January President’s Message

As hard as it is to believe, we have entered 2024! Happy New Year to all of my Club Sisters!!! My wish for all of you is a happy, healthy, safe and successful New Year!

The New Year stands before us, like a chapter in a book, waiting to be written. We can help write that story by setting goals.Melody Beattie

As we wind down from the holidays and get back into our routines, we are looking ahead in the Woman’s Club of West Deptford and seeing what it is we want to accomplish. We are already jumping right into the new year with great ideas, projects, programs, and activities. I can’t wait to get started.

Our 30th Anniversary and Holiday party was a great success! Janice M. and her committee have finalized their reports and Janice will be giving us an update at our January meeting. We will now have 5 years to prepare for our 35th Anniversary celebration…what will we accomplish between now and 2028?

As I reported last month, our January meeting will be on Zoom to start 2024 and Committee Collections will need to be dropped off or saved until February. Family Promise, Civic Engagement and Outreach and Advocates for Children are collecting in January. Please feel free to drop any requested items to the specific committee chairs, to my house or to any board member’s home. We will make sure that the donations are delivered to the correct committee. Thank you for your continued support of our committees. Please read the emails sent by the committee chairs or their articles in Tidbits for what is needed for these committees.

A very gentle reminder that I will need all State Reports back to me by January 15th. I have already received several and I thank you for getting them to me so quickly. Please reach out if you have any questions as you fill out your reports. This information is very important as it summarizes our year and Headquarters needs this information for their own reports.

With us entering 2024, it is time to select a new slate of officers for the WCWD Executive Board for the next 2 years. Our Nominating Committee headed by Cheryl F. is being formed and is gearing up to present a new slate of officers for the 2024/26 Club years in April. Also, our Honor Roll/Order of the Lily Committee headed by Carol F. is being formed and they will be choosing our recipients for 2024. These committee chairs will reach out as needed.

We had a wonderful year with our Secret Pals. Each and every one of you who participated spoiled their secret pal and made them feel so special each month. Cynthia HB. will be sending out the new Secret Pals this month. Look for her email as she sends the name of the Club Sister that will be your secret pal. I look forward to surprising my club member each month.

A New Year, a New Beginning, a New Opportunity to make a difference. We’ve got this ladies…let’s show what we can do!

Let’s make it the best year yet!


Shout Out to Members

We have completed another year of the Woman’s Club of West Deptford. It is unbelievable to think that 2023 is now a memory; however, the memories that we made have been incredible!

To Make A Difference In Someone’s Life, You Don’t Have To Be Brilliant, Rich, Beautiful, Or Perfect. You Just Have To Care.Author Unknown

Wow! This quote just says it all, doesn’t it? The only thing that really matters is that we care about what we do and support our projects, programs and one another. And each one of you really does care about those causes that matter to you as well as your club sisters. We really do make a difference. So…as we enter this new year, let’s continue to do what we do best and show how much we do care.😊

As we enter January, I want to recognize all of you that helped to make the Woman’s Club of West Deptford the best of the best. The compliments that I receive so are because of all of the work you do behind the scenes, and I do make that known. So many of you do what needs to be done without the need for recognition…you are the ones who continue to make the difference. Thank you, Club Sisters, for just being you.

A very big recognition goes to all of our Committee Chairs who have been working on their State Reports. It is very time consuming but essential to report on all of the things we have accomplished this past year. It lets the Executive Board on the State Level know exactly what we are doing and our successes, and it also helps the State with their reports to the GFWC as these numbers show what we have accomplished as a State. I have already received several reports and I know that the rest will be coming as we have the best of the best in charge of each committee.

Finally, one more recognition to the Anniversary Committee. Our 30th Anniversary and Holiday Dinner was a major success! The compliments were flowing and I just couldn’t say enough good things about these ladies and our club. It was such an honor to have State President Shirley Holly and our Garden District VP Marie DiMatties join us and to receive the certificates from the NJSFWC. It was also wonderful to have our Mayor James Mahaffey join us and read the Proclamation from the Township of West Deptford. Of course, the guests I want to recognize are our Charter and 30-year members as well as all of the ladies of the Woman’s Club of West Deptford. You are the real guests of honor.

As we enter 2024, I know that I will be adding more recognitions as the months go by. We are already starting January on a positive note!!!!