NNYB Outreach at a Nationally-Designated Site

Actively engaged in education and philanthropy, Scarsdale Woman’s Club keeps abreast of current events and news important to members and the lives. “This will impact everyone whether or not they live near it,” Eunice Laughlin, Vice President, Education, said.

Special Project Advisor Brian Conybeare at the SWC/NNYB

Special Project Advisor Brian Conybeare at the SWC/NNYB

In April several SWC members attended a presentation at the Greenburgh Public Library, and “we were favorably impressed,” Laughlin said.

The following month its Wednesday afternoon program featured an update about the bridge project. “He was fantastic,” President Marcie Botti said about Special Project Advisor Brian Conybeare..“He did a great job explaining it to us.”

A former Port Authority employee from 1960 to 1970, Botti felt the construction was most impressive.

“Some of our members live in Tarrytown and said they (company building the bridge) are polite and careful and considerate about noise. They clean up every day after they finish working and make sure things are covered so no one has an accident,” she said.

From October through May the group’s midweek afternoon programs are open to the public. This nonprofit has a fascinating history, documented on its website, that dates back to the Suffrage Movement.

plaqueHeadquartered on the Rowsley Estate, a 19th century country manor designer showcase house with exquisite interior design, antique fireplaces and enchanting stained glass windows. The Village of Scarsdale named it an Historic Landmark in 1968; it was designated as a site on the National Register of Historic Places in 2008.

“Everyone who spoke to me raved about the presentation,” she said. That he waited near the door in case people had additional questions was especially considerate, she said. “The entire afternoon was a positive experience for our members.”

A designer showcase in 2005 revamped its interior, “which is how we have Victorian décor in the music room,” Laughlin said, a lilt in her voice. Lectures, musical programs, weddings and afternoon and evening galas are often held there.

Scarsdale Woman’s Club will hold an Open House in September. For information, email swc1918@verizon.net or call 914-723-0024.

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Copyright © Janie Rosman and Kaleidoscope Eyes 2015

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