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Tahnika Rodriguez JLC President 2013-2014

March 2014

Issue No. 8

What A Junior League Housewares Sale

Location Office Furniture Warehouse 2700 Riverside Drive, Chattanooga, TN 37406

Clean Sweep Preview Party & Cook-Off March 13, 2014 6:30 – 8 p.m. $15 (Buy tickets in advance at in the e-store)

Clean Sweep Public Sale March 15, 2014 7:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. Open to the Public $5 Proceeds to benefit the programs and mission of the Junior League of Chattanooga.

March 3 JLC GMM (3 Credits)

Board of Directors OFFICERS:

President: Tahnika Rodriguez

The March 3 GMM will be held at Lindsay Street Hall

President-Elect: Shelley McGraw

6 p.m. Social / 7 Meeting (3 Credits)

Secretary: Autumn Fitch Treasurer: Laura Knight

Missy Elliott

Bring three 28 oz cans of Peas or Corn (1 Credit)

Arrangements Chair

* VICE-PRESIDENTS: Communications: Autumn Witt Boyd Community Impact: Angela Ballard Finance: Katie Wilson



Fund Development: Jasmin Rippon Membership Development: Natalie Hostetler

Heather Sveadas

Julie Stowe

Holiday Tour Co-Chair

Investment Chair

* Executive Coordinator: Meredith Rivers Nominating Chair: Elaine Clark

Ashley Sorrow

Placement Chair: Leah McDaniel

Holiday Tour Co-Chair

* Sustainer Advisor: Past President, Sustainer Jennifer Nicely

Seasoned to Taste: Savoring the Scenic City

2013–2014 Corporate Sponsors

Have you and your family had a lot of snow days lately! Try warming your home up with wonderful winter recipes from Seasoned to Taste! For the mamas try Coffee Punch (pg. 142) and for the minis Warm Your Heart Wassail (pg.143). Also, bake a couple loaves of Orange-Glazed Poppy Seed Bread (pg. 145). Your family will love this. Enjoy!

Visit us on the Website at

Ardis Zeleznak

Facebook JLChattanooga Twitter Editor: Lydia Hofstetter The League Chatt, a publication of Junior League of Chattanooga 622 E. 4th Street Chattanooga, TN 37403

Cookbook Committee

Table of Contents 2 3 4-6 7 8 9 10 11 12

March G M M, Me m b e r s o f t h e Mo n t h S u s t a i n e r N e ws , T E D x C l e a n S we e p F u n wi t h F i n a n c e s Urban Stack, Taco Mamacita, Community Pie, Milk & Honey ‘Gives back’ High Cotton F e b r u a r y G M M Mi n u t e s , A n n u a l D i n n e r Our Journey A d ve r t i s e r s

“Published Free”

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SUSTAINER NEWS Hello Sustainers! Winter has certainly made itself known here in our beautiful city, but now that Spring is around the corner, we hope that you will venture out and join us at one of our upcoming events. Please mark your calendars for the following:

Clean Sweep Have a lot of great stuff that you just don't need? Time to clean out your attic or basement? We need your donations and we will pick them up! The pick up schedule is based on the area where you live. If you are in need of a special donation pick up, please contact Active Megan Usry Autry at

March 27-Sustainer Social Bluewater Grille 6 p.m. Join fellow Sustainers and Actives to catch up on what's going on in the League and Life! RSVP required to attend. Please reply to by March 25 so that I can give a final count to the venue. A huge THANKS to Sustainers Amy Thomas, Jenny Nicely, and Andee Guthrie, for providing breakfast items for our Provisional Retreat. Nice job Ladies! Till Next Time, Suzanne Maxwell Sustainer Liaison

Education and Training Education & Training is gearing up for a very busy March and April to finish the League year with a bang! On Saturday, March 1, we will be partnering with UTC’s Student Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics for TEDx Manhattan’s “Changing the Way We Eat” video conference. Limited seating; please register through the JLC volunteer calendar quickly! New to Slate? We will be offering a few License to Lead sessions for League members new to leadership positions. Our first session will take place on Monday, March 3 at 6:00, just before the March GMM. We will be offering additional sessions through the end of April as well. A popular E&T session from last year has returned, and we are offering another Introduction to Digital Photography with Billy Weeks March 22, 9 a.m. noon. For $30 and 4 credits, this award-winning photographer and UTC professor will share the basics of photo composition--including the rule of thirds, depth of field, point of view, leading lines and negative space--that will take your pictures to the next level. Already have a good understanding of photography and want to learn more? On April 5, Billy will be back for an Advanced Training! Page 3

Sustainable Food & Farming: TEDx Saturday, March 1 (4-8 credits) TEDxManhattan, “Changing the Way We Eat,” is a one-day conference featuring a dynamic and diverse group of speakers (including Tom Colicchio, head judge for "Top Chef") addressing issues in the sustainable food and farming movement. Participants need not attend the entire event; feel free to drop in when you are able. Join League members, their guests, community students and leaders in the Nutrition and Dietetics field as we view and discuss the live streaming event at FoodWorks in North Chattanooga. The event begins at 10:30 a.m. - about 6:30 p.m. Saturday, March 1. There is no charge for this program. Participants will have access to order brunch items from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. and the dinner menu after 3 p.m. JLC is co-sponsoring the event with the UTC Student Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Active Credits: 8 credits for 6+ hours attendance; 4 credits for 3-5 hours attendance (3-hour minimum to obtain 4 credits) Laura Bass Education & Training Chair

Anyone may participate

Actives may receive the following credits:

Donate quality, housewares

Sign up to volunteer

Participate in the ‘Brew & Stew” at the Preview Party March 13 (See page 6)

3 Credits for bringing a Stew or Dessert

Join us at the Preview Party March 13 and the public sale March 15.

3 Credits to attend

1 Credit per $25 donation If priced, 3 Credits per $25 donation 3 Credits per a 3 hour shift




Actives: No Credit Limit!




For every $25 dollars in housewares donated (that are priced by you according to the pricing guide) you will receive 1 credit.

Do I need to price my items? Sustainers are not obligated to price your donations. We will provide this service for you.

Example: $300 in housewares donated = 12 credits.

Family members donating? YOU get the credit!

If you are in need of a special donation pick up, please contact Active Megan Usry Autry at

Provisionals: All are welcome to donate, credits are a requirement for Actives only.

We are accepting donations from all family and friends.

Hannah Baker Clean Sweep Chair

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Sustainer pick-up and member drop off locations

Pricing your Items Clean Sweep Pricing Guide is available on the JLC website and in hard copy upon request by calling the office. Please note that the prices only reflect the price you will need to tag your items for the Clean Sweep sale, not the price you paid for the item. You will receive a donation receipt for tax purposes. Please price your items on your items prior to arriving using the Clean Sweep Pricing Guide on masking tape. For your convenience, we will price your items for a donation of $25 (Actives will receive 1 credit). All donations to Clean Sweep may be tax deductible, but be sure to itemize your items prior to dropping them off and keep a copy for your records. We do not fill in the donation amount on your JLC receipt.

Unassisted Drop off at OFW through March 7: 

Monday, Wednesday and Friday 4 - 5 p.m.

Tuesday and Thursday 4 - 6 p.m.

Use the ‘drive in dock’ on the right side of the building to unload your items directly in the Clean Sweep area. (Follow the signs) NOTE: JLC is not staffing the above drop-off times. Please notify the receptionist at OFW before unloading. Sustainers: Contact Megan Usry Autry at 423.645.8060 or Saturday, March 1 Sustainer Pick up: to schedule a pick up of your E. Brainerd & Ooltewah donations. OFW 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.

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March 13 Preview Brew & Stew Party: JLC Members & Guests $15 You may pay online at the JLC website at E-store or mail in a check to the JLC office. If you used your PFC dollars for the Preview Party, you name will be on the list at the door.

March 15: Day of the public sale: $5 admission



March 13, 2014

March 15, 2014

6:30 - 8 p.m.

7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.

$15 Per person

$5 Per person

Preview the selection of donated goods and help us crown the 2014 Stew Queen! Join us Thursday, March 13 at Office Furniture Warehouse for the Brew & Stew Preview Party for Clean Sweep. All merchandise will be on display and available for purchase. We will charge a premium for shopping early. And enjoy stews and desserts made by fellow JLC members. You'll also receive tickets to try some tasty brews. We hope to see you there. Do you think you have an award winning stew or dessert? Would you like to enter the competition and have the bragging rights for an entire year? Well here is your chance. Email Jasmin Rippon to sign up and enter the competition (3 Credits) at

JLC is pleased to announce its spring fundraiser, Clean Sweep. Are you looking for some great deals on gently used household goods such as furniture, kitchen items, toys and electronics? For a $5 entry fee, shoppers will be able to take advantage of unbelievable savings on a variety of items donated by JLC members. This remarkable, one-day rummage sale will begin at:

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7:30 a.m. Saturday, March 15 Office Furniture Warehouse, located at 2700 Riverside Drive, Chattanooga, TN 37406.

The doors will close at 4 p.m. These fantastic items will go quickly, so come early to see the entire inventory.

Jasmin Rippon Fund Development VP


Rhonda Albarez

Farrah Barto

Angela Ballard

Natalie Bigger

Autumn Boyd

Kate Boyle

Rebecca Brinkley

Megan Brock

Sarah Brown

Callie Burnette

Kathryn Campbell

Candy Cooper

Erin Carboni

Brittany Elrod

Ashley Farless

Shelly Gibbs

Rebecca Greer

Melissa Harrington

Lindsay Hurtt

Kelly Johnson

Ansley Kellerman

Amanda Kelley

Savannah Kilgore

Karen Leavengood

Kasie Lindley

Amanda Major

Leah McDaniel

Shelley McGraw

Kate McKenzie

Rachel Mucciolo

Robin Nunley

Lindsey Parks

Peggy Parks

Cassie Reider

Amanda Ridge

Jasmin Rippon

Tahnika Rodriguez

Katie Sanders

Jamie Tew

Ashley Thompson

Megan Usry

Bethany Wagner

Talla Widelock

Jennifer Williams

Rebecca Wilson

Suzanne Wyche

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Fun with Finance…Let’s talk about dues, baby! Let’s talk about you and me! Fiscal year beginning June 1, 2014 - May 31, 2015.

F U N W I T H F I N AN C E … L e t ’s TAL K AB O U T D U E S

Actives & New Actives

(2013 Spring Provisional Class)

$275 for the 2014 - 2015 League year $140 goes towards AJLI and JLC dues while $135 will go into the Personal Fund Contribution bank. Dues are payable on March 1 and are considered late on March 31. You can set up a payment plan by calling Pam at the League house at 423.267.5053 or e-mailing at to pay $50/month for 6 months (this results in a $25 convenience fee that is built into the payment plan). If you would like to pay your dues in full, you can mail in your payment forms or go to the e-store at and select Active dues.

Sustainers Ages through age 65 $100 for the 2014 - 2015 year with $57 going directly to JLC and $43 to AJLI. You may pay your Sustainer dues at the e-store at or mail your dues and your form to the League house at 622 E. 4th Street, Chattanooga, TN 37403. How can you reach out to the League and get more involved besides paying dues? Call Suzanne Maxwell at 423.505.6986; she is the 2013-2014 Sustainer Liaison.

Sustainers Ages 66-79 $80 for the 2014 - 2015 year with $37 going directly to JLC and $43 to AJLI. You may pay your Sustainer dues at the e-store at or mail your dues and your form to the League house at 622 E. 4th Street, Chattanooga, TN 37403. How can you reach out to the League and get more involved besides paying dues? Call Suzanne Maxwell at 423.505.6986; she is the 2013-2014 Sustainer Liaison.

1917 Society $500 for the 2014 - 2015 year. You may pay this contribution online at or mail the contribution to the League house. The 1917 Society has been established to honor the founding JLC women and their dedication by securing the future of JLC through contributions of $500 or more each year. Members will receive a number of benefits and recognition opportunities including: name recognition in JLC publications including Jottings magazine and the League Chatt monthly newsletter, along with a complimentary ticket to all JLC events and fundraisers. Your contributions and dues help to keep the JLC in action promoting our initiative of Seeds of Change. Please call me with any questions you may have at 423.504.8880 (cell) or 423.752.4720 (work). A portion of your dues or contributions may be tax deductible. JLC is a 501 (c)(3) tax exempt organization.

Sustainers: Donna Brody, Andee Guthrie and, Lindsay Richardson, Jennifer Nicely

Laura Knight Treasurer

Actives: Missy Elliott, Meredith Rivers, and Tahnika Rodriguez Page 7


DINE OUT TO SUPPORT JLC! You must present this flier to any of the below restaurants for JLC to receive a donation. They will make a donation for purchases all day.

Community Pie

Milk & Honey

Taco Mamacita Taco Mamacita

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Urban UrbanStack Stack

High Cotton March 22, 2014 Junior League of Chattanooga 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. High Cotton is coming! This upscale children’s consignment sale benefits JLC and features boys and girls’ clothing sizes infant - 8. Email High Cotton at to receive a consignor number and to make an appointment to drop off your items a the League house between March 14 - 19. What’s in it for me? Consignors can earn 70% of the selling price of each of their items; JLC will get the other 30%, a ‘win-win’ for both JLC and her members!

Missy McKenna

Who can shop? Any Provisional, Active, or Sustainer member of JLC. Shopping passes are available for non-JLC members for a mere $5 and all shopping pass proceeds go directly to JLC, so invite your friends.

Wanted Sustainers to help: Contact Sustainer/ Past President, Missy McKenna or Sustainer Theresa Critchfield at if you’d like to volunteer! Theresa Critchfield



How do I price my clothes?

What will be accepted? Upscale children’s clothing, sizes

High Cotton suggests starting at 1/4 to 1/3 of the original price. Price in whole dollar increments. When in doubt, price a smidge less.

be found at

1. Please use white, 3x5 index cards 2. Cards should be turned/pinned vertically 3. Use a safety pin; leaving 1 inch at top of card 4. Please price in whole dollar increments

infant to 8, and gently/hardly used baby items (shoes, Baby Bjorns, blankets, bows, designer diaper bags). Specifics can

What will not be accepted? Clothing and items with missing buttons, snaps, or zippers, overly worn clothing and/or clothing with odors, stains, tears, fuzz balls, heavily worn shoes and toys.

Who can consign? All JLC members. How do I prepare my clothes? For a consignor number, email and prepare tags according to directions. For shoes and misc. items, place in Zip-Lock bags with the price tag inside the bag. Baby items clean please!

Presentation sells! Make sure your clothes are clean,


pressed, and on hangers. Hanger should face left and tags should be pinned on the right. Pants and skirts should be safety pinned to the top of the hanger by the waistband.

Clothing Description

Consignor #


How do I drop off my items? Schedule a drop off time with Sustainers Missy or Theresa at the League house by emailing to set up an appointment time. All items will be inspected thoroughly. All items to be tagged and priced prior to drop-off. High Cotton reserves the right to remove items that do not meet the above stated requirements.

Unsold items? Unsold items should be picked up from the League House by March 28 during regular office hours. Items not picked up may be donated. Page 9

SAVE THE DATE FOR THE ANNUAL DINNER May 12, 2014 6:00 p.m. Social and Cocktails 7:00 p.m. Dinner and Program $30 Per person Open to all JLC Members, Spouses and Guests

Lindsay Street Hall

Join us as we celebrate our accomplishments, recognize our 2013-2014 JLC leadership and kick off the upcoming 2014 - 2015 League year! To RSVP, go to the website E-store at

Missy Elliott Arrangements Chair

Minutes General Membership Meeting February 3, 2014 The February General Membership Meeting (GMM) of the Junior League of Chattanooga , League year was in cluster meeting format. Meetings were called to order on February 3, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. by various leaders. 

General Welcome and Introductions

February Treasurer’s Report was reviewed with current liquid assets reported as $105,354 ($64,068-Checking; $32,466- Land, building, Equipment and $8821 in money market.

Discussed Dues with deadline of March 1 and multiple payment options.

Discussed Result of Fundraiser Vote which was to cancel Savor for the 2013-2014 and 2014-2015 League years. 2014-2015 Fundraisers: Clean Sweep Rummage sale, JLC cookbooks and Holiday Tour on Saturday, November 15, 2014.

Clean Sweep details were distributed for drop off and pricing guidelines for 2014,

Credit Opportunities for February were reviewed (over 15 as of GMM).

Announcement of 2014-2015 Placement were distributed as well as timeline and deadlines for write in’s. GM will vote at the March GMM.

December Member of the Month was announced, Heather Sveadas and Ashley Sorrow. January Member of the Month was also announced, Julie Stowe our investment chair.

Seeing no further business, meetings were adjourned at 7:30 p.m.

Respectfully Submitted, s/

Autumn Fitch

Autumn Fitch, Secretary Junior League of Chattanooga

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Sustainable Food and Farming 10:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. (4 - 8 Credits) See page 3


March February GMM (3 credits) Bring three 28oz cans of Peas or Corn (1 credit)


Sack Stuff for Hamilton County Students at the Food Bank 2 - 4 p.m. (3 Credits)


Clean Sweep Brew & Stew Preview, Brew & Stew Party 6:30 - 8 p.m. Clean Sweep Public Sale 7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.

15 20

JLC Family Night at the Food Bank 6 - 8 p.m. (3 credits)


High Cotton 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. See page 9


2014 - 2015 JLC member dues deadline



Brittany Elrod, Kristin Salter

To the family of Active Natalie Hostetler for the loss of her grandmother.


Elizabeth Epps


Merry Madeline Moore

A gift in memory of Sustainer Emeritus, Mrs. Sylvia Gass, Past President of JLC Garden Club was received from JLC Garden Club.

A gift in memory of the 1st JLC President, Elise Chapin Moon was received from Sustainer Mildred Montague.


Madison Jahn


Tiffany Barr


Abby Tucker


Alexia Miller


Abby Shipley, Shay Youngblood


Talla Widelock


Stacey Prentice

BOWS Active Abby and Corey Shipley welcomed Aviana Marie Shipley (pronounced Ay-veeah-nuh...means birdlike and grace) February 1, 2014. She was 6lbs and 4 oz.

Did you know that you can reserve the League house for meetings, showers or private events? All you need to do is check the calendar and then contact Pam to reserve your day and time. Generally an event is reserved for a four-hour time period, which includes set up and clean up. Please note: If you host a party with sales, we strongly encourage you to donate a minimum of 10% back to JLC. Please contact Meredith Rivers at with any questions. Meredith Rivers

Executive Coordinator

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Chattanooga’s NorthShore 330 Frazier Avenue Suite B Monday - Friday 10-6 & Saturday 10 - 5


Great ideas for your special Valentine! Catharine Daniels

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Junior League of Chattanooga March 2014 League Chatt  

The March 2014 edition of League Chatt, the monthly publication of the Junior League of Chattanooga.

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