Wednesday, February 06, 2013

Middlesex United Way Women's Initiative to Hold ANnual Meeting & Valentine's Social

Press Release:

MIDDLETOWN – The Middlesex United Way Women’s Initiative is holding its Annual Meeting & Valentine’s Social at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 7 at The Village at South Farms, 645 Saybrook Road, Middletown. Anyone is welcome to attend this free event where you can connect with other women professionals and volunteers.

Featured speaker Anna Wasescha, president of Middlesex Community College, will speak about “Women in Leadership Roles: The Risks and Rewards.” Women’s Initiative chair Jean D’Aquila of D’Aquila & Vollono Law LLC share highlights of the group’s accomplishments, volunteer activities, and grants that were made in 2012. Representatives from Pretty Wings and Community Music School in Centerbrook, both of which have received grants from the Women’s Initiative, will speak about their work and how the Women’s Initiative has supported their mission.

To RSVP for the event, please call Middlesex United Way at (860) 346-8695 or email

The Middlesex United Way Women’s Initiative celebrates the power of women to bring about positive change in our community through philanthropy and volunteer service. The group provides opportunities for women of all ages and backgrounds to invest their time, talents, and treasures in ways that strengthen the lives of women and children in Middlesex County.

Some of the Women’s Initiative’s ongoing activities include a bi-monthly women’s networking breakfast; an annual free financial literacy workshop, annual drives for books, toiletries, and “gently used” purses for local programs working with women and children; and the distribution of small, one-time grants to programs that meet one or more of the group’s focus areas: early childhood development, empowering young women, and financial stability. For more information about the Middlesex United Way Women’s Initiative, visit

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