Mary Ellen Brock
A clubwoman for 40 years, GFWC President-elect Mary Ellen Brock has served as GFWC First Vice President, GFWC New Jersey State President, GFWC New Jersey Past State President’s Club President, and North Jersey Women’s Club Treasurer. She has previously served as 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 GFWC 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 GFWC New Jersey Junior State Board and 19 years on the GFWC New Jersey State Board as State President, 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 GFWC New Jersey Legislation/Resolutions Committee member.
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, 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 New Jersey Legislature recognized her as a “New Jersey Woman of Achievement.”
Mary Ellen is a marketing research analyst. She and her husband Barry have four children.
Shana Folk is a fundraising guru. Whether coordinating club projects or working with her husband to host events and parties, Shana knows how to rally people together toward a cause.
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 Towanda Nokomis
With eight members, the GFWC Towanda Nokomis is proving that a small group of committed citizens can, in fact, change the world.