Hopatcong Woman’s Club hosts speaker on Childhood Abuse
The Hopatcong Woman’s Club met Wednesday, October 16th for a general meeting, followed by a guest speaker who discussed his very personal story of abuse as a child. October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and club members wore the color purple in its honor.
Neil Anderson of Hopatcong engaged the group, not only with an insight as to the mindsets of both the child and the abuser, but gave a number of staggering statistics regarding the highly unreported crime. He informed us about signs to look for as well as behaviors that might suggest further questioning is warranted. We thank Neil for this enlightening talk.
Family Promise – Special State Project
Any members of the community wishing to help in any of these areas should contact our Club and we will refer you to those chairpersons coordinating all volunteer activities associated with our State Project.
Current Wish list at Sussex County Family Promise
Diapers – Sizes 3, 4, and 5; cleaning supplies; garbage bags; toilet paper, paper towels, plastic utensils, paper plates, napkins, shampoo/conditioner, unused framed artwork, umbrellas
How To Help: Volunteer
Sussex County Interfaith Hospitality Network is always looking for dedicated volunteers. If you enjoy spending time with others and sharing your talents, then we have a place for you at Interfaith.
Local Hosting churches are in need of volunteers to:
• Prepare meals for our families
• Spend time with our families
• Play games with the children
• Teach a skill to families
• Sleep overnight at the hosting church
• Mentor a child/parent/family
• Answer phones
• Inventory donations
Rock ‘n Respect – A concert to benefit DASI (preventing violence through social change)
Sunday, November 17, 2013
2:00pm – 8:00pm at the Stanhope house
45 Main Street, Stanhope NJ
Tickets $20 in advance (call number below)
$25 at the door
Tricky Tray and Door Prizes! For more information, call 973-579-2386
Food Banks are in continuous need of non-perishable food items and the Women’s Club has four Hopatcong locations at which donations are currently being accepted: The Hopatcong Post Office, Borough Hall, Skylands Medical Group, and Sovereign Bank (no glass please). We would like to thank the local community for the over 2,629 lbs. of food that has been collected by October 1st, and look forward to providing for those in need throughout the upcoming Holiday season through the West Side Methodist Church.
Hopatcong Women’s Club General Information
The Hopatcong Woman’s Club meets on the third Wednesday of each month (next meeting, Wednesday, November 16th) at the Hopatcong Senior Center on Lakeside Blvd. at 10:30am, followed by a Hawaiian-themed casual luncheon, and discussion about Hawaii!
All local women looking to form new friendships and to find a special niche or pet project of interest to them are encouraged to contact Membership Chairperson Selma Reichert at 973-770-4989. To learn more about the NJSFWC (New Jersey State Federation of Women’s Clubs), visit the Federation website at www.njsfwc.org and to learn more about the GFWC (General Federation of Women’s Clubs), visit www.gfwc.org
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