The Summit Junior Fortnightly Club (SJFC) is a women’s club dedicated to volunteerism, fundraising, community service and social activities. SJFC has approximately 75 members from central New Jersey communities such as Summit, Chatham, New Providence and Berkeley Heights. The diverse membership of the club includes women working inside and outside the home. The one thing we all have in common is that we are busy women who want to take time to give back to the community – while having fun and making new friends! General meetings take place monthly September through May in the historic Twin Maples House in Summit, New Jersey. Additionally, there are events for volunteer opportunities as well as social events for members only, and family events.
The “signature event” for SJFC is our annual Tot Trot, held the first Sunday in June at Memorial Field in Summit. It’s a day of family fun with games, crafts, moonbounces and a petting zoo, culminating in a race for children ages 2-10. We also hold a Fall Fundraiser each year.
Some of our recent fundraising beneficiaries include:
- CASA, Court Appointed Special Advocates of New Jersey
- Summit Educational Foundation (SEF)
- Community FoodBank of New Jersey
- Rainbows, Inc.
- Summit First Aid Squad
- Susan G. Komen Foundation
- Thomas Peterpaul Foundation
- Twin Maples and Carol G. Simon Cancer Center
Other Beneficiaries: The Santa Claus Shop, The Seeing Eye of Morristown, Bonds of Courage, Family and Children’s Services, Summit Police Department, Family Promise, CASA of Union County, The Valerie Fund, PG Chambers School, Link Community School, Good Grief, Foster and Adoptive Family Services of New Jersey, Trinitas Child Psychiatric Unit, Reeves-Reed Arboretum Hands to Nature Program, Overlook Hospital HealthStart Clinic, HomeFirst, Summit Educational Foundation, Our House, Inc., American Red Cross, Community Pre-School at St. John’s, Summit Public Library Children’s Programs, New Jersey All Stars, Area Baby Center (ABC), Special Friends Foundation, Healing Heart Foundation, The Ladybug Fund, (Juvenile Diabetes), Pathways, Murray Hill Infant Stimulation Center, Summit Speech School, Inner-City Scholarship Fund, Newark, Children’s Museum of Central New Jersey , Summit Herald Camp Fund, Valerie Fund, Canine Companions.