Taking note of an important date

| 15 Feb 2012 | 09:03

Franklin — Forty years ago, President Richard Nixon declared Aug. 26 National Women’s Equality Day as designated by Congress, introduced by Rep. Bella Abzug (D-NY). The date commemorates the ratification of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution: “The right of citizens of the Unites States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any States on account of sex,” Aug. 18, 1920, and signed into law by President Woodrow Wilson. Women’s Equality Day also recognizes the ongoing efforts for equality. What was recorded as the first women’s right convention in Seneca Falls, N.Y., on the initiation of Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan B. Anthony, Lucreita Mott, Martha C. Wright, Mary Ann McClintock and Jane Hunt served as a peaceful civil rights movement set the stage for the 19th Amendment. The GFWC Wallkill Valley Woman’s Club’s mission is to reach out to Franklin, Hamburg, Hardyston, Ogdensburg and beyond addressing community needs through volunteerism, fundraising and sharing available resources while encouraging individual growth and promoting friendships for the betterment of self and others. The club meets the third Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. at the Littell Community Center in Franklin. For more information contact Vincenza Davis at 201-213-9520 or Anna at 201-317-5743. Coming up The GFWC Wallkill Valley Woman’s Club has several events coming up and they invite the public to join them. On Thursday, Sept. 22, Dr. Susan Cunico will offer a program on reducing the stress. The event will be held at the Littell Community Center, at 7 p.m. That will also serve as the group’s monthly meeting. The program is free and refreshments will be served. The club will be accepting food donations for the Sussex County Office of Social Services in Newton, which provides food to the needy throughout the county.