Junior Service League adopts new name, seeks new members

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WENATCHEE- The Junior Service League of Wenatchee has a new name and is looking for new members.

On a recent visit to Wake Up Wenatchee Valley, league members Cori Bautista and Callie Klein explained why the Junior Service League of Wenatchee is now the Women’s Service League of North Central Washington:

“This organization has grown all these huge events, so much money given back to the community to help those in need, so rather than joining the junior leagues associations, the membership decided to keep all the money local,” Bautista said. “We are excited to announce that we are now the Women’s Service League of North Central Washington.”

Klein explained the group wanted to be more inclusive and widen the organization’s reach.

“There’s always been some confusion with the junior part of the name, we have members ranging from 18 years to 90 years, so we wanted to include all women,” Klein said. “We also wanted to broaden our reach. We are based in Wenatchee and East Wenatchee but we want to serve all the women and children of North Central Washington.”

The group will begin broadening their footprint by bringing events such as the annual diaper drive to areas like Chelan, Cashmere and beyond.

The Women’s Service League begins their new year with a special event next week. A Summer Social will be held on August 15 at Lisa Bees from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

“It’s the kick-off for our membership enrollment,” Klein said. “We only take new members from August to November so we want to start it off with a little bit of a party and invite women that are interested in joining.”

Committee members will give information on the kinds of events the league hosts, and how members can get involved in the organization. The first official meeting of the 2018-2019 season is Tuesday, September 18th at Washington Elementary School.

For more information on this event or how to become a member contact league president Theresa Filbeck at info@wsincw.org or 509-670-3734.