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Who We Are

The Junior League of Reading, PA, Inc. (JLR) is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women, and improving communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers.

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Scenes from the state Capitol 2016

The Junior League of Reading, PA, Inc., offers a glimpse into the trip our Young Women’s Summit 2016 participants took to the state Capitol in Harrisburg, Pa. They visited the Senate floor and met with their state Senator, Judy Schwank, to learn about leadership and community service.  

All-Star Board Member On Deck

Welcome to the Junior League of Reading, PA, Inc.’s All-Star Board Member On Deck! We will be posting news and information about some of our volunteers to recognize why they are so dedicated to the League, their community, their families and their work. April 2016 Meredith Emkey, VP of Membership, League of Reading, PA, Inc. What is your name? Meredith Emkey Where do you live?

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Featured Profiles
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President

Laura Waetjen

Non-Profit

President, Jr. League of Reading; Program Director for Girls on the Run of Berks County; Director of Children’s Programs and Vacation Bible School at Bausman United Church of Christ

Professional

Previous Retail Buyer/eCommerce Manager for Macys, K&G Superstore, eBags.com and QVC Inc.

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Molly Maack B&W

Board Member at Large

Molly Maack

” I love JLR for all the training I have received, amazing new things I have learned about our community, the life-long friendships I’ve made, and the many lives of children and families we have positively affected.”

Non-Profit

PTO President Wilson West Middle School; Wilson Education Foundation Board Member; JLR Chamber of Commerce Liaison; Past HSA President for Spring Ridge Elementary; Served on the Reading Public Museum Board for 9 years; Past Reading Public Museum Gala Co-Chair; Former Olivet Boys & Girls Club Cocktail Party Co-Chair; Former RSO KinderKonzert Committee Member

Junior League of Reading (19 years as an Active Member; Past President 2010-2011; Served as Board

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Janie Redner

Finance V.P.

Janie Redner

“The priceless feeling of knowing I made a difference and bettered my community.” —- Why I Love JLR

Non-Profit

Kutztown University Alumni & Foundation (Treasurer/Executive Board; Resource and Development Chair; Financial Budget and Audit Chair); Wilson Education Foundation Board Member; Yocum Institute of the Arts Board Member; Yocum Dancing with the Stars Assistant Co-Chair; President of the Spring Ridge Home and School Association

Junior League of Reading (Board Member; Community Development; New Member; Special Events)

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Beth Caputo

Treasurer

Beth Caputo

” I love being involved in the community and seeing the difference JLR is making with young people.”

Non-Profit

Former Penn State Berks County Alumni Association; Junior League of Reading (Board Member for two years; VP of Finance; Treasurer; Former Special Events Chair and Assistant Chair; Community Development)

Professional

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