The Junior League of Stamford-Norwalk, Inc. announces New Canaan resident Darcy Pennoyer Smith has been elected as this year's communications council director.

She has been a member of JLSN since 2003 and has served on various committees including marketing, the Fairfield County Women's Center Committee, and the Headquarters Building Committee.

"One of my favorite reasons for being involved [with JLSN] is the organization's dedication to its programs," Smith said. "We don't just do a project and walk away; JLSN commits to issues and finetunes the programs every year so we can leave an indelible mark on the community. Specifically, the Diaper Co-Op is a great example of a program which makes a positive impact on the families we serve."

The Diaper Co-Op is a two-year-old program through which JLSN has distributed over 200,000 diapers to about 90 families in Fairfield County to date. According to Smith, JLSN was asked by Kimberly Clark, Huggies diaper manufacturer, to sponsor their Every Little Bottom campaign which features a study of diaper need in low income families. JLSN's Diaper Co-Op joins the New Haven Diaper Bank in support of this national Huggies campaign which launches this summer.

Smith is on leave this year from teaching English at New Canaan High School. Her affiliations include Woodway Country Club and Delta Zeta Sorority. She volunteers at West School, and when at NCHS, she is a co-faculty adviser for the Key Club (associated with the Kiwanis Club) and the annual Poetry Fest with colleagues Melissa Rampelli and Kristen Brown.

The Junior League of Stamford-Norwalk, Inc. is a not-for-profit organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women, and improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable. JLSN has more than 400 active and sustaining members, all committed to building better communities. All women age 21 and older who demonstrate an interest in and commitment to voluntarism, are welcomed for membership in JLSN.

For more information, visit www.jlsn.org, e-mail membership@jlsn.org, or call 203-655-4662.