About Us: Our Leadership

Over 40 members strong, here is just a sample of all the wonderful women who make this club successful!

New members are always welcome, see our contact form for more information or stop by our next meeting listed in Upcoming Events, all meetings open to the public!

President, Kathy Root

Kathy Root Treasurer
Kathy Root Treasurer
Member since 2015
Treasurer from 2017-2023

Elected President to begin term this year 2023!

"I have lived in the Adirondacks 1979-1981 and moved back when I retired. They say I have "blue line syndrome" because I'm sad when I travel outside the Blue Line. I love WCSC because our goals are focused: make money, give local scholarships, have fun."

-Kathy Root

“New to town back in 2003, I was looking for ways to meet people in the Community, put down roots and make new friends. I was introduced to the Club by long time member Pat Brown, and haven’t regretted a single minute of my involvement.”
Susan is committed to the Club’s mission “to enable local students to achieve their educational goals”; and at the same time she has found friends within a group of hard working, fun loving and dedicated women.

- Susan Mueller

Susan Mueller, Vice President
Susan Mueller, Vice President
Liz Harvey, Recording Secretary
Liz Harvey, Recording Secretary
GInny Bartlett, Corresponding Secretary
GInny Bartlett, Corresponding Secretary

Vice President, Susan Mueller

Recording Secretary, Liz Harvey

Corresponding Secretary, Ginny Bartlett

"Having moved to Saranac Lake from Lake Placid in 2016, I was looking for an organization to join. Jean Stone, a member of WCSC and a friend, suggested attending a meeting with her.
What I found was a group of friendly and welcoming women. I immediately joined the group because of those attributes and their wonderful mission of raising money for scholarships for local students!
We're a group of socially aware and hard working women who know how to get the job done while having fun. I've been Corresponding Secretary since 2018 and love this organization."

-Ginny Bartlett

"Soon after moving from Brooklyn, N.Y. to Saranac Lake, my sister Ginny Bartlett, took me to the Fall Pot Luck dinner and meeting of the WCSC. Impressed by their mission to provide scholarships to students in the Saranac Lake area and by the friendliness of the members, I decided to join. The Recording Secretary position was empty and they needed a replacement.
I volunteered and have been in this position since 2020. Not only does WCSC give voice to their mission, but the membership as a whole supports the work, managing, even through Covid-19, to provide scholarships to our students. I am very proud to be a member of WCSC."

-Liz Harvey

Treasurer, Karen Morris

Fresh out of graduate school and recently married, Karen put down roots in the Adirondacks in 1982. After working 27 years as a school psychologist and raising a family she retired and was looking for ways to continue to be connected to the community.
Karen was invited to check out WCSC by a friend. She is thrilled to be part of such an awesome group of women dedicated to helping students and adult learners further their education.

- Karen Morris

Born in Schenectady, NY, we moved to Saranac Lake in 2004 to help care for our grands. Pat Brown invited me to join WCSC soon after as our husbands were both Masons and they, too, met on the first Weds. of each month. While in the club, I have served as co-president with Carol Bodah, chair of NCCC Craft Fair and now chair of the Continuing Ed. committee. It’s been a great experience mostly because of the friendliness of the group!

- Elaine Holmlund

Elaine Holmlund, Continuing Ed Scholarships
Elaine Holmlund, Continuing Ed Scholarships
Susan Alexander, Membership
Susan Alexander, Membership
Coordinates membership for the club, new recruits, and keeps us all informed.
Sue is also known for her incredible fiber arts, especially knitting and world class pies. Check out our Facebook page to see some of Sue's knit work.
Sue also teaches at Paul Smith's College.

- Sue Alexander

Ginny Cuttaia, Hospitality & Social Media
Ginny Cuttaia, Hospitality & Social Media
Past president of WCSC, retired (mostly), graduated from Plattsburgh State with nursing degree 1969.
Originally from New York City. Living in Adirondacks 53 years! I have 2 kids, 7 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren!"

- Ginny Cuttaia

Sandy Campbell, Print Publicity
Sandy Campbell, Print Publicity
As a retired teacher, I wanted to be a part of this club, to help with fundraising which resulted in more educational scholarships and to help Saranac Lake high school students and adults wishing to return to an educational pursuit achieve their goals.
My involvement has been a true gift as I have met and worked with 42 incredible women who all have a specialty to share with others. Fun, yes we have fun. This is an amazing group and I feel honored to be a part of the Club"

- Sandy Campbell

Continuing Education, Elaine Holmlund

Membership, Susan Alexander

Hospitality & Social Media, Ginny Cuttaia

Print Publicity, Sandy Campbell

Webmaster, Mackenzie Davison

Mack grew up around the North Country in some great areas before her family settled in Bloomingdale where really felt a sense of home and community. She loves working along side the SL WCSC ladies and finds them to be the most welcoming, compassionate, and funny group!

- Mackenzie Davison

High School Scholarships, Christy Fontana

We move to Saranac Lake in 1986. I stayed home and cared for my four children and many others until my youngest started school. I then worked at the Saranac Lake Free Library until 2020. I am honored to be a member of WCSC and the SLVFD.

- Christy Fontana

Linda Beairsto, President
Linda Beairsto, President
"Being an elementary school teacher for many years, I understand the importance of education. I was impressed by WCSC's mission of empowering local students to achieve their educational goals. I joined the club in 1981 and have been an active member ever since. I enjoy the variety of fundraising activities and working with the enthusiastic ladies of Women's College Scholarship Club-" 
-Linda Beairsto

Past President, Linda Beairsto