Hopatcong Women’s Club upcoming programs and activities

| 06 Mar 2013 | 12:24

    The Hopatcong Women’s Club annual Fashion Show, now in its seventh year, has fast become a ritual for women of the Hopatcong and surrounding areas.

    To be held this year on Sunday, April 21 at the Ridgewood Restaurant, 35 Brooklyn Stanhope Road, from 1 to 4 p.m., the show will feature clothing fashions from Coldwater Creek, a silent auction, a 50/50 and door prizes.

    A hot buffet lunch will be served, along with coffee and dessert.

    Tickets are $35 each and there is limited supply, so be sure to obtain your tickets early by contacting Cyndi 973-398-3980, Ellen 973-398-5926, Selma 973-770-4989, or Norma 973-398-4989.

    Proceeds benefit the Hopatcong Women’s Club charitable donations, which have in the past included DASI (Domestic Abuse), Scholarships, Head Start, Gilda’s Club, Family Promise, and many more.

    Benefit dinner
    Family Promise of Sussex County is holding its annual dinner and auction on Saturday, March 23, at the Lake Mohawk Golf Club in Sparta. The Hopatcong Women’s Club is a supporter of this event, and Karen Giordano and Kris Peterson are the co-Chairpersons of this effort. The evening will begin at 6: 30 p.m. with a silent auction, cocktail hour and seated dinner. Highlights will include a live auction featuring vacation getaways, restaurant dine-arounds, gift baskets and event tickets.

    Tickets are $65 a person and will not be available at the door. Call 973-579-1180 or email Julie@scihn.org or contact any Hopatcong Women’s Club representative for tickets.

    All proceeds benefit Family Promise, a non-profit organization created in 1998 in response to the growing number of homeless families in Sussex County, New Jersey.

    Caregiver talk
    The Hopatcong Women’s Club will feature a short program following its March 20 regular membership meeting by Preferred Care at Home, presented by its owners, George and Jill Malanga, as well as Kathleen Whelan Perlett, director of Caregivers and Community Relations. Preferred Care at Home is a northwest NJ home care company that enables seniors to live independently at home or where ever they call home. They do this by providing compassionate, reliable caregivers that assist seniors with their daily living tasks such as meal preparation, dress and hygiene assistance, medical reminders, light housekeeping, companionship, transportation and more at an affordable price. Visit www.preferhome.com for more information.

    The Hopatcong Women’s Club is offering a Career Development Award in the amount of $500 to a female Hopatcong resident who is planning to return to school. The recipient must be 25 years or older.

    Call Norma Rung, Education Chair, at 973-398-4948 or e-mail at normarung@yahoo.com for an application. The application will be mailed to you. The completed application must be received by March 31.

    Public invited to join
    The Hopatcong Women’s Club meets on the third Wednesday of each month (except Jan, June July and Aug.) at the Hopatcong Senior Center on Lakeside Blvd. at 10:30 a.m., followed by a casual luncheon. May and September meetings are typically at a local restaurant.

    All local women looking to form new friendships and to find a niche or pet project of interest to them are encouraged to contact Membership Chairperson Selma Reichert at 973-770-4989.

    To learn more about the NJSFWC (New Jersey State Federation of Women’s Clubs), visit www.njsfwc.org and to learn more about the GFWC (General Federation of Women’s Clubs), visit www.gfwc.org