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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.
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A Message from Hot Topics in
JLA A ends Area III Conference
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!
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A N N O U N C E M E N T S
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,
2010-2011 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
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
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 email@example.com or at 404.713.5145.
Sustainer Emeritus Elizabeth C. Shelton
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or at
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
contact Courtney Kaylor at email@example.com or at
Join one of our exci ng Sustainer social groups and enjoy the year
March 21, 2011
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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
4 Holly Jolly Breakfast
Nearly New Shop
Ritz Carlton Downtown
IF THE MONTH DESIGNATED BELOW IS
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.
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
FEBRUARY I-M December
Winter - A-J January
Winter - K-P February
& January Winter - Q-Z March
6 to 8 p.m.
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
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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
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
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
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
firstname.lastname@example.org. T-shirt or get more informa on about upcoming races and group
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.
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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,
email@example.com. 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.
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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
>> 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
>> 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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
email@example.com 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.
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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
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!