TEANECK-ENGLEWOOD & VICINITY CLUBS
President: Rosa Williams
First Vice President: Eboni Rodgers Culp
Recording Secretary: Monique Ellington
Financial Secretary: Fernita Ross
Second Vice President: Colette Brantley
Treasurer: Levonne Turner
Chaplin: Alma Scott Buczak
The Teaneck-Englewood and Vicinity Club are a dynamic group of 21stCentury Women. Our goals are to empower women by providing greater services and recognition to members of our communities. Each year, we emphasize the importance of education by providing thousands of dollars in scholarships to college bound high school seniors. We welcome new members who will be supportive and will work to attain these goals.
YEAR CLUB CHARTERED
The Teaneck-Englewood Vicinity Club was chartered in October, 1963.
The Teaneck-Englewood & Vicinity Club was organized by Florence A. Holmes and chartered in 1963. From its inception, this club has been vigorous and active in community affairs, with a particular emphasis on scholarship assistance to youth in our communities. We are a focused group of women, highly committed to make a difference. As a result, four (4) NANBPWC elected National officers, Northeast District officer and Northeast District chairpersons, as well as a Mayor of the Township of Teaneck, have been members of this club. The Teaneck-Englewood & Vicinity Club continues the legacy of its founders through its contribution and commitment to the betterment of life through our local programs.
—> “Adopt/ Foster a Child” – An initiative featured a video created by and featuring TEVC members which encouraged African American families to adopt or foster a child.
—> “Angel Food Network” – We provided fresh produce and food to families in need.
—> “Backpacks” – Bags filled with school supplies are donated to a local school district for distribution to its homeless students.
—> “Buy with Pride” – A pocket directory of African American Businesses, researched and published by TEVC.
—> “Cops and Kids” – A forum organized by TEVC (highlighted in the NY Times) that brought children, parents, police and the judiciary together to educate, understand and build a relationship.
—> “Dress for Success” – A project provided business clothing for women returning to work.
—> “Finance for Teens” – An interactive workshop presented at a local high school to help students understand basic financial concepts.
—> “Health Fair” – In which community members received free screenings and information from health professionals on health and medical issues.
—> “Japanese Language Lessons” – A series of lessons in Japanese for club members.
—> “One Warm Coat” – We provide donations of coats and accessories to those in need.
—> “Power of Our Dollars” – A project recording money spent to boost African American business women and the African American business community.
—> “Reasons to Give” – An initiative in celebration of the number of years TEVC has served the community (i.e. 52 supermarket gift cards to 52 families to celebrate 52 years of our founding).
—> “Save Our Sisters” – A project provided home furnishings and toys for the children of women of domestic abuse.
—> “Setting Sights for Little Sisters and Brothers” – A project that brought community members into elementary, junior high and high school classes to talk about their careers.
—> “The Presence and Contributions of African Americans in Bergen County” – A booklet created and published by TEVC, distributed to local elementary and middle schools to supplement the curriculum.
—> “Women Survivor’s Big Hat Tea” – A brunch and symposium on women’s issues.
NEWS & EVENTS
—> Back Pack Initiative – August 18, 2018, 257 Hamilton Road, Teaneck, NJ
—> Making Strides Cancer Walk – October 28, 2018, 10 a.m., Overpeck Park, Ridgefield, NJ
—> 55th Annual Founder’s Day Commemoration – October 21, 2018, Galilee United Methodist Church, Englewood, NJ