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About Book and Needle


Book and Needle Woman's Club of Oradell is dedicated to community improvement by enhancing the lives of others through volunteer service.

Book and Needle, Inc. is a 501(c)3 non-profit public charity.

About Us

Book and Needle Woman's Club belongs to the Palisades District of the New Jersey State Federation of Women's Clubs of the General Federation of Women's Clubs, an international group of women volunteers with an historic legacy and continuing tradition of community service. The goal of the General Federation of Women's Clubs is to encourage women to improve their skills, expand their rights and apply their abilities and special sensitivities to the challenges of their communities and nations.

We were founded in 1915 by Mrs. William H. Zabriskie and have been a member of the New Jersey State Federation of Women's Clubs and the General Federation since 1917.

The club is organized into areas of interest:  

Arts & Culture Community Service Program (Drama/Music)

Civic Engagement and Outreach

Domestic and Sexual Violence Awareness and Prevention

Education and Libraries / Literature

Health and Wellness


Lunch Around the World


Special State Project

Sunshine Committee

See more about our committees here.

Do you want to meet a great group of women and make a difference in your community?

Members of Book and Needle come from many towns in Bergen County -- not just Oradell.

Our ages span five decades!

Meetings are held monthly September through June, usually on the first Friday of the month, at the Oradell Senior Center at 1 Veterans Place in Oradell, NJ.


Learn more about membership.

Each meeting includes a featured speaker/program on varied topics as well as refreshments.

Individual Departments meet separately as well; activities include monthly lunches at international restaurants, attendance at theatre productions in NJ and NYC, participation in state-wide Women's Club craft competitions, monthly book club.

Executive Board:
Katherine Norian, Louise Lessersohn, Carol Winkler, & Jan Atwater
Beth Shuler
Kathleen Becker

Vice President

Recording Secretary

Corresponding Secretary

President (Rotating)

Carol Winkler


Financial Secretary


NJSFWC Membership

Book and Needle Woman's Club is a proud member of New Jersey State Federation of Women's Clubs (NJSFWC), which is the largest volunteer women's service organization in the state and a member of the General Federation of Women's Clubs. NJSFWC provides opportunities for education, leadership training, and community service through participation in local clubs, enabling members to make a difference in the lives of others, one project at a time. NJSFWC is a partner with Douglass Residential College at Rutgers University. In addition, Douglass students enjoy the many benefits of partnerships including NJSFWC sponsored scholarship programs.

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GFWC Membership

NJSFWC is part of  The General Federation of Women’s Clubs (GFWC), an international women’s organization dedicated to community improvement by enhancing the lives of others through volunteer service.


GFWC clubs and clubwomen are the heart of not only the Federation, but the communities in which they live and work. By Living the Volunteer Spirit, GFWC clubwomen transform lives each day, not simply with monetary donations, but with hands-on tangible projects that provide immediate impact. With a grassroots approach that often thinks locally but impacts globally, GFWC, its clubs and members remain committed to serving as a force for global good, as it has done since its formation.


With nearly 80,000 members in affiliated clubs in every state, the District of Columbia, and more than a dozen countries, GFWC members work in their own communities to support the arts, preserve natural resources, advance education, promote healthy lifestyles, encourage civic involvement, and work toward world peace and understanding.

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