Today we planted Pinwheels for Prevention at the Verona Police Department. Please help us tend our garden because every child deserves a safe, healthy and happy childhood! Proceeds benefit Prevent Child Abuse NJ.
Hot off the press, the Junior Woman's Club of Verona won five awards at our district conference in the areas of Education, Fundraising, Home Life, Leadership and Advocates for Children. It's wonderful to receive this recognition for the hard work that we do! Great job ladies!
In March the Verona women's clubs had a joint event and were so excited to welcome representatives from the Essex County NJ Chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness to speak to us about the challenges individuals face while living with mental illness. We were also so excited to welcome NJ State Federation of Women's Clubs President Jill Passaretti and Vice President for the Liberty District Mary Lou Phifer to Verona. Thank you both to Jill and Mary Lou for joining us!
Thank you to all of the Juniors and prospective members who attended our painting night at Pinot's Palette in Montclair. We had a fabulous time, and raised nearly $500 for the NJ Chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness! We had members there not only from our club but from the Woman's Club of Verona, friends of ours, and others who saw our post on Facebook and decided to join us. It was a great mix of ladies (and one brave man) who created all mini-...masterpieces that we can showcase at home. Corisa Walker did a fantastic job organizing the event, and thanks to Kelly Lucente and Noelle Guarino for taking pictures and to Larisa Zulic for helping with the early planning of this event. A special thank you to anyone who brought a guest (or two) - we really appreciate it!
In Junior Spirit,
The Junior Woman's Club of Verona hosted the annual 4th and 5th grade Spelling Bee this past Saturday, January 31st. Congratulations to our winners! 1st place-Evan Bannon, 2nd place-Nick Handler, and 3rd place-Zoriana Horodysky. We're so proud of all of the children who participated. Thank you to the Juniors who helped organize and execute the event and our judges, Mayor Bob Manley, Principal Jeffrey Monacelli, and President of the Verona Library Board of Trustees and fellow Junior, Liz Giblin.
Thank you to the Verona community for donating over 100 coats for children at Paterson School #24!