Hopatcong Women Honored with Local and State Awards

Three of our beloved Hopatcong Woman’s Club members were honored recently for their creative talents and resulting projects.

Lisa Hirschfeld, Pat Hoferkamp and Ellen Buongiorno each received the gold award for the Highlands District which meant their projects went to the NJSFWC Convention. There, their projects were judged against other gold winners from the state. Pat won a NJFWC Gold award for her acrylic painting. Lisa won a NJFWC First Prize Award for her crocheted shawl. Ellen’s project was a decorated wreath.

Officers Inducted for 2022-2024 at Ceremony

At our May 18th meeting held at The Black River Barn in Randolph seven members were sworn in for two-year terms. Handling the induction ceremony for us was Lynn Webb, our Highlands District Vice President. Accompanying her, and handing our colored flowers, each representing something special about the position, was Dorothy Shulman, Assistant to the Highlands District Vice President.


Co-presidents: Pat Beach and Ellen Buongiorno

1st Vice President: Ellen Buongiorno

2nd Vice President: Mary-Jeanne Smith

3rd Vice President: Lisa Hirschfeld

Recording Secretary: Sylvia Pelham

Corresponding Secretary: Mary-Jeanne Smith

Federation Secretary: Joyce Fredericks

Financial Secretary: Pat Beach

Treasurer: Diane Ottman

Scholarship Winners Honored at May Luncheon

A large part of the Hopatcong Woman’s Club fundraising efforts is to provide local scholarships to deserving area students. We are proud to have honored three of those women at our May Luncheon. Our Ruth Gates Adult Scholarship, for an individual returning to school to pursue a career, was awarded to Alyssa Fitzwater, a local mother of three with an active-duty military husband. She will be returning to school for a sports medicine degree.

Two high school students each received the Elma Lant Scholarships for furthering their education. They are Christy Brennan and Ashley Wallis. They each attended the luncheon with a parent. Christy is going to Caldwell University to major in computer science with the goal of a career in cyber security. Ashley will be attending Montclair State University majoring in Music Education with a goal of being a High School Band director.

We wish our scholarship recipients a bright future.

The Hopatcong Woman’s Club meets on the third Wednesday of each month from September through May at the Elba Point Beach Club building located at 30 Ithanell Rd, Hopatcong, at 10:30am. There is no fee for attending a meeting and all are welcome. Follow us on Facebook or check out our Club’s Web site www.HopatcongWC.webs.com

To learn more about contributing to any of our causes or joining us as a club member, please contact our Member Chairperson Lisa Hirschfeld at 973-479-9228 or e-mail: lisah101@optonline.net.

To learn more about the NJSFWC (New Jersey State Federation of Women's Clubs), visit the Federation website at NJSFWC.org and to learn more about the GFWC (General Federation of Women's Clubs), visit GFWC.org. Our website: HopatcongWC.webs.com.

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