February 2011
In This Issue
New Career Programs
Spring Parenting Groups
Volunteer Spotlight
Leadership Luncheon 2011
Don't forget!

WRC is open on Saturdays!
 Information &Referral
Drop-In Counseling
Stop in and say hi!


Communication Workshop for the Job-Seeking Woman:
What does your resume say about you?
Main Line Unitarian Church
February 9th
9:30-11:30 am
$10 donation to WRC

Career Guidance Over Coffee

Upstairs at the Gryphon Cafe
February 3rd, 10th, & 24th
FREE Coffee served from 9-9:30!
Optional $5 donation to WRC

Individual Consultations with a Career Counselor
February 3rd & 17th

NEW!! Career Seminar Series:
Consulting as a Career Option by Rose Cook, President of The FlexPro Group

Susquehanna Bank

301 W. Lancaster Ave in Wayne

February 17th


Coffee will be served!

$5 donation to WRC

Parenting Support Groups in Chester, Spring City, Phoenixville, and West Chester starting in March!



WRN Monthly Luncheon  

every second Tuesday of the month

February 8th  

Taking Control of Your Health and Healthcare 


 Join the ladies of the WRN for great networking luncheon and presentation by Dr. Donna Reed, Medical Director of the Women's Heart Health Program at The Chester County Hospital and Health System.Join Dr. Reed during February's Heart Health Month and learn how to manage not only your lifestyle, but also your own health care - it's important.

Check the WRN website for information and registration: http://wrnchesco.com/


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If you have not recieved your Annual Appeal letter in the mail, click here to view it. Ways to donate: send  your contribution to WRC at 113 W. Wayne Ave. Wayne, PA 19087 or by going to our website. Your tax-deductible contribution is especially welcome at the start of this new year.

You can also give through United Way by designating your donation to us. WRC is listed under Special Care #00261

6' folding table

(with carrying handle preferably!)

water cooler for our I&R room

Thank you to Bonnie Bristow and the Main Line Unitarian Church for their donation of this Keurig one-cup coffee machine!

Career Program expands!
Starting in 2011, WRC's Career Services program

has expanded to hold a morning session every week! 1st, 2nd and 4th Thursdays will be Career Guidance Over Coffee upstairs at the Gryphon Cafe, PLUS a brand-new topical seminar series  added on the morning of the 3rd Thursday!


3rd Thursday of the month: next up February 17th!

9:30-11am at Susquehanna Bank 301 W. Lancaster Ave, Wayne PA

Have a career topic you'd like to learn more about? We are accepting suggestions! Email to [email protected]

Looking for support?

Thanks to a collaboration with the United Way of Southeast Delaware County and Delaware County Family Center,

WRC is excited to announce a

new Parenting Support Group being offered in Chester this spring!

 Tuesdays starting March 1st

J. Lewis Crozer Library

620 Engle St. Chester PA 19013


Other parenting groups in Spring City, West Chester  & Phoenixville will start in March, so stay tuned!

Call for dates & locations: 610.687.6391

Volunteer Spotlight

Anna & Smokey

Pictured here with Smokey during an expo for seniors at Immaculata University, Anna Brinley came to the WRC six months ago as a member of AmeriCorps*VISTA, a year-long volunteer program founded as a part of Lyndon  Johnson's Economic Opportunity Act of 1964 to combat poverty. Having graduated from the University of Pittsburgh in May of 2010, Anna decided to pursue a year of volunteering before graduate school thanks to a particularly interesting class on urban issues and social structures she took during her final semester of college. Anna serves part-time at PathWays PA as a publications writer and social media designer in the Self-Sufficiency Department, in addition to taking part in the IRS's Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program which helps moderate to low income taxpayers complete their tax returns for free instead of paying a commercial tax preparer.  At WRC Anna writes for our website and works hard to maximize our PR efforts in the community. She also serves as part of the dynamic duo that coordinates our Career Services Program along with Cathy Stemmler, a diligent volunteer and career expert, who together constructed the recent expansion of the Career Program to seven programs per month!
Resource of the Month:

Main Line Society of  

Professional Women

"Our collaboration of professional women will stimulate change, assist in achieving new levels of equality in the workplace, as well as make positive contribution to the next generation of women and the quality of life in the Main Line region." 

The Main Line Society of Professional Women was launched in May 2009 by COO & Executive VP Eileen Connolly-Robbins who was recently welcomed to the WRC Board of Directors, to fill a need for a professional organization for women of all ages and businesses of all types and sizes in the Main Line Region.  The Society of Professional Women (SPW) enhances personal and professional development by offering participants stimulating programs, networking opportunities and a welcoming forum to share experiences and insights. The Main Line Society of Professional Women also fosters community involvement. Each SPW event features a different Chamber nonprofit organization, and attendees get involved in helping with the group's mission. WRC was grateful to be the first recipient of funds at one of their earliest events.  

The Society of Professional Women is free to join! Check out their website for membership and upcoming event info: http://www.spwmainline.com/ 



WRC's dynamic Board President Lisa Satteson was recently married to Bob Pasquarello.  On January 29th the happy couple threw a reception to celebrate their marriage with family and friends. The bride is pictured here surrounded by her WRC cohort: Executive Director Michele Daly on the left and Advisory Board Members Martha Tavantzis, Kimberly Woodworth and Ann McNally. Congratulations and many happy years to Lisa and Bob!

Leadership Luncheon coming up - -                 Reserve your seat!

Get your seats and sponsorships for
April 14, 2011
   for our annual Women's Leadership Luncheon
before they fill up!

Mistress of Ceremonies: Marilyn Russell
BEN-FM Morning Show Co-Host and Host of "Woman of the Week"; Honoree of Women's Leadership Luncheon 2010

Featured speaker:
Darlyne Bailey

Co-author of Sustaining Our Spirits: Women Leaders Thriving for Today & Tomorrow
and Dean of the Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research at Bryn Mawr College

Phebe Novakovic Award Recipient:
Neen James, Productivity Expert & Business Mentor

 Leadership Award Recipients:
Lynn Yeakel, MSM, Director of Drexel University College of Medicine's Institute for Women's Health and Leadership

Joan Walsh, Business Coach, Kashbox Coaching. and author of Blazing Your Own Trail:A Guide for Women on the Way Up and Ready, Set, PLAN, Go!: Strategies to Accelerate Your Success

*sponsorships are available, click here
or call 610-687-6415

About  WRC
For 35 years the Women's Resource Center (WRC) has been committed to supporting women, strengthening families and building communities through referral, counseling, legal and educational services.  We empower women to make informed decisions and achieve personal growth during life transitions.  Two full-time and three part-time staff members, along
with over 100 active volunteers, provide services to more than 4,000 women and girls annually in the five-county Philadelphia area.

113 W. Wayne Avenue
Wayne, Pennsylvania 19087

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