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“Women Building Better Communities” THE BRIDGE may 2009 ; vol. 19, no. 6
2008-2009 Board of Directors The Communication Bridge between the Junior League
PRESIDENT ............................KRISTEN ROSS
PRESIDENT-ELECT ....................LINDA GUNN
of Boca Raton, its Membership, and our Community.
VP COMMUNICATIONS...........REAGAN SUCH
VP COMMUNITY AFFAIRS....JAMI GUTTENBERG
VP FINANCE ..................CRYSTAL MCMILLIN Mothers, League Role Models . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
VP PERSONNEL................MELINDA DEHOFF Fun Times in Summertime. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
VP PLANNING ........................JAN KUCERA Dollars and Cents II . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
FUND DEVELOPMENT.........NANCY DOCKERTY
One Person Can Make A Difference. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
PROJECT DEVELOPMENT......MICHELE TOOMEY ODI Experience, Grapevine, TX . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
P.R./MARKETING......STACEY HANNAN QUINN
SUSTAINING ADVISOR...............LISA MULHALL Departments
Publications Committee President’s Perspective . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
EDITOR.............................LESLIE JACKSON Letter from the Editor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
EDITOR-ELECT....................ARETE FRIEDMAN Members of the Month . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
EDITOR-ELECT...................ANDEE HOLzMAN Member Spotlight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
ASSISTANT EDITOR................NONDAS DAVIS Caring Hearts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
ASSISTANT EDITOR..................KRISTEN HUzE
Hats Off . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
ASSISTANT EDITOR...........DENISE O’SULLIVAN
ASSISTANT EDITOR ................REAGAN SUCH Roving Reporter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
PHOTOGRAPHER ..................LESLIE DAMRON Community Corner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Picture Show . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
LAYOUT DESIGNER & ADVERTISING...ROBIN PHILPIT
From a Cook’s Point of View. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
The Bridge is published seven times a year Sustainer News . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
(once during the summer) by the Bulletin Board . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Junior League of Boca Raton, Inc.
List of Advertisers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
September BRIDGE deadline for articles
and advertisements is July 25th Lines of Communication. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
E-mail: BRIDGE@jlbr.org Calendar of Events. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
Junior League of Boca Raton
(561) 620-2553 Fax: (561) 620-2554
News from Committees
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org DIAD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Office Hours: Mon - Fri., 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. In the Pines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Office Manager: Jody Cruden Milagro Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Horses and the Handicapped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Cookbook Office Spirit of Giving . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
(561) 620-0765 Fax: (561) 620-0767 Hometown Histories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Toll Free: (866) 574-9229 Kids in Distress . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Cookbook. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Office Hours: T, W, Th, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Cookbook Office Manager: Mary Lavalle Chocolate Decadence . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Membership Satisfaction and Training . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Newman-Craske Grant Resource Library
Membership Development . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Tues., Thurs., 9 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
E-mail: Library@jlbr.org Cover: Caroline Williams, Horses & the Handicapped student, holding the bunny at the Horses
Librarian: Liz Locke and the Handicapped Carnival Day.
The Junior League of Boca Raton, Inc. is an organization of women committed to promoting
May Annual Meeting voluntarism, developing the potential of women and improving the community through the
May 12, 2009 effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and
Social 6 p.m. - Meeting 7 p.m. charitable.
Delray Beach Club The Junior League of Boca Raton, Inc. and the Association of Junior Leagues International, Inc.
reach out to women of all races, religions, and national origins who demonstrate an interest in
$39 must be paid in advance! and commitment to voluntarism.
bridge ; may 2009 3
President’s Perspective by Kristen Ross
Here it is . . . time to write my ment those experiences have brought you. And those who
last Bridge article, and I’m stretched past their comfort zone by stepping into leadership
struggling with what to say. I’ve or trying something new reported that you are stronger from
started this article at least five the challenge.
times on five different subjects.
And as I sit here today, this let- For these reasons and so many others, you have my gratitude
ter is already more than two and admiration. This year as JLBR president has been an
weeks past deadline. All these amazing journey, one that has made an indelible imprint on
months I’ve had SO much to me and an experience I will always cherish. As it turns out, I
share, and now that I’m down know exactly what I want to say: thank you.
to my last opportunity, I’m at a
loss for words. Me – at a loss
for words. That is rare.
It could be that the pressure I’ve
put on myself to write the most
poignant of parting thoughts has left me mute. After all, last JUNIOR LEAGUE OF BOCA RATON
night I watched the series finale of ER and went to bed think- “Women building better communities”
ing that after all the build-up it was really lame. (It seems
according to the morning radio shows that others were equal-
ly unimpressed.) I’m not saying I’m aspiring to a Sopranos-
WHO WE ARE
esque sign-off that’s the talk of water coolers for days to A group of women committed to improving the
come, but who wants to go out on lame? lives of children and families in the Boca Raton
area since 1971.
I think, however, the real reason I can’t find my voice is
because I simply can’t find the right words to sum up this WHAT WE DO
experience and what it has meant to me. The incredible work Provide trained volunteers and funding for commu-
of our members, committees, leaders, fundraisers and com- nity agencies and partners.
munity projects has left me utterly speechless. There are no
words that will ever adequately express the appreciation and
gratitude I feel toward the active and sustainer membership HOW WE DO IT
this year for so fully and enthusiastically rising to the call of Proceeds from fundraising events and grants are
voluntarism. And, I am touched beyond words by the friend- given back to the community.
ships—old, new and rediscovered—that have grown and
developed over the last twelve months and enriched me. OUR IMPACT ON THE COMMUNITY
Words will never do justice to all those feelings. Total membership of more than 750. This year the
Junior League of Boca Raton’s members will pro-
When I embarked upon this journey last May, I offered three
vide more than 35,000 volunteer hours and have
words that characterize for me the essence of volunteering in
goals to raise more than $250,000 to support our
the Junior League: Passion, Purpose and Pride. In doing so,
I asked you, collectively and as individuals, to seek and culti- mission and to help thousands of women, children
vate these “Three Ps” (as they have affectionately become and families in South Palm Beach County through
known) in your own League work and experiences. Well, our placements and collaborations.
from where I sit you did more than seek and cultivate; this
year passion, purpose and pride have literally radiated from OUR VISION
you and from our organization. The Junior League of Boca Raton will provide
resources, knowledge and funding to the commu-
I also expressed my hope that as a League we would focus on nity through the training, education and volun-
what we can learn from each other, that we would embrace
tarism of its members. The JLBR will be proactive
the opportunities to share what we know, and look to the
in developing collaborative partnerships to address
women who inspire us as mentors. For that reason, reading
the results of our annual membership survey this year was significant issues in South Florida and will improve
especially rewarding. Many of you commented on how much the overall quality of life through a legacy of
you have garnered from each other, how much you have trained volunteers.
grown from being in a leadership role and how much fulfill-
4 president’s perspective
Letter from the Editor by Leslie Jackson
I, like Kristen, am way past deadline. Advertisers: Andrew Ress, M.D. l Antiques & Country Pine l
However, unlike Kristen, I cannot .A.
Barbara O’Connell l Barbara W. Hill, P l Barbara Winter,
come up with something insightful to Ph.D. l Bark-Tique l Maggie Dickenson - Beachhouse Lodge
write about. So, I will use this oppor- l Benchmark Building & Design l Boca Bon l Boca Raton
tunity to say thanks to those who Fitness Bootcamp l Butter l Carlisle Collection and per se l
have made this year a success. Carolyn Arnold l Cendyn l Chocolate Decadence l
Concierge for V.I.P l Custom Art Online.com l Daniel
When I volunteered for this position O’Hara, M.D. l Delray Beach Club l Designs by Chad and
a year ago, my husband asked me if Jake l Dr. Julie Shuman l ego, the salon l Elegant Child l
I was crazy. He remembered the Embassy Suites l Etcetera l Florida Stage l Gil Lichtshein,
previous times when I had chaired M.D. l Gregg Cesario, Wells Fargo Home Mortgage l
the Publications committee and his memories were not as Habitat for Humanity l Health Care Management l Hirsch
fond as mine. Sure, it might get a little hectic at times, but it’s Architects, Inc. l Home Improvements & Repair l Horses and
a great committee to be on. The chairperson of the the Handicapped l Integrative Acupuncture l Cristy
Publications committee may change annually, but the one Harfmann - It’s Just Lunch l Jacqueline Moroco, D.D.S., M.S.
constant, is our layout specialist Robin Philpit. Robin brings l Kelly West Photography l Krumholtz Orthodontics l La Ti
to the Publications committee continuity from year to year, she Da l Laura Ann Callaway, HTA l Leigh Vazquez l Lil Spa
was there when I needed her those many years ago and she Divas l Look Great l Lynn University l Lynn University & Jan
was here when I needed her this year. So, to my friend Robin, McArt l Marsha L. Love, Interior Decorator l Marta I.
thank you for you hard work and support this year. Rendon, M.D. l Martin Nathan, M.A., LMHC l MCDR
Enterprises l Michele Broadfoot l Nails by Claudia l
I think Lou Ann Such began writing the Sustainer Scoop the Needlepoint Chix l Mary Kelly - Personal Senior Services l
first year I chaired the committee way back in 2001. Lou Ann Pine Tree Camp l Pottery Reserve l Queen Bea Studio l
has entertained all of us, not just the sustainers, with her witty Rebecca G. Robbins, M.Ed. l Red Cross l Richerson Interiors
stories and updates on sustainer happenings. She always l Robin Philpit l S. Kapela Slipcovers l Saadia Mohammed,
meets the deadline and has oodles of information to share. D.D.S. l Saint Joseph’s Episcopal School l Sanctuary Medical
Thank you Lou Ann for your humor, your knowledge and your Aesthetic Center l Screamin’ Monkeys l Shari Rosenbaum,
continued support of The Bridge. M.D. l Steven R. Alman, D.M.D. l The Body Shop at Home
l The Fae Group l The Kid Spa l Tobak’s Fine Jewelry l
The Publications committee was top notch this year. Arete ‘Tween Waters Tilloo l Wendy Doran, M.D. l
Friedman and Andee Holzman were amazing chair-elects.
Their combined journalistic knowledge and writing skills were Patrons: Sheila & David Aucamp l Carol Auerbach l
essential to the success of The Bridge. Reagan Such, Denise Gretchen Bieneman l Sharon Sands Budd l Julie
O’Sullivan and Nondas Davis were also wonderful writers Buser l Tami & Steve Constantine l Stephanie
and kept us all entertained and informed with their feature Critchfield l Melinda DeHoff l Mr. & Mrs. Charles
stories. Kristen Huze was such a great help with the editing. Deyo l Anne Dickinson l Sue & Ed Diener l Mr. & Mrs.
Thanks to all of you for making this year so enjoyable for me Scott B. Disher l Mr. & Mrs. Peter Donovan l Elysa &
and for sharing your skills with the membership. Scott Elk l Joanie Goldberg l Annie Green l Morgan
& Oliver Green l Linda Gunn l Jillian Hasner l Chris
I would also like to thank all of the different committee mem- & Forrest Heathcott l Diane Hopkins l Leslie Jackson
bers who wrote the committee news. Your participation was l LuAnn Jarvie l Amy Kazma l Debora & Ward Kellogg
crucial to the success of The Bridge and you are all amazing! l Dr. Michael & Mrs. Cindy Krebsbach l Wendy Kulberg l
Mary Lavalle l Brenda Lusher l Dorothy & Blake
I know I leave The Bridge in very capable hands. Dorothy MacDiarmid l Linda McElwee l Janice V. Middlebrook
MacDiarmid will take control next year and I am sure she will l Shannon Moriarity l Lisa & John Mulhall l Laurel P.
do a fabulous job. The Bridge is a very important part of the Murray-Boynton l Janet Nodine l Marion Norton-
JLBR and I am extremely grateful that Dorothy, as a sustainer, Miller l Denise & Robert O’Sullivan l Elizabeth
is taking on the role of editor! Pankey-Warren l Robin & Tom Philpit l Karl & Dorothy
Preusse l Carole Putman l Mary Redman l Kristen &
Last, but not least, I would like to thank our advertisers and Kevin Ross l Peggy & Stephen Ruzika l Norman
our patrons. Without them we could not continue to publish Shapiro l Jamie Snyder l Lou Ann & Roger Such l
the amazing full color magazine. So, please, support those Reagan Such l Mr. & Mrs. Edward W. Toomey, Sr. l Ron &
who support us! Tina Towery l LuAnn Warner-Prokos l Dr. Michele
Weizer l Cathy Younis l
letter from the editor 5
Shannon Moriarity - Doing it All! by Kim Flittner
Our January Member of the Month is with a smile and open arms for that one foster child who will not
Shannon Moriarity. She is double placed on stop crying and then spends the entire evening calming them
Hometown Histories and Kids in Distress. down.
Shannon is always motivated, enthusiastic
and goes above and beyond! She con- She is always willing to help out other committee members to
tributed much of her time to the Hometown complete projects. For example, when a committee member
Histories classroom presentations. was suddenly called out of town on business, 48 hours before
our Life Skill Seminar for foster teens, Shannon jumped in and
Shannon has shown to be invaluable to the provided the teens with a lesson on etiquette which was a huge
committee by volunteering to be a presenter at each school for success.
almost all of the classroom presentations. Shannon is a natural
at giving the presentations and the children love her. She has When tasked with something, Shannon follows through and is a
been an asset to the Hometown Histories committee since the pleasure to work with. She even stopped by this past weekend
kick off in May 2008. She never complains and gives of her time during the new member project to lend a hand and brought our
generously, even when they had to work through the summer! new members lunch!
In addition to her outstanding work on Hometown Histories, Shannon has been married to her husband, Sean, for 13 years.
Shannon has been instrumental in helping the prevention efforts They have two children, Jack is 10 years old and her daughter,
with Kids in Distress to stop the abuse and neglect before it Cate is seven years old. Jack is a performer in the Show Time
starts. She has coordinated a Birthday Card program for chil- Theatre and Cate takes Irish step dance at St. Joan of Arc. The
dren at risk to make them feel special by providing them with a children are also on the Deerfield Dolphins swim team.
treat at their school on their birthday. She helped with the first
home make over and has participated in many of the events for Congratulations Shannon, we are proud to have you as our
the foster families. She somehow manages to always be there January Member of the Month!
Alana Latiolais - A New Leader in the League by Kim Flittner
We are celebrating Alana as our February Alana is married to Tim and they have an Australian Shepherd
Member of the Month! She is working on named Ritz. She is a fabulous event planner and cook!
the MSAT committee this year and goes
above and beyond as a committee mem- Congratulations Alana on being selected as our February
ber. From the very first committee meet- Member of the Month! You are a wonderful asset to the League!
ing, she took the initiative to be treasurer.
In that role, she has tracked all of the Elegant Design
expenses and updated the committee on a by Robin Philpit
monthly basis. She is very detail-oriented
and always on top of everything. She took the lead on the (designer of The Bridge Magazine, Woman Volunteer of the Year
committees Life Balance Workshop. When the date of the Program and the Boca Raton Symphonia Program)
event had to change, she was very flexible and communicat-
ed with our guest speakers to make sure everyone was on the l Magazine & Newsletter Design
same page. Alana also stepped up and created the new l Brochure & Program Design
annual survey for 2009, after careful research of past surveys l Advertisement Design
and results. She took us from 80 questions to 27 . . . and the l Advertisement Design
new members had a separate 20 question survey to answer l “One of a Kind” Invitations
items that were only applicable to them. She created the ice
breaker for the Cottage Meetings in February by prompting
the JLBR members to take the new survey. In addition, she put l Business Cards
together the marketing for the survey on the JLBR website. l Luggage Tags
Alana is a born leader and she is such an asset to the League! l Emergency Cards for Children
Most recently, Alana has been slated to serve as the Chair of for more information call
Florence Fuller for the 2009-2010 League year. She was Robin at 561-750-9036
selected to represent the League at the March ODI in Dallas, (Junior League Member)
TX. In addition, Alana has begun serving as a mentor to a
child at the Milagro Center this month. Wow!
6 members of the month
Dream Team Stacey Berger & Elizabeth Murdoch by Kim Flittner
Double the applause looked at various samples until she had the exact pair of flip-
please for our two March flops we wanted. Then Stacey negotiated a good price and
Members of the Month! handled all aspects of the delivery from China and even dealt
Elizabeth and Stacey are with US customs!
serving on Fund Develop-
ment this year. They were Both Stacey and Elizabeth will also play a big part in the
big supporters of our new future items in the Boutique, as Elizabeth is our go-to design-
JLBR Boutique and they er of all things cute and JL and Stacey is our chief importer of
both were able to con- all things cute and JL.
tribute their own skills to create our first boutique item, the very
cute and hip JL flip-flops! We could not have made the flip-flops Stacey just had a baby before we started the League year but
without the combined efforts of these two fabulous members! that did not stop her from jumping right in and getting the
boutique up and running!
Ellizabeth, who is a very talented artist, was able to listen to
the committees ideas and then design our flip-flops. She cre- Elizabeth is newly engaged and just bought a home. She is
ated several different versions and was able to amend them very busy with wedding plans and home renovations!
as we worked through AJLI to perfect the logo design and the
AJLI official color. Both ladies have taken a leadership role in getting this fundrais-
er idea going and will help JLBR raise thousands of dollars!
Stacey, through her own business contacts, was able to find a
factory in China to manufacture the flip-flops. She handled Congratulations to Elizabeth and Stacey on being selected to be
all the details of size, weight, texture and color. Next she our March Members of the Month! We LOVE what you’ve done!
Jody Baade, the Dynamo by Jamie Sauer
This dynamic new member began the reno- Jody was encouraged to join the Junior League by her father,
vation of the Florence Fuller teacher’s who knew she would be successful in putting her talents and
lounge without hesitation. She initially had strengths to work to better the community.
a co-chair for this large project, but a job
transfer left Jody holding the reins. She has
tirelessly lead six other new members in all
the tasks required to create this new, clean,
place of relaxation for the deserving staff.
Using her professional design skills, Jody
mastered a plan for the room that improves functionality and
made much better use of the limited space. She has done every-
thing from searching for furniture in thrift stores to getting free
installation of new counters and cabinets. She selected new
bright and warm yellow paint and gorgeous paisley fabric to
bring together her design with the donated furniture. Making it
all work with taste while having no money is a special talent.
She recently presented the group project to the Florence Fuller
committee including professional scale drawings, project status
Tobak’s Fine Jewelry
points, and pictures of the group’s work.
Jewelry for all occasions l Custom design l Jewelry repair
She has faced challenges with grace, grown as a leader, and Loose diamonds l Wedding sets l Rings
has kept her team motivated and enthusiastic, even as two of Bracelets l Necklaces l Earrings
them gave birth in the last three weeks. She has kept in close
contact with the staff director ensuring that from start to finish the For Mother’s Day, give the gift of jewelry!
teachers weren’t inconvenienced and that the remodel took as
6363 North Federal Highway
short a time as possible (less than three weeks). She is busy
organizing with her team the big reveal day celebration for the
TOBAK’S Boca Raton, Florida 33487
hard-working teachers at the west campus, and she gave the
group’s project presentation at the April GMM meeting.
members of the month 7
JENNY WICKER, NEW MEMBER with good friends who keep me happy. I would not be here
today without knowing them. They are wonderful!
Education/Occupation: University of Florida, Three Accomplishments You Are Most Proud of: Graduating
Economics. I’m a yacht broker at Sun Power college from the University of Florida, getting a wonderful job,
CMP Yachts. I love my job! and joining the Junior League of course.
Family: I have three sisters, two brothers-in- Most Notable Life Adventure: I studied in Spain when I was a
law (courtesy of Jamie Sauer and Michelle freshman in college. It was one of the most amazing things I
Ruff), and a set of wonderful parents. have ever done.
Other Community Involvement: As an active Best Life Lesson Learned: If you want something done the right
member of Young Professionals in Yachting, we are going to be way you have to do it yourself.
working with Freedom Waters Foundation. Freedom Waters What Do You Want to Be When You Grow Up? I am so happy
Foundation (FWF) is a nonprofit organization that provides boat- with the job I have but, I cannot wait to be a mother one day. I
ing opportunities and marine related education for people with absolutely love children and I think I will enjoy every moment as
disabilities and youth at risk. a mother.
Current League Placement: I am a new member, and right now My Goal This Year Is: To make it through this tough economy
I am working with Spirit of Giving on our new member project. People Would Be Surprised to Know That: I am proficient in
We are working on life skills seminars for many organizations. Spanish.
Favorite Placement: I would like to see myself working with the Person Who Has Influenced My Life the Most: My Grandfather.
cookbook team. I thoroughly enjoy cooking and think I would He was an engineer at NASA and the mayor of his city. He has
be very passionate about that group. lived life with a permanent smile. He has really taught me to
Favorite Thing About Florida: I love the weather. It is nice that endure every moment and never forget them. He is really sick
we can walk outside every day enjoying the sun. It is also nice right now and he still takes the time to laugh and that is worth
to know that we can go out on the water year-round. living for. I hope that I can be half the person he is.
Favorite Restaurants: Stir Crazy and Morton’s Favorite Vacation Spot: I am in love with the Abacos.
Favorite Guilty Pleasure or Food: Ooh, this would most definite- Hobbies/Interests: I love everything that involves water. Sailing,
ly be French fries. They are the enemy! skiing, fishing, diving, snorkeling, windsurfing - I just recently
What Are You Passionate About? Friends! I surround myself learned that I have a new obsession with golf.
KIM FLITTNER, ACTIVE Best Life Lesson Learned: Your character is essentially the sum
MEMBER, GOVERNANCE of your habits.
COUNCIL MEMBER What Do You Want to Be When You Grow Up? Retired on
Education: Masters Degree in My Goal for This Year Is: To get back to basics
Elementary Education People Would Be Surprised to Know That: I am a very shy per-
Family: Husband of eight years, son at heart.
John, two children, Jack (4), Person That Has Influenced My Life the Most: My paternal
Kate (1) grandmother. She taught me the importance of integrity and
Pet: Dog, Fritz selflessness. She made me feel like the most important person
Other Community Involvement: Active in church and serve on in the world to her.
MECE Preschool Board of Directors. Serve as room mother for Favorite Vacation Spot/Destination: I love anywhere new and
my son’s class. exciting!
Current League Placement: Nominating/ Placement Hobbies/Interests: Decorating, exercising, reading, travel and fun!
Favorite Placement: Nominating/ Placement - I love all the out-
standing women I meet serving on this committee.
Favorite Thing About Florida: The warm weather, beaches and
Laura Ann Callaway, HTAP
easy lifestyle. Energy Therapy for Pets
Favorite Restaurant or Food: I love Canyon in Ft. Lauderdale,
especially their white chocolate bread pudding.
Favorite Guilty Pleasure or Junk Food: Chocolate anything! Serving North Broward & Palm Beach Counties
What Are You Passionate About? My family, church, friends and
the League. Providing Assistance with:
Three Accomplishments You Are Most Proud of: My children - Stress l Disease l Hormonal Imbalance
still a work in progress Injury/Post-Surgical Healing l Behavioral Challenges
Most Notable Life Adventure: My many travels. My favorite trip
was to South Africa. What an incredibly gorgeous place! l Healing Touch for Animals7 energy therapy and animal communication l
JAMIE SAUER, ACTIVE MEMBER incredible women who have so much to offer.
GOVERNANCE COUNCIL Favorite Thing About Florida: The weather. I am a third gener-
ation Floridian who is honored to live here.
Maiden Name: Wicker Favorite Restaurant: Melting Pot, Houston’s, The Addison
Education/Occupation: University of Florida: Favorite Guilty Pleasure or Food: Pizza and chocolate!
Finance Degree, Economics Minor, Master’s What Are You Passionate About? My family, helping children
in Political Science with a Certificate in Political and families in need and making a difference through work and
Campaigning from UF I am a fundraiser spe- volunteering.
cializing in political candidates. Three Accomplishments You Are Most Proud of: Buying my first
Family: Husband, Eric, two sisters in JLBR, Jenny Wicker and house all by myself at the age of 24, marrying my husband, Eric,
Michelle Ruff, one sister at UF Kelly, my mother a Sustainer, Sue helping great candidates get elected to office.
Wicker, and my father, Spike Wicker Most Notable Life Adventure: I went to the Bahamas for a trip
Pets: Two Beagles – Charlie and Lucy, many fish and met my husband there!
Other Community Involvement: Board of the Historical Society, Best Life Lesson Learned: With hard work, determination and
Kids in Distress, St. Paul Lutheran Church, Saint Andrew’s prayer, you can do anything you set your mind to. The sky is the
School, hurricane relief efforts. limit.
Current League Placement: Co-Chair of Membership What Do You Want to Be When You Grow Up? Someone who
Development and Co-Chair of Public Issues and Advocacy really made a difference.
Favorite Placement: Co-Chair of Kids in Distress. I love KIDs My Goal This Year Is: To be a great wife, sister, daughter, friend
and everything that it does and stands for. I actually brought the and also to help the new members really enjoy this year, learn
idea of KIDs as a project to project development, and I am so about the JLBR and fall in love with volunteering.
happy that JLBR took it on as a project. People Would Be Surprised to Know That: I’ve been in waterski-
Best JLBR Moment: I have really enjoyed meeting the amazing ing shows.
women in and around JLBR and through the State Public Affairs Person Who Has Influenced My Life the Most: My parents. They
Committee as a PIA committee member. I met one of my best are very loving and giving. I am who I am because of them.
friends, whom I now get to work with on a regular basis and Favorite Vacation Spot/Destinations: Where my husband and I
have rekindled friendships with people I have known since ele- honeymooned in the Virgin Islands (Virgin Gorda, but I’ll take
mentary school and who have since become great friends. As any island!) and where we met – the Bahamas (Lucaya).
the Membership Development Committee Co-Chair, I have had Hobbies/Interests: Boating, skiing (water and snow), playing with
the opportunity to work with both sisters and to meet some my dogs, college football and the Gators!
SUE WICKER, SUSTAINING MEMBER Favorite Guilty Pleasure or Junk Food: Maybe chocolate
What Are You Passionate About? My family and my friends
Education/Occupation: University of Florida, Three Accomplishments You Are Most Proud of: My family, trav-
English Literature degree and homemaker els, and the friendships that I have maintained throughout my life
Family: Four daughters and two sons-in-law. Most Notable Life Adventure: Backpacking through Europe. I
Jamie, Jenny and Michelle now in JLBR, Kelly stayed in hostiles and met some very unique people. It was after
currently attending University of Florida, hus- I had graduated from the University of Florida and at a time
band is Spike Wicker an attorney. where I wanted true independence. I was able to accomplish it
Pets: One cat, many fish pretty much all by myself.
Other Community Involvement: Sustainer activities. Previously Best Life Lesson Learned: I can survive by myself, but it’s a whole
involved with Saint Andrew’s School and St. Paul Lutheran. lot better to have friends and family with you.
Current League Placement: Sustainer What Do You Want to Be When You Grow Up? To be a doctor
Favorite Placement: Children’s Place South (now Children’s Place so I can take care of all the ailments that come with aging.
at Home Safe). I was on the committee that secured a location My Goal for This Year: To get my house ready for grandkids.
and got it approved through the city and fundraised. Attending No, none of my kids are there yet!
city council meetings to discuss the opening of Children’s Place, People Would Be Surprised to Know That: I raised four girls.
the room would be full of neighbors objecting to Children’s Place Jamie was 26 months old when my twins were born.
South because they were “certain” that it would bring “crime and Person Who Has Influenced My Life the Most: My father, a good,
deterioration” to the neighborhood. Eventually those initial fears caring, and giving man, who used to pay it forward before it was
were overcome, and it is a wonderful place. a movie. When he lent money, he would say, “don’t pay me
Funniest JLBR Story: Junior League members’ children took a back, just take care of the next person that needs it.” I was also
picture for The Bridge. They all dressed up in outfits for the influenced by my husband, who introduced me to many things
Nutcracker Suite. Now many of them are college graduates that I don’t think I would have experienced if it weren’t for him.
and some are Junior League members. Favorite Vacation Destination: Abaco, Bahamas and Venice, Italy
Favorite Thing About Florida: Boating and the weather Hobbies/Interests: raising orchids, boating, traveling, reading,
Favorite Restaurant: The Gazebo pretending to play golf and the Gators!
The Junior League of Boca Raton gratefully acknowledges the following people and/or companies for their
Cendyn, Charles and Robin Deyo, Emily McMullin, and Kurt Miss Cathy from Kindermusik for donating her time to enter-
Harfmann for the many dollars and hours they have dedicat- tain the children at Florence Fuller at the spring event.
ed for the past ten years to hosting and improving the JLBR
website, the JLBR’s technology advancement and overall sup- Kevin Ross and Matt Chaloux at Lynn University for providing
port of our organization a last minute venue for the VCRC committee’s Meet the
Funders event on campus in the Amarnick-Goldstein Theater.
Virginia Kelly, Independent Business Consultant, for performing
Business Operations Audit for JLBR Board. Virginia donated Jennifer Brackett and all the staff at the Lilly Pulitzer Store for
more than 40 hours of time in order to complete this audit. hosting a great day of shopping and the generous donation.
Hats Off to . . .
Drs. Jacqui Moroco and Saadia Mohammed for donating their Sheila Aucamp for being the fabulous sustaining advisor for
time and services so that more than 40 children from In the Fund Development.
Pines could receive dental care. Meg Tormey for planning a
wonderful Dental Day for the children of In the Pines. Anne Vegso for being a wonderful sustaining advisor to the Horses
and the Handicapped committee. Your knowledge of the organization
Dorothy MacDiarmid for requesting that the guests that were and your willingness to jump in and help are greatly appreciated!
attending her son Will’s birthday party donate bilingual books
for the In the Pines Literacy Program instead of birthday gifts. Cyd Alderman for creating a wonderful scrapbook for Florence
Fuller documenting the last two years of the nursery renovation
League members who donated books for ITP at the VCRC or at
project and for also creating a great presentation for the April
a cottage meeting. The residents will love them.
GMM. Jennifer Loft for arranging and securing Miss Cathy from
Maggie Dickenson for being the most wonderful co-chair. You Kindermusik for Florence Fuller’s spring event.
truly have made this year both incredibly enjoyable and produc-
Kim Anglemeyer for the great job she did on revamping and
tive. Thank you for everything!
updating the Options Catalog.
VCRC New Member Project for putting together a fabulous Past
Membership Development Committee for agreeing to donate
$2,500 of their 2008-2009 budget to help pay for the much
needed software for JLBR that will help us track members and
donors more effectively/timely and automate processes to make
the JLBR a streamlined, efficient organization.
Cindy Krebsbach for being an amazing advisor to
Communications Council. Thank you for your advice, guid-
ance, creative suggestions and hard work.
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Mothers, League Role Models by Reagan Such
On Mother’s Day everyone should show family affair. My mother, grandmother and my aunts all belong
appreciation for that special lady who to the League. At my house my mother was always running off
has made you into the woman you are to a JL meeting or having the ladies over for lunch. I heard
today. The Publications committee about the League my whole life. When I told my mother three
noticed how many active members are years ago that I was joining the Junior League of Boca Raton,
the daughter or daughter-in-law of a my mother, now a sustainer in the Denver League said ‘Well it’s
Sustainer. As the daughter of a about time.’ Now when I call her and vent about how busy with
Sustainer, I can tell you that it is quite remarkable to share the work and League activities I am and why I haven’t called lately
League experience together. My mother joined the League she totally understands. – Melissa Williams
before I was even born, so I grew up listening to her talk
about it, and eventually volunteering alongside her. I never My mother-in-law, Annie, introduced
would have guessed that we would both end up being so me to the League when I moved to Boca
involved together. It has certainly helped us become great in 2003. We have shared so many
friends. We asked other Actives to share their thoughts about great times chatting about what the
following in their mother’s footsteps. League means to us and where our dif-
ferent interests lie. I have come to
My mom, Catherine Toomey, has been respect her not only for all her accom-
a member of the JLBR since the early plishments in the community but also as a fellow Leaguer and
1980’s. I grew up with the League. I friend. I feel so fortunate to have such a completely cool sec-
was always brought to events and ond mom! – Morgan M. Green
meetings so I guess it was only fitting
that I would become a JLBR member It is great to be part of an organization of
myself. It is nice to attend functions such motivated, inspiring women! I
now with my mom, knowing that together we are making a admire our presidents each year for the
difference in the community in which I was raised. It is also amazing amount of energy and dedica-
just a nice way to be able to spend time together when our tion they have. It is fun to imagine when
lives are so busy. – Mary Glynn Cullinan my mother-in-law, Kathy Dickenson, was
a president of this League. I can still see
When I was growing up in Memphis, the Junior League was a . . . continued on page 12
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her legacy around Boca Raton. Her picture hangs in the My mom, Sustainer Andrea Kornblue,
Children’s Museum in Boca. My husband, J.D. watched his moth- embodies the words that define a Junior
er give her time to this community and now he can better under- League woman: helpful, unselfish, intel-
stand why his wife is never home on Tuesday nights! I hope my ligent, thoughtful, and fun. She has
daughter Sophia will continue this legacy! – Maggie Dickenson been a member of the Junior League of
Boca Raton for more than 30 years.
Volunteering shoulder to shoulder with JLBR has been such a big part of our
dynamic women over the past 90 years lives. I hope I can make as much of an impact in this com-
has been such a rewarding part of my munity as my mom has . . . I am so proud to follow in her
family’s life. My mother and 88-year- footsteps. – Paige Kornblue
old grandmother are JL members. My
great-grandmother was a charter mem- I am so honored and proud to follow in
ber of the JL of Atlanta. I am lucky to say I’ve never known a my mother’s footsteps in the Junior
day without the Junior League, and I am so proud to be part of League of Boca Raton. Growing up, my
this wonderful family tradition. Throughout my Junior League mother, Anne Vegso, always impressed
service, I have felt directly connected to my great-grandmother, upon my sister and me the importance
even though I didn’t know her very well. Times are very differ- of giving back to the community and
ent from when she was my age, but the needs of women and helping those in need. We watched our
children remain oddly similar so many years later. As I sit here mother dedicate countless hours to the Junior League and
awaiting the birth of my daughter, I hope she will one day enjoyed seeing what happiness this involvement brought her.
become a member, too, and continue my family’s commitment Now, Hayley and I are both Junior League members and we
to community through the Junior League. The year I was JLBR finally “get it” too! It’s fun to be involved in this wonderful
president (2005-06), I wrote and spoke often about my person- organization that my mom is so passionate about! I will be
al Junior League legacy, but tried to convey that we are all a proud if I can accomplish a fraction of what she has in help-
part of the 100 plus years of Junior League women ‘building ing others. – Melinda Blonshine
better communities’. Each of us has a bit of the spirit that com-
pelled Mary Harriman, founder of the first Junior League, to My mother-in-law, Dottie Preusse, is
volunteer and improve the lives of women and children in her THE REASON I am in the League.
community. It’s that commonality that connects us, and our When my husband and I moved here
enduring spirit of volunteerism will ensure the Junior League several years ago from the Midwest, she
continues to inspire shared solutions in our communities for did everything she could to involve me
another 100 years. – Dorothy MacDiarmid in the Boca Raton community. She
brought me to the Junior League new
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member information meeting and introduced me to many of From an early age my sisters and I
her friends. I was so impressed by how welcoming the learned about the importance of helping
women were and all that they accomplished. Her good others through volunteering from our
friends and past presidents, Carolyn Cunningham and mom’s Junior League involvement. I
Barbara Hill, became my League sponsors. While she is can remember my mom, Kay Cook,
now a Sustainer, Dottie is always eager to know how my preparing for meetings, organizing a
League placement is going and offers to babysit when I rummage sale, and testing out recipes
have a commitment. I am so grateful for our wonderful for Junior League cookbook. She always explained what she
relationship and her ongoing support. – Heather Preusse was doing and involved us in her experiences. I am fortunate
to share the JLBR experience with my sister, Kristen Oliver,
I am honored to also. Now that I am the active member I continue to learn
share the Junior from my mom’s and sister’s leadership and experience and
League experience we enjoy participating in many JLBR activities together. They
with my mother, Sue support me by offering guidance and other perspectives, as
Wicker. I am also well as some babysitting for my daughter, Hannah, so I can
grateful to have my attend events and meetings. – Kim Anglemeyer
sister, Michelle Ruff,
on the Membership I think it was always just a
Development com- given that my sister, Meg
mittee with me, my sister Jenny Wicker serving as a new Enright, and I would join the
member in JLBR and even my aunt as a Sustainer of the JL League when we were of age
of Miami. Our family has benefitted from the League in so and living back down here.
many ways, and we are so thankful to be able to give back Growing up, ‘Junior League’
to our community together. – Jamie W. Sauer was a familiar term in our
house. With my mom, Sue
My experience with being in the League with my mother, Carey, still being an active member. She always told us when
Sue Wicker, has been wonderful. My mother has made we were old enough she wanted us to join as a great way to
many lifelong friends and continues to enjoy being a get involved in our community, wherever that may be, and
Sustainer. We have enjoyed attending MSAT events and make new friends. We love when she comes to the GMMs
Chocolate Decadence together. We share in the desire to honoring Sustainers and we can go to the tea and other
contribute to our community and JLBR gives us the oppor- events together that benefit the League since it is such an
tunity to do this together. – Michelle Ruff important organization to all three of us. I think she is very
happy that we have carried on the tradition. – Kate Carey
I am carrying on a tradition that my
mother, Dale Workman started. I enjoy
volunteering on committees and doing
DIAD’s that she helped innovate years
ago with her friend and peers, and they
are still going strong. – Alex Gaglio
When I moved to Boca, I didn’t know anyone, so my moth-
er-in-law, Pat McMechan, introduced me to the League and
told me I should join. I had no idea was it was about. But
I am so glad I listened to her because I have had some of
the same friends for 10 years and I am still making new
ones. – Heather McMechan
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Fun Times in Summertime
by Andee Holzman
Summer officially kicks off June 21, but with the “spring for- Narrated Bus Tour of Historic Delray Beach (Monthly): Enjoy
ward” time change, searing heat, and recent dousing of this one hour, 45-minute-tour of ten historic sites. Departs at 11 a..m.
heavy rains, we are already starting to feel its presence. Many Admission: $10 for adults and seniors, free for children/teens
of us will take advantage of the great seasonal deals and take under 18.
time off for a much-needed vacation. There are others, espe- Host: Museum of Lifestyle and Fashion History
cially in this economy, who will opt to stay closer to home and Contact: 561-243-2662
save a few dollars. There is no reason why staying home
should mean doing the same old thing. We are lucky to live Clematis by Night (Thursdays): Clematis by Night is the place
in South Florida, as Palm Beach County offers a vast array of to be every Thursday night in downtown West Palm Beach for
day and night cultural events and activities for people of all great music, a taste of mouth-watering foods, and sidewalk
ages that will please even the most discerning of customers. shopping. Free admission.
Here is a sampling of local events for the entire family: Hours: 6-9:30 p.m. in Centennial Square
May 2009 Downtown West Palm Beach, FL 33401
Guided Tours and Shark Feedings (Ongoing): These tours
provide a splashing good time for all ages to explore the Palm Beach zoo (Ongoing): Check out the 1,500 amazing
coastal history and marine world through hands-on exhibits. animals and the 23 lushly planted acres of the Palm Beach
Guests will encounter live animals like Atlantic fishes, a baby zoo. Hours. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily Admission: $12.95 for
nurse shark, and a Florida spiny lobster. adults, $9.95 for seniors 60+, and $8.95 for children 3-12
Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Sunday 12-4 p.m. Contact: 561-533-0887, Palm Beach zoo
Admission: $4. Host: Sandoway House Nature Center 1301 Summit Boulevard , West Palm Beach, FL 33405
Contact: 561-274-7263, Sandoway House Nature Center www.palmbeachzoo.org
142 South Ocean Boulevard, Delray Beach, FL 33483
Spring Training and Florida State League Seasons (Through
Glimpses of River History: Postcards from the Past (through September 6): Roger Dean Stadium is the only stadium in the
June 16): Step back in time to see life on the river from Native country to host four teams: two Spring Training (Florida Marlins
American Indians and Seminole influence, pioneer families, and St. Louis Cardinals) and two Minor League (Jupiter
maritime history and more. Hammerheads and Palm Beach Cardinals - Class A). Come
Host: The Loxahatchee River Historical Society watch these teams in action as they make Roger Dean Stadium
Contact: 561-747-8380, Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse & Museum their home - a great time for all ages! Admission: Spring
500 Captain Armour’s Way, Jupiter, FL 33469 Training: $25 - $31; Florida State League: $6.50 - $9.50
Contact: 561-775-1818, Roger Dean Stadium
4751 Main Street, Jupiter, FL 33458
ALMAN & KATZ, D.M.D., P.A. Cinco de Mayo Fiesta (May 2): The Hispano-Latino Cultural
FAMiLy & CoSMeTiC DeNTiSTRy l BLeAChiNG l CRowNS l BRiDGeS l iMPLANTS Alliance presents a family day with great food, entertainment,
youth performances, and vendors, plus the 3rd Annual
Chihuahua Race. Hours: 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Admission: $10 for
Steven R. Alman, D.M.D., F.A.G.D. adults and children 11 and up; free for ages 10 and under
Old School Square Pavilion and Grounds
7820 Glades Road, Suite 250 (561) 470-0007
51 North Swinton Avenue, Delray Beach, FL 33444
Boca Raton, Florida 33434 Beeper: (561) 936-5798
14 summer feature
12th Annual Pineapple Grove Bed Race (May 5): Watch as Barbie’s Back and She’s 50! (June 25-October 25): See hun-
numerous bed racing teams compete for first place in an dreds of dolls and accessories that celebrate Barbie in all her
unforgettable race. Bed racing teams are made up of four cultures and careers since she made her debut in 1959.
runners, one queen or princess riding in the bed, and one Hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Sunday, 1-
substitute. The entry fee is $150 per team with a minimum 4:30 p.m. Admission: $6 general, $4 for seniors and students
age requirement of 18. 14-21, and free for members and children 13 and under.
Contact: 561-279-1380 Ext. 36, Pineapple Grove Arts District Contact: 561-243-7922 ext. 310, Cornell Museum at Old
Off Atlantic Avenue and N.E. 2nd Avenue School Square, 51 North Swinton Ave., Delray Beach, FL 33444
Downtown Delray Beach, www.downtowndelraybeach.com www.oldschool.org
Art and Jazz on the Avenue (May 7, June 25, August 20): July 2009
Open house for restaurants, art galleries and shops along
Atlantic Ave. with live entertainment. 6-10 p.m. Admission is free. Independence Day Celebration (July 4): Presented by the City
Contact: 561-279-1380 ext. 3., Mizner Park Amphitheater of Delray Beach, enjoy a day of sand-sculpting on the beach,
Corner of Federal Highway and Mizner Boulevard, just south Patriotic Bike and Scooter parade, live beach concert, food,
of Glades Road, Downtown Boca Raton fireworks, and more. Admission is free.
Contact: 561-279-1380 ext. 3, Downtown Delray Beach
Cinema in the Park Series (May 15): Hosted by the City of
Boca Raton; feature film – Hancock. 7:30 p.m. (dusk).
Admission is free.
Fabulous Fourth (July 4): The City of Boca Raton hosts this
Contact: 561-393-7806 ext. 2, Mizner Park Amphitheater
Independence Day celebration at FAU, highlighted by the
Corner of Federal Highway and Mizner Boulevard, just south
explosive fireworks spectacular. The festivities will kick off
of Glades Road, Downtown Boca Raton
around 6 p.m. with a carnival-style event featuring food,
games and a free concert. The star of the evening is the
Delray Beach Film Festival (May 19-25): Truly a “filmmakers’
pyrotechnics show, which starts at 9 p.m. and can be seen
festival,” the Delray Beach Film Festival (DBFF) brings high-
from just about anywhere in town. Blankets and lawn chairs
quality independent short and feature-length narrative and
are welcome; pets, grills and alcoholic beverages are not.
documentary films - along with panels, workshops, concerts,
Parking is available in lots 4, 6, 8, 9, and 11 along Lee Street.
contests, celebrities, and parties to beautiful Delray. This fes-
Admission is free.
tival offers an impressive line-up of activities for filmmakers
Contact: 561-393-7806 ext. 2, Florida Atlantic University
and festival goers alike.
777 Glades Road, Boca Raton, FL 33431
Contact: 561-213-5737, Downtown Delray Beach, www.dbff.us
Summer Music in the Park Series (May 24): Hosted by the
City of Boca Raton; Boca Ballet performance. 7:30 p.m.
Admission is free.
Contact: 561-393-7806 ext. 2, Mizner Park Amphitheater
Corner of Federal Highway and Mizner Boulevard, just south MARShA L. LOve
of Glades Road, Downtown Boca Raton Interior Decorator
Memorial Day Concert (May 25): Hosted by the City of Boca
Raton; New Gardens Band and Masterworks Chorus, direct-
ed by Owen Seward. 7 p.m. Admission is free. Tulane Kidd Interiors
Contact: 561-393-7806, Mizner Park Amphitheater 2263 N.W. 2nd Avenue
Corner of Federal Highway and Mizner Boulevard, just south
of Glades Road, Downtown Boca Raton Suite 101
Boca Raton, FL 33431
Sushi and Stroll Summer Walk (June 12): Summer nights in Office: 561-395-2848
South Florida are something special, especially when they are
augmented with taiko drums and a cultural backdrop that Fax: 561-395-9226
can’t be beat. Add a cold beverage, a breathtaking sunset, email@example.com
and a walking path through a tranquil garden, and you’ve got Past JLBR
the Sushi and Stroll Summer Walk. President
Contact: 561-495-0233, Morikami Museums and Japanese
4000 Morikami Park Road, Delray Beach, FL 33446 More than two decades of design experience
summer feature 15
Dollar$ & Cent$ II
by Denise O’Sullivan
Are you tired of hearing about all of companies out there now; chances are you can save money
the depressive statistics regarding the if you haven’t checked in awhile. I was troubled, when I
economy? I know I am. Do you need noticed a charge on my phone bill for $8, for one call from
some changes in your life, without Wellington to Ft. Lauderdale. I was mad (considering I could
spending money? When was the last have driven there for less money). When I started doing the
time you rearranged your furniture? I research I combined some services with my DSL account and
know that sounds funny, but it could saved my self at least $40-$50 a MONTH!
help you feel uplifted. I changed the
purpose of some rooms in my house, Do you have a termite bond on your house? I do, and my
just by switching the furniture from one premiums keep going up. When the bond hit $600 per year,
room to another. My family and I started making phone calls. I was livid to find out that the
friends think I redecorated my house. They didn’t realize that bond would only cover two types of termites (how was I sup-
I used things that I already had. Even my mother and hus- posed to know that there are 19 types of termites?) So even
band were amazed at how “new and improved” things if I had the bond and got termites, I would never know what
looked. I feel as if I purchased new furniture, by seeing my type of termite I had. There is a good chance that the bond
“old stuff” in a new light. Walk through your house and take would not pay to repair the damage my house would have.
everything in. Then take time to think about how you can mix Well, through phone calls and inquiries, I now have a bond
things up. Call a friend to offer suggestions, or there are for a little more money that will cover ALL termites. Do the
web-sites such as HGTV.com that can give you ideas. research; it is amazing what you can find out.
Previously (The Bridge’s October/November 2008 issue), I Tires anyone? I was speaking with my dad (a retired mechan-
wrote how I have adapted my life to save money. I talked about ic) when he mentioned that he needed new tires for his car.
coupon web-sites, and how to be a frugal shopper. Well the He would only purchase a good-quality name brand tire. He
economy has not improved much since I wrote that article, so had priced them out at a local repair shop. I mentioned that
now it is time to think about other ways to stretch a dollar. he should check one of the warehouse clubs. He hadn’t
thought of that, and went to Sam’s Club. The exact tires he
Some years back, I had switched my safe deposit box to a
bank that was opened on Saturday. When my renewal notice
arrived informing me that $60 was due for the rental, I
inquired where I do my banking about rates of box rentals. I
was very happily surprised to find out that I qualify for a FREE
safety deposit box. One little question, and about 30 minutes
of bringing the items from one bank to another saved me $60
a year. And by the way, with all of the buyouts and mergers,
my bank is now open on Saturday.
When was the last time that you reviewed your long distance
phone service or your cell-phone plan? There are so many
16 financial feature
got a quote for were $160 less at Sam’s Club. He was very to do this for you. Inquire with your mortgage holder, and
happy with his savings to say the least. then create a payment plan that you can stick to. By adding
some extra dollars to my principal payment each month, my
If you don’t have a programmable thermostat, run don’t walk 15-year mortgage will be paid off in 11 years (I am getting
to your nearest home improvement store, or call someone to close), and I can’t wait.
get one installed. You can save hundreds of dollars a year, if
you don’t keep your air-conditioner running all day. This is a It seems like almost every magazine on the news stands has
highly recommended way to help the environment by reduc- articles about getting out of debt or saving money.
ing energy costs, and you save money at the same time. Everyone’s needs and circumstances are different; however I
believe that the state of the economy has encouraged us to
Have you ever heard about making an extra mortgage pay- open our eyes about where our money goes. Look around
ment a year towards your principle, or splitting your mortgage you. I wasn’t consciously trying to get the best deal when
payment into two payments each month? You could reduce things forced me to take a closer look at where my money
your mortgage by years and save thousands of dollars in was going. By taking the time and doing a little research, I
interest costs. Make sure that you have no prepayment am now saving hundreds of dollars a year. I bet that you can
penalty on your mortgage. You do not have to pay a service too!
Honoring Mothers & Fathers by Roving Reporter
We are who we are because of our parents. In some way, our manage my money and expenses without relying on a spouse
parents have a hand in our emotional development. In May or significant other. Most importantly, my mother showed me
we honor our mothers and in June our fathers, so the Roving the importance of being a mother and humanitarian. I
Reporter asked League member two questions that relate to remember my mother’s volunteer efforts! ~ Jen Minton
From my mom I learned to be kind even if someone is not
What is your fondest childhood memory of your mother kind to you. ~ Alex Gaglio
I learned from my parents that a family’s strength is based on
There are so many wonderful memories of my parents. They the marriage. We were raised to believe that, as children, we
have been “the best parents” a girl could have. My best are a product/result of their love for one another. This has
memory is when we went on our cruise to the Caribbean. helped me be independent from my parents and put my true
We were leaving our day in Mexico and we had to be back self into my marriage and my own future. ~ Tina Towery
on the ship in ten minutes. My dad gave some guy $20 to
take us by horse thinking the horse would get us there faster.
The poor horse didn’t have much energy left and was going
as slow as molasses. My laid-back dad, sipping on his
Corona, was enjoying the ride, while my mother got so fed
up, jumped off the horse, and ran to the ship. There was
NO WAY she was missing tomorrow’s shopping day in
Grand Cayman. ~ Brittany Steele
What did you learn from your mother and/or father that you
carry with you in your life today?
To be a responsible, independent woman. I have learned to
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JLBR to Participate in National One Person Can Make a Difference
Volunteer Week 2009 by Jonathan Galka
by Florence Kizza
Seven-thirty in the morning is an early Saturday
in my eyes. This was my wake-up call the very
April 19 - 25, 2009, was this year’s first weekend I volunteered with the Junior
National Volunteer Week, with the theme League, and it was difficult to imagine that my
Celebrating People in Action. Throughout early rising and frantic preparations would
this week, individuals and organizations benefit the community in the long run. Before my volunteering
across the country planned and took part in numerous with the Junior League, I believed in a common cliché: one per-
community service projects. son can’t make a difference. After dozens of volunteer hours, I
have realized that one person can make a difference.
The Junior League of Boca Raton participated in the national However, many people make a huge difference.
event throughout the week with a handful of Done in a Days:
From time to time I have also assisted in some of my mother’s
Monday, April 20th – Food drive for Boca Helping Hands committees such as WVOY and Chocolate Decadence, with
Tuesday, April 21st – C.R.O.S. Ministries Volunteer Dinner making raffle baskets. The teamwork and commitment put into
Wednesday, April 22nd – Kids in Distress Enrichment Session these annual projects always creates a wonderful end result.
Thursday, April 23rd – VCRC Orientation
I have chosen to volunteer with the Junior League because of the
National Volunteer Week is sponsored by the Points of Light fact that their roots are spread across the entire country. At the
Institute and Hands on starting point of my volunteer hours, the head of my local honor
Network. It started in 1974 society chapter explained to me that I should be diverse in my
when President Richard volunteering. The Junior League is a diverse organization that
Nixon signed an executive reaches out not only to women and children, but the communi-
order establishing a week ty in general. In the future, I hope to surpass my volunteering
to celebrate voluntarism. expectation. Whether I belong to an honor society or not, I will
Every U.S. President since continue to volunteer with the Junior League.
then has followed suit, signing a proclamation to promote
the week. Jonathan Galka is the son of Active member Maria Galka.
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18 community corner
Miles of Smiles We met with the Global Education Center Director at Palm
by Saadia Mohammed, D.D.S. Beach Community College (PBCC) to review their goals and
how ITP students could receive assistance. We will be intro-
ducing our students to the Center and PBCC and working on
A hundred years from now it will not the long-term goal of establishing a scholarship.
matter what my bank account was,
the sort of house I lived in, or the The bilingual literacy program took place on Saturday, April
kind of car I drove, but the world 3rd at Pines South, coordinated by the new members. The lit-
may be different because I was eracy program trained parents how and why it is so important
Saadia & Sustainer Jackie important in the life of a child . . .
to read to their children.
Moroco, D.D.S. Forest Witcraft.
The Miles of Smiles program took place at Palm Beach
One of my favorite quotes really embodies the spirit of the Pediatric Dentistry on March 27th. The program provided
project committee for In the Pines (ITP) this year. All day long dental checkups and basic preventive services of cleaning
we hear about how bad the economy is and how people have teeth, fluoride and radiographs for more than 40 children
cheated and looted others, but in our small sphere of influ- that reside at In the Pines that have no dental insurance cov-
ence the ladies on the committee for In the Pines have loving- erage. Sustainer Dr. Jacqui Morocco and myself, with the
ly done small things, which will go long ways with the children assistance of our staff provided the dental care.
growing up at In the Pines. At the beginning of the year the
committee decided to address areas which would truly impact Lastly, we are so happy to report that residents at Pines North
the lives of the residents for the long term. will be moving into their new homes in June. Our committee,
along with other ITP Board members, will be providing sever-
The following areas of life at In the Pines were touched upon al workshops to orient them with the new appliances and edu-
this year by the committee: art, education and health, in the cating them on environmental issues. The new town homes
following ways: are expected to receive a platinum LEED rating and the resi-
dents are being encouraged to be environmentally conscious.
The Norton after school art program concluded with a trip to In addition, our committee will be purchasing new vacuums
the Norton Museum on a Saturday in March. Students got a for all of the residents to have in their new homes.
private tour of Impressionism and Ansel Adams/Georgia
O’Keefe exhibits. ITP students’ artwork will be displayed at We have had a wonderful year and are so excited by what we
the Norton in June. One ITP student may a receive a schol- have accomplished. The staff, board, and residents of ITP
arship to a summer art program at the University of the Arts have been so great! Thank you!
in Philadelphia to live and study art for four weeks.
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Mary Lavalle & Susan Saxton at New Member’s Past President’s Panel Betsy Owen & Sally Schmid at Past President’s Luncheon
Melinda DeHoff, Tammy Balogh, Melissa Williams, Gillian DeMarco,
Marsha Love & Michelle Rubin at Past President’s Luncheon DeLynn Trivision and Jackie Kohl at Cookbook Dinner Party
Halla Steiner from Kids in Distress, Tammy Balogh, Shannon Moriarity, Andrea
Galecki, Liz Gallo, Sharon Robinson at Broward County’s Kid’s in Distress Facility Britton Buist & Renee Thies at Kids in Distress Parent's Night Out Event
Renee Duryee , Victoria Matthews & Gisela Martinez at Milagro Party Gina Greenwald & Natalie Warren at April GMM
20 picture show
Kate Carey at Horses & the Handicapped Children’s Carnival Maggie Dickenson & Becky Kenefick at ITP Miles of Smiles Day
Carolyn Arnold & Michele Toomey Cheryl Cleary, Renee Holmes, & Kerry LoBello at Facebook Class
Janie Lott & Betsy Fletcher at Facebook Class Linda Eckelson, Pat Moloney & Andrea Kornblue at Facebook Class
Brittany Steele & Kelly Korn at Placement Fair Barbara Marsh & Katherine Regna at April GMM
picture show 21
Milagro – The Miracle Continues
by Lisa Harmer
I just got back from stopping by the Milagro
Center. I cannot believe it has been less than
two short years since I first visited this miracu-
lous center. What changes I have seen in
such a short time. Wow!
First, let me say without question that one
thing has not changed at all. One thing always remains the
same here. The love and passion that fill the building through While I was visiting, I was able to enjoy all of the amazing art-
the eyes of the directors, employees and especially the chil- work done by the children. They are so talented, and it is fab-
dren who always greet you the moment you enter the door. ulous that they have this center to learn and express their tal-
Today’s visit was extra special for me as I was greeted by our ents. I admired the cards the children made that the center
own new member Karen Willis, who has been the develop- sells to raise funds. When I was purchasing them, I went on
ment director there since last December. She has done an and on about how beautiful they were and how I could not
amazing job and met me with the enthusiasm she brings with get over how the children actually designed them. Karen
her on every project she is a part of. smiled and gave me the best reminder of the day when she
said, “Milagro is an art center, you know!” Well said and how
Lastly, I think that while much has been
accomplished already both inside and
outside, there is still much work we can
do here as a League. We must contin-
ue to support the Milagro Center so
that with our help the miracle of this
beautiful center will continue for years
to come. We owe it to the children of
Delray who call this place their own
miracle five afternoons a week and
I had stopped by to see all the new inside changes and was not whose talents have blossomed through
disappointed by the progress made this year. Amongst the its love and support.
biggest changes was the new kitchen. I could not believe the
difference from what had been there. It looks so beautiful,
functional and fresh. I was very impressed. Also the tables that
were purchased are just perfect and it was so nice to see tables
and chairs at the correct heights for children of all ages. There
were new storage cabinets and another new sink for daily use
by the children. A wall partition was purchased to help with
classroom division and noise control. Also, fresh paint on the
walls gives the center a more uniform look whereby the artwork
will stand out more. The colors are warm and inviting. So
much had been done to improve the inside in such a short time
by our wonderful committee this year.
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22 community corner
We Witnessed the Magic! After working with Horses and the Handicapped all of us
by Carrie O’Day have had an opportunity to “witness the magic” and we are
proud to have helped this organization which continues to be
As the League year draws to a close, I am pleased to report a benefit to our community.
the success of one of our new community projects, Horses
and the Handicapped. Starting with creating a waiting area
for the families whose loved ones participate in this remark-
able program, and ending with a carnival which had nearly
100 people in attendance we have all been proud to take
part in this amazing organization.
Initially, one of the projects we were asked to assist with was
the creation of a waiting area for the families of the riders.
For many of these families this is the one time a week when
they are free to relax and recharge in the company of other
families who are faced with similar challenges and there was
not a comfortable place for this at the riding center. Not only
were we able to provide them with places to relax and to
share a meal, but we provided and installed a set of bleach-
ers so that everyone could be comfortable at special events.
In October we participated with the organization of the
Broward County Special Olympics and the grand opening of
the Vegso Family Arena. It was a wonderful event, attended by
many riders and their families as well as other community mem-
bers and you could feel the excitement in the air all day long!
Next, our hardworking new member committee helped to cre-
ate the sensory trail for the riders. This was quite an under-
taking and the finished trail will provide stimulation to the rid-
ers’ five senses during the therapeutic riding sessions.
With only a few months left in
the League year we proudly
hosted the family carnival day
on March 29th. By hosting this
fun event we were able to pro-
vide a day of family fun for all of
the families involved with
Horses and the Handicapped.
A petting zoo, carnival games
and prizes, a DJ and juggler
were present and nearly 100
people attended! Lastly, we are
still completing the addition of a playground to the family wait-
ing area so the youngest members of each family will have a
safe place to play during the therapy sessions.
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Spirit of Giving Network Committee Working with the committee this year has been a pleasure.
Makes an Impact in the Community I would like to thank them all for their time spent, their
by Mary Redman ideas presented and all the effort and heart that they put
into making such a significant impact to the Spirit of Giving
Network. The committee members were Hillary Fey,
Spirit of Giving Network is a collaborative of 22 Melissa Montes, Susan Sobkowich, Jill Patterson, Kristen
nonprofit organizations with a focus on children and Petersen, Susan Davis, Mary Redman and Joyce DeVita
families in South Palm Beach County. Through its (Sustaining Advisor).
support of the Spirit of Giving Network, the Junior
League of Boca Raton is having an impact on improving after school
care, family services, and primary education of thousands of South
Spirit of Giving Network Committee – New
Palm Beach County’s underprivileged and underserved children. Member Project – Life Skills Seminar by Jenny Wicker
The 2008-2009 Spirit of Giving Network Committee worked
together during the League year to make a significant impact
in the lives of the families that are a part of the Spirit of Giving
Network. We started off the year by driving the Holiday Gift
Drive to record numbers in the amount of gifts given to the
children throughout the Spirit of Giving Network community.
We received such a positive response from our organizations.
The most common feedback given from the organizations
was, “The Holiday Gift Drive was very smooth and the most
organized gift drive ever! Thank you. Every child received
their desired gift.”
The second half of the League year, our committee decided Kristy Brown, Kiersten Rutherford, Katie Brown, Whitney Turk and Jenny Wicker
to focus on fulfilling more than 200 wish list items for the
organizations. We first asked the organizations to review the Our new member project turned out to be a small but won-
lists to see where they could help each other. By doing this, derful success. We invited over twenty organizations to par-
they were able to fulfill 10% of the items. We then reached ticipate in a Life Skills Seminar. The seminar took place on
out to the League in order to fulfill more of the items. March 4th at the Youth Activities Center. Dinner was served,
Although the response was smaller then we had hoped, we courtesy of Publix, and the speaking began. Dr. Marks, a
were still able to fulfill many wishes for the organizations. pediatrician who specializes in teaching children about obe-
sity, spoke to the parents; while her co-worker taught the
Throughout the year, Kristen Petersen and Mary Redman were children about certain foods. The parents watched a pres-
the liaisons with the Spirit of Giving Network new member entation and the children played games such as red light
project committee. The new members were assigned the task green light with food groups. It was really cute to watch the
of putting on a Life Skills Seminar for the 22 nonprofit organ- children stick pictures of foods with their corresponding lights
izations that are a part of the Network. Being able to mentor (red light for bad foods and green light for good foods). It
and guide the new members to a successful and fun event was even more interesting to see the parents’ reactions to a
was our goal. We attended their meetings, helped connect five-year-old
them to our organizations and gave them advice when they cheeseburger that
asked. In the end, they put on an event that was a success still looks the same
and a huge value to the families that attended. (See the fol- as it did the day they
lowing article written by Jenny Wicker). ordered it in a
happy meal. Putting
on this seminar
helped our group
learn a plethora of
ing how to deal with
ing a done-in-a-
chairs and much
more. I think every-
one would agree
that this seminar
was a great success.
24 community corner
“All Aboard” Final Boarding Call recently partnered with Boca Raton Elementary School also to
by Toni Gianfortuno help celebrate its 100th Birthday.
The mayor of Boca Raton, Susan Whelchel, read a proclama-
The Junior League provides funding and volunteer sup- tion from the city, and Palm Beach County Superintendent, Art
port to develop and provide classroom presentations to Johnson spoke about the change from the original wooden
local 4th graders on topics related to art, culture and structure to the new Boca Elementary, which serves as a tech-
the history of Boca Raton. In a strategic partnership nology magnet school.
with the Boca Raton Museum of Art and the Boca Raton
Historical Society, the Junior League will supervise, coordinate and execute Executive Director Mary Csar of the Boca Raton Historical
an innovative and exciting educational outreach program. Society and Museum presented Boca Elementary Principal,
Bradley Henry, with this year’s BRHS ornament commemorat-
As Hometown Histories comes to a close in the 2008-2009 ing the town’s first school. The other dignitaries in attendance
League year, we would like to recap the year of our were Nora Rosensweig, Area 5 Supervisor, former Area 5
goals/objectives and the impact Hometown Histories has had Supervisor Carole Shetler, School Board Member Frank
in the community. Hometown Histories has trained all of its Barbieri, and former Area 5 School Board Member Mark
committee members to be presenters and go forward with the Hansen.
program in the area schools. The committee has completed
five out of the ten elementary schools before the winter break. As the schools finished up with the FCATs at the end of March,
Hometown Histories was ready to start up with the remaining
During the blackout date with FCATs, we’ve had time to five schools. It will be a tight squeeze to complete the last five
accomplish preparing the kits that are left behind for each by the end of the year. However, Hometown Histories remains
school so the educators may continue through the years with positive and on track to reach our goal. Our first school we
presenting the program to the area 4th grade students. As we have lined up in April is Verde Elementary.
have partnered with the Boca Raton Historical Society and the
Boca Raton Museum of Art, we have had an awesome year. The Hometown Histories committee has enjoyed the chal-
lenge and the honor to partner with the Boca Raton
Hometown Histories kicked off the 2008-2009 League year Museum of Art, the Boca Raton Historical Society and
by celebrating the 100th birthday of the firstschool, a small Museum and the Palm Beach County School District to
wooden structure built in 1909. The first presentation was supervise and coordinate this innovative and exciting edu-
given to Boca Raton Elementary School in honor of being our cational outreach program.
community’s first school. The Boca Raton Historical Society
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A Busy and Exciting Year for Kids in We teamed up with the social workers of the Kids Diversion
Distress Unit who recommended two families each month for four
by Tammy Balogh consecutive months for our committee to help. We each took
turns shopping and even gathered coupons from friends and
I can’t believe how fast this League year has family to maximize our dollars. The families were elated to
gone by. It seems like just yesterday our com- see us, and they felt so happy to have so much food delivered
mittee met to talk about our exciting projects right to their doorstep. The children were very sweet and even
to help Kids in Distress. There is a quote that let us give them hugs and take pictures! It was a very reward-
I have been using throughout the year and ing experience and one of the many reasons we love to be a
always refer back to - as it pretty much sums up why we chose part of the Junior League.
this committee. “There is nothing more rewarding than lead-
ing a child down a new path of positive change. You cannot
change the world, but you can change a child’s world.”
I can honestly say we took our task to bring passion, purpose
and pride to the next level and have accomplished a lot in
such a short time. We have already shared stories of our
projects with you in past Bridge articles and at GMM meet-
ings, but here is a brief recap:
For the 2008-2009 League year the Kids in Distress commit-
tee coordinated donations of infant items such as diapers and Life Skill Lessons for Foster Teens
wipes, uniforms and school supplies, hosted a parent’s night
out event to show appreciation to the foster parents who have One of the ways we were able to help foster teens this year
welcomed these children in their homes, completed a home was to provide life skill lessons to better prepare them for liv-
makeover for a family in need, created a child birthday ing independently when they age out of the foster care sys-
recognition program, planned four very successful enrich- tem. Our first life skill was led by committee member
ment seminars, still continue to fill a storage unit with gently Shannon Moriarity who provided the teens with tips on basic
used clothing, furniture and home items to help many other etiquette. Not only did they get pointers on eating and table
families in need and will once again send one or more foster manners, but she also reviewed what to do when meeting
children to camp this summer. However, there are a few other people, introductions, cell phone etiquette and sending thank
great projects we wish to inform the League about. you notes. For our second life skill lesson we brought in assis-
tance from TD Bank to educate the teens on credit and finan-
Helping to Feed Families in Distress cial management. With today’s economic challenges this
was a great lesson for the teens.
Prevention is an important aspect of the goals that we have
on the Kids in Distress committee. Kids in Distress provides Foster Family Day at the zoo
guidance and assistance to a number of families to ensure
that the families are functional and are able to stay together In March we welcomed more than 72 children and adults
in a healthy situation. During one of our brainstorming ses- from Kids in Distress at the Palm Beach zoo. We had perfect
sions at a committee meeting a few months back, we decid- weather that day and the children had a great time enjoying
ed that we wanted to reach out and help more of these fam- the animals and spending time with their foster families. The
ilies in need. We wanted to go grocery shopping and stock kids also loved playing around in the zoo’s water fountain
their almost empty cabinets with all kinds of food and clean- afterward.
ing supplies to get them through the month.
26 community corner
New Member Home Makeover for KID ing towards obtaining her GED. Erika has five children rang-
by Kristin Rey ing from three months to seven years old. When we first met
with Erika she had just found an apartment with the help of
Kids in Distress, but had nothing to fill it but garbage bags
filled with clothing for herself and her children. Since she had
no furniture to sleep on, she would sleep at various family
members’ homes with her children. The new member group
worked hard on gathering furniture, bedding, food and toys
for Erika and her family. For months, they collected donations
from League members, friends, family and colleagues, to
make their house a home. On March 8th, the day of the
home makeover, we sent the family to the Palm Beach zoo for
the day, while the new members worked 10 hours setting up
and decorating the home. When Erika arrived, she was over-
whelmed by what the Junior League had done for her. The
children were the most excited about their new rooms, toys,
and very own beds! It is amazing how just one day changed
The Kids in Distress New Member project this year was a this family’s life forever. This was such a wonderful experi-
home makeover for a family in need. We all worked togeth- ence to be a part of, and we would like to thank all those who
er to provide a home for Erika, a single mother of five, who helped make this possible.
is currently unemployed and trying to find a job, while work-
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From a Cook’s Point of View by Mary Lavalle
Is summer here already? This League 325 degrees for exactly 30 minutes. Cool for five minutes.
year has flown by. The Cookbook Place on a serving plate. Loosen the side of the pan with a knife
committee did a wonderful job promot- and remove. Spread the sour cream over the pie. Garnish with
ing business and working with members green onions, tomatoes and olives. Serve with additional chips.
to promote retail sales. Three cheers
for the committee. I look forward to • Watermelon Salsa, page 44 (So refreshing and delicious)
working with the new Chair, Alison • Cocobeer Shrimp, page 44
Gatto, et al. • Bali Wings, page 45
• Gold Coast Potato salad, page 45 (A different slant to the usual)
What better way to spend summers but • Grilled Corn, page 45
with a barbecue by the pool with the
children and/or guests splashing away and having fun. Savor Barbecued Ribs (page 46)
the Moment is right there with a menu that is ready and waiting (The dream entrée that never requires your attention)
for you on page 41. I have tried just about everything on this 1 onion, sliced
page at one time or another and you will love it all. 5 pounds baby back ribs
Salt and pepper to taste
1 (14 ounce) bottle tangy catsup or chili sauce
½ (12 ounce) bottle horseradish sauce
½ cup packed brown sugar
¼ cup Worcestershire sauce
Spread the onion slices in a 9x13 baking pan.* Sprinkle both
sides of the ribs with salt and pepper and arrange over the
onion. Cover with foil. Bake at 350 degrees for 2 hours.
Combine the catsup, horseradish sauce, brown sugar and
Worcestershire sauce in a bowl and mix well. Spread over the
ribs. Bake, uncovered, for 1 hour longer. Serves 8
* I use the bottom section of my broiling pan.
• Stuffed bread, page 46
• Raspberry Ribbon Cheesecake, page 47
Remember as with all barbecues this one is calorie free!
Southern Citrus Punch (page 42)
Your suggestions for this article are always welcome so keep
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28 cookbook news
Savoring This League Year by Greta Gillis
What a year it has been for the cook- up their time to socialize during the cocktail hour because
book committee. I would like to thank they were selling at the cookbook table.
the entire committee for all of their
hard work this year. Everyone really Even as we feel we have accomplished so much this year, there
came together to accomplish our is still so much more to be done next year, especially with plan-
goals and I am so appreciative of the ning for the 10 year anniversary of Savor the Moment. I would
commitment everyone made to the like to wish Alison Gatto much success in her position as chair
committee. next year. I know she will be great in the position and Janel
Williams will be a great asset to her as chair-elect.
At the beginning of the League year,
we set a goal to nurture our wholesale How to Please Discriminating Guests
accounts to generate additional sales. I am very grateful to by Peggy Jones
Janel Williams, Christina Wheat, and Bridget Boyd for all of
Many thanks go to Peggy Jones for writing about one
their phone calls and visits to these accounts. Their tireless
of her favorite menus from Savor the Moment. You
efforts definitely sold more copies of Savor the Moment. They
won’t want to wait to prepare this meal for dinner
also helped to “clean up” our wholesale account list, which
guests and Peggy’s tips will surely make your evening
will be beneficial to next year’s committee.
a huge success. ~ Greta Gillis, Coobook chair
As the 10 Year Anniversary of Savor the Moment approaches,
There are some dinner guests that just won’t go for the plain
we all brainstormed the future of the cookbook. We recog-
old steak on the grill. How can you please such discriminat-
nize the hard work that went into developing Savor the
ing palates? My choice is the Rosemary Roasted Rack of
Moment and are so proud of the amazing cookbook that
Lamb with Cabernet Sauce. This one is sure to please even
came from all of those tireless hours. The committee would
the most demanding gourmet.
love to see the Junior League of Boca Raton develop anoth-
er award winning cookbook, but this is certainly not a quick The preparation is fairly easy; you can
process. In the meantime, the committee came up with some prepare the lamb ahead of time and
great ideas to help celebrate this momentous anniversary. roast during cocktails. While it is
Look for these ideas to be put into play next year. cooking, your house will smell
absolutely scrumptious. Using fresh
We met with Dave Kempf, the President of FRP Publishing.
ingredients is the key to the success of
Dave so graciously helped us think about creative ways to
this dish. In addition, to the ease of preparation, serving on a
market our book and to approach new wholesale accounts.
platter surrounded by a few more sprigs of fresh rosemary helps
He also worked with us on some great ideas to help celebrate
to stimulate the appetite and add to the overall “wow” effect.
the upcoming anniversary. It makes our jobs so much easier
when we have such amazing business partners. I like to serve the lamb with roasted tomatoes and rosemary
polenta. Of course a very good aged cabernet also helps to
There is so much committee work that is unglamorous. All of
set off the taste.
those cookbooks are really heavy and getting them back and
forth to the meetings can be back-breaking. Thank you so Whenever I have prepared this dish, compliments abound. I
much to Liz Goldring and Caroline Rhine for lugging all of was especially pleased to hear one guest who frequents the
these books back and forth from the VCRC and the Embassy best restaurants in town proclaim while finishing the last bits
Suites. Every committee member took their turn at selling on his plate, “you would not get a better meal at the Boca
books. They got to the GMM early to set up books and gave Hotel.”
cookbook news 29
Chocolate Decadence Raises over $45K by Kelli Bloechinger
On an unusually chilly evening in Chocolate Mocha Brownies by Cindy Krebsbach, which won
Florida, the 8th Annual Chocolate Best Overall.
Decadence drew more than 600 atten-
dees to sample the finest chocolate - We look forward to seeing you again next year at the 9th Annual
hot and cold! - from more than 30 Chocolate Decadence!
restaurants! Our attendees enjoyed
Decadent Chocolate Mocha Brownies
culinary demonstrations from six of the
area’s finest chefs in a Miele kitchen.
Rock With U Entertainment kept the 24 oz Chocolate Chips, 2/3 cup Butter, 1
audience entertained as the night pro- cup sugar, 4 eggs, 2 tsp vanilla, 2 cups flour
gressed. Almost Joon delighted the 1 tsp baking soda, ½ tsp salt, 3 tbsp coffee
audience with their classic rock cover songs. Even in the chilly powder, 1 cup chopped nuts
weather, our attendees feasted and danced the night away!
*Melt the 12 oz of chips and butter, pour into large bowl of elec-
As the Junior League year comes to an end, the Chocolate tric mixer. Beat in sugar, eggs, and vanilla. Add flour, baking
Decadence committee would like to thank everyone who attend- soda, salt and coffee powder. Stir in: 12 ounces chocolate chips
ed Chocolate Decadence. We were able to raise nearly and chopped nuts. Pour in greased and floured 9x 13 pan.
$45,000 to support the community projects of Junior League of Bake for 35-40 minutes at 375 degrees. Cool fully.
Boca Raton. With a challenging economy, we would not have
been able to raise this money without the generous donations Frosting:
from our sponsors: The Dermatology and Aesthetic Institute, 12 oz of chocolate chips, 4 tbsp unsalted butter, 1 cup of heavy
Rock With U Entertainment, Paradise Bank, One Thousand cream, 2 tbsp coffee liqueur.
Ocean, Altier Jewelers, Plastridge Insurance, Exquisite Events,
Almost Joon, Michael Anthony Photography, Law Office of Bring butter and heavy cream to a boil, remove from heat and
David Kovari, Melissa and Jay Whelchel, Susan and John add 12 ounces of chocolate chips, stir until melted. Stir in cof-
Whelchel, Ed and Sue Deiner, RRA, and Harlee Ann Samuels. fee liqueur. Pour into small mixer bowl and beat. Cool in the
Also, congratulations to the JLBR new members for planning a refrigerator until consistency similar to sour cream. Beat until
fabulous pre-event, Mix & Melt: An Amateur Chocolate stiff. Spread on brownies.
Competition. Below is the award winning recipe for Decadent
30 chocolate news
ODI Experience, Grapevine, Texas by Alana Latiolais
As we discussed how to put our There were Junior Leagues from across the United States and
Organization Development Institute three other countries which varied in size from 3,000 active
(ODI) experience into words, we just members to as few as 50 active members. Each Junior
smiled at each other. What a truly League represented was unique but we all share the same
invaluable experience! There are so mission. Although we learned many new ideas, we were also
many words that came to mind as reminded of how great the Junior League of Boca Raton truly
we debriefed after each day of train- is. We were so proud to share the great practices of our very
ing. A few of those words are moti- own Boca League and were always met with excitement from
vational, strategy, diversity, cama- other delegates - they just couldn’t wait to get home to imple-
raderie, sharing, change, growth, ment some of our programs and techniques! We all appre-
and results. ciate this opportunity and would like to thank each member
for giving us this experience.
Melissa Nemeth and Melinda Blonshine were thrilled to
participate in the Community Impact track. They learned
new strategies for increasing participation in community
projects through education and membership satisfaction.
Morgan Green and Alana Latiolais enthusiastically attend-
ed the Membership Development track. They were taught
strategies on how to recruit, train, and retain members.
And all of us learned about the importance of diversity in
our Junior League.
Each day we were in awe of the ideas and experiences that
the fellow Junior League members had to share. There
were moments that we just could not write fast enough to
capture each and every word, but we captured hundreds!
We are looking forward to helping implement new strate-
gies and watching the knowledge we gained permeate into left - right (top) Morgan Green & Alana Latiolais,
our Junior League. (bottom) Melissa Nemeth & Melinda Blonshine
Marta I. Rendon, M.D.
and Skin Care Research
Salutes the Junior League of Boca Raton
The Dermatology and Aesthetic Center
880 N.W. 13 Street, Suite 3C l Boca Raton, Florida 33486
561-750-0544 l www.drrendon.com
Cosmetic Dermatology/General Dermatology/Mohs Surgery/Research
training news 31
Latest Scoop from MSAT by MSAT Committee
Life Balance Workshop – February 2009 • Be familiar with your surroundings. Take note of any sus-
picious person or persons.
The start of the new year is always a time to get organized,
save money, and make plans for the coming year. How can • Follow your instinct. It’s usually right!
you do all of that and still remain as fabulous as you were last
year? MSAT brought together a few speakers for the Life • When heading to your car, always have your keys out and
Balance Workshop to help you do just that! The night start- ready. This not only allows you to enter your car quickly,
ed off with Back to Basics for Investment and Planning, pre- but the keys can also be used as a weapon!
sented by Mitchell Smith of Gaines & Smith Financial Group.
He delivered several great tips on how to survive and make • DON’T EVER GET IN THE CAR! If you are attacked and
smart choices in today’s economy. Our next speaker was they tell you to get in the car, DON’T GO!
Suzy Wilkoff from Tasks Unlimited. She affirmed that she is an
expert on time management and organization with her pres- If you are interested in learning more about Billy Hodge and
entation on Good Time Management - Your Key to Wellbeing his programs, then please visit his website at www.usfcboot-
in 2009. We ended the night with How to Share Your camp.com. Special thanks to Billy and his partner Tammy for
Fabulousness with the World by Kate Volman from the Boca taking time out to educate our League on the keys to self
Raton Chamber of Commerce. She simplified being fabulous defense!
down to a few powerful bullet points:
Thank you to everyone who supported MSAT this year by
• Decide how you start your day attending our events. Get excited for our Girls’ Night Out on
• Decide your language Wednesday, April 29th from 6-9pm at GiGi’s in Mizner Park.
• Decide whom you spend your time with Buy your tickets online for $15 or pay at the door to receive
• Decide your goals two drinks and appetizers. All JLBR members and girlfriends
• Decide to be thankful are invited!
• Decide to make a difference
This was a great workshop which was echoed by all of you
who attended. It IS possible to have it all and be fabulous
while doing it and thanks to this workshop there are more
Junior League members equipped to conquer the world!
Self Defense Class – March 2009
MSAT’s self defense class was a huge success! Our fearless
leader, Billy Hodge, has over 20 years experience as a
police officer, military trainer, fitness instructor and boot
camp guru. He showed us life saving techniques that we
can apply when being threatened or attacked by someone
who is trying to do us harm. We were able to apply and
practice these techniques with other class participants. Not
only did we learn techniques, we also learned some valu-
32 msat news
New Member Course Review by Jamie Sauer
This year, the Membership developed Chocolate Decadence’s Mix and Melt – an ama-
Development committee has been teur chocolate cooking competition, produced a life skills
honored to work with so many amaz- class for the members of Spirit of Giving, designed and built
ing women. Our goals: to have a sensory trail for students to enjoy with horses to help with
strong advisors for the new members fine motor skills and communication, organized a health food
to excel, to train the new members in fair, implemented a reading workshop and provided books
leadership and volunteering, to teach for the children of In the Pines, planned and marketed a Past
the new members about JLBR and to President’s Panel – part of Leadership University and prepared
have fun! and promoted Savor the Moment dinner parties with fun
movie themes for JLBR members, friends and family to enjoy.
This year started with a kick-off party
at Big City Tavern. Then, our first core The Membership Development committee has had a great
meeting introduced the new members to the JLBR starting with year. The success is due not only to the committee, but espe-
a 78-page course outline complete with agendas, dates, cially because of the new members. The new members are
requirements, a “What to do When” section, the mission incredible, and we are so lucky to have so many great women
statement, organization chart, Governance Council and joining our League.
office contact information, tax exemption form, information
on all of the committees, terms and definitions and Bridge,
PR, reimbursement and donation form information.
Super Saturday was early this year. We met in September and
visited the VCRC, Milagro Center, In the Pines (North and
South), Horses and the Handicapped and Kids in Distress.
Each offered amazing insight into the community partnership
and the good that they do for the community. The very next
core meeting brought new member projects, which were awe-
Speakers at the core meetings included President Kristen Ross,
President-Elect Linda Gunn, the VPs, Sustainers and Kate
Volman, founder of Female and Beautiful and VP of the
Greater Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce, on Living Your
Dreams and Ezra Krieg of Community Leadership Consulting
on How to be an Effective Leader. The training each speak-
er gave presented a wide array of information from fundrais-
ing to volunteering to success as an individual to information
about JLBR. We offer a big thank you from our committee to
everyone who spoke at the core meetings and Super Home Health Aides
Saturday. Certified Nurse Aides
HomeMaker / Companions
We also instilled a monthly section showing how an idea goes Live-ins
into action at the JLBR. We started with a skit coming up with Case Management
an idea. Then each month a new group came in including Assistance with Shopping &
the DIAD committee, the entire Community Council and the Appointments
Board. At the end, we opened up the JLBR to the new mem- Household Accounting
bers by offering the new members the opportunity to go to a Monthly Reports
committee or council meeting of their choice. We are so
grateful to everyone who spoke and shared the JLBR with the
As the JLBR year comes to a close, we will have a new mem- A Nurse Registry Lisc # NR 30211019
ber party to celebrate all the good they have done for the References Provided
community. In six short months, the new members of JLBR Mary Kelly 370 Camino Garden Blvd., Ste. 118
have made over a house for a family in need, produced edu- President Boca Raton, Florida 33432
cational brochures and solicited food for shelters, created a (a Junior League Member) (561) 368-7422
relaxation area for the deserving staff at Florence Fuller, www.personalseniorservice.com
membership development news 33
Sustainer Scoop by Lou Ann Such
HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY: Each one of the Library had an opening gala on April 2nd. The show
of you is in a different stage of will run through Memorial Day weekend. Do go see what
motherhood, or no stage if you one of our own has accomplished.
chose a pet instead. We have a
new Sustainer, Elizabeth Smith, who LISA MORGAN: Lisa was nominated Woman of the Year by
has one-year-old twin boys. Do the Lupus Foundation, South Florida Chapter for the
you remember changing all those American Cancer Society 1000 Plus Club. Lisa just quietly
diapers, getting up almost every goes about accomplishing all kinds of good deeds. She
night for the first few years, wishing planned our Ginger Bread House day and has another inter-
for just a little sanity in your life? esting event in mind for next fall. Lisa is constantly helping
Now lots of you are all thrilled with grandchildren, changing others. Congratulations to Lisa for her great and well-
them, babysitting them, etc. What a different point of view deserved honor.
you have; play with them and send them back to their moth-
ers. Whatever stage you are in, have a fun day. SPRING LUNCHEON: A big round of applause goes to our
zED451 luncheon planners, Linda Eckelson, Juana Franklin,
LIz LOCKE: Did any of Mary Schall and Sue Wicker. What a great place, great meal,
you go to Liz Locke’s great ambience, and a great time. These four ladies went
class at the VCRC for above and beyond to create a really special end of the year
Facebook, Web 2.0 send off. Thank you.
and other social net-
works training? Boy, CALDWELL THEATRE: Helen Ballerano has one more play
do I ever feel old, and I date for us, literally, Something's Afoot, a play at Caldwell
even have to use the Theatre on Wednesday, May 6th at 8p.m. The play is a mur-
computer every day for der mystery musical set in 1935 at an English country estate.
my real estate work. Liz What fun, sounds like Agatha Christie with music. We will
was so great, so forgiv- have a reception before to meet and greet. Do join us for our
ing and so informative last fling.
when we asked really dumb questions. She did not even
crack a smile. Ladies, we must try to enter the 21st century GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING: Tuesday May 12th is
gracefully. So far, I am a dismal failure. If it weren’t for my the annual business meeting at the Delray Beach Club. It
daughter, Reagan, heaven knows what I would wear or say. is a dinner meeting, always a happy time. You need to be
Thank you to Liz for bringing us a little way into the real world. there to honor our Sustainer of the year and our latest
Woman Volunteer of the Year nominee, as well as the
BARBARA O’CONNELL: As you have probably realized, I incredible WVOY honorary chair. These three great sus-
don’t do sad. These articles are to cheer you up, inform you, tainers really deserve this honor, as you will all agree when
well sort of, and to let you know what is happening with our you hear who they are. Of course we all also love seeing
League and the wonderful things Sustainers are accomplish- the 'passing of the gavel' by the past JLBR presidents on to
ing. Barbara O'Connell had her first art exhibit at the new our new leader, Linda Gunn, who I am sure will entertain
Boca Library on Spanish River. The show was called “Seeing us all! So come and have a new yearbook picture photo
Boca Raton with an Impressionistic Eye.” For more than five taken, come for a final party, social hour, dinner and brief
years, she has been working on this collection of 20 oil paint- meeting to see our next year's president, Linda Gunn and
ings done in the Impressionist style of painting. The Friends to applaud our amazing sustainers.
The JLBR In The Pines Committee wishes to thank
Madras Cafe for their generous donation of food for the Dental Day
Dr. Saadia’ s favorite Indian Restaurant
701 South Federal Highway
1434 S Powerline Road l Pompano Beach, FL
34 sustainer news
THANK YOUS: I wish to thank all of you who dedicated do, all I can do is invite you over and over again to join us.
many hours to plan and execute all of our activities. If I list We want you to be part of our cohesive group. So, adieu for
all of the names, we will run out of time and paper. Please the summer. Hope to see you next fall for an even bigger and
just go to our Sustainer web page, and look at our Sustainer better “Old Bags” Luncheon.
Council list. Every single one of those names represents a lot
of time given by those ladies so that we could play this year. MAY EVENTS
Most of these ladies have served for two or three years for
which I am truly grateful. (To get to our page, go to JLBR.org, BRIDGE GROUPS: Day: Friday, May 1st, Hostess – Elly Rolfe
choose “members only” on the left side, sign in with your RSVP 391-3730. Night: Tuesday, May 19th, Hostess – Susan
email address as it appears in the year book. Your password Saxton RSVP 955-8597
is “Welcome” until you change it. Go to our Sustainer page
to see the long list of ladies who make your Sustainer League CALDWELL THEATRE: Wednesday, May 6th - Something’s
year more fun and interesting.) Afoot. Cost is $38 includes reception before. Pay online or
send a check made payable to JLBR to Helen Ballerano.
FINAL LIST: Fall Social, “Old Bags” Luncheon, Dinner
Groups, Museum Trips, Bridge Groups, Ginger Bread House ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING: Tuesday, May 12th – 6
Decorating, Scrabble Group, Needlepoint Day, Cottage p.m. Social Hour, 7 p.m. Meeting, cost is $39 (paid in
Meetings, Festival of the Arts events, VCRC classes, Spring advance), Delray Beach Club. Come cheer our Sustainer of
Luncheon and Boca Helping Hands volunteering; Did you the Year, JLBR’s Nominee and Honorary Chair for WVOY.
participate in any of the events? If so, you found out what a
great group we are! If you did not, then I hope you will con- BOOK GROUPS: Groups I and III: Thursday, May 14, 5:30
sider us next year. We swarm in on an old friend we haven’t p.m., Hostess is Andrea Kornblue, RSVP 395-0758. Book is
seen like bees to the hive, and new transfer Sustainers are The Birth House by Ami McKay. Group II: Thursday, May
attacked for information and a warm welcome. Other than 14th at Noon, Hostess is Susan LeBrun, RSVP 266-9965.
physically dragging you to some of the fun and silly things we
Sustainer Birthdays Please Note : If your birthday is not listed, please contact
the League office at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 561-620-2553.
May 22 Sharon Budd 19 Suzanne Carey 13 LuAnn Jarvie 14 Maureen Fay
2 Brooke Liberty 24 Bonnie Koenig 20 Constance Lee Michelle Woods Lynn MacDougall
Jane Lott 25 Mary Coleman 21 Diahann Koshi 16 Linda Eckelson 15 Mary Andrea Goodman
3 Cynthia Brown Anna Morgan 23 Janie Casassa Elizabeth Fitzsimmons 16 Betty Akers
Sherry Kiefer 27 Nancy Ryder Linda Davidson 17 Denise Alman Michelle Rubin
Kesia Parkhill 28 Anne Barron Pamela Steele-Unger 19 Patricia Damron Dawn Zook
Donna Seffer 30 Shanna St. John 25 Anne Green Joan Genest Colette Clark
6 Pam Begelman 31 Theresa Rey 26 Marian Brooks 20 Johanna Felberbaum 18 Christina Elbualy
Caron Dockerty 27 Heather White Jeanne Gifford 19 Cynthia Krebsbach
Christine Kraft June 30 Barbara Thompson 21 Pattie Babler Ellen Malone
7 Ann Rutherford 1 Robin Schnars Barbara Weprin 22 Virginia Buck 23 Constance Scott
8 Anastasia Schauer 2 Gay Bridges Lynn Whitledge Martha Nicolli Karen Sloan
Jorganna Trachtenberg 5 Christiane Head Marsha Searcy 24 Carolyn Arnold
9 Kimberlee Poulton Julia Trevarthen July 24 Mary Schall 25 Elena Armbrust
10 Karina Bahr 6 Rosemary Auclair 1 Julie Buser 25 Katherine DeLucca Joni Goldberg
11 Patsy Chamberlain-Hedrick Carole Putman 2 Carolyn Miller Susan Saxton Tracey Rossi
12 Soozie Childers Cathy Younis 3 Jeanne Baur 26 Terry Whittemore
Linda Dutton 8 Jackie Slatkow Diane Nestor August Denise Zimmerman
Barbara Hill 10 Anne Henderson 5 Catherine Toomey 1 Jean Comly 27 Nancy Ingalls
Dale Workman Christine Najac 8 Tracey DeFrances Diane Lindsay 28 Janice Kelley
15 Susan Davis 11 Linda Carl Olson MacLaren Jill Prentiss 3 Kathleen Johnson Nancy Schmidt
Lou Ann Such 12 Suzanne Donovan 10 Cristy Fimiani Marcela Schneider Nancy Schwaderer
16 Katina Garcia Candice Heydt Marian Norton Miller 4 Janis Keyser Susan Spence
Judith Hilsmier 14 Lesley Hackett Shirley Rollins 6 Karen Archer 30 Lois Baker
17 Shelly Sipp 15 Gail Bonani 11 Ellen Cole Diane Hopkins Sally Schmid
18 Lynn Lawless 16 Shelia MacFarland Julia Finnigan 10 Margaret Mary Shuff Candace Vaughn
Karen-Christa Roets 17 Gail Krumholtz 12 Renee Holmes 13 Jane DeBoe 31 Millicent Duvall
20 Kimberlee Stiles 18 Margaret Jones Patricia Moloney Susan Whelchel Susie Cavalear
sustainer news 35
May 26 Cynthia Muench 19 Karen Schlesinger Karla Veronez 11 Elisa Goldman
1 Melinda Blonshine 27 Leala Dickenson 20 Paula Ciavolino 11 Davida Nelums Leslie Kennedy
2 Lynne Gayle Alex Gaglio 21 Jami Guttenberg 13 Susan Albertson Alana Latiolais
Monica Pigna Kristen Velasco 22 Reneé Duryeé 16 Amy Kazma 13 Ashley Schaller
3 Jennifer Miller 29 Kristin Calder Marya Gill 18 Marisa Ungerman 14 Melissa Montes
Carolyn Shimkus Rachel Halperin Linda Gunn 19 Lisa Harmer 15 Phoebe Chapman
5 Alyson Baugh Dana Schey 23 Carrie Dillon 21 Pamela Willis 17 Ana Diaz
Jennifer Wolfe Natalie Warren 24 Kelli Carter 23 Tibisay Vasile Kimberly Rosemurgy
7 Rebecca Kenefick Carla Zorovich 25 Barbara Marsh 26 Jacqueline Kohl 18 Olivia Prescott
8 Darcy Sims 30 Angela Sarlo 27 Jody Baade Carla Lowry 19 Valorie Loomer
Cristina Stewart - Harfmann 28 Marjorie Hollman 27 Judith Land 20 Rebecca Fair
9 Mary-Randolph Scott June 29 Andrea Garcia Julie Wolverton Gina Pacelli
11 Lorraine Thornton 1 Lisa Moss Kirsten Tuzzo 28 Gillian De Marco 22 Connie Muir
14 Jacqueline Nicholson 2 Katherine Regna Michelle Ruff Marion Godin 24 Meg Enright
Whitney Terry Mary Beth Tate Jenny Wicker 29 Lara Hussey 25 Kimberly Holtrop
15 Tanya Rouce 7 Nancy Wilkinson 30 Jennifer Harper 30 Jennifer Robertson 26 Kathleen Buerosse
16 Lisa Daly 8 Robin Deyo 31 Lisa Warren Amy Gioeni
18 Lana Rosenzweig Maggie Dickenson July Susan Hunter
19 Kristy Lopez Karen McDonough 3 Jody Beynon august Alissa Waldman
Emily McMullin 9 Kathleen Carey 6 Michelle Bushouse 3 Crystal McMillin 27 Laura McMullen
Connie Rivera 10 Meeghan Seoane 7 Barbara Trevino 5 Christina Sloan 28 Brenda Browning
22 Martina Miranda 13 Jessica Cohen 8 Amy Brand 6 Heather Borgioli Kelly Clark
Heidi Uuranniemi 14 Kimberly Read Elizabeth Johnson 6 Danielle Garrard Layne Wolfe
23 Morgan Carpenter Marti Soroka 9 Megan Dangerfield 9 Brittany Steele 29 Nicole Mugavero
Catherine Scheurle 15 Kristy Hartofilis 10 Victoria Kelly 10 Saadia Mohammed 31 Alexandra Drpic
Do you have frienDs in
other Leagues throughout
If so, don’t you think they would love a
pair of the brand new Junior League flip
flops? You can help us raise money for
our League by sending your friends
information about our flip flops and giv-
ing them our website address
www.jlbr.org so they can order them.
36 bulletin board
List of Advertisers Little Leaguers
Andrew Ress, M.D.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 The JLBR Membership would like to congratulate the
Altier Jewelers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 following members on the arrival of her Little Leaguers:
Barbara W. Hill, P .A.. . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Barbara Winter, Ph.D. . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Mary Glynn and Tom Cullinan on the birth of their son, Thomas
Bark-Tique . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 (Tucker) Kevin, III, born March 7th, 8 lbs. 8 oz., 20 in.
Boca Raton Fitness Bootcamp . . . Inside Cover
Carolyn Arnold . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Dorothy and Blake MacDiarmid on the birth of their daugh-
Custom Art Online.com . . . Inside Cover ter, Dorothy Clare, born April 1st, 9 lbs.
Daniel O’Hara, M.D. . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Delray Beach Club . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Carrie and Ryan Dillon on the birth of their daughter, Abigail,
ego, the salon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Inside Cover born April 3rd.
Elegant Child . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Green T Creative. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Gregg Cesario, Wells Fargo Home Mortgage . . . . . . . 24
Habitat for Humanity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Health Care Management . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Hirsch Architects, Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
The Junior League Membership would like to extend their
Home Improvements & Repair . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 sincere condolences to the following members and their families:
Jacqueline Moroco, D.D.S., M.S. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Krumholtz Orthodontics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Kim Wheeler on the death of her beloved mother,
La Ti Da . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Marguerite F. “Peg” Morey
Laura Ann Callaway, HTA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Lil Spa Divas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Morgan Carpenter on the death of her beloved grandfather.
Madras Cafe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Marta I. Rendon, M.d. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Marsha L. Love, Interior Decorator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
One Thousand Ocean . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 The Junior League of Boca raton wishes to recognize and
Paradise Bank . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 thank those members and friends who have made a recent contri-
Personal Senior Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Plastridge Agency, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 bution to the Endowment Fund:
Robin Philpit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Kris Killip, in honor of Debbie Kellogg’s birthday.
Rock with U Entertainment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Saadia Mohammed, D.D.S. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Floraisa Mattivi, in memory of Tinca Thais Johnson, Tibisay
Sanctuary Medical Aesthetic Center. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Vasile’s sister.
S. Kapela Slipcovers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Screamin’ Monkeys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Peter Baronoff l Linda Eckelson l Jan Kucera l Darcy Sims
Shari Rosenbaum, M.D.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Back Cover Morgan and Dawn zook
Steven R. Alman, D.M.D. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
The Fae Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Tobak’s Fine Jewelry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 JLBR Annual May Dinner Meeting
From Our Hearts to Yours . . . Tuesday, May 12, 2009
The Junior League of Boca Raton 6 p.m. Social - 7 p.m. Dinner and Meeting
extends sincere appreciation to The Delray Beach Club,
2001 South Ocean Boulevard
and Cendyn for 10 years of unwavering $39* can be paid online or by sending a check
support and dedicated technology, made payable to JLBR to the League office.
marketing and operational expertise Photographer will be present for yearbook photos!
that have benefitted the JLBR and *Must be paid in advance, no walk-ins!
impacted our community.
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The Publications Committee gratefully acknowledges the generous support of THe BRIDGe from BRIDGe PATRONS listed
below. Your yearly contribution of $85 will help us give more to the community by absorbing some of our publishing costs.
Thanks to you, we are well on the way to becoming a self-supporting publication! Send your check to the JLBR office.
Sheila & David Aucamp Joanie Goldberg Brenda Lusher Carole Putman
Carol Auerbach Annie Green Dorothy & Blake MacDiarmid Mary Redman
Gretchen Bieneman Morgan & Oliver Green Linda McElwee Kristen & Kevin Ross
Sharon Sands Budd Linda Gunn Janice V. Middlebrook Peggy & Stephen Ruzika
Julie Buser Jillian Hasner Shannon Moriarity Norman Shapiro
Tami & Steve Constantine Chris & Forrest Heathcott Lisa & John Mulhall Jamie Snyder
Stephanie Critchfield Diane Hopkins Laurel P. Murray-Boynton Lou Ann & Roger Such
Melinda DeHoff Leslie Jackson
Janet Nodine Reagan Such
Mr. & Mrs. Charles Deyo LuAnn Jarvie
Anne Dickinson Amy Kazma Marion Norton-Miller Mr. & Mrs. Edward W. Toomey, Sr.
Sue & Ed Diener Debora & Ward Kellogg Denise & Robert O’Sullivan Ron & Tina Towery
Mr. & Mrs. Scott B. Disher Dr. Michael & Mrs. Cindy Krebsbach Elizabeth Pankey-Warren LuAnn Warner-Prokos
Mr. & Mrs. Peter Donovan Wendy Kulberg Robin & Tom Philpit Dr. Michele Weizer
Elysa & Scott Elk Mary Lavalle Karl & Dorothy Preusse Cathy Younis
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Cinco de Mayo Board Meeting
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May Annual Armed Forces
Mother’s Day Meeting 7 pm Day
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Board Retreat Board Retreat
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May Annual Meeting l Tuesday, May 12, 2009 l 6 p.m. Social - 7 p.m. Meeting l Delray Beach Club