Thursday, August 31, 2006
Julie Uman: new president joined League 14 years ago. Contributed photoThe Westport Young Woman’s League has announced the appointment of Julie Buoy Uman as president for the 2006-2007 year.
Uman previously served as vice president where she provided leadership and guidance in projects associated with the group’s 50th anniversary, an announcement said.
A Westport resident for 27 years, Uman owned a retail store called Applewoods on Main Street—a connection with the community that prompted her desire to give back by joining the League 14 years ago.
Uman, who lost her husband, Jonathan, 33, in the Sept. 11, 2001 World Trade Center attacks, feels a special connection to the League as the five-year anniversary of 9/11 approaches.
“I’ll never forget the support and friendship I received from my fellow league members,” she said.
Two League members, Alice Shelton and Peggy Kamins, continued a League tradition of making quilts by collaborating on two memorial quilts made from her husband’s clothing.
These heartfelt gifts were recently presented to the Uman family, the announcement said.
Uman’s community service has not been limited to the League.
She has also given her time and extensive energies to Project Return, Coleytown PTA, Community Nursery School Board, the Downtown Merchants Association and the Delta Gamma Alumni group.
Uman was born in England and came to the United States as a toddler. Her family lived in Australia for several years then settled in Westport.
She attended Coleytown Junior High (now Coleytown Middle) and graduated with the class of 1984 from Staples High School. Her children, Alex, 8, and Anna, 5, will both be attending Coleytown Elementary this year.
Applications for new League members will be accepted until Sept. 9. For more information, call (203)222-1388 or visit www.wywl.com.
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Julie was also tireless in the construction of the Compo Beach Playground. Thank you for all you do. Congratulations Julie! Best of luck in your new capacity.