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DECA Students Plan Activities To Benefit Needy Families
For nine consecutive years, the Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School DECA chapter, an association of marketing students, has been working with the Interfaith Council for the Homeless of Union County to provide for the needs of homeless families in the area.
DECA students recently met with the Interfaith Council to plan their collaborative efforts on behalf of more than 50 families, including over 120 children, who are currently being serviced by the Council.
HELPING THE HOMELESS…Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School DECA students meet with Patricia King, center, of the Interfaith Council for the Homeless of Union County, to plan activities for homeless families. DECA members, pictured left to right, are: front row, Paul Valenzano, David Bell and David Budd, and standing, Eric Konzelman, Tim Gander, Carla Grabert, Tom Gentile, Jim McClintock and Adena Plesmid.
First up was DECA’s seventh annual Halloween Party at the Grace Episcopal Church in Plainfield for over 60 children. DECA members supplied costumes, helped the youngsters paint their pumpkins, played games, and took them trick-or-treating.
The marketing students are planning another holiday party for the children in December.
In addition, DECA is planning its eighth annual Toy Drive for the families of the Interfaith Council for the holiday season. Organizations who would like to work with DECA and the Interfaith Council may call DECA at (908) 889-8600.
HAPPY ANNIVERSARY…The College Club of Fanwood has made final plans for its 65th Anniversary celebration on Sunday, November 15, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Scotch Hills Country Club in Scotch Plains. Pictured, left to right, are: standing, Kathi Silber, Peggy Tan, Marie Leppert and seated, Marie Walford, Eleanor Sturm and Nancy Anderson. Club members who are not pictured are: Mari McDevitt and Ginger Rachko. Rotary Presents Action Plan
To Club’s District Governor
WESTFIELD The Board of Directors of the Rotary Club of Westfield presented the club’s action plan for the year 1998-1999 to this year’s District Governor in Rotary International District No. 7510, Torben Huge-Jensen.
Following lunch and the regular Rotary meeting, District Governor Huge-Jensen who is a Paul Harris Fellow and Past President of Bound Brook-Middlesex Rotary Club, gave an address to Westfield Rotarians.
He spoke of his father as an example of the best in Rotary in placing “Service Above Self.” Mr. HugeJenson was active in the Danish underground movement in World War II running a communications center in their home. He started a Rotary Club in their hometown.
The Governor asked Westfield members to have vision and commitment and to ensure that commitments are fulfilled. He also challenged the club membership to think locally and globally, to join with fellow Rotarians worldwide to make a difference and improve living conditions.
The Rotary Club is active in assisting in the eradication of polio and in providing clean water wells and supplies in third world countries. The world’s largest service organization is the leader in international student and young adult exchange programs and international health improvement programs.
The Governor suggested Westfield Rotarians would benefit by: leading by example, educating others, working toward stable families, helping needy families, following the Rotary
‘SERVICE ABOVE SELF’…Rotary International District Governor, 19981999, Torben Huge-Jensen, center, visited the Rotary Club of Westfield at the regular meeting last week. The Governor is a Past President of the Rotary Club of Bound Brook-Middlesex. Westfield Club President, Stanley A. Kaslusky, left, and immediate Past President, Dr. Michael D. Hart, are shown with Mr. HugeJensen. The Governor reminded members that they are working together with 1.2 million business and professional men and women in 28,000 clubs in 155 countries, worldwide, to be of service to others locally and internationally.
Club’s founder, Paul Harris’s dreams by becoming involved in the community and internationally.
He suggested members live by this year’s Rotary International theme namely, “Follow Your Dream.”
Leadership Conference To Join Alumni Event
SCOTCH PLAINS-FANWOOD The regular scheduled meeting of the Scotch Plains-Fanwood High Alumni Association will be held on Tuesday, November 17, at 7:30 p.m. at the Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School in Room 101.
The program will be a presentation by the Student Leadership Conference (SLC). This was one of the first ideas that was developed by the Delphi Team and has been in existence since 1981.
Each year approximately 50 students, six staff members and six community members go away for a long weekend. They develop leadership skills through team building activities. Each team identifies a project they would like to bring back to the communities to work on.
Some of the programs that have come to rendition through these SLC weekends are Senior Citizens Day at the High School; the Sign Board at the Municipal Building; the SADD Chapter at the High School; TIPs (the Teen Involvement Program); and arranging to have four panels of the AIDS quilt displayed.
The public is invited. Refreshments will be served. For more information, please call Marie Leppert at (908) 233-3829 or Kristi Hawkins at (908) 232-6845.
Rahway Valley Jerseyaires Prepare Barbershop Show
The Rahway Valley Jerseyaires Chorus, the local chapter of the Society for the Preservation and Encouragement of Barber Shop Quartet Singing in America, Inc. will present its 51st annual barbershop show, “Brother, Can You Spare A Dime?” at Rahway High School, 1012 Madison Avenue in Rahway, on Saturday, November 21, at 8 p.m. and Sunday, November 22, at 2 p.m.
Tickets cost $12 in advance, and $15 at the door. (For children 12 years old and under, tickets cost $5).
The Jerseyaires, under the direction of George Schwerdt, assisted by William Laurie and Doug Brown, will perform popular songs during the show. Some chorus members will appear in costume in the first act for a choreographed program, as varied vignettes recall the Great Depression era.
Also featured during the three-act show will be “The Variety Pak” quartet. The Rahway Valley Jerseyaires Chorus is comprised of 60 men based in Westfield.
For further information, please call Ray Walker, Show Chairman, at (732) 251-2326 or Joe Weiss at (908) 286-5218. For ticket information, please call Charles De Agazio at (908) 494-3580.
The Jerseyaires rehearse in the First Baptist Church Hall, 170 Elm
Street in Westfield, every Monday evening at 7:30 p.m. Men of all ages are invited to sing in four part harmony. For information, please call (908) 233-7188 or (908) 382-2870.
Scotch Plains Library Begins Book Drive
SCOTCH PLAINS — The Scotch Plains Public Library, located at 1927 Bartle Avenue, launched its annual “Books for Kids” book donation drive on November 2. Donations will be accepted until Tuesday, December 15.
“Books for Kids” is designed to give disadvantaged children from across New Jersey books of their own and encourage a love of reading.
Donations of new or like-new books may be dropped off in the library’s collection box. Books for children from preschool through age 14 are needed.
Begun in 1991, “Books for Kids” is a statewide program sponsored by the New Jersey Library Association’s Children’s Services Section.
Last year, with the help of over 100 libraries, more than 6,000 books were distributed to children across the state.
Roosevelt School Slates Megan’s Law Forum
WESTFIELD — The Roosevelt Intermediate School Parent Teacher Student Organization will present an educational program about “Megan’s Law” next Thursday, November 19, at 7:30 p.m. in the school auditorium on Clark Street in Westfield.
Maureen Kanka, who has established a foundation in her late daughter’s name, will speak on the subject of child molestation. The program is free and open to residents of Westfield.
Also appearing will be Maureen O’Brien of the Union County Prosecutor’s Office. She will provide a detailed explanation of the actual law, what it means, the circumstances under which certain information about convicted sex offenders living within a community can be released to the public, and who may have access to such information.
Both guests will provide written materials and answer questions from the audience.
A representative of the Westfield Police Department will also answer questions from the audience.
Local School District To Honor Education
SCOTCH PLAINS-FANWOOD — The Scotch Plains-Fanwood school district will celebrate American Education Week from Sunday, November 15 to Saturday, November 21.
The celebration was declared by the National Education Association. The theme is “Teaching Children to Think and Dream.”
Each year the Scotch PlainsFanwood School District celebrates with a display of students’ work in the public libraries of Fanwood and Scotch Plains. Every school in the district, as well as St. Bartholomew’s Parochial School, will be represented.
The students’ work spans the entire curriculum and often combines aspects of several curriculum areas in a single piece of work.
American Education Week is an example of the cooperation that takes place between the teachers and staff, parents, and the Parent-Teacher Association (PTA).
The teachers and staff work with the children to create the display and the parent volunteers of the local PTAs hang the works in the libraries. The community is invited to view the students’ work.