Junior League of Summit Welcomes New Members
The Junior League of Summit (JLS) is proud to welcome 15 local women who recently completed the JLS New Member training course and became active members of the volunteer organization that serves the Berkeley Heights, Chatham, New Providence, and Summit communities.
The comprehensive training program is designed to prepare women for effective community leadership through hands-on experience in fundraising, project management, marketing and public relations as well as implementing their own community improvement project. This year, the New Members successfully worked on a project partnering with the Summit YMCA to introduce the CATCH (Coordinated Approach to Child’s Health) Program to children ages 3-5 in the childcare center during a Healthy Kids Day community event. CATCH is a national evidence-based health curriculum designed to promote physical activity and nutrition. The Junior League of Summit has a long history of training volunteers, realizing the leadership potential of women, and improving the community. “We are so glad to welcome such a dynamic group of outstanding women who are committed to addressing the needs of our community and to promoting voluntarism,” said incoming JLS President, Heather Speas.
The Junior League of Summit is a nonprofit, charitable and educational organization of women who are committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women, and improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. The Junior League of Summit service area includes Berkeley Heights, Chatham, New Providence, and Summit. For more information about the Junior League of Summit or to obtain a grant application, please visit the website at www.jlsummit.org or contact the office at 908-273-7349.