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Junior League of High Point members show off their volunteer pride during the 90 Hours for 90 Years volunteer-a-thon.
THE JUNIOR LEAGUE
OF HIGH POINT, INC.
Celebrating Our Past, Inspiring Our Future
VOLUME 33, NUMBER 1
President’s Message This has been an exciting few months, and I couldn’t be more grateful to our members for all that they have done to support our League and our community! I hope that you are as proud as I am of our many accomplishments during the first half of the 2018-2019 League year. I am delighted to report that our membership, fundraising, communication, and community impact initiatives are all thriving. Not only did we honor our 90th anniversary with a unique and creative 90-hour service project, but we have also been busy completing our signature Community Impact initiatives and forging new partnerships that help us meet the needs of women and children in our community. In just the past six months, the Junior League of High Point has: • Completed over 800 hours of community service • Partnered with over two dozen community organizations including the American Red Cross, Bobby Labonte Foundation, Business High Point, Cover the City Project, Girl Scouts, GoFar, Good Friends of High Point, Habitat for Humanity, Hartley Drive Family YMCA, High Point Public Library, High Point Museum, High Point Preservation Society, High Point Theatre, High Point University, Miss High Point Scholarship Pageant, Montlieu Academy of Technology, Open Door Ministries, Project Linus, Project Outreach, Salvation Army, String and Splinter, Triad Health Project, Uptowne High Point, Women in Motion, and YWCA • Carried out three of our signature Community Impact projects including the Crock-pot Cooking Class, Dinner with the League, and making Baby Basics Care-Packages As Margaret Mead said, “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world.” As members of the Junior League of High Point we are living proof of this sentiment. It is my belief that our efforts this League year have honored the legacy of the women who came before us, and it is my hope that our work will inspire the next generation of community leaders.
Sadie Leder Elder President, 2018-2019
ENG AGE Community Advisors Meeting The JLHP Board of Directors met with our Community Advisors to discuss our 2018-2019 vision and goals. We are grateful for the time and support of these wonderful individuals in our community! Our wonderful Community Advisors: (L-R) Aaron Clinard, Heidi Majors, Barbara Frye, Jeff Horney, Monica Peters, Gary Simon, Penn Wood, Mary Bogest, and Mena Parrish (not pictured: Beachy Allen, Joe Blosser, Dorothy Darr, Barry Kitley, and Beth Koonce)
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ENG AGE Women in Motion - GWEN Series This Fall, the JLHP partnered with Women in Motion of High Point to help plan and present the community-wide version of the GWEN (Gathering Women for Educating and Nurturing) program. This series of workshops focused on personal wellness, professional development and negotiation & communication. Past JLHP Presidents Edith Brady and Beth Earnst were instructors in this program and our current President, Sadie Leder Elder, led a session this fall at the YMCA in Jamestown.
Kid Zone at the Bobby Labonte Charity Bike Ride The JLHP proudly organized and volunteered for the Kid Zone at the community celebration on September 8th that included the Bobby Labonte Charity Bike Ride, Heart & Sole Race and Hi-Fest. Thank you to all the members and community friends who volunteered and made this a great day for the kids! Front (L-R): Laura Johnston, Amanda LeFever, Rebecca McCarter Back (L-R): Zafeira Paradis, Sadie Leder Elder, Erin Randall
General Membership Meetings This League year, the revamped General Membership Meetings (GMMs) feature a snack and social hour followed by an exciting meeting full of JLHP updates, training and a service project. Our October GMM was sponsored by Jeff Benfield, pictured here with JLHP members Carissa Osborne and Deana Kelly. Our meeting featured a compelling discussion with the Mental Health Associates of the Triad (MHA). JLHP members donated yarn to support the “Close Knit Knitting Group” and “Stitches With Love” support groups at the Hayworth Cancer Center. January 2019 Newssheet
Rotary Club JLHP President, Sadie Leder Elder, met with the Rotary Club of High Point to speak about our organization’s legacy of service to High Point and our 2018-2019 initiatives.
IMPACT Crock-Pot Cooking Class at YWCA JLHP hosted their third annual Crock-Pot Cooking Class for participants of the High Point YWCA Adolescent Parenting Program on Saturday, October 20th. The event included a tutorial on healthy eating and a demonstration on how to use a Crock-Pot to provide affordable, nutritious and hearty meals for a family. Each member of the YWCA Adolescent Parenting Program received her own Crock-Pot along with several non-perishable ingredients and kitchen tools. The Crock-Pots provided at this event were funded by a generous grant from Good Friends of High Point. The JLHP hopes to empower these young women to provide their children with healthy meals as they balance the competing demands of family, work and/or school. This initiative Front (L-R): Hannah Weant, Lyall Moore, Rachel Cusick, Amy Robinson, directly aligns with our mission of supporting and Judy Sweger, Zafeira Paradis; Back (L-R): Melina Antoniou-Davis, empowering women in our community. Grace Lackey, Elizabeth Lynch, Lane Butler, Alison Kelly
Dinner with the League at the Salvation Army Center of Hope Dinner with the League provides the opportunity to prepare and share a hearty, home-cooked meal with homeless individuals in our community. The dinner is designed to provide nourishment and encouragement for the families who reside at local shelters as they work to put their lives back on track. This year, as part of our 90-hour volunteera-thon, we partnered with the Salvation Army Center of Hope in High Point to provide a Thanksgiving dinner for their 60 residents.
Two HPU students, Stephanie Young, Marilyn Nowell, Amy Robinson, Zafeira Paradis, Amanda LeFever, Sadie Leder Elder, and Lyall Moore help with serving dinner.
Baby Basics Care Packages for the YWCA Baby Basics Closet In 2018, Junior League of High Point members donated, assembled and delivered over 300 baby care packages to the Baby Basics Closet at the High Point YWCA. The YWCA Baby Basics Closet is part of the YWCA's Womenâ€™s Resource Center which supports women and families by providing a range of services to meet their needs and help them achieve their personal and professional goals. During our 90-hour volunteer-athon, 215 packages filled with important necessities such as baby wipes, diaper rash cream, baby soap, lotion and more were assembled. PAGE 4
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IMPACT 90-Hour Volunteer-a-thon This Fall, we commemorated our 90th anniversary year by giving back to our community in a big way. The JLHP’s 90 Hours for 90 Years Volunteer-a-thon was a service project designed to honor the League’s ninety year legacy of service to High Point with ninety consecutive hours of signature projects and partnerships to aid and assist our community. Starting Thursday, November 8th and continuing through Monday, November 12th, members, alongside friends, family and community partners, participated in service opportunities that aligned with and supported our mission to improve the health, education, and welfare of women and children. Some of the community partners that participated in our 90 Hours for 90 Years Volunteer-a-thon include the American Red Cross, the High Point Public Library, the High Point YWCA, Girl Scouts of the Piedmont, Project Linus, Cover the City Project, High Point Theatre, GoFar, Miss High Point Scholarship Pageant, Montlieu Academy of Technology, High Point University, Salvation Army, High Point Museum, String and Splinter and Open Door Ministries. Across nearly four straight days and nights, we worked on 19 community projects, including our own Dinner with the League and Baby Basics initiatives. Some of our accomplishments include: • 800 community service hours completed • 75% participation by Active members • 2,000 meals packed with Project Outreach • 215 Baby Basics care packages created and delivered to the YWCA • Over 100 meals served to the homeless in our community with the Salvation Army’s Center of Hope Family Shelter and Open Door Ministries’ Father’s Table • 40 children’s books recorded for a virtual story time for the High Point Public Library • 24 blankets made (675 square feet of warmth) for Cover the City Project and Project Linus • 22 pints of blood donated (up to 66 lives saved) to the American Red Cross • 2 Girl Scout badges earned with the assistance of Miss High Point • Countless people helped!
January 2019 Newssheet
SUPPORT 12th Annual Poinsettia Fundraiser This fall we ushered in the holiday season with our 12th annual poinsettia fundraiser! These beautiful plants adorn many local businesses and homes. This year we provided the opportunity for members, family and friends to purchase plants and have them donated to Hospice Home of High Point. Thank you to the Fall Fundraiser Committee and all League members for their hard work on this year’s poinsettia fundraiser. We had a very successful fundraiser and all proceeds will go to supporting the JLHP Mission. JLHP Members Tracy Dixon and Sadie Leder Elder with one of the beautiful poinsettias from our fundraiser.
Holiday Toy Drive and 5 Before the Feast
Liz Moore, Laura Johnston, Lane Butler, Carter Chaney, Hannah Weant, Beth Earnst and Alison Kelly
The JLHP partnered with the Hartley Drive YMCA to support the first ever Toy Drive in conjunction with the 5 Before the Feast event that occurred on Thanksgiving, November 22nd. Junior League members donated toys and their time as members served as volunteers at the 5 Before the Feast fun-run and 5K on Thanksgiving morning. More than 175 toys were donated/collected. What a wonderful opportunity to make the holiday season brighter for children in need right here in our community!
Our Legacy Investors As you know, both League and community members have been extremely generous in their support of our Mary Strickland Froelich Headquarters - The Briles House. Countless gifts and donations have allowed us to enjoy the use of a beautifully restored, century-old home and we are closer than ever to having our Uptowne High Point treasure paid off. This League year we began the Legacy Investor initiative with the goal of eliminating the remaining debt on our beloved headquarters. This initiative seeks to identify twenty-five individuals/families that will each pledge $10,000 directly towards our mortgage so that we can focus all of our efforts on program creation and community impact. The individuals listed below have each generously committed a gift to help ensure a solid future for the Junior League of High Point. For more information about the Legacy Investor initiative, please contact Sadie Leder Elder.
Jim and Ann Morgan • Jordan Washburn • Wil and Sadie Elder PAGE 6
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SUPPORT Save the date! Trucks, Taps, and Tunes April 27, 2019 â€˘ High Point, North Carolina More details coming soon!
We would like to thank all of the following sponsors for their support of our 90 Hour Volunteer-A-Thon.
& Jeff Fuller
& Wil Elder
January 2019 Newssheet
JLHP League Historians 2018 - 2019 Past JLHP Presidents Emily Thiel, Beth Earnst and Edith Brady have volunteered as League Historians this year to sort and organize the Leagues' historical documents. While preparing for the 90th anniversary celebrations in February 2018, Emily and Beth realized that many past news-sheets, magazines and photo albums were stored in the Blue Room at the Briles House, however, there were duplicates of recent publications in numerous locations. The group 'pinky-swore' at our Annual Dinner in May to clean up the Blue Room, sort through materials and organize documents by date to make searching easier in the future. The team is making progress with inventorying the numerous documents our organization has and organizing an archive in the fire-proof safes, while keeping available copies for members to access on the bookshelves in the Blue Room. If you have any questions, please reach out to our League Historians.
A special thank you to Black Dog Studio and Hazel Kuehn Photography who donated their time and talent to help us document our 90 Hour Volunteer-A-Thon. We are so grateful for the many beautiful photos! PAGE 7
PARTICIPATE The JLHP New Member Class This year, our new member class project focuses on the Little Black Dress Initiative. This awareness campaign seeks to increase knowledge around the limits poverty can play on choices of expression and opportunities for employment. We will kick-off our little black dress initiative on March 8th which is International Women's Day! JLHP members will wear the same dress for one week to raise awareness, encourage discussion and gain insight into the lives of women in our community who have few resources, such as interview and work clothes, needed to enter the employment process and to remain at work.
The Junior League of High Point New Member Class Front (L-R): Hannah Holcomb, Rachel Cusick, Lauren Bott, Makeba Gregg Middle (L-R): Alexandra Oâ€™Hare, Mary Ragan, Molly Ragan, Tori Blanton Back (L-R): Megan Varner, Meredith Wansley, Stephanie Young, Quineese Huntley, Katie Barnes Not pictured: Felicia Yarboro, Alexis King
Save The Date! March 14th is the second annual Common Threads event at Theatre Art Galleries Molly Harris, Kelly Kimball, and Emily Davis
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PARTICIPATE Sustainer Update On Tuesday, October 2nd, the Sustaining Members of the Junior League of High Point celebrated the beginning of a new League year with our Annual Sustainer Luncheon held at High Point Country Club. Current President, Sadie Leder Elder, updated the Sustainers on the League and all the exciting upcoming events, including the 90 hours of volunteering to celebrate our League’s ninety year legacy of service to the High Point community. In other exciting news from the Sustainer Board, all Sustainers were invited to decorate the Briles House for Christmas and enjoyed our fellowship with family and friends of the League during our hanging of the greens! Thank you to all who came out and joined us. During the Holiday Stroll, the Sustainers hosted a Bake Sale and in January, will host our “Souper Sale.” The Sustainers always enjoy the Holiday Social to meet up with old friends and new to celebrate the season. Looking forward to the spring, the Sustainers will be hosting our Annual Provisional Tea and meeting our future leaders in the Junior League of High Point. We hope to see you all there! In closing, as always, your Sustainer Board welcomes your ideas and suggestions as we continue to support the Active members in our League and provide them funding to keep our League strong in the community of High Point. We appreciate all you do for our League and look forward to celebrating our 91st year as a League with you. Cindy Armfield Sustainer Board President, 2018-19
New Member Class Committee
Misty Roberts and the entire Poinsettia Fundraiser Team
Alison Kelly and Lane Butler
Donna Cumby, Amy Cooper-Cline, and Sharon Maney (not pictured)
Correction from 2017-2018 Highlights Magazine Cindy Armfield was mistakenly left off the donations section in our HighLights magazine Summer 2018. Thank you for the beautiful floral arrangements donated for our 90th anniversary celebrations. We apologize for this oversight. We appreciate all the donations and support we have received from Provisional, Active and Sustaining members as we celebrated 90 years of the JLHP. January 2019 Newssheet
CELEBR ATE Welcome Back Party We kicked off our 2018-2019 League year with a Welcome-back Party at the Briles House. This event provides an opportunity for new members, actives and sustainers to meet and mingle as we gear up for another busy and exciting League year. Special guest, Shane Key, provided music for our event! Thank you to our Membership committee who planned and hosted this fun event.
Cindy Armfield, Holly Davis and Sadie Leder Elder
Carissa Osborne, Deana Kelly, Grace Lackey, Hannah Weant, Carter Chaney and Amy Cooper-Cline Erin Randall, Kate Roberts, Grace Lackey, Taylor Travers, Tori Blanton, Scotti Teschke, and Lauren Bott
Holiday Social Our annual Holiday Social was held at the Briles House on December 18th. Thank you to all the members who attended and to our Membership committee who planned and hosted the event. We hope you had a wonderful Holiday! Cindy Jarrell and Sadie Leder Elder A fun photo booth at our Holiday social! Back (L-R): Sadie Leder Elder, Heather Rouse, Amanda LeFever, Scotti Teschke Front (L-R): Ericka Best-Hunt and Cindy Jarrell
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CELEBR ATE 90 Hour Volunteer-a-thon Kick Off Party We kicked off our 90 hour volunteer-a-thon by inviting all League members, community partners and family and friends to a special event at the Briles House. Thank you to the committee who planned and hosted this fun event to kick off our exciting weekend of service!
Sadie Leder Elder, Hannah Weant, Holly Davis, Heidi Poth, Beth Earnst, Donna Cumby, and Emily Thiel
Alisha Boger and Holly Davis
A Look Ahead to Spring 2019 JANUARY 8th
General Membership Meeting including Placement Fair and training from Family Service of the Piedmont
Dine out with JLHP at Giannos! 28th and (a portion of sales is donated 29th to the JLHP)
Small Group Meetings for GMM
Kids in the Kitchen
General Membership Meeting at the High Point Museum with training by Edith Brady Trucks, Taps, & Tunes Spring Fundraiser Event
Annual Dinner at High Point Country Club
Preservation House tours with local elementary school students
Little Black Dress Initiative week-long awareness campaign begins
General Membership Meeting with training from High Pointâ€™s Carousel Theater
Common Threads: A Little Black Dress Initiative event at Theatre Art Galleries
January 2019 Newssheet
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JUNIOR LEAGUE OF
HIGH POINT 1103 North Main Street High Point, NC 27262
The Junior League of High Point, Inc. Founded in 1928 1103 N. Main Street High Point, North Carolina 27262 Phone: (336) 889-5479 • Fax: (336) 889-8508 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org • Website: www.jlhp.org Offices Hours: Monday-Friday 9am-1pm 2018-2019 Junior League of High Point Board of Directors (L-R) Heather Rouse, Liz Moore, Tracy Dixon, Rebecca McCarter, Marilyn Nowell, Sadie Leder Elder Not Pictured: Hannah Weant, Cindy Jarrell
Mission Statement The Junior League of High Point, Inc. is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women, and improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable.
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