August 3, 2011 marks the groups 15th anniversary. Smile South Jersey Renaissance was reconstituted as the New Jersey Support Group and held its first meeting at Washington Crossing on August 3, 1996.

Our September 2011 meeting provided a nice turnout, one new member was welcomed into the group. As always, food and refreshments were served. An informal open forum discussion was held after the general meeting and announcements for interested members. The remaining members relaxed and socialized in the main conference room.

The September meeting was also our annual election of New Jersey Support Group officers. The election results are as follows:

President: Leah Edwards
Vice President: Fran Bari
Secretary: Kara Mitchell
Treasurer: Pat Cross

Our next regular pre meeting social Party is scheduled at the Raven in New Hope, Pennsylvania on Saturday October 1. No reservations are required. Soda and drinks are available at the bar. You may arrive at any time, however 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM is ideal to get a parking place and enjoy a few hours before departing to the meeting about 20 minutes away. If you are planning to have lunch at the Raven, please arrive before 3:00 PM as the kitchen is now closed between lunch and dinner.

Our next meeting is scheduled for Saturday October 1, 2011. This meeting will be held at the Church in their upstairs facilities. Please enter at the main front door of the Church rather than the side door. An open forum discussion group will be held after the general meeting for members interested in a focused round table venue.

Kara Mitchell