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The Woman’s Club of Upper Montclair (WCUM) is part of the Liberty District of New Jersey State Federation of Women's Clubs (NJSFWC) which is part of General Federation of Women's Clubs (GFWC). The Club entered the NJSFWC in 1901, became incorporated in 1920, and joined GFWC in 1921. Current Co-Presidents for 2023-2024 Season are Trautie Becker and Cyndee Rowan.


WCUM was founded in 1900 by Mrs. Robert Hoe Dodd. Since its inception, the Club promoted service to Montclair and its neighboring communities.  It began with a small group of neighbors who called themselves the Thursday Club and met weekly to discuss questions of common interest and to work on projects to benefit the community.

The groundbreaking for the clubhouse where we gather today began in 1923, which makes our flagship space 101 years old this calendar year! As a 501(C)3 nonprofit organization, WCUM supports a wide range of worthwhile projects initiated by the State Federation, including Autism Awareness, Operation Smile, Canine Companions for Independence, preservation initiatives and many others.  Their project for 2022-2024 is the Emmanuel Cancer Foundation (EFC).

Club Officers

Co-Presidents:  Waltraut H. Becker & Cyndee Rowan

First Vice President:  Janet Oscar

Second Vice President:  Shirley S. Lovejoy

Finance/Treasurer:  Waltraut H. Becker

Recording Secretary:  Patricia Piermatti

Corresponding Secretary:  Roseanne DiNiscia

Federation Secretary:  Vivien S. Finn

For more information contact Co-President Waltraut Becker, or Co-President Cyndee Rowan at (973) 744-9138.

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