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White Plains LWV Honors Dorothy Schere For Volunteer Work

Dorothy Schere.
Dorothy Schere. Photo Credit: Submitted

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. -- The League of Women Voters of White Plains will honor Dorothy Schere for her extensive volunteer work, at the Annual Winter Dinner Party on Jan. 31.

Schere has given many hours of her time to various White Plains organizations. The Abington, Penn. native worked in New York as a social worker before moving to Hartsdale in 1968, when she first joined the League of Women Voters. Schere and her husband Jonathan moved to White Plains in 1971.

She served as president of Meals on Wheels from 1978 to 1983. Schere's career of service to the White Plains School District includes President of the Post Road School PTA, the Eastview Middle School PTA, and PTA Council. She was elected to the White Plains Board of Education, which she served from 1987 to 2006 and served as School Board President from 2005 to 2006.

Schere served as the school board's delegate to the Community Committee to Combat Drugs and was involved when the district moved to the School Choice Program.

She was certified as a mediator and trainer for the Westchester Mediation Center in 1992 before working as a mediator in area schools.

Shere also volunteered in the Parent Child Program for preschoolers and Family Services of Westchester's Reading Buddies Program.

She began volunteering at the Post Road School in 1980, where she still volunteers today.

Admission to the dinner costs $30 per person or $45 per pair in advance or $35 per person at the door.

Checks payable to LWVWP should be sent to PO Box 2032, White Plains, NY 10602-2032.

The dinner takes place from 3 to 5 p.m. at the home of Janice Abbott and Richard Bernstein on 177 Soundview Ave.

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