The New Jersey State Federation of Women’s Clubs of GFWC is proud to have Mary Ellen Brock, the 2018-2020 GFWC International President, as a member.
Mary Ellen has previously served as GFWC First Vice President, GFWC Second Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, Women’s Health Program Chairman, Leadership Committee Member, Membership Committee Member, and Constitution and Bylaws Committee Member. She was the Charter President of GFWC Shelby’s Stars. She served the Middle Atlantic Region as Parliamentarian, Finance Chairman, and Conference Chairman.
A founding member of the North Jersey Women’s Club, she has held every office and was President for eight terms. She served seven years on the Junior State Board and 19 years on the NJSFWC/GFWC State Board as President’s Special Project Chairman, Parliamentarian to Clubs, Elections Chairman, Resolutions Chairman, Financial Secretary, Recording Secretary, Third Vice President, Second Vice President, First Vice President, and State President.
A member of the National Association of Parliamentarians, she served eight years as a church youth leader and a Girl Scout leader for 16 years. Mary Ellen’s troop was honored by the Governor and the NJ Legislature, when all 14 Scouts received the Gold Award.
Mary Ellen was appointed by three Governors to the Governor’s Emergency Medical Services for Children Advisory Council, the Governor’s Interpersonal Youth Violence Prevention Committee, and the Governor’s Drug/Alcohol Prevention Council. The NJ Legislature recognized her as a “New Jersey Woman of Achievement.”
The New Jersey Federation in recognition of her volunteer work awarded her its highest honor — The Cecilia Gaines Holland Award. New Jersey is so very proud of Mary Ellen Brock.
A marketing research analyst, she and her husband Barry have four children.
When Sarina Rose isn’t quilting blankets for local hospitals or wheelchair bags for nursing homes, she’s typing away at her computer, lost in a world of vintage romance. The GFWC Melbourne Woman’s Club (Florida) member is the author of three books in “The Relentless Series”.
Success For Survivors Scholarship
Each year, GFWC awards scholarships to help intimate partner abuse survivors obtain a post-secondary education that offers a chance to reshape their future by securing employment and gaining personal independence.
GFWC Lawrence Classics Club
The GFWC Lawrence Classics Club (Kansas) has 19 members, and it’s an incredible mixture: one charter member has been involved since 1997; one member has been part of GFWC since 1960; there are a mother and daughter pair who are 2nd and 3rd generation clubwomen; four members are Boosters; and their youngest member only graduated from college last year. This assorted group shares the same values about volunteerism and puts them into action.