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Chapter Fundraiser at Turning Point in Cherry Hill
January 25, 2015, 8:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.


Please join us on Sunday, January 25, 2015, at the Turning Point Restaurant at 606 Haddonfield Rd. in Cherry Hill,
NJ for breakfast, brunch or lunch. This is a great way to spend a Sunday in January.

Turning Point has opened two locations in South Jersey. Every menu item is made from scratch and their philosophy
is “fresh is always best”.

South Jersey NOW–Alice Paul chapter will receive 10% of the food proceeds, so this is a great way to support our
chapter while enjoying a great meal. Download the voucher to bring with you to give to your server.

If you have any questions, would like to RSVP, or want to add your e-mail address to our database, please call or
email Fran Forte at 856-577-5826 or

Remember to bring your voucher on January 25 and enjoy a great meal!


Wednesday, January 14, 2015

7:30 PM

Meeting location:
First Baptist Church, 19 West Main Street, Moorestown, NJ
The church is across from TD Bank; please use the side entrance of the church, nearest to Carl's Shoes.
Please park in the municipal lot behind the shoestore and the shopping center.


Program Topic/Speaker:

C-SPAN Award-Winning Student Documentary


Our chapter namesake, Alice Paul was born on January 11, 1885. To celebrate the 130th anniversary of her birth, we will see a moving and award-winning presentation about one of her many great accomplishments—securing the right of women to vote after a long and difficult battle that took 72 years.

Madeline Bowne, a junior at Cherry Hill High School East, will present and discuss “Votes for Women”, the documentary that she created about the 19th amendment to the U.S. Constitution. In this documentary, Madeline explored the history of the women’s suffrage movement and its impact on the nation. Her documentary won second place in the Middle School category of C-SPAN’s 2012 StudentCam competition, an annual national video documentary competition that encourages students to think seriously about issues that affect their lives and communities.

Each year since 2011, Madeline has been a winner in the national StudentCam competition on topics as diverse as math education reform, texting and driving, and U.S. manufacturing. She also placed in WHYY’s Youth Media Award. In addition, Madeline works professionally as a videographer and digital filmmaker. She is currently working with the Cherry Hill Police Department on a public service announcement on pedestrian safety. She is also currently working on a documentary on the increase of college tuition. With a passion for animation and special effects, Madeline plans to pursue digital media design engineering.

Her father, Walter Bowne, will accompany Madeline. Walter is a teacher at Eastern Regional High School who had six student winners from his 11th grade class in our 2014 Feminist Essay Contest. Please join us to welcome Madeline who represents the next generation of supporters of women’s rights.

Meetings include speaker, refreshments, announcments and letter-writing activity.
Meetings open to members and nonmembers.



Sponsored by South Jersey NOW–Alice Paul Chapter

There are currently 99 female members of Congress out of 535 members. Of that number, there are 20 female
Senators (20% of the total) and 79 female House members (18.2% of the total). That’s only 18.5% of Congress
to represent a country where approximately 51% of the population is female. Why is this? In 300 words or less,
please consider the following:

"You are running for the US Senate or House of Representatives.

1. What women's rights issues would be on your platform?
2. What obstacles are faced by female candidates?
3. What can be done to overcome these obstacles?"

Please address at least two of the questions shown above in your essay. Please limit your essay to no more
than 300 words.

1st PRIZE—$50.00
2nd PRIZE—$25.00

Middle School and High School students are eligible. Prizes will be awarded in each of the grade level
groupings. Members of the South Jersey NOW–Alice Paul Chapter will judge the entries. Please include
your age, grade, school, teacher contact information and your contact information (home address, email
address, etc.) with your entry. Winners will be notified by mid-February.

All entries should be typed.


Send entry to:
South Jersey NOW–Alice Paul Chapter
Essay Contest
PO Box 2801
Cherry Hill, NJ 08034


See membership forms link at left, sliding scale available.

To donate via mail, please send a check made payable to:
SJ NOW-Alice Paul Chapter, PO Box 2801, Cherry Hill, NJ 08034

To donate via PayPal, click here:

VOLUNTEER TO ESCORT at a local women's center!
Contact the chapter email or call the chapter phone at 856-778-8320.

See link at left.

Support SJ NOW by purchasing items you normally buy online.
For more details on how to become an user, see below.




Do you love to shop on the internet? Here's how you can help the chapter every time you buy online:

Use our chapter joinlink to sign up for SJ NOW Join Link


Then download the shopping window Shopping Window Download and percentages of your
purchases will automatically go to the chapter every time you shop online! No need to login to a website or
fuss around with passwords. The shopping window will automatically pop up when you enter an online store
and your purchases will be recorded! Barnes & Noble, LandsEnd and 1800Flowers, are just a few examples
of the participating online stores. See a list of the many online participating stores here: Merchant List

Note, you must register with first for the shopping window link above to work. To access the shopping
window download through the iGive website, first register, then click on the "shopping" link in the left-hand column,
and then click on "shop through the shopping window" and you'll be directed to the download.
is compatible with most browsers and operating systems.

I always feel the movement is a sort of mosaic.
Each of us puts in one little stone,
and then you get a great mosaic at the end.

—Alice Paul, American Heritage (11/93)