Nominations Open for 2024-2025 Society Year

17 June 2024

At the Annual Meeting on Friday, June 21st many positions in the Society are up for election.

Officers — One year term

  • President
  • Vice-President
  • Corresponding Secretary
  • Recording Secretary
  • Treasurer
  • Curator
  • Assistant Curator

Three Directors which will each serve a three year term.

Three Trustees which will each serve a two year term.

Two members of the Nominating Committee which will each serve a one year term.

Any member wishing to run or to nominate another member should contact the Nominating Committee Chairman, John Kozimbo, at





Osborn Cannonball House Museum Open June 2nd

29 May 2024

All are invited to attend the 2024 opening of the Osborn Cannonball House Museum on Sunday, June 2nd, 2024 from 2pm to 4pm.

The museum display will feature antique Edwardian clothing from the museum’s vast antique clothing collection.

Costumed docents will be available to give tours of the c.1750 house and will share with you the story of the Osborn Family, the two Revolutionary War Soldiers who grew up in the house, and other stories of this important, early Scotch Plains family. You will also hear how the house became known to the community as the “Cannonball House.”

The museum is located at 1840 Front Street, Scotch Plains, NJ 07076.  Admission to the museum is free, but donations are always welcome.

For more information email or call 908-322-6700 Extension 230.


Joy Ann Cabanos presents ORIGAMI FOR FUN AND FOCUS

11 April 2024

You probably think Origami is a hobby practiced mostly by females. You would be only partially right. It is used in the engineering world and in the therapeutic treatment of various problems and in mindfulness. Origami has many benefits: creating beautiful designs; helping reduce stress; improving eye-hand coordination; enhancing patience and persistence, promoting learning, education and boosting creativity.

Origami was popularized in Japan but its origins started in China where paper making can be traced to about 105 AD.  Paper Origami was originally practiced by monks who brought paper and the ideas for folding it to Japan in the 6th century. Orikata meant folded shapes. It was a vital skill for aristocrats & high ranking soldiers in Japan as well as decorating temples & shrines. Origami is derived from two Japanese words, Ori (folded) & Kami (paper). This transition came into use in the 1880’s.

Our presenter, a gifted artist, is well named: Joy Ann Cabanos. She IS joyful and is very excited to supervise us in the making of Origami tulips. She was one of those kids who drew on the walls at home. Art was her favorite subject in school and eventually became something she did. Her art springs from a deep love of nature, people & animals, music, poetry and dance. She has been part of many groups and solo exhibits in the Philippines, the UK and the USA. Her work is featured in private collections locally and internationally. She continues in-person & online watercolor & Origami workshops.

We welcome everyone to join us for this Fun and Focused evening where we make Origami tulips, instructed &  supervised by Joy. The meeting will begin at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday April 23rd at the Shady Rest Country Club, 820 Jerusalem Rd. (at the corner of Plainfield Avenue) in Scotch Plains. This upcoming meeting is free and all are welcome. Refreshments and fellowship will follow the presentation. For questions, please email or call 908/322-6700 Extension 230.

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