Reserve Your Spot Today for our May 2nd Derby Day Fundraiser to benefit USR’s Ambulance Corps!

The Woman’s Club of Upper Saddle River proudly sponsors a special fundraiser on Kentucky Derby Day–May 2nd, 2020–at the Brick House in Wyckoff from 5-9pm. Come and celebrate the excitement of the race with us! Have fun and help us raise funds for the purchase of an automatic CPR machine needed by our Ambulance Corps.

Tickets are $125 pp and $25 of your ticket price is a tax deductible contribution.

Details are on the flyer below. Please reserve your spot ASAP by sending your check (made out to the Woman’s Club of USR) to our P.O.Box 645 in Saddle River. Tickets are limited and going fast!

Kentucky Derby Fundraiser

Our 34th Annual Poetry and Essay Contest

Thursday evening, March 5th marked the Awards Ceremony for our 34th annual Poetry and Essay contest. Because this year’s topic commemorated the 125th anniversary of the incorporation of Upper Saddle River as a Borough, our Mayor and Council graciously allowed us to award the children at their March Council meeting.

Winners read their winning entries, and Mayor Minichetti presented the awards. The topic concerned what might be placed in a time capsule to show future residents what is special about our town in 2020.

Club President, Nona Maher, surprised the students with the news that there would actually be a time capsule! It will contain the winning entries, photos of the places and things the students mentioned in their writing, a letter from the Woman’s Club, logos of the organizations in town and the historical and current maps of the town. The time capsule will be stored at the Hopper-Goetschius House Museum on the corner of Lake Street and East Saddle River Road for opening in the year 2145.

Congratulations to all the winners!

Holiday Party

Woman’s Club members celebrated the upcoming holidays on Saturday evening at the Upper Montclair Country Club. It was festive night, and everyone enjoyed the camaraderie, food, music, and dancing. Many thanks to Kathie Durante who organized this special evening and her co-chairs, Christine Ferrarie and Robyn Ditkoff.

 

 

NJSFWC 125th Anniversary Day of Service

The New Jersey Federation of Woman’s Clubs celebrated its 125th Anniversary by holding a Day of Service on November 16th. All clubs were asked to donate goods that a young man or woman aging out of foster care might need when setting up their own living space. Among the items members donated were toiletries, cleaning products, blankets, socks, backpacks, hats, notebooks, t-shirts, snack items and many more. Members also wrote notes of encouragement to be given to the young people as they set out on their own. We filled a car with our donations. Many thanks to¬† Sheila Ghorashi and Linda Miko who drove the items to Montville to our district collection location.Day of Service

Donate To Our Holiday Dinner Drive

Won’t you join the Upper Saddle River Woman’s Club and donate to feed a family in need for the holidays? Your donation of $60 feeds a family of 8-10 (or several meals for a smaller family). We are partnering with CYACYL (Change Your Attitude, Change Your Life), and all meals (turkey or ham) will be cooked by a chef and delivered ready to eat. Included in each meal are meat, vegetables, potatoes, stuffing, cranberry sauce, salad, rolls, butter and dessert.

Send your check, made out to The Woman’s Club of Upper Saddle River, to our P.O. Box 645 in Saddle River. Write CYACYL on the memo line and specify your choice of gift (turkey or ham). Please send your check by December 5th, and join us in making a difference for many families this holiday season!

chef

Washington’s Headquarters

On Wednesday, members toured Washington’s Headquarters in Morristown. We learned about the encampment of 1789-1780 when George Washington and his men endured the coldest winter on record. Washington set up his command center in the Ford mansion. The home is furnished with some original and period pieces to reflect what the house most likely looked like when Washington, his wife, aides and servants shared the house with Mrs.Theodosia Ford and her children. The museum displays 18th century weapons, documents, and paintings from the war, as well as a film re-enacting the winter conditions the patriots endured. We enjoyed a delicious lunch at South and Pine Restaurant. Many thanks to Ronnie O’Neill who planned this delightful autumn day!

Oktoberfest 2019

Upper Saddle River’s Town Wide Oktoberfest on Saturday, which benefited USR Cares and celebrated the town’s 125th anniversary, was a success! The weather was beautiful, and our club’s table drew many residents who wanted to learn about who we are and what we do–as well as many children who created their own autumn leaf decorations. Thanks to our members who set up and manned the table–and then broke it all down at the end of the day!

Emmanuel Cancer Center Birthday Bags

We have donated non-perishable food items and birthday bags to Emmanuel Cancer Center this year. The last delivery before the summer was made yesterday. We are happy to support this worthwhile cause, and plan to continue our support for the next club year. Birthday Bags provide celebration ingredients for the children and their families fighting cancer. A cake mix, a can of frosting, candles, balloons, festive plates and napkins, and other small party items in a birthday bag can make a big difference!

Pictured below are Maria Di Martino and Linda Miko (Club Social Service Chairs), Inessa Rome (Director of Emmanuel Cancer Center), and Nona Maher (Club President).

2019 Emmanual Donation

Delivery of Baby Items

Due to the overwhelming generosity of our members and guests at our Baby Shower, we sorted and packaged girl’s and boy’s clothing¬† sized 3 months to 24 months for The Baby Basics Program at Children’s Aid and Family Services, and size 2 to 5 for the Strengthen Our Sisters Shelter. These photos show a sampling of the items donated–clothing of course, but also big boxes and bags of diapers, wipes, toys, board books, shoes, socks blankets, an infant swing and more. We had to pack a car for two days to make the deliveries! Pictured below are Maria DiMartino, Linda Miko, and Nona Maher with the representative from The Baby Basics Program at Children’s Aid and Family Services. A huge thank you to all who supported us! You helped to make a difference for many families in need.