Do your children love trucks and big machines? If so, join the Junior League of Phoenix next month at Aviano Park for their chance to get up close, touch, sit in and honk the horns of some of their favorite vehicles like construction trucks, ambulances, fire trucks, and even a helicopter! Your children can interact and get their pictures taken with these trucks as well as learn about how these vehicles help and support their community. To add to the fun, there will also be local mascots and a live DJ. If you have a child celebrating a birthday, we have three different birthday package options to ensure a fun-filled day for your little one and their friends: https://www.jlp.org/?nd=tat. Each package includes Zoom Passes, tent time, party decorations, a personalized banner and much more!
Have a kiddo that’s not interested in trucks? No problem! There will be a lot of other activities planned to appeal to everyone including a bounce house, a giant slide, face painting, and an obstacle course. There will also be delicious food trucks in attendance for all ages to enjoy. From 9-10am there will be a “NO HORNS HOUR” created specifically for children with special needs and sensitive ears in mind. During the horns-free hour, attendees will be able to enjoy the event without disruptive noises.
Event details below:
When: Saturday, November 16th
Where: Aviano Park (22500 N Aviano Way, Phoenix, AZ 85050)
Cost: 1 ticket for $7 and 5 tickets for $30 (if purchased in Advance)
This year, the Junior League of Phoenix and The City of Phoenix will partner together to create the city’s largest FREE health and wellness event. The City of Phoenix hosts Food Day every year, which is a family-friendly event that inspires people to change the way we look at food through education and entertainment across the valley. The Junior League of Phoenix has been hosting HealthFest, a family-friendly wellness event for the community that provides FREE medical services to attendees including child immunizations, wellness checks, dental cleanings, ultrasounds, mammograms and so much more.
See event details below:
When: Saturday, October 26, 2019
Where: Cartwright Community Gardens (4208 N 51st Ave Phoenix, AZ 85031)
Time: 9:00am – 2:00pm
This event will include special participants like the Phoenix Mayor and the GCU mascot as well as lots of giveaways, cooking demos, gardening demos, interactive performances and the famous ‘Apple Crunch’ at 12pm. With a variety of partners, it is sure to be a great event! For more information, please visit the link above and/or reach out to Sarah Schott.
The Junior League of Phoenix was founded 85 years ago, and through the years, we have built a legacy of collaborating with non-profit partners in the Phoenix metro area. We have mobilized our members to address urgent community needs, created signature, direct service programs, and added capacity to essential non-profits, through volunteerism.
This year, as we celebrate this milestone anniversary, it’s our mission to re-educate the community about the Junior League of Phoenix, who we are, and what we do!
Join us Monday, Oct. 21 – Friday, Oct. 25, as we throw a mission-centric fundraiser week!
What makes the Junior League of Phoenix Unstoppable?
Commitment to our community
Look for many more details on Mission Week by following our Facebook page, The Junior League of Phoenix, and our Instagram. You’ll hear the stories of members, how the League has impacted their lives, and how it has improved the Phoenix community.
We encourage you to donate to this fundraiser, either to a member directly, or by attending one of our many give-back nights throughout the week of Oct. 21 – 25!
JLP is comprised of a diverse group of women whose strengths and passions should be reflected in their training. For this year’s JLP 360, the committee will cover topics we are all familiar with including how to create wills and trusts, how to “survive the sandwich generation time period,” how to establish college funds, how to take care of elderly parents and so much more.
Not only does the committee cover a wide array of helpful and interesting topics, but they also hold JLP: 360 Panel Discussions at points throughout the year. These discussions tackle the life-changing events that every woman must face from her early twenties through retirement and cover diverse topics such as: Paying for Education, Self-Care, Wills and Trusts, The Color of Emotions etc.
If this sounds like something you would be interested in Join Us!
The first General Membership Meeting (GMM) of the new League year took place on September 4 with a strong turnout. Active, Provisional, Transfer and Sustainer members mixed and mingled while enjoying some light bites and delicious wine. Our President, Wendy Brooks along with some active members discussed the upcoming Southwest Exchange, committee events, member announcements and of course, our 85th Anniversary (very exciting). We also had the privilege of having Betsey Bayless, President Emeritus, Maricopa Integrated Health System, attend as an uplifting, and quite comical, guest speaker.
One of the main parts of the evening to highlight were the September
award winners! See the list below:
Member Appreciation Awards: A woman who displays outstanding integrity, compassion and strength. Those who go above and beyond all expectations promoting JLP’s fundamentals: developing the potential of women, improving the community, and promoting voluntarism.
Woman to Watch (0-3 years): Nicole Walker Woman of Wonder (4+ years): Laura Sharp Woman of Wisdom (Sustainers): Liz Batisto
June: Allyson Dorsey July: Crystal Huggins August: Marina Shulman von Bismarck September: Brittany Palbykin
Congratulations to all the winners! Here’s to a wonderful
year to come for the league!
On Saturday, August 24, 103 of our new Provisionals met at Saint Vincent De Paul to give back to the community. The Society of St. Vincent de Paul is a non-profit organization focused on providing individualized care, nourishment and resources to those most in need.
Throughout the day, the women worked on numerous different tasks from making sack lunches, organizing donations in the warehouse, creating blessing cards and many more. Over the course of the four hour volunteer shift, we made and stuffed 3,500 sack lunches which allows St. Vincent de Paul to provide 500 sack lunches to people in need throughout the community for one week.
Junior League of Phoenix is an incredible resource for our
members in training and professional development. Whether members are looking
to gain leadership skills, expand their network or make an impact in the
community, the Member Training Committee strives to deliver a variety of
training events designed to help members reach their potential.
This year, the committee is focusing training on four key
Diversity and Inclusion
We are kicking off the year with a training event concentrated
on fundraising. During this interactive workshop, members will learn essential
skills and techniques to confidently ask for money – whether it’s fundraising
for JLP or asking for more money at work. Three local experts will cover a
range of fundraising topics from how to ask for the small things all the way to
how to secure major funding for projects.
In October, Member Training will focus on diversity for the
Oct. 12 JLP 360 event. With a theme of “JLP Through the Years,” the event
will dive into critical topics for every age and stage of a Junior League
member’s life. This will include things like early career training, how to pay
for your kids’ college education, ways to balance taking care of your children
and your parents, and much more.
The Member Training Committee also plans November In-Homes,
which are a member favorite! This year will feature a diverse slate of events
you won’t want to miss!
Members – If you have training ideas or suggestions, please
reach out to committee co-chairs Allyson Dorsey and Lisa Landrum-May.
Bienvenue sur le marché! The wait is over! Welcome back to your favorite glamorous morning of fun and beauty. Join us for the EXCLUSIVE Junior League of Phoenix beauty party hosted generously by Neiman Marcus at Scottsdale Fashion Square.
This year, we are bringing you a market shopping experience. Your admission ticket includes a private shopping time with the legendary beauty show and giveaways. All attendees will receive an exclusive Neiman Marcus gift, lipstick readings, braiding bar, henna, sips, and savory snacks. Keep an eye out for those amazing raffles, too!
Go glam level! Upgrade your ticket to Glam status and receive a consultation and make-up application from one of Neiman Marcus’s luxurious beauty counters. Limited tickets available!
Go expert level! Upgrade your ticket to one of our Master Classes and receive an exclusive intimate teaching session on the hottest trends. Have you seen artistry and wondered, where do I even begin? This is where! To keep these classes very small and personal, extremely limited tickets available!
Register via the link below then buy your entrance ticket and any upgrade. Tickets available for purchase at a single tier level: $30 each. A la carte upgrade add-on options:
$15 for “Glam” level, which includes a personalized make-up application (up to 30 people),
$20 for “Master Class: Chanel” level which includes an exclusive session with Chanel artists (limited to 15 people).
$20 for “Master Class: Tata Harper” level which includes an exclusive session with Tata Harper artists (limited to 15 people).
Southwest Exchange is an annual conference hosted by Junior Leagues in the southwest region. The conference hosting rotates amongst these Leagues.
Southwest Exchange is an
annual conference hosted by Junior Leagues in the southwest region. The
conference hosting rotates amongst these Leagues.
When Is It?
The Junior League
of Phoenix will host the 2019 Southwest Exchange Conference from September
What Can I Expect?
Conference highlights include:
Trainer, Speaker, Facilitator and Junior League Favorite, Vicki Clark, to lead
several workshops on leadership, membership development and fund development
Laurel Lee-Alexander, Association of Junior Leagues (AJLI) President, who
will present several topics throughout the conference!
Free head-shot at Professional
Networking with other Leagues in
the Southwest Region
Access to Marketplace and
Vendors, including the AJLI Junior League Boutique
Programs and workshops geared
toward Leadership, Diversity & Inclusion, Membership Development, Fund
Development and Communications that you can take with you for Junior League as
well as your personal and professional lives.
www.jlp.org for more information and updates on the
conference, including the conference program schedule, special hotel rates and
Full access to the Conference, which covers all receptions, meals, snacks and programs
A special gift from the JLP
A professional headshot
Access to all event materials for personal use following the Conference
The Junior League of Phoenix is incredibly excited to be celebrating our 85th anniversary this year!
In the past 85 years, JLP has been a revolutionary force for good in the Phoenix community. You can see some of our past programs outlined here.
Throughout our 2019-2020 year, please join us as we look back on our 85 years of unparalleled progress and use that history to compel us to be unprecedented change agents moving forward.
About the Junior League of Phoenix
The Junior League of Phoenix, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization of over 1,000 women committed to the promoted voluntarism, developing the potential of women and improving the Valley of the Sun through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. For more than 80 years, JLP has invested almost $4.1 million in the community and contributes over 75,000 volunteer hours annually. Current League programs are structured around JLP’s focus area of “Building a Healthy Arizona.” For more information about the Junior League of Phoenix, please visit jlp.org.