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NFTE Student Advances to Finals
of National Business Challenge                                                                       INSIDE

       he NFTE (Network for Teaching Entre-
       preneurship) committee recently received
       national recognition for their mentoring ef-
                                                                                                     • President and
                                                                                                       EVP Letters
forts with student entrepreneurs. In October, Ste-
ven Gordon, a local entrepreneur mentored by
NFTE committee volunteers Catherine Bew and
                                                                                                     • Membership
                                                                                                       Task Force Survey
Maria del Castillo, competed in the 2010 Oppen-
heimerFunds/NFTE National Youth Entrepreneur-
ship Challenge for a $10,000 grand prize. Gordon
                                                                                                     • Girls Leadership
advanced to the national competition held in
New York City, after winning the NFTE New York         Pictured (l. to r.) Steven Gordon with NFTE
Metro competition in April where he was awarded Founder Steve Mariotti.
                                                                                                     • From the Archives
the $5,000 grand prize.
   Gordon is the founder of TattooID, a company that produces temporary safety tattoos for
children. The tattoos contain parent contact information which will aid authorities should the
child become lost. NYJL volunteers Bew and del Castillo helped Gordon launch his business
last year. They met with Gordon throughout the school year to improve, revise and finalize
his business plan. Bew observed, “Steven inspired his peers and me through his participation
and hard work. He incorporated his own ideas and experiences into the lessons each week
and was always punctual with assignments. I am proud of his accomplishments both in and
out of the NFTE program.” (continued on page 5)

                 NYJL Fall Auction
               Supports 20th Year of PIP

               olunteers are invited to support the charitable activities of the NYJL,
               including the Playground Improvement Project (PIP), by attending the
               12th Annual Auction, a Fall Fête. The event will be held at Sotheby’s
    on Saturday, November 13, from 7:00 to 11:00 p.m. PIP, one of the NYJL’s
    signature community outreach initiatives, will mark its 20th anniversary this
    year as they renovate Sara D. Roosevelt Park in Chinatown. NYJL volunteers have already begun
      working on the new landscape design in cooperation with the New York City Parks Department.
         The Fall Fête will include cocktails, dancing and live and silent auctions. A highlight of the evening
         will be the announcement of the 2011 Outstanding Sustainers and Outstanding Volunteers.
              Visit for more information and to purchase tickets. Prices are $125 in advance for NYJL
               volunteers, $150 in general advance, $175 at the door, $200 advance VIP, $250 VIP at the door.
NYJLMINUTE                                                      OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT

NYJL Mission Statement                                          T     his month, we celebrate the birthday of an extraordinary humanitarian
                                                                      whose mission lives on in each of you—Mary Harriman Rumsey,
                                                                founder of the NYJL. Born on November 17, 1881, Mary established our
The New York Junior League
                                                                organization at a time when it was considered unfashionable to do so, and
is an organization of women                                     went on to advocate tirelessly for society’s most overlooked individuals. It
committed to promoting                                          is a remarkable testimony to her vision that the Junior League still thrives
volunteerism, developing                                        today and that thousands of women are inspired, like Mary was, to improve
the potential of women, and                                     the lives of those in most need in our communities.
improving communities through                                       As a great civic leader, Mary would have been proud of several recent
the effective action of and                 successes in our community area, many of which are featured in this issue. One is the story
                                            of a young entrepreneur mentored by the NFTE committee, who advanced to the finals of
leadership of trained volunteers.
                                            a national business competition. Another is the Girls Leadership Institute committee, which
Its purpose is exclusively                  has expanded its program for the second consecutive year, in response to community demand.
educational and charitable.                 Both of these stories show the enormous impact we continue to have in the community
                                            through the passion and dedication of our volunteers.
                                                Along with welcoming new volunteers through on-going recruiting events, this year we are
                                            also focused on increasing membership satisfaction. Our greatest asset is our volunteers and
                                            we want to make sure that the NYJL value proposition remains strong. Our Membership Task
Leigh Bishop Taub, Jeannie Egas-Trouveroy   Force is formulating a survey, which will be distributed to all volunteers – Provisional, Active,
Co-chairs, Publications Committee           Advisory and Sustainer – later this winter. The survey will cover a broad range of topics, and
                                            will help us to better understand how to enhance and improve the volunteer experience. How do
                                            you want the NYJL to look and feel in the future? Your voice is extremely important in these
Meredith Cappel, Janet Constantin,          decisions, and I strongly encourage your feedback by completing the survey.
Obianuju Enendu, Elizabeth Finan,              I am pleased to share that the NYJL was represented at the Association of Junior Leagues
Arielle Patrick, Marlise Randle Davis,      International(AJLI) conference in October. Fiona Grant attended the conference and
                                            returned with several innovative ideas from which the NYJL can benefit.
Erika Spitzer, Sarah Tanner and                As the holiday season approaches, we have many special events planned for you to relax,
Mary Willis White                           socialize with friends, and celebrate your hard work. I look forward to seeing you at our
Publications Committee                      Fall Fête on November 13 as we gather to support our Playground Improvement Project
                                            (PIP) and announce the Outstanding Sustainers and Outstanding Volunteers we will honor
                                            at Winter Ball.
Lisa Hathaway Stella                           And finally, I would like to wish you and your families a very happy holiday season and
President                                   thank you again for your commitment to the NYJL.

Fiona Grant
Executive Vice President

Colleen L. Caden                                     OFFICE OF THE EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT
Internal Communications Management
Council Head                                                    I    hope everyone has been having a great fall so far - things have
                                                                     been very busy across all areas of the League! For example, as Lisa
                                                                 mentioned in her letter, I recently attended the AJLI Fall Leadership
                                                                 Conference in Portland, Oregon. Representatives from Junior Leagues
Sharon Bonanni                                                   across the country met to share best practices and to receive training
Internal Communications Associate                                on issues including fund development, community impact initiatives and
                                                                 advocacy projects. We also received updates on the AJLI’s three-year plan,
Please send submissions for the                                  the “Strategic Roadmap,” which began in 2009. The Roadmap’s goal is to
                                            reclaim the Junior League’s position as the “go to” source for women seeking volunteer work,
January/February 2011 issue to              in a world where there are hundreds of nonprofits vying for their time and talents. by Monday,               What does this have to do with the NYJL? I am happy to report that our yearly Area Plans,
November 15.                                formulated by our Management Council Heads, synchronize beautifully with AJLI’s goals. I am
                                            already seeing innovative collaborations become reality and help our organization to achieve the
                                            ambitious goals set out in those Plans! For example, the Special Events and Volunteer Development
                                            Councils recently partnered to help each other achieve yearly goals through their Service
NYJL Minute is a publication of             Recognition event on October 12. Active volunteers who celebrated their fifth, tenth, or fifteenth year
The Junior League of the City               of service received a reduced-price on their Homecoming ticket. More cross-pollination between
of New York, Inc.                           Council Areas is planned for the coming months, with the ultimate goal of supporting our mission.
130 East 80th Street, New York, NY 10075        I am also very excited about the recent strategic successes of two committees. First, thanks
                                            to the efforts of the New Membership committee, including its hugely successful “Sip & See”
Phone: (212) 288-6220                       events, our Fall Provisional class is filled to capacity. Second, the Placement and Affiliation
                                            committee has worked diligently to place nearly 100% of our Actives this year – definitely
                                            a new record! Successes like these illustrate the Management Council’s hard work and
                                            dedication to all of you. Expect to see more great things from them in 2011!
Visit the calendar on the Membership Area of for additional event information.

n ov e m B e R                                                 decemBeR
1 Monday                                                        1 Wednesday
Up To The Minute November 15 issue submission                   Up to the Minute December 15 issue submission
deadline, 5:00 p.m.                                             deadline, 5:00 p.m.
2 Tuesday                                                       2 Thursday
Travel Talk, 12:30 p.m. S                                       Golden Tree, 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.; 6:00–10:00 p.m.
Volunteer Training & Leadership (VTL) Meeting:                  3 Friday
Handling Stress and Decluttering Your Life in the New           Golden Tree, 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.; 6:00–10:00 p.m.
Year, 7:00 p.m. M                                               4 Saturday
3 Wednesday                                                     Golden Tree Kids, 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Metropolitan Museum Lecture and Lunch,                          6 Monday
11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. S                                         New Membership Orientation, 7:30 p.m.
Intermediate Bridge Class, 1:00–3:00 p.m. S                     7 Tuesday
Career Networking, Claire Steichen: Clear Strategy              VTL Meeting, Tips for Career Success from Nicole
Coaching, 12:30–2:00 p.m. S                                     Williams, 7:00 p.m. M
4 Thursday                                                      9 Thursday
November Birthday Party, 12:30 p.m. S                           Holly & Ivy Luncheon, 12:00 p.m. S
Mini-Placement Previews, 7:00 p.m.                              10 Friday
“Sip & See” New Membership Initiative, 7:30 p.m.                Annual Holiday Dinner Dance, 7:00 p.m.-12:00 a.m.
9 Tuesday                                                       15 Wednesday
Daytime Book Group: The Leopard, by Giuseppe                    Career Networking: Kim Bishop, Career Management
Tamasi di Lampedusa, 12:30–2:00 p.m. S                          and Leadership Services Professional, 6:00–8:00 p.m. S
10 Wednesday                                                    Evening Book Group: The Suspicions of Mr. Whicher:
Great Decisions Discussions: The U.S. and the                   A Shocking Murder & the Undoing of a Great Victorian
Persian Gulf (Chapter 7), 11:00 a.m. S                          Detective, by Kate Summerscale, 6:30–8:30 p.m. S
Career Networking: Evening with Plastic Surgeon Lee             16 Thursday
Ann M. Klausner, M.D., 6:00–8:00 p.m. S                         December Birthday Party, 12:30 p.m. S
Intermediate Bridge Class, 1:00–3:00 p.m. S                     Holiday Cocktail Party, 7:00 p.m.–12:00 a.m.
11 Thursday                                                     Membership credit is given for all events designated with an M.
Lecture Luncheon: Mount Vernon, 11:30 a.m. S                    Sustainer-sponsored programs (which are open to all volunteers)
Great Decisions Discussions: The U.S. and the Per-              are designated with an S.
sian Gulf (Chapter 7), 6:00 p.m. S
13 Saturday                                                      GIve BAcK AT GoLden TRee
Fall Fête, at Sotheby’s, 7:00–11:00 p.m.
15 Monday
New Membership Orientation, 7:30 p.m. & 8:30 p.m.
                                                                 V   olunteers, friends and family are invited to the festive 39th annual Golden Tree
                                                                     holiday shopping event to support the charitable activities of the NYJL. From
                                                                 Thursday, December 2 through Saturday, December 4, Headquarters will be transformed
NYJL Minute January/February 2011 issue                          into a one-stop shopping destination featuring a variety of vendors, ranging from
deadline, 5:00 p.m.                                              clothing and accessories to kitchenware and gifts for the home.
                                                                     On Thursday, December 2, from 2:00–3:00 p.m., tea connoisseur Ellen Eason will
16 Tuesday                                                       conduct a Tea Demonstration & Seminar and from 6:00–10:00 p.m. young professionals
VTL Meeting, Holiday Fashion & Finance, 7:00 p.m. M              are invited to a festive evening of Mistletoe Madness including music, cocktails,
17 Wednesday                                                     hors d’oeuvres and door prizes. On Friday, December 3, Kevin Garcia, Executive Chef at
Metropolitan Museum Lecture and Lunch,                           Accademia di Vino and ‘Cesca, will lead a Holiday Appetizer Cooking Demo from
11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. S                                          2:00–3:00 p.m. In the evening, guests will enjoy a Silver Bell Soiree: Celebrating Volun-
Intermediate Bridge Class, 1:00–3:00 p.m. S                      teerism from 6:00–10:00 p.m. which will include live music and a tribute to the NYJL’s
                                                                 community partners.
18 Thursday                                                          Visit for more information and to purchase tickets.
The Salon: Online Shopping, 12:30 p.m. S

 New Sustainers
                                 Sustainers Host Successful Reception

                                         espite a torrential downpour and threat
 Sue Abernathy Melvin
 Jennifer Acker Ayer
                                         of a tornado, more than 70 Sustainers
 Catherine C. Bailey                     and friends celebrated the start of the
 Anne Bahr Thompson              2010-2011 season at the annual Sustainer
 Caroline E. Bassett             Cocktail Reception. Attendees enjoyed drinks
 Paige Carlin                    and delicious hors d’oeuvres as they mingled,
 Karen L. Chin
                                 caught up with friends and welcomed new
 Saundra Clem Smith
 Rachel Cohen Stephens           Sustainers. Linda Fraser, Sustainer committee
 Nicole Contos Liakeas           chair, extended a warm welcome and encour-
 Lesley Dial                     aged everyone to attend the upcoming day
 Mari Dubois                     and evening Sustainer activities.
 Kim Essency Pillari
                                     Event chair Linda Blatz said, “The Friday
 Paige Ethington Hardy
 Danielle Faris
                                 Flash inspired current Provisional volunteers
 Lisa Gulley                     Lisa Li and Kayla Ryan, as well as Actives, to
 Donna L. Hardiman               attend. This was one of the many highlights of         From (l. to r.) Karen Chin, Beth Reifers, and Kayla Ryan.
 Karen Harris                    the evening.”                                          Photo by Lisa Li.
 Elizabeth King
 Christina McNutt-Sequeira
 Alexandra Meade Codraro         noted Author Speaks at Lecture Luncheon
 Kirsten Meadow
 Ellen G. Mendez-Penate          Thursday, November 11
 Joan Michel Macri               Reception begins at 11:30 a.m. and Lunch is 12:00 p.m.
 Noel Momsen                     Lecture and questions from 1:00–2:00 p.m.
 Dee Dee Pincott
 Charolette R. Reed
                                 Jean Sherrill, Vice Regent of The Mount Vernon Ladies’ Association, will discuss the organ-
 Lorena Sayer O’Brien            ization’s history and mission to preserve and protect Mount Vernon. Founded by women
 Kendall Sowers                  in 1853, and continuously controlled by women since that date, the Association not only
 Victoria Spina Balser           raised the funds necessary to purchase and preserve our founding father’s home, but
 Sheryl Tierney Finch            also gave birth to the historic preservation movement in the United States. Cost is $37,
 Madhavi Venkatesan
 Deborah West Panagacos
                                 beverages are additional. For reservations, contact or 212-606-0241.

NYJL Thanksgiving Eve Ball Celebrates Volunteers Past, Present and Future

T     his year the NYJL will celebrate the 62nd annual Thanksgiving Eve Ball at New
      York’s Plaza Hotel on Thursday, November 24. The event pays tribute to our rich
history, our exciting future and to the women who work so hard to fulfill our mission.
    More than 60 years ago, on a memorable night in 1948, a group of young women
gathered with their families and friends to celebrate the NYJL’s first Thanksgiving Eve
Ball. Described by The New York Times writer Emma Mai Ewing in her book, Through the
Ages: A History of the New York Junior League, as “a dignified occasion at the elegant Ritz-
Carlton Hotel,” the event raised approximately $5,000 for the Welfare Fund. In recent
years, this event nets on average of $170,000 towards our community projects.                   Thanksgiving Eve Ball, Plaza Hotel, 1966
    This white-tie event has raised significant funds for the charitable activities of the NYJL
as it welcomes a group of college-age Provisional volunteers. These young women celebrate the evening with current
and former NYJL Presidents as well as with the dedicated Thanksgiving Eve Ball committee volunteers who work year-
round to host this special event.

GLI Broadens Program
                                                            Winter Ball Introduces
F    or the second consecutive year, the Girls Leader-
     ship Institute (GLI) committee has expanded its
program due to increased community demand. The
                                                            the Harriman Circle

program, which originally included girls ages eight              n 1901, while at Barnard
through twelve, has extended the age of participants             College in Manhattan,
to include seven-year-old girls. GLI chair Tanvier Lee           Mary Harriman
says, “I am in awe at how receptive our program has         Rumsey assembled 80
been both to our community partner and the girls.           socially conscious women
We have seen such an increase in participation and          to work in New York
look forward to another great year!”                        City’s poorest settlements.
     The 2010-2011 school year marks seven years of         The group wanted to
partnership between GLI and the Supportive Chil-            change and improve their
dren’s Advocacy Network (SCAN), a community or-             community and formed the Junior League for the
ganization that provides services to at-risk families in    Promotion of Settlement Movements in New
East Harlem. GLI programs empower young girls with          York, which later became the NYJL. In the early
tools to successfully navigate the challenges of daily      1920’s, Harriman Rumsey co-founded the Welfare
life, including peer and family relationships. The GLI      Council (later re-named the Community Council
committee is dedicated to reinforcing confidence and        of Greater New York) to aggregate New York’s
self-esteem in all participants, so they ultimately reach   numerous social agencies. Through the Welfare
their full potential.                                       Council’s Playground committee, Harriman Rumsey
     This year, GLI is introducing new curriculum           was instrumental in opening approximately 500
themes to complement old favorites such as sports,          playgrounds in New York City. Additionally, she was
entertainment and nutrition. Among these new                the first defender of consumer rights as Chair of
modules are projects that feature talented women            the Consumers' Advisory Board of the National
throughout history, a variety show starring the girls,      Recovery Administration in President Franklin
and a fun self-esteem lesson that involves building life-   Roosevelt's Administration. In 1932, she also co-
sized self portraits. The new curriculum was unveiled       launched a weekly political publication, Today, which
at the committee’s second Annual Back-To-School             later became Newsweek. Without doubt, Harriman
Kick-off Party last month. Parents had the opportunity      Rumsey was a visionary and multifaceted leader
to meet with volunteers and learn more about GLI’s          who strove to improve the lives of others in her
exciting plans for the year.                                community. Today, with 160,000 volunteers in 293
                                                            independent Junior Leagues in the United States,
                                                            Canada, the United Kingdom and Mexico, Harriman
NFTE                                                        Rumsey’s inspirational legacy remains strong.
                                                                To commemorate Mary Harriman Rumsey
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                                                            and the NYJL's 110th anniversary, the Winter Ball
   Suzanne Taylor, NFTE’s Director of Events and Alum-
                                                            committee has established the Harriman Circle,
ni Services, noted, “NFTE New York Metro is thrilled
                                                            an opportunity for all NYJL volunteers, friends and
to see Steven’s progress. His work during the Incuba-
                                                            family to support the 59th Annual Winter Ball on
tor program last year was evident in the thoroughness
                                                            Saturday, March 5, 2011 at the Benefactor level.
of his final presentation at our regional Business Plan
                                                            Harriman Circle donors will receive such benefits
Competition.”                                               as preferred seating at the Winter Ball, an exclusive
   In its fourth year of partnership with NYJL, NFTE        cocktail reception for major donors, recognition
recognizes the value of teaching teens the basics of        as a Harriman Circle donor on the Winter Ball
business to promote their knowledge of finance, goal        invitation, recognition in a special "Thank You"
setting, and recognition of business opportunities. NYJL    advertisement and an exclusive Winter Ball gift
volunteers mentor 15-20 New York City high school           bag. Please contact for
students each year.                                         more information.
   For information, contact co-chairs Jennifer Bartlett
and Alison Sebens at

The Membership Task Force                                                            Nominating Seeks
Announces 2011 NYJL Survey                                                           Candidates
T    he newly formed Membership Task Force, established this summer by the
     Board of Directors (BOD), will be administering a NYJL-wide survey to           T    he Nominating committee is
                                                                                          seeking candidates for positions
                                                                                     on the Board of Directors and Manage-
all volunteers, including Provisionals, Actives, Advisory Members, and Sustain-
ers. The BOD and the Management Council want to hear from all volunteers             ment Council.
when the survey is presented to the NYJL membership in January, 2011.                  The committee is slating three Direc-
“Membership feedback is vital to ensure the NYJL is effectively meeting the          tor-at-Large positions on the Board of
needs of its volunteers and implementing the NYJL’s strategic goals,” com-           Directors which carry three-year terms.
mented NYJL President Lisa Hathaway Stella.                                          Both Actives and Sustainers are eligible.
     Over the next few months, volunteers are encouraged to think about cur-           In addition, the Nominating commit-
rent membership issues and offer suggestions and comments concerning how             tee is slating the following seven Man-
to improve the NYJL volunteer experience. Relevant survey topics include:            agement Council positions: Volunteer
                                                                                     Development Head, Community Coun-
     • Membership Satisfaction: Reasons for joining/participating, satisfaction
                                                                                     cil Head for Adult Mentoring, Commu-
       with NYJL experience
                                                                                     nity Council Head for Youth Education,
     • Training: Types of training volunteers would like to receive, assessment of   Internal Communications Council Head,
       training offered                                                              two Special Events Council Heads and a
     • Community Issues: Most pressing community needs, the NYJL’s ability to        Strategic Planning Council Head. Each of
       effectively address these needs, volunteers’ willingness to work in           these positions also carries a two-year
       these areas                                                                   term. All Active volunteers are eligible.
                                                                                       Finally, the Nominating committee is
     • Types of League Activities: Volunteers’ interests, when, where and how
                                                                                     slating the Vice Chair of the Nominat-
       volunteers spend or want to spend their volunteer time at the NYJL
                                                                                     ing committee. This position is open to
     • NYJL Management and Governance: Interest in leadership, how deci-             Actives and Sustainers. To be eligible
       sions are made, knowledge of the NYJL’s mission                               for consideration, candidates must have
                                                                                     served on the NYJL Board of Directors.
                                                                                     Candidates also must have served on
                                                                                     the NYJL Nominating committee prior
      BRInG A FRIend To ”SIP & See”                                                  to the 2006-2007 NYJL volunteer year.
                                                                                     The Nominating Vice Chair position

      T    he New Membership committee encourages NYJL
           volunteers to bring prospective members to a “Sip &
      See” at Headquarters and enjoy a free glass of wine while
                                                                                     carries a two-year term. During the first
                                                                                     year the Vice Chair serves on the Man-
                                                                                     agement Council. In the second year,
                                                                                     she assumes the Chair of Nominating
      learning about the many satisfying benefits of belonging to                    position and serves on the Board
                                                                                     of Directors.
      the NYJL. The New Membership committee hosts a short
                                                                                       Self-nominations are highly encour-
      information session and a social round robin designed to                       aged for all of these positions. Job
      share information with prospective members concerning                          descriptions for all positions, as well
                                                                                     as application forms and instructions,
      the NYJL, volunteers, and NYJL’s community impact. To                          can be found in the Membership Area
      reserve a spot for a “Sip & See,” simply send your name,                       of the NYJL website. The deadline for
      along with names and email addresses of the friends you                        completed applications for all positions
                                                                                     is Friday, January 14, 2011. For questions,
      plan to bring, to                                      contact Nominating committee chair
                                                                                     Claire Luppi at

Make A Difference                                                        November Membership
at the NYJL                                                              Credit Opportunities
I n celebration of the NYJL’s 110th Anniver-
  sary, the Board Development committee                                  T   he Volunteer Training & Leadership (VTL) committee is offering
                                                                             two new training programs in November at Headquarters:
                                                                           • Handling Stress and Decluttering your Life in the New Year on Tuesday,
has established the 110 Circle for all donors
who contribute $110 or more to the Annual                                     November 2
Fund. 110 Circle donors will receive special,                                 Explore how to balance work and home life and hear tips on how to
public recognition.                                                          communicate with others in stressful situations. This training will also
   The Annual Fund is an important source                                    include advice from an organizational expert who specializes in apart-
of funding for the NYJL. Contributions                                       ment living.
pay for NYJL operating expenses includ-                                    • Holiday Fashion & Finance on Tuesday, November 16
ing Headquarters maintenance, staffing,                                      Focus on holiday expense budgeting, philanthropic giving and other
volunteer training and programs. Last year’s                                 year-end financial issues at this session. A representative from Saks
Annual Fund donations supported the                                          Fifth Avenue will also offer suggestions for gift-giving during the holiday
refurbishment of the new Harriman Room                                        season and present a Spring 2011 fashion trend preview.
floor. For questions and more information,                                 Both trainings will begin at 7:00 p.m. Attendance is on a first come, first
contact Mary Cooper and Desiree Fish at                                  served basis. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Membership credit will be given                                                     to those in attendance. Contact for more information.

WeLcome neW TRAnSFeRS
Tracey Abbott            Meredity Cappel           Jennifer Gilliam          Robyn Lucas            Lindsey Mossman               Jennifer Porcaro      Jennifer Smith
Pamela Arcilla           Whitney Chen              Sarah Goschy              Laura Maier            Thu Nguyen                    Catherine Reid        Laura Stahl
Katharine Becker         Elizabeth York Clouston   Keelin Griffin            Mariana Mastalir       Lindsey Nielsen               Pinsuda Sagooleim     Fanya Stansbury
Ingrid Bell              Aynsley Connell           Ruchi Gupta               Kelly McHugh           Erin O’Brien                  Eileen Schneider      Kathryn Thomas
Meredith Bixler          Janet Connolly            Mary Horan                Megan McLaughlin       Molly O’Shaughnessy           Lori Scott            Rachel Torres
Sally Boyle              Janet Constantin          Kristen Insalaco          Kimberly Mescal        Molly O’Connor                Caroline Seely        Jennifer Turner
Beverly Bolton           Krishnakshi Das           Teresa Lee                Katherine C. Milgram   Therese-Antoinette Palencia   Carson Sieving        Dudley Williams
Miranda Calvert          Laura De Sole             Kayla Lowery              Kathy Mitchell         Tamara Perry                  Allison Semke         Renee Whittingstall

WeLcome neW AcTIveS
Jodi Adamson             Renna Brown-Taher         Courtney Feldman          Elizabeth Kelly        Kathleen Morin                Yasmin Saeed          Irma Taveras
Anna Aguero              Mary Catherine Burdine    Jennifer Freeland         Caitlin Kenefick       Katherine Muhlfeld            Melissa Saint-Amour   Kristen Teufel
Tazeen Ahmad             Samantha Burstin          Courtney Gaylor           Elizabeth Kennedy      Laura Nagy                    Rachel Scharff        Nicole Thomas
Lauren Albanese          Grace Cacucciolo          Armen Gemdjian            Lila Kerns             Coleman Nalley                Sherese Schlosser     Leslie Thompson
Elizabeth Brette Allen   Maryn Capozzoli           Elizabeth Ghadimi         Khara Kessler          Alexandra Neville             Lindsey Sexton        Maureen Traynor
Shana Allen              Laura Causey              Teddi Ginsberg            Kimberly Kiernan       Nicole Noonan                 Erin Shepherd         Erica Varney
Farah Amin               Lindsey Clark             Michelle Go               Monika Krach           Rachel Nordlinger             Stephanie Shepherd    Gina Venezia
Melissa Antoszewski      Meredith Coburn           Leslie Golden             Jennifer Krane         Stacey Olsen                  Julia Shneyderman     Jill Volpe
Allene Arnold            Johannah Coffey           Maddy Goodarzi            Siobhan Lamont         Katie Ossman                  Heidi Silber          Chelsea Vukelic
Yalda Bahari             Amy Cogan                 Michelle Greenfield       Morgan Leathers        Sarah Paden                   Amy Silverman         Janice Wand
Charity Baker            Camille Collins           Alanna Gregory            Bey-Shan Chien Liu     Arielle Patrick               Reena Singh           Allison Webb
Jennifer Bartle          Katrina Cydylo            Kirby Guthrie             Alison Loviska         Erika R. Petrozelli           Natalie Smith         Nazy Weeks
Christina Beale          Monique Dawkins           Carter Hartung            Jennifer Lyden         Alexandra Porter              Soraya Smith          Jessica Wilbur
Nina Beary               Jessica Dean              Brooke Hawkins            Catherine Mangan       Kate Prescott                 Lidiya Sokhnich       Dana Wolf
Brittany Bender          Lea DeMenocal             Bridget Henne             Shawlini Manjunath     Meg Prossnitz                 Diana Spurgat         Elysia Yeager
Ilyssa Berger            Louise Denny              Rachel Herbert            Nicole Manrodt         Natalia Rankine-              Roberta Steele        Carrie Young
Lindsay Bissell          Whitney Dickerson         Helen Howe                Brandi McCoy           Galloway                      Mary Ellen Stefanou   Meredith Young
Lauren Borman            Mary Elizabeth Dooner     Dana Johnson              Beth McDonough         Elizabeth Rigsbee             Kelly Stephan         Merideth Zampino
Whitney Boughton         Ann Dragovits             Marcia Johnson            Lauren McDonough       Ariel Roberts                 Kate Stewart          Lindsay Zantop
Erin Brady               Maria Duckett             Emily Johnston            Sarah H McGee          Sawra Ronaldi                 Nicole Sue Low Chee
Teresa Brady             Obianuju Enendu           Gracie Kaplan-Stein       Michelle McNulty       Lauren Rothe                  Case Szarwark
Elizabeth Brammer        Samantha Engel            Ashley Kelley             Anne Mears             Jocelyn Roux                  Nancy Tanella
Jennifer Brown           Sarah Evans               Kristen Kells             Jill Moloney           Leah Ruggieri                 Elizabeth Tarta

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  From the Archives
            uring the 1920s, NYJL volunteers formed the
            Players, a talented troupe that performed
            plays, particularly during the holidays, for local
  community groups including hospitals, schools and
  settlement houses.
     In the 1930s, the Players also developed a radio
  broadcast for homebound children and children in
  hospitals. In 1933, at the height of the Great Depres-
  sion, the Players traveled to cities around the country
  to perform with various Junior League chapters and raise
  money for local JL projects. Due primarily to the Players’ success, another group emerged – the NYJL
  Glee Club. They performed throughout the 1930s, 1940s and 1950s at orphanages, local hospitals
  (photo at right) and other community events. Notably, the Glee Club performed for wounded
  soldiers during World War II.
     Today, the NYJL continues the tradition of holiday service. Committees host many festive events
  such as a winter party at the Jewish Home for the Aged, Thanksgiving dinners at the Girls Leadership
  Institute and the Children’s Aid Society, and a holiday dinner at the Ronald McDonald House.

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