Be on the lookout this September for these incredible training opportunities presented by the Training Committee!

Remember: Only Actives will earn 1 Training meeting credit per event. Only 4 Training meeting credits count towards your meeting obligation each year.
Fundraising Fundamentals 101
Facilitated by: Michelle Smith
Thursday, Sept. 10 at 12:00 p.m.
Dismantling Structural Barriers Through Advocacy and Service
Facilitator: Frankie Robertson
Thursday, Sept. 17 at 6:30 p.m.
Navigating Nominating Committee
Facilitator: Mimi Singer Lee and Nikki Godfrey
Friday, Sept. 18 at 12:00 p.m.
Personal Budgeting and Creating Wealth Part 1
Facilitated by: Melissa DeGeneres
Wednesday, Sept. 23 at 6:00 p.m.
Career Limiting Moves: Lessons in Emotional Intelligence: Part 1
Facilitated by: Craig S. Juengling
Friday, Sept. 25 at 11:30 a.m.
Personal Budgeting and Creating Wealth: Part 2
Facilitated by: Melissa DeGeneres
Wednesday, Sept. 30 at 6:00 p.m.

What about Hollydays Volunteer Hours?

While we would like to offer more in-person shifts, we must consider the safety of our members. For 2020 only, we are providing members the option to sell additional Mercedes raffle tickets to satisfy their fundraiser volunteer hours. Each additional full $50 packet is the equivalent of two fundraising volunteer hours.

We highly encourage members to sell the physical books of tickets as it will be easiest for tracking hours. Members are encouraged to take as many ticket packets as they think they will be able to sell and will not be held financially responsible for any unsold books. However, you can sell your tickets online at To support our members in gaining a new skill in peer-to-peer fundraising, Hollydays is creating an easy-to-use packet with email templates and social media graphics to assist you with selling tickets. Be on the lookout for this handy packet coming soon!

Today is the last day to pick up your Hollydays tickets. Members can stop by the league office from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. You will not need to leave your car and a JLBR member, in appropriate PPE, will give you your raffle tickets through your passenger window. Check here for more information.
Submit your interest indicator here for Preplaced Leadership positions - such as committee chairs, executive management, and the board of directors - for the 2021-22 League year. Leadership positions will begin being placed in September and placing will continue throughout the year. View the Nominating Committee's timeline/schedule here. You can revisit your submission at any time to change your preferencesRemember, everyone must fill out an Interest Indicator, even if you are not interested in Leadership. This can be indicated on the form.

Straw ballots will open on Tuesday, September 1 and will remain open until Wednesday, September 30. The list of members who are eligible to serve on the Board of Directors (BOD) or Executive Management (EM) can be found on the Straw Ballot form when it opens. If you are interested in becoming an officer you can nominate yourself, or if you know a member or members who would be great in leadership positions, you can nominate them using the Straw Ballot. Be sure to provide comments describing how you or your nominee would be great in the selected positions. To learn more about the entire leadership nomination process, visit the Resource Documents page, where you can view the League’s Bylaws, Section VIII.  

Success Labs Selected For Strategic Plan Consultant

Update from the Strategic Planning Ad Hoc Committee

In order to guide our organization through change and growth in the years to come, the League has begun work toward a new Strategic Plan. 

After a call for proposals from consultants across the country and rounds of interviews, the Board approved the selection of Baton Rouge-based Success Labs to engage in the strategic planning process. Our consulting team is led by owner/president, Devin Lemoine, and Kimberly Tang, consultant & coach. Together they form a tenacious duo with more than 20 years of strategic consulting experience, expertise building and developing not-for-profit organizations and a shared commitment to the Baton Rouge community.

Beginning in late-August, Success Labs will be conducting digital and phone surveys of select new, active, sustaining and former members. This member-driven input critically impacts the direction and priorities of the strategic plan. We appreciate in advance your time and participation. 

If you have any questions regarding the strategic planning process, please contact Adrian Owen Jones, Long Range Planning Chair. 

Mark Your Calendar

Tuesday, August 25
Board Meeting, 6 p.m.

Monday, August 31
Community Project Committee Meeting, 6 p.m.

Tuesday, September 1
Council Meetings, 6 p.m.

Tuesday, September 1
Straw ballots open 
Wednesday, September 2
Nominating Meeting, 6 p.m.

Monday, September 7
League Office Closed

Tuesday, September 8
General Membership Meeting, 6 p.m.

Tuesday, September 11
Sustaining Advisor Luncheon, 11:30 a.m.

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