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Winter 2018

Issue 02

The Bulletin

Women building a better Charlottesville since 1932

Our Mission The Junior League of Charlottesville is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women, and improving the community through effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable.

Junior League of Charlottesville Board of Directors 2018-2019 President Elect Clay Eure

President Carla Hallman

N&P Chair Pamela Byrnes

Past President Chris Eure

N&P Vice Chair Amanda Loveless

Secretary Emily Abel

Community Vice President Campbell Buie

Treasurer Emily Goss

Fund Development Vice President Ashton Leone

Treasurer Elect Christina Weiss

Membership Vice President Michelle Oehmke

Sustainer Advisor Carolyn Rainey

Marketing Vice President Megan Mounce

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Table of Contents President's Letter ... 4 Mistletoe Market Recap ... 5 Service & Outreach Updates ... 6 Socials Photo Collage ... 7 Save These Dates ... 8 Shop Save Support ... 9 2018 Fall Grants Recipients ... 10 ICBI Implementation ... 11 JLC Care Team ... 12

Have photos of you and your fellow JLC members at PIADS, socials, or trainings? Love photography and want your work to be featured on our cover page? Send your pictures to the Newsletter! 3 |  Winter 2018  |  Issue 02

President's Letter Hello everyone and Happy New Year! First and foremost, I would like to extend a very big THANK YOU to our Mistletoe Market Co-chairs, their hardworking committee, and you for supporting our winter fundraiser and the Junior League of Charlottesville this holiday season. Their hard work led to an amazing vendor market and subsequent Cookies with Santa and Pets with Santa events; all of which will allow the JLC to continue servicing our mission. We continue to be hard at work with our Governance Rollout. In December, we had an amazing Strategic Planning Session, and have moved onto the next step, creating action plans and five year goals for our league. I look forward to presenting our updates to you in the coming months. As we move forward into 2019, we will be welcoming new provisionals, decide our Spring grants, and our Shop, Save, Support fundraiser will be in full swing. Your continued support will make the rest of the 2018-2019 league year UNSTOPPABLE! Warm Regards, Carla Hallman President Issue 02  | Winter 2018  |  4

And That's A Wrap for Mistletoe Market!

Thanks to everyone who helped us put on a successful Mistletoe Market! We had 53 vendors, some with double booths, who maxed out our space in the Boar’s Head! We have brought in over $4,500 in ticket sales, with some member obligations still outstanding. It was a wonderfully decorated space and we received many compliments on the location from vendors and attendees. Cookies with Santa expanded this year over two weekends! We brought in $4,950 despite the snow storm! Pets with Santa had to be rescheduled twice but we still had an awesome turnout! Shout out to Emily Goss who has been nothing but amazing at keeping track of numbers, sales, time switch requests, and anything else we throw at her! Scott Goss continues to be our patient and flexible photographer, snapping all the right photos! HUGE shout out to our MTM committee members and all those who supported the events!! 

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Service & Outreach All-Stars S&O would like to recognize Allison Kiser for earning 53 PIAD points so far this League year -- way to go, Allison!! Other members with 20 or more service points so far include: Ashley Negangard Melissa Reilly Ariel Monismith Campbell Buie Jordan Hargrave Emily Abel Isabelle Giordano Danielle Hayes Allison Raymond Thank you EVERYONE for your hard work and dedication to service. Your time and effort allows our League to make a positive difference in many lives in our local community.   S&O would also like to share some PIAD metrics. As of November 28: 74% of PIADs have been aligned with the new focus. 48% of members have earned at least 6 PIAD points (our goal is for 75% of members to reach this threshold by the end of the League year) Based on survey data, members give PIADs an average score of 4.27 out of 5. We love seeing positive feedback about PIADs! But, make sure to keep any constructive feedback coming as well. We want each of you to find meaningful opportunities for service within the League. Let us know if you have questions. Thanks! Anna Henry and Jordan Hargrave

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We Can't Get Enough of Our Socials!

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Mark Your Calendars & Save These Dates! Upcoming Socials & Events: Next GMM: Thursday, January 24 Friday, January 25 - UVA Observatory social. Significant others are welcome on a first come, first served basis as you sign up on Digital Cheetah - Please put in the comments section if you would like a Plus One. Thursday, January 31 - Meet & Greet. We will be meeting at South Street Brewery for a happy hour for a meet and greet with the new provisionals as well as be able to ask questions about leadership applications! Please come and go as you please. This note is to remind you that your 2019-2020 dues are due on April 1st (and I'm not fooling you!).  Dues are $150 for active members and $95 for sustainers.  Payments not received by April 1st will incur a late fee ($25 - yikes!). If anyone would like to set up a payment plan, please contact and we will gladly accommodate. All payment plan payments must be received by May 31st to not incur a late fee.  Payment plans can be customized for each member.  Requests for payment plans must be received prior to April 1st in order to be considered. Emily Goss, Treasurer

N+P is excited to announce Leadership Applications will open January 15-February 5. Now is a great time to reach out if you want to know more concerning specific positions. Let us help find the position that will be meaningful and fulfilling for you! Email us at Issue 02  | Winter 2018  |  8

Updates on Our Spring Fundraiser First a huge round of congratulations and thanks goes out to Elizabeth Witt, Erika Morris, and the rest of the Mistletoe Market Committee for a successful Mistletoe Market as well as Cookies with Santa/Pets with Santa. All of your hard work and dedication made this year's events a huge success!

With our holiday signature fundraiser in the books, the Fund Development Council is focusing on our spring fundraiser, Shop Save Support. As decided by membership at the September GMM, the Junior League of Charlottesville has retired Dogwood Deals.  This year's spring fundraising effort will be the Shop Save Support card which will allow card holders special discounts and promotions during a specified time at a variety of local business and restaurants.  We look forward to adding more vendors to our Shop Save Support program from last year and expanding the selection of merchants.  Be on the lookout for more information regarding Shop Save Support after the holidays.  If you have any suggestions for vendors or want to participate as a vendor in Shop Save Support please contact Ashton Leone at  9 |  Winter 2018  |  Issue 02

Our Fall Grant Recipients

The JLC awarded City of Promise a $4,000 grant to support the project: Mentoring Mothers through Promise Baby Academy. City of Promise provides academic support and community uplift to the 10th and Page, Westhaven, and Starr Hill neighborhoods of Charlottesville. City of Promise supports these communities through one-on-one academic coaching, adult empowerment, health and wellness activities. Mentoring Mothers through Promise Baby Academy is an 8 week program for new and expectant mothers and their children. The goals of the program are ensuring parents have information and supports needed for healthy pregnancies and equipping parents to support their children’s early physical, emotional, and cognitive development.

The JLC awarded Postpartum Support Virginia (PSVa) a $4,000 grant to support the project: Peer Mentoring for Mothers Experiencing Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders (PMADs). Postpartum Support Virginia’s mission is to help new and expectant mothers and their families overcome anxiety, depression, and other perinatal mood and anxiety disorders. Postpartum Support Virginia’s vision is that all childbearing women in Virginia will receive information about PMADs and have access to help. Peer Mentoring for Mothers Experiencing PMADs adds a mentoring component to augment two Charlottesville Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorder support groups. With this funding, PSVa is expanding support services to offer individual peer mentoring to support group attendees. Issue 02  | Winter 2018  |  10

Issue-Based Community Impact Implementation We are already making significant headway on aligning our community impact work to our new focus, Empowering Women through Mentorship. Both of our ongoing community programs Learning Circles and Brownie Troop 1495 are clearly aligned to the focus. We are making headway on aligning our PIADs to the new focus. The Service and Outreach leaders did some analysis on our Fall PIAD opportunities before the November GMM, categorizing them according to whether they were fully aligned to the focus, aligned without a mentorship component, or not aligned. A significant majority of our opportunities are already at least somewhat aligned to the focus. While we do still have some room to grow, I think this is a great start as realistically it would be hard to have all PIADs be completely aligned while meeting member needs. The biggest piece of news is that the Community Council is officially planning for a Women’s Summit! Members applied and were placed in December on an ad hoc committee to begin planning a large public-facing Women’s Summit for April 2020. Meanwhile this year, a smaller committee has been placed on S&O to plan an Internal Women’s Summit for April 2019. This event will be internal to the JLC, and the focus will be on members sharing their knowledge, skills, and expertise with other league members. The application to apply to present at the Internal Women’s Summit will open after the January GMM. Look for more information about this opportunity coming soon! Campbell Buie 11 |  Winter 2018  |  Issue 02

Introducing the JLC Care Team Having a baby? Starting a new job? Moving to a new house? Need a little TLC? The JLC Care Team is here for you! The JLC Care Team is here to provide care and support to our members in times of need.  This support can come in many forms.  For example, if you have a new baby, new job, are ill, have a death in the family, or are just feeling like you need a little TLC from your friends, we are here to provide an array of support to include meals, run errands, etc. depending on your needs and requests.  If you or someone you know is in need of support, please let us know by sending an email to Lastly, if you are interested in joining the care team, please let us know that too!  We will gladly accept all members (provisional, active, and sustainers!).  Starting this year, in order to be recognized for your generosity, we will be awarding one service point per offering provided (i.e. meal, errand, etc.) by our active or provisional members. 

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