The following announcement is from the Junior League of Central Westchester:
The Junior League of Central Westchester (JLCW) invites women living or working in Eastchester, Greenburgh, Scarsdale and White Plains to its semi-annual “Recruiting Coffees” at historic Wayside Cottage on September 18th at 8PM and September 19th at 9:30AM. The JLCW is an organization of women committed to promoting volunteerism, developing the potential of women by providing leadership training and improving the community through numerous volunteer projects. The JLCW is comprised of diverse women from Central Westchester and we welcome the opportunity for women of all races, religions and national origins who are committed to volunteerism to become members.
At the informational coffees, prospective members will learn about the JLCW’s efforts to improve the lives of neighbors in need, as well as the activities that support these initiatives, including fundraising and development, volunteer training and communications. Joining the JLCW provides opportunities for volunteers to impact their community in a meaningful way and foster life-long friendships with fellow volunteers and members of the community in which they serve.
Each year, the JLCW opens its doors to women of Central Westchester who want to become involved in an organization that makes a difference in the lives of hundreds of local children and individuals, offers training in a variety of educational and leadership opportunities, and provides opportunities for personal growth, leadership and lifelong friendship. It’s a great way to meet other diverse women in Central Westchester and get involved in the community.
New members enter a training course where they work together to complete a short-term community service project. The short-term projects for new members are designed to help the community, allow members to get acquainted with the JLCW, and foster networking between new members. In Spring 2014, the New Members of JLCW partnered with White Plains Hospital to host Kids in the Kitchen in connection with White Plains Hospital’s annual health fair. Kids in the Kitchen is a program that promotes healthy eating and making smart choices when it comes to feeding children. JLCW participated in the health fair by distributing healthy snacks of apples and oranges to the children attending the health fair at a table with informative nutritional displays as well as goody bags which contained health related snacks, jump ropes and other items. The JLCW also had a table where they entertained many of the children who attended the fair by providing them with activities and coloring pages related to health and nutrition. The children greatly enjoyed the activities while JLCW helped them learn about healthy eating and making good choices when it comes to food.
“I am thrilled to welcome a new group of women to the JLCW who share in our commitment to give to their community in truly meaningful ways,” said Nikki Hahn, President of the JLCW. “We are a diverse membership ranging from working professionals to stay-at-home moms, all looking for the unique combination of personal enrichment and fellowship offered through the JLCW. I’m looking forward to working with these women to grow as leaders, improve our community and gain new friendships in the process.”
The coffees will be held on September 18th at 8PM and September 19th at 9:30AM at Wayside Cottage, 1039 Post Road, Scarsdale, NY. Women interested in learning more about the JLCW should RSVP by September 17th to jlcw @verizon.net or by phone to (914) 723-6130.
More details are available at www.jlcentralwestchester.org.
About the Junior League of Central Westchester
The Junior League of Central Westchester (JLCW) is an organization of women committed to promoting volunteerism, developing the potential of women, and improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable. Headquartered at historic Wayside Cottage, the JLCW has served the communities of Eastchester, Greenburgh, Scarsdale and White Plains for over 65 years. Our approximately 250 active and sustaining members are accomplished collaborators who identify community needs and develop effective and responsive programs to serve those needs. The JLCW invites women of all races, religions and national origins who are committed to volunteerism to become a member.