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					                                              Volume 19, Number 6
                                                         May 2009

                                                  Women Building
                                              Better Communities

Mothers, League Role Models    l   Fun Times in Summertime
 One Person Can Make a Difference       l   Miles of Smiles
       Witness the Magic   l   Dollars and Cents II
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  Junior League of Boca Raton
   “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 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
                                                     One Person Can Make A Difference. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
PROJECT DEVELOPMENT......MICHELE TOOMEY              ODI Experience, Grapevine, TX . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
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
                                                     Hats Off . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
ASSISTANT EDITOR ................REAGAN SUCH         Roving Reporter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
PHOTOGRAPHER ..................LESLIE DAMRON         Community Corner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
                                                     Picture Show . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
                                                     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: info@jlbr.org                   DIAD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
     Office Hours: Mon - Fri., 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.       In the Pines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
        Office Manager: Jody Cruden                  Milagro Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
            Website: www.JLBR.org
                                                     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
        E-mail: Cookbook@jlbr.org
                                                     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
                                                                          l   Announcements
    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
                                                                             Affordable Elegance
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
               Member Spotlight
                             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
                                                                         the beach!
                                   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

8                spotlight
                           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!

                                                                                                                     spotlight                  9
       Caring Hearts
     The Junior League of Boca Raton gratefully acknowledges the following people and/or companies for their
     “Caring Hearts”:
     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
     President’s Panel!

     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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10            hats and hearts
  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
                                                                                           Contact: 561-822-1515
                                     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
                                                                                           Contact: 561-441-8009
                                                                                           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
                          June 2009
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,              mllseaside@bellsouth.net
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
our parents:
                                                                 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
and/or father?
                                                                 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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                                           Community Corner
                       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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                          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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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
                                                                                                                          information includ-
                                                                                                                          ing how to deal with
                                                                                                                          donations, organiz-
                                                                                                                          ing a done-in-a-
                                                                                                                          day,        assigning
                                                                                                                          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

                                                                                                                    community corner                25
                     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-

                                                                                                    community corner               27
      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
                            SUMMER MENU
                                                                         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
                      Firecracker Chile Cheese Pie                       them coming; have a good summer and be safe.
                  (A perfect way to begin the afternoon)                 Dining Without Reservations, JL of Beaumont...........................$26.95
                                                                         Boston Uncommon, JL of Boston ................................................$31.50
     1 cup crushed tortilla chips                                        Charleston Receipts Repeats, JL of Charleston...........................$22.95
     3 tablespoons melted butter                                         Grouper to Grits, JL of Clearwater-Dunedin ..............................$26.95
     16 ounces cream cheese, softened                                    Cooking by the Bootstraps, JL of Enid ........................................$24.95
     2 eggs                                                              Kid’s in the Kitchen, (New) FRP..................................................$24.95
     1 (4 ounce) can chopped green chilies                               Grand Temptations, JL of Grand Rapids .....................................$28.95
     2 fresh jalapenos, minced                                           Peace Meals (New Issue), JL of Houston....................................$34.95
     4 ounces Colby cheese, shredded                                     Creating Comfort ........................................................................$26.95
     4 ounces Monterey Jack cheese, shredded                             Come On In!, JL of Jackson.........................................................$26.95
     ¼ cup sour cream                                                    Always Superb, JL of Minneapolis..............................................$29.95
     Garnish: chopped green onions, chopped tomatoes and sliced          Open House, JL of Murfreesboro................................................$26.95
     black olives                                                        Notably Nashville, JL of Nashville..............................................$29.95
                                                                         Toast to Omaha, JL of Omaha ....................................................$26.95
     Mix the crushed tortilla chips and melted butter in a bowl. Press   Worth Tasting, JL of Palm Beaches.............................................$29.95
     over the bottom of a 9-inch spring form pan. Bake at 325            Southern Accents, JL of Pine Bluff..............................................$19.95
     degrees for 15 minutes. Beat the cream cheese and eggs in a         Southern Accents 2nd Helping, JL of Pine Bluff .........................$24.95
     mixing bowl. Mix in the green chilies, jalapenos, Colby cheese      Simply Sarasota, JL of Sarasota .................................................$26.95
     and Monterey Jack cheese. Pour over the baked layer. Bake at        Women of Great Taste, JL of Wichita .........................................$26.95

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
                                                                                                         with Frosting
                              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-
     able tools:

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
new members.

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

                            Madras Cafe
                                        Dr. Saadia’ s favorite Indian Restaurant
                                                                                                 701 South Federal Highway
                                   1434 S Powerline Road l Pompano Beach, FL
                                                                                                        Boca Raton
                                                          Tel: 954-977-5434
                                                            www.madrascafe.net                           395-3462

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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 info@jlbr.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

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          Bulletin Board

          Active SummerBirthdays
                   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
                                              the country?
                                    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.

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  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
                                                                                    Endowment Fund
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
                                   Charles Deyo
                   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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         Bridge Patrons
     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

         May 2009
                                                                                                                                                                 April 2009
           Sunday                  Monday             Tuesday        Wednesday          Thursday             Friday              Saturday
                                                                                                                                                       S    M    T  W    T    F      S
                                                                                                        1                   2
                                                                                                                                 Kid’s Lifestyle                    1    2    3    4
                                                                                                                                    Seminar            5    6    7 8     9    10   11
     3                        4                  5                   6             7                    8                   9
                                                                                                                                                       12   13   14 15   16   17   18
                                                                                                                                                       19   20   21 22   23   24   25
                                                     Cinco de Mayo                      Board Meeting
                                                                                                                                                       26   27   28 29   30
     10                       11                 12                  13            14                   15                  16
                                                       May Annual                                                                Armed Forces
         Mother’s Day                                 Meeting 7 pm                                                                  Day
     17                       18                 19                  20            21                   22                  23

     24                       25                 26                  27            28                   29                  30

                                  Memorial Day

         June 2009
           Sunday                  Monday             Tuesday        Wednesday          Thursday             Friday              Saturday
                              1                  2                   3             4                    5                   6
                                                                                                            Board Retreat         Board Retreat
                                                 Councel Meeting
     7                        8                  9                   10            11                   12                  13

     14                       15                 16                  17            18                   19                  20

                                                                                                                                                                 July 2009
     21                       22                 23                  24            25                   26                  27                         S    M    T  W    T    F     S
          Father’s Day                                                                                                                                              1    2    3    4
         Summer Solstice                                                                                                                               5    6    7 8     9    10   11
     28                       29                 30                                                                                                    12   13   14 15   16   17   18
                                                                                                                                                       19   20   21 22   23   24   25
                                                                                                                                                       26   27   28 29   30   31

38            lines of communication
       t h e             s a l o n

           success secret #1
      “Give back to your community”

        all JLBR Members receive
        20% off any service
139 east palmetto park road l boca raton
       Natalee Steiber   l   owner   l   JLBR Member
                                                                                                  Nonprofit Org.
                                                                                                   U.S. Postage
                                                                                                  Boca Raton, FL
                                                                                                  Permit No. 163

 261 N.W. 13th Street
Boca Raton, FL 33432

                                     Happy Mother’s Day
May Annual Meeting      l   Tuesday, May 12, 2009   l   6 p.m. Social - 7 p.m. Meeting   l   Delray Beach Club

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