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JLA_HOTLINE Nov10.qxp:JLA_HOTLINE 11/16/10 5:52 PM Page 1 N E W S F O R M E M B E R S o f T H E J U N I O R L E AG U E O F AT L A N TA NOVEMBER 2010 JLA Welcomes New Transfers Forty-four women recently transferred their membership to The Junior League of Atlanta from other leagues around the country. These women are involved in group mee ngs, community service projects and social events to familiarize themselves with JLA. Listed below are those par cipa ng in the fall 2010 Transfer Program. Please join us in welcoming them to Atlanta and JLA. Hope Adkins - Los Angeles Heather Metzler - Orlando Lynlee Arnold - Gwinne & North Ka e Millichap - New York City Fulton Sharon Palmieri - Bergen County Tanya Bri n - Washington, D.C. Jennifer Peters - Birmingham Ka e Brown - Pensacola Kyla Porter - Dallas Jeannie Citerman-Kraeger - St. Louis Allison Powell - Palm Springs Luisa Cortese - Orlando Katy Purwin - Dallas Kelly Cravens - Birmingham Katharine Rickell - Spartanburg Staci Cross - Salt Lake City Cheryl Routson - Washington, D.C. Jennifer Foster - Miami Grace Schouten - Fort Myers Katrina Fuller - London Lisa Sivy - New York City Tara Headd - Northern VA Bonnie Stewart - Athens Tiﬀany Horst - Jacksonville Lisha Stokes - San Diego Laing Humphries - Washington, D.C. Maggie Storino - Tampa Bridge e Hyde - Dallas Leslie Tarbu on - Raleigh Elizabeth Irvin-Barnwell - Athens Peyton Turner - Lee County Sonia Kenney - Boston Meredith Warnock - Cobb-Marie a Trisha Kern - New Orleans Amanda Wiggins - Gainesville Gabrielle Leon - Gainesville Kelly Willis - Los Angeles Carmen Maxey - Brimingham Kelly Willyard - Los Angeles Susan Mendelsohn - Annapolis Rebecca Young - Dekalb County Top: Luisa Cortese, Transfer Advisor Ryan O’Neill, Meredith Warnock, Kelly Willis and Tara Headd at The Atlanta Botanical Garden. Middle: Kelly Cravens, Cheryl Routson and Laing Humphries on the Fall Transfer Bus Tour. Bottom: New transfers to the Junior League of Atlanta socialize at Loco’s in Buckhead before the September General Membership Meeting. JLA_HOTLINE Nov10.qxp:JLA_HOTLINE 11/16/10 5:52 PM Page 2 A Message from Hot Topics in our PRESIDENT the Tropics JLA A ends Area III Conference Aswethinkaboutwhatwewillaccomplish thisyear,Iwantedtosharewithyouallthat we accomplished so far. We received the Helping Hands award from the Center for the Visually Impaired in recognition of our Suzanne Barrow, vice president of community volunteer efforts for those with visual outreach, and Kris Wallace, vice president of impairments, and we contributed to a training, a ended the Associa on of Junior scholarship fund in honor of Dr. Jackye Brown,thelong-timeExecutiveDirectorof Leagues Interna onal’s Regional Area III theAtlantaChildren’sShelterincelebration Conference on June 25-27, 2010. This year’s event of her retirement. We educated hundreds Audra Dial was hosted by The Junior League of Clearwater- of Atlanta children on the importance of 2010-2011 JLA President Dunedin in Safety Harbor, Fla. The conference is healthy eating through our Kids in the presented each year and a ended by members of Kitchen initiative, and we formed a collaboration with the Whitefoord CommunityProgramtosponsor95childrenintheirareaincelebrationof Junior Leagues in “Area III,” which is comprised of our 95years of service to the Atlanta community. And, our Headquarters leagues in the southeastern United States. had a bit of a “face lift.” The conference aﬀorded a great opportunity to OurBoardofDirectorsalsosetprioritiesfortheupcomingyear—priorities learn about “hot topics” aﬀec ng Junior Leagues. that will help ensure we remain focused on our mission and committed Some of the sessions they a ended included to our strategic plan. As a Board, we are stewards of our mission, and we “Problem Solving and Opportunity Thinking,” work to ensure that everything we do as an organization helps us to further achieve our goals. To that end, we will be working on establishing “Leading in the League and Mo va ng Volunteers” the framework for our Centennial gift to the community in the area of and “The Girlfriend’s Guide to Nomina ng.” In early childhood education, more effectively promoting our training addi on, “AJLI 101” explained the structure of AJLI, opportunitiesandtheirbenefitstoourmembersandthecommunityand as well as how much informa on is accessible to maximizing our use of our technological resources and headquarters our members on the AJLI’s website - www.ajli.org. facilities. These priorities enable us to continue the legacy of leadership that our organization has created since our founding in 1916. Suzanne and Kris encourage everyone to log in to AJLI’s site and take advantage of the wealth of Wearefortunatetohavesomanyopportunitiesto“doourpart”tomake informa on available. a difference in the lives of women and children in Atlanta. During this Leagueyear,meetsomeonenewintheLeague;gettoknowmembersat The pair also learned more about the AJLI’s “Roadmap alllevels—fromsustainingmemberstoprovisionalsandlearntheirstories; for the Future.” AJLI has embarked on a major and think about the legacy you will leave to our organization and the strategic planning ini a ve with the goal of community from your service in the Junior League of Atlanta. In recognizing all that we have accomplished and the leadership we have transforming the Junior League to thrive for decades provided to the community, we are empowered to further our mission to come. To learn more about the “Roadmap for the and create lasting change in our community. Thank you for your Future,” visit www.ajli.org/?nd=roadmap. dedication to our organization and I look forward to seeing you at a JLA event soon. In addi on to the training each received, the Best, conference presented opportuni es to network and exchange ideas with members from other Junior Leagues. It was an exci ng event and gave great ideas to put to work in our League! Audra 2 JLA_HOTLINE Nov10.qxp:JLA_HOTLINE 11/16/10 5:52 PM Page 3 A N N O U N C E M E N T S MARRIAGES Peyton Price married Jon Chambers on June 26, 2010 Jacquelyn Jones married Jim Foley on July 31, 2010 Brannon Wiley married Taylor Freeman on Sept. 25, 2010 BIRTHS 2010-2011 Sustainer Council from left to right: (back) Lynn Gavin, Sally McDaniel, Heather & Bradley Becker welcomed their daughter, Elizabeth Kelly, Lizanne Stephenson, Bobbi Cleveland, Cynthia Clanton, Patton Fowler, Chloe Elizabeth Becker, on April 25, 2010 Courtney Kaylor and Clair Muller. (front) Nancy Almquist, Beth Miller, Cassy McCaffery (Chair) and Charlotte Terrell. Not pictured: Elizabeth Neill, Suzy Smith and Charlotte Candace & Sco Crosby welcomed their daughter, Stay Involved with Christian. Eliza Maria Crosby, on July 4, 2010 Sustainer Social Groups Ellen & Ma Woodard welcomed their daughter, Abigail Catherine Woodard, on July 27, 2010 Sarah & Mark Moore welcomed their son, Ian Alexander Moore, on July 3, 2010 Sustainers are some of our busiest JLA members! For a complete descrip on of our social groups and contact informa on, please Julie & Jason Loring welcomed their son, Oliver James visit the JLA website at www.jlatanta.org and go to the Just for Loring, on May 23, 2010 Sustainers page, then click on Social Groups for Sustainers. Below arethreeofourmostac vegroupsthatmaybeofinteresttoyou: IN MEMORIAM Weekend Cheers! meets monthly on weekends and par cipates Mary E. Davidson in many fun ac vi es including concerts, tours, par es and community projects. Please contact Lynn Gavin at Senior Sustainer Susan Y. Whitaker firstname.lastname@example.org or at 404.713.5145. Sustainer Emeritus Elizabeth C. Shelton LSTs!isoneofourbusiestgroupsanditsmembersareallSustainers Sustainer Emeritus Mary S. Close who were transfers from other leagues. This group meets frequently and oﬀers luncheons, dinners, par es, an annual Past President Mary Elizabeth Schroder luncheonandpar cipatesincommunityvolunteerprojects.Please contact Elizabeth Neill at email@example.com or at KUDOS 770.984.9317. On Sept. 11, 2010 Elenora Walls was honored as one SassySustainers!targetsindividualswhoarenewtoSustainerstatus of two recipients of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metro and oﬀers quarterly evening socials, Done in a Day community Atlanta’s Biggest Role Model award. service projects and training opportuni es with the JLA. Please Be contact Courtney Kaylor at firstname.lastname@example.org or at Seen 404.381.9712. Join one of our exci ng Sustainer social groups and enjoy the year ahead! March 21, 2011 3 JLA_HOTLINE Nov10.qxp:JLA_HOTLINE 11/16/10 5:52 PM Page 4 Meet the 2010-2011 Junior League of Atlanta Board of Directors Why does the JLA have a Board of Directors? The Board of Directors is here to serve the organiza on, and to ensure the future of the organiza on at all levels. Board members act as trustees and stewards on behalf of our members, including ﬁnancial management of the JLA. The Board provides vision and helps govern the vision across our Council system. The Board also makes sure that our The 2010-2011 Board of Directors from left to right: (back row) Sustainer Representative Bobbi Cleveland, League Initiative Chair Marie Hannon, VP of Internal Operations Ellen Orthwein, programs are consistent with our mission and that our VP of Marketing Jennifer Dunaway, Advisory Planning Chair Michelle Wells, Nominating strategy is pushed forward according to yearly strategic Committee Chair Alex Seblatnigg, VP of Membership Catherine Spray, Parliamentarian Maggie priori es. Help us in welcoming these ladies as we move Vath, Assistant to the President Betsy Hasson and VP of Fund Development Jen Bennecke. (front row) Director of Support Services Sharon Klein, VP of Community Outreach Suzanne forward into our new year! Barrow, President Audra Dial, President-Elect Lisa Dwyer, VP of Community Placements Nicole Motsek and VP of Training & Development Kristi Wallace. MARK YOUR CALENDAR 2010-2011 DECEMBER NEARLY NEW QUOTA 4 Holly Jolly Breakfast SCHEDULE Nearly New Shop Ritz Carlton Downtown Repurposed style IF THE MONTH DESIGNATED BELOW IS 8:30 a.m. INCONVENIENT, 7 FYN Wine Tasting BRING YOUR DONATION IN EARLY! Murphy’s All members have the option of fulfilling their quota 6:30 p.m. donations early. Members whose last names begin with N-Z may bring in their donations in December. All 11 Cookbooks Sale members have the opportunity to fulfill quota early by bringing in donations in June, July or August. JLA Headquarters ACTIVE MEMBERS PROVISIONAL MEMBERS 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. A-B September Fall - A-J September C-D-E October Fall - K-P October Fall - Q-Z November F-G-H November FEBRUARY I-M December Winter - A-J January Winter - K-P February 7 & January Winter - Q-Z March District Meetings N-R February S-T March 6 to 8 p.m. U-Z April 12 Provisional Bus Tour TRANSFERS May QUOTA DONATION HOURS 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. MONDAY-SATURDAY: 11 AM - 7 PM SUNDAY: 1 PM - 5 PM 4 JLA_HOTLINE Nov10.qxp:JLA_HOTLINE 11/16/10 5:52 PM Page 5 JLA Expands Community Reach of Rainbows in Roswell JLA recently celebrated its successful 15-year partnership with Rainbows by helping to open a new program site in Roswell. Rainbows is an international organization that fosters emotional healing among children grieving a loss from a life-altering crisis in their family such as death or divorce. Since 1995, JLA members have worked with Rainbows to support children in our communities. The new site is helping to ShamRock Chair-Elect Jessica Dykes shows off her ShamRock at an Operation Boot Camp satisfy a growing need within the Rainbows Show off your Shamrock session. organization while offering JLA volunteers another convenient and rewarding placement opportunity. Last year, 24 JLA women spent their Monday nights TheShamRock'NRollRoadRacecommi eewantsyoutoshowoﬀ with 45 school-aged children and their parents as part your Shamrock around Atlanta! Where have you worn your of the Rainbows peer support groups at Morningside Shamrock race T-shirt? We want to know! Tell us on our Facebook Elementary School and Northbrook United Methodist page h p://www.facebook.com/ShamRockNRollRoadRace and Church. Every Monday for 13 weeks, JLA volunteers post pictures for a chance to win a free race entry. facilitate small groups of children or parents using a set curriculum to guide participants through the various Sport your shamrock with us on Tuesday nights at our group stages of grief. Each week involves an hour of sharing, run/walk."Beingpartofthegrouppushesmetorunorwalkmore crafts, games and stories. than I would on my own, and it's more fun than just running on a treadmill,"saidJLAmemberRyanO'Neill."It'sagreatwaytomeet Parents have said that Rainbows is a wonderful newpeople,getsomeexercise,andgetinshapefortheShamRock program, is very effective at teaching children to 'N Roll Race in March," she added. communicate their feelings and has helped them and their children to achieve a great deal of healing in a Join us as we support several local races and promote the 2011 short period of time. The opportunity to make such a ShamRock 'N Roll Road Race presented by Verizon Wireless and significant and positive impact on grieving children and Belk by showing oﬀ our Shamrock at the following events: their parents continues to bring JLA volunteers back to •Atlanta Half Marathon and Thanksgiving Day 5K, Nov. 25, Turner Rainbows year after year. Field •AnnualVirginiaHighlandChristmas5K,Dec.18,ViginiaHighlands It's not too late to join the Rainbows placement this year! To inquire about one of the remaining open Don'thaveaShamrocktoshowoﬀ?Weareselling2009raceshirts spots, please contact placement chair Marthe Souza at for$5whilesupplieslast.Emailshamrock@jlatlanta.orgtoordera email@example.com. T-shirt or get more informa on about upcoming races and group run/walks. OUR MISSION Sponsorships are s ll available for the race. Opportuni es include The Junior League of Atlanta, Inc., is an organization of women monetary sponsorships, in-kind sponsorships, post-race party committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of boothsandgoodybags.ContactShamRock‘NRollRoadRacechair women, and improving the community through the effective action Marsha Lewis today for more informa on. and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable. 5 JLA_HOTLINE Nov10.qxp:JLA_HOTLINE 11/16/10 5:52 PM Page 6 Membership CORNER We realize that members o en have ques ons about aspects of their membership but aren’t sure where to On Sept. 14, JLA members enjoyed hearing our own Peach Pipes sing the National Anthem before the Braves game. Pictured from left to right are: Marsha Lewis, Jen ﬁnd the answers. The Membership Corner is here to Dunaway, Trista McGlamery, Courtney Nichol and Ryan O’Neill. help. Each month we’ll address a diﬀerent topic rela ng Plan the Perfect Tailgate to your membership so that you can take full advantage of your League experience and all that it has to oﬀer. Autumn in the South brings crisp air, changing leaves and DECEMBER’S TOPIC: football. Many things e us together in the South: family, food, What is a Three Hour Rota on? Who is the outdoors and, of course, football! In the South few things unite us quite like our college football teams. Just like our required to complete one? cooking, football is more than our pas me. It’s our culture. One of the most prized and exci ng tradi ons we look forward to every fall is the gameday tailgate party. It’s the epitome of Ac ve and First Year Members are required to complete southern hospitality showcased by good people, good manners a three hour rota on in addi on to their placement. and good southern food. If you’re looking for delicious recipes Members who are currently in a Fund Development to make your tailgate party a memorable event, the Junior Placement must complete a Community three hour League of Atlanta oﬀers Atlanta Cooknotes and True Grits, must rota on, and Members with a Community placement haves for any southern kitchen. This year JLA will also be selling must complete a Fund Development three hour rota on. cookbooks from other Junior League ci es in the SEC family. Members’ current placements do not qualify as three Cookbooks from Athens, Knoxville and Baton Rouge are just hour rota ons. Ac ve Silver and Ac ve Gold members some swaps that will be available this season. To help you kick are exempt from this requirement this year. oﬀ the season with style and grace, we have put together a sample menu featuring recipes from Cooknotes. This menu is In order to sign up for a three hour rota on, all Ac ve sure to please any fan at your tailgate! and First Year Members should visit the members only sec on of the JLA website and locate the Member Events Spinach Dip - p. 27 and Calendar sec on on the le . All of the available Beef Barbeque –p. 186 rota ons will be listed on the calendar. Members should Marinated Cole Slaw –p. 98 scroll through the calendar to locate available Beach House Baked Beans – p. 242 opportuni es. When an open rota on is selected, the Chocolate Mint Brownies – p. 320 member will receive a conﬁrma on le ng her know she has successfully registered. WORK REQUEST FORM If you have further ques ons, e-mail Headquarters is asking all members who have any type of work for them, firstname.lastname@example.org. to please send through the “Work Request Form.” To access this “Work Request Form,” go to the member website and on the left hand side click “Member Resources,” (this is where all member forms are kept), and click “Work Request Form.” Please fill out form and submit. You can attach up to four files. This will help Headquarters with their workload. Deadlines will be set based on when form was submitted. 6 JLA_HOTLINE Nov10.qxp:JLA_HOTLINE 11/16/10 5:52 PM Page 7 Board Brief [September 2010] >> Karen Perry, vice president of development for the Center For the Visually Impaired and JLA member, presented informa on on CVI and the rela onship with JLA. >> Smith Barney presented the Investment Report. >> The Board heard presenta ons on the JLA Annual Report, internal and external JLA website protocol, Digital Cheetah repor ng and the 2010-2011 Membership Survey. >> Items were collected for the Center for the Visually Impaired Opera on Sandbox project. One of the many options for three hour rotators is working a shift at a Kids in the Kitchen table passing out healthy snacks and nutrition information to kids and parents. >> The Board received an update on the Strategic Plan. Available Fund Development >> There was a discussion on nominees for various AJLI awards. Three Hour Rotations If you are currently serving your placement in the community Tour of Kitchens Tickets and have not registered for a Three Hour Fund Development The 14th annual Tour of Kitchens will be held March 19 rota on, but are s ll looking for one, there are s ll some great and 20. In addi on to giving cketholders the chance to op ons available. The three hour Fund Development rota ons peak inside 14 spectacular designer kitchens, this year’s that are available include: tour will include on-site kitchen events like a Big Green Egg demonstra on and tas ngs with Chef Kevin Rathbun. >> Cookbooks - Saturday, Dec. 11: Volunteers are needed on This month, you can purchase two ckets for the Saturday, Dec. 11 from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. to make “tas ngs” for weekend event for only $25! That’s two ckets for the sales events from one of JLA’s cookbooks. The loca on for this price of one! Say Happy Holidays by giving ckets and a event will be at JLA Headquarters. promise of a fun weekend with your friends! For more informa on visit the Tour of Kitchens website! >> ShamRock ‘N Roll - March 13, 2011: Volunteers are needed for several shi s (7-10:10 a.m. and 7:30-10:30 a.m.) and will FROM THE EDITORʼS DESK assist par cipants running in the race, which will take place on Sunday, March 13 from 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. HOTLINE EDITOR: Camille Kesler >> Tour of Kitchens - March 19 and 20, 2011: Volunteers are needed for several days/shi s (Saturday from 11:30 a.m. - 2:30 HOTLINE is a members-only newsletter that keeps members p.m. and 1:30 - 4:30 p.m.; and Sunday from 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 up-to-date on the events, news, issues and achievements of p.m., 11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. and 1:30 - 4:30 p.m.) to answer the Junior League of Atlanta. The monthly newsletter, which is ques ons, direct tourists through the homes and assist with sent to membersʼ homes, is published throughout the year and works in conjunction with its sister publication, Hotline setup or cleanup. Highlights, a weekly e-mail newsletter. To register for one of these great rota ons, access the JLA JLA leadership, committee chairs and members can submit Calendar under the Member Events & Calendar heading on articles and announcements to the Hotline Editor for inclusion your member home page. Go to the month of the event, select in the newsletter. All submissions are due to the Hotline Editor a shi me and then click the “sign up” bu on. Once you by the first day of the month in order to appear in the next monthʼs issue and are subject to the editorial discretion of the complete your selec on, you will receive an e-mail Hotline Editor and Internal Communications Committee. conﬁrma on le ng you know that you have successfully signed up for your rota on. Please contact Karen Inniss at Email submissions to email@example.com. firstname.lastname@example.org for ques ons about the registra on Be sure to include the word "Hotline" in the subject line of your process. message to ensure delivery. 7 JLA_HOTLINE Nov10.qxp:JLA_HOTLINE 11/16/10 5:52 PM Page 8 The Junior League of Atlanta First Class U. S. Postage ~ Focus Areas ~ PAID Atlanta, GA Women and Children at Risk THE JUNIOR LEAGUE OF ATLANTA, INC. Permit #365 Educa on 3154 NORTHSIDE PARKWAY, NW ATLANTA, GA 30327 Return Service Requested Women’s and Children’s Health w w w. j lat la nta . o rg 2008 2012 Strategic Plan Goals Transform communi es by empowering women and children at risk to become self reliant ~ Be the primary organiza on that the community comes to for trained volunteers ~ Improve the eﬀec veness of the JLA’s resources N OV E M B E R 2010 2010 Council Retreat: “All the World’s a Stage” JLA leaders par cipated in the 2010 Council • VP-ElectofInternalOpera onsTeresaEbbs Retreat on May 22, 2010 at the Atlanta discussed the func onality of the JLA’s new Speech School. The Council Retreat is website. a ended by all JLA leaders who sit on • JLA members Susan Allison and Victoria councils. The theme of this year’s training Salzman from The Development Team, was “All the World’s a Stage,” which ed in www.thedevelopment-team.com, trained well with the training based on the group on how to cul vate sponsors for improvisa onal techniques provided by the JLA. Allison Gilmore and JLA member Elizabeth • JLA Past President Cynthia Clanton Beasley of DuMore Improv - discussed how to market the JLA and ways www.dumoreimprov.com. Allison and to give an eﬀec ve elevator speech. Elizabeth had the group stand up and • Lisa Sco , the director of fund perform communica ons exercises, which development for JLA placement Metro Allison Gilmore and Elizabeth Beasley of DuMore Improv lead Council members in improvisational exercises. was both a fun and informa ve way to gain AtlantaRecoveryResidences(MARR),spoke skills. abouttheJLA’slonghistoryofprovidinghelp to MARR - www.marrinc.org. In addi on to the training from DuMore Improv, the a endees par cipated in the Thanks to all who helped make the Council following trainings: Retreat a success! 8
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