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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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Touch-a-Truck is ON! Come Join the Fun!

WEATHER UPDATE 4/22:  Touch-a-Truck is ON! Online ticket sales may have ended but we are revved up and ready to go! Come on down to FirstEnergy Stadium and enjoy the Fun. Tickets will be available for purchase at the door. For more information please visit our event page!

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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Featured Profiles

Membership V.P.

Christy Weeber

“I love all of the opportunities provided [by JLR] to contribute to the youth in our community, which means a lot to me as a mother of two.”

Non-Profit

Berks Business Education Coalition Board Member; Audit Committee Member for the United Way of Berks County; Benefit Committee Member for the Law Foundation of Berks County; Sunday School Aide at Sts Constantine and Helen Church;

Junior League of Reading (Served two years as a Board Member; Past Community Contributions Chair; Special Events Committee)

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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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Community V.P.

Brittany Decker

“JLR inspires me because of the positive impact we have on the children in our community. Being a mother of 3, it is important to me that JL and our community help parents, schools and community leaders make a lifelong positive impact on our future leaders- our kids!”

Non-Profit

Fundraising Events Assistant for Habitat for Humanity; President of the Leadership Berks Alumni Council; Souper Bowl Restaurant Chair for Opportunity House; Event Assistant for Pretzel Fest; Past Yocum Institute for Arts Education “Dancing with the Stars” participant.

Junior League of Reading – Past Special Events Co-Chair; served on Community Development and Special Events Committees

Professional

Past Experience Includes: Account Executive for United Disabilities Services; Client Services Manager for The Loomis Company; Account Executive for Gallen Insurance, Inc.; Staffing Specialist for Gage Personnel; and Director of Membership Services for the Greater Reading Chamber of Commerce.

Professional

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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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