The GFWC Montville Women’s Club was organized in 1962 and became official in 1963. To help celebrate its 50th anniversary, the township presented the club members with a proclamation at Tuesday night’s committee meeting to recognize their “dedication to the community of Montville Township,” said Mayor Tim Braden.
“I’m very honored and pleased,” said Club President Alexandria Sarra, adding that they have about 30 members who are “working very hard a lot of days during the week.”
Here's a look at some of the club's accomplishments over the last 50 years:
- Statue of Liberty restoration
- Community food bank
- Operation Smile
- Domestic violence legislation
- Founded, organized and sponsored the Montville Township Senior Citizens organization 1976
- Instrumental in establishing the community center and renovation of its kitchen
- Recipients of the Montville Chamber of Commerce’s awards in 1974, 77 82, 97 2003
- Received the organization of the year award in 2001
- Sponsors two high school juniors at the Girls’ Career Institute at Rutgers University, two scholarships for high school graduates, scholastic improvement award to a Lazar middle school graduate
- Sponsors Montville Township’s Annual Blood Drive
- Supports the township's Earth Day, adopt a road, holiday lighting celebration, project graduation, town wide garage sale, arbor day, Fourth of July celebration, Make a Difference Day, UNICEF, Jersey Battered Women’s Service, Wounded Warriors and collects items for military men and women.
- Donated a heart monitoring machine to the first aid squad, three resuscitators to the police department and 7,757 mastectomy comfort pillows to local hospitals.