Norwalk Plus

2/17/2010

After attending the Women’s Day at the Capitol program, JLSN members met Legislators for the towns in their service area. Pictured are Tammy Roberts of Weston, JLSN President Stephanie Fairleigh of Darien, Adrian Dannhauser of Norwalk, Stamford, Greenwich and New Canaan State Senator L. Scott Frantz, Representative Terrie Wood and League President-elect Angelica Oxford of Darien.

A group from the Junior League of Stamford-Norwalk, Inc. (JLSN) attended the Women’s Day at the Capitol on February 9, 2010. Sponsored by the Permanent Commission on the Status of Women in Connecticut, the program featured expert testimony on the key issues facing women in Connecticut today, ranging from the effect of the recession on women to pay equity to health and environmental issues.

Afterward, Darien and Norwalk State Representative Terrie Wood arranged for the group to meet area Legislators including New Canaan, Stamford and Greenwich State Senator L. Scott Frantz, House Republican Leader Larry Cafero of Norwalk and Representative John Hetherington of New Canaan. “The Junior League has a long history of effecting positive change through advocacy efforts,” said JLSN President Stephanie Fairleigh of Darien. “We are excited to work with the Legislators in our service area to address critical needs in the community.” Also attending were President-elect Angelica Oxford of Darien, League Treasurer Tammy Roberts of Weston, Adrian Dannhauser of Norwalk and Community Council Director Tracy Inall of Ridgefield.

Since 1923, the JLSN has served Stamford, Norwalk and their surrounding towns, and has continually responded to community needs. JLSN has founded, or participated in the establishment, of more that 80 community agencies. Some of the more recognizable organizations include the Fairfield County Women’s Center at Norwalk Community College, Maritime Aquarium, Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum, Domestic Violence Services, Shelter for the Homeless (Pacific House), the Volunteer Center of Southwestern Fairfield County, Weir Farm Docent Program and the Women’s Crisis Center. The organization’s current community focus is on Building Healthy Families, with programming that includes the JLSN Diaper Co-Op, Healthy Parents, Kids In The Kitchen and Done in a Day initiatives.

The Junior League of Stamford-Norwalk, Inc. (JLSN) is a not-for-profit organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, 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. One of 292 member leagues of the Association of Junior Leagues International, Inc. (www.ajli.org), JLSN reaches out to women age 21 or over, of all races, religions and national origins who demonstrate an interest in, and a commitment to, volunteerism. No sponsors are required.

JLSN serves the communities of Stamford, Norwalk, Darien, New Canaan, Wilton, Weston, Westport, Ridgefield and the vicinity. For additional information, contact the League office at (203) 655-4662, via email at info@jlsn.org or at their website http://www.jlsn.org.

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