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Another summer has come and is almost gone – and it’s been a hot one! While it won’t be cool in Alabama for a good long while, the Junior League of Montgomery has not let the high temps stop them from getting out in the community to serve!

If you have little children, you’re likely in full-on back to school mode. But take a second to relax, grab a cup of coffee and flip through this issue to look back on a successful summer for the League. The community placements we feature demonstrate our mission to promote voluntarism, develop the potential of women, and improve the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers.

In the following pages, you will see all that our League members have been up to. We recap another fantastic Women’s Leadership Summit where hundreds of women came together to connect, learn and grow. It was inspiring, rewarding and refreshing. I’m already looking forward to the 2023 summit!

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Shopping lovers rejoice! You can now shop ‘til you drop at the League office? Market 1926 has made a “store front” in addition to the online shop at jlmmarket1926.square.site, so you can shop for everything from JLM-branded goods, holiday décor, children’s items, gifts and more. Be on the lookout for a members-only event in September – details coming soon! And you can shop guilt free, because proceeds from this shop benefit the League’s efforts in the community.

From my very first provisional meeting, I have been hearing “you get out of the League what you put into it!” That statement may be cliché, but it’s true. Let this be a reminder as we head into the fall season – step out of your comfort zone, volunteer for something you’ve never done before, and introduce yourself to someone new. You never know what the League may bring you when you serve others!Sincerely,PeytonFlowersLeagueLogsEditor

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Peyton joined the Junior League of Montgomery in 2016 and has enjoyed serving placements with Brantwood Children’s Home and League Logs. She works as a business innovation analyst at Alfa Insurance and spends her days creating content for digital marketing efforts. Previously, she served as editor at RSVP Montgomery magazine. In her spare time, Peyton creates embroidered items and paper goods, such as party invites, that she sells on Etsy. She is a 2012 graduate of Troy University with a bachelor’s degree in broadcast journalism, a contract in public relations and a minor in leadership studies. A Selma native, Peyton lives in Cloverdale with her husband, Andy, their 4-year-old son, Rhettman, 2-year-old daughter, Camilla, and their two dogs, Fitz and Bailey. She is a member of Landmark Church.

Tasha Cooper, a native of Gainesville, Florida, has spent the past 19 years volunteering in various capacities at nonprofit organizations including management, marketing fundraising, and program development. Tasha graduated with a B.A. in Communication in 2005 from the University of West Florida (UWF) in Pensacola, Florida, and a Administration from Louisiana State University-Shreveport. Tasha moved to Montgomery She serves as the Executive Director of HandsOn River Region and resides in Montgomery Brennan, their daughter Nora, and several fur babies. Staff Writer

Sara Beth Beals • Co-Editor

Sara Beth Beals currently serves as the co-editor of League Logs. She is a native of Dothan but has called the River Region home for over ten years. She is the Digital Content Creator for Alfa Insurance and has been with the company since 2012.

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Sara Beth Beals currently serves as the co-editor of League Logs. She is a native River Region home for over ten years. She is the Digital Content Creator for Alfa with the company since 2012. Sara Beth is a 2010 graduate of The University of degree in communication. She joined the Junior League of Montgomery in 2017 Member Records Coordinator, Co-Chair for Dream Court community placement Child community placement. She is a Junior Executive Board member for Child Center and currently serves as the marketing chair. Sara Beth lives in Wetumpka and their dog Tucker. She is a member of First United Methodist Church in Montgomery.

Tasha Cooper • Staff Writer

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Sara Beth Beals • Co-Editor

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Tasha Cooper, a native of Gainesville, Florida, has spent the past 19 years volunteering for and serving in various capacities at nonprofit organizations including management, marketing & public relations, fundraising, and program development. Tasha graduated with a B.A. in Communication & Public Relations in 2005 from the University of West Florida (UWF) in Pensacola, Florida, and a Masters in Nonprofit Administration from Louisiana State University-Shreveport. Tasha moved to Montgomery in July 2017. She serves as the Executive Director of HandsOn River Region and resides in Montgomery with her husband Brennan, their daughter Nora, and several fur babies.

Peyton joined the Junior League of Montgomery in 2016 and has enjoyed serving Children’s Home and League Logs. She works as a business innovation analyst her days creating content for digital marketing efforts. Previously, she served as magazine. In her spare time, Peyton creates embroidered items and paper goods, she sells on Etsy. She is a 2012 graduate of Troy University with a bachelor’s degree a contract in public relations and a minor in leadership studies. A Selma native, with her husband, Andy, their 4-year-old son, Rhettman, 2-year-old daughter, Fitz and Bailey. She is a member of Landmark Church.

Peyton Flowers • Editor

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Peyton Flowers • Editor

Sara Beth is a 2010 graduate of The University of Alabama with a bachelor’s degree in communication. She joined the Junior League of Montgomery in 2017 and has previously served as Member Records Coordinator, Co-Chair for Dream Court community placement and member of That’s My Child community placement. She is a Junior Executive Board member for Child Protect Children’s Advocacy Center and currently serves as the marketing chair. Sara Beth lives in Wetumpka with her husband, Michael, and their dog Tucker. She is a member of First United Methodist Church in Montgomery.

Tasha Cooper • Staff Writer

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A lifelong Montgomery resident, Courtney Lee Curenton Baker has been a member of Montgomery since 2017 and is currently its Vice President of Communications the League’s Board of Directors, she served on the Holiday Market Committee. Outreach Manager for the Alabama Association of Conservation Districts, where 2017, and runs the Alabama Envirothon program. A graduate of Huntingdon College, bachelor’s degree in accounting and minor in political science. She is currently Administration at Auburn University at Montgomery. Courtney and her husband, with their dogs and cat - Banjo, Maggie, Roo and Ellie.

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Theresa Patterson • Staff Writer

in 2005 from the University of West Florida (UWF) in Pensacola, Florida, and Administration from Louisiana State University-Shreveport. Tasha moved to She serves as the Executive Director of HandsOn River Region and resides in Brennan, their daughter Nora, and several fur babies.

Theresa Patterson • Staff Writer

Theresa serves as the program coordinator with the Alabama State Department of Education. She is a former classroom teacher and is an active sustainer with the Junior League of Montgomery. She is the loving mother of one son who lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico, working with the University of New Mexico. She loves to travel and entertain her 5 godchildren. Theresa serves the community in many ways as a board member and volunteer for various organizations such as the Cleveland Avenue YMCA, Hands on River Region, and the National Sorority of Phi Delta Kappa Sorority.

Courtney Curenton Baker • Staff Writer

Courtney Curenton Baker • Staff Writer

A lifelong Montgomery resident, Courtney Lee Curenton Baker has been a member of the Junior League of Montgomery since 2017 and is currently its Vice President of Communications Council. Prior to joining the League’s Board of Directors, she served on the Holiday Market Committee. She is the Operations and Outreach Manager for the Alabama Association of Conservation Districts, where she has worked since 2017, and runs the Alabama Envirothon program. A graduate of Huntingdon College, she received her bachelor’s degree in accounting and minor in political science. She is currently pursuing her Master of Public Administration at Auburn University at Montgomery. Courtney and her husband, Brett, live in Cloverdale with their dogs and cat - Banjo, Maggie, Roo and Ellie.

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Theresa serves as the program coordinator with the Alabama State Department classroom teacher and is an active sustainer with the Junior League of Montgomery. of one son who lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico, working with the University travel and entertain her 5 godchildren. Theresa serves the community in many volunteer for various organizations such as the Cleveland Avenue YMCA, Hands National Sorority of Phi Delta Kappa Sorority.

Our lives are measured by various moments. My time serving in The Junior League of Montgomery has been filled with numerous moments of learning, friendship, laughter and defining moments. Those defining moments shaped who I am today, impacted my life and will endure in my memories, hopefully forever.

Our Community Placements built a sensory room at MMFA, served women and children with their needs, hosted cultural and community events, assisted with tax preparations, helped teach tennis to participants with physical limitations, and made many done-in-day donations and 49 baskets for Baskets of Love.

College & Career Night brought in new educational and employment booths. Holiday Market also had new vendors with the favorites and added some fun night outs we hope to continue. Women’s Leadership Summit continued providing fantastic speakers and training sessions, and Rummage Sale had a line waiting to get in the doors.

Every time our members serve the community, we hope to create defining moments for someone else.

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My service time has allowed me to grow professionally and personally and to help elevate others in their lives. I do not doubt I would be who I am today without joining JLM in 2008. I gained so much from our dedicated women who give their time to assist others and our community.

Marie Wise Styles 2021-2022 President

The Junior League of Montgomery had many fantastic moments this year. We held all of our fundraisers in person, giving our members opportunities to manage real-time operations of events, and we were excited about each fundraiser’s attendance.

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The Junior League of Montgomery is going into its 97th year with a fantastic President, Ashley White, and the 98th year to follow with President-Elect Quenita Mitchell. The current and upcoming Boards and JLM members have excellent leaders to guide them through the constantly evolving journey of volunteering.

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Ashley is a native of Birmingham, Alabama. After graduating from Auburn University in 1997 with honors, she attended Cumberland School of Law and earned her Juris Doctorate in 2000. Ashley has worked as an attorney for the State of Alabama since her graduation from law school. She currently works as a Senior Staff Attorney for Judge Beth Kellum on the Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals. Ashley is a member of the Alabama State Bar and is a member of the Standing Committee for the Alabama Rules of Criminal Procedure.

Ashley is a graduate of Leadership Montgomery, Class XXVI. In 2010, Ashley participated in the Alabama Leadership Initiative and in 2011 completed a training course with the Nonprofit Board Leadership Institute. In 2012, Ashley received the Estelle Popkin Volunteer of the Year Award for her work with the Family Sunshine Center.

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Ashley Killian White • President

Jessica A. Roberts has been a member of the Junior League of Montgomery for seven years.

Jessica A. Robertse • Finance Council VP

In the League, she has served on the SaveFirst tax preparation placement, Rebuilding Alabama placement, and the Aid to Inmate Mothers placement.

Jessica earned both her bachelor’s degree in Accounting and MBA from Troy University. Jessica began her public accounting career with Warren Averett in 2004. She recently re-joined the firm as an audit manager.

In addition to her professional endeavors, Ashley has volunteered in the Montgomery community for the past 22 years. Ashley is a former president of the Family Sunshine Center Board of Directors and in 2014-2015 served as the President for the Junior League of Montgomery. Ashley has served as a member of several non-profit board of directors including Leadership Montgomery, Landmarks Foundation, and HandsOn River Region.

Ashley is married to Nowell White. She and Nowell have a daughter, Killian (15) and a son, Cooper (11). They also have a 2-year-old white Labrador named Boomer. Ashley and her family are members of First United Methodist Church.

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Jessica and her husband Matt have been married for 16 years. They have two children, Addie Grace, who is 10, and Marshall, who is 8. They live in Pike Road where they attend Century Church.

In her spare time, she enjoys reading, traveling and volunteering with her daughter’s Girl Scouts Troop. She and her husband own a business that provides internet service to her rural neighborhood and the immediate surrounding area.

Quenita has been in the Junior League of Montgomery for nine years and has served on the board of directors for the last four years. Her most memorable community placements are Common Ground and Magic Moments.

Kathleen has been a member of the Junior League since 2018. She has previously served the League as Social Media Chair, co-chair of the Rummage Sale, and a member of the Arrangements Committee. Kathleen was recognized as one of the League’s ‘Women to Watch’ during in May of 2021.

Quenita is a member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc. Alpha Rho Zeta Chapter, Montgomery, Alabama and a member of Bragg Hill A.M.E. Zion Church. She currently works for Brewbaker Primary School as the bookkeeper.

When Quenita is not volunteering her time with the Junior League of Montgomery you can find her in a kitchen baking as she is a certified home baker of “Sweet Ella’s Sweets,” named after her late Grandmother, Mary Ella.

Quenita Mitchell • President-Elect

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Kathleen Penney • Communications Council VP

Amerika Blair • Community Council VP

Quenita Mitchell is a native of Georgiana, Alabama. She is married to Roderick L. Mitchell, and they have two children, Quinlyn (7) and Roderick Grayson Maxwell (7 Months).

Outside the League, Kathleen also serves as the Secretary/Treasurer for National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA) and is an Ambassador for the Montgomery Chamber of Commerce. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her fiancé, reading, hiking and playing with her 3-year-old Labrador/hound mix.

A native of Montgomery, Alabama, Amerika understands the importance of collective impact. She prides herself on being an outspoken advocate, public servant, organizer, communicator, creator and life-long learner. Amerika’s first-hand experiences with hardship and inequities inspired her to dedicate her life to creating robust change to bring equity to marginalized and oppressed communities. In addition to serving in the United States Air Force Reserves, she serves in various capacities within the community, including the Montgomery Community Action Board of Directors, Change Champions for the Family Sunshine Center, and is a policy member on the Mayor’s Young Professional Council. She is a 2021 Policy Fellow for the Black to the Future Public Policy Institute and a 2022 Women’s Policy Institute Fellow. She enjoys spending time with her husband, family and fur-baby, Cali’ Yonce, in her spare time.

Adrian Cooper • Nominating Chair

Kathleen Penney has lived in Montgomery since 2015. She is the Director of External Relations at Huntingdon College. She has a bachelor’s degree from Huntingdon College, a master’s degree from Auburn University at Montgomery, and a doctorate in from the University of Alabama.

Adrian Cooper is an accounting manager with Gray Media Group. She is a Certified Public Accountant. She earned her undergraduate degree from Auburn University and her Master of Accountancy degree from the University of Alabama. Adrian has been a member of the Junior League of Montgomery since 2009 and has served in various leadership roles. She is married to Patrick Cooper and has two children, Jackson (11) and Coleman (9). She is a member of Trinity Presbyterian Church where she is actively involved.

Morgan Beckman • Governance Chair

Sonya enjoys unique adventures, traveling, and relaxing anywhere near water. Attending a yoga class and listening to live music is good for her soul. Thanks to a few friends, she’s recently become a novice in cycling and golf. With a passion for real estate, she is pursuing a personal goal to become a realtor.

Laura has been a member of the Junior League since 2014. She has served in several areas including College and Career Night, Fund Development, Rummage Sale Chair, Board Secretary, and Nominations Co-Chair and Chair.

Laura-Marie Tyree Brelsford, from Birmingham, Alabama, moved to Montgomery to attend Huntingdon College to obtain a bachelor’s degree in Communication Studies. She later received her master’s from the University of Alabama in Communication Studies with a focus in Rhetoric.Sincecompleting her education, Laura has lived and worked in the River Region focusing her work on event management and community relations. She is currently the Director of Alumni Engagement for Huntingdon College.

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Sonya Stallworth • Member-At-Large

Gina Izer • Fundraising Council VP

Laura is married to Joel Brelsford who is an accountant for the Alabama Correctional Industries. In her free time, Laura enjoys traveling with her husband, the ongoing renovations of their 1909 bungalow, and her volunteer work as an Advisor for Alpha Omicron Pi.

Sonya Stallworth, is one of Montgomery Public Schools newest Career Coaches. With a huge emphasis on preparing students for the future, her goal is to create opportunities of career development and exploration.

Before having children, Gina was a fund raiser/event planner for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Since “retiring,” Gina has put her skills to good use through volunteer work. Gina has worked with several organizations, including: Holy Spirit Catholic Parish coordinating the First Communion Ceremony, teaching catechism and coordinating Vacation Bible School; River Region Medical Alliance, with various positions including County President, State Treasurer, and State President; Wilson Elementary PTA, including Treasurer and President; Montgomery Catholic Preparatory School PTC, middle school representative, and Monte Carlo Night chairperson as an ACJF Board Member.

Laura-Marie Brelsford • Advisory Strategic Planning Chair

Morgan Beckman is serving as both the Governance Chair and League Lines Editor for the 2022-2023 League year.She has previously served as League Lines Co-Editor, League Logs staff writer, and Brantwood Chair in her five years as a member of the League.

Gina is a stay-at-home wife and mother of three (Sofia, 20, Zach, 18, and Nate, 16). Gina and her husband moved to Montgomery in 2002. Gina became a provisional member of the Junior League of Montgomery in 2005. Her placements in the League have ranged from MAO Food Pantry to Fund Development Chair.

In her seventh year of membership, Sonya is extremely delighted to serve as Member-At-Large and the Provisional Co-Chair. She has previously received the Leadership and Liaison Award for diligently cultivating a school-based mentoring program and several letters of recognition from Senior military leadership for supporting our country’s Airmen.

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Morgan is currently employed as an Assistant Attorney General with the Alabama Department of Revenue. Prior to her employment with the State, Morgan worked in private practice at two insurance defense firms and clerked at the Alabama Court of Civil Appeals. Originally from Monroeville, she attended both law school and undergrad at the University of Alabama (Roll Tide!). In her spare time, Morgan enjoys cheering on the Crimson Tide, traveling and reading. Morgan is married to Kyle, and they have a two-year-old son named Bennett who keeps them on the move.

Kelli has been a member of the Junior League of Montgomery for 22 years and has served in many leadership positions. Kelli was selected as an inaugural member of the JLM Women to Watch and is a founding member of the Lillie Lee Minier Society.

Elizabeth is married to Jim Lawlor and they have three sons, Collin (21), William (19), and Thomas (15). The Lawlors are active members of St. John’s Episcopal Church.

Lynn began her League journey as a provisional in 2009 and has been an active member, now honor roll active, of the Junior League of Montgomery since 2010. She has been involved in numerous community placements, but her heart has been with Holiday Market since 2015 as Gift Wrap/Signs/Nametag Chair and, yes, you will find her at the gift wrap booth once again this year.Lynn has been married to Bill McMurtrey for 33 years. They have one beautiful daughter, Whitney, son-in-law Matthew and 2 precious granddaughters, Georgia, 5 and Verity, 2 1/2. Lynn works as the Childwatch Director at the Grandview YMCA in Millbrook. She enjoys scrapbooking, card making, cooking, baking, and also DIY projects--even more so if those involve power tools.

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Professionally, Elizabeth is Regional Vice President of Government Relations for Norfolk Southern Railway. After graduating from Sidney Lanier High School, Elizabeth earned bachelor’s degree in English from Birmingham-Southern College and a Master of Public Administration degree from Auburn Montgomery. In 2012, Elizabeth completed the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business Executive Leadership forum, a graduate-level management course.

Kelli is married to Arthur Ray. They are the proud parents of Hanah-Mathis, a senior at The University of Alabama and their “fur babies” Lulu (15) & Ivanka (2). In her free time, Kelli enjoys vacationing with family, hanging out with friends at the lake and cheering on the Auburn

A lifelong Montgomery resident, Courtney Lee Curenton-Baker has been a member of the Junior League of Montgomery since 2017. Prior to joining the League’s Board of Directors, she most recently served on the Holiday Market Committee. She is the Operations and Outreach Manager for the Alabama Association of Conservation Districts, where she has worked since 2017, and runs the Alabama Envirothon program. A graduate of Huntingdon College, she received her bachelor’s degree in accounting and minored in political science. She is currently pursuing her Master’s of Public Administration at Auburn University at Montgomery. Courtney and her husband, Brett, live in Cloverdale with their dogs and cat- Banjo, Maggie, Roo and Ellie.

Elizabeth Kennedy Lawlor • Operations Council VP

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• Recording Secretary

Kelli Wise • Sustaining Advisor

Kelli Wise currently serves as an Associate Justice on the Supreme Court of Alabama. Following her graduation from Auburn University, Kelli began a successful career with Procter & Gamble Inc. eventually returning to Alabama to attend law school at Jones School of Law. She later received a Master of Public Administration from Auburn Montgomery.

Elizabeth, a native of Montgomery, has been a member of the Junior League of Montgomery since 2001. She has previously served on the JLM Board as Finance Vice President, Communications Vice President and Strategic Planning Chair. Additionally, she has served as chair of several committees including the Provisional Committee, Signature Project Public Relations, Rummage Sale, Bridge Builders Placement, and Family Sunshine Center Placement.

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By Sheldon Martin, Friendship Mission Committee Chair

Friendship Mission

Serving with our committee for Friendship Mission was truly a experience.memorableFriendship

Our committee’s mission was to create a playroom in the women’s shelter for children and teenagers. We were also tasked with sorting hygiene kits and clothing for new members entering the shelter. While living in the shelter, most women and children all live in a single room and the kids do not have a place to call their own. As much of a toll as living in a shelter can bring, this playroom offers the kids somewhere they could spend time and relax and feel like they were not living in a shelter. When some of the families come to Friendship, they do

Mission is comprised of two homeless shelters, one that serves men and one that serves women and children. The men’s shelter also serves as a public soup kitchen that serves almost 2,000 meals a month to members of the community. The program works to help those in need build a personal plan to self-sufficiency and independent living. Residents are assisted with finding employment, healthcare, and other needs to find permanent housing in the community.

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not always have much more than the clothes on their backs. The hygiene kits were prepared so as they are beginning this new chapter at the shelter, they have the necessities to start over.

The playroom was a particularly fun task. Due to the pandemic, we could not gather in the shelter in the fall to keep residents and our committee safe. But the committee met every other Sunday in the afternoons in the spring to prepare the room. We started by painting each of the two rooms in fun curated blue colors to make the rooms feel bright and inviting. The committee painted portions of the wall in the toddler room in chalk paint so the kids could freely draw and color on the walls. We were able to put together a futon and bean bag chairs for the older kids, as well as a ball pit and play kitchen for younger children. We were able to install two smart TVs in both the toddler room and the older kids’ room so they could be used for learning tools and entertainment. We finished by adding some decorative artwork on the walls to make it feel homier.

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After setting up all the new furniture and play areas, the committee reveled in the new space for the kids. This was truly a fun committee to work with, and everyone was motivated to finish this project strong. This group was full of teamwork and the residents were extremely excited about this new area in the shelter.

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That’s My Child

By Kalandra Haynes, That’s My Child Committee Chair

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That’s

My Child’s (TMC) mission is to mentor the youth through arts, education and work-force development ending hopelessness and generational poverty within our community. This summer, the Junior League’s scope of work with That’s My Child was to renovate an old school bus into a mobile art studio.

When my committee started this placement on June 4, 2022, we were told the ribbon cutting would be July 28, 2022. We had almost 8 weeks to get this project completed before it would be revealed to the community. We were up for the challenge. So, Tuesday and Thursday evenings and Saturday mornings spent at That’s My Child became our new norm.

Our first job was to gut the bus completely cleaned out, which included removing floors, metal bars, seating and other debris that was on the bus. This took some time, but once the bus was gutted, we were introduced to a couple by the name of Danny and Michelle to further assist our committee. Danny and Michelle were instrumental in helping us meet

Although Amazon is our best friend, we had to get creative with our budget. We removed the tops from tv trays purchased from Target to make the collapsible desktops. With the help of Danny, steel heavy-duty folding shelf brackets were mounted to the wall to create fold-down desktops for when the bus is in motion. In the meantime, committee members researched art supplies and storage to be used on the bus.

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Thestarted.committee spent hours researching designs, layouts and color schemes. That’s My Child Executive Director Charles Lee gave our committee free reigns to design. We spent several weeks bringing our design to life by painting colorful triangles, dots and handprints to provide a vibrant space to inspire creativity. Yes, that’s our hands on the ceiling – we wanted to leave our mark!

our deadline. Danny primed the bus for painting, and this was when the fun

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As the ribbon ceremony approached, we started working every day to meet our deadline. Some of the committee members learned how to assist and install flooring with Danny. Others learned painting techniques from Michelle. On the days leading up to the ribbon cutting, several members showed up diligently to clean, assemble, arrange and place items on the bus, even taking their lunch break to finalize projects.

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The bus is fully equipped with a tv, iPad, cabinets, a sink, two air conditioners, a generator and art supplies to fully accommodate 12 students at a time. After weeks of working, we realized the work that TMC does is more than a job, or even a passion; it is a lifestyle.

A big and special thank you to the staff at That’s My Child for opening your doors and your hearts and allowing the Junior League of Montgomery to help serve. Our committee has thoroughly enjoyed partnering with That’s My Child to make a difference in our community through art.

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Sale 2022 was a two-day bonanza of household items, furniture, linens, lamps, decorative items, art, children’s items and toys, holiday decorations, appliances, books, and tools.

JLM’s 65th Rummage Sale took place on Friday, April 1, 2022, from 5 to 8 p.m. for our members and Saturday, April 2, 2022, from 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. for the general public.

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It was held at Alcazar Shrine Temple both days. For many families in our community, JLM’s Rummage Sale provides them with a wonderful opportunity to purchase quality, gently-used or new items for their children, household goods and other items at bargain prices.

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Special thanks to immediate past president Marie Wise, Barb Grimes and all the hard-working sustainers, the past rummage sale chairs, especially 2020-2021 chairs, for their guidance, and to the best team a chair/co-chair could have - the Rummage Sale Committee.

Thanks to the generosity of our members by donating $50 worth of new or gently-used merchandise, $50 to our Community Cash fund, or their valuable time, we were able to raise over $15,000.00. The Community Cash was distributed to some of our organizations that we already work with to give them the ability to shop with us during the sale.

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n Friday, March 11, 2022, the Junior League of Montgomery and more than 300 women enjoyed the 5th Annual Women’s Leadership Summit, presented by Montgomery County Commissioner Ronda Walker and Wind Creek Hotel & Casino, at Frazer Church. Excited to be back in person for this year’s summit, it was a day for celebrating ourselves and each other. This year’s theme, Together We Are, recognized that our individual strengths and abilities are magnified together. Keynote speaker Chairwoman Stephanie Bryan, Tribal Chair and CEO of the Poarch Band

By Theresa Patterson

This year’s keynote speaker, Chairwoman Stephanie Bryan, is the first female political leader elected to the position of Tribal Chair and CEO for the Poarch Creek Indians. Growing up as a shy child surrounded by family and other Tribal members, she never expected to be in the role she is in today. Not only did Chairwoman Bryan break countless barriers in achieving her current position, but she also served as a role model leading to another first for the Poarch Creek Tribe - for the first time in history, the Tribal Council is made up of more women than men. Under her leadership as a member of the Tribal Council and as Chairwoman, the Tribe has successfully expanded the Wind Creek Hospitality Brand to three Alabama locations, as well as locations

of Creek Indians, emphasized the importance of working together to achieve success as a community.

After attendees spent some time enjoying a light breakfast and shopping with vendors at the WLS Market, the opening session started with a welcome from Junior League of Montgomery President Marie Wise-Styles. The day really kicked off with Dr. Michele Kong, CoFounder and Chief Medical Officer of KultureCity (www.kulturecity.org), an international nonprofit whose focus is sensory inclusion everywhere. Dr. Kong shared some of the ways she balances her various commitments, as well as the reasons she and her husband founded KultureCity. She reminded us that inclusion is something that must happen together - it takes everyone understanding and making an effort.

The Women’s Leadership Summit Planning Committee focused on putting together a well-rounded, interesting program with speakers and topics that represented the different ways we work together to make a difference, and that was visible in the breakout sessions. In-person breakout sessions included:

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in Pennsylvania, Aruba, Curacao and Chicago. They have expanded outside of the gaming footprint with the OWA Amusement Park in Foley, Alabama, and altogether own more than 40 diversified businesses across our state that employ thousands of Alabamians. The Poarch Creek Tribe has fully embraced the idea of working together to strengthen the community as a whole. Education and workforce development initiatives are a critical part of the continued growth and success of both the Tribe and Alabama, as are health clinics, assisted living facilities, and supporting rural hospitals throughout the state. Chairwoman Bryan’s candor and openness about her own experiences and values was incredibly meaningful and motivating, especially seeing the connections across the state and country that aren’t always visible.

Women and CommunicationEmpowered with Dr. Elizabeth Larson, Graduate Program Director and Communications Professor, Auburn University Women in Economic Development with Trisha Black, Assistant State Coordinator, Main Street Alabama; Brenda Dennis, Executive Director, Millbrook Chamber of Commerce; and Keiauna White, Owner, Be-YOU-tiful Boutique

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Life Before, During, and After a Pandemic with Tandrea S. Elmore, MS, LPC, NCC, New Vision Counseling Center and Owner & Founder, Project 2 Uplift, Inc.

Family Wellness with Lee McMichael, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Pike Road Counseling; Mentors: How to Find One, How to Be One with Ronda Cherry-Smoke, Customer Service Manager, Alabama Power Company, and Catina Pickett, Development Director, Brantwood Children’s Home.

Each session was repeated during the afternoon, so attendees were able to choose two that fit their needs. Feedback on all of the sessions was fantastic!Forvirtual attendees, there were three breakout sessions available:

Rebranding Yourself, Your Career with Sabrina Crowder, Director of Career Services, Alabama State University.Thevirtual sessions were also available to in-person attendees following the summit.

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Women and Finance with Amanda Senn, Chief Deputy Director, Alabama Securities Commission

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Developing the potential of women is a key part of the mission of the Junior League of Montgomery, and the Women’s Leadership Summit helps with that. The EmpowHERment Scholarship is funded entirely through the Women’s Leadership Summit. Through this event and scholarship, the Junior League of Montgomery has provided more than $8,000 to women in our community to help them pursue

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For the last session of the day, WSFA’s Bethany Davis moderated a panel on Leadership.IntergenerationalPanelistsincluded

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their dreams and passions. This year, the committee was excited to award two scholarships that will help fund initiatives to make a difference in our community. Navaeh Perryman was awarded a scholarship for her program Confidently Winning, a project to highlight the inner and outer beauty of women through a campaign to provide makeovers, photo shoots, and social media spotlights, in which each woman will provide a response to the question, “What makes you a winner?” The second scholarship was awarded to Tira Judkins to support her program Artworkz Recovery Community, which will create a safe place for those in substance abuse recovery to express themselves freely through various forms of creative art, allowing a non-traditional recovery path to help develop self-awareness and coping skills while providing selffulfillment and hope.

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Brooks, Chief of Staff and Culture, Southern Poverty Law Center; Charity Glover, Student Leader, Alabama State University; Lily Nizam, Physician Assistant and Owner, Alabama Surgical Arts; and Lara Wilson, Chief Officer of Communications and Engagement, Montgomery Chamber of Commerce. For the first time in history, the workforce has as many as five generations represented, and these women did a phenomenal job of identifying and addressing some of the differences, challenges and opportunities created by this new dynamic.Women’s

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different way that together, we can do more and achieve more. She hoped that everyone in attendance had a chance to meet other women who share their drive, values or interests, and was able to connect with someone to help build their own “together.” She ended with a quote from Serena Williams, which she felt summed up being a part of the Junior League of Montgomery and the importance of Together We Are: “The success of every woman should be an inspiration to another. We should raise each other up. Make sure you are very courageous: be strong, be extremely kind, and above all, be humble,” Heather reminded attendees that together, we are going to be the difference and the change in our families and our communities.TheWomen’s

Leadership Summit would not be possible without the support of our sponsors throughout the community. Thank you to Presenting Sponsors: Montgomery County Commissioner Ronda Walker and Wind Creek Hotel and Casino; Gold Sponsor: Jackson Hospital and Clinic; Silver Sponsor: Valley Bank; Bronze Sponsors: Montgomery Coca-Cola Bottling Company; River Region

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Dermatology and Laser; WSFA-12 News; and Baptist Health; Table Sponsors: Answered Prayer and The Wise Family; Partners The Alabama Women’s Foundation; Aldridge Borden; and MAX Credit Union; and In-Kind Supporters: Kendra Scott; Krispy Kreme Donuts, U.S. Foods; and RosemontPlanningGardens.isalready

underway for another amazing Women’s Leadership Summit in 2023, so make plans now to join us next year for another day of sharing, learning and togetherness!

Sustainer Luncheon

Past President/President-Elect Ashley White gave an overview of current recruitment activities for

n April 19, 2022, JLM Sustainers met at Wynlakes Country Club for their annual spring luncheon. It was a wonderfully joyous occasion as the sustainers had not had their annual luncheon since spring 2019! More than sixty sustainers filled the room with happy chatter, making up for lost time.

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reviewed the 2021-2022 league year. Additionally, President Styles drew two names randomly to win bracelets from Market 1926. Sustainers Lynn Beshear and Judy Rigdon were elated as their names were called.

Jenny Thiessen, the sustainer coordinator, worked tirelessly to ensure everything went smoothly. A beautiful tablescape of fresh spring flowers was adorned with a beautiful plating of a true Southern luncheon: chicken salad with fresh fruit and iced tea…yum! Cheesecake with fresh strawberries was served while President Marie Wise Styles

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the upcoming 2022 provisional year. President-Elect White also discussed getting back into “the swing of things” for the 2022-2023 league year with inperson activities, a “back to normal” Holiday Market and many other fun events!Special

can’t wait for the 2022-2023 league year and many more sustainer activities!

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Teamwork makes the dreamwork! What a wonderful year of learning coordinated by the creative, innovative group of ladies on the committee. Their contributions were valuable, and these training sessions could not have happened without them. We hope everyone enjoyed this year’s trainings and workshops!

Education and Training Committee continued the year with more interesting and exciting sessions!

The topics varied from how to stay up to date on being active and involved citizens in our community,

to focusing on self-care and caring for others. Several hands-on workshops were offered to keep us in the loop of current trends in crafting and decorating along with learning about colored stones and diamonds.

We provided opportunities to learn ways to continue to enhance our personal growth and knowledge.

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We had speakers who shared the importance of planning and organizing whether it be space in our homes or for the future.

We also had a fun night of DIY decorating and created some lovely deco mesh wreaths.

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Ishman, Montgomery County Circuit Clerk, shared information on the upcoming elections and how to vote absentee in Montgomery County.

We visited Cronier’s Jewelry to learn about diamonds and how to make the perfect purchase.

WHAT YOU WANT TO BE WHEN YOU GROW UP MAY CHANGE OVER TIME, BUT PROTECTING YOUR HEALTH ALWAYS MATTERS.

CandyceFebruary‘Ce’ Anderson, licensed therapist and founder of Revita Therapy and Wellness presented a virtual session to discuss the dynamics of the five love languages.

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TheMarchteam at the Infusion Wellness Center shared the benefits of vitamin infusion and how to experience the overall sense of being, stress relief and immune support. Owner, Megan Bronson, of Stacked and Stored gave us tips on how to organize and declutter and how to create a functional space that works for us in our home.

During a 30- minute virtual presentation seminar, Dr. Raggio showcased live demonstrations on “Botox and Filler for the Modern Woman.”

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Hails from AARP Alabama shared the resources available to guide you in the process of caring for loved ones, during a ZOOM presentation.

Basic knowledge of Estate Planning for Women was presented by April Wise, Partner at Balch and Bingham, LLP at the new Montgomery Visitor Center.

Najuana Robinson initially joined the Junior League in Lexington, Kentucky and just recently transferred to the Montgomery league from San Antonio, Texas. Originally from Montgomery, she and her family decided to move back home after 22 years following her husband’s retirement from Active Duty.

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Reosha Bush Smith is a transfer from the Junior League of Atlanta. Since 2005, Reosha has worked in the field of education. She served as High School Social Studies Teacher, Testing Coordinator, and Instructional Coach. She is currently the Program Coordinator for Morehouse Upward Bound Phoenix Academy. She is also the Parliamentarian for Goal Setters, the chapter representative to the National Panhellenic Council of Greater Atlanta and Historian for Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., Epsilon Zeta Chapter, a member of Omicron Delta Kappa, Kappa Delta Pi, Pi Lambda Theta, and of course, Junior League member! Most importantly, she is the mother of a wonderful young lady named Autumn.

Heather was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2021 and urges everyone to “get your mammograms, ladies”! She is starting to get some of her energy back and is excited to meet new people.

Heather Wadland and her family relocated from Salt Lake City to Montgomery last fall. They have an eleven year old son and what feels like a small zoo at their home. Heather grew up in San Antonio but has lived in New Orleans, Houston, Tallahassee, West Virginia, Seattle and Dublin, Ireland.

Over the years she has been an active volunteer at her son’s school (teachers are her heroes) as well as a mentor for Hand to Hold, an organization that matches moms with a child in the NICU with moms who have been through similar NICU experiences. Heather has always been passionate about helping her community and is a big believer that we can always find connection with others by sharing our story.

Michelle Brunke joins JLM as a transfer from Junior League of Athens, where she was active in committee leadership and most recently served as the Executive Vice President (2021). Born and raised in Salt Lake City, Michelle traveled the world after college working in Spain, Turkey and The Netherlands before becoming a military spouse and joining her husband for assignments all over the southern United States. Most recently, they were in Athens, Georgia where Michelle earned a master’s in social work from the University of Georgia (Go Dawgs!) and expanded their family - a daughter, Iris, in 2019 and a son, Anthony, right when the family arrived in Montgomery in December! Michelle looks forward to being a part of the League in Montgomery where she was a provisional in 2018, and to making new friends and worthwhile connections while serving the community.

Transfer Spotlight

WELCOME TO JLM, NAJUANA AND THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE!

WELCOME TO THE LEAGUE, REOSHA!

WELCOME TO THE JUNIOR LEAGUE OF MONTGOMERY, KATY!

WELCOME TO THE LEAGUE, HEATHER!

Katy Cook just moved to the Montgomery area with her husband, five year old son and three year old daughter. Katy is transferring to our league from the Junior League of Tuscaloosa. She loves her career as a supply chain engineer. When she’s not working, she loves reading and spending time outdoors with her family. She is excited to join the like-minded women of the league and get to know the Montgomery community!

She cherishes being in the League because it affords her a meaningful opportunity to be active within the community. Najuana is excited to serve in her hometown league and is looking forward to meeting new people and cultivating lifelong friendships.

WELCOME BACK TO JLM, MICHELLE!

Najuana is married to Darell and mother to Indi. She is an Army Veteran who served 10 years as a Military Intelligence officer. She currently works for the Department of Veteran Affairs in service to Central Alabama Veterans as a mental health social worker/counselor. She loves to travel to new places and experience different cultures and enjoys music, baking and reading.

Human Trafficking Placement: Spreading Awareness

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This is the League’s second year having Human Trafficking as a placement.Ourcommittee fostered relationships with and received training from vital law enforcement agencies which will help us in our endeavor to combat human trafficking in our community.

awareness to the community. Our committee also received a three-part training by the Alabama Attorney General’s Office for Anti-Human Trafficking Alliance.

The Junior League of Montgomery will continue to strive to bring awareness to our community and help us to better impact the lives of those who are most susceptible or those who have fallen prey to this heinous crime.

Our committee members learned vital information on human trafficking in our area from guest speakers with the Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office. The speakers not only provided a wealth of first-hand knowledge, but they also presented ways to help the League bring

None of us can afford to overlook human trafficking and eliminating it requires all hands on deck. A crime that once plagued only third-world countries has now entered our own back yard. We can choose to watch from the sidelines as this crime

continues to invade our territory and destroy the lives of innocent victims; or we can join those who are on the frontlines of this issue to make a difference.

By LaTricia Jones, Human Trafficking committee chair

There are surroundingmisconceptionsmanythe topic of human trafficking. One misconception is that human trafficking is not happening in our community. Not only is it happening in Montgomery, but there are “sex trafficking hubs” that have been identified within the city. In the state of Alabama, human trafficking is defined as knowingly subjecting another person to labor or sexual servitude using coercion or deception. Anyone is susceptible, but women and children are most targeted.

▪ Do they have to ask permission to eat, sleep, or go to the bathroom?

▪ Victims may be forced to sell drugs, magazines, etc. on the street.

▪ Are they being forced to do something they don’t want to do?

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▪ Are there inconsistencies in the victim’s story?

▪ Victims may have signs of psychological trauma such as: severe anxiety, depression, suicidal thoughts, Stockholm’s Syndrome, panic attacks, submissive ness, and/or no emotion at all (flat effect).

▪ Victims may have signs of “branding” by their traffickers, such as tattoos of the trafficker’s name, dollar signs ($’s), or “Daddy’s Girl”.

▪ Conversations with victims may seem very scripted, inconsistent, or vague.

▪ Victims may lie about their age or have a false ID.

Human Trafficking Red Flags

▪ Victims may refer to their trafficker as their “boyfriend”.

▪ Victims may have a lack of knowledge about where they are or why.

▪ Victims typically do not have control over personal identification documents. These documents may be in the control of the trafficker.

▪ Is the person allowed to be alone?

▪ Has the person been physically and/or sexually abused?

▪ Where does the victim sleep and eat?

▪ Is the victim dressed inappropriately for their age? (i.e., sexy or suggestive clothing on a young person).

For the General Public

Source: www.polarisproject.org, www.hhs.gov, and New Jersey Human Trafficking Task Force.

▪ Victims may not admit they are victims and may not ask for help.

▪ A potential victim typically has someone with them at all times. This person seems very controlling and tries to speak for the victim.

▪ Victims may exhibit signs of physical abuse such as: bruises, broken bones, cuts, burns, scars, and/or malnourishment.

▪ Victims may appear afraid/nervous and may not make eye contact.

▪ Does the person appear to have been threatened?

Questions to ask yourself to determine if someone might be a victim: Alabama Human Trafficking Task Force www-ENDITALABAMA.org If you need help, call 1-888-373-7888 or 1-800-991-0948. If you come in contact with anyone exhibiting one or more of the following indicators, they may be a victim of human trafficking:

The HAW5 Foundation was formed to keep alive the energetic fun-loving spirit of Henry A Wise V. Henry was a fine young man who was very genuine and had a great attitude towards life. He was always smiling and singing, in a great mood, and never wasted a minute of the day.  Henry was known as someone who included everyone. He was a popular and talented athlete with a strong inner faith and connection to Christ which allowed him to live with such a free spirit. He once said while out fishing with friends on Mobile Bay that “We live a pretty Incredible life”. This life included 16 years at Bayside Academy and attending camps like JH Ranch and Young Life - just a few of the important, impactful places that shaped Hen ry’s spirit during his short life.

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The HAW5 Foundation funds scholarships to all of the above orga nizations. 100% of the donations are gifted back to people in need. The HAW5 board consist of parents, siblings, friends, and a student who received the HAW5 scholarship. The scholarship allows that same student to match the contribution and make his or her own donation to a cause of their choice.  The foundation will also al ways continue to support emergency and first response teams who in Henry’s case went over and beyond expectations in their search. We will forever be grateful to those men and women.  We promise as advocates for HAW5 to help others however we can to live an incredible life as Henry did.

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