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Junior League of Summit Introduces its 2017-18 Board of Directors

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Board of Directiors, from left, Left to right: Ameesha Hosmane, Ariele Sullivan, Zoe McCraw, Carly Spary, Elizabeth Dutkewych, Maria Williams, Laura Bojanowski, Erika Melchiorre, Amy Buck. Credits: Junior League of Summit
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SUMMIT, NJ – The Junior League of Summit has introduced its Board of Directors for the 2017-18 year. The Board will be led by President Elizabeth Dutkewych of Summit, who succeeds Michelle DeMuth. Joining Elizabeth is Erika Melchiorre, President Elect; Nicole Castronuovo, Administrative VP; Amy Buck, Treasurer; Zoe McCraw, Community VP; Ariele Sullivan, Membership VP; Laura Bojanowski & Tracey Tango, Sustainer VPs; Maria Williams, Thrift Shop Committee Chair; and Carly Spary, PR Chair.

 “I am so excited to be working alongside so many talented women dedicated to strengthening our community.” said Liz Dutkewych, Junior League of Summit President, “We look forward to joining forces with our community partners and local businesses to eliminate food insecurity in our area through our GRACE (Giving and Receiving Assistance for our Community's Essentials) programming which continues to grow and help more and more families every year.” 

Liz is a Summit native and a graduate of Summit High School.  She attended Colgate University in Hamilton, NY where she earned a B.A. in Political Science.  Upon graduation she moved to New York City where she lived for 9 years, working as a Buyer of women’s and juniors clothing for A&E Stores, Inc., parent company of several NY based retail chains. Shortly after getting married she and her husband Sean moved back to Summit where they currently live with their three children, Henry (5), Courtney (4), and Eve (2). Liz joined the Junior League in 2011 and has served as the M.A.C. co-chair, the Shop chair for 2 years, and Assistant Treasurer.  In addition to her involvement with the League, Liz has also been on the board at CPC Weekday Nursery School and Kindergarten and the Connection for Women and Families.

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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 communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers.  Notable projects started by the League include: the Summit First Aid Squad; the Summit Speech School; two safe houses in Summit for battered women; the Mabie playground in downtown Summit; Senior Connections (AKA Big Wheels), a senior transportation system; and a rain garden at the Jefferson Primary School, where children learn about healthy eating and gardening.  The League also operates the Junior League of Summit Thrift Shop, a stalwart Summit shop that offers residents the opportunity to buy highly discounted clothing, accessories, toys and housewares. The Junior League of Summit is always seeking new members of diverse professional and personal backgrounds who are interested in community involvement and would like to develop their personal and professional skills.

For more information about the Junior League of Summit, please visit the website at www.jlsummit.org or contact the office at 908-273-7349. Those interested in donating to the League, please visit https://www.jlsummit.org/?nd=donate_summary.

 

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