As we end our term as Co-Presidents, we would like to thank our board for all the help you have given us over the past two years. With your help we have tried several different fundraisers - paint party, yard sale and handcrafted items raffled off at meetings
As computer usage has become so widespread our web page contains our history along with current happenings. We now communicate newsletters and messages via email with most of our members.
We would now like to welcome the 2018-2020 new officers and board members and wish them a successful term. The Installation of Officers and year-end Luncheon will be held Wednesday, May 16th, 2018 at 12:30pm.The luncheon will be catered at the Recreation Center. The price is .00. Please make your reservation with Pat Fanning - 775-8496 by . Join us in supporting our new officers for the 2018-2020 term.
Our last Board meeting of this term of office will meet at at the Recreation Center on
There will be a JOINT BOARD MEETING ON , all new and old officers and new and old board members should attend this meeting.
HOSPITALITY - Betsy Pastorini & Marge Mastrande
Installation of new officers and End of Club year Luncheon - f
HOSTESSES: Sophia SuzziValli, Betsy Pastorini & Marge Mastrande
Hostesses should arrive by with 2 desserts each and milk and lemons. Paper goods have been supplied by Hospitality. PLEASE REMEMBER NOT TO START CLEARING TABLES AND CLEANING UP UNTIL EVERYONE IS FINISHED. Thank you for your help.
WAYS & MEANS: Betsy Pastorini - A big thank you to all the members who helped at the 2nd Annual Yard Sale.
SOCIAL SERVICE - Bernice Hayes & Ann Gribbins
Keep filling the Heifer boxes over the summer and keep making the lap robes and hats Bakers for the Veterans birthdays should deliver them on the 14th or to Scotty at 18 Stewart Street.
FRIENDSHIP - Since this is our last newsletter until September, we have a lot of birthday wishes to extend.
MAY - Ann McClosky, Evelyn Hegler and Marge Elsbeck.
JUNE - Valerie Lucas, Gloria Walker, Dorothea Carson, Betsy Pastorini, Liz Mullenl, Jan Bazuro, Wilda Cole
JULY - Mary Ann Reid, Mary Kennedy, Marian McGrane, Ann Corbett, Pat Meyn
AUGUST - Edna Krug
We also send get well wishes to Mary Jane Rothenberg and Mady Aliano hoping that they soon will be feeling better.
HISTORIAN - Diane Firben
Committee Chairpersons please send me your year end reports so I may put them on our website. Your reports should be for 2017-2018. Thank you.
A NOTE FROM OUR NEWLY ELECTED PRESIDENT PATRICIA PEDLEYLadies: Thank you very much for electing me your President for the 2018-2020 term. I appreciate your confidence in me. Now I am going to ask for your help. No president can do a good job without the membership behind her. Therefore, I am asking you to let me know if there is a particular committee you would like to work on. I have asked a few members to fill specific spots as chairmen. Many of you have asked how you can help. I would like you to let me know how you feel you would best serve your club. Give me a call if you are willing to chair a committee but don't know which one...I will find a spot for you. Again, thanks for your confidence. I am looking forward to serving as your President for the next 2 years.
LITERATURE: Eleanor O'Donnell
Our group will meet ,l at the Recreation Center at We will be discussing THE WOMAN IN CABIN 10 by Ruth Ware. If you are interested in joining the Literature Group the summer reading is LITTLE WOMEN by Louisa May Alcott and THE OTHER ALCOTT by Elise Hooper. Both novels will be discussed at the September meeting. Our June luncheon will be held on , place to be announced. Please call me if you wish to attend.
MAH JONGG - Edna Krug
Mah Jongg will take place at my home 44 Charles Street Every at unles
QUILTING/NEEDLEWORK - Rita Ammendola & Sandy Munz
NOTE DATE CHANGE Meeting will be at the Recreation Center from Bring a Snack as refreshments are not served.
TRAVEL- Adele Werthmuller
Floral Park Woman's Club
This is the stately home of Mrs John Lewis Childs, the founder of the Floral Park Woman's Club. The house was the first meeting place for the club. from 1898, until 1931. In 1950, an open house was held here for the benefit of The Nassau County Cerebral Fund. At that time it was decided to sell the house. It was later taken down to make way for what is now the Floral Park Gardens Apartments on Tulip Avenue.
Who Are We? We are professional women, your friends, neighbors, co workers, homemakers, teachers, business owners, retirees, and elected officials. We all have one objective: to better ourselves, our community, and our country through volunteer service.
Caroline Goldsmith Childs came to Floral Park as a nineteen year old bride of John Lewis Childs. She had attended Cortland College.
She served as the editor of The Schoolmate, a children's magazine founded by her husband. Known as a patron of the arts, Caroline aided musicians, gave literary lectures, and made her home the center of many civic and cultural activities. She was founder of Nassau Hospital, now Winthrop University Hospital.
The Floral Park Woman's Club provides scholarship money to students in our district schools.Our first fundraiser for the year will begin with the September 2018 meeting. At this first meeting, members will hand in their orders. The Paper and Nuts project gives a portion of their profits to women in need. Orders will be ready for the holiday gift giving season. The catalogs are filled with beautiful paper goods, candies and other items perfect for your holiday gifts.
The club members collected many, many beautiful baby things to be donated to a mother in need. As you can see, there is everything a baby could need ! Thank you to all members who worked on this project.
The Literature Club met on September 18 to discuss the book read over the summer: The Ice Cream Queen of Orchard Street.
The book for October is The Five People You Meet in Heaven, by Mitch Album. Our next meeting is October 16, 2017.
The book reading for November meeting is My Grandmother asked Me to Tell You She's Sorry, by Fredrik Backman. Our next meeting day is Monday, November 13.
Woman,s Club Co- President Mary Ann Pugliese (left) presents to nurse Maureen Powers of St Francis Hospital infusion center, lap robes for the patients made by the club members.
Ronald McDOnald himself, cuddling up to blankets made by club members for Cohen Children's Center
The Womans Club held their annual Holiday Luncheon on December 5th, at The Davenport Press Restaurant. Raffle prizes and good food was the order of the day .
The Womens club had a busy year in 2016 and 2017. Committee members worked hard on many community projects.
The Club Historian, Diane Fairben, had recorded the many activities on our new web page that can be seen here. From guest speakers, luncheons, and project work, all of our efforts are on the web page. The PR committee submits to the Historian any news about activities, and they are put on our web site.
Club Public Relations, is headed by Mady Aliano. Here is her report for 2016-17:
The goal of the Committee is present ourselves to the community
Through various forms of media. Each month an article is submitted to the local newspaper expressing the Woman's Club's
Goals and History,Activities ,Community Outreach and Meetings.
It also serves to encourage new members.
Pictures of all activities are submitted and printed by the local
Newspaper. Since our community is very service oriented our
submissions are always welcomed.
Our local TV station serves to further spread the word of our
Meetings and activities . Our public uses the TV channel to
obtain information about Floral Park.
It has been very encouraging to see the positive feedback the Woman's
Club has received from this work.
Valentine Tea Committee :
Our Valentine Tea is held each year in February. Pat Pedley is chairman of this event. Bakers, sandwich makers, decorators, servers, and raffles make this afternoon wonderful. The tea is our most successful fundrasier, enabling the club to award more scholarships each year to local students.
Summer Bus Trip - Tues August 21st 2018 Save the date. Lunch, dancing, show & Boutique shopping. "After the Loving" a tribute to Englebert, Elvis & Tom Jones at the Ace in the Hole in New Jersey. You will be served a family style luncheon with 2 complementary drinks. Enjoy a fun filled day. Bus leaves from Bellerose LIRR station. $86.00pp. We need 36 people. Reservations and info call Adele 775-8291.
The Literature Club has read some great books, and had lively discussions in 2017-2018. Over the summer we will read the classic, Little Women , by Louisa May Alcott. Following that, we will read The Other Alcott,, a novel about Jo and Amy March.
On Wednesday, May 16, 2018, the Floral Park Womans Club held their May luncheon and inductions of new officer for the coming two years terms.
A Wonderful lunch was served, by Valley Caterers. Good Luck to the new officers, and a big thanks to those who have served the past two years !
Our outgoing Presidents MaryAnn Puglisi and Sandy Munz are presented with a beautiful cake by Pat Pedly
Another year for The Floral Park Woman's Club began with our September meeting on the 19th. During the summer, several of our members of the Quilting and Needlework group finished a special project. Our past President, Brigidann Turadek, had begun a quilt for her son. Sadly, Bridgidann became very ill and passed away before she could complete the quilt. The members completed the quilt, and presented it to her son as Brigidann wanted.
The 2018-2019 Womans Club Board members, Pat Pedley, President.
To find out more about The Floral Park Womans Club, and become a part of this wonderful organization. You can e mail us for more information at:
ON DECEMBER 5,2018, THE WOMANS CLUB ENJOYED THEIR ANNUAL CHRISTMAS LUNCHEON AT GINO'S ITALIAN RESTAURANT. IN ADDITION TO WONDERFUL FOOD, AND FRIENDS, THERE WERE BEAUTIFUL GIFT BASKETS RAFFLED OFF. WHAT A GREAT WAY TO START THE HOLIDAY SEASON !
PRESIDENT PAT PEDLEY, AND CO- VICE PRESIDENTS ELINOR O'DONNELL AND DIANE FAIRBEN
Wishing you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year !
On February 9, we had our annual Valentine Tea at the Methodist Church. Raffles were won, and lots of tea and cakes consumed! Thank you all for coming.
Our May luncheon, celebrating the end of the Womans Club year, was held on May 15, at Crabtree Restaurant.
Have a wonderful summer and don't forget our first meeting onSeptember 18, 2019, at 1pm!
These are the dates for the events we have planned for the year 2019 -2020 .
January 15, 2020......regular meeting and Lemon Auction
February 19,2020...regular meeting
March 18,2020.....President's Day luncheon
April 15,2020....regular meeting.
Valentine Tea, April 18,2020
May 20, 2020.......Luncheon
On February 19, the club welcomed Mrs Diane Kelly, former Principal of Floral Park Memorial High School. Since retirement, Mrs Kelly has be volunteering with the Lutheran Church ministries in Uniondale.. She is in charge of helping to provide new moms with baby necessities. The club held a baby shower for the moms, and supplied Mrs Kelly with many , many baby things for the moms.
Although we have had to cancel our usual fundraising activities for a while, wLike every Womans Club, The Floral Park Womans Club has had to adapt to the new normal since March. We had to cancel all activities and meetings, as well as fundraisers planned. In November, we were able to have an abbreviated meeting which 10 members attended . It was so good to see those who came, and it felt a almost normal! I am happy to say, our members are staying healthy, and following all the social distance rules. On December 16th, we are planning a meeting, and hoping more of us can attend ! We are also busy working on the Holiday food donation collections for the Our Lady of Victory Church food pantry. Now, more than ever, people are depending on each other to help each other, and families, especially at the holiday season.
Our Literature Club has been meeting via Zoom, and will meet again on December 14th, at 1:00pm. The book being discussed is the Dutch House, by Ann Patchett.
We wish everyone a happy and Healthy holiday and New Year. !