Monthly Meetings

Magazine Editor Wilkolaski To Speak Jan. 17 in North Bergen 

Sherrie Wilkolaski, editor-in-chief and managing partner of Luxe Beat Magazine, is the featured speaker at our Saturday, January 17 meeting at Mundo Latino, 8619 Bergenline Avenue, North Bergen. The cost is $22 per person. The telephone number is 201-861-6902. Sherrie had to bow out of our November meeting.

Wilkolaski is the founder and president of Author's Boutique and PubSmart. In 2011, she co-founded traditional publishing house Pressque Publishing and has achieved book-to-film success, with the company’s first book trilogy being acquired by Wonderland Films for a 2015 silver screen release.

She is a consultant and publishing services broker for a number of small- to mid-sized publishers and printers and also hosts several radio show. She served as board member and treasurer (2012-2014) of the International Food, Wine and Travel Writers Association and was a speaker at the HP Discoop Graphic Arts Asia Conference in Beijing, China, in 2013.

Sherrie is the author of the best-selling book “How to Start a Wedding Planning Business” and the popular coffee table book series, “Cookies and Cocktails.” A third one, on marketing, will be out this year.

Our hosts are Antonio Permas, Chef Teodoro “Teo” Lopez and Mgr. Evaristo Seoane. 


From the West: Take I-80 east and merge onto I-95 north toward Route 46/I-80/Lincoln Tunnel. Keep right to take 495 E via Exit 16E toward NJ-3/Lincoln Tunnel. Take the exit toward Kennedy Boulevard. Turn slight right onto Columbia Avenue. Turn right onto Paterson Plank Road/County Hwy 681. Turn slight right onto Tonnelle Avenue/US 1N/US 9N. Turn right onto 79th St. Turn left onto John F. Kennedy Blvd./County Hwy 501. Take the first right onto 79th St. Turn left onto Bergenline Avenue. The restaurant is on the left. 

From the South – Take the Garden State Parkway north to I-95N/New Jersey Turnpike. Go toward US 46/I-80 Lincoln Tunnel

Keep right to NJ495E via Exit 163 toward NJ Route 3/Lincoln Tunnel. Exit at Kennedy Blvd. Turn slight right onto Columbia Avenue. Turn right onto Paterson Plank Road/Co. Highway 681.Turn right onto 79th St. Left on JFK Bvd./County Highway 50. Right on 79th to Bergenline Avenue. The restaurant is on Bergenline at 86th St. Also, check MapQuest or the restaurant for directions.


Feb. 21: The speaker is Lauren Class Schneider of the Broadway Fantasy Camp.  Venue to be announced.

Mar. 21: The speaker is Richard A. Boiardo, MD., FAAOS, president of Cross County Orthopaedics and chief of the Department of Orthopaedics/Musculoskeletal Services at St. Michael's Medical Center, Catholic Health East, Newark.  The venue is to be announced.

April 15:  The speaker is Morgan Johnston of Jet Blue arranged by Dan Schlossberg. The venue is at LaFamiglia, 107 E. Main Street, Bogota.  This is a Wednesday meeting at 6:30 p.m. The GSJA will be bringing the wine.

May 20:  This is our annual Awards Night, on a Wednesday, at The Chart House, Weehawken.  This is our 68th annual awards dinner. Speaker to be announced.