Woman’s Club Sponsors Attendees At Girl’s Career Institute

As it does every year, the Woman’s Club of Merchantville sponsored several young women to attend the 2016 Girl’s Career Institute (GCI), a program offered by the New Jersey State Federation of Women’s Clubs for girls who will complete their junior year of high school. Delegates are selected on the basis of interest, community service and participation in school activities. Four local girls from our area joined over 170 young women from all over the state to experience a unique mini-college experience. The girls experienced a sample of college life by living in a dorm, eating in the cafeteria and attending lectures and workshops. They also learned about career choices and how to network with other delegates from all over the state of New Jersey. During free time, there were organized activities, such as swimming, crafts and after dinner programs.

Yormelis Vazquez, a senior at Urban Promise, will speak about her experiences at GCI during the Evening Membership of the Woman’s Club of Merchantville’s monthly meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 13 at 6:30 p.m. Veronica Ulatowski and Layne Raroha, seniors at Highlands Regional High School, as well as Tasha Nickollof, a senior at Camden Catholic High School, will talk about their GCI experience at the Woman’s Club of Merchantville’s meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 21 at 12:00 p.m. Both meetings are held at the Merchantville Community Center, located at 212 Somerset Ave.

The Merchantville Woman’s Clubs have been some of the leading service organizations in the region. Women from our community are members committed to making a difference. Among other things, the Club raises money for local and state charities, as well as scholarships; also, members volunteer at organizations such as the Food Bank of South Jersey and Cathedral Kitchen. Social activities include monthly card and game parties.

If you would like to attend a meeting, or for more information, contact Jan at (609) 410-4650 or janwh@aol.com.

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