The Junior League of Central Westchester to Host Informational Coffees for Prospective Members on January 13, 2011 at Wayside Cottage

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The Junior League of Central Westchester (JLCW) is inviting women from Eastchester, Greenburgh, Scarsdale and White Plains to its semi-annual “Recruiting Coffees” at historic Wayside Cottage on January 13, 2011 at either 9:30 a.m. or 8:00 p.m.

Prospective members will learn about the JLCW’s efforts to improve the lives of our neighbors in need. New members enter a training course where they work together to complete a short-term community service project. Recent projects have included Reading Fun Day benefitting Eastchester Community Action Program (ECAP) and Healthy Kids Day for Head Start Preschool children in White Plains.  They will learn to use resources and support offered by the JLCW.

The JLCW’s upcoming projects include: Family Literacy Program, engaging members in reading activities with Head Start students to build literacy skills; Kids in the Kitchen, combating childhood obesity by teaching children about nutrition and exercise; Safety Town, arming children with information about fire safety, traffic safety, poison issues and stranger danger; TGIF Workshops, helping to empower girls to reach their full potential and to understand, value and assert their rights; and Grace Church Soup Kitchen, providing 1,500 meals annually to local residents.

JLCW members have been effecting positive change in the area for over 60 years.  As JLCW President Allison Weiss puts it, “Our communities need our help now more than ever before, and the League is proud to be able to make a difference in the lives of the individuals we serve.   And, while working to improve our community, League members have the opportunity to develop new skills and to meet a great group of likeminded women.”

The coffees will be a chance to meet current JLCW members, get to know other prospective members and to enjoy a visit to Wayside Cottage, a historic landmark that has recently completed a “period” renovation.

The coffees will be held on Thursday, January 13 at 9:30 a.m. and 8:00 p.m.

at Wayside Cottage, 1039 Post Road, Scarsdale NY.

RSVP by January 6 to or by phone to (914) 723-6130.

       Press contact: Alison Messerle at or by phone to (914) 954-4524.