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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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Young Women’s Summit – Day 3

Leadership & Teamwork   Leadership and teamwork were the focus for Day 3 of our Young Women’s Summit.       Participants brainstormed what makes a great leader and designed posters of themselves as Community Leaders.           Created an “I AM” collage that highlighted their strengths.       Learned how to communicate and work as a team (in complete

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Young Women’s Summit 2017 – I am. I can. I will.

What an extraordinary first weekend of our Sixth Annual Young Women’s Summit! The young women, invited from five Middle Schools in Berks County, engaged in a variety of activities to learn about themselves, how they view and connect with others, and strengthen their leadership skills. On Sunday, our focus was on flash judgements, labels we get and give, and how to build our personal power. The

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Featured Profiles
Ann White

Sustainer Representative

Ann White

“Being part of an organization of women who truly inspire others to be the best they can be. Helping our local community members so others can excel and achieve their hopes and dreams.” —- Why I Love JLR

Junior League of Reading (10 years as an Active Member; 9 years as a Sustainer; JLR Founders Award Recipient 2004; Served as Finance Committee Treasurer, Computer Coordinator, Finance Council VP, Finance Committee Chair, Treasurer, Computer Chair, Fundraising Co-Chair, and Town Hall Treasurer)

Non-Profit

Committee Member for Golf Event at Berkshire Country Club to Support Breast Cancer Support Services of Berks; Volunteer at Grace Lutheran Church, Reading, PA

Past Experience Includes: Breast Cancer Support Services (2013 – 2016);

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Laura bw

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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Meredith Emkey B&W

Secretary

Meredith Caldwell

“I love JLR because it allows me opportunities to make an impact in our community. There are so many wonderful events and experiences that I have been a part of through JLR. I enjoy meeting new people in the community and volunteering with so many intelligent and talented women.”

Non-Profit

Girls On The Run Coach; Junior League of Reading (served as a Board member for 4 years including VP of Membership, Community Council VP, and as Secretary; Served numerous leadership positions including Special Events Chair, New Member Chair, and served on the Nominating & Placement Committee).

Professional

Elementary Teacher; Consultant for Rodan+Fields

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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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