Our First General Members Meeting of the 85th year of JLCU opened with music, refreshments, a group photo, and candy… and that’s just the beginning!
SPOTLIGHT ON TRAINING Cheryl Mitchell shared a valuable lesson with us entitled “the Outside In” about discovering our “why” and strategies for approaching change in the coming League year.
Our DIAM raised over $400 and a huge box of art supplies for the Crisis Nursery – so the year is off to a great start!
CAF Grant applications were due Oct 1, 2017. The goal of the Community Assistance Fund (CAF) is to respond to the financial needs of nonprofit organizations, specifically for programs and projects related to Junior League of Champaign-Urbana position statements. These position statements outline the focus of JLCU’s focus areas, including child protection and welfare, families, health, hunger, literacy, shelter, school preparedness, voluntarism, and women.
GENERAL BUSINESS Festival of Trees update SPOLIER … it is going to be EPIC! Reserve November 17th -19th this year for Daddy Daughter Dance, Breakfast with Santa, and the Festival of Trees Gala to benefit Crisis Nursery sponsored by Clark Lindsey Village. All events will be held at the Hilton Garden Inn.
SPOTLIGHT ON MEMBERSHIP We welcomed a class of 23 provisional members (and as of press time an additional 4 have joined our 2017-2018 class)! We are excited for them to embark on this new adventure with us!
It was awesome to hear from January Boten and Jen Romine as they shared their experiences producing and acting in “The Vagina Monologues” this summer to benefit the Courage Connection. Beth Peralta (VP of Communications) updated us on hashtags (#JLCU and #JLCUrepresents) to use on social media as well. We even took selfies of our tables to practice.
We honored many Shining Stars that have worked hard this summer! Congratulations!
SPOTLIGHT ON ADVOCACY We took an opportunity to write to our state senators, representatives, and governor to urge them to fund the Crisis Nursery as they committed to during prior to the state budget crisis.
Thank you to Northwestern Mutual for sponsoring our first meeting at the Hawthorne Suites.
Make sure you mark your calendars for everything going on in the coming year – there is so much to look forward to in 2017-2018!
Congratulations on another amazing year in Junior League!
Our May General Membership Meeting and Annual Dinner was full of laughter, thanks, and recognition of amazing women in our community and League. It was truly a night for celebrating women in all stages of life: from those graduating high school to our own members becoming JLCU sustaining members.
If you don’t know Erin Tarr yet, you’re missing out; she has big plans and even more enthusiasm!
Erin joined Junior League last summer after Jenette Jurczyk, our president-elect, told her about the organization. “It immediately connected that this would be the best fit for me since I am all about women lifting up and encouraging other women.” Continue reading JLCU Member Spotlight: Erin Tarr
Members were welcomed to the monthly membership meeting by our president, Jennifer Romine. Minutes from March were approved and will be posted on the website for members to review. Continue reading JLCU April Meeting Recap, Guest Panel on Fundraising and Development
Thank you to all the members who attending presentations and events with Vicki Clark last month. We hope she left you feeling inspired, motivated, and ready to work!
Look at What You’ve Accomplished!
Do you remember our September meeting?
We wrote down goals for our year in Junior League, and next month at the April General Membership meeting, they will be returned to you to see if we’ve accomplished our goals. JLCU’s goal was to keep you informed and excited about Junior League. Do you think we have been successful? Continue reading JLCU March General Membership Meeting Recap
Junior League of Champaign-Urbana was in for a treat during the week of our February membership meeting. We hosted the fantastic speaker and trainer, Vicki Clark, for a series of sessions focused on being effective leaders for JLCU and our larger community.
You can check out the individual PowerPoint presentations here (note: you must be logged-in as a member to view):
Thank you again for the amazing sessions, Vicki! We are all excited to see where our new knowledge and skills can take JLCU into next year and beyond.