Sara X. Schottenfels, for twenty-five years volunteer secretary of the New York section of the National Council of Jewish Women, has resigned, it was announced yesterday. The resignation takes effect January 1, 1935.
“The New York section has been deeply moved by Miss Schottenfels’ resignation,” Mrs. William De Young Kay, president, said yesterday. “For the past twenty-five years she has served as volunteer secretary and her tenure of office has been distinguished by outstanding loyalty, initiative and untiring effort. The board of directors accepted her resignation only on condition that she remain as a member of the board.
PRAISES HER ENTHUSIASM
“This month marks the fortieth anniversary of the founding of the New York section and it is due in a large measure to Miss Schottenfels’ executive ability and skilful organization that its membership has grown in the past twenty-five years from 1,500 to 6,000. No one who has been connected with the many activities of the New York section has failed to come in contact directly or indirectly with Miss Schottenfels. Her enthusiasm has been an inspiration to all in building an organization which is recognized today as outstanding in Jewish welfare and social work.
“Her title was ‘corresponding secretary.’ Actually she has filled the office of executive secretary and has done this in a manner so efficient and inspiring that it will be impossible to find some one to take her place. There are few, if any, activities of the New York section as it stands today that Miss Schottenfels did not help to organize. The success of many of these is due in large measure to her never failing energy and keen interest. While many of these projects were initiated by Miss Schottenfels herself, her open mind to suggestions from others has paved the way for the broadest avenues of expansion.
“It is amazing to note that during the past twenty-five years, there was hardly an important committee meeting of our organization that was not attended by Miss Schottenfels. The chairmen and members of these various committees will attest to the fact that her keen and open mind was ever a stimulation and an inspiration.”