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Welcome to the North/Central NEW JERSEY Chapter

The North/Central New Jersey Chapter includes Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Hunterdon, Middlesex, Monmouth, Morris, Ocean, Passaic, Somerset, Sussex, Union and Warren Counties.


For information on our new and growing chapter, please contact Chapter Leaders Pam Brownstein at pamela.brownstein1@gmail.com or Ann Freedman at genep00ls@aol.com.

Meet our Chapter co-chairs:










Pam Brownstein          Ann Freedman

Meet our Chapter Steering Committee members:

   
     Carla Loffredo        Gwynne McConkey         Judy Glick
    
    Claire Keyles                Susan Lilly                  Rosemary Byrne

We look forward to seeing and hearing from you!


CHAPTER NEWS


 
April 4, 2017
Music Brings Back Fond Memories for our Peer Group
The topic at our NJWIT meeting on April 4th was to choose a song and share the memories that the song represented.
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February 1, 2017
Real vs. Fake News
Real vs. Fake News was NJWIT peer group’s topic at our monthly meeting following President Obama’s challenge to not accept information, whether  true or not,  that fits our opinions instead of basing our opinions on the evidence that’s out there.
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January 4, 2017
A Time to Volunteer
NJWIT’s January discussion at the home of Gwynne McConkey focused on Charitable and volunteer organizations.

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December 18, 2016
Sharing holiday cheer at the Stony Hill Inn, Hackensack, NJ.
An annual tradition for the NJWIT peer group to share and enjoy a delicious brunch at the Stony Hill Inn. Read more...

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November 2, 2016
Soup’s On in Northern NJ
Our third annual soup lunch meeting was hosted by Carla Loffredo in Englewood Cliffs, NJ. Read more...

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October 5, 2016
NJWIT Members Discuss Louisiana Voting prior to 1965
At the October meeting of the NJWIT Peer group at the home of Dale Swisher, the discussion centered around Civics and how difficult it was to vote in Louisiana prior to the Civil Rights Act of 1965. Read more...

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September 7, 2016
A Trip Down Memory Lane
At the September meeting of the NJWIT Peer group sponsored by Cheryl Katzman, the group shared pictures of their past between the ages of 18-40. Read more...

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July 2, 2016
A trip to Torne Valley Winery
TTN/NJ enjoys lunch and beautiful surroundings at the Torne Valley Winery. Read more...

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June 22, 2016
Sharing Life Stories at the Home of Marilyn Shuffler
Many members of TTN/NJ shared an evening of fun at the home of Marilyn Shuffler. Read more...

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April 5, 2016
Conversation with Paramus Law Enforcement
Captain Barbara Steinberg, Division Commander of Criminal Investigations, Paramus Police, shared her lifetime experiences with TTN members. Read more...

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February 21, 2016
When I Worked for the Mob and Other TTN Stories!
A delightful get-together of the NJWIT and Montclair peer groups share a delicious brunch and lively stories at the home of Marilyn Shuffler. Read more...

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January 10, 2016
NJWIT Celebrates 2016 at the Stony Hill Inn, Hackensack, NJ
The first of our 2016 NJWIT Meetings was a delightful and delicious brunch at the beautiful Stony Hill Inn. Read more...

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January 2, 2016
Dazzling Tour of NYC Lower East Side Galleries
The Montclair Peer Group took a lovely tour of Lower East Side galleries on Nov. 13. C Read more...

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December 28, 2015
NJWIT Post-Holiday Dinner
A delicious post-holiday dinner was hosted by NJWIT member Carla Loffredo at her home in Englewood Cliffs. Read more...

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December 2, 2015
Sharing Our Heritage Through Recipes
At the December NJWIT meeting, sharing recipes brought wonderful memories of time past. Read more...

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October 23, 2015
Halloween Fun Hosted by NJWIT
The costumes were regal, creative and unique as TTN members gathered at the home of NJWIT member Cheryl Katzman for an evening of fun and delicious food. Read more...

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October 7, 2015
Soup’s On at the Annual Soup Lunch
At our regular scheduled monthly October meeting, the NJWIT group enjoyed a delicious soup lunch at the home of Carla Loffredo. Read more...

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July 18, 2015
Sangria and Stimulating Conversation
Marilyn Shuffler, NJWIT member, graciously hosted a Sangria Night in her lovely home on July 18. Read more...

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July 16, 2015
TTN Members Enjoy an Evening of Italian Tapas
North/Central New Jersey TTN members enjoyed a summer gathering at Spuntino’s Wine Bar & Italian Tapas in Clifton. Read more...

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June 24, 2015
National Park Ranger Tour at Great Falls in Paterson
A delightful day was spent by members of the NJWIT Peer group as we explored the Great Falls in Paterson, NJ, a natural wonder and historic national park followed by a delicious lunch at Libby's! Read more...

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June 21, 2015
TTN NJ Visits 9/11 Memorial
Our chapter took a poignant tourof the 9/11 Memorial Museum and twin memorial pools in New York City on June 14. Read more...

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May 24, 2015
NJWIT Lights Up at Van Cortlandt Manor
On May 24, 2015 NJWIT members met for a delightful dinner and evening visiting the beautiful and unique “Lightscapes” exhibition at Van Cortlandt Manor. Read more...

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May 19, 2015
NJWIT Attends Newark Museum's Annual Tea
Our NJWIT member, Gwynne McConkey was Co-Chair of Newark Museum’s Annual Tea to Benefit Exhibitions and Education Programs, Read more...

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May 13, 2015
Joan Lunden's Candid Talk at Valley Hospital's Women's Luncheon
Guest Speaker Joan Lunden gave an inspiring talk about her life's challenges and successes at Valley Hospital's Women and Health Luncheon. Read more...

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May 9, 2015
A visit to Howling Woods Farm by NJWIT
On May 9th, two members of the Northern NJ Peer Group, NJWIT, Dale Swisher, Carla Loffredo and her daughter, Serafina Spink, visited Howling Woods Farms in Jackson, NJ. Read more...

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April 18, 2015
NJWIT members at Sheep to Shawl
On Saturday, April 18th, members of the North New Jersey Peer Group, NJWIT enjoyed a beautiful, sunny day at Philipsburg Manor learning about the process of turning wool into cloth. Read more...

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April 9, 2015
NJWIT/ Northern NJ Returns to Eva's Village
"Eva's Village - where Hope begins" was so evident today as members of the Northern NJ Peer Group, NJWIT, helped serve lunch. Read more...

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April 7, 2015
Social Media Presentation a Big Hit
On May 28, the Northern/Central New Jersey Chapter hosted Social Media for Personal and Professional Gain. Read more...

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April 1, 2015
NJWIT Peer Group Visiting a National Landmark.
On April 1st, the Northern Bergen Peer Group, aka NJWIT, had their monthly luncheon meeting at the Ho-Ho-Kus Inn followed by a tour of a national landmark, the Hermitage in Ho-Ho-Kus, NJ. Read more...

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February 18, 2015
NJWIT Creates Unique Pillow Design
Two members of the NJ Bergen Peer group, NJWIT, Dale Swisher and Cheryl Katzman visited Paint-A-Pillow in Ramsey NJ, an innovative, fun and easy way to create your own unique pillow décor. Read more...

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February 8, 2015
Montclair Peer Group Helps Halt Hunger
Providing food to people down on their luck is a longstanding focus of the Transition Network’s North New Jersey Chapter. The Montclair Peer Groups has extended this focus in new ways. Read more...

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February 4, 2015
NJWIT Group at Eva's Village
On Wednesday, Feb 4, 2015, members of the NJWIT Peer Group of Northern NJ decided to use their monthly meeting instead to volunteer at Eva’s soup kitchen which serves a hot lunch for the homeless and working poor 365 days a year. Read more...

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January 25, 2015
NJ Holiday Brunch
Members and friends of the North-Central NJ Chapter gathered on January 25 at Rod’s Tavern at the Madison Hotel in Morristown for a delicious holiday brunch Read more...

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December 7, 2014
NJWIT at the Cloisters!
A delightful day at the Cloisters including a delicious brunch at the New Leaf Cafe. Read more...

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December 3, 2014
NJWIT Peer Group - Wrapping and Stuffing for a Cause!
A delightful December meeting for a good cause!! Read more...

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November 22, 2014
Remote Area Medical Needs TTN's help
REMOTE AREA MEDICAL movie will be playing for a week in theaters in NYC starting on 11/28 and DC and LA starting on 12/5. Stan Brock and the directors of the movie are looking for professional associations, community groups, healthcare organizations and friends of RAM to help host these screenings at no charge. Read more...

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November 14, 2014
Montclair Peer Group Soaks up Art!
The Montclair Peer Group spent Nov. 14 taking in glorious art pieces during a tour of galleries on 57th Street in Manhattan. Art historian Catherine Lawrence led the group as it viewed paintings, photography and sculptures. Read more...

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November 5, 2014
Soup's On for NJWIT in Northern NJ
A delightful and delicious meeting of the Northern NJWIT Group! Read more...

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October 26, 2014
NJWIT at The Legend Of Sleepy Hollow
A delightful evening with the NJWIT group (Northern NJ) at an historic Church to hear the famous Legend of Sleepy Hollow in the Old Dutch Church, Tarrytown. Read more...

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October 19, 2014
NJ Chapter Visits Storm King Art Center
TTN’s North-Central NJ Chapter spent a glorious day on Oct. 19 at the Storm King Art Center and Sculpture Park in New Windsor, NY, about an hour north of New York City. The autumnal colors of the lower Hudson Valley provided a gorgeous backdrop to the sculptures by some of the most acclaimed contemporary artists. Read more...

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September 9, 2014
Paint-A-Pillow
A unique way to personalize your home decor.Dale Swisher's son, Greg, has created a way to make a pillow that is fun and easy to do. Read more...

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July 6, 2014
A Unique Garden Visit for the NJWIT Group
TTN member Dale Swisher invited the North Jersey chapter to tour her son’s home and unique grounds in Mahwah followed by a delicious lunch. Read more...

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May 23, 2014
Event: Finding Work That Matters in the Second Half of Life
On Monday, May 12, a perfect partnership of TTN and Encore.org came together for a lively and insightful panel discussion. Betsy Werley, now an Encore Innovation Fellow, moderated the conversation entitled “Finding Work That Matters in the Second Half of Life.” Read more...

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April 27, 2014
NJWIT Goes Bats for BATS!
A visit to the Bat Sanctuary proved to enlightening, educational and fun ending with a delightful lunch at Cracker Barrel. Please visit Jackie Kashmer's web site below to learn more about the importance of bats in our ecosystem. Read more...

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April 25, 2014
Spring Art and Crafts Show/Sale
On April 6 we held our first Art and Craft Show and Sale featuring works by TTN members and friends. Read more...

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April 2, 2014
Northern NJ Peer Group Sewing for Soldiers
During our April meeting,the Northern NJ Peer group participated in the Blanket of Hope program which supplies blankets to wounded soldiers. Not only was it a worthwhile cause and fun to do, it allowed us the opportunity to make a small contribution to the sacrifices of our armed forces. Kudos for Dale Swisher for this fun initiative!! Read more...

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November 3, 2013
NJ Chapter Visits Montclair Art Museum
On a sunny Sunday afternoon, TTN's North Central New Jersey chapter was treated to a guided tour of “100 Works for 100 Years” -- a show commemorating the Montclair Art Museum’s century celebration. Helene Reed, our docent, walked us through the museum's outdoor and indoor collections that feature a broad range of media. Read more...

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July 31, 2013
"Let's Face It" Film Sparks Lively Discussion
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April 20, 2013
Suzanne Braun Levine Helps Launch New Jersey North/Central Chapter
Suzanne Braun Levine, TNN Advisory Board Member and award-winning author and speaker, helped launch the TTN-North/Central New Jersey chapter with an inspiring, amusing and thought-provoking talk, "You Gotta Have Girlfriends: A Post-Fifty Posse Is Good for Your Health." Read more...

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October 24, 2011
Looking to launch more north Jersey activities - are you interested?
TTN is reaching more and more women in northern New Jersey, and we would love to add new peer groups. If you're interested in being part of a peer group, or hosting a first gathering at your home, please let us know! Read more...

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October 8, 2011
Change Can Be Exciting: An Unemployed Woman and The Transition Network
As I headed out the door, to a meeting with The Transition Network, I really didn't know what to expect. I first learned of the TTN several months ago when I visited their table at the Burlington County Women's Expo. It seemed like an interesting womens' group but I honestly didn't pursue it at the time. What I do remember is the women at the expo were so nice and friendly. Read more...

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