September 2019 Newsletter
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09.04 | General Membership Meeting - GMM
09.07 | Provisional Super Saturday I
09.15 | Neiman Marcus Beauty Bash
09.20 - 09.22 | Southwest Exchange
10.02 | General Membership Meeting - GMM
10.12 | JLP 360
10.21 | Family Jump Night
10.22 | BATL Scottsdale: Axe Throwing Night
10.23 | Soiree at L'Occitane En Provence
10.24 | Art Night at As You Wish
10.25 | Casa Amigos - Mission Week Celebration 

10.26 | HealthFest

September marks the unofficial start of the Junior League year.  We will host our first General Membership Meeting this month and the committees will dive into the work of the annual plan. This year is special, not only because we are celebrating our 85th year, but because this is year one of our new five year strategic plan. 

Our goals of:

*Focus on Membership Diversity, Engagement, Training and Retention
Realign Budget Allocation and Diversify Fundraising Streams
mprove Internal and External Data Collection and Dissemination
Focus on Issue Based Community Impact and Advocacy 
will not only assist us in building our internal capacity as an organization that empowers women's leadership development, but will allow us to serve our community's needs through our partnerships, signature programs, and advocacy.  

We look to our members and supporters in the community to assist us with our goals. That assistance takes many shapes: leader, committee member, provisional member, financial sponsor, event attendee, community ambassador, or cheerleader from the sidelines. All are needed to help us ensure that the Junior League of Phoenix continues to be a catalyst for change and a champion of worthy causes to improve our greater Phoenix community!

Together we ARE better!

Wendy K. Brooks
President, 2018-2020 

Junior League of Phoenix has been a force for good in the Phoenix community for 85 years.
We are celebrating all year long with peeks into our past!

Top: JLP was heavily involved with the Children's Crisis Nursery in the 1970s.

Left, Middle: 1980s Fiesta Under the Sun

Left, Bottom: 1980s GiftMart

Right, Bottom:To celebrate our 35th anniversary, a Cabaret was held in 1967. President Leslie Felch humorously wrote, "I firmly believe that a League that can sing and dance together can work well together." Long Ago and Now: Agogo was the first follies production in eight years, and in spite of the "show biz" bug, the League earned over $12,000.
Click here for SW Exchange Webpage
The JLP Training Team announces an exciting new
training for members!
Click here to learn more about our Training Team goals!

JLP Toastmasters is in our Fall membership drive until Sept. 30!

If you are interested in learning more about how JLP Toastmasters can benefit you,
join us for a meeting!

Email us at

2019-2020 Provisional Class Kicks off Day of Service

  On Saturday, Aug. 24, 103 of our new Provisionals met at Saint Vincent De Paul to give back to the community as a group. The Society of St. Vincent de Paul is a non-profit organization focused on providing individualized care, nourishment and resources to those most in need. Throughout the day, the women worked on numerous different tasks like making sack lunches, organizing donations in the warehouse, creating blessing cards, and many more. Over the course of the four hour volunteer work, the group made and stuffed 3,500 sack lunches; this allows SVDP to provide 500 sack lunches to people in need throughout the community for one week.
Click here to see list of requested supplies.

This month, Junior League of Phoenix members volunteered at the Musical Instrument Museum with Free Arts for Abused Children. Free Arts uses the healing powers of the arts to help abused and homeless children build resiliency and learn to trust and heal. 
Don't miss out on this exciting event!
Only a few more tickets available - click here to buy yours!
Buy Your Tickets Today!
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Save the Date for a NEW Holiday Event!
Buon Natale….a night in Italy 
December 7, 2019

Join the Junior League of Phoenix Foundation (JLPF) for festive fun! Kick-off the evening by enjoying a cocktail and Italian fare while learning more about the JLPF funded programs that help develop women leaders, and benefit children in the
Phoenix community. 

Entertainment will include a Frank Sinatra impersonator, Wine tastings, an Italian cultural experience which includes learning a phrase in Italian & an art discussion. Also on hand will be a pianist and a wandering street performer.

You don’t want to miss this holiday event! Tickets for the Italian-themed Holiday fundraiser are:
  • $55 in advance
  • $65 day of or at the door 
Event Location:
The Home of Kimberly & Chris Guimarin
8915 N. Invergordon Rd.
Paradise Valley, AZ 85253

Buy Tickets Now

The Junior League of Phoenix Foundation has announced its 2019 community education and wellness mini-grants awarded to the Junior League of Phoenix in support of programs that focus on empowering under served populations.

2019 JLP Foundation Grant Recipients:
  • Raising Our Children’s Knowledge by Educating Through Science Teacher Launch (ROCKETS)
  • Phoenix Food Day & Health Fest 2019
  • Kids in the Kitchen (KITK)
For more information on our grant awardees, click here.
Our Mission

The Junior League of Phoenix is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women, and improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers.

Board of Directors

President – Wendy K. Brooks
Sustaining Director at Large – Nancy Roach 
Active Director at Large – Tameka Fox-Hartman
Active Director at Large  – Michelle Van der Werf
Active Director at Large –  Kellie Martin 
Secretary – Lisa Donahue
Director of Finance – Le Kaysonepheth 
Executive Vice President –  Annette Tanori
President Elect -- Jennie Elser

Other Appointed Leadership

Nominating Chair - Amanda Heitz
Bylaws/Parliamentarian - Kelly Yunis

Management Team

Administrative Vice President – Danielle Arsenault
Membership Vice President – Elizabeth Goldstein
Community Vice President – Kristine Thompson
Training Vice President – Courtney Timblin 
Comm. & Marketing Vice President – Laura Sharp
Finance Dev. Vice President - Emily Duarte 
Treasurer – Rebecca Michalove
Development Manager – Megan Wotton
Management Assistant – Kristie Shah

2019-20 JLP Member Communications & Marketing Committee

Shelly Myers - Chair
Micaela Cheatham - Vice Chair
Kat Burgers
Meredith Busch
Franki Colbert
Megan Crone
Stacey Fergelec
Emily Keim

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