August 2019 Newsletter
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08.10 | Leadership Training - HQ
08.14 | Social Spin Good Event
08.22 | JLP - Toastmasters - HQ
08.24 | Provisional Day of Service
09.04 | General Membership Meeting - GMM
09.07 | Provisional Super Saturday
09.15 | Neiman Marcus Beauty Bash
09.20 - 09.22 | Southwest Exchange

Welcome to another exciting year for the Junior League of Phoenix!

I am delighted to welcome you to the 2019-2020 administrative year!  This is a special year for the Junior League of Phoenix as we celebrate our 85th milestone year as an organization. In the 85 years since its founding, we have built a legacy of collaborating with non-profit partners in the Phoenix metro area. Our volunteers have mobilized to address urgent community needs, creating signature direct service programs and adding capacity to essential nonprofits through volunteerism.

What has made the Junior League of Phoenix unique in its impact throughout the years is the effectiveness of its trained volunteers. Our training and development ensure that our members are ready to face the challenges of our community, both today in our direct service programs, and in the future, as board members and civic leaders. We offer unique opportunities for personal growth through comprehensive leadership development and training, community service, and lifelong connections. By welcoming all women, our organization thrives through its membership’s diverse backgrounds, interests, and experiences.  

My hope is that our new members, our seasoned members, and our supportive community will take advantage of all the benefits listed above that Junior League has to offer. Together, we are a network of women empowered as leaders creating sustainable community change. The future leaders that we give to our community is our legacy!

Cheers to a new year!

Wendy K. Brooks
President, 2018-2020 
Celebrating 85 years in our community!

Throughout our 2019-2020 year, please join us as we look back on our 85 years of unparalleled progress and use that history to compel us to be unprecedented change agents moving forward.

You can view a brief video on our history here.

JLP’s Focus on Leadership and Training Continues Year-Round 


Junior League of Phoenix has been busy over the summer training new leaders. This training, designed for incoming 2019- 2020 Junior League of Phoenix leaders, included sessions on JLP’s 2019-2020 Strategic Plan, budgets, monthly reports, communication styles and more.

2019-2020 leaders, one leadership training session remains this summer.  For additional information contact Allyson Dorsey
Saturday, August 10, 2019
8:00 AM
JLP Headquarters

JLP to Host Regional Junior League Conference: Southwest Exchange from
Sept. 20- 22, 2019

The Junior League of Phoenix is thrilled to host delegates from the Association of Junior Leagues International's Southwest Region – Bakersfield, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Long Beach, Orange County, Palm Springs, Pasadena, Riverside, Santa Barbara, San Diego and Tucson – in addition to any Junior League member from outside the Southwest Region. Southwest Exchange is also open to all JLP members to attend. 
Conference Highlights include:
  • High impact speakers and nationally recognized facilitators, consultants and trainers, including AJLI President Laurel Lee-Alexander and renowned trainer/consultant Vicki Clark.
  • A chance to hear from Phoenix community leaders.
  • Breakout sessions focused on AJLI's core subject areas and issues pertinent to Junior Leagues of today.
  • Networking opportunities with more than 100 delegates from the Southwest region and beyond.   
Your registration includes:
  • Full access to the conference which covers all receptions, meals, snacks and programs.
  • A special gift from JLP.
  • A professional headshot.
  • Access to all event materials for personal use following the conference.
  • And much, much more! 
Make it a staycation! The Junior League of Phoenix has a block of rooms reserved. The rate is $189/night and the daily resort fee has been waived for participants. 

All JLP members who register and attend will be entered into a raffle drawing for a weekend stay at Scottsdale Resort with a $50 food and beverage credit. 

$150 Special Rate for JLP Members who register by September 15th. 

Members Register Here

Dress code: Business Casual to Professional (keep in mind the professional headshots being taken)

For questions, please contact
Click here for SW Exchange Webpage
Joining Toastmasters could change your life! Improving your confidence, leadership, public speaking and communication skills can positively impact your personal life and career. Members of Toastmasters find unlimited opportunities for personal and professional growth and development.

Please join us at an upcoming meeting:
  • Thursday, Aug. 22 at 6:15 p.m. at JLP HQ
  • Thursday, Sept. 19 at 6:15 p.m. at JLP HQ
Our next Sip-N-Speak will be Sunday, Sept. 8 at 10 a.m. Check our Facebook page for location and to RSVP. 

Email us at to observe a meeting
and learn more about us.
JLP members were busy this summer.
More than 60 members completed 9 Community Impact shifts at Social Spin and Homeward Bound!
Buy Your Tickets Today!
Join us for the 7th Annual Touch-A-Truck event!

Nov. 16, 2019 
9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Aviano Community Park

Update your JLP Merch for the new league year!


Shop the JLP Store

Valerie Montgomery Clark

Valerie Montgomery Crook of Scottsdale passed away peacefully at home on June 14, 2019. She was 97.

Alexandra O. Bjorklund

Alexandra “Alex” Bjorklund has passed away on June 23, 2019. She was a remarkable lady who belonged to Sustainer Transfer Group for many years.

Jenny Holsman Tetreault Elected Board Chair For Valley of the Sun United Way

The Board of Directors of the Valley of the Sun United Way recently named Jenny Holsman Tetreault as its new chair. Her two-year term as chair began July 1.

Tetreault, who serves as region legal counsel for US Foods, has been extensively involved in the United Way on the local and national levels, as well as a broad spectrum of philanthropic groups in the Valley. Tetreault is a current member of United Way’s Women United Global Leadership Council, and previously served on the Women United Steering Committee locally, where she served as co-chair for 4 years. She has served on the United Way board since 2017.

“I am very excited to begin this new chapter of service with Valley of the Sun United Way as the Board Chair,” Tetreault said. “This is a dynamic time for the organization as we welcome new CEO Carla Vargas Jasa, and I am privileged to work with such an exceptional group of talented board members to chart the future of the organization.”


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The Junior League of Phoenix Foundation Welcomes New Leadership and Board Members!

The Junior League of Phoenix Foundation is pleased to announce our new leadership for the 2019-2020 year, as well as our new board members! We look forward to a successful year fundraising in support of the
Junior League of Phoenix!


New Elected Leadership
  • President: Cathy Thornton-Brown
  • Vice President: Jill Kipnes
  • Treasurer: Raelynn Mackenzie
  • Secretary: Erin Groeneveld
New Board Members
  • Stephanie Chung
  • Jessica Davis
  • Regina Fischer
  • Shelly Myers
  • Bettina Vance-Johnson
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
Megan Crone
Stacey Fergelec
Emily Keim

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