Women's Club of Glen Ridge
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WOMEN'S CLUB OF    GLEN RIDGE​​​
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WCGR NEWS

June, 2018 -

Women's Club of Glen Ridge Awards 3 Scholarships

Each year the Women's Club of Glen Ridge awards scholarships to Glen Ridge seniors. 

This year's recipients were:

Daphne Patton 
Camille Peck 
Juliet Kunkel 

Congratulations Daphne, Camille and Juliet!!
And, congratulations to all of this year's graduates!!

May 2, 2018-

Novelties Book Group Hosts Author, Helene Stapinski

 Evening with author Helene Stapinksi was a huge success!  From renowned publishers to authors, Novelties has had a great season!

March 23, 2017 -

Women's Club Awarded Suburban Essex Chamber of Commerce
Community Service Award

On March 23rd the Women’s Club was awarded the Suburban Essex Chamber of
Commerce Community Service award at their 100th Anniversary Gala. This award
recognizes our service to Glen Ridge and the surrounding community throughout
our 112 years. This is an honor of which we can all be proud. I would like to share
with you the short bio we provided for the SECC gala program book.


”The Women’s Club of Glen Ridge has played an integral role in the community for over 100 years. The club was founded in 1905 as ’an organized center for thought and action for the women of the community in which ideals of education, culture, and civic and social service may be encouraged and developed’. Kicking off its 112th year this January, our club has been successfully fulfilling its mission
since its inception and remains a vibrant and vital organization today.”

Charity fundraising and community service are cornerstones of the Women’s Club. We organize several major, annual fundraisers including the spring Favorite Doll Tea and the popular House Tour in May. Funds from these and other events support the charitable gifts the Club passes on to local organizations. The Women’s Club has been closely associated with almost every aspect of life in the borough and we pride ourselves on responding to the needs of the community at large: as an official polling place, blood drive location, and host of myriad co-sponsored activities with the public schools and other community organizations.


Community Service projects over the years have been both large and small in scope, but there is hardly a local charity or town organization that has not benefited from the Club’s generosity. The Women’s Club, along with its own junior group, the Girls’ Club, raises an annual sum of approximately $20,000.

Below is a sample of the many organizations that we support:


  • High School Scholarships

  • Community Gardens

  • The Human Needs Food Pantry

  • Glen Ridge Volunteer Ambulance Squad
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  • Sponsorship of the Glen Ridge Eco Fair
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  • Wynona's House
  • Susan G Komen, North Jersey

  • The Connie Dwyer Breast Center at St. Michael's

  • Toni's Kitchen

  • Gas Lamp Players

  • Community Food Bank of New Jersey

  • Glen Ridge Local Assistance Advisory Committee​​
As we go forth in our mission, the Women's Club of Glen Ridge continues to grow and evolve as a club for and about women. We are grateful to the women who have helped knit together our long history and hopeful about the contributions of those who follow us in the years ahead. At this time, we would like to take the opportunity to thank the Suburban Essex Chamber of Commerce for this very special recognition and honor. We deeply appreciate the spotlight you have placed on our good works in the community, as that light will serve to energize and inspire us all the more. Thank you!

Yours in Service,
Jill Simmons, President 


From the Signpost
The Newsletter of the Women’s Club of Glen Ridge
Vol. 57 No. 4
April/May/June 2017