Create your own decorated wine glass.  There will be two sessions (space is limited to 30 people per session).

2:00pm & 6:00pm

The cost is $40 per person (payment due before 2/15/2015).  Mail a check to:

Purchase tickets online at: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/1198245

Or mail a check to:

Tammy Short
c/o MJWC
P.O. Box 934
Marlborough, MA 01752

In this 2 hour painting class you will create art on a glass that you will proudly use and display or give it as a gift to someone for a special occasions or just because.  We will instruct you on how to map out your design on the glass then paint it and cure it so that you have a beautiful, dishwasher safe glass.

All monies raised will support the MJWC project – Metrowest Princess Boutique

Cash Bar Available

Artfully Tipsy

GFWC Success For Survivors Scholarship Applications Open To Intimate Partner Abuse Survivors

Applications are now being accepted for the General Federation of Women’s Clubs’ Success for Survivors Scholarship. This unique opportunity encourages intimate partner abuse survivors to reclaim and rebuild their lives by advancing their academic pursuits through a $2,500 scholarship.

“GFWC clubs all across the country have embraced the GFWC Signature Project: Domestic Violence Awareness and Prevention and are making a difference in the lives of survivors of domestic abuse with educational scholarships, donations to hotlines, shelters and other programs aimed at helping those who need it the most,” explained GFWC International President Babs Condon. “Ending domestic violence is not just a dream…it can be a reality if we come together with a common set of goals.”

In June 2014, GFWC awarded $20,000 in scholarships. The scholarships are funded through generous donations from GFWC members, partners, and friends to the GFWC Signature Project: Domestic Violence Awareness and Prevention Fund.

“According to studies, a higher education can help survivors obtain careers and provide a brighter future,” stated GFWC Signature Project Chairman Chris Sienkielewski. “We are grateful for our generous donors who positively impact individuals’ pursuit of education and independence.”

GFWC Marlborough Junior Woman’s Club helps domestic abuse victims in a variety of ways ranging from awareness campaigns, drives for shelters like Abby’s House in Worcester and monitory donations — including donations that go directly toward this scholarship.

Survivors of intimate partner abuse seeking higher education to advance their careers, train for a new career, or reenter the job market are encouraged to apply for the GFWC Success for Survivors Scholarship. Candidates must be enrolled or planning to enroll at an accredited post-secondary or vocational institution. In addition, candidates must be recommended by a licensed or accredited domestic violence agency, counselor, and/or social worker.

The scholarship application deadline is February 6, 2015. For more information and to download the application, visit www.GFWC.org/Scholarship.

Girl’s Night Out Vendor Night 2014

Join us for a fun evening out for a good cause. There will be raffle prizes and all proceeds benefit the Metrowest Princess Boutique (www.mwprincessboutique.com) presented by the GFWC Marlborough Junior Woman’s Club.

Thursday, November 6at 7:00pm – 9:00pm

Marlborough Country Club
200 Concord Rd, Marlborough, Massachusetts 01752

CASH BAR AND LIGHT HORS D’OEUVRES

CASH FOR GOLD by Anthony Andrew Jewelers of Northboro. Bring your old jewelry and turn it into cash!

Vendors include:

  • Mary Kay,
  • Lia Sophia,
  • Thirty One Gifts,
  • Bell’s Bowtique,
  • Heaven Scent Soap,
  • Kristin’s Cakes and Cupcakes,
  • Pampered Chef,
  • Scentsy,
  • Tail -f Art and Cards,
  • Tastefully Simple,
  • Tupperware,
  • Usborne Books,
  • Watters & Daughters Soap Company,
  • WearLex and
  • Unique Utensils.

Bring your donations for the Princess Boutique! Dresses, jewelry, makeup, purses, shoes, and other accessories will be collected.

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2014 Labor Day Parade

Marlboro Juniors had a great time walking in the 2014 Labor Day Parade.  Take a look.

Delivering 9/11 Thank You Baskets to Local Fire and Police Stations

Every year since 2002, MJWC has chosen to thank our local fire and police for their willingness to serve and protect us. We haven’t missed a year yet and we even had a former member who loved this project join us for deliveries. So, thank you to the fire and police of Marlboro and Hudson for keeping us safe.

Delivering 9/11 Baskets - 2014
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Summer Swing Celebration

The Marlborough Mayor’s Office and GFWC Marlborough Junior Woman’s Club presents

Swing dancers

Summer Swing Celebration

Thursday, August 28, 2014
7-9pm
Food trucks arrive at 6pm
Union Common in Marlborough
Free Admission

Come enjoy the last concert of the season as part of the 2014 Mayor’s Summer Concert Series.  Dom V & The Swing Out Band, led by Mr. Dominic Valarioti of Marlborough, will grace audiences with their signature music.  This true-to-form band is composed of twenty of the region’s finest musicians and performs regularly at fund raising events, ballroom dances, championship swing events, and many other functions throughout New England.  The band has an extensive musical repertoire including Big Band music such as east coast swing, west coast swing, R&B, Latin, and all forms of ballroom tempos.  Audiences and swing dancers agree that Dom V & The Swing Out Band is the “real deal” and play swing music the way it was meant to be played.

To send off the Summer Concert series in style, food trucks from Firefly’s and Juniper Farms Ice Cream will be present and tables will be set up in front of the stage for those wishing to catch both dinner and a show.

The Colonial Garden Club of Marlborough will generously provide centerpieces to adorn the tables.

To reserve a table, please contact GFWC Marlborough Junior Woman’s Club at: tickets@marlboroughjuniors.org.

 

Teacher Appreciation Day Writing Contest Rules

Contest is open to any student attending Advanced Math & Science Academy Charter School, Hudson Public Schools, Immaculate Conception Schools and Marlborough Public Schools.

One entry from each district will be selected as the winner and a cash donation will be made in their honor to the school in which they teach. The winning teacher will also be invited to attend MJWC’s June Business meeting dinner, June 3, 2014 to be recognized.

Contest begins Tuesday, May 6, 2014—National Teacher Appreciation Day

Entries must be received by Friday, May 23, 2014, the contest deadline.

All entries must be mailed to:

Education Committee
GFWC Marlborough Junior Woman’s Club
PO Box 934
Marlborough, MA 01752

Writing Prompt

Choose one of the following:

What makes your teacher so good at their job?   How does your teacher inspire you?

Students in Grades K-2 will write one or two sentence essay and then draw a picture to answer their prompt. K-2 students are allowed the help of an adult to do the actual writing, but both the words and drawing must come from the student.

Students in Grades 3-4 will write a 3-4 paragraph essay.

Students in Grades 5-12 will write a 300-word essay or poem.

All entries must be in English and done on 8.5” X 11” white paper and submitted with the entry form.

Entries will not be returned and will become the property of GFWC Marlborough Junior Woman’s Club who may reproduce them to promote this event. The number of winners is subject to change by MJWC.

Teacher Appreciation Writing Contest Entry Form

Return to contest description.

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