(PELHAM – MAY 12, 2016) When Joy Dechiario, President of the Pelham Women’s Club heard and read about the success of the Pelham Civic Association’s Help a Child/Change a Life student initiative, she and her organization knew that this is a program that merited support, and donated $1000 at the Pelham Civics Membership Meeting on May 11 th . “For years, the Pelham Civics have been assisting individuals and families in need throughout our community. Their Help a Child/Change a Life program gives students who cannot afford the extra tutoring and supplies the kind of help that really makes a difference. This is something that the Pelham Women’s Club stands behind and supports, and we urge others to support them as well.” Ken Shirreffs, President of the Pelham Civics, added “We are extremely grateful for the continued support the Pelham Women’s Club has been providing the Civics. They are an organization that helps make Pelham a very special community.” Founded in 1950, the Pelham Women’s Club is a volunteer social and charitable organization that holds meetings every third Thursday of the month at the Daronco Town House. They provide its over 60 members with educational and entertaining events, workshops and seminars; annually presents three significant scholarship awards to PMHS senior students; and supports charitable causes throughout Pelham. For more information about the Pelham Women’s Club, please contact Co-Presidents Joy Dechiario

(914-803- 0057) or Lynn Nardone (914-738- 2103).


Pelham Civic President Ken Shirreffs, Pelham Women’s Club Co-President Joy Dechiario, Loretta Barsanti, Louise Pedretti, Ida Petro, and Pelham Civic Help a Child /Change a Life Chairman Rich Davidian. (Not in photo: Pelham Women’s Club Co-President Lynn Nardone)