Woman’s Club Celebrates Women’s History Month

Photos Courtesy of the Woman’s Club of Parsippany-Troy Hills

PARSIPPANY — On Wednesday, March 20 several members of the Woman’s Club of Parsippany-Troy Hills provided a history of the Club and how the projects they do benefit the community.

The presentation was held in the Main Branch of the Parsippany Library. The presentation talked about how the Club is part of the General Federation of Women’s Clubs (GFWC) and the New Jersey State Federation of Women’s Clubs (NJSFWC) and how the three fit together. It also talked about how Women’s Clubs helped establish the first libraries in the United States. The second half of the presentation talked about the projects the Club does as part of its Education Committee, its’ Civic Involvement and finally a little on the benefits of Membership.

GFWC celebrated its’ 100th Anniversary in 1990. Stop by and see the display case on the lower level of the library which contains four W. Goebel porcelain figurines depicting classic women’s attire representing each quarter century of GFWC history: 1890, 1915, 1940, and 1965. Starting in 1982 then every two years after that leading up to 1990, one figurine was released for two years after which the molds were destroyed.

The Woman’s Club of Parsippany-Troy Hills is a member of NJSFWC, which is the largest volunteer women’s service organization in the state, providing opportunities for education, leadership training, and community service.  General Meetings are held the fourth Monday of each month from September to April at 7:00 p.m. at the Lake Parsippany Rescue & Recovery, 100 Centerton Drive. For more information e-mail the club at womansclubofpth@gmail.com, click here or follow the club on FACEBOOK.

Woman’s Club of Parsippany-Troy members Marilyn Marion, Diana Freidinger, Cahy Haney, Mary Ann Coyne, Joan Garbarino and Marilyn Zarzycki present at the library for Women’s History Month