Book Fest

Rain and cold did not dampen the spirits of AFT Local 2373, whose members celebrated reading and writing with area children at the 12th annual Collingswood Book Festival on Saturday, October 11th, in Collingswood, NJ. AFT members coordinated with Rowan’s Writing Arts Department to run a storytelling activity in the Kids Zone of the festival where children created, wrote, and illustrated their own stories based on visual images from a deck of storytelling cards.  The children’s accompanying parents, grandparents, and guardians were treated to an AFT grocery tote bag and calendar.  The festival attracts approximately 6,000 visitors per year, so this was a great opportunity for Local 2373 to increase its visibility in the region at an education-centered event.


AFT Local 2373 receives award.

AFT Local 2373 received the Pride of the Union Award at the 2014 convention held in Los Angeles, California in July.    

We continue in the long tradition of receiving this award for the work that the local does.

Project Backpack

Project Backpack

The AFT has already purchased 75 very nice and sturdy backpacks. We need your help…. now we just need to fill them!!!

We need items such as, Tablets, Binders, Note paper, Pens, Pencils/Colored pencils, Markers, Construction paper, Glue sticks, Folders, Pencil cases … Just to give you an idea!

You can deposit your items to the following Site Coordinators who have graciously volunteered to serve as collection coordinators for their buildings.

AFT Office in Robinson Hall, Room 114
Esther Mummert in Bozorth Hall
Lori Getler (University Advising Center) Savitz Hall 3rd Floor
LuAnn Maslanik (Financial Aid) Lower Level, Savitz Hall
Debbie Denton (IT) in Memorial Hall
Cathy Parrish (English Department) in Bunce Hall
Pat Quigley (University Relations) in Bole Hall
Terri Sabatini in the Student Government Office in the Chamberlain Student Center
Lori Block, (the student waiting area in the College of Education Advising Center), James Hall 2nd floor

If you are at the Cooper or Camden Campus, or you just can’t make it to a collection site…. you can place your items in interoffice mail to the AFT Office in Robinson or Lori Block in James Hall.

Thank you again for your generosity, we look forward to a successful kick-off activity for the upcoming school year!