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Christine FitzPatrick, who began the Tommy Strong Foundation with her husband, Andrew, to help find a cure for childhood cancers like the one that took the life of their son Tommy, visited the Club in February to discuss fundraising ideas. Christine, in tan near the door, explained the need to support research, help families dealing with the stress of cancer treatment, and provide toys and supplies to children who are hospitalized.
At the January luncheon and new member get-together, Club members assembled net gift bags of emergency toiletries for victims of abuse who arrive at the Center for Hope and Safety. Taking part in Operation Safety Net are, from left, Kathy Ambrose, Bette Moore, Pat Bernius, Julliet Borgersen, Margaret Wellman, prospective member Eileen Lombaugh, Tina Pellicciari, Fran Mahon and Elaine Muzzillo. Betty Green, inset, counted 40 bags ready for delivery.
On December 1, Club members gathered at Ramsey Golf & Country Club to celebrate the start of the holiday season. Attending the luncheon were Janet and Tom Klein, Rose Ippolito, Pat Bernius, Sunny Whittaker, Kathy Ambrose, Fran Mahon, Katie Parker, Margaret Wellman, Betty Green, Dorothy and Joe Verdone and Linda and Hap Korsen. Pat presented new members with decorative copies of the Collect.
Tara, the popular “bag lady” who sells WeBe Bags at the weekly Ramsey Farmers’ Market, spoke at the Club’s November meeting. Tara overcame many obstacles to create and marketing her eco-friendly bags, which are made from upcycled coffee, bean, rice and feed bags. They have been featured in Glamour Magazine, USA Today and other publications and were named the swag bag at Sundance Film Festival events and the 2008 Cannes Film Festival. Special visitors, back row at left, were NJSFWC’s Ramapo District Vice President Tina Ree and President-Elect Barbara McCloskey.
Nancy Boone, manager of the award-winning Ramsey Farmers’ Market, visited the October meeting to tell the Club how the award-winning market was started and its importance to the Borough today.
The September Apple Festival wound up the Ramsey Farmers Market fundraising season. Handing out home-baked apple cake were, from left, Tina Pellicciari, Francine Allen, Katie Parker, Pat Bernius, Janet Klein, Marjorie Detweiler, Dorothy Verdone, Kathy Ambrose and Rose Ippolito.
Club members were proud as peacocks as they handed out peacock feathers to draw visitors to the Club’s Ramsey Day booth. Working the crowd were, from left, Rose Ippolito, Kathy Ambrose, Pat Bernius, Dorothy Verdone, Tina Pellicciari and Marjorie Detweiler.
Welcoming Ramsey Farmers Market visitors to the Club’s Peach Festival on August 7 were, from left, event organizer Dorothy Verdone, Kathy Ambrose, Marjorie Detweiler, Janet Klein, Tina Pellicciari, Pat Bernius and Katie Parker. The festival brought in hundreds of dollars for the Club’s charitable projects.
Gathering at the Summer Luncheon in Fiona’s are, from left, Julliet Borgersen, Tina Pellicciari, Elaine Muzzillo, Tom Klein, Hap Korsen, Janet Klein, Kathy Ambrose, Katie Parker, Pat Bernius and Francine Joy Allen.
At Ramsey’s first New Resident Mixer at the Municipal Pool, Dorothy Verdone, Janet Klein, Marjorie Detweiler, Pat Bernius and Tina Pellicciari invited women to join the Club.
The June Strawberry Festival broke the fundraising record for the annual Farmers Market event. Dishing out hundreds of strawberry shortcakes were, from left, Katie Parker, Tina Pellicciari, event organizer Marjorie Detweiler, Dorothy Verdone, Francine Joy Allen, Kathy Ambrose and Pat Bernius.
Ramapo District Vice President Tina Ree installed officers at a June luncheon at Mahwah Bar & Grill. Rose Ippolito is the new Club President, Tina Pellicciari and Janet Klein continue as Vice President and Treasurer, and Kathy Ambrose is now Secretary. Marjorie Detweiler will continue as Federation Secretary.
Kathy Ambrose masterminded the 19th annual Heirloom Tomato and Vegetable Plant Sale on May 14. Ready to help gardeners claim their pre-ordered plants are, from left, Pat Bernius, Marjorie Detweiler, Dorothy Verdone, Kathy, Tina Pellicciari, Julliet Borgersen, and Marilyn Saias. Other volunteers included Janet Klein, Elaine Muzzillo, Lori de Vinck and Anne O’Loughlin.
In May, Pat Bernius, left, organized a Baby Shower Luncheon at Ramsey Golf & Country Club to benefit young mothers and babies being cared for by Several Sources Shelters. Members of Woman’s Club of Ramsey were joined by Ramapo District Vice President Tina Ree (in yellow), and visitors from other clubs. Check out the snapshot of Venetta Ellerbe of Several Sources Shelters opening layettes and other presents — thanks, everyone, for your generous gifts!
Enjoying the April Achievement Day luncheon at Indian Trail Club were, clockwise around the table from left, Dorothy Verdone, Tina Pellicciari, Pat Bernius, Margaret Wellman, Marjorie Detweiler, Julliet Borgersen, Rose Ippolito, Elaine Muzzillo, Anne O’Loughlin, and Marilyn Saias. Linda Korsen brought the Club two blue ribbons, for a watercolor and a flyer.
St. Patrick’s Day decorations brightened the room at the March Performing Arts Day. Around the table, from left, were Tina Pellicciari, Margaret Wellman, Julliet Borgersen, Marjorie Detweiler, Rose Ippolito and Marilyn Saias. Marge spoke about an early GFWC president who made a necklace of club pins, and the Club gave all 50 attendees a leaflet about her life and collecting vintage and new pins.
Board members met in March to set dates for fundraising events. They are, clockwise from left, Kathy Ambrose, Pat Bernius, Elaine Muzzillo, Dolores de Vinck, Marjorie Detweiler, Tina Pellicciari, Marilyn Saias, Dorothy Verdone, and Katie Parker.
At the February meeting, Lisa Klunder, third from left, CEO of Several Sources Shelters, talked about helping pregnant women. Attending the meeting were Julliet Borgersen, Tina Pellicciari, Marjorie Detweiler, Kathy Ambrose, Paula Bartow, Susan Lindstrom, Pat Bernius, Katie Parker, Dorothy Verdone and Marilyn Saias.
Club Vice President Tina Pellicciari praises the hard work and dedication of Recording Secretary Marilyn Saias and Treasurer Janet Klein, who each received a 2021 Ramsey Volunteer of the Year award at a Municipal Building ceremony.
At the summer luncheon at Fiona’s in Midland Park, club members and spouses attending included, from left and continuing clockwise around the table, Helen and Pete Mekita, Bob and Julliet Borgersen, Marjorie Detweiler, Tina Pellicciari, Pat Bernius, Margaret Wellman, Susan Lindstrom, Hap (and Linda) Korsen, Dorothy and Joe Verdone, Steve and Marilyn Saias, Janet and Tom Klein and Paula and Chuck Bartow.
Club President Anne O’Loughlin presented a wreath on behalf of the Woman’s Club of Ramsey during Memorial Day services at Veterans Park. The Woman’s Club was instrumental in acquiring the land to establish the park.
At the May Installation Lunch at Mahwah Bar & Grill were, from left, Kathy Ambrose, Paula Bartow, Janet Klein, past NJSFWC president Jean Revis, Anne O’Loughlin, Marilyn Saias, Dorothy Verdone, Elaine Muzzillo, Pat Bernius, Tina Pellicciari, Margaret Wellman, and Susan Lindstrom; Rose Ippolito, Julliet Borgersen and Linda Korsen also attended.
Jean Revis, right, installed 2020 officers, from left, President Anne O’Loughlin, Vice-President Tina Pellicciari, Recording Secretary Marilyn Saias, Corresponding Secretary Kathy Ambrose, and Treasurer Janet Klein. Past President Marjorie Detweiler, who was unable to attend, was installed as Federation Secretary.
Club members showed off a wide variety of tomatoes at the 18th annual Heirloom Tomato and Vegetable Plant Sale on May 15. Under the leadership of Kathy Ambrose, center, the sale brought much-needed funds to support Club projects. From left, Julliet Borgersen, Anne O’Loughlin, Tina Pellicciari and Pat Bernius are ready to help customers; other volunteers included Janet Klein, Elaine Muzzillo, Katie Parker and Lori de Vinck.
The Club filled Tina Pellicciari’s driveway with hundreds of items to sell during Ramsey’s town-wide May 1 garage sale. Above, Pat Bernius, Kathy Ambrose, Tina, Katie Parker, Dorothy Verdone and Anne O’Loughlin are ready to greet customers. Linda Korsen, Toni Small and Janet Klein also helped out, raising hundreds of dollars for Club projects.
After a year of zoom meetings, Janet Klein, Anne O’Loughlin, Elaine Muzzillo, Kathy Ambrose, Tina Pellicciari, Pat Bernius, Dorothy Verdone, Katie Parker and Paula Bartow met at Ramsey Golf & Country Club in April. Linda Korsen was awarded the Order of the Lily.
Club members took advantage of good weather to hold their September meeting at the Ramsey Pool. Getting back in the social swim were, from left, Elaine Muzzillo, Katie Parker, Janet Klein, Ramapo District Vice President Marie Sullivan, Tina Pellicciari, Pat Bernius, Marilyn Saias, Club President Anne O’Loughlin, Bev Walsh-Katz and JoAnne Bockhorn.
Zoom meetings are replacing regular get-togethers during the coronavirus situation. Chatting online are, from top left, Anne O’Loughlin, Linda Korsen, Bev Walsh, Dorothy Verdone, JoAnne Bockhorn, Pat Bernius, Tina Pellicciari, Kathleen Enhoffer, Marilyn Saias, Janet Klein, Helen Mekita and Toni Small.
At a special outdoor gathering, hostess Tina Pellicciari and incoming President Anne O’Loughlin thanked Marjorie Detweiler for serving as Club President from 2012 -2020. Marge was given flowers and a commemorative ceramic trivet.
Ramsey Club members were among the first to arrive at Performing Arts Day. Around the table, clockwise, are Marjorie Detweiler, Helen Mekita, Paula Bartow, Rose Ippolito, Judy Houser, Margaret Wellman, Tina Pellicciari, Marilyn Saias and Kathy Ambrose. Marge presented a talk on the Women’s Federation Monument in Palisades Park, and members handed out keepsake leaflets about the castle-like building.
Attending the February general meeting/luncheon at Fiona’s were Ann Nardo, Judy Houser, Pat Bernius, Tina Pellicciari, Dorothy Verdone, Kathleen Enhoffer, Marilyn Saias, Marjorie Detweiler, Paula Bartow, Margaret Wellman and Helen Mekita.
Julliet Borgersen, Marilyn Saias, Janet Klein, JoAnne Bockhorn, Dorothy Verdone, Ginny Lockhart, Marjorie Detweiler, Helen Mekita, Kathy Ambrose, Kathleen Enhoffer, Margaret Wellman, Tina Pellicciari, Pat Bernius and Ann Nardo celebrated the Chinese New Year with a January general meeting/luncheon.
In October, Marjorie Detweiler honored Paula Bartow for joining the NJSFWC’s Epsilon Sigma Omicron reading society, Tina Pellicciari, who was placed on the NJSFC Honor Roll for 2018, and Julliet Borgersen, named Ramsey Volunteer of the Year for 2019.
At the October meeting, Guy Jones of Blooming Hill Farm gave surprising tips for using and growing garlic.
Marjorie Detweiler, Pat Bernius, Marilyn Saias and Tina Pellicciari offered samples of Coyote Kitchen jams and honey at Ramsey Day.
The June Strawberry Festival in the train depot at the Farmers Market broke Club records for the fundraiser. Helping to serve free strawberry shortcake are, from left, Marjorie Detweiler, Kathleen Enhoffer, Katie Parker, Tina Pellicciari, Pat Bernius and Marilyn Saias.
In June, Club President Marjorie Detweiler gave Harris Recht a donation for Ramsey Responds.
Club members gathered for their end-of-season Installation Dinner at Ramsey Golf & Country Club. Around the table, from left, are Helen Mekita, Marjorie Detweiler, Elaine Muzzillo, Anne O’Loughlin, JoAnne Bockhorn, Beverly Walsh, Ramapo District Vice President Barbara Cook, Susan Lindstrom, Kathleen Enhoffer, Katie Parker, Janet Klein, Margaret Wellman, Pat Bernius, Kathy Ambrose, Marilyn Saias and Tina Pellicciari.
At the May dinner, Ramapo District Vice President Barbara Cook, right, installed new officers: President Marjorie Detweiler, Vice-President Anne O’Loughlin, Recording Secretary Tina Pellicciari, Corresponding Secretary Kathy Ambrose and Treasurer Janet Klein.
Marjorie Detweiler was honored with the Order of the Lily of the NJ State Federation of Women’s Clubs of GFWC. Anne O’Loughlin made the presentation.
Janet Klein, Marjorie Detweiler and Anne O’Loughlin, along with many other volunteers, worked hard at the Club’s 16th May Heirloom Tomato and Vegetable Plant Sale.
In May, Marjorie Detweiler presented a check to Matt Latham, Director of the Ramsey Library.
The April Achievement Day luncheon at Indian Trails Country Club was attended by Dorothy Verdone, Kathy Ambrose, Marjorie Detweiler, Helen Mekita and Marilyn Saias, standing; and Elaine Muzzillo, Anne O’Loughlin, Julliet Borgersen and Tina Pellicciari. The Club won two awards.
At Performing Arts Day in March, Marjorie Detweiler read the history of the Collect for Club Women and distributed presentation copies to the audience. Attending the event were, from left, Pat Bernius, Kathy Ambrose, Marjorie Detweiler, Helen Mekita, Marilyn Saias, Tina Pellicciari and Dorothy Verdone.
Tina Pellicciari, Pat Bernius and Marjorie Detweiler were among Club members who enjoyed an Oktoberfest luncheon.
Anne O’Loughlin, who was named to the NJSFC Honor Roll, received her certificate and charm from Club President Marjorie Detweiler.
Sweet Carol’s Jams were a big draw at Ramsey Day. Tina Pellicciari, Pat Bernius and Marjorie Detweiler were among the volunteers who helped make the fundraiser a success.
Among those enjoying the RGCC end-of season luncheon were Helen Mekita, Katie Parker, Paula Bartow, JoAnne Bockhorn, Bev Walsh, Dorothy Verdone, Janet Klein, Toni Small, Anne O’Loughlin, Elaine Muzzillo, Marjorie Detweiler, Tina Pellicciari, Pat Bernius, Marilyn Saias, Kathy Ambrose and Dolores de Vinck.
Marilyn Saias, Julliet Borgersen, Marjorie Detweiler, Helen Mekita, and Dolores De Vinck, seated, and Paula Bartow, Dorothy Verdone, Anne O’Loughlin, Elaine Muzzillo and Janet Klein attended the April Achievement Day luncheon. Members swept four gold awards.
At their February luncheon, Woman’s Club members planned events for the spring and summer. The group included, from left, Marilyn Saias, Dorothy Verdone, Janet Klein, Kathy Ambrose, Marjorie Detweiler, Tina Pellicciari, Pat Bernius, Margaret Wellman, Paula Bartow, Julliet Borgersen, Katie Parker, Helen Hodge and, standing, Helen Mekita.
Woman’s Club members kicked off their 2018 schedule with a January luncheon at the Ramsey Golf & Country Club. Enjoying the gathering are, from left, Dolores de Vinck, Marjorie Detweiler, Dorothy Verdone, Katie Parker, Helen Mekita, Kathy Ambrose, Pat Bernius, Tina Pellicciari, JoAnne Bockhorn and Julliet Borgersen.
After helping set up the Ramsey Day booth in September, Tina Pellicciari was ready for the crowd. Club members sold What’s What In Ramsey booklets and handed out bookmarks and postcards as a thank-you for donations.
Among the 20 members and guests at the Summer Luncheon were, from left, Paula Bartow, Bob and Julliet Borgersen, Tina Pellicciari, Margaret Wellman, Helen and Frank Mekita, and Charles Bartow.
At the May Installation Dinner, Marjorie Detweiler, Club president for the past five years, was honored by Paula Bartow and District Vice President Virginia Huresky.
Among the dinner guests were Lori de Vinck, Julliet Borgersen, Katie Parker, Pat Bernius, Tina Pellicciari, Kathy Ambrose, Marge Detweiler, Ann O’Loughlin, Elaine Muzzillo, Margaret Wellman, Ann Nardo, Toni Small, JoAnne Bockhorn, Bev Walsh, Paula Bartow and District Vice President Virginia Huresky.
Toni Small, JoAnne Bockhorn, Bev Walsh, Paula Bartow, Virginia Huresky, Julliet Borgerson, Pat Bernius, Katie Parker, Tina Pellicciari and Kathy Ambrose enjoyed the May Installation Dinner.
Marge Detweiler, Toni Small, Verda Kesedar, Dorothy Verdone, Pat Bernius, and Tina Pellicciari served free strawberry shortcake in the Ramsey train depot at the Club’s June Strawberry Festival at the Farmer’s Market.
Mayor Deirdre Dillon and Councilman Joe Verdone enjoy strawberry shortcake offered by JoAnne Bockhorn, Toni Small, Verda Kesedar and Dorothy Verdone.
Toni Small, Pat Bernius, Marge Detweiler, Tanis LaManna and Janet Klein were among the helpers at the May plant sale.
Enjoying the 2017 Achievement Day luncheon are, from left around the table, Kathy Ambrose, Tina Pellicciari, Bev Walsh, Marge Detweiler, Janet Klein, Betty Green, Helen Mekita, Ann Nardo and Paula Bartow. Two members won prizes for their entries.
At the Spring District Conference, President Marjorie Detweiler reported on the Club’s activities.
The December 2016 issue of Downtown Ramsey ran a story about the Club, “Ladies Who Love Ramsey.” Featured in the accompanying photo were, from left, standing, Linda Korsen, Dorothy Verdone, Pat Bernius, Bev Walsh, Janet Klein, Paula Bartow, Ann Nardo and Katie Parker; seated, Marge Detweiler, Tina Pellicciari, Helen Mekita and JoAnne Bockhorn.
Paula Bartow and Marge Detweiler present a wreath on Veterans Day. The Woman’s Club helped establish Veterans Park.
Mayor Deirdre Dillon and Councilman Bill Jones look on as Paula Bartow receives the 2016 Ramsey Volunteer of the Year award from President Marjorie Detweiler. Paula had been Club president and is an active liaison with District and State Woman’s Club boards.
Debbie Burnette, Teen and Adult Librarian, accepts a contribution to the Ramsey Library from Helen Mekita, Marjorie Detweiler and Tina Pellicciari.
Lori de Vinck, Dorothy Verdone, Tina Pellicciari, Verda Kesedar, Katie Parker, Ginny Lockhart and Pat Bernius sell raffle tickets at the Club’s Ramsey Day booth.
Dorothy, JoAnne Bockhorn and Paula Bartow greet guests at the August picnic hosted by the Verdones.
At the Club’s Strawberry Festival, Dorothy Verdone, Pat Bernius, Toni Small and Marge Detweiler serve free strawberry shortcake at the Ramsey train depot.
Club President Marjorie Detweiler and Dorothy Verdone present a wreath during Memorial Day ceremonies at the high school.
Ramsey Mayor Deirdre Dillon receives a copy of What’s What In Ramsey from Club President Marjorie Detweiler at the May dinner.
The May dinner at Ramsey Golf & Country Club gave everyone a chance to catch up on memories, install a new member and start planning for fall projects.
New member Janet Klein accepts a copy of the Collect for Club Women from Pat Bernius.
Ann Nardo, Betty Green, Julliet Borgersen, Marge Detweiler and Helen Mekita show off the nasturtiums at the May plant sale.
Helen Mekita, Marge Detweiler and Tanis LaManna raised funds by wrapping Mother’s Day gifts at Barnes & Noble.
Ann Nardo, Marjorie Detweiler, Paula Bartow, Dorothy Verdone and Anne O’Loughlin enjoyed the 2016 Achievement Day Luncheon.
After giving a talk about Andy, the Ramsey Peacock, and teaching her audience how to balance peacock feathers, Marjorie Detweiler, right, accepted the Ramapo District Performing Arts Day First Place award from Chairman Rosemary Havron.
Among the members at the February lunch meeting at Ramsey Golf & Country Club were, standing, Dorothy Verdone, Katie Parker, Tina Pellicciari and Pat Bernius; seated, Paula Bartow, Margaret Wellman, Betty Green and Ann Nardo.
To kick off the holiday season, Betty Green, Pat Bernius, Tina Pellicciari and Marge Detweiler were in the first group of many Woman’s Club volunteers who raised funds by offering free gift wrapping at Barnes & Noble.
Toni Small is installed as a member of the Woman’s Club by President Marjorie Detweiler and Membership Chairman Pat Bernius.
In November, Jim James and Harris Recht accepted $500 checks from Marjorie Detweiler to help support the Center for Food Action and Ramsey Responds.
Mayor Diedre Dillon presented Ramsey Volunteer of the Year awards to Linda Korsen and Tina Pellicciari as Club President Marjorie Detweiler outlined their accomplishments. Kathy Mucignat, who has moved to South Carolina, also received an award.
Dorothy Verdone, center, organized the Ramsey Day booth. Betty Green, Jade Gunver, Helen Hodge, Marge Detweiler and Ginny Verdone helped sell raffle tickets for attractive gift baskets.
Jade Gunver, left, pulled together the Strawberry Festival held at the Farmer’s Market in June. Her hostesses included Mary Ertugrul, Helen Hodge, Ayşe Keler, Marge Detweiler and Tina Pellicciari.
Tanis LaManna masterminded the May 2015 plant sale. Jo Rosencrantz, Helen Hodge and Marge Detweiler kept the plants fresh for Ramsey gardeners.
Paula Bartow, Helen Hodge, Tina Pellicciari, Valerie Shurko, Toni Small, Pat Bernius, Dorothy Verdone, Helen Mekita, Marge Detweiler, JoAnne Bockhorn and Katie Parker socialized at a brunch for prospective members at Dorothy’s home.
Helen Hodge and Valerie Shurko were welcomed by President Marge Detweiler and Membership Chairman Pat Bernius at an Installation Dinner.
At the Ramapo District Spring Conference Achievement Day, President Marge Detweiler reported on the accomplishments of the Club.
Achievement Day guests included Helen Hodge, Dorothy Verdone, Marge Detweiler, Lori de Vinck and Kathy Mucignat.
Ann Nardo, Tina Pellicciari, Pat Bernius and Bev Walsh learned that three members won Achievement Day honors.
Helen Mekita handled registration at Achievement Day.
Anne O’Loughlin installed President Marjorie Detweiler, Vice President Helen Mekita, Secretary Tina Pellicciari, Treasurer Dolores de Vinck and Federation Secretary Paula Bartow.
Marge Detweiler presented an award for 15 years of outstanding service to Past President Kathy Mucignat, who is moving to South Carolina.
Elaine Muzzillo, Margaret Wellman, Kathy Mucignat, Marge Detweiler, and Lori de Vinck combined business with pleasure at a luncheon meeting.
The Ramsey Woman’s Club was instrumental in establishing Veteran’s Park.