Get Your White Party Early Bird Tickets Today!

 

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Mix, mingle and dance the night away at the 4th Annual White Party!  With ladies and gents dressed to impressed in their best all-white cocktail attire, it is sure to be a night to remember.

WHEN:  April 8, 2017,  7 pm – 10 pm

Advance/Will Call Tickets will be available for purchase online before the event. Early Bird Ticket Prices – $65 through MARCH 31st, $70 April 2nd and after

A limited number of tickets are also available the day of the event.
Purchase tickets here.

WHEREThe W Scottsdale, 7277 E. Camelback Rd. Scottsdale, AZ 85251

WHY:  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.  All proceeds from Touch-A-Truck benefit local community programs and training sponsored by The Junior League of Phoenix.  For more information on these programs, visit the “Community Impact” page.
WANT MORE?  Read about the Third Annual White Party on the Junior League of Phoenix blog here, here and here.
QUESTIONS:  Please contact the Junior League of Phoenix at jlp.news@jlp.org for more information.

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CLO Community Leadership Summit and Nonprofit Expo: Jennifer Carusetta, Health System Alliance of Arizona

On Saturday, April 15, 2017, the Community Leadership and Outreach Committee will be hosting the first ever Community Leadership Summit and Nonprofit Expo. The purpose of the Community Leadership Summit and Nonprofit Expo is to provide training for ladies that are interested in pursuing roles in community leadership and to create opportunities for them to practice those skills.

jennifer 1Among the fabulous presenters that will be featured at the Community Leadership Summit is the JLP’s very own Jennifer Carusetta, Executive Director of Health System Alliance of Arizona. Jennifer has worked in public policy and legislative affairs in the State of Arizona for nearly two decades. Jennifer joined the Alliance in 2015 as the organization’s first Executive Director.  In this role, Jennifer is responsible for the oversight of all Alliance operations; the cultivation of partnerships with Arizona policymakers, business leaders and community stakeholders; in addition to the establishment and advancement of the Alliance’s policy and legislative agendas.

Prior to joining the Alliance, Jennifer served as the Chief Legislative Liaison at the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS), where she oversaw the advancement of the State Medicaid Agency’s legislative agenda, and acted as liaison between AHCCCS, the Governor’s Office, the Legislature and other government agencies.

Jennifer has worked in Government Relations for the Arizona Department of Transportation, and served in the administrations of both Governors Hull and Napolitano.

Jennifer is a Flinn-Brown Fellow who proudly received her undergraduate degree from the University of Arizona and her Master’s in Public Administration from Arizona State University. In her spare time, Jennifer is a part-time instructor in Northern Arizona University’s Extended Campus Public Administration Program, and is active in Junior League of Phoenix and other community activities.

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Between now and April 15th, we will be posting information about the fabulous presenters that have volunteered to share their knowledge to help us be the best community leaders we can.

This event has been graciously sponsored by a number of community organizations that believe in the potential of ladies to be leaders of our community. Wells Fargo has graciously agreed to host the day’s activities at their Connections Center and the Gratitude Hour at the Wells Fargo History Museum where attendees and participants will be able to see the original Wells Fargo stagecoaches that brought the earliest financial services to settlers in the Western states. Pei Wei Asian Diner has generously agreed to provide lunch to all the event participants and presenters to ensure that everyone has a freshly made, nutritious lunch. Valley Leadership has kindly agreed to sponsor the Community Leadership Summit and Nonprofit Expo Gratitude Hour to help ensure that all our community participants are properly thanked.  Lastly, the Junior League of Phoenix Foundation believed in CLO, before CLO even existed by providing the seed grant that got the Community Leadership Program started and got Summit and Expo going.

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For more information about the CLO Community Leadership Summit and Nonprofit Expo, please contact CLO at jlp.clo@jlp.org or (602) 234-3388 x228.

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What Great Leaders Do

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Members: Join Us For A Special Leaguewide Training Event

What Great Leaders Do

Wednesday, April 5
Phoenix Country Club, 6:00 to 8:30 p.m.

NaomiNaomi Chavez Peters, a noted leadership development, talent development and communications leader, will be presenting to the Junior League of Phoenix in a special leadership leaguewide training event!

What Great Leaders Do – Whether you’re the head of an organization or just getting your bearings as a new member, Naomi’s presentation will inspire and inform on the universal traits of all great leaders. Spoiler alert: Everyone is a leader.

Naomi is the Founder and Principal of Great Leader Consulting, a leadership and talent development firm, which helps companies big and small, build Great Leaders. She’s held leadership roles at several successful high tech global firms such as Salesforce, as Head of Talent Develop­ment; Cisco Systems and Intel Corporation. Naomi is a member of the Junior League of Palo Alto/Mid Peninsula, where she is a Past President, and continues to advise the Membership Council. She is a consultant to the Association of Junior Leagues International, teaching the ODI Membership track, and regularly speaks to Leagues across the Association.

Her visit is made possible thanks to a grant from the Junior League of Phoenix Foundation.

Bonus! Earn 2 Training Points and 2 Leadership Training Credits for attending! 

Click Here to Register

 

JLP ROCKETS hosts 6th Annual Teacher Launch Seminar – Register now!

Calling all teachers!

Attention all Pre-K and elementary school teachers, science educators and after school program administrators in Maricopa County!  Join the Junior League of Phoenix, ROCKETS, and Miss Science™ for the 6th Annual ROCKETS Teacher Launch Seminar!

For only $10 you can get four continuing education hours while learning awesome hands-on science/STEM activities to share with your class. This year’s workshop is on March 25 at the Arizona Science Center. Sign up at: http://bit.ly/2lrhOE4.

 

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Saturday, March 25, 2017, 10 a.m to 2:30 p.m.

Arizona Science Center

You are cordially invited to attend the 5th annual Teacher Launch Seminar, sponsored by the Junior League of Phoenix signature program, ROCKETS (Raising Our Children’s Knowledge by Educating Through Science). The JLP is proud to announce Sherri Smith-Dodgson, Miss Science™, will be presenting her science-based program “365 Days of Science”.

Reserve your spot now!


WHAT:
Working through ROCKETS, the JLP is hosting the 6th annual Teacher Launch Seminar at a nominal charge to 75+ pre-K and elementary school teachers and science educators and after-school program educators from districts across the Valley. The seminar is a half-day training seminar that provides non-stop, hands-on science activities that will give teachers creative ideas on how to incorporate science into everyday lesson plans. Each attendee will go home with a science kit with hours’ worth of curriculum and extension activities and supplies to help get started in his or her classroom.

WHEN:

Saturday, March 25, 2017, 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Check in starts at 9:30 a.m. Beverages and lunch to be provided.

WHERE:

Arizona Science Center

COST:

Nominal fee of $10 to reserve a spot for attendance. Credit card only purchases will be accepted.

WHY:

Numerous studies have shown that the ages between birth to eight are the most critical in a child’s development. By encouraging an early interest in science, it helps children to think critically and creatively about the world around them. The Teacher Launch Seminar was inspired on this principle with the goal of providing teachers in Maricopa County additional resources to implement fun science activities into everyday lesson plans in laying the foundation for their children’s success in school and beyond.


PRESENTER INFORMATION:

miss science.jpgMiss Science™ (Sherri Smith-Dodgson) is a STEM advocate and media personality who brings 100% commitment to any organization that she works with. As a leader in STEM education and informal learning, Sherri creates unforgettable learning experiences for students, teachers and parents. With the demand for quality STEM programs moving to the forefront of American schools Miss Science “Makes Smart Cool!”  Miss Science will be presenting ‘STEM $ells: From Polymers to Pudding’.

 

SPONSOR INFORMATION:

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.

Sign up soon—limited seating!

CLO Community Leadership Summit and Nonprofit Expo: Sakura Considine and Lorena Garcia, Bloguettes

On Saturday, April 15, 2017, the Junior League of Phoenix Community Leadership and Outreach Committee will be hosting the first ever Community Leadership Summit and Nonprofit Expo. The purpose of the Community Leadership Summit and Nonprofit Expo is to provide training for ladies that are interested in pursuing roles in community leadership and to create opportunities for them to practice those skills.

Among the fabulous presenters that will be featured at the Community Leadership Summit are Lorena Garcia and Sakura Considine, the co-founders of Bloguettes. As entrepreneurs with experience in building and growing online communities and digital brands, the girls behind Bloguettes sought to share their knowledge, rather than keep it all to themselves. They created a collaborative community for bloggers, creatives and business owners in what we like to call the Entrepreneurial Age.

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Several months of planning later, Bloguettes launched its first in-person 2-Day Branding Workshop in Scottsdale, Arizona. A group of 15 women from varied professional backgrounds came together to learn about branding, social media, photography, graphic design, and the value of building a business online. Since that first workshop, Bloguettes has grown their Workshop into a 3-Day model, and they have traveled to 11 different cities (and counting!), as well as expanded to offer additional “Mini” workshops on specialized topics, online courses, one-on-one consulting services, and so much more!

Lorena has an MBA in finance and has always been an entrepreneur at heart. She first realized her love for business and entrepreneurship while starting a real estate investment fund. She later discovered her passion for technology & the digital industry and left to pursue a career where she could combine all of her interests. In addition to being the co-founder of Bloguettes, Lorena handles her own fashion & lifestyle blog, Call Me Lore, and is also mommy to baby Diego. Among other responsibilities, she is head of strategy and business development at Bloguettes and aims to grow her companies to reach their full potential.

Sakura found her passion in graphic design, photography, and the Internet world at the age of twelve. She attended Arizona State University and majored in Business Marketing and Japanese. However, she realized her true interests were in blogging and marketing. Since college, Sakura co-founded The Sorority Secrets and is the current co-founder and creative brand director of Bloguettes. In her spare time, Sakura manages her own design & lifestyle blog, Something Sakura.

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Between now and April 15th, we will be posting information about the fabulous presenters that have volunteered to share their knowledge to help us be the best community leaders we can.

This event has been graciously sponsored by a number of community organizations that believe in the potential of ladies to be leaders of our community. Wells Fargo has graciously agreed to host the day’s activities at their Connections Center and the Gratitude Hour at the Wells Fargo History Museum where attendees and participants will be able to see the original Wells Fargo stagecoaches that brought the earliest financial services to settlers in the Western states. Pei Wei Asian Diner has generously agreed to provide lunch to all the event participants and presenters to ensure that everyone has a freshly made, nutritious lunch. Valley Leadership has kindly agreed to sponsor the Community Leadership Summit and Nonprofit Expo Gratitude Hour to help ensure that all our community participants are properly thanked. Lastly, the Junior League of Phoenix Foundation believed in CLO, before CLO even existed by providing the seed grant that got the Community Leadership Program started and got Summit and Expo going.

 

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For more information about the CLO Community Leadership Summit and Nonprofit Expo, please contact CLO at jlp.clo@jlp.org or (602) 234-3388 x228.

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JLP Foundation Seeking New Board Members!

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Junior League of Phoenix Foundation Seeking New Board Members! 
The Junior League of Phoenix Foundation Board of Directors is looking for dedicated and enthusiastic individuals to join us as members of the Board to steward our mission. Ideally, Board candidates will have a desire to become involved in non-profit management, finance, grant funding, marketing and/or advocacy. What is essential is a desire to act as a fundraising liaison for our donors. Learn more about the Foundation and the programs we serve at foundationjlp.org.
Interested in joining us?

jlpf 1.pngAn informational happy hour will be held on Tuesday, March 7 at 6:00 pm at Junior League of Phoenix Headquarters. Please join us for light appetizers and beverages and to learn more about the opportunity. Please RSVP attendance to JLPHXFoundation@gmail.com or sign-up through Digital Cheetah (if you are a JLP member).
Resumes will be accepted until March 13, 2017. We will be conducting interviews with selected candidates on a rolling basis, with the intention of appointing new Board members by April 15, 2017. Please share this invitation with JLP provisionals, actives and sustainers and other community members. Please direct resume submissions to JLPHXFoundation@gmail.com.

Save the Date April 5th for a special Leadership Training!
jlpf 3.pngNaomi Chavez Peters, a noted leadership development, talent development and communications leader, will be presenting to the Junior League of Phoenix at a special leadership training meeting, funded by a grant by the JLPF. Stay tuned for more details including a special reception for JLPF donors!

The Junior League of Phoenix Foundation fosters and sustains the mission and community impact of the Junior League of Phoenix through stewardship of financial resources. 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. 

Members: 2017-2018 Active Dues Renewal – deadline today!

Active Members –

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We are grateful for your membership in and dedication to the Junior League of Phoenix. The Membership Renewal and Dues Payment process are now live in Digital Cheetah for the 2017-2018 season. We hope you will please take a moment to renew your membership and pay your dues on the Members Home Page.

Please read this important information:

  • The JLP dues deadline is March 1, 2017.
  • Dues for all active members are $173.
  • To request an Active Payment Plan, please contact Leah Karpuk by email no later than March 1, 2017.
  • Active Payment Plans provide for three dues installments payable only by check and due April 1, May 1, and June 1 (regardless of when requested by member.) Payment Plans must be received at headquarters by April 1, 2017.
  • Unless a payment plan has been requested, dues for the 2017-2018 administrative year that remain unpaid as of April 1, 2017 will be assessed a 15% late fee.
  • To pay your dues by check, please contact Leah Karpuk by email to receive a hard copy of the Active Membership Renewal Form.
Renew your JLP membership by March 1. Please follow the instructions below to pay your dues on time.

To log into the Members Home Page on Digital Cheetah from the JLP Website:

  • Go to the JLP Website at www.jlp.org
  • Click on the “Member Login” button
  • Enter your login information. Your login is your last name first, then your first name; all lower case, with no spaces. If you have forgotten your password, there is a link near the password field. After clicking the link an email will be sent to you with a link to reset your password
  • To renew your membership and pay your annual dues,click on the “Renew Your Membership Online!” link
Thank you again for your commitment to the League.
Check out our impact from this past year. It’s a great reminder of why we joined the JLP and what keeps us engaged .

“Volunteering is my passion.”

 CLO Fireside Chat featuring Katherine Cecala

“Katherine is a woman who makes her community better, she is JLP.” – Eileen Sullivan, Junior League of Phoenix Sustainer

If one is looking for inspiration this new year, President of Junior Achievement of Arizona and Junior League of Phoenix sustaining member, Katherine Cecala, is a captivating choice for a role model. On December 7, 2016, a small group of current Junior League active members were privy to Katherine’s vast wisdom and experience via the inaugural Fireside Chat series hosted by the Community Leadership and Outreach (CLO) Committee.

Katherine provided an overview of her community leadership experience and how her JLP life has intersected with and contributed to her community work. In addition to a career in NPO leadership, she has served on over 35 boards as a volunteer and has developed a reputation as a “fixer” due to her ability to take on touchy situations and turn them into positive experiences for everyone through communication and compassion.  Katherine is bold and assertive but also incredibly patient. She shared advice with members about how to come alongside people to create change within organization. The techniques Katherine shared ranged from bringing up important points three times (as it research has shown it takes people that many times to take in certain messages) to implementing employee benefits that other organizations might consider excessive to create win-win scenarios that motivated people to prioritize the organization’s long term needs over personal interests.

Perhaps most meaningful about Katherine’s story was her honesty and humility in telling it. She talked pointedly about how failures and missteps and personal struggles have intersected with and helped form her professional and community pursuits.

The small group format allowed the attendees to ask questions throughout the “Fireside Chat” and engage with Katherine personally during the mingling time before and after the “Fireside Chat”.  Individuals asked questions about fundraising strategies, people management, and work/life balance.  Additionally, attendees had a chance to mingle with each other and to further develop their network within the JLP.

In the end, the CLO “Fireside Chat” with Katherine provided interested JLP members with an opportunity to learn from and interact meaningfully with an established community leader and to explore their interest and commitment to engaging with the Greater Phoenix community to generate meaningful and positive change for the benefit of all.

The CLO “Fireside Chat” speaker series has been generously funded by the Junior League of Phoenix Foundation to increase available training opportunities for JLP members.

For more information about the CLO Fireside Chat series, please contact CLO at jlp.clo@jlp.org or (602) 234-3388 x228.

The JLP Rummage Sale is 2 Days Away!

 

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Our 80th Annual Rummage Sale is 2 Days Away! 

The Rummage Sale is JLP’s largest fundraiser, which attracted more than 3,200 shoppers and raised nearly $103,000 in 2016. JLP’s members donate and collect all sale items throughout the year and contribute more than 1,800 volunteer hours to make the event possible. Over its 80-year history, the Rummage Sale is a much-anticipated community event that has contributed to JLP’s legacy of impact in the Phoenix area.

When: February 25, 2017 I 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. & 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Where: Arizona State Fairgrounds
Cost: $5 from 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. and FREE from 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Additionally, thanks to the generous support of Fry’s Food Stores and the Desert Cancer Foundation, 40 FREE mammograms will also be provided for uninsured or underinsured women. Appointments will be available starting at 8 a.m. and will be held at the mobile mammography unit near the entrance to the sale.

Today is the Last Day to Purchase Your Pre-Sale Party Tickets!

Join us at the Rummage Pre-Sale Party! An exclusive event for friends and family of the Junior League of Phoenix to shop the Rummage Sale before the general public while enjoying a catered meal, silent auction, and fun! Note: all rummage items are double priced at the pre-sale party.

When: Friday, February 24 I 6 – 10 p.m.
Where: Arizona State Fair Grounds – Exhibition Building
1826 W. McDowell Rd. Phoenix, 85007

This year’s Pre-Sale Party will include:

  • Dinner catered by Chipotle  
  • Gourmet sweets and treats from local bakeries
  • Live music by: www.thetriplicityband.com 
  • 80th Anniversary Step & Repeat
  • Popcorn machine
  • Silent auction, raffle and a balloon dart wall
Rummage Pre-Sale Party Ticket Options
A sampling of our Rummage Pre-Sale Party ticket options are below! Find more ticket options at jlp.org 
$250 Premier 2 Ticket Package
  • 2 tickets
  • First access to the sale at 4:30 p.m.
  • Champagne dedicated for Premier Ticket Holders
  • Catered meal with premium seating
  • 4 drink tickets
  • JLP engraved tote bag
  • Surprise takeaway item
  • Recognition in the JLP Rummage program
$60 VIP Single Ticket
  • 1- hour early entrance at 5 p.m.
  • Catered meal with preferred table seating
  • 2 drink tickets
$40  General Admission Ticket
  • Entrance to the party at 6 p.m.
  • Catered meal (no assigned seating)
  • 1 drink ticket
Purchase Your Pre-Sale Party Tickets!