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Jansen Hospice Annual Paddle Tournament Celebrates Another Successful Weekend

By Lynn Joyce, Chair, "The Jansen" Paddle Tennis Committee

Feb. 24, 2016:  It was a perfect weekend for "The Jansen," as it has come to be known. This very successful mixed paddle tournament held on various paddle courts in Westchester benefits exclusively Jansen Hospice and Palliative Care.

Players not only enjoy the spirit of paddle but they also support the Jansen mission to provide dignity and comfort to hundreds of families in the community.

The two-day tournament began on Saturday, February 20, in the morning, with 28 teams and beautiful weather. There was terrific paddle competition at the Bronxville Village paddle courts, the Bronxville Field Club, Siwanoy Country Club, and the Fox Meadow Club in Scarsdale.

Saturday started with breakfast bites. Lunch was sponsored by Park Place Bagels. Cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, and music with Sean Nolan on acoustical guitar were hosted by the Bronxville Field Club. The evening festivities were a great success and completed the successful paddle day with tremendous support and enthusiasm from all of the players who came from New York, Connecticut, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania.

Sunday, another perfect paddle day, culminated at the Bronxville Village Courts with the very exciting finals of the main draw, and the finals of the closely contested consolation round.

Main Draw Winners:  Carrie Rabuse and her son Michael Montalbano, who played against Margo DeSantis and Rusty Wright.

Consolation Winners:  Leslie Rainor and Kevin Lyons, who played against Margaret Souther and Patrick O'Callaghan

The dedicated committee was headed by Lynn Joyce, who worked arduously throughout the many months of preparation with her dedicated team of Ed Corballis, Mel Cralle, and Mary Iantuano.

Many thanks go to Marjorie Hodson with for organizing and doing the draw. Jason Fairbrother, a paddle pro in the Philadelphia area, traveled from Philadelphia to oversee and man the successful event.

Lynn Joyce, also a Jansen board member, thanked her team and the Bronxville Field Club, especially Laurie, the manager. The club graciously contributed two paddle racquets for the raffle. Also to be thanked were Siwanoy's paddle pro, Mark Parsons, and Nelle Davis and John Walzer at Fox Meadow.

Also to be applauded are all the people in the community who came together, along with the enthusiastic paddle players, to make this annual event the success that it was and continues to be.

"The Jansen" benefits Jansen Hospice and Palliative Care, a community organization that was started in memory of Allan Jansen by his wife, Bissie, over 30 years ago.

Allan played paddle at the village courts and the Bronxville Field Club and lived in Bronxville.  

Pictured here:  Main draw winners Carrie Rabuse and her son Michael Montalbano, who played against Margo DeSantis and Rusty Wright.

Photo by N. Bower


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Community Service Organizations Directory

Community Service Organizations

Bronxville Beautification Council

Organized in 1982 and incorporated in 1993, the Bronxville Beautification Council (BBC) is a not for profit organization administered by a Board of Directors. Its mission is to enhance and maintain the natural and man-made beauty of Bronxville Village, with emphasis on the downtown business district of Bronxville. The BBC uses the dollars raised in its annual spring solicitation letter to residents to fund the mum, tulip and summer flower plantings downtown and at traffic intersections, as well as the summer hanging baskets. Every few years the group spearheads such major endeavors as the renovation of Leonard Morange Square on the west side of the railroad tracks and the beautification of the Lawrence Hospital traffic circle, which included the addition of plants and the building of the fountain that now makes a gracious western portal to our town. The BBC also works with other civic groups to monitor the aesthetics of retail signage, the consistency of sidewalk materials, and litter and graffiti. During Beautify Bronxville Week, the BBC sponsors a poetry reading and works with Scout groups on the annual village clean-up. 

Bronxville Beautification Council
PO Box 127
Bronxville, New York 10708

Bronxville Boy Scouts

The village of Bronxville has a long tradition of scouting. “The troops and packs of Bronxville have maintained the finest scouting organizations and have taught the boys of the Bronxville area to be leaders and outstanding members of the local, national and global communities.”

There are several Boy Scout Troops in Bronxville, including Troops 1, 2, 4, and 5.

Bronxvillle Girls Scouts

The Girls Scouts is “the world’s preeminent organization dedicated solely to girls where, in an accepting and nurturing environment, girls build character and skills for success in the real world.” In Girl Scouts, “girls discover the fun, friendship and power of girls together. Through the many enriching experiences provided by Girl Scouts, they can grow courageous and strong.”

Bronxville Historical Conservancy

The Bronxville Historical Conservancy was founded in 1998 to further the understanding and appreciation of the history and current life of the village. The Conservancy furthers its mission through the presentation of programs, publications, lectures and special events that foster an awareness of the village's architectural, artistic and cultural heritage, and lends its support for projects designed to strengthen and preserve those legacies. Anyone who is interested in the Bronxville and its history can become a member; varying levels of membership are available. 

Bronxville Historical Conservancy
PO Box 989
Bronxville, New York 10708


Bronxville School Foundation

The Bronxville School Foundation, founded in 1991, is a non-profit organization independent from the school with the sole purpose of supporting the school. The Foundation raises money each year through donations from school families, community members, and alumni, among others.These contributions fund grants that provide cutting-edge technology, innovative programs and curriculum and other resources that are beyond the scope of public school funding.

177 Pondfield Road
Bronxville, New York 10708

Bronxville Women’s Club

The Bronxville Women’s Club offers lectures, exhibits and concerts. It also has a beautiful clubhouse which is available for rental for events.

135 Midland Avenue
Bronxville, New York 10708

Bronxville Youth Council

The Bronxville Youth Council provides volunteer and leadership opportunities for high school students in the village of Bronxville.

177 Pondfield Road
Bronxville, New York 10708
914-395-0500 ext 1789

Counseling Center

Founded in 1971, the mission of the Counseling Center “is to provide a wide range of psychotherapeutic and counseling services to individuals, couples and families by a staff of highly trained, experience and dedicated psychotherapists. 

The Counseling Center
180 Pondfield Road
Bronxville, New York 10708

Community Fund of Bronxville, Eastchester & Tuckahoe

The mission of the Community Fund is “to support broad social services in Bronxville 10708, Eastchester and Tuckahoe through grants and technical support to local agencies and community projects. All money raised here in our community stays here in our community.” 

15 Park Place
Bronxville, New York 10708

Friends of the Bronxville Library

The Friends of the Bronxville Library is a not-for-profit membership association whose mission is to focus attention on the “Library’s services, facilities and needs” as well as sponsor projects and provide materials that are beyond the reach of the Library’s regular budget and perform other services. 

Junior League of Bronxville

The Junior League of Bronxville is “an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women and to improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable.”

Rotary Club of Bronxville

The mission of the Rotary Club of Bronxville is to “encourage and foster the ideal of service as a basis of worthy enterprise and to encourage and foster (1) the development of friendships within the community as an opportunity for service, (2) high ethical standards in business and professions, (3) the application of the ideal of service of each member to his personal and business and community life and (4) the advancement of international understanding, good will and peace through a world fellowship.” 

Senior Citizens of Bronxville

Senior Citizens of Bronxville is a not-for-profit organization that provides services and programs to seniors within the 10708 zip code area. “Programs cover a wide range of activities from educational seminars and cultural enrichment, to community services, bridge classes and exercise.”



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