Monthly Meetings

Meeting at Dante’s, Leonia, March 23

We will be meeting at noon, March 23 at Dante’s Italian restaurant, 373 Broad Avenue, Leonia, 97605. The phone number there is 201-592-9071. The cost is $25 and the Garden State Journalists will supply the wine. A family-style luncheon will include salad, penne vodka and a main entrée, as well as coffee, tea and soda. No credit cards. Bring cash or a check made out to the GSJA.

The speaker for this program can’t make the date, and we tried several potential speakers – to no avail. So, we’ll have a social luncheon. This meeting will also include the nominations for officers and trustees. The election will take place at the April meeting and the installation will be on Wednesday evening May 22 at Don Pepe’s, Newark.


From the West - Take I-80 East and get off at Exit 70A Leonia. Proceed up the hill on Route 12 (also known as Fort Lee Road) to Broad Street. Turn left and the restaurant is on this street at 473 Broad.

From the South - Take the Garden State Parkway north and go onto the New Jersey Turnpike toward Fort Lee/George Washington Bridge. Exit at 70A onto County Highway 12 (also known as Fort Lee Road). Continue up the hill to Broad Avenue and turn left. Broad is just past Wood Park. Bank of America is on the corner. 


Mark your calendar for Wednesday night, 6 p.m. April 17 at Dante’s in Leonia; when we will hear from a sports figure arranged by our program Chairman Dan Schlossberg.  No credit cards.  Bring cash or a check made out to the Garden State Journalists Assn.

Our 72nd Annual Awards Dinner is set for Don Pepe’s Restaurant, 844 McCarter Highway (Route 21), Newark, on Wednesday, May 22, at 6 p.m.  The dinner, complete with appetizers, choice of entrée and dessert, as well as wine, sangria and beer, starts promptly at 6:30 p.m.  So we want attendees to arrive in time.

The evening will feature a keynote speaker; installation of officers and trustees; presentation of the $1,000 check to the recipient of the 2019 Memorial Journalism Scholarship; and the presentation of the Journalism Awards. Awards Chairman and Trustee Anthony Birritteri reports that entries forms have been sent out with a deadline of March 22.