Members kicked off November by volunteering to work shifts at the Community Thrift Shop in Midland Park––tagging and sorting a huge pile of donated clothing in preparation for sale.
Members rounded out a very busy October on the 29th with a lovely luncheon outdoors at Torne Valley Vineyard in nearby Hillburn, New York. The weather cooperated and the fall colors in the hillside were astounding. The band, Backyard Pool Party, provided lively music. Many thanks to Joan who organized the day and decorated our table with gourds and flowers––providing the perfect Fall touch.
On October 21st, members were guests of The Friends of Hackensack University Medical Center at a luncheon at The Ridgewood Country Club. The featured speaker was Dr. Yeraz Markarian, PhD. Her presentation on the topic, Mental Wellness: Clarity in Uncertain Times, was excellent and most timely. Many thanks to Kristen who organized our participation.
On October 20th, members spent a wonderful Fall day exploring Grounds For Sculpture in Hamilton Township, NJ and enjoyed lunch at the famous Claude-Monet-styled Rats’s Restaurant. Many thanks to Kristen who organized the day.
Members enjoyed a Fall Ladies Night Out at Mezza Luna Bistro in Allendale on Thursday evening. Thanks to our Social Chairs, Kathie, Christine, and Robyn for organizing a lovely evening!
All students in grades 1 through 8 in Reynolds, Bogert, and Cavallini Schools are eligible to participate in our 36th Annual Essay and Poetry Contest. The topic this year is one for a personal narrative to sync with the units currently being taught. Writing will take place in October. Students, be sure to send us your thoughts on the topic below by the October 28th deadline! Your entry may be a winner! Check out contest rules on the Contest Tab (above on the blue banner on this website)––or in the email you received from the school.
When Was The Last Time You Did Something That Scared Or Challenged You?
Be sure to tell us your story in vivid detail so we’ll feel like we are “right there with you” at the moment you have chosen to share. Did you learn something about yourself at that moment? Use your best writing strategies to make your entry as strong as it can be.
Our June Meeting was a real end-of-club-year celebration! We met at Anona Lake Pavilion and had a wonderful evening sampling each other’s favorite appetizers and desserts and donating new baby clothes for The Children’s Aid and Family Services Baby Basics Program in Paramus and The Lighthouse Pregnancy Resource Center in Hawthorne. Members socialized and reflected back on the year’s activities and accomplishments. Our next general meeting will be on Tuesday, September 6th at the Library, and on September 17th we’ll hold our 6th annual Town-Wide Garage Sale (info and application on the Garage Sale tab of this website). A happy, healthy, and safe summer to all!
Members rounded out the busy month of April with a trip to the Orchid Show at the New York Botanical Gardens in the Bronx, followed by a delicous lunch at Arthur Avenue’s Zero Otto Nove. We couldn’t leave without shopping for Italian bread, ravioli and pastries!
April has been our “focus on wellness” month! Members have been participating in walking groups to improve fitness. This week, members also enjoyed a relaxing and rejuvenating evening––totally surrounded by Himalayan salt at Salt of The Earth Salt Cave in Chestnut Ridge, New York.
A big thank you to all our members and those in our greater community who donated to our pre-Easter and Passover Food Drive to benefit The Center For Food Action and Emmanuel Cancer Center. We were able to donate over 30 large reusable grocery bags of food!