October 2019 Newsletter
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10.12 | JLP 360
10.20 | Rise & Shine Yoga at Mountain Shadows
10.21 | Family Bounce 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

Happy Fall! 

Even with the temperatures still hovering in the 90’s, change is in the air for cooler days and nights – the reason many of us live in Phoenix. Change is also in the air for the Junior League of Phoenix with the votes passed this week by the general membership to have a slight increase in our annual dues to help strengthen the financial health of our organization as well as a more refined focus area – Fighting Hunger in the Greater Phoenix Community. With this fine-tuned impact statement, we will now start the process to choose new community partners that work in the hunger space. These partnerships are our gift of resources and volunteer time that help bridge gaps between their capacity and our shared vision. As our refined focus statement further states: The Junior League of Phoenix, along with a coalition of community partners, is working towards a food secure community through access, empowerment and education. We know that we will only move the needle on hunger by working together. 

How can our members and community help us with this goal? One way is by participating in Mission: Unstoppable later this month. This is a week-long event that showcases what JLP has accomplished in our community these past 85 years and what we would like to continue doing for 85 plus years longer! Please share our social media posts, contribute to a crowdrising campaign or attend one of our nominally priced events open to the public. More information on this jam-packed week is below!

Warm Regards,
Wendy K. Brooks
President, 2018-2020 
ROCKETS - Raising Our Children's Knowledge by Educating Through Science is a theme-based program that JLP began in 2010. The program promotes early childhood development of science skills.

ROCKETS provides hands-on STEM activities to at-risk children in Maricopa County to help foster problem solving, critical thinking, and exploration skills that are critical to future academic success. Additionally, ROCKETS puts on an annual Teacher Launch Seminar.

Learn more about ROCKETS here.

JLP is comprised of a diverse group of women whose strengths and passions are reflected in their training. For this year’s JLP 360, the Member Training committee will cover topics including how to create wills and trusts, how to “survive the sandwich generation time period,” how to establish college funds, how to take care of elderly parents, and so much more.

Not only does the Member Training committee cover a wide array of helpful and interesting topics, but they also hold JLP: 360 Panel Discussions at points throughout the year. These discussions tackle the life-changing events that every woman must face from her early twenties through retirement and cover diverse topics such as: Paying for Education, Self-Care, Wills and Trusts, The Color of Emotions etc.

Developing the Potential of Women is a core tenet of the Junior League of Phoenix. Are you interested in investing in yourself, learning about these topics, taking on leadership in an organization committed to helping you grow? If so, click here to learn more about joining the Junior League of Phoenix!

Already a member? Register for JLP360 here.

Phoenix Food Day and Healthfest is a total health and wellness event showcasing ways to improve health through free health resources, vaccinations, and screenings, free cooking and gardening demonstrations, and fitness activities. Through this event we are working to bring information, resources, and education to children and families on the importance and value of living a healthy lifestyle, and ultimately build a healthy Arizona. Volunteers will help during the event in various areas from registration, demos, kids zone, and others.
Read More about Healthfest Here

JLP Announces Mission Week

The Junior League of Phoenix was founded 85 years ago, and through the years, we have built a legacy of collaborating with non-profit partners in the Phoenix metro area. We have mobilized our members to address urgent community needs, created signature, direct service programs, and added capacity to essential non-profits, through volunteerism.

This year, as we celebrate this milestone anniversary, it’s our mission to re-educate the community about the Junior League of Phoenix, who we are, and what we do! 

Join us Monday, Oct. 21 – Friday, Oct. 25, as we throw a mission-centric fundraiser week! 
Click here to DONATE to our Mission: UNSTOPPABLE campaign

Touch-A-Truck Birthday Packages
Are Now Available!

Do you know anyone celebrating a November birthday? Touch-A-Truck has incredible birthday packages, outlined below. Skip the stress of party planning and instead sit back and watch your child have a blast with friends at this one-of-a-kind birthday experience!
Purchase a Touch-A-Truck Party Package!
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Save the Date for a NEW Holiday Event! Buon Natale….a Night in Italy, Dec. 7
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
Get Tickets

Fore! Support the JLPF and make your Birdies for Charity® Pledge Today!
Help support the Junior League of Phoenix Foundation by making a pledge in the Birdies for Charity® competition! Birdies for Charity® is a pledge drive for local non-profits in which they seek pledges based on the total number of birdies made during the 2020 Waste Management Phoenix Open. To pledge, each person assigns a monetary value to the number of Birdies, for example $0.01 per Birdie would be a $15 pledge if there were 1,500 birdies during the Open. 

What is a Birdie? A “Birdie” is a score of one stroke better than “Par” for any hole on the golf course. “Par is the normal expected score of a golf professional on any given hole.
How to make a donation
  1. Go to and click on the “Donate” button
  2. Fill out this form and send to
All donations must be made no later than 5 p.m. on Sunday, February 2nd, 2020
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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