October 2019 – General Membership Meeting

The October General Membership Meeting (GMM) that took place last week was a memorable one! All JLP members gathered together wearing red in support of their Mission: Unstoppable campaign as Active members voted on two important items for the League and acknowledged this month’s award winners. See the list below:

2020-22 Executive Vice President Announcement:

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): Jennifer Willis
Woman of Wonder (4+ years): Annette Tanori
Woman of Wisdom (Sustainers): Rodie Purcell

October President’s Award:

#IAMJLP Photo Winner:

Congratulations to all the winners!

7th Annual Touch-A-Truck Event

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) 

Time: 9am-1pm

Cost: 1 ticket for $7 and 5 tickets for $30 (if purchased in Advance)

Purchase tickets herehttps://www.jlp.org/?nd=ticket_list&fundraiser_id=65

What to Expect at Healthfest & Food Day 2019

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

Cost: FREE    

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?    

  • Training
  • Commitment to our community
  • Leadership 
  • Passion

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 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!