Community Service

Fall Potluck Brunch and Service Project

We’re hosting a Potluck Brunch with a do good twist

Bring your favorite brunch dish to share and help us assemble brown bag lunches for SHIP (Summit Helping Its People) in Summit.  SHIP provides over 15,000 meals to at risk and homeless people in Morris County. With our combined lunch making expertise, this should be a piece of cake (or quiche) for us.

Join us on Thursday (why should Sunday get all the fun?) October 20, 10am-12pm at the Community Church of Mountain Lakes– 48 Briarcliff Road.

Visit our Sign up Genius to let us know what you will bring and we will see you there!

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Questions? Contact Programs Chair – Nancy Scherger

Chicken Pot Pie Workshop

For the over 5 years, the Town Club has hosted a Chicken Pot Pie Workshop for the Home and School Association’s Bake Sale. The workshop will take place on Wednesday, October 5th from 9-11am at Gretchen Hilton’s home, 416 Morris Avenue.

We need volunteers to cook chicken breasts and make roux (recipe provided) in advance of the workshop, assemblers to put it all together and drivers to deliver the chicken pot pies.

This is a great opportunity to socialize with old friends and meet new neighbors. All help is welcome!

To volunteer, visit our SignUpGenius page:

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Questions? Contact us at

To learn more about the H&SA Bake Sale, and to Place Your Orders!

The Newcomers’ Cocktail Party is our club’s annual ‘Welcome to Mountain Lakes!’ to all residents who have moved to town in the past calendar year.

If you’re new to town and haven’t received your invitation, please contact Gretchen Hilton.

2016 Grant Applications Now Invited

Town Club Now Accepting Grant Requests for 2016

Beginning April 1 through May 1, The Town Club of Mountain Lakes will be accepting grant requests from local organizations seeking funding for programs impacting the community.

Established in 1959, Town Club’s mission is to build and maintain a strong community. It is a vibrant social club that welcomes newcomers and provides daytime and evening events where residents can get to know one another. Book Club and Dinner Club are just two of the popular activities. Additionally, Town Club is a philanthropic organization that raises thousands of dollars a year to grant to local organizations in need of a helping hand. The Holiday House Tour is the primary fundraiser which makes the grant program possible.

The deadline for online applications is May 1, 2016. Grant recipients will be required to submit a year-end report by April 1, 2017. For questions contact Sueanne Sylvester at 973-219-8845 or

In 2015, Town Club awarded $23,000 in funding to these programs.

Volunteer to Adopt-a-Family This Holiday Season


Each year The Town Club ‘adopts’ 50 families from St Clare’s Prenatal Clinic in Dover.

Mountain Lakes families volunteer to provide presents for needy Dover families who are clients of the prenatal clinic. Volunteers receive a ‘wish list’ to shop from, and gifts are gathered and delivered to St. Clare’s in mid-December.

If you can adopt a family, please contact Ginny Cassidy to specify the number of people and ages that you would like to provide for by October 20th. Gifts are delivered in mid-December.


Phone: 201.230.5539