NEW JERSEY FRIENDS OF CLEARWATER
New Jersey Friends of Clearwater (NJFC) is a grass roots organization, fully non-profit, volunteer-run and staffed. Since 1974, this organization has been actively educating children and adults on the importance of clean, clear water and to urge citizens to be responsible custodians of our domain: the estuaries of the Raritan, Passaic, Hudson, Delaware, and other NJ Rivers; the Jersey Shore coastline and its inland waterways; and the land of New Jersey.
40 years ago, Pete Seeger realized a dream by getting the 106' Sloop Clearwater launched and spreading the word for a cleaner environment by word, music and action. A seed from that endeavor took root in the form of Monmouth County Friends of Clearwater when popular folksinger Bob Killian brought the idea to Monmouth County in 1974. NJFC will always continue its close affiliation with Hudson River Sloop Clearwater, Inc., as a Clearwater Sloop Club. Our new name, New Jersey Friends of Clearwater, reflects our goals, growth and outreach in this new Millennium.
Our credo: It is the aim of New Jersey Friends of Clearwater that each member in their own way touch the people immediately surrounding them and in their community, and by word or deed convey the importance of conservation and reparation of the earth.
We hope you'll join us in making the 40th annual NJ Friends of Clearwater Festival possible and a huge success. Make a donation of your money and time.
You can donate in a number of ways:
1. Click the PayPal "Donate" Button and pay by using your Paypal account or any of the listed credit cards.
2. Use our Mailing address: Urgent Festival Appeal, c/o NJ Friends of Clearwater, P.O. Box 303, Red Bank, New Jersey, 07701
We are a 501(C)3 Charity. All donations are tax-exempt. Thanks for your support and we look forward to seeing you on August 11th.
Climate Change Hot Seat Program @ June 5th NJFC Monthly Meeting21 May 2016 by Ed Dlugosz
Members and Guests,
All are invited to join NJFC for its General Membership Meeting at 12 Noon followed by an interactive discussion about the Earth's greatest threat with noted climatologist, Dr Michael Schwebel for his presentation:
We always have a potluck lunch during the meetings, so bring something to share. After the meeting, if you really want to be entertained, stay for our monthly Circle of Song sing-along.
Circle of Song
Our Festured Leader-Performer for June 5 will be Rob Lincoln
Similar to the Circle of Song Stage at our NJ Friends of Clearwater Festivals, there will be opportunities for audience members to take a turn or two to play - or to sing along - please bring your instrument. But if you wish, just come and listen. We encourage songs about the environment and sing-along songs, but you can do or request others.
Ingrid Heldt and Isis Ra are our organizers. Our suggested donation of $3-$7 is still split between NJ Friends of Clearwater's free Annual Festival (our 41st in 2016) and Pastor Sony's work on behalf of the homeless and the hungry in Asbury Park.
Rob Lincoln is a singer-songwriter from southern New Jersey who, in 2014, released his debut 2-disk solo album "5 Cents A Song," the longest debut recording ever released by an artist, with 300 original songs spanning 30+ years of songwriting. Lincoln's lyrics tend to be from a variety of unusual perspectives and they can be funny or sad. His musical style ranges from finger-picking folk to psychedelia and garage rock. In the past few years, other performers have added his songs to their repertoire and recordings, and his political songs have been added to the international website www.antiwarsongs.org. Lincoln is also the founder of two long-running songwriter events: the Philadelphia Area Songwriters Alliance Summer Songfest and the PASA Houseconcert Series. He can be found at http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/roblincoln .
Please check www.ingridmusic.com under Circle of Song or www.NJClearwater.org under Links/Circle of Song for this and other potential changes to planned Circle events or call 732-869-9276. Our Leader-Performer for July 3 will be announced.