CENTRAL JERSEY CLUB
President: Brenda S. Terrell-Walker
1st Vice President: Alyce Franklin-Owens
3rd Vice President: Candice Wells-Crudup
Recording Secretary: LaDeana Hawkins
Financial Secretary: Kanesha Jones
Chaplain: Marva Dizard
2nd Vice President: Kathleen Williams
Youth Leader: Cassandra Dickerson
Corresponding Secretary: Elaine Buckley
Treasurer: Michele Saunders
CLUB CONTACT INFORMATION
Greetings from the Central Jersey Club of the National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women’s Clubs, Inc. I am very proud to be President of the Central Jersey Club, an organization with a rich legacy that fosters the ideals of service above self. We are a group of nearly 50 educators, business owners, corporate executives, managers, and other professionally licensed women. The Central Jersey Club has served Monmouth and Ocean Counties continually for the past 54 years and have become involved in grassroots programs and projects directly impacting the children, adults, and seniors in our local communities. Through philanthropic generosity of corporations, individual donations, and fundraising efforts, the Central Jersey Club have given over $570,000 in scholarships over the club’s history since 1964; implemented quality programming and have continued to expand our networking with other community organizations in our area. The pride of the organization is the Central Jersey Youth Club, which is an adjunct to the Senior club. It’s open to young people ages 12-18. These youth are trained to become future leaders and activists in their community.
YEAR CLUB CHARTERED
The Central Jersey Club was chartered in 1964.
Mrs. Margaread White, Founder of the Central Jersey Club, was the motivating force behind the organization of a group of eighteen women being chartered under the National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women’s Clubs, Inc. This timely event occurred on October 1, 1964, thereby bringing into the fold of B&P a group dedicated to the improvement of social and civic conditions – a service organization. All rights and membership privileges of the National Association were granted the following Charter Members – Dorothy Brown, Alice Brickler, Gladys Byers, Castle Greer, Louise Hughes, Pearl Harris, Greta Butler, Marion Lyons, Valarie Hinton, Mariagnes Lattimer, Sarah McGee, Elsie Netter, Gloria Quails, Shirley Williams, Catherine Darby, Mildred Baird, Julia Ransom, and Margaread White. Over the 54 years of its existence, the Central Jersey Club has been led by a group of visionary women who have made things happen for the club and for the communities served. All of the attributes of good leadership have been represented by the twenty-six women who have served as president. From its very beginning, the women of the Central Jersey Club effectively and industriously carried forth the mandates of the National Program – educational assistance; youth leadership development; recognition of services granted to others beyond the call of duty; involvement in the community; promotion of job opportunities for all; and racial, cultural, political, and social awareness.
Programs that the Central Jersey Club has proudly implemented include programs such as: an ongoing affiliation with Sisters Academy of Asbury Park; networking with other community organizations like Neptune Chapter of New Jersey Orators, Concerned Black I Nurses that partner with us for our annual free-to-the public Dr. King Celebration; and sponsoring several successful programs like our Annual Go Red Women’s Health Program, Financial Wellness Workshops, Women’s History Programs, Childhood Obesity Program, Youth Forum on Safe Encounters, Meet the Merchants, Afternoon of Arts and Music, and much more.
–> S.T.E.M. Program – Partnership with the New Jersey Sea Grant Consortium, 10:00 A.M.-3:00 P.M., September 29, 2018, Sandy Hook, NJ
–> Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk – October 21, 2018, Point Pleasant, NJ 10:00 A.M. – 1:00 P.M., Free event
–> Pre-Holiday Jazz Blast – December 8, 2018, 11:00 A.M.-3:00 P.M., Branches, 123 Monmouth Road, West Long Branch, NJ, Tickets: $75
–> 59th Annual Founders’ Day Luncheon, April 6, 2019, 3:00 P.M.-7:00 P.M., Eagle Oaks Country Club, Farmingdale, NJ, Tickets: $60