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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 - info@jlhp.org Website - www.jlhp.org

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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Letter from the Editor

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Letter from the President

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Letter from the President-Elect

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2016-2017 Board of Directors

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Cookbook

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Community Impact

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This Place Matters

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Community Advisors

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Membership

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Designer Showhouse

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Sustainers

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Placements 2016-2017

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JLHP Memories


Letter from the Editor Cari DeLille

Welcome to the 2016 Junior League of High Point (JLHP) Highlights magazine. As the PR/Communications Chair this year it has been my privilege to help spread the word about this fantastic organization. It has been a rewarding experience that has allowed me to grow both personally and professionally. The 2015-2016 League year has been very exciting with our many community service projects, expanded training opportunities, and wonderful events, we have accomplished so much this year! As the JLHP continues to grow and evolve as an organization, I am reminded of a quote from Walt Disney, “We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we’re curious, and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.” Our curiosity, initiative, and leadership will help us expand as League and improve the High Point community through a wide variety of projects and activities. I am excited for the 2016-2017 JLHP year and all our future endeavors. In closing, I would like to thank Carol Young, our Sustainer Advisor, for all of her insight and encouragement this year. I would also like to thank the members of the PR/Communications Committee, Joann Godwin, Donna Cumby and Jessica Moore for all their hard work and efforts. One more big thank you to Laura Johnston for all her assistance with social media this year! See you in September!

“We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we’re curious, and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.”

Cari DeLille 2015-2016 PR/Communications Chair

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I am honored to have served as President of the Junior League of High Point, Inc. (JLHP) over the past two years. We have made great strides transforming the JLHP over this length of time. The League has grown and retained our membership, strengthened our training curriculum, given back to the community in areas of hunger and education, and produced fabulous fundraisers that supported and grew our mission. Through our Showhouse we created a buzz about High Point and our Junior League that reached beyond our city and state borders, shining a positive light on our organization and our community!

Letter from the President Mary Powell Y. DeLille

Presidency is hard work! Leadership takes a lot of time, patience, knowledge of the organization, and working as a group (which can be sometimes hard to do)! Working side by side with other zealous women is extremely inspiring. Positive and constructive insight can both move mountains and gain trust. I know that nothing is impossible if you can envision it and you believe in it. The rest will surely fall in place. I will take all the knowledge and experience I gained from this position and use it to grow as a person and as well as a volunteer. Some may not realize this, but the JLHP is an organization run by volunteers. Everything we accomplish, everything we do, is by the hands of a volunteer who is passionate about making a difference. In my eyes, this makes us an even more impressive organization! I would not have been able to lead as President without the training I received as a JLHP member throughout the years. Being able to attend national League conferences, hands-on training in placements, League training sessions, along with advice sought from our Sustainer members has prepared me to run a League of over 300 members and chart a course for its future. The Junior League of High Point developed the potential of this woman to improve my community, something that I will cherish forever!

Mary Powell Y. DeLille President, 2014-2016

Thank You to Our 2015-2016 Board of Directors

Mary Powell DeLille Lauren Picha Heather Watson Emily Thiel Sadie Leder Elder Allison Almond Elizabeth Lynch Kay Anderson

President President-Elect Executive Vice President Treasurer Recording Secretary Recording Secretary Board Member-at-Large Sustainer Advisor

“Volunteers are just ordinary people with extraordinary hearts. They offer the gift of their time to teach, to listen, to help, to inspire, to build, to grow, to learn. They expect no pay, yet the value of their work knows no limit. They’ve known the unexpected joy of a simple hug. They’ve planted tiny seeds of love in countless lives. Volunteers are just ordinary people who reach out and take a hand and together make a difference that lasts a lifetime.” UNKNOWN

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Letter from the President-Elect Lauren Picha

It is an exciting time for the Junior League of High Point! Now in our 88th year, we continue to build upon our accomplishments and our members are more committed than ever to our mission of developing the potential of women, promoting voluntarism and improving our community. The longer days of summer and sunshine are welcomed as we transition leadership positions, fill our calendars with events and start the training for our new provisionals. It is with the hard work and dedication of our members that we will make 20162017 a fantastic year for the Junior League of High Point. We will continue to focus our collective energy to expand our Kids in the Kitchen program. This nationwide Junior League initiative will focus on the issue of childhood nutrition by teaching healthy meal and snack options, gardening, and lifestyle changes. We will again partner with Traditional Home to hold another Designer Show House. Keep your eyes and ears open for the announcement of the location for our 2017 Show House! Since training is a huge portion of the Junior League, our member service team will bring us great speakers and opportunities to learn new skills that will help us personally and as we continue to volunteer in the community. We have a lot of work ahead of us, but as Margaret Mead once stated: “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world; indeed it’s the only thing that ever has.” Lauren Picha 2015-2016 President-Elect

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world; indeed it’s the only thing that ever has.” MARGARET MEAD

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Welcome Our

2016-2017 Board of Directors

Lauren Picha President

Emily Thiel President-Elect

Kristen Crowe Secretary

Sadie Leder Elder Executive Vice President

Tara Elliott Nominating Chair

Laura Johnson Board Member

Rebecca McCarter Treasurer

Erin Miller Board Member

Edith Brady Sustainer Advisor, Past President

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Did You Know? According to the USDA, more than 22 million school children are eligible for free or reduced-price meals during the year through the National School Lunch Program, but during the summer, only 1 in 6 of those kids participate in the Summer Food Service Program. Of course, the question of hungry kids in summer is part of a larger problem – hunger in American homes generally. Many nonprofits and advocacy groups are working to address that imbalance, in a wide range of ways. The Junior League of High Point works with local agencies throughout the year to help reduce hunger across our community. Want to help? Visit jlhp.org for more information on how to join our organization. (Credit ALJI.com)


Community Impact Our community impact this past year was focused on our community’s health and wellness. We worked with Out of the Garden to help give back to our community and train our members on where the needs are in our community. Members worked hard on Wednesday evening to pack backpacks for school children who would not have food over the weekend. On Saturdays we helped distribute food with their Mobile Food Pantries to provide healthy fruits, meats, vegetables, and grains to families who cannot afford such items. We also used one of our largest assets, our headquarters at the Briles House, to give back by welcoming the Pictured are our 2015-2016 recipients with Western Regional public to tour during December and in May (in honor of Superintendent, Meg Sheehan; Guilford County Commissioner, National Preservation month). We also hosted multiple Hank Henning; Past GCS Superintendent, Maurice Green; and tours of the Briles House to fourth graders to teach Guilford County Board of Education member, Ed Price. them the importance of historic preservation and how to keep their own family memories alive for generations to come. With this they received their own Preservation Brochure and placemat to help remember what they learned during their time with us. One of the most impactful gifts to our community was re-implementing our Teacher Mini Grants program. On February 1st, The Junior League of High Point awarded $5000 in Teacher Mini Grants to High Point teachers in the public school system at the Junior League Headquarters located in the historic Briles House. Teacher Mini-Grants provide educators with an opportunity to expand upon their traditional lesson plans through the use of grant funds, allowing for unique learning experiences. Applicants request grant money to fund everything from school supplies and books for the classrooms to technology to aid in teaching. The success of the Junior League of High Point Designer Showhouse, which occurred in the spring of 2015, enabled funding for the Teacher Mini-Grant program for the 2015-2016 school year. “We are thrilled to be able to give back to the teachers that give so much to our children. We have been unable to budget for the Mini-Grants for many years, but because of the incredible support and generosity of our community we were able to reinstate the Mini-Grants and make a difference in our schools,” stated Mary Powell DeLille, President of the JLHP.

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Teacher Mini-Grant Recipients

Kelly Poteet................................... Kirkman Park Elementary...............................Nonfiction Books Jamiequay Windbush.................... Andrews High School.....................................Classroom Library Julia Duran................................... Southwest High School...................................Video Recorder for Spanish Heather Wright.............................. Oak View Elementary.....................................Reading Round-up Melissa Harney............................. Kirkman Park Elementary...............................Food Chain Treasure Hunt Wendy Young................................ Union Hill Elem..............................................Microscopic Investigations Lisa Jones.................................... Southwest Elem.............................................Technology Empowerment Eric Jefferies................................. Welborn Middle School...................................Flight Simulators Cynthia Waters.............................. Andrews High School.....................................Come Fly with Me Holly Maness................................ Southwest High School...................................Creating a Creative Corner Chyna Shiver................................. Fairview Elementary.......................................Wiggle to Better Focus Marco Alzamora............................ The Academy at Central.................................Robotics Club Heather Mann............................... Northwood Elementary...................................ArtSmart Jami Adams.................................. Florence Elementary......................................Lighting the Learning Fire Kassida Ross................................ Ferndale Middle School..................................We’ve Got Speed Covered Kylee Silva.................................... Southwest High..............................................Creative Writing/Theatre Fund Susan Long................................... Triangle Lake Montessori................................Fidget to Better Focus Deb Greene.................................. Ferndale Middle School..................................Culture Fair Tricia Conlon................................. Florence Elementary......................................Soaring through Science and Social Studies Pamela Harper.............................. Fairview Elementary.......................................Science Mania Melissa Burrell.............................. Oak View Elementary.....................................St“art”ing a Culturally Relevant Library Sara Culler.................................... Southwest Elementary....................................Single Bongos for Music Classroom Deva Waugh.................................. Oak View Elementary.....................................Cooking Across the Curriculum

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This Place Matters The Briles House has had an exciting year with a multitude of fun and educational activities. In late November, members gathered on a Sunday evening to decorate the house for the Christmas season, just in time for the Uptown High Point Holiday Stroll on December 5th on Main Street. Benjamin Briggs, Executive Director of Preservation Greensboro, provided guided tours of the Briles House for all visitors to enjoy, while League members welcomed guests and manned the cookbook sales table. Our wonderful group of Sustainers successfully sold soup and baked goods during the day, which allowed them to give a generous gift back to the League this year. Throughout the League year, the Briles House committee planned a special Open House day in May, as May is National Preservation Month. The Open House was planned for Saturday, May 14th, which coincided perfectly with a new week-long event in Uptowne High Point, Celebrate the Old North State. The committee also decided to participate in this event by opening the house for self guided tours on the Tuesday of that week. When Saturday, May 14th rolled around, everything was executed flawlessly. Benjamin Briggs once again provided guided tours to our visitors, which are always a big hit. Guests were welcomed with lemonade and cake, cookbooks were sold throughout the day, and children’s activities were set up in the dining room. We joined the national campaign of This place matters through the National Trust for Historic Preservation to celebrate the love we have for the Briles House. This campaign encourages people to celebrate the places that are meaningful to them and their communities. During the winter, the Briles House committee began contacting local 4th grade teachers to schedule a free field trip promoting the importance of preservation. These expenses are covered by a grant received from the High Point Community Foundation. League members prepared lots of ham biscuits,fruit salad, and lemonade, and provided tours and etiquette training to five Northwood Elementary 4th grade classes. The experience proved to be very rewarding for all involved! Overall, the 2015-2016 League year for the Briles House committee was an exciting year, filled with many training and learning opportunities. The committee was able to provide many different events and activities for all ages within our community at various times, while educating on the importance of historic preservation, and we look forward to doing it again in the coming year!

Liz Lynch and Mary Powell DeLille celebrate Preservation Month during our open house at the Briles House#thisplacematters

Heather Rouse Briles House Chair 2015-2016

During our fourth grade tours of the Briles House, students from Northwood Elementary learned about the importance of historic preservation and enjoyed a snack while highlighting table manners and tips on how to preserve their own family history.

Tours of the Briles House were given by Benjamin Briggs, Executive Director at Preservation Greensboro.

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The Junior League of High Point is fortunate to have a Community Advisor Board who assesses and advises our League on community needs and resources, assists in program development, and allows for networking opportunities among other organizations and community members. This group provides a wealth of feedback from an outside perspective, while offering specialized advice and assistance.

Community Advisors

Each Advisor’s unique background, career, relationship with the League, and personal talent helps us to better serve our community as a whole. While acting as ambassadors for the League and advocating on its behalf, we look for our Advisors to increase the League’s visibility, credibility and importance in the community. On behalf of the Junior League of High Point, we would like to thank our 2014-2015 Community Advisors. This Board is an important component of our organization, and we thank you for your continued service! Mrs. Dorothy Darr................................................Southwest Renewal Mr. Tommy Ballard, CPA.......................................Ballard Surratt & Company, P.A. Mr. Aaron Clinard, Attorney at Law........................Clinard Consulting Ms. Barbara Frye, VP Children’s Initiatives............United Way Ms. Beth Koonce, Attorney at Law.........................Roberson Haworth & Reece PLLC Mr. Ray Kuethe, CEP............................................Edward Jones Mr. Penn Wood.....................................................Mary Elliott Wood Foundation Mr. Jason Oliver Nixon..........................................Madcap Cottage

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Membership What a great year we had in Membership! When we think of Membership in the JLHP, we think of fun, laughter, and friendships. We worked hard this year to offer more fun and fellowship to develop not only leadership skills, but true friendships. In the spring we had our calendars full of activities for our Members. Our first ever Junior League Barre-ty was hosted by Active, Melody Emerson. Melody opened Pure Barre in High Point at the first of the year and invited us come in and learn what lift, tuck, burn, shake, repeat really means. In March, we enjoyed spending time with our Sustainers at the Provisional Tea at the home of Susan Culp. Yummy food and plenty of smiles were on hand as our Provisional classes were introduced to our Sustainers. We switched things up in April and got outside to enjoy the weather with our first Member Sip and Stroll. Laurie Tester, Cari DeLille, and Mary Powell DeLille graciously hosted our members as they strolled a 2.5 mile route through the Emerywood neighborhood. Wine and cheese, salsa, and margaritas were on hand at each stop. Nothing like a little reward for exercising! Spring Potential New Member Socials were held at Real Kitchen and Market in March and at the home of new Active, Sharon Maney, in April. Good food and beverages, as well as the company of some great women, is the perfect recipe for a good time! We enjoyed meeting women from our community who have a desire to make High Point at better place. JLHP members Carter Chaney, Ashley Tillery, Hannah Weant and Liz Moore

We gained 15 new Actives this year through our Fall and Spring Provisional Classes. These women arrived with strong leadership skills and a desire to give back to their community. They will be a great addition to the JLHP and successful in their Placements next year. We are so glad to have you! What about the friendships? (Liz Moore and Laura Johnston, on behalf of the entire Membership Committee) From the moment we decided we wanted to join The Junior League, everyone told us we would make lifelong friends. It was something we did not put much weight on until we realized it was true. Working together on the Membership committee has enabled us to grow not only as a committee but more so as friends. If you know someone interested in joining the Junior League of High Point, please contact our office by phone: 336-889-5479 or by email: info@JLHP. org and our Membership Team will be in touch. Laurie Tester Membership Chair 2015-2016

Sustainers Molly Miller, Nancy Ilderton and Mary Lou Brinson

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The Spirit of the League Award 2015-2016 This award is given to an Active member of the Junior League of High Point who has contributed exceptional service through her placement and work in the community. This year we had the honor of bestowing this distinguished award to not one but two outstanding woman who gone beyond the call of duty and exemplify the true spirit of the Junior League. The first recipient of Spirit of The League award was Tara Elliot for her outstanding work. She chaired two major events, the Fall Fundraising Poinsettia Sale and Kids in the Kitchen, all while actively participating on a third committee, Nominating. Tara joined the League in 2012, she was a new mom, a busy wife, and working full time, but wanted to get involved and make a difference in the community. And what a difference she has made, she has jumped in where asked and truly helped in any way! Her commitment to the League is inspiring and we look forward to many more years of leadership from her.

The second recipient of the Spirit of League award is Laurie Tester. This woman has great pride in our League and her smiling face has been present at virtually all League activities this year. She has offered feedback and counsel to other members, which truly embodies our mission of being a training organization. Since she has been in the JLHP, she has served in many roles and committees, including Cookbook, Membership, and Showhouse. Her service spans across many organizations, she has served on TAG, High Point Community Theatre, and currently assists the Out of the Garden project by packing food backpacks for school children. Perhaps the most dedicated role thus far in her League career was when she managed the volunteer shifts for our Showhouse. This “dedication” involved her taking a week off of work just to assure that everyone was trained, prepared, and present. We as a League are grateful to her for her service and grateful for her continued commitment as a Sustainer Advisor in the future.

The Most Active Sustainer Award Article The Most Active Sustainer award is an honor given to a member of the Junior League that is classified as a Sustainer. What is a Sustainer? A member that has fulfilled the requirements of Active membership and now has no obligations other than yearly dues. For many Junior League of High Point members however, transitioning from Active to Sustainer status does not mark the end of their commitment to the League and the community they serve, but rather a “new beginning.” Sustainers often remain actively involved in League work, serving as advisors on Active committees, helping mentor our League’s board, coordinating Sustainer projects, and engaging in fundraising. Kay Anderson has been described by her peers as “smart, a dynamic woman, a leader, and a role model”. She has been an Active member of the Junior League of High Point since 1979, serving on committees such as the original Showhouse in 1980, the Bargain Boutique, HighLights magazine, and many others. She has taken her knowledge and experience to other organizations in High Point such as Girl Scouts, Friends of the Theater, High Point Arts Council, United Way, High Point Public Library Board, and the High Point Historical Society. This year, Kay Anderson “has given herself tirelessly as a source of support and guidance”, leading the Board of Directors By-Laws revision subcommittee, and is a “walking textbook of the Junior League By-Laws, policies, and Roberts Rules of Order”. She has been an invaluable resource and mentor to so many of the women in the Junior League.

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Training women is what we do… Training is part of our mission. The Junior League of High Point is an organization of women committed to developing the potential of women, and improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. This training spreads from national conventions with the Association of Junior Leagues International (AJLI) to training at the local level about our City and where we can best serve to make a difference. Listed below are some of the training highlights that the JLHP has used to help shape our future leaders of our community.

Annual Conference Update I am truly grateful for the opportunity Emily Thiel and I had representing the Junior League of High Point at the annual Association of Junior Leagues International (AJLI) conference. This year’s conference was held from May 12 – 14th in Atlanta, GA, and brought together nearly 1,000 Junior League members from across the United States, Canada, Mexico, and the United Kingdom. The conference was a wonderful learning experience that included business meetings,distinguished guest speakers from within and outside of AJLI, a trip to the National Center for Civil and Human Rights, and numerous training sessions. We attended workshops designed to help us better the JLHP’s marketing and branding strategies, as well as increase membership engagement. From new technology tools, to the incorporation of good old fashioned Southern charm, these sessions taught us to capitalize on the many resources we have in our League to propel us towards our goals. Networking was another invaluable aspect of the conference. We were able to meet and mingle with representatives from the other 11 Leagues housed in the state of North Carolina, including Greensboro, Winston-Salem, Fayetteville, and Raleigh. The conference also allowed for time to get to know members of the “Small Leagues, Big Impact” affinity group. Through discussions with other ladies from Leagues with less than 125 Actives, we were able to collaborate and share best practices for promoting the mission of service in our respective communities. Emily and I look forward to implementing the skills and techniques that we learned to enrich our League, and we are excited to share our newfound knowledge and training with our members. The Junior League is one of the largest and longest running women’s volunteer organizations in the world. We look forward to the many extraordinary service projects and partnerships that await us and to using the knowledge and ideas gained to better serve our community. What an exciting time to be a member! Sadie Leder Elder Recording Secretary 2015-2016

Sadie Leder-Elder and Emily Thiel represent the JLHP at AJLI’s Annual Conference.

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Jackie Moore, Heidi Poth, Lauren Picha, Sadie Leder- Elder, Shea Barnett, Heather Watson, Carol Goodman, Emily Thiel, Mary Powell DeLille and Rebecca McCarter enjoy dinner and training about women in leadership with AJLI At-Large Director, Carol Goodman.

Lauren Picha, Mary Powell DeLille, Rebecca Wesson Darwin, President and CEO of Garden & Gun magazine, and Shea Barnett were fortunate to hear Rebecca speak at the Area III Conference in Charleston, SC

3rd Annual JLHP Trucks & Tunes On Saturday, May 7, the Junior League of High Point held its 3rd Annual Trucks & Tunes event at the Briles House. The new logo was a fabulous addition this year as well as a great band, new to the event, Jaxon Jill. The fundraiser featured two food trucks, Camel City Grill and Food Freaks of NC. Despite a brief spell of rain, a large and lively crowd came out to support the JLHP enjoying great music and incredibly delicious food. This year we opened the JLHP’s beloved headquarters, the Briles House, which attendees could tour to appreciate the beauty and history of a High Point landmark and the importance of historic preservation. The “High Point’s Hot List” Silent Auction was a huge success which showcased talented artists and businesses in High Point.. The Trucks & Tunes event was made possible by the following generous donors, Signature Sponsor: Helen and David Congdon; Platinum Sponsors: Kitty and Earl Congdon and Simon Jewelers; Silver Sponsors: Blakely Financial, Crescent Ford and IMC; Bronze Sponsors: Caryl and Ben Adams, Susan and Rob Culp, Sharon K. Maney, Realtor, Allen Tate Realtor Carol Young, First Bank, Marilyn and Matt Nowell, Bill Black Chevrolet Cadillac, The Harrell Family, Coldwell Banker Realtors Nancy Laney and Moomoo Councill, High Point Friends School, Protection Systems and Randolph Animal Hospital. The JLHP would like to extend our deepest appreciation to them all. Thank you as well to the many gracious Hosts of this fun night!! The JLHP would also like to thank the many local businesses and individuals that gave of their time and services to make the “High Point’s Hot List” Silent Auction a huge success as well as Sir Speedy Printing, Brown Truck Brewery and Real Creations for their support. This year’s Trucks & Tunes event raised $13,602.99, 29.5% over budget!!! A GREAT BIG thank you to ALL who sponsored, supported, and helped make the event a reality. The JLHP hopes all who attended this fun evening of music, food, and friends had a fun night!! The funds raised by the 3rd Annual JLHP Trucks & Tunes event are instrumental in allowing our Junior League to continue its tradition of training women to be more educated and effective volunteers in our community.

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I #volunteer with the JLHP because… Sometimes people ask, why do you volunteer? Why at the Junior League of High Point? There is something special about a volunteer, as stated in the poem in the front of this book and it means something different to everyone. Here are some answers from our Junior League of High Point members of what drives them to give back and why they chose the JLHP.

“To make a positive impact on my community” “To use our individual talents for the greater good” “I love the League and what it represents” “To give back to MY community” “The friendships I’ve made through volunteering” “Meeting smart ‘do-ers’ is always a good thing!” “To meet people in my new community and get involved” “To give back to those in the city where I was born and raised”

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How to Become a Member of the Junior League of High Point Since 1928, the Junior League of High Point, Inc. has empowered women through leadership training and development to positively impact the High Point community. As a member, a woman can expect to gain an awareness of important social issues, build effective communication skills, participate in fundraising efforts and accomplish significant goals through teamwork on a variety of projects. Members also develop strong, enduring friendships through involvement with community projects. The Junior League of High Point, Inc. invites women who are at least twenty-one (21) years of age, with an interest to voluntarism and a commitment to community service. The deadline for membership applications occur in August and in December of each year. You may contact the Junior League of High Point, Inc at 336.889.5479 or info@jlhp.org. You may also visit our website at www.jlhp.org.

2017 Designer Showhouse Designer Showhouse Home Needed We have begun working on our 2017 Spring Designer Showhouse and are so excited about this upcoming event! Currently, we are looking to secure a home to use for the Showhouse. The sooner we can find a home the sooner we can advertise and start asking designers to participate. Ann Maine, editor at Traditional Home, is excited to see what other beautiful home High Point has to offer!

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Sustainers From Merriam Webster comes the definition of sustain, “to provide what is needed for (something or someone) to exist or continue.” Isn’t that what the Sustainers of the Junior League of High Point have been doing over the last 88 years? The Junior League of High Point is so grateful for the continued support of members as they continue to give of their time, talents and treasures even after their Active years. Lifelong friendships are made, new skills are learned, and many women and children in our community continue to benefit by all the projects of our beloved League. It is because of that continued commitment of over 300 women that the Junior League of High Point can stay viable and continue to do many projects in our community for years to come.

Mary Lou Brinson, Mary Powell DeLille and Wanna McAnally. Active members cherish and rely on our Sustainers who laid the foundation of our League in 1928.

Nan Kester, Sarah Kemm and Ginger Lett attend the annual Sustainer’s Luncheon.

A special thank you to our Sustainers for hosting the Fall Sustainer Luncheon, holding a Soup and Bake Sale at the Holiday Stroll, hosting the Sustainer Social to welcome our new Active members, baking beautiful cakes for the Trucks and Tunes fundraiser (Thank you Ann Harris!) and for spending time calling their friends to get them engaged again with our League. A big congratulations goes out to Sustainer, Kay Anderson for being recognized at our Annual Dinner with the Most Active Sustainer Award. Her time spent as Sustainer Advisor to Mary Powell, our President over the last two years, has been invaluable as she worked tirelessly to support the Board and the many challenges the League faced.

And speaking of the Annual Dinner, we were proud to be able to bring back a long-standing tradition of Sustainers making a donation to our League at the end of the year. Due to the overwhelming support and success of our Soup and Bake Sale at the Holiday Stroll, we were able to make a donation to the Junior League of High Point in the amount of $1,000 to help pay off the debt on our beloved Briles House, The Junior League of High Point, Inc. – Mary Strickland Froelich Headquarters. Together, we can make a difference in our community! Next year will bring many wonderful opportunities to get involved in support of the Junior League of High Point as Sustainers. As a member, please consider serving on a committee as an advisor to our Actives; helping out on the Designer Showhouse; assisting with the numerous volunteer opportunities of our League; attending a fundraiser; donating to help pay off the Briles House; making a donation in honor or in memory of someone special… the list goes on and on for ways you can continue to serve the League.

Sustainer fundraiser of Soup and Bake Sale was a success! Ginger Hicks, Anne Harris, Rebecca Atwell and Alisha Boger help with the sale. 20

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I am honored to serve as your Sustainer Board President for one more year and I invite you to contact myself or any Board member with suggestions on how we can continue to serve our League, give back to our community and have fun all at the same time! On behalf of your Sustainer Board, we thank all of our Sustainers as you continue to find ways to support the wonderful Active members of the Junior League of High Point in their quest to enhance our community through voluntarism benefitting so many women and children, by developing the potential of our women and by continuing to improve the community of High Point. Donna Blakely, Sustainer President Cindy Armfield, Sustainer Vice-President Susan Samuel, Sustainer Treasurer Nancy Warburton, Sustainer Secretary Susan Culp, Nancy Laney, Rebecca Atwell and Holly Davis, Sustainer Board Members at Large Julie Samuels Hill, Sustainer Past President

Sustainers Donna Blakely (Past President), Nancy Ilderton and Jo Thompson

JLHP 2015-2016 Super Sustainers Carroll Betzold Miller Susan Culp Margaret B Lewis Rebecca Atwell Alison Collins Susan Samuel Donna Tucker Caryl Adams Kimberly Gay Jane Knight Meredith Covington Lynn Charbonneau Ann Brinson Lynn Jennette Nancy Laney Jeanne Spillers Deborah Irvin Catharine Culp Malia Grimes Martha Tucker Brenda Carr Mariana Qubein

Elizabeth Dasher Nancy Kester Anne Harris Donna Blakely Barbra Lassiter Katherine Phillips Sallie Phillips Helen Congdon Ann Fulton Ann Lynch Linda Chafin Marybeth Grein Elizabeth Finch Paula Lewis Marlene Levering Courtney Best Lore Fariss Dorothy Keever Carolyn Amos Yokley Emilie Rogers Mary Moore Keever Jaclyn Hirschhaut

Karen McNeill Patricia Sams Mary Drummond Kimberly Floyd Nancy Warburton Amanda Magill Elizabeth Earnst Edith Brady Julie Delgaudio Barbara Coughlin Lee Worden Laura McKenzie Amos Virginia Stevens Teresa Bretzmann Laine C Ruehle Judith J Stadler Carol Young Judyth E Hustrulid Deborah F Novak Mary Eliza Smith Duckett Rena R Norcross Erin Sanders

Rebecca Smothers Jane Myers Lavon Boone Dorsay Eichhorn Katherine Montgomery Mary Jarrell Gloria Jackson Monica Peters Jennifer Covington Evelyn Cottam Allison Russell Amy Adams

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Placements 2016-2017 BOARD OF DIRECTORS

DONE IN A DAY/KITK COMMITTEE

Lauren Picha, President Emily Thiel, President-Elect Rebecca McCarter, Treasurer Sadie Leder-Elder, Executive Vice-President Kristen Crowe, Secretary Tara Elliott, Nominating Chair Laura Johnston, Board Member Erin Miller, Board Member Edith Brady*, Sustainer Advisor

Amanda LeFever Liz Morgan Marilyn Nowell Hannah Staley

MANAGEMENT TEAM Sadie Leder-Elder, Executive Vice-President Heidi Poth, Assistant Treasurer Beth Earnst*, Fundraising Team Leader Jackie Moore, Community Impact Team Leader Liz Moore, Membership Team Leader Donna Cumby, Communications Team Leader

FUNDRAISER COMMITTEE Misty Roberts, Chair Erin Miller, Chair Kathryn Harrell Lizzy Holmes Julie Messner

SHOWHOUSE COMMITTEE Laura Johnston, Chair Sharon Maney, Chair Pearce Austin Vicki Brown Beth Burroughs Tracy Dixon Courtney Mendenhall

BRILES HOUSE COMMITTEE Heather Rouse, Chair Heather Alston

TEACHER MINI-GRANTS COMMITTEE Megan Fox, Chair Mary Cullen Bills Tami Williams

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PROVISIONAL COMMITTEE Hannah Weant, Chair Alexandra Apple Lindsay Swaim

MEMBER SERVICES/ EDUCATION & TRAINING COMMITTEE Kristin Wood, Chair Melody Emerson Erin Stewart

PLACEMENT COMMITTEE Liz Lynch, Chair Carter Chaney Laurel Smith

MEDIA COMMITTEE Cari DeLille, Chair Jamie Cumby

COMMUNICATIONS/ PR & EVENTS COMMITTEE Ashley Tillery, Chair Joann Godwin

NEWSLETTER AND MAGAZINE COMMITTEE Mary Powell DeLille*, Chair Brittany Melvin Heather Watson*

NOMINATING COMMITTEE Tara Elliott, Chair Jackie Moore Marilyn Nowell Liz Lynch, Placement Chair Mary Powell DeLille, Past President  *Past President


Donor Recognition Donations Julian and Ann Busby, Past President $250.00

Background on the House The League bought the Briles House in 2002 with funds raised to purchase it and completed the renovations in 2007 when our headquarters were moved into the second-level of the historic home. The house was built in 1907 by Lee and Bertie Briles, an important historical family in the community involved in banking, lumber and gold mining in North Carolina. The house passed down in the Briles family until the death of Miss Ruth Briles, at the age of 86, in early 2002. In Miss Briles’ will she stated her wish would be that a non-profit purchase the home, restore it to the grandeur it once knew and share it with the community as a gathering place. The Junior League of High Point, Inc. has kept alive the idea Miss Briles had for how this house could serve her community. We have preserved the past for future generations to enjoy and walk through a piece of High Point history.

Honorariums and Memorials Mary Jane Lindsay $100.00 to Briles House in honor of her Mother in law Ida Paulette Lindsay The Fenn Family $100.00 To JLHP in honor of Elizabeth Moore C/O HP Comm Foundation Matt & Emily Thiel $200.00 in honor of Lauren Picha President Elect 2016 Donna Blakely, Past President $100.00 to Briles House in honor of Doris Dowsy, Past President and Allison Russell Jeanne Spillers $25.00 in honor of Doris Dowdy, Past President

Rooms and Areas Available for Designation Interior Rooms

Suggested Gift

Exterior Areas

Suggested Gift

Kitchen

$50,000

Area between back of house and storage building

$20,000

Back Hallway

$15,000

Flower bed at back entrance

$10,000

Upstairs Landing

$20,000

Flower bed by side porch - porte cochere

$10,000

Upstairs Balcony

$5,000

Backyard storage building

$10,000

President’s Hallway

$10,000 - $15,000

Gardens, front and back could be considered

Amount dependent on selection

Briles House Named Areas The Dining Room

The Front Parlor

We would like to thank the children of Elizabeth Burton Hutchens (JLHP President 1975-1976) for their $30,000 donation and an anonymous donor for a $20,000 donation to name the front parlor.

The Back Porch

We would like to thank the family of Nancy Lineberger Lyles (JLHP President 1957-1958) for their $50,000 donation. The dining room of the Briles House has been named in her memory.

The Conference Room

The President’s Office

The Upstairs Workroom

The Children’s Room

The Upstairs Meeting Room

We would like to thank the children and grandchildren of Meredith Clark Slane (JLHP President 1942-1944) for their $50,000 donation. The conference room of the Briles House has been named in her memory.

Past Presidents of the Junior League of High Point, Inc. contributed to the restoration of this room, which is named in their honor.

The Front Foyer

We would like to thank David Hayworth for his generous donation of $30,000. The front foyer of the Briles House is named in memory of his sister Margaret Hayworth Dalton (JLHP President 1953-1954).

We would like to thank Mary Long Jarrell, Jennie Jarrell Hayman (President, Junior League of Raleigh 1993-1994 and AJLI Area Director 2000-2002) and Cindy Roberson Jarrell (JLHP President 2008-2009) for their $15,000 donation for the children’s room located on the second floor of the Briles House.

The Music Room

The Front Porch and Porte Cochere

We would like to thank Lillian Agnew Leath (JLHP President 1959-1960) for her $50,000 donation. The music room is given in honor of all Presidents of the Junior League of High Point.

We would like to thank the Mary and Elliot Wood Foundation for their $20,000 donation to memorialize Evelyn Hackney Wood (JLHP President 1980-1981). The back porch is named in her memory. We would like to thank our Past Treasurers: Amanda Picha Coles, Beth Earnst, Ericka Best-Hunt, and Ann Lynch for their $10,000 donation to name the workroom. We would like to thank the Qubein Family for their $10,000 donation to name the meeting room.

We would like to thank the Hayden Harman Foundation for their $50,000 donation to memorialize Jesse Franklin Hayden and Velva Green Hayden. The front porch and porte cochere is named in their memory.

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Famous Junior League Members Numerous Junior League members have become household names through their professional and personal pursuits. Below is just a sampling of famous Junior League women. Shirley Temple Black 1928-2014

Oveta Culp Hobby 1905-1995

Child actress featured in more than 40 films; U.S. Representative to the United Nations (1969-70); U.S. Ambassador to Ghana (1974-76); first woman to serve as White House Chief of Protocol (1976-77) Palo Alto • Mid-Peninsula, CA

First Commander of Women’s Auxiliary Army Corps (1941-45); first U.S. Secretary of Health, Education & Welfare (1953-55) in President Dwight D. Eisenhower’s Administration Houston, TX

Barbara Bush 1925-

U.S. Delegate to the United Nations, succeeding Eleanor Roosevelt Minneapolis, MN & The City of New York

Community service volunteer, literacy activist, author; former First Lady of the United States (1989-1993); founder of the Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy (1989) Houston, TX

Laura Bush 1946Literacy activist, volunteer, author; former First Lady of the U.S. (2001-2009); launched Ready to Read, Ready to Learn educational initiative (2001) Dallas, TX

Marilyn Carlson Nelson 1939Chair and former CEO of Carlson Companies, the first major North American travel company to sign the ECPAT international code of conduct regarding the sexual exploitation of children (2002); Chair by presidential appointment, National Women’s Business Council (2002-2005); Author: How We Lead Matters: Reflections on a Life of Leadership (2008) Minneapolis, MN

Mary Pillsbury Lord 1904-1978

Ruth Rowlands Nichols 1901-1960 Female aviation pioneer who held simultaneous world records for speed, altitude and distance. Was an early advocate for including women in the NASA space program. The City of New York

Sandra Day O’Connor 1930First female U.S. Supreme Court Justice (1981-2006); Assistant Attorney General for Arizona (1965-69); first woman to serve as the majority leader of a state Senate (1969-74) in Arizona Phoenix, AZ

Sarah Palfrey Cooke Danzig 1912-1996 Two-time U.S. Tennis Champion (1934, 35) and twice doubles champion at Wimbledon (1930, 36), author, activist; lobbied the U.S. Tennis Association to remove the color bar (1950); voted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame (1963) The City of New York

Betty Ford 1918-2011 Humanitarian, woman’s rights and substance abuse prevention advocate, former First Lady of the U.S. (1974-77); founder, Betty Ford Clinic (1982) Grand Rapids, MI

Margaret Hamilton 1902-1985 Actress, best known for her role as the Wicked Witch of the West in The Wizard of Oz Cleveland, OH

Katharine Hepburn 1907-2003 4-time U.S. Academy Award-winning actress (1934, 68, 69, 82); 3-time British Academy Award recipient (1969, 83); writer; daughter of suffragette Katharine Houghton Hartford, CT

Past Presidents of the JLHP: Back row- Erika Best Hunt (2009-2010), Heather Watson (2011-2012), Allison Collins (2007-2008) Front row- Cindy Jarrell (2008-2009), Edith Brady (2010-2011), Mary Powell DeLille (2014-2016) and Ann Busby (1984-1985) 24

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JLHP Memories

Liz Moore, Laura Johnston and Jessica Moore

Monthly member socials were enjoyed by all!

JLHP members stuffing food bags for Out of the Garden’s backpack program which provides children with food to nourish them over the weekend.

Caitlin Wright, Liz Moore, Maya Oakes and Out of the Garden team members.

Lauren Picha and Mary Powell DeLille celebrate passing the gavel at our Annual Dinner. An afternoon of walking fun with front row: Heidi Poth, Mary Powell DeLille, Liz Morgan; Kristen Crowe, Cari DeLille, Alex Apple, Emily Thiel; Joann Godwin, Sadie LederElder, Lauren Picha; Megan Fox, Laurie Tester; Laurel Smith, Liz Morgan, Kristen Wood and Laura Johnston Year in Review 2015-2016

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Thank You

Who we are Since its founding in 1901 by social activist Mary Harriman, The Junior League has evolved into one of the oldest, largest, and most effective women’s volunteer organizations in the world, encompassing more than 150,000 women in 291 Leagues in four countries.

What we do For more than a century, The Junior League has been on the forefront of social reform, identifying problems— pollution, illiteracy, domestic violence, foster children without a safety net—and finding solutions.

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