The Porch Club of Riverton is a member of the NJ State Federation of Women’s Clubs. Founded in 1890, it is now one of the oldest in New Jersey. Eight young women originally met on porches as a reading circle each week. They were soon joined by others and in 1895 they formally organized. Through the Porch Club, Burlington County’s first Kindergarten in a public school was opened and the first woman was elected to a Board of Education. In October 1900, the State Congress of Mothers (now known as the PTA) was formed through their efforts in Riverton. The Porch Club of Riverton continues to be a “center of thought and action for women”, a meeting place for women of all ages, and it supports numerous charities and community projects. The Porch Club is a registered non-profit organization.
The Porch Club of Riverton meets on the first Tuesday of each month daytime and the fourth Monday evening, September through June, with speakers, luncheons, and other programs on a wide variety of subjects. Departments (Creative Arts, Performing Arts, Garden, International Affairs, Literature, Public Affairs, etc.) hold meetings and plan activities according to their individual programs. Membership is unlimited and new members are welcome. Dues are $55 per year. The clubhouse, which holds 100, is rented to many groups and individuals for events and meetings throughout the year.
Barbara Beck, President; Debora Patras, First Vice-President; JoAnn DiNoia, Membership; Johanna Rooney, Rentals
Clubhouse: Fourth and Howard Streets, Riverton
Mailing Address: PO Box 49, Riverton, NJ 08077