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A WATCHUNG COMMUNICATIONS, INC. PUBLICATION The Westfield Leader and THE TIMES of Scotch Plains - Fanwood Thursday, July 22, 1999 Page 7


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Since1947 WELCOME TO THE CLUB… FanwoodScotch Plains Rotary Club President

Andy Calamaras, center, welcomes new member Raymond A. Jako of Somerset, right, one of the principals in Kucher, Harney & Miller Inc. located in Scotch Plains. John Wilczynski, left, Rotary past District Governor, inducted Mr. Jako. Rotary is a service organization of business and professional men and women who conduct humanitarian projects, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations and work toward world understanding and peace. For membership information, please call Andy Calamaras at (908) 3222350 or membership chairman Joe Qutub at (908) 6545511. TEACHER HONORED… Scotch PlainsFanwood High School English teacher

Pamela Perka, center, is pictured with high school DECA students after being presented with DECA’s highest honor, the Honorary Life Membership Award. Mrs. Perka was recognized for assisting students with their marketing research projects, which DECA members use in statewide competitions. She was also honored for assisting students in organizing DECA presentations to English classes. DECA students, pictured left to right, are: Doug Gillie, Jane Shih, Jennifer Miller, DECA President Tom Gentile, RJ Raszka, Sarah Vilim, Julie Lowen and Eric Konzelman.

InfantToddler Center Holds Party to Celebrate 15th Year

WESTFIELD — The Westfield Day Care InfantToddler Center observed its 15th anniversary on June 11 with a party at the West Broad Street facility.

In attendance were children currently enrolled at the facility, their families and teachers, along with staff members, trustees, alumni families and other members of the community.

The center also celebrated the completion of major capital improvement projects at the InfantToddler Center, including the complete remodeling and refurnishing of both the kitchen and the children’s playground.

In a brief program, plaques were unveiled in recognition of several foundations and corporations which supported the projects. Representatives of these organizations were on hand to receive personal thanks from families, teachers and others at the event.

The InfantToddler Center, which serves children ages three months to three years, grew out of the Westfield Day Care Center. The Day Care Center, established in 1968, is currently located at The Presbyterian Church in Westfield and enrolls children from three years of age through kindergarten. Both facilities provide fulland parttime day care.

“A unique aspect of the Westfield Day Care Center program is that we offer tuitions according to a sliding scale,” Executive Director Linnea Rhodes noted.

“Over half of our population receives scholarships (in the form of reduced tuition rates) each year,” she continued. “In order to keep our expenses low, we have reached out to foundations and corporations in order to fund our capital improvements, enrichment programs, and equipment upgrades.”

The remodeling of the kitchen was funded by a grant from the Westfield Foundation, and implemented through additional donations of time, money, and materials from Lucent Technologies Global Days of Caring, John O’Hara Company, Inc., Townsquare Electric, Inc., Bugelln Brothers, Inc. and Culinary Ventures, Inc.

“Employees of these companies and their families truly gave of themselves beyond expectations,” commented Linda Clark, a trustee and alumni parent. “They donated their time on evenings and weekends to ensure that the project was completed in a timely fashion without disrupting the children and staff.”

Two separate grants from the Family Care Development Funds of

AT& T and Lucent Technologies underwrote the total refurbishing of the InfantToddler Center’s playground, which was completely rebuilt right down to the removal of the old blacktop and upgrading of the drainage system.

A variety of safety surface materials, including special blacktop, “wood carpet” and rubber tiles, were installed, along with three new pieces of playground equipment. New carts and strollers were also purchased for the youngest children’s “walks” around the town.

“These projects are a perfect example of the teamwork and history that the Westfield Day Care Center shares with the Westfield Foundation, Lucent Technologies and AT& T,” said Mrs. Rhodes.

“The Westfield Foundation has funded many projects at our centers over the years, including summer staffing, purchase of office equipment, staff training and the launching of our innovative parttime program — as well providing the original mortgage for the Infant Center,” she added.

“Families from Lucent Technologies and AT& T represent 18 percent of our total population Therefore, we have a long history with both AT& T and Lucent Technologies, who have funded classroom computers, science education, and accreditation in the past,” according to Mrs. Rhodes.

“In addition, through the Lucent Global Days of Caring, Lucent employees have provided volunteer labor and supplies that help to reduce the costs of upgrading and maintaining our buildings and grounds,” she concluded.

Newcomers Club to Host Annual Summer Barbecue

WESTFIELD — The Newcomers Club of Westfield will be hosting its annual summer barbecue on Saturday, July 24, at 6: 30 p. m. at a member’s home.

The Newcomers Club was founded in 1944 and is open to women who are new to Westfield, or have had a recent lifestyle change such as a birth, marriage, job change or move within the town.

The club plans several activities for agebased play groups, a monthly dinner for women at a local restaurant, social events for couples and a monthly book group. Recent events included a day trip to the beach, a tour of Parkers Green house, a new member wine and

cheese and dinner at Outback Steakhouse.

For reservations for the barbecue, please call Christine Johnson at (908) 2330734 or Lisa Knepper at (908) 3011487.

Mountainside Women’s Club Installs NewlyElected Officers

MOUNTAINSIDE — The New Jersey State Federation of Women’s Clubs in Mountainside has announced the installation of newlyelected officers.

The new officers for the 19992000 year are President, Patricia Knodel; First Vice President, Cynthia West; Second Vice President, Sue Clement; Recording Secretary, Linda Esemplare; Corresponding Secretary, Jeanne Blackburn; Treasurer, Kathleen Capodanno, and Trustees Violet Rogers and Joan Shomo.

Now in its 42nd year, the Mountainside Women’s Club is dedicated to bringing together women from the area for educational and charitable purposes.

The club is made up of Executive Officers as well as three departments – Creative Arts, Performing Arts

and Crafts, as well as 21 committees. The club meets the third Wednesday of the month at L’Affaire in Mountainside.

For membership information, please call Nancy Spadacinni at (908) 6547359.

Local Service League Notes Donations Given to Charities

SCOTCH PLAINS — The Fanwood Scotch Plains Service league has made donations for 1999 totaling $40,000 to scholarships and charities in Scotch Plains, Fanwood and to county charities.

All of these awards are the direct result of sales of the donations received at The Thrift Shop in Scotch Plains from supporters in Fanwood, Scotch Plains and surrounding communities.

The following are the charities granted these awards: AIDS Resource Foundation for Children, $500; Association For Retarded Citizens (ARC), $1,000; Boy Scouts Watchung Council, $500; Camp BrettEndeavor, $500; Center For Hope Hospice, $1,000; Central New Jersey Brain Tumor Group, $500; Children’s Specialized Hospital, $1,200; CONTACT We Care, $1,000; Delphi TeamStudent Leadership Conference, $500; Emmanuel Cancer Foundation, $500; Fanwood Library, $500 and Fanwood Recreation Commission, $500.

Other charities awarded were Fanwood Rescue Squad, $600;

FanwoodScotch Plains Girl Scouts, $500; Historical Society of Scotch Plains and Fanwood, $500; Interfaith Council for the Homeless, $1,100; Mental Health Association of Union County, $500; Muhlenberg Hospice, $1,500; PAL of Scotch Plains, $500 and Resolve Community Counseling Center, $2,000.

Donations were also awarded to Scholarship Fund, $14,000; Scotch Plains Library, $500; Scotch Plains Recreation Commission, $1,200; Scotch Plains Welfare Department, $500; Scotch Plains Rescue Squad, $700; S. W. I. M, Inc., $500; The Education Enrichment Foundation of Scotch PlainsFanwood, $500; Tiny Tim Fund, $500; Trailside Nature & Science Center, $500; Union County Rape Crisis Center, $700; Visiting Nurse & Health Service, $1,500; Westfield Day Care Center, $500; Women For Women, $500; YMCA, $2,000; YMCA Eastern Union CountyBattered Wives, $1,000 and Youth and Family Counseling, $1,000.

Fanwood Library Offers New Software, ‘Web Feet’

FANWOOD — Fanwood Memorial Library has now included “Web Feet,” the Internet travelers desk reference and monthly guide to the best Web sites, at its facility.

Compiled by editors and researchers, Web Feet is designed for use by students, adults, professions and parents looking for appropriate Web sites for their children.

Updated monthly, “Web Feet”, covers subject headings such as literature and language arts, history, archaeology, geography, politics and current events, arts and cul ture, psychology, math and computer

science, the general sciences, business and economics, and personal interests.

While in the library in the children’s section, Randolph and Oliver, the library’s two resident guinea pigs, are available for children to visit.

The Castle Display in the Children’s Department features medieval castles built by all age groups in conjunction with the Summer Reading Club theme, Dragon Tales and Reading Quest.

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