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The GFWC Woman's Club of Runnemede Celebrate its 75th Anniversary

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Members of the GFWC Woman's Club of Runnemede gather at the Harry E. Williams Center to celebrate the organization's 75th Anniversary. 


RUNNEMEDE, NJ (December 19, 2023)(CNBNews)--The GFWC Woman's Club of Runnemede celebrated its 75th Anniversary on November 28, 2023, at the Harry E. Williams Center. Mayor Nick Kappatos read the proclamation, officially recognizing this remarkable milestone. Chartered in 1948 as part of the New Jersey State Federation of Women’s Clubs of GFWC, the club has been a community pillar for 75 years, fostering civic, cultural, charitable, and social interests.

Under the theme "Beacons of Light in a Troubled World," the celebration showcased the club's commitment to community service and camaraderie. Notable guests included the Mayor, Chief of Police, and future councilman Dan Murray, along with all borough council members.

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Marie DiMatties, Vice-President of the NJ State Federation of Women's Clubs of GFWC, presented anniversary certificates during the event. Warm wishes came from fellow clubs in the district, including Pitman, Merchantville, West Deptford, Marlton, and Haddon Fortnightly. The highlight featured a performance by Lori St Martin, who had everyone waving lit lanterns during the rendition of "Wind Beneath My Wings" from the movie "Beaches."

Expressing gratitude to all attendees, the GFWC Woman's Club of Runnemede extends thanks for making the 75th-anniversary celebration truly memorable. As the club enters its 76th year, members look forward to engaging in new projects while embodying the Federation President’s Theme: “Love, Loyalty, Friendship, the Bonds of Volunteerism.”

The club's rich history includes initiatives like the Girls Softball League, Girls Basketball League, and pioneering community events. Demonstrating a commitment to education, the club awards scholarships and sponsors rising senior girls as delegates to Girls’ Career Institute at Rutgers University. With dedication to community service, the club supports causes such as the NJSFWC Special State Project, The Emmanuel Cancer Foundation, and various local initiatives.

As the GFWC Woman’s Club of Runnemede continues thriving, its members remain committed to their enduring values and community impact.

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