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TAPintoMorristown Event: Spring Encampment at Jockey Hollow 4/22-4/23/23


The Morristown National Historical Park will host Spring Encampment at Jockey Hollow on Saturday, April 22 and Sunday, April 23, 2023. During this free event, re-enactors from across the northeast will highlight the life and times of soldiers and civilians during the Revolutionary War. The schedule is as follows: Saturday, April 22 1:00 a.m.- Camp ...

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Zonta Club of Morristown Presents: Wendy Lucas and Maria Lemma will be discussing The Skirmish 4/18/23


The Zonta Club of Morristown Area Presents: Wendy Lucas and Maria Lemma will be discussing The Skirmish  Virtual Event April 18, 2023 at 6:30 pm EDT TO REGISTER, PLEASE GO TO:HTTPS://ZONTAMORRISTOWN.COM/EVENTS/ZONTA-CLUB-OF-MO...AS-APRIL-MEETING/ Download PDF File Here

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Harriet Tubman Statue Unveiled in Newark


A 25-foot statue of the famed abolitionist Harriet Tubman has been unveiled in the newly renamed Harriet Tubman Square in Newark, NJ. Her statue replaces one of Christopher Columbus which was removed in 2020. Harriet Tubman was born in slavery in Maryland and escaped to Pennsylvania. During the years 1850-1860, she made more than a dozen trips to h...

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Women’s History Month & International Day of Women - March 8, 2023


A history of women organizing can be traced to March 8, 1857, when a group of New York women petitioned for better working conditions. Feminism, a social trend, became part of the liberal culture demanding equality in the workplace. Initially the demand for recognition of women's contributions to the culture was instigated by working women to obtai...

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Press Release for Zonta March 2023 Meeting


Press Release for Zonta March 2023 Meeting  Download PDF File Here

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Looking Forward


Positive thinking should be the "buzzword" for going forward in 2023. Let's give optimism a chance. Let's make the decision at a grassroots level to look for the good and the positive every day. How do we do this when we are bombarded constantly with bad stuff? One approach is to make a conscious decision to change the way we think and be determine...

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The Twilight Zone and Life-Long Learning. Interview with Linda Hetcher.


 The Morris School District (MSD) has been providing Adult and Life Learning opportunities for more than 50 years. A new offering this year is a series of 4 classes about author Rod Sterling and the TV series, The Twilight Years. Morris County resident, Linda Hetcher, a student of the work of Rod Sterling, shares her in-depth study of the many...

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Send me your......


 The Statue of Liberty, the universal symbol of liberty and freedom, has stood in New York City Harbor since 1868 as a beacon for anyone seeking refuge from oppression. A gift to America from France. Lady Liberty needs no explanation. She represents the resolve of immigrants who created this new land of opportunity to live free from persecutio...

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Words are Power. God and the Pledge of Allegiance


History has it that the Pledge of Allegiance was written around 1868 for all school children to recite daily at the beginning of every day. This was an attempt to unify after the Civil War. It was not until 1954 that the phrase "under God" was inserted. This was done because the country was worried about the effect of communism. This vers...

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Jack Killion Entrepreneurial Scholarship Award 2022 Recipient - Isabel Lin


The Selection Committee for the Jack Killion Entrepreneurial Scholarship has selected Isabel Lin, a graduate of Kinnelon (NJ) High School who will matriculate at Brandeis University in Boston. The scholarship was awarded in recognition of Ms. Lin's entrepreneurial endeavors. Jack Killion Entrepreneurial Scholarship 2022 Application Responses - Isab...

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Words Are Power. Remembering Queen Elizabeth II.


As I watched the Evening Prayer Service from St Paul's Cathedral, I was overcome with nostalgia. The announcement of the death of Queen Elizabeth II had echoed around the world. During her 70-year reign as leader of the British Commonwealth, she had dismantled many of the myths about women as leaders. In addition to her royal duties, Elizabeth was ...

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The Power of Words – “The Followers” by Radhia Gleis


Words matter. Humans use words to communicate. Words, as well as actions, communicate. Words often have more than one meaning. What is a patriot? The answer depends on whom you ask. For some, invading the U.S. Capital building illustrates that they are patriots. For others, defending the Constitution, the rule of law and democracy, illustrates that...

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Women's Health - Who is in Charge?


As we celebrate our national holiday, Independence Day, many women are confused. We have been taught that we are responsible for our health and hygiene, yet laws are being enacted that are detrimental to women's health. It seems that five people on the Supreme Court have taken responsibility for women's health. Ironically four of them are men....

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The Flag - Why it Matters


Why are symbols important? They are visible forms of an idea. In business we recognize logos and trademarks. In the Christian religion it is the Cross. These are common examples of symbols. They are easily identified and understood. The Stars and Stripes as a symbol is more complicated. Its meaning as a symbol may vary depending upon...

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Isabel Y. Lin - Zonta 2022 Young Women in Public Affairs Recipient


The Zonta Club of Morris Town will honor Isabel Y. Lin as the 2022 Young Women in Public Affairs Recipient.  The event will take place at 6:00pm-8:00pm Tuesday, June 28, 2022 at Florham Park, New Jersey.  For further details, ticket information, and to RSVP click here:  https://zontamorristown.com/e...

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Looking for Opportunities...

John Hall (Jack) Killion 1937 - 2021

Jack Killion, Founder of Street-Smart Entrepreneurs, was passionate about education and life-long learning. Holding a degree in mechanical engineering from Yale University and a Master of Science degree in Industrial Management from MIT, for more than twenty years he interviewed candidates applying to MIT, hoping to find an opportunity to...

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Peace on Earth...Good Will to All

Peace on Earth...Good Will to All

Merry Christmas, Seasons Greetings - Health and Happiness to you.

Our New Year's Resolution: Be Kind. Be Thoughtful. Be Helpful to Others. Thank you for being our friend. 

Judy Chapman, Founder/Garden State Woman Education Foundation

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Gender Equality...what does that mean?

Gender Equality...what does that mean?

Gender Equality means equal access to all opportunities without bias because of gender.

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Grandparents Day is September 12, 2021 – this is a great read!

Grandparents Day is September 12, 2021 – this is a great read!

Recollections – by Judy

It is quite possible that you have a memory of a grandparent that made an impression on you. I recently received a copy of A Grandparents Love by Jackie Corley. Since I am a newly-minted grandmother, I consumed this collection of quotes in one sitting.  I found myself smiling, laughing and agreeing with the content.  Jackie Corley is a prolific communicator and her research, collection and presentation is insightful.  She brought back memories of my paternal grandmother, Bertha Odessa Chapman (we share the same middle name). My father never got an argument when he took us to visit her. After welcoming hugs, the cookie jar and glasses of milk appeared on the kitchen table. When I think of her, I think of cookies – real, homemade ones. My grandfather was around but do not remember much contact with him.  I have few thoughts about my maternal grandmother because she abandoned her 3 girls (my mom was the oldest).  That grandfather did not create any fond memories. However, with my marriage, I acquired Gramma Suzy, a widowed invalid who had remarried.  She was amazing. From her wheelchair, she was in charge.  We would drive 3 hours to visit her in Scotia, NY and she would always say we were late. “The food is getting cold.”  When my parents sold everything in Roseland and moved to Florida “to be near the grandchildren” I did not get it. Now I understand the gravitational pull that grandchildren have, and I realize what a smart move that was.  A cover quote by Margaret  Mead has stayed with me:

“In the presence of grandparent and grandchild, past and future merge in the present.”

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Expert Explores Cultural Factors Affecting Children’s Classroom Learning

Expert Explores Cultural Factors Affecting Children’s Classroom Learning

Since 1970, students from East Asia have outscored their U.S. counterparts on every international student comparative test. Every test over 50 years; no exceptions. “Why is this always true?” asked Dr. Cornelius Grove. Now he has answers.

“I approached this as an interculturalist and an educator. I wanted to uncover the historical and cultural factors behind East Asian students’ repeated successes,” Dr. Grove explains.

Immersing himself in hundreds of research reports concerning East Asian children’s learning advantages, Dr. Grove resurfaced with two principal reasons for their academic prowess. The first is that they are raised at home in such a way that they arrive at school with a drive to learn academically. The second is that during their most impressionable years (preschool–grade 5), they are taught by means of lessons that are knowledge-centered, not teacher-centered.

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