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Verona Municipal Alliance Committee (VMAC)

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The Verona Municipal Alliance Committee (VMAC) provides educational programming and prevention outreach to the citizens of Verona. Its funding comes from a DEDR grant through the Governor’s Office of Alcoholism, Drug Abuse and Addiction Services with matching funds from the Township of Verona. VMAC was authorized by the Township of Verona in 1989 to promote the prevention efforts of the State of NJ at the community level.

VMAC’s Mission is to provide information on alcohol, tobacco and other drug abuse prevention, as well as healthy lifestyle choices to all members of the Verona community.  VMAC sponsors programs in collaboration with the Board of Education, Verona Community Center, Recreation Department and the Verona Police Department on topics of interest to our community.  These topics have included internet safety, Verona’s drug/alcohol policy, family management, and school-based issues.

VMAC Meetings are open to the public. Meetings start at 7:30pm and are held at the Verona Community Center. Please visit their website for meeting dates.

Verona Municipal Alliance Committee
c/o Verona Municipal Building
600 Bloomfield Avenue
Verona, NJ  07044

Website: http://www.vmacnj.org

e-mail: veronamac@gmail.com


Verona Historical Society

The objective of the Verona Historical Society is to protect and preserve the rich and colorful heritage of the Township of Verona. The Society disseminates and celebrates Verona’s past through its meetings and quarterly newsletters, as well as their web site.

The Verona Historical Society meets at 7:30 PM on the first Tuesday of the month, September – June, at the Verona Community Center.

Verona Historical Society
c/o Verona Community Center
600 Bloomfield Avenue
Verona, NJ  07044

Website: http://www.veronahistorical.org

e-mail: twojvo@yahoo.com


Verona High School Alumni Association

The Verona High School Alumni Association strives to reconnect VHS graduates through alumni events and to support the further development of their alma mater for a new generation of students. VHSAA volunteer activities include the following areas: Social & Reunion Events, News/Website, Alumni Store/Merchandise, Historical, Career Day, Scholarship, Fundraising, Hall of Fame and much more.

The current alumni directory contains several hundred names of alumni, former students and former faculty.

Membership in the organization shall be open to all who attended and/or graduated from Verona High School and to any other individual who may wish to join the organization, including by not limited to, present, and former superintendents, administrators and teachers of Verona High School and present and future members of the Verona Board of Education.

Verona High School Alumni Association
PO Box 121
Verona, NJ 07044

Website: http://www.vhsalumni.org

e-mail: info@vhsalumni.org


Verona Senior Citizen Club

The Verona Senior Citizen Club meets on the first and third Wednesday of each month at the Verona Community Center.

For information about the club, call 973-239-7626.


Verona Woman’s Club

The Verona Woman’s Club is the oldest service club in Verona, founded in 1893.

For membership information, please call co-President Linnea Mathers @ 973-239-5789 or co-President Maddie Straus @ 239-857-1143.


The Junior Women’s Club of Verona

For more than a century, the General Federation of Women’s Clubs has encouraged women to improve their skills, expand their rights and work to find a solution to many of society’s problems.

The Verona Juniors and its sisters have addressed the diverse needs of our communities by promoting  education, preserving natural resources, encouraging healthy lifestyles, working on behalf of the elderly and people with disabilities, advocating for issues of concern to women, children and families and supporting participation in the arts.

The GFWC Junior Woman’s Club of Verona, Inc. is a versatile organization of 40+ members that has been involved in social and charitable work in the community since its inception in 1926.

In addition to raising funds for scholarships and donations to support community services and activities such as the Verona Rescue Squad, Public Library and Recreation Department, the Juniors have undertaken many and varied projects. They have spearheaded community improvement projects such as the Community Center Playground, the Children’s Room at the Verona Public Library, and placing benches on Bloomfield Avenue.

The Verona Juniors are a very active organization of women who want to give something back to their community and make new friends at the same time. New members are always welcome. See their website for membership information.

Website: http://www.veronajuniors.org


Verona Juniorettes

The General Federation of Women’s Clubs Juniorette membership is made up of girls between the ages of twelve and eighteen who show a desire to help within their communities and enjoy being a part of an organized team.

GFWC Juniorette clubs are a key element in the future and strength of federated women’s clubs.  Historically, when a person volunteers as a youngster they are more likely to continue volunteering throughout their life. Juniorette clubs provide young girls the opportunity to work as a group to learn and develop personal skills, such as how to organize, speak to a group, to conduct meetings, and a multitude of leadership attributes. The personal satisfaction of both the Juniorette girls and Club mentors/advisors is invaluable.

Meetings are held on the first Wednesday of each month from 7:30 – 9:00 PM at the Verona Community Center.

For more information call 973-239-8552 or 973-857-8579


Verona Lions Club

To empower volunteers to serve their communities, meet humanitarian needs, encourage peace and promote international understanding is the mission of Lions clubs.

Whenever a Lions club gets together, problems get smaller and communities get better. That’s because they help where help is needed – in our own communities and around the world – with unmatched integrity and energy.

Over 45,000 clubs and 1.35 million members make the Lions the world’s largest service club organization.

To become a Lion, you must be of legal majority, good moral character and good reputation in your community.

Membership is by invitation. If you’re interested in being invited to join an existing Lions club, contact the club and express your interest, ask if you can attend a meeting to learn more about the club and its service projects and at the meeting, ask about becoming a member.

Meetings are at 7:00 PM on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of the month and are held at O’Neils, 706 Bloomfield Ave, Verona, NJ. For membership information, visit the website and key in Verona, NJ under “find a club” or call 973-239-4196 or 973-239-8396.

Website: http://www.lionsclubs.org


Knights of Columbus of Verona and Cedar Grove

The Knights of Columbus is the world’s largest Catholic family fraternal service organization with 1.6 million members. It provides members and their families with volunteer opportunities in service to the Catholic Church, their communities, families and young people.

Membership in the Knights of Columbus is open to practicing Catholic men in union with the Holy See, who are at least 18 years old. A practicing Catholic is one who lives up to the Commandments of God and the precepts of the Church. Application blanks are available from any member of the Knights of Columbus.

Father James J. Kelly, Council 3632
6 Rugby Road
Cedar Grove, NJ 07009
973-857-7122

Website: http://www.kofc3632.org

e-mail: kofc3632@aol.com


Verona UNICO

UNICO National is a nationwide service organization similar to Lions, Kiwanis and Rotary. Its membership is exclusively open to American men and women of Italian heritage, or persons married to men and women of Italian heritage, of good character and reputation. Members are united in a national chain, working jointly on national projects and separately on community activities, to uplift the prestige of their people. It is non-political and non-sectarian. UNICO is the largest Italian-American service organization in the United States.

Verona UNICO, a private non-profit organization, is comprised of individuals of Italian ancestry committed to providing a better quality of life for those in need on a community and national level.  Chartered in 1970, Verona UNICO has dispersed more than $500,000 to a variety of causes including but not limited to: The V Foundation for Cancer Research; Cooleys Anemia; Seton Hall University Chair of Italian Studies; over 100 college scholarships for those who excel in academics, sports and community service; and a host of local charities consisting of Project Graduation, The Rescue Squad, The Volunteer Fire Department, The Verona Baseball League, The Children’s Holiday Fund, and many more.  The chapter is also dedicated to preserving the Italian Heritage through various cultural programs, specifically, the Italian Book Collection at the Verona Library.

Membership information can be obtained by e-mail or visiting their website.

Website: http://www.veronaunico.com

e-mail: veronaunico@aol.com


Kiwanis of Verona – Cedar Grove

Kiwanis International: Serving the Children of the World. Kiwanis International is a thriving organization of service-minded men and women who respond to the unique needs of their communities and address worldwide issues by “Serving the Children of the World.”

The Mission of the New Jersey District of Kiwanis International is to actively engage its membership in meaningful community, regional, and world service activities aimed at strengthening the Kiwanis Family, and increasing the size and diversity of its membership while protecting the integrity of the local Club.

Through Kiwanis membership, communities are improved, friendships are built, leadership skills are developed, and business contacts are made. More importantly, the lives of children around the world are changed for the better. Through Kiwanis membership, individuals give their talent, time, and love to those in need. Kiwanians worldwide dedicate themselves to a way of life in which they believe.

Prospective members are invited to join by existing members. The club’s board of directors then reviews membership information for approval. Beyond initial induction fees, members contribute annual dues as determined by the club. Kiwanis clubs meet weekly or twice a month. Members, on average, invest about six hours a month by participating in meetings, projects, and volunteering in their community.

Meetings take place on the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 8:00 PM at the Verona Community Center. Additional membership information can be found on the Kiwanis website.

NJ District Kiwanis
120 Morris Avenue
Summit, NJ 07901
800-396-9194
908-363-0982
908-517-0762 fax

Website: http://www.njkiwanis.org

e-mail: centerinfo@njkiwanis.org


Verona – Cedar Grove Chorus

The Verona-Cedar Grove draws membership from many nearby towns including West Orange, and Caldwell. They are people who love to sing and take their music seriously, but not too seriously. They are friends and neighbors, always looking to expand their numbers.

Rehearsals are held Tuesday nights from 7:30 to 9:30 in the Music Room of H B Whitehorne Middle School in Verona.  If you have questions about the Chorus or would like to join, come to a rehearsal and introduce yourself or contact them via e-mail or call 973-953-3667.

Website: http://www.veronacedargrovechorus.org

e-mail: tj07044@gmail.com

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