GFWC Marlton Woman’s club turns 50

The GFWC Marlton Woman’s Club celebrated its 50th anniversary with a Tea Party Luncheon on April 26 at Indian Spring Country Club.

In addition to the current members, there were many invited guests, including Executive Board members from several other chapters in the area and Sallyanne Caranfa, district vice president.

It was a beautiful event, full of laughter and appreciation of all its’ members over the years. Fond memories where shared by several women, who have each been members for more than 25 years.

In 1964, a group of women from Heritage Village Civic Association formed the Marlton Societe, to make a difference in their community.

One of the first projects enabled them to donate $5,000 to the Marlton First Aid Squad. The club name was changed to the Marlton Woman’s Club, but the tradition of community service and charitable giving continued over the next 50 years.

The club strives to make a difference for the children in the community. They have supported math in middle schools by providing awards to the students, for their achievements, at their eighth grade graduation. They also work to bring awareness of the importance of reducing, recycling and reusing; recently providing third graders with a sapling to plant in celebration of Arbor Day.

The club also reaches out in support of high school students. Since 1978, the club has provided a scholarship to a Cherokee High School graduate and has supported the Project Graduation event.

At a recent Evesham Township meeting, the group was awarded with a proclamation for its 50 years of service to the community and many charitable organizations.