Page 8 Thursday, May 7, 1998 The Westfield Leader and THE TIMES of Scotch Plains – Fanwood A WATCHUNG COMMUNICATIONS, INC. PUBLICATION
COMING TOGETHER… Union County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi of Union, left, and newly- appointed county Counsel Carol I. Cohen of Westfield, second from right, are joined by Anita Perez Ferguson of Washington, D. C., President of the National Women's Political Caucus (NWPC), second from left, and State Senator Diane Allen at the spring conference of the National Steering Committee of the NWPC. The conference was hosted by the WPC of New Jersey.
Women's Caucus of N. J. Hosts National Conference
The Women's Political Caucus (WPC) of New Jersey recently hosted the spring conference of the National Steering Committee (NSC) of the National WPC at the Marriott Hotel at Newark International Airport.
M. Paige Berry of Tabernacle, WPC- NJ President, and Eileen P. Thornton of Trenton, WPC- NJ NSC/ NWPC Chairwoman and Immediate Past President, said that "the week- end conference brought NSC members from across the country.
"Our NSC leaders and members are Republicans and Democrats, party leaders,
elected officials, government appointees and political activists," they continued.
"They thoroughly enjoyed our state's fine hospitality and enjoyed meeting New Jersey's prominent women in politics and government. This was the first time that New Jersey hosted this major meeting during NWPC's 25- year history," Ms. Berry and Ms. Thornton concluded.
WPC- NJ hosted a "Welcome to New Jersey" reception as part of the conference, at which Governor Christine Todd Whitman, the keynote speaker, officially greeted the WPC audience.
Carolyn Clark Is Elected President of VHS Trustees IN APPRECIATION… Assemblyman Alan M. Augustine, pictured at left,
recognizes staff members and trustees of the Visiting Health Services (VHS) of Union County, Inc. "for all you do for so many people," during the non- profit home health care agency's 44th annual meeting held recently. Pictured with Assemblyman Augustine, who represents the 22nd Legislative District, are: Leonard Moody, who retired as President of the Board of Trustees after 10 years, and Dr. Anita Weinberg, Executive Director, who presented Mr. Moody with a certificate of appreciation "for exceptional vision and leadership."
Carolyn Clark was elected President of the Board of Trustees of Visiting Health Services of Union County, Inc., a non- profit home health care agency based in Westfield, at the board's 44th annual meeting on April 22. Loretta Burd of Roselle Park was reelected Secretary.
The two officers will join Forrest Blanding of Cranford, Vice President, and Richard Parness of Westfield, Treasurer, in guiding the Visiting Health Services (VHS) toward the 21st century.
During the past year, the agency provided certified home health aides, who work under the supervision of registered nurses, to assist some 800 Union County residents.
Mrs. Clark is Human Resources Manager at The Newark Museum, and has 17 years experience as a child care educator and administra tor. She and her husband, Charles,
live in Hillside with their daughter, Chané.
She succeeds Leonard Moody of Cranford, who served as President of the VHS Board of Trustees for the past 10 years. He was recognized at the annual meeting with a certificate of achievement "for exceptional vision and leadership," according to Executive Director Dr. Anita Weinberg.
The non- profit agency, licensed by the State of New Jersey and accredited by the National Association for Home Care, offers at- home assistance to all residents of Union County regardless of age, sex, race, ethnic background, disability, or religion.
It is governed by a voluntary Board of Trustees, with representation from communities in the county.
Appliance and Latex Paint Recycling Collection Day Planned for May 16 in Town
The Town of Westfield will host an electronic appliance and latex paint recycling collection day, sponsored by the Union County Utilities Authority (UCUA), on Saturday, May 16, from 8 a. m. to 2 p. m.
UCUA Chairman James Kennedy, of Rahway, announced that the event will be had at the Westfield Municipal Swimming Pool parking lot on Scotch Plains Avenue in Westfield.
According to Mr. Kennedy, "This unique collection event, the first combined event in New Jersey, allows Union County residents the opportunity to dispose of these materials in an environmentally safe manner."
"This program is consistent with the UCUA's goal to recycle 60 percent of the wastestream. Materials collected at the event are recycled, minimizing waste disposal," Mr. Kennedy said.
Information regarding cancellation of the event due to severe inclement weather will be available by calling the Authority after 3 p. m. on the
Friday before the event. There is no cost to participate; however, pre- registration with the UCUA is mandatory and proof of residence is required.
"Collection of electronic goods for cycling is available to Union County residents, schools, small businesses and government agencies, free of charge," according to Dr. Joseph A. Spatola, UCUA Executive Director.
Products such as TVs, VCRs, audio/ stereo equipment, computers, monitors and peripherals, Fax machines, copiers, printers, microwave ovens, telephone systems and computer keyboards will be accepted.
Latex paint will be accepted only in the original paint cans. Paint in containers larger than five gallons will not be accepted. No painting contractors will be allowed to participate in this event.
Residents can call the UCUA at (732) 382- 9400 for more information or to register.
Scotch Plains Rescue Squad Announces
The Scotch Plains Rescue Squad is offering a Red Cross Community CPR class. This class will cover Infant, Child and Adult CPR and rescue breathing skills.
The class will be held on Wednesdays, May 13 and May 20, from 7 to 10 p. m. at the squad building, 1916 Bartle Avenue, Scotch Plains.
The cost for the class is $20, which covers books and Red Cross fees.
For more information or to register for the class, please contact Jeff Frank at 322- 2103 on Sunday evening between 6 to 11 p. m.
Workshop for the Arts Continues Its Tradition
In 1972, when the New Jersey Workshop for the Arts was initiated as the Westfield Summer Workshop, founder and Director Dr. Theodore Ken Schlosberg had no way of knowing what the future would hold.
As the Instrumental Music Director at Edison Intermediate School in Westfield he was aware that students who were participating in music, art, and dramatic endeavors during the school year had greatly limited alternatives to continue their artistic pursuits during the summer months.
In response to parents' requests for a summer arts experience, Dr. Schlosberg created an enrichment program designed to help students continue developing in the arts and honing their musical skills through the summer months. Thus, the New Jersey Workshop for the Arts' Westfield Summer Workshop was born.
Now, 30 years later, Dr. Schlosberg, along with many patrons and advocates of the arts nationwide, are discovering that continuing students' participation in music and arts during the school year is dwindling.
A non- profit organization from its inception, the NJWA is governed by a 20- member Board of Trustees, and largely funded through tuition. Grants have been awarded from the state government, as well as The Westfield Foundation with additional contributions from the community.
Although the Workshop originally began by providing instruction to students between the grades of 1 through 12, it has since expanded to include students of all ages.
When the Workshop began its first season during the Summer of 1972, it bore only a slight resemblance to the diverse and thriving program it is today. Offering only the Westfield Summer Workshop.
Approximately 100 students were enrolled and divided among 20 faculty members, with recitals scheduled during July.
By the summer of 1976 enrollment had grown to 500 students. In 1978 there were almost 750 children participating in courses such as "Be a Clown" and "Disco Dancing," in addition to the traditional musical studies. The musical theatre ensemble performed hit Broadway musical shows.
By 1980 there were more than 100 courses being offered to 950 students and taught by 80 teachers during the five- week summer session.
In the late 1980s, with the success of the summer programs, Dr. Schlosberg again responded to parent requests and expanded the music courses to encompass the entire school year.
Dr. Schlosberg named this program "The Music Studio," and began teaching the expanded course sessions at his home before renting studio space on Route No. 22 in Mountainside. When the Mountainside location, with its three studios, became too cramped, The Music Studio moved to a location on South Avenue in Fanwood that doubled its size.
Eventually, The Music Studio received the use of 75 percent of its current location at 152 East Broad Street in Westfield. The Music Studio and the Summer Workshop evolved into what is now The New Jersey Workshop for the Arts.
Dr. Schlosberg estimates that approximately 700 people, including, students, parents, faculty and staff come through the East Broad Street location each week.
Over the years, several participants in NJWA programs have gone on to appearing in motion pictures, joining symphonies, and conducting Broadway musicals.
Currently, the NJWA offers the following programs The Westfield Summer Workshop, entering it's 27th year; The Music Studio, Kids 'N' Art, Tots 'N' Arts, and The Westfield Fencing Club. In 1993 The Westfield Art Gallery opened, with The Art Studio making its debut in January.
For more information, or to enroll in any of the NJWA's or courses, please call (908) 789- 9696.
Sisters of Mercy Set To Hold Flea Market For Mount Saint Mary
As part of a year- long 125th Anniversary celebration, the Sisters of Mercy of the Regional Community of New Jersey will hold a Flea Market to benefit the homeless on Thursday, May 16, from 9 a. m. to 4 p. m., at Mount Saint Mary in Watchung.
Good bargains, food and two 50/ 50 drawings, at 10: 30 a. m. and 3: 30 p. m., will benefit FISH, an organization that provides housing for the homeless.
The FISH Hospitality Program, Inc. which encompasses Middlesex, Somerset and Union Counties, was launched in 1990 as a 24- hour hospitality network to aid primarily women and children, families and single women who have become homeless.
A maximum of 14 guests, both working and unemployed, may be accommodated in a secure and peaceful atmosphere in a 19- church network on a nine- week rotation.
Guests move each week to a new set of paired day and night host churches in the towns of Bound Brook, Dunellen, Middlesex, North Plainfield, Piscataway, Plainfield, South Plainfield, and Warren.
All proceeds from the Flea Market will benefit the FISH Hospitality Program, Inc. In case of rain, the event will take place Sunday, May 17.
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