GFWC Vernon Township Woman’s Club

General Federation of Women’s Clubs

Vernon, New Jersey

Highlands District

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President’s Message

November is a time for thankfulness.  To be thankful, we must also be reflective.  Years ago, I began a family tradition of creating a “thankful chain.”  On long strips of autumn-colored construction paper, we wrote all the things for which we were grateful that year.  It was an exercise in thought and appreciation, encouraging my boys to take a step back and look at their lives from a different angle.  We connected all the strips into a paper chain and draped it around the dining room, creating a conversation-starter for dinner time.

The earlier years clearly indicated innocence and youthfulness with paper links marked “chocolate chip cookies” or “Legos.”  As the boys grew, so too did their appreciation of the important things in life.  Their words began reflecting empathy, compassion and spirituality.  Although they are young men now, we continue this activity every year because it keeps us grounded and well balanced.  In the spirit of Thanksgiving, take some time to reflect and appreciate all the goodness in your life.  It’s well worth the effort!

~ Lisa

“Time spent on self-reflection is never wasted.  It is an intimate date with yourself.”

- Dr. Paul T.P. Wong

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Our Next Meeting

Thursday, December 21, 2017

 7:00 PM

Holiday Music Program

Vernon High School String Ensemble

The Club usually meets on the fourth Thursday of each month,

 September through June at 7:00 PM in the

Vernon Senior Center at 21 Church Street, Vernon, NJ.

Guests are always welcome!

Please note change of meeting date to avoid Christmas conflict
Wendy's Fund Raiser - Tuesday, November 28th 5 - 8 PM -180 Route 23, Franklin, NJ