Mary Ellen Brock
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.
GFWC Illinois is pleased to have Trisha Schafer serve as the 2018-2020 GFWC Director of Junior Clubs. Trisha has been a GFWC member for 29 years. She was first a member of the Nebraska Federation in a General Club where she served as Vice President and President from 1989-1990. At the same time, she belonged to a state-wide Junior Club. Trisha served as the Junior Public Relations Chair at the Nebraska State Level from 1990-1991.
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.
Mesquite Club, Inc.
The Mesquite Club, Inc., located in Las Vegas, Nevada, started out the club year with 120 members and now has 132 members. How has the club gained a dozen new members over such a short time? One reason is Club President Cherie Williams’ commitment to raising public awareness of the club in any way possible.