In Case You Missed It…

If you were unable to attend the November General Membership Meeting, no worries! Here is what you missed:

We kicked off the evening with a great mini-training exercise that forced us out of our comfort zones, and encouraged us to turn a few “strangers” in the room into new friends.

Jennifer Schmidt discussed the various openings on the Board of Directors/Management team as well as Placement Advisor openings for 2015-16. Applications are due by Tuesday, December 8th, and should be emailed to Jennifer at along with all supporting documents. More information regarding the nominating process can be found by clicking this link: Nominating Process

Sara Olson brought us up to speed on our most recent DIAM, Promises Healthcare Francis Nelson. The organization focuses on whole health, not just one single aspect such as dentistry, physical health, or mental health. Promises Healthcare also does monthly lunches to help educate the community members on their mission and goals.

8x8x8 speakers Mamie Hobbs and Sophie Roney gave a thought-provoking presentation: Embody Love: Redefining “Beauty,” in which we were all challenged to think more positively about ourselves and others. How do YOU define beauty? Do you find yourself making comments about the physical appearance of others? Do you catch yourself thinking negative thoughts or criticizing yourself? Mamie and Sophie started experiencing these same things in high school, and have since been on the roller coaster to recovery. These amazing young women want to live in a society in which beauty is defined by the soul, and they know the women of JLCU can help initiate that change.

President Heather Vazquez gave us an update regarding our Strategic Plan. The most important thing for us to remember is that what we do now affects us 5 years from now. If we want continued growth in the future (both in membership and in fundraising) we must be purposeful in our actions today.

Update on League Locker: Sara Olson and a committee have begun identifying potential organizations to take over the program next year. After 18 years, League Locker is no longer a sustainable JLCU project, but has such a positive impact on the community.  League wants to do whatever we can to identify a new leader for this important project. Potential candidates have been identified, but nothing has been confirmed as of yet.

The December GMM will be replaced with a holiday social, to be held on Tuesday, December 8th. If your last name begins with letters A-K, you are asked to bring a dessert or appetizer. L-Z should bring a bottle of wine or another beverage.

Lastly, the Shining Star award was presented to Jami Houston for her willingness to serve on both the FOT and the Gala committees simultaneously. Jami always keeps a smile on her face and her eye on the prize no matter how many tasks she is juggling. Be sure to tell her Congratulations and thank her for all of her hard work!


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