for Westport rtm, district 3
Summary, Volunteer Work
Assumption Church volunteer
Girl Scout Leader, 6 years and running (Troops 50889 and 50192). Focus on:
Organized fundraising drives and donations for various projects including:
Town of Westport
Westport Democratic Town Committee
Zoning Board of Appeals, Alternate
Throughout my children's time at Kings Highway Elementary, Coleytown Middle School, and now Staples High School, I have always been involved in the school and the community. From running Arts Smarts programs in the classroom to publishing the school’s annual literary magazine, Cheetah Tales to working with the Coleytown Middle School PTA to organize bread baking for the annual Saugatuck Congregational Church Thanksgiving dinner, among other volunteer activities, I have worked hard on behalf of the families in our school district.
Volunteering for the Town and Beyond
In addition to serving two consecutive terms on the Town RTM, I was also appointed by the Town Selectman to the Town Planning Implementation Committee and the Fire Department Strategic Planning Committee. I even attended the "Fireman for a Day" training provided by the fire department and learned pretty quickly how physically and mentally tasking it is to be a fireman or first responder for that matter.
I am starting my 6th year as a Girl Scout Leader, am involved in my church, and have raised funds over the years for various causes including the Hole in the Wall Gang Summer Camp, Save the Children, UNICEF, and the Cesar Batalia School and Family Resource Center in Bridgeport. I also regularly volunteer to cook meals at the Gillespie Center for the Homeless, pack Thanksgiving and Christmas food boxes for Al’s Angels, and have assembled and delivered care packages for female veterans to the Veteran’s Hospital. Recently I helped my girl scout troop earn their Bronze Award by helping them design, build, and creatively paint rolling seats for pediatric cancer patients' IV poles so the children could "scoot" around the hospital rather than being confined to their beds.
My daughter Anna and I also raised 2 Peking ducks, Anne and Stan, and 6 chickens that we eventually donated to Westport's Wakeman Town Farm where you can currently visit them!
These are just some of the ways I have volunteered during the 18 years I have lived in Westport.