The Young Women's League of New Canaan welcomed 21 new members at its opening dinner Sept. 19.

The event took place at Waveny House, and focused on this year's giving theme of "Taking ACTION" (Assisting, Caring, Teaching In Our Neighborhoods). Through their hands-on charity work and fundraising events, the new members will join a legacy of women who have given back to the community for 40 years, according to a release.

New members include: Jayne Benton, Melissa Blanco, Elizabeth Boccaccio, Tammy Campbell, Sandi Campisi, Courtney de Kanter, Kate Depetris, Anna Diamantis, Virginia Grubbs, Amy Fisher, Lisa Hill, April Kaynor, Lucy Lee, Neely Leslie, Devani Maijala, Mariella Montoni, Karen Mullen, Maia Sapanski, Maggie Stamelman, Nicole Steel and Jane Xiao. While the formal new member process has ended, the YWL accepts new members any time.

Contact the league's new member chairman, Jenn Shulman, at jenns@ywlnewcanaan.org for more information.

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