JLP 360: Living Through the Years Training Event

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!

September 2019 – General Membership Meeting

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

President’s Awards:

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!

Provisional Day of Service 2019

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.

Develop Your Potential with JLP

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 areas:

  1. Fundraising
  2. Community Leadership
  3. Interpersonal Relationships
  4. 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.

Neiman Marcus Beauty Market

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).

Register Today!

The Junior League of Phoenix is incredibly excited to be hosting Southwest Exchange 2019!

What is Southwest Exchange?

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 20-22, 2019.

What Can I Expect?

Conference highlights include:

  • National Trainer, Speaker, Facilitator and Junior League Favorite, Vicki Clark, to lead several workshops on leadership, membership development and fund development
  • Meet Laurel Lee-Alexander, Association of Junior Leagues (AJLI) President, who will present several topics throughout the conference!
  • Free head-shot at Professional Head-shot Station 
  • 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.

Visit www.jlp.org for more information and updates on the conference, including the conference program schedule, special hotel rates and more.

How to Register

Registration includes:

  • 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
  • And much, much more!

Early Bird Pricing: $225 by August 15/individual

$250 after August 15/individual


Please submit a separate form for each individual attending. Please note if you or your League will be paying by check.      

Junior League of Phoenix Members – Please register via the calendar in your Member Home page for your reduced JLP Member conference rate!

Celebrating JLP’s 85th Anniversary Year

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.

The Junior League of Phoenix’s 6th Annual White Party ‘A Night at the Races’ is THE Derby event of the Year!

Join the Junior League of Phoenix for what promises to be our best White Party yet, because we’re upping the ante on our all-white cocktail attire and adding a touch of derby flair! We cannot wait to see your most fantastic fascinators, hip hats, terrific ties, and jockey’s sumptuous silks! Let’s put the FUN in Fundraising and support all the wonderful work of the women of the JLP.

Be the first horse out of the gate and head over to that dance floor to show us your moves! Or head out to the patio for some backyard games. You won’t want to miss the various photo opportunities, including the MisGIF photo booth!

And in true derby fashion, we’ll be sipping complimentary Mint Juleps from AZ Distilling Co (as well as signature gin and vodka drinks, and IPA from Lagunitas Brewing Company) until the very last tasty drop is available, with a cash bar after that. We’ll also have iced-tea compliments of Tea of a Kind, delicious small bites from Portillo’s, and incredible dessert cookies from local baker Modern Betty.

Is it even a derby party if you don’t leave with a Lucky Horseshoe? Whether you take home Gold, Silver, or Bronze (or all 3, we won’t judge!) you’ll love the donations from our local community attached to them: staycations, gift cards to your favorite restaurants, in-home wine tasting experiences, tickets to sporting events, passes and memberships to local haunts, and incredible products from local business owners! These generous donations help us to raise fund that support the Junior League of Phoenix and its mission to develop the potential of women, improve our community, and promote volunteerism.

It’s all going down at Young’s Market Company in Phoenix. Their gorgeous freestanding venue ‘Union & 7th’ is located at 402 South 54th Place in Phoenix – you’ll definitely want to save that for your preferred Ride Share app! We’ll be both indoors and on the patio, so you’ll stay Insta-ready regardless of weather!

Since this will be a night you’ll never forget, you might want to gather your nine best friends and go in on a table together! You’ll have seating at your reserved table all night long, and a fabulous goody bag will be waiting for you!  These tables are limited- you don’t want to miss out, do you?  For these ticketing options and more, click on the link now!  https://www.jlp.org/?nd=ticket_list&fundraiser_id=61

ROCKETS 8th Annual Teacher Launch: Watch Your Students’ Soar!

Calling all Pre-K, Elementary, Science, and After-School Educators in Maricopa County!
Come join us at the Arizona Science Center in the Annex Building on March 30th for a half day training that provides non-stop, hands-on science activities that will give teachers creative ideas on how to incorporate science and nutrition into everyday lesson plans. 

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, which in turn lays the foundation for their children’s success in school and beyond. 

Our theme this year is Protect our Species! This is a conservation theme that you will have ready to go for the upcoming Earth day. Each attendee with go home with a science kit with hours worth of curriculum, extension activities and supplies to help get started in his or her classroom. 
In the first session, “What’s All the Buzz About?”, you’ll be able to immerse yourself in authentic, hands-on learning experiences to discover the importance of conserving native bee species. Participants will be challenged to design a bee habitat while considering real-world constraints, for example, local regulations and environmental factors. 

In the second session, “Robot Hack Science Curriculum: Robo-Pollinators”, you’ll have the opportunity to play, tinker, and explore Edison Robots! The Edison robot is the perfect tool for teaching a wide range of STEM topics. Learn how Edison robots can tie into your curriculum. Participants are introduced to the low-cost, dynamic Edison Robot, drag-and-drop programming for elementary and middle schools using the new EdScratch coding language, LEGO-based engineering and design thinking projects. To get you started, we will show you how to incorporate coding and robots to enhance a life science pollination lesson. Each participant will receive their own Edison robot (a $50 value)! If you have already received a free Edison robot from an introductory workshop, please bring it with you. 

Not only will teachers come away with all this knowledge and these resources to take back to their classrooms, four hours of continuing education credit will be provided for attendance, and there will be drawings for a field trip and the CREATE bus to travel to their school! 
CREATE is where science, design, and engineering collide. Inspired by the productivity of an inventor’s workshop, the creativity of an art studio, and the experimentation of a lab, CREATE is a community hub for turning dreams into reality! 
To get registered for this event, it is only a $10 nominal fee to reserve your spot. 
Head over to this link to get your spot reserved today:   https://www.jlp.org/?nd=p_vms_registration_event_detail&registration_id=2389 

JLP Sustainer Spotlight: Jenn Deines

Read about how one of our sustaining members, Jenn Deines, views the Junior League and how it has impacted her life.

How many years have you been in the league? 18 years

What committee(s) have you served on? Girl Scouts, Rummage, Active Mentor, Provisional Mentor, and Sustainer Coordinator

What is your day job? I am a former second grade teacher

What is your favorite thing to do in Phoenix? Phoenix is so big with so much to see and do. Although we have lived here for 12 years, I still feel like I am exploring the city and learning about all it has to offer.

If you had an extra 8 hours in your day what would you do with it? I would probably add some of the big projects in my “mental to-do list” to my “written to-do list.” I don’t like to add task to my to do that aren’t going to get crossed off, the extra time would let me add them and cross them off! I would also try to sleep a bit more and read more.

In your opinion what is the best thing about being a JLP member? The women you meet. I was and am still able to meet women whose paths I would otherwise never cross.

What do you miss about your active membership in the league? The camaraderie

Why did you join the JLP? I transferred my membership from Fort Collins, Colorado. I knew it would be a great way to get involved with the community and make friends.

What do you want other people to know about JLP? Other than the fact that we are “promoting volunteerism, improving our communities, and developing the potential of women,” I think other people should know about the outstanding women who call themselves members of the Junior League and all that they accomplish personally, professionally, league-related, and in the community. I know “Women Building Better Communities” is juts a catchphrase. But, look at all we do, some in the League, some out of the League using League training and there is a lot of positive impact. Both as an active member and a sustainer, when I listen to or read about the lives of the members I am always in awe. JLP members have achieved some big milestones and awards, but even the day-to-day tasks and responsibilities or our members amaze me.

What is your favorite JLP memory? I really loved being a provisional mentor and sustainer coordinator because I was able to help people and build relationships.