Our Mission and Purpose

As a volunteer organization, the Lakewood Service League is committed to improving the Lakewood/East Dallas community by cultivating interest among its members in the economic, educational, cultural and civic conditions of the area.

 

Each year, its members dedicate countless hours to community projects and organizations. The League helps many charitable agencies and non-profit organizations meet their financial obligations by contributing thousands of dollars.

 

The service area includes zip codes 75204, 75206, 75214, 75218, 75223, 75226 and 75246. Lakewood Service League is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization.

a note from our president

PRESIDENT, ANN STOLTZ, 2016-2017

I was first introduced to the Lakewood Service League when I moved to Dallas seven years ago. The League offered everything I was looking for in a volunteer organization – service, community, and friendship – all right here in East Dallas! I love that the hours I have committed to the League impact those in need immediately around me. To see the contributions our League members have made on our community has been both rewarding and motivating.

 

I am honored to serve as President of such a wonderful organization this year. I plan to continue our focus on volunteerism, working closely with our 19 partner charities on a common goal of bettering the lives of our neighbors and the community in which we live.

 

The Lakewood Service League is a group of passionate women from various backgrounds all working together to make an impact on the East Dallas Community. Being involved this dedicated group and our inspiring partner organizations is such a joy, and I look forward to seeing what we can accomplish in the year ahead!

 

If you have any questions, concerns, or are interested in joining the League, please feel free to contact me at:

 

president@lakewoodserviceleague.org.

2016 – 2017 Board Members

  • ANN STOLTZ
    ANN STOLTZ PRESIDENT

  • JULI SRINIVASAN
    JULI SRINIVASAN PRESIDENT – ELECT TREASURER

  • ANGELA JACKSON
    ANGELA JACKSON VICE PRESIDENT

  • HEATHER SWIFT
    HEATHER SWIFT SECRETARY

  • SARAH SMAARDYCK
    SARAH SMAARDYCK ASSISTANT TREASURER

  • KATHRYN BUSCH
    KATHRYN BUSCH SPECIAL PROJECTS

  • GARI LISTER
    GARI LISTER SPECIAL PROJECTS

  • KIM SAULTERS
    KIM SAULTERS MEMBERSHIP CHAIR

  • RENEE COUSINS
    RENEE COUSINS PLACEMENT CHAIR

  • TESSA HAZLETT DE MIRANDA
    TESSA HAZLETT DE MIRANDA PLACEMENT CHAIR

  • MOLLY GORNEY
    MOLLY GORNEY INTERNAL COMMUNICATIONS

  • JENNIFER BOVARD
    JENNIFER BOVARD MEDIA LIAISON

  • NICOLE RODRIGUEZ
    NICOLE RODRIGUEZ MEDIA LIAISON

  • JAMIE ALEXANDER
    JAMIE ALEXANDER PROVISIONAL MEMBERSHIP

  • MALLORY CRIST
    MALLORY CRIST PROVISIONAL MEMBERSHIP

  • STACY GAUTHIER
    STACY GAUTHIER PROVISIONAL MEMBERSHIP

  • HOLLY PRITCHARD
    HOLLY PRITCHARD MEMBER LIAISON

  • SARA JUTTON
    SARA JUTTON MEMBER LIAISON

  • SANDI PARTON
    SANDI PARTON ASSOCIATE LIAISON

  • MELISSA MCSPEDDEN
    MELISSA MCSPEDDEN ASSOCIATE LIAISON

  • STACY HUSTON
    STACY HUSTON ASSOCIATE LIAISON

  • ANNE HAMILTON
    ANNE HAMILTON ADVISOR

  • VICKIE THOMPSON
    VICKIE THOMPSON ADVISOR

  • LK PIEROTTI
    LK PIEROTTI IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT

Lakewood Service League Bylaws

Our History

Founded in 1982 by Lou Alpert, the Lakewood Service League was formed by a group of women who wanted to improve the conditions of Lakewood Park so that the children of the neighborhood would have a safe, enjoyable place to play. Working in partnership with the Dallas Parks and Recreation Department, this group of women not only contributed funds, but also volunteered many hours of exhausting labor and converted what was nothing more than a muddy creek bottom into a lush, beautiful park. Since that time, this revitalized park has enlightened the lives of many area children while enhancing the value of the surrounding property. Today, Lakewood Park serves as the key-stone to the Lakewood Service League: it is a beautiful reminder of the life-enriching contributions the League can make to the neighborhood through the determination, commitment and volunteerism of the League members.

a note from our founder

Founder, Lou Alpert

When my children were young, I would take them to a playground in Highland Park….it was just better! Williamson Park was there; I had been going to play there since I was a child, but it was outdated and not particularly safe. You had to walk across a log just to get to the other side. A lot has changed since then – so funny to think about the park as it used to be! So a group of us got together in my living room on Lakewood Blvd along with assorted children and The Lakewood Service League was born.

 

Inexperience made our little group bold! Looking back, I think we must have been nuts to think we could just start this organization and build a park. We learned very quickly that the City of Dallas had some pretty interesting thoughts as well about our little endeavor. The more we got into it, the more we realized that our organization could do more than just build a park. My family had always been service oriented and the idea of a service component was very appealing. We drew up by-laws, installed officers, and became a 501©(3) organization. The Lakewood Service League was formally established.

 

We held our first fund-raiser at Lakewood Country Club. It was a formal affair with casino theme and an auction. My father was so afraid that I would fail that he bought almost every item in the live auction! Surprising everyone, we raised over $70,000. It’s rare in life that you have an idea and people listen, rarer still that they join forces with you and make something happen. The Lakewood Service League exists as a result of tremendous community support and the hard work of tons of amazing and talented women. As I looked out at the faces at the Provisional breakfast a couple of weeks ago, I was gratified and grateful.

 

The Lakewood Service League may have been my “Baby” but it is you, the members, who have nurtured, directed, and grown it into the successful and thriving organization it is today.

Past Presidents and Terms of Service

Lou Alpert 

1982-1983

Cindy Sperry

1986-1988

Vickie Thompson

1991-1992

Betsy Winters

1995-1996

Vickie Thompson

1999-2000

Maria Hasbany

2003-2004

Sandra Pomeroy

2007-2008

Gina Murphy

2011-2012

LK Pierotti

2015-2016

Carol Hensley

1983-1984

Mary Pittman

1988-1989

Anne Conner

1992-1993

Margaret LaRocca

1996-1997

Kimber Hartmann

2000-2001

Melissa McSpedden

2004-2005

  Jill   Carter  

2008-2009

Denise Pevehouse

2012-2013

Sue Trumbo

1984-1985

Jan Worrall

1989-1990

Cherrilane Blackburn 

1993-1994

Genevieve Dittmar

1997-1998

Michelle Hopson

2001-2002

Helen Jeanes

2005-2006

Amy  Kulas  

2009-2010

Anne Hamilton

2013-2014

Janell Dunsworth

1985-1986

Sheryl Thomas

1990-1991

Sheila Dohm

1994-1995

Kitty   Ring

1998-1999

Brenda Van Horn

2002-2003

Debra Gilmore

2006-2007

Alise Cortez

2010-2011

Angie Robertson

2014-2015