March 2020 Newsletter
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03.07 | Homeward Bound - Assist with Health Fair Activities
03.21 | Spring Training - Milwaukee Brewers at Colorado Rockies
03.21 |  Cancer Support - Prom for Teens
03.21 |  JLP Toastmasters Meeting 
03.27 | 7th Annual White Party Presents A Red Carpet Affair
03.28 | CLO Fireside Chat III

 Happy Spring!

Last night our membership voted to overwhelmingly approve two new community program partnerships with St. Vincent de Paul and Harvest Compassion Center. We also approved converting the City of Phoenix Food Day and JLP Healthfest into a JLP Signature community program. These actions speak to our member's continued desire to help move the needle on our community's desperate need to address food insecurity as well as provide healthy food education. Additionally, these partnerships allow our members leadership and training opportunities to work within the committee structure and within our community partner organizations. Overall, we view these collaborations as a step in the right direction in driving our mission forward of developing the potential of women and improving our community!

Thank you to our members for continuing to positively impact our community. Thank you to our community supporters who attend our events, like and share our social media posts, provide financial and in-kind donation assistance and are united with us in our goals of empowering women and improving the world around us.

Warm regards,

 Wendy K. Brooks
 President, 2018-2020 
Junior League of Phoenix 85th Anniversary Celebration Recap

Eighty-five years ago, the Junior League of Phoenix was formed. On February 9, 2020, JLP celebrated our 85th anniversary by gifting $85,000 to the Phoenix Rescue Mission so they could purchase a mobile food pantry.

Our 85th anniversary celebration was planned and supported by past JLP presidents: Angela Melczer, Ann Denk, Anne Trauter, Faye Tait, and Nancy Hurley.

Watch our 85th Anniversary Video!
Congratulations to our 2020 Speech Contest winners!
Come cheer them on as they compete at the next round on
Saturday, Mar. 14 starting at 11 a.m. at UHaul Headquarters. Please arrive by 10:50 a.m.

UHaul Headquarters
2727 N. Central Ave

Our next meeting:
Saturday, Mar. 21 at 9:30 a.m. (please arrive by 9:25 a.m.)
The meeting will be at JLP HQ.

Check the meeting calendar on our 
Club Website.

For more information, contact us at
 At the March General Membership Meeting, the Junior League of Phoenix membership voted to approve the following community partners: St. Vincent de Paul and Harvest Compassion Center. 

Congratulations to our new community partners!

Ninth Annual Teacher Launch Makes an Impact

JLP hosted 109 educators for our first full-day seminar (the 9th annual Teacher Launch). We could not have done this without our generous grant from the JLP Foundation, 237 DIAN items from our October GMM, JLP volunteers, committee members who secured raffle prizes and helped in planning, and of course, the CREATE team from the Arizona Science Center.

Every educator left with 5 CE hours, classroom kits to make LED circuit cards with her classes, flash drives loaded with STEM lesson plans, full bellies courtesy of Hickman’s Eggs and M Catering, and raffle prizes. We gave away 30+ sets of classroom supplies, hundreds of dollars in gift cards, 3 CREATE Bus experiences and 1 fully funded class field trip to the AZ Science Center.

CREATE notified us that this was their biggest event yet, which just proves how effective JLP is when we leverage our strengths to partner with other fantastic local non-profits! By combining JLP’s volunteer power, JLPF’s generous grant and CREATE’s professional development expertise, we all achieved a hugely successful event.

Make sure you are following JLP on Instagram to see our Stories of these events in action!

Buy your tickets here!
Fond Remembrances
JLP Sustainer Patsy DeLong passed away at the Heathcare Unit at Westminster, after suffering a stroke two days after the services for her husband, Clancy.  Patsy was an active member of the JLP Sustainer Transfer Group for many years. A link to her obituary can be found HERE.

Congratulations to our elected leadership!

Board of Directors:

Director at Large - Shannon Larson

Director at Large Sustainer - Blair Coe Schweiger

Director of Finance - Christina Weber Coyne

Management Team: 

Executive Vice President Elect - Elizabeth Goldstein

Membership Vice President - Teresa Neilson

Community Vice President - Kristen Leonard

Finance Development Vice President - Jennifer Hoegger

Development Manager - Stephanie Viboch

Treasurer - Danielle Woolen

Treasurer-Elect - Stephanie Meyer

Other Elected Leadership:

Bylaws/Parliamentarian - Elizabeth Benoit

Provisional Chair - Stephanie Mitchell

Provisional Chair Elect - Ashley Montanaro

Nominating Chair - Kris Noeker


You still have time to get your tickets to the Junior League of Phoenix's Annual
White Party!

What will "A Red Carpet Affair" entail?
Upon arrival, guests will walk the red carpet lined with paparazzi, and be greeted by our Champagne Diva. There will be an opportunity to take pictures with Mrs. Arizona, have your tarot cards read and dance the night away with our DJ on the dance floor!

Guests will enjoy "A Taste of Arizona" and indulge in fare from a selection of local eateries like Portillo's, Yard House, and Tommy Bahama Restaurant. Quench your thirst at our open bar featuring cocktails from Tito's Handmade Vodka, a selection of beer and wines, or tickle your tastebuds with a tequila tasting!

Don’t expect to leave empty-handed. Visit our wine pull to splurge on a surprise bottle of wine for your pleasure. Feeling lucky? Try your hand at our raffle for a chance to win some exceptional prizes. Here’s a sneak peek at what you could be leaving with:
🎉Two night stay at Civana Wellness Resort Carefree
🎉A dinner for two with Cloth and Flame
🎉One month unlimited certificate to Core Power Yoga
🎉Diamondbacks tickets
🎉$150 Capital Grille Gift Card
🎉6 month membership to Mountainside Fitness
Purchase Your Tickets Today!


Have you seen Junior League of Phoenix in the news lately?

We've been making headlines all over town!

Your Life Arizona
We had 4 segments on Your Life Arizona in February; throughout these, we discussed the history and impact Junior League of Phoenix has made over the past 85 years. Fox10
We appreciate Fox 10's coverage of our 85th Anniversary Celebration - watch the clip here!

Rummage Chair Tereza Fritz showed 12News viewers all they could expect at our 83rd Annual Rummage Sale!

Arizona Foothills
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Call for Board Members!

Ever thought about sitting on a non-profit board? Interested in fundraising for the mission of the JLP? Looking to enhance your resume? Submit your resume to be apply for the Junior League of Phoenix Foundation Board! We will have several positions to fill to begin the 2020/2021 administrative year.

 Resumes are due by Monday, Mar. 9 to
 Interviews will be held in March
 Questions? Email

To learn more about the Foundation visit our website at

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 – Cindy Brown
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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