Junior League of Pelham Introduces New Board

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65 YEARS AND STILL GOING STRONGPELHAM, NY: Take a walk in Pelham and its influence is hard to miss. The Pelham Public Library, Pelham Children’s Center, Pelham Art Center, Julianne’s Park. The connection? All were founded with the assistance of the Junior League of Pelham, now celebrating its 65th year.With nearly 300 members, the JLP will head into 2007 continuing its commitment to education, improving the lives of families and the enrichment of Pelham and neighboring communities with the introduction of a new 14-member board, including new president, Jennifer Dunbar. A five year resident of Pelham and four year JLP member, Dunbar hopes to continue to strengthen community relationships through projects with local organizations, such as the Pelham Education Foundation and Nurses Network, and further improve the inner workings of the JLP.  “We had a great start to the year by working with one of our community partners Community Service Associates in Mount Vernon.  We served almost 70 meals.  It was a very rewarding experience that I am glad I was able to share with the new board.  I am very excited to be working with such a motivated and enthusiastic team of leaders and look forward to a productive year,” said Dunbar.Dunbar will replace outgoing president, Jeanne Radvany, whose leadership, dedication and direction in 2006 produced a fiscally sound and more efficient organization.  Thanks to Radvany, sixteen projects were implemented, including Pelham Loves to Read (raising $10,000 for Pelham Libraries) and Weihman Park Beautification Project (our signature project), in addition to developing new relationships with community partners such as The Danny Fund and the Hutchinson PTA.Throughout its 65-year history, this women’s organization has tackled issues in areas of education, domestic violence, cultural arts, healthcare and the elderly. Its mission of promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women and improving community through the effective action of trained volunteers continues today thanks to the dedication of its membership.If interested in joining the Junior League of Pelham, contact Kristen Timmermans at 738-4770 or Laird Tolan at 738-7173.