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Member Testimony:

Nurturing friendships while serving others; enjoying art, music, flowers, history and advocating for what's important. The more you do, the more meaning it may take on for you. This is what the Franklin Woman's Club means to me.

PB - Member since 2015

2020-2021 Executive Board

President: Phyllis Beals

First Vice President (Programs): Ellen Junas

Second Vice President (Membership): Stephanie Carr

Treasurer: Carolyn Lance

Co-Recording Secretary(s): Lisa Andreini & Kecia Baptist

Corresponding Secretary: Geri Krassowski

Assistant Treasurer: (non-elected position) Pat Kaufhold

Advisors:  Carolyn Solimine (2021), Mary Lou Bak (2019), Kathy Deily (2020)

Board Members for 2019/2020 Club Year Displaying the "Recipe for Success:"

(Left to Right):  Nancy Hargett, Mary Lou Bak (standing in for co - president Diane Milgram), Nancy Gale, Eugenia Karanikas, Carolyn Lance, Phyllis BealsKecia Baptist 

Past Membership Chair, Kecia Baptist (right), congratulates Delores Still on her 40th Anniversary as a Franklin Woman's Club Member!

2019 Member of the Year Award presented to Heidi Hansen (center) 

Club Members Enjoy the Annual Summer Social.

Our Club

The Franklin Woman's Club (FWC) was established in 1922. In 1928, the club became part of the General Federation of Women's Clubs (GFWC). The GFWC, established in 1890, is an international organization with over 10 million members in 30 countries, a testament to their motto, "Unity in Diversity." GFWC members are the largest organization of volunteer women in the world!  

The GFWC, which is made up of 50 State Federations, (such as the New Jersey State Federation of Women's Clubs), is the umbrella organization to which local clubs belong.  As such, the Franklin Woman's Club is a proud member of the New Jersey State Federation of Women’s Clubs (NJSFWC - College District), the largest volunteer organization in New Jersey. The FWC became incorporated in 1977.  

Click HERE to view a video on the history, mission and impact of

 women's clubs.

Community Service

Click HERE to view a slide show of "Service Night" held in November 2018.

Members worked on a variety of committees creating items to be donated that meet various community needs. 

Organizations and causes the FWC supports include and are not limited to:

  • Girls Career Institute Participation and College Scholarships (Visit the Scholarship Page)
  • Shot @ Life Campaign
  • Free the Girls Project/Human Trafficking Awareness
  • CASA - Court Appointed Special Advocates to help neglected and abused children
  • Christmas Stockings for the Military 
  • Ronald McDonald House
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Holiday Gift Baskets for Families in Need

Social Events

Frequently through the year, events are planned around member interests such as: trips to flower shows and gardens, book clubs, art & craft classes, nature walks and more. This provides a great opportunity for learning and  to develop friendships and new interests. Visit the Arts & Culture and Environment pages for details.


Members keep each other informed of local, national and international issues and causes in areas such as human rights, environmental preservation and conservation, along with effective ways to have our voices heard by decision makers. Visit the Advocacy Page for more information.


We are a dynamic group of women from all walks of life. Come to a meeting or event and see what we're all about.  Visit the Meeting Info Page for details and photos from this year's meetings.

Invitation to Join the Franklin Woman's Club

We're hoping you'll agree that the Franklin Woman's Club has something for everyone! If you would like to attend a meeting for a sample club experience, please send a request using the message box at the top left side of this page.  If you would like to join, please click HERE for the Membership Application.   We look forward to meeting you!

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FWC Members Develop Friendships and Celebrate Each Others' Contributions; Kathleen Williamson (left) Thanks Joy Baptist for Serving as the Club's Hostess, at the May 2019 Annual Dinner.