Thursday Morning Club to Hold Fall Fundraising Celebration

Anne Lawless and Gerri Meer pulling winning tickets in 2019

MADISON — Despite COVID-19, plans are being made for the Thursday Morning Club (TMC) to hold a fundraising celebration this fall. Join the Club’s efforts while gaining an opportunity to be rewarded with a cash prize.

The Club’s Second Annual “Fabulous Fall Fundraiser” to benefit the Madison Community House (MCH) will be held from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 17, 2020 with a cocktail reception at the MCH on 25 Cook Avenue. Food will be catered by Madison’s own, Chef Loryn, and the TMC’s signature drink, “Raffleberry” will be served along with beer, wine, and soft drinks.

Purchase of a $100.00 ticket (only 300 to be printed) guarantees a reservation for two to the reception and a chance to win one of two prizes worth 25% of the sales. To participate in the “Fabulous Fall Fundraiser,” or for more information, call Anne Lawless (973-822-2517) or Nancy Wallace (973-377-6989).

“As always, the Thursday Morning Club and Madison Community House are grateful for the community’s past and continuing generosity, which enables us to be a vibrant presence in Madison”, Club President Susan Packie said.

The Madison Community House is widely recognized as a key institution in Madison’s community life. As the owner of the Madison Community House, the TMC works at fundraising efforts for the House in order to continue providing activities and services among which are:

  • A Pre-School for 3 and 4-year-olds
  • The Before and After School Child Care (BASCC) program at all Madison elementary schools
    Summer camps
  • Space is used by a number of civic groups and organizations for meetings and social purposes.
  • “Dress for Success Northern New Jersey’s 10 Counties” which supports disadvantaged women in their quest to rejoin the workforce, also makes its home at the Madison Community House.

Every year, “As many as 50,000 to 55,000 people use the Madison Community House facility in one way or another”, reported President Packie.

The Thursday Morning Club is a not-for-profit, social and philanthropic organization founded in 1896 in Madison. Touchstones of the Club’s mission are providing programs and projects promoting women’s health and social issues, preserving natural resources, promoting literacy and equality, and volunteer service.

The Thursday Morning Club has been a member of the New Jersey State Federation of Women’s Clubs (NJSFWC), the largest volunteer women’s organization in the State since 1900. TMC is also a member of the General Federation of Women’s Clubs (GFWC), a Federation of more than 3,000 women’s clubs in the United States and internationally, which has promoted civic improvements through volunteer service since 1907.