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A monthly publication by The Junior League of Norfolk-Virginia Beach, Inc,

September 2010

Summer’s End The sun season may be over, but at the JLNVB, the fun’s just beginning!

In This Issue... School Is In Session

How moms are using their new-found free time

Missing Summer Already?

Try these tasty seasonal receipes from The Junior League and relive the joys of summer!

227 West Freemason Street Norfolk, Virginia 23510

(757) 623-7270

S Our Mission The Junior League of Norfolk - Virginia Beach, Inc. is an organization of women, committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women, and improving communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable.


“By all these lovely tokens, September days are here. With summer’s best of weather, and autumn’s best of cheer.” Helen Hunt Jackson, September, 1830-1885


love September! In fact, I love everything about autumn – the cooler weather, football games, new episodes of favorite shows, and especially the League year coming into full swing! We’ve been busy through the summer months planning our 2010-2011 League year, meeting with our Community Partners, recruiting new League leaders, developing a new ad campaign, getting connected on Facebook and Twitter, and hosting two Annual Fund fundraisers and socials – Southern Living at Home and the August Accessory Swap and Shop. I am excited about the year ahead and am proud that the League leadership team is working hard to give all members a better League experience. I firmly believe that there are many worthwhile organizations where you can volunteer, but I can’t think of a single one that offers members and community partners as much as the Junior League of Norfolk-Virginia Beach, Inc. It’s been said, “When the Junior League gets behind something, communities change.” I wholeheartedly agree and I want to thank you in advance for your time, energy, and enthusiastic support this League year. My Best, Kimberly C. Thompson 2010-2011 President Junior League of Norfolk-Virginia Beach, Inc.

Quick Notes Change of Venue for September GMM!

Due to an unexpected conflict, this month’s General Membership Meeting will be held at Norfolk Collegiate UPPER School, 7336 Granby Street in Norfolk. Merry Minutes will begin at 6:00 p.m. and the meeting will commence at 6:30 p.m.

New Payment Plan To Be Announced At GMM

Plan to attend this month’s GMM to hear about a new 10-month payment members this year and will cover all membership financial obligations!

League President To Share New 2010 - 2011 Education Campaign

plan that’s being offered to JLNVB

Kimberly Thompson, 2010-2011 President, will launch the much-anticipated “From Gloves” campaign at the September GMM.

White Gloves To Work

Important Dates General Membership Meeting Wednesday, September 15, 2010 6:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. (Merry Minutes) / 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. (GMM) Norfolk Collegiate Upper School, 7336 Granby Street, Norfolk Leadership Institute Training: “Networking in Today’s World” Wednesday, October 6, 2010 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. 780 Lynnhaven Pkwy, NTrust Wealth Management Building Girl Scout Council of the Colonial Coast and JLNVB presents “It’s A Girl’s World” Badge Program Day Saturday, October 9, 2010 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. GSCCC Headquarters, 912 Cedar Road, Chesapeake, VA, 23322 Cluster Meetings (October GMM) Wednesday, October 20, 2010 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Sustainer Homes (locations to be announced soon) Passion into Action Luncheon: Sustainer Jane Short presenting “Confessions of a Volunteer-aholic” Thursday, October 21, 2010 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Town Point Club, 3rd Floor, World Trade Center (Norfolk)

Leadership Institute Training “Brand Yourself As A Leader” Wednesday, November 3, 2010 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. TowneBank Conference Room (Norfolk) Merrytime Market Saturday, November 13, 2010 9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. Sandler Center, Virginia Beach Town Center General Membership Meeting Wednesday, November 17, 2010 6:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. (Merry Minutes) / 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. (GMM) Norfolk Collegiate Lower School, Tidewater Drive, Norfolk JLNVB President-Elect-Elect Interviews held by Nominating Committee Saturday, December 4, 2010 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. TowneBank Conference Room (Norfolk) Norfolk’s Holiday Homes Tour Sunday, December 12, 2010 Noon – 6:00 p.m. Taylor-Whittle House 2011-2010 JLNVB Board of Directors Interviews held by Nominating Committee Saturday, January 8, 2011 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. TowneBank Conference Room (Norfolk)

Managing Your Money...YOUR WAY Attend the September GMM this Wednesday to learn about a NEW 10-month payment plan that’s being offered to JLNVB members!

2010-2011 Board of Directors

2nd Row: Courtney Davio, Brenda Christy, Angela Jones, Jessica Antel, Najwa Knox 1st Row: Kimberly Thompson, Susan Malandrino, Stacy Long, Laura Bangor, Denise Kellam

Your Board of Directors Kimberly C. Thompson, President

Kimberly Thompson has served in the JLNVB for several years on a variety of Councils and on the Board as Communications VP, Membership VP, and Administrative VP. Kimberly loves her job as the Strategic Program Manager at Norfolk Southern, a major freight railroad. Kimberly grew up in Richmond, VA and went to The College of William & Mary for both undergrad and her MBA (go Tribe!). She’s a proud graduate of LEAD Hampton Roads and a 2007 Inside Business Top Forty Under 40 honoree. When she’s not volunteering or thinking about trains, she’s spending quality time with her husband Ross (usually on their tandem bicycle or in their sailboat!) and their two great pugs, Max and Milenko.

Connie Hedrick, President-Elect

Connie Hedrick is the Director of the Office of Development for Eastern Virginia Medical School. Her position guides relationships with individuals, foundations and corporations capable of gifts to Eastern Virginia Medical School (EVMS). Early in her career, Ms. Hedrick applied her masters in social work background to raise funds for various human services programs. Her first experience was in homeless services in Richmond where she formed her fund development skills. Ms. Hedrick is the past president of the Board for the Association of Fundraising Professionals – Hampton Roads (AFP-HR), held various roles for AFP-HR, as well as a former member of the Board for the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, and co-chair for the 2005 Race for the Cure. She is a graduate of Lead Hampton Roads as well as Ignite Chesapeake, a program of the Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce. In 2007, she was selected by Inside Business as a Top Forty Under 40 honoree. She and her husband, Brad, live in Virginia Beach with their two children, McKenzie and Mason.

Susan Malandrino, Treasurer

Susan Malandrino is a freelance graphic designer and marketing consultant. With over a decade of experience in nonprofit and corporate communications, her background includes expertise in public relations, new and social media, graphic design and project management. She is the recipient of two international marketing awards: 2009 Hermes Creative Award for excellence in print design and the 2008 MarCom Award for best website, both presented by the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Media Arts and Communications from the University of South Carolina and a master’s degree in Humanities and Communication from Old Dominion University. An active volunteer within the Hampton Roads community, she is treasurer of the Junior League of Norfolk-Virginia Beach, Inc. Susan is a member of the National Association of Marketing and Communications Professionals and the Public Relations Society of America, Hampton Roads Chapter. She and her husband Greg live in Norfolk with their St. Bernard, Otto.

Maryann McChesney-Shaw, Treasurer-Elect

Maryann McChesney-Shaw has been with the JLNVB since 2005 and is currently serving as Treasurer-Elect. Previously, she has served on the Gala, Cookbook, and Signature Issue Committees. Maryann is a Certified Public Accountant, Certified Information Systems Auditor, and Certified Internal Auditor, and has been a Risk Management Consultant with Goodman & Company, LLP for six years. In addition to membership with the JLNVB, Maryann is a member of the Virginia Society of Public Accountants, the Institute of Internal Auditors, the Information Systems and Control Association, and the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners. In her spare time, she enjoys entertaining friends and family and is an avid wine enthusiast who enjoys visiting Virginia wineries in her travels.

Denise Kellam, Administrative Vice President

Denise Kellam joined the JLNVB in 2005. She is presently serving in the role of Administrative Vice President. Previous to her current role, she has played an active role in many community projects. When JLNVB adopted a Signature Issue, she led piloting the new concept of the Healthy Kids Initiative in 2008. She was also active in engaging JLNVB’s Community Partner Network. Last year, she served as Community Vice President. Ms. Kellam received a Bachelors in Business Management from Barton College and is now employed by Hampton Roads Sanitation District in the Pretreatment & Pollution Prevention Division. She was awarded the JLNVB Community Impact Award in 2008. In her down time, she has recently become fascinated with learning the sport of sailing, but she also enjoys baking and loves spending time with her nephew Thomas.

Brenda Christy, Community Vice President

Brenda Christy has been a member of the Junior League since 2004 and has served as Community Project Development Co-Chair and in committees under both Community and Membership Councils. She is a current resident of Suffolk and lives with her husband Arthur and daughter Brooke. Brenda earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry from Rollins College and Master of Science degree in Criminal Justice with a specialization in Forensic Science from Virginia Commonwealth University. She is employed as a Forensic Scientist by the Commonwealth of Virginia. Brenda enjoys volunteering, cooking, and making stained glass windows.

Laura Bangor, Membership Vice President

Laura Bangor has been a member of the Junior League of Norfolk-Virginia Beach, Inc. since 2001. During her time with the League, she has served in a number of roles on the Membership, Administrative, and Finance Councils. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Historic Preservation from Mary Washington College and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Phoenix. Laura has served in various capacities with a number of community and volunteer organizations. Currently, she works with Dr. Bloom Chewable Jewels and as a stay at home mother. She enjoys reading, cooking, and spending time with her husband, Craig, children, Nash and Ella Page, and two Siberian Huskies, Sable and Reilly.

Shannon Wright, Communications Vice President

Shannon Wright has been a member of the Junior League since 2005. She has served as Kids in the Kitchen Chair, Placement Chair, and Provisional Chair. She obtained a Bachelor of Business Administration from Austin Peay State University in her hometown of Clarksville, TN. She resides in Norfolk with her husband, Eddie and son, Landon. She is currently a realtor with William E. Wood & Associates. In her spare time, she enjoys cooking, making cards, scrapbooking, singing, and traveling.

Courtney Davio, Nominating Chair

Courtney Davio has been a member of the Junior League since 2004 serving on the Ways and Means, Mardi Gras and Excellence Girls’ Club Committees. She has a Bachelors Degree in Health Services Management from the University of Kentucky and a Masters in Education from Old Dominion University with ten years experience in volunteer management and fundraising. Courtney has also been an active member of St. Mark’s Catholic Church, Oceana Officers’ Wives Association, Virginia Beach Reading Council, and the Association for Volunteer Administrators. She resides in Virginia Beach with her husband, Dennis, and two boys, Nathan and Matthew. Courtney is excited to be serving a third term on the JLNVB Board of Directors.

Angela Jones, Parliamentarian

Angela Jones has been a member of the Junior League of Norfolk-Virginia Beach, Inc. since 2008 serving on the Gala and Healthy Kids Initiative Committees. She has a Bachelors of Science in Psychology from Old Dominion University, Masters of Science in Clinical Psychology from Virginia State University, and Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the Virginia Consortium Program in Clinical Psychology. Angela is also an active member of Jack and Jill of America, Norfolk Chapter and The House of Ogburn, Inc. She lives in Suffolk and enjoys reading, scrapbooking, and spending time with her husband Patrick and her son J. Philip.

Jessica Wilburn Antel, Ways and Means Chair

Jessica Wilburn Antel is a long-time resident of Hampton Roads. Raised in Virginia Beach, she is a graduate of Kempsville High School and Old Dominion University. Jessica is a current resident of Norfolk and lives with her husband Matt and Chocolate Lab, Nutmeg, in Ghent. She is currently employed as a cardiac intensive care nurse in the Heart Hospital, at Sentara Norfolk General. Jessica has been an active member of the JLNVB since 2007 and has served on Gala committees, Finance Council, and as Parliamentarian. She enjoys attending sporting events, gardening, traveling, trying new recipes, and spending time with friends and family.

Najwa Knox, At-Large Director

Najwa has been a member of The Junior League of Norfolk-Virginia Beach, Inc. since 2006. She has served as Fundraiser Development Chair, Shopping Event Co-Chair as well as Ways and Means Chair. A native of Richmond, Virginia and graduate of Liberty University, she now resides in Virginia Beach with her husband, Andrew and their two boys, Andy and Brady. She is actively involved at First Baptist Church of Norfolk and is a Southern Living at Home Independent Consultant.

Stacy Long, Leadership Initiatives Director

Stacy Long has been a member of Junior League since 2004 and she is presently serving in the role of Leadership Initiatives Director. She has served as Endowment Chair, on the Nominating Committee, as an Advisor and on the Finance Committee. Stacy is Certified Financial Planner(TM) an Accredited Investment Fiduciary(R) and is a partner at NTrust Wealth Management located in Virginia Beach. She has a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration from Old Dominion University and a 2009 Top 40 Under 40 award-winner. She is a native to Hampton Roads residing in Chesapeake with her husband Chris and children Michael and Austin. Stacy also serves on the Great Bridge Battlefield and Waterways History Foundation Board and is a member of the Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce, CBDA, Hampton Roads Estate Planning Council, Hampton Roads Gift Planning Council, and EWGA.

Melissa Steadman, Membership Initiatives Director

Melissa Steadman has been a member of the Junior League since 2003 and has served in numerous Chair positions within both Finance and Membership Council. Most recently she has served on the board as Membership Initiatives, Membership VP, and Ways and Means Chair and is honored to be participating again this year. In addition to Junior League service she has also been a volunteer for CHKD, the American Red Cross, Alpha Sigma Alpha National Sorority, and the American Cancer Society. She has a Bachelors of Science in Business with minors in Economics and German. Melissa started an at home flower design business called The Pinky Peony to allow her to continue to do something she truly enjoys while being at home with her son Davis and daughter Mary James(best job, hands down!). Before initiating her business, she was in pharmaceutical sales as a regional trainer with Merck Inc. When she is not designing flowers or volunteering, she enjoys time with her husband Brian, their children and their black lab George. She also welcomes any time spent with friends and family.

Heather Wood, Sustainer Advisor to the Board

Heather Wood joined the Virginia Port Authority (VPA) as Director of Environmental Affairs in October 2001. Under the direction of the Sr. Deputy Executive Director, Ms. Wood is responsible for the Port of Virginia’s environmental programs and regulatory affairs related to the operation and development of marine terminal facilities located in the Hampton Roads harbor – Newport News Marine Terminal, Norfolk International Terminals, and Portsmouth Marine Terminal – and the Virginia Inland Terminal located in Warren County, Virginia. Prior to Ms. Wood’s arrival at the VPA, she served as a Senior Environmental Engineer for the Virginia Marine Resources Commission and an Environmental Planner for Virginia’s Chesapeake Bay Local Assistance Department. In addition, Ms. Wood served as a Virginia Governor’s Fellow and held positions with McGuireWoods, L.L.P in Richmond and Charlottesville, Virginia. Ms. Wood presently serves as the VPA’s representative to the American Association of Port Authorities – Harbors Navigation and Environment Committee and the Virginia Maritime Association - Environmental Awareness Committee. Ms. Wood is a graduate of Lead Hampton Roads (2004) and Lead Virginia (2008) and serves on the Board of Directors of the Junior League of Norfolk-Virginia Beach, Inc. and is Vice Chairman of the Board of Governors of St. Margaret’s School in Tappahannock, Virginia. Ms. Wood holds a Master of Business Administration degree from the College of William and Mary, Mason School of Business, a Master of Arts degree in Marine Affairs from the University of Virginia, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Randolph Macon Woman’s College, Lynchburg, Virginia.

With great pleasure, we welcome The Junior League of Norfolk-Virginia Beach, Inc.

Provisional Class of 2010-2011! We are thrilled to be kicking off a great year with our Summer Retreat on Saturday, September 11, 2010 at TowneBank! The retreat will introduce members to the Junior League and to the fundamentals of the JLNVB to help prepare them to excel in their League careers. With the help of the Council Vice Presidents, our Provisionals will have the opportunity meet members of the Board of Directors while learning firsthand the roles and functions of our five Councils. The history, structure and community impact of our League will continue as a present theme throughout the Provisional year. To help foster the lifelong friendships, so well known to League members, our retreat will end with a social. We are excited to learn more about our Provisionals while they mingle and get to know each other, the Provisional Committee, and Board Members. We thank all League members who are helping to make our Summer Retreat possible and look forward to a fantastic year!

Erinn Leary & Melissa Polizos Provisional Chair and Chair-Elect

Have a friend or family member interested in becoming a member of JLNVB? It isn’t too late for them to join us this year. Please contact for more information.

Welcome, Transfers! Kathy Whetstone Charlotte, North Carolina

Shannon Wilson Pensacola, Florida

Mary Reeves Murphy Washington D.C.

Anna Murphy Washington D.C.

Abbe Malone Orlando, Florida

Meredith Kyttle Northern Virginia

Megan Bremermann Portland, ME

Lamar Barton Savannah, Georgia

Nancy Wilkinson Boca Raton, Florida

Susan Unger Charlotte, North Carolina

It’s All About Placement... What do Advisors and Mentors DO? Every active member of the JLNVB has a Placement Advisor, Transition Mentor, or Provisional Mentor. Their primary function is to serve as a member’s liaison for any League-related issue. • Need an introduction to other JLNVB members? Advisors/Mentors are in contact with many members; ask them to introduce you. • Have a question about how the organization “works?” Ask your Advisor/Mentor to explain the JLNVB structure. • If you have a fabulous idea – for a fundraiser, volunteer event, social event, etc. – your Advisor/Mentor is the person to help you navigate the channels to have your idea presented. • If you require any type of status change, your Advisor/Mentor is the person to help you determine the appropriate status and to guide you through the process. (Status levels: Active, Active-Gold, Transfer In, Leave of Absence, Non-Resident Active, Transfer Out, Sustainer) • If you are having any issues within the JLNVB – difficulty meeting obligations, placement concerns, etc. – your Advisor/Mentor is there to help you find a resolution. Your Placement Advisor, Transition Mentor, or Provisional Mentor is your first line of communication with the JLNVB. In addition to helping their Advisees address their League issues and questions, Advisors/Mentors are crucial in setting a stage that will allow members to have a satisfactory and gratifying League experiences. They serve as mentors to their Advisees. Placement Advisors, Transition Advisors, and Provisional Mentors review their Advisee’s progress throughout the year to make certain they are engaged and fulfilling their JLNVB obligations. And, they work with their Advisees to help find all the available alternatives for meeting League requirements, thus ensuring those obligations can be fulfilled. Advisors/Mentors also help match members with placements through League career guidance, which will advance the member’s JLNVB goals. Advisors/Mentors conduct interviews with their Advisees that help the Placement and Nominating Committees understand the work a member has done during their League career (both in the JLNVB and in other Leagues), a member’s professional work and training, and the League goals of the member. All of the duties of the Placement Advisor, Transition Mentor, and Provisional Mentor serve the purpose of making certain that the JLNVB has a robust, energetic, and excited membership. Throughout the year, you should periodically hear from your Advisor/Mentor. And, you should always feel free to contact your Advisor/Mentor with League related questions, concerns, and brilliant, new ideas. Be sure to look for Placement Committee, Transition Committee, and Provisional Committee members at each GMM and let us know what we can do for you!

Placement Committee Chair

Ruth Elkins


Lauren Hughes

Placement Advisors

Courtney Davio, Angie Jones, Leah Kennedy, Najwa Knox, Brooks Lively, Jessica Martyn and Kelly Willette

Provisional Committee

Erinn Leary, Chair; Melissa Polizos, Chair-Elect

Provisional Mentors

Erika Compliment, Myra Gobble, Jennifer McDonald, Jenn Morelen, Julie Stroh and Susie Wentworth

Transition Committee

Aisha Evans, Chair; Kim Blake, Chair-Elect

Transition Mentors

Jessica Decker and Julie Paulina If you are not sure who your Advisor is, please check your record on If there is anything that we can do to help you, please do not hesitate to contact us at

Ruth Elkins Placement Chair

Lauren Hughes

Placement Chair-Elect

2010-2011 Placements Board of Directors President President-Elect Administrative Vice President Treasurer Treasurer-Elect Membership Vice President Community Vice President Communications Vice President At-Large Director Leadership Initiatives Director Membership Initiatives Director Nominating Committee Chair Ways and Means Committee Chair Parliamentarian Board of Directors Sustainer Advisor

Kimberly Thompson Connie Hedrick Denise Kellam Susan Malandrino Maryann McChesney-Shaw Laura Bangor Brenda Christy Shannon Wright Najwa Knox Stacy Long Melissa Steadman Courtney Davio Jessica Wilburn Antel Angie Jones Heather Wood

Administrative Council Headquarters Chair and Historian Headquarters Chair-Elect and Historian Headquarters Committee Headquarters Committee Headquarters Committee Headquarters Committee Sustainer Member

Kelly Reynolds Katie Stellitano Julie Paulina Jennifer Rawls Susan Unger Bobbie Gribble

Contracts Chair Administrative Council Sustainer Advisor

Gretchen Baker Cameron Meals

Communications Council Assistant Communications VP TIDEings Manager Web Liaison TIDEings Business Manager/Ass't Web Liaison Communications Council Sustainer Advisor

Amy Volk Ashley Gentry Hanan Mitry Theo Kleinschnittger Sherri Stein

Communications Council Update

Communications council is excited to introduce a new section in eTIDEings, the JLNVB Classifieds section! For JLNVB members, classifieds are free and for non-members they are $10.00 per ad (subject to editing). More information on the JLNVB Classifieds section will be available at the September General Membership Meeting and on the home page at Also, this year we will have two printed TIDEings, hot off the press for November and February. We are looking forward to an exciting year!

Membership Council Nominating Committee Nominating Committee Nominating Committee Nominating Committee Nominating Committee Nominating Committee Nominating Committee Alternate Nominating Committee Sustainer Advisor Placement Chair Placement Chair-Elect Placement Advisor Placement Advisor Placement Advisor Placement Advisor Placement Advisor Placement Advisor Placement Advisor Provisional Committee Chair Provisional Committee Chair-Elect Provisional Placement Manager Provisional Mentor Provisional Mentor Provisional Mentor Provisional Mentor Provisional Mentor Provisional Mentor Provisional Recruiting Chair Provisional Recruiting Chair-Elect Provisional Recruiting Committee Provisional Recruiting Committee Transition Chair Transition Chair-Elect Transition Mentor Transition Mentor Leadership Initiatives (Training) Committee Leadership Initiatives (Training) Committee Membership Initiatives Committee Membership Initiatives Committee Sustainer Committee Co-Chair Sustainer Committee Co-Chair Membership Council Sustainer Advisor

Kim Blake Jessica Martyn Jessica Decker Brooks Lively Stacy Long Kelly Reynolds Melissa Polizos Nicole Powell Ruth Elkins Lauren Hughes Courtney Davio Angie Jones Leah Kennedy Najwa Knox Brooks Lively Jessica Martyn Kelly Willette Erinn Leary Melissa Polizos Erinn Leary Erika Compliment Myra Gobble Jennifer McDonald Jenn Morelen Julie Stroh Susie Wentworth Neshondria "Shon" Johnson Jamie Stump Ashley Gentry Kim Terry Aisha Evans Kim Blake Jessica Decker Julie Paulina Hanan Mitry Katie Stellitano Julie Paulina Kim Terry Debbie Russell Shelly Gram Vickie Madison

Finance Council Ways and Means Chair-Elect Ways and Means Committee Ways and Means Committee Ways and Means Committee Cookbook Co-Chair Cookbook Co-Chair Cookbook Committee Cookbook Committee Cookbook Committee Cookbook Committee Cookbook Committee Themed Party Chair Themed Party Chair-Elect Themed Party Committee Themed Party Committee Themed Party Committee Themed Party Committee Themed Party Committee Themed Party Committee Themed Party Committee Themed Party Committee Shopping Event Chair Shopping Event Chair-Elect Shopping Event Committee Shopping Event Committee Shopping Event Committee Shopping Event Committee Shopping Event Committee Shopping Event Committee Shopping Event Committee Shopping Event Committee Fund Development Chair Fund Development Chair Elect Finance Council Sustainer Advisor

Alexandra Hunter Christy Alexander Gretchen Baker Jennifer Swets Mary Reeves Julie Stroh Caroline Ballard Jennifer Farlin Megan Bremermann Lisa Raines Nancy Wilkinson Elsbeth "Ellie" Desselle Carin Schneller-Carr Nicole Blum Mary Beth Charon Peyton Cheely Stefanie Hirano Liz McNulty Kelly Reynolds Katie Rider Shannon Wilson Kelly Reynolds Anne "Annie" Coombes Lamar Barton Terea McKinney Doris Salem Kim Walker Kathy Whetstone Anna Murphy Elsbeth "Ellie" Desselle Sabrina Zimring Ashley Mason Stefanie Hirano Ann Stuart Bugg

It’s Classified!

Be on the lookout for the new Classifieds section on, launching in October. Advertising is available free for members in good standing and for $10 per month for nonmembers. See website for details.

Community Council Signature Issue Chair Signature Issue Chair-Elect Signature Issue Committee Signature Issue Committee Signature Issue Committee Signature Issue Committee Signature Issue Committee Signature Issue Committee Kids In The Kitchen Chair Kids In The Kitchen Chair-Elect Kids In The Kitchen Committee Kids In The Kitchen Committee Kids In The Kitchen Committee Kids In The Kitchen Committee Community Partner Network Chair Public Advocacy Chair Community Council Sustainer Advisor

Erika Compliment Emily Budlong Marcie Ellis Meredith Kyttle Amy Lovelace Abbe Malone Susan Unger Sarah Bell van Orman Betsy Sommers Nancy Wilkinson Kristin Kupetz Tracy Pope Jennifer Rawls Katie Rider Heather Todd Angie Jones Cinda Ayers

Community Partner Network: Educate & Appreciate!

On Wednesday August 11, 2010 the Board of Directors, along with the JLNVB Community Council, hosted an “Educate and Appreciate” to kick-off the League year with our Community Partner Network. At the event, members shared JLNVB’s goals and objectives for our Signature Issue, Healthy Kids Initiative, and community events with key Community Partners who are crucial to the success of many of our community programs, including Kids in the Kitchen. Stacey Parker, manager of community outreach with Norfolk Southern Corporation, presented the topic “Using Social Media to Grow Your Business.” Attendees at the event walked away with great tips and the inside scoop on the effective use of social media. Special thanks to everyone who helped make the night a success. The Community Council looks forward to a new Junior League year that will continue to build on our Community Partner relationships.

The Junior League of Norfolk-Virginia Beach, Inc. is pleased to present “It’s A Girl’s World” on Saturday, October 9, 2010 from 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. at the Girl Scout Council of Colonial Coast headquarters in Chesapeake. “It’s A Girl’s World” is sponsored by the Junior League of Norfolk-Virginia Beach, Inc. and Girl Scout Council of Colonial Coast for girls ages 5 - 17. Part of JLNVB’s Healthy Kids Initiative, this event will focus on developing the potential of whole, healthy, confident girls in preparation for womanhood. PLEASE REGISTER BY SEPTEMBER 25 To register, contact Theresa Perry, Program Manager Girls Scout Council of Colonial Coast 912 Cedar Road Chesapeake, VA 23322 Phone: 757-547-1872 Activities will stress the importance of making good nutritional and fitness choices and having a healthy body image and strong self-esteem. All attendees will receive a patch custom designed by the Junior League of Norfolk-Virginia Beach, Inc.

JLNVB New Member Social Gordon Biersch September 1, 2010

Notice anything...interesting? “Follow The Glove� this year as our members document the places they go and the peope they meet!

Membership Commitments

2010‐2011 JLNVB Provisional Membership Commitments:    OBLIGATION  11‐12 Dues  Fundraising Obligations        Signature Issue/Community Hours  Placement Training  GMM (8 total meetings)  Committee/BOD Placement  (i.e. Placement Credit)  Placement Interview  Provisional Retreat  Provisional Meetings  Board of Directors Meeting  Provisional Project: Blood Drive Workshift  Provisional Project: Blood Drive Donors  Provisional Done In A Day Project 


$150 3 Fundraising Hours (Cookbook, Themed Party, W&M,  Endowment)  $150 in Themed Party Tickets  $50 in Shopping Tickets  $25 cookbook purchase  5 JLNVB hours  1  6 (allowed 2 misses)  Satisfactorily Fulfill Placement  Must complete  1 (5 hours)  7 of 8 (allowed 1 miss)  1  1 workshift (2 hours)   3 donors  1 (5 hours) 

Southern Living at Home Summer Social & Fundraiser The Junior League of Norfolk-Virginia Beach, Inc. held its first Summer Social and Annual Fund fundraiser on June 17, 2010. It was a fun and successful event for the Junior League. The evening was a relaxed and social one where prospective Provisionals were able to tour the TaylorWhittle House and learn about the JLNVB from members. All of the guests enjoyed wonderful food and drinks provided by our members, and we all did a little shopping. The proceeds from the Southern Living at Home sales were donated to the JLNVB’s Annual Fund. Be on the lookout for more exciting and fun social, fundraising and recruiting events in the future!

What Do You Think? Is Betty Draper a Role Model for Today’s Women?

The fictional star of TV’s Emmy Awarding-winning Mad Men is a stay-at-home mother, an active member of the Junior League of Tarrytown (now called the Junior League of Westchester-on-Hudson) and a key mover in the League’s local environmental efforts. But how typical is Betty of real Junior League members (all 160,000 of them)? While many Junior League members take time off from work to raise families, 71% of members work full or part time outside of the home. Many members do some combination of both: work, stay at home, and go back to work again. And all, like Betty, are actively involved in civic leadership in their own communities. Here are just a few of the Junior League’s change agents. • Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY), member of the Junior League of New York and the proud sponsor of a House bill to establish a National Women’s History Museum on the Mall in Washington. • Jan Langbein, The Senior Policy Advisor at the Office on Violence Against Women at the U.S. Department of Justice and a 27 year member of the Junior League of Dallas. • Betty Simms, U.S. Senate, Missouri, has made significant contributions to improving the health, economic, and social well-being of women and children. • Rose Hudson, President and CEO of the Louisiana Lottery Corporation. • Kay Hagan, U.S. Senate, North Carolina, “one of the smartest, hardest working, most effective senators in North Carolina” according to Governor Mike Easley, credits her experience with The Junior League. • Gena Lovett, COO Alexandra Investment Management, a New York hedge fund. • Glenda E. Hood, former Florida Secretary of State and Mayor of Orlando. • Pat Evans, former three-term Mayor of Plano and was Plano’s “Citizen of the Year” in 2004. • Dee Dickinson, one of the world’s foremost experts on learning and human development. • The Honorable Sandra Day O’Connor, the first female Supreme Court Justice. Founded in 1901 by New Yorker, Mary Harriman, the Junior Leagues are charitable nonprofit organizations of women, developed as civic leaders, creating demonstrable community impact. Today, The Association of Junior Leagues International Inc. (AJLI) is comprised of more than 160,000 women in 293 Junior Leagues throughout Canada, Mexico, the United Kingdom and the United States. Together, they constitute one of the largest, most effective volunteer organizations in the world. For more information, visit

Back-To-School: How Are Moms Using Their Newly-Free Time?

Now that the kids are back in school, moms suddenly have more “free time” on their hands. Though many jokingly ask, “What free time?” we caught up with a few moms who have a noticed a difference in their schedules since school began and we asked what they were doing now that the kids are in school. Erika Compliment, Healthy Kids Initiative Chair, full-time professional and avid runner, is using the time to make fitness a part of the daily routine for her and her daughter. “Once school is back in, it is easier for Sarah and I to be in our workout routine together. We go right after school.” Some moms who’ve devoted the summer to taking care of younger children use the time to take care of themselves a little. Christelle, a busy stay-at-home mom involved in a variety of social and athletic activities in Norfolk, plans to get back in shape and read a book she’s been interested in for three months (and maybe squeeze in a manicure and pedicure). Devoted Sustainer Barbara Sutelan, a hardworking professional and Norfolk mom, has no intention of relaxing in her newfound spare time! She’s Chairing the Norfolk Collegiate School Fall Fair as well as volunteering at the school. She’s also been substitute teaching and leading a local Girl Scout troop…all while taking classes at Old Dominion University. Whew! What do these women have in common? They all give back to their community through support of the Junior League of Norfolk-Virginia Beach, Inc. by being active members or attending League fundraisers. Because our membership is comprised of women like these that we can, as a League, sustain a high level of impact in the community while leading diverse lives, raising healthy families and developing strong careers.

Volunteer Opportunities Abound! We have lots of great volunteer opportunities with our Community Partner Network this year, including: It’s A Girl’s World, a mobile Kids in the Kitchen taking place this Fall, CHKD mentoring program and our signature Kids in the Kitchen event in the Spring. Stayed tuned to TidewaterNet for volunteer opportunities on these exciting events!

Do You Agree? Moms Have More Leisure Time Than They Think, Researcher Says by Amy Hatch, Jan 29, 2010 on You work a full-time job and then you come home and make dinner, clean the house and put the kids to bed. And don’t forget about the laundry. Sounds like a full day’s work, doesn’t it? Not to some researchers, who say moms have as many as 30 hours a week to spend on leisure time. Time-use researcher John Robinson is needling moms with the assertion that they aren’t working as many hours as they think they are, according to The Washington Post Magazine. He says his data shows that Americans are working fewer hours than they did 20 years ago.

That’s not so bad; shrug-worthy, even. But wait, Moms: Robinson also says his data -- collected via “time diaries,” in which subjects listed their activities over a set period of time -- reveals that mothers and fathers have nearly equal workloads, including both paid and unpaid work. And here’s the real gotcha: He says mothers -- actually all Americans, in fact -- have 30 to 40 hours of free time a week. “It’s very popular, the feeling that there are too many things going on, that people can’t get in control of their lives,” Robinson tells the Post. “But when we look at people’s diaries, there just doesn’t seem to be the evidence to back it up. It’s a paradox. When you tell people they have 30 or 40 hours of free time every week, they don’t want to believe it.” Post reporter Brigid Schulte didn’t believe it, and so she kept a diary of her days. What qualified as leisure time? Waiting for a tow truck, visiting a sick friend and answering e-mails at midnight. Basically, anything that couldn’t be categorized as paid work, child care or housework is categorized by Robinson as “leisure.” Dena Dyer of Fredericksburg, Texas doesn’t buy it either. Mother to Jordan, 11, and Jackson, 5, Dyer also is busy with her career as a blogger and freelance writer (her work has appeared in Women’s World and Nick Jr. Digest). She sides with Schulte, saying that 30 to 40 hours a week “sounds really high and almost laughable, unless you call sleep ‘leisure time.’ “ “I’m a mom and most of my friends are moms. We’re lucky to have an hour or two of leisure time a day -- 14 hours a week, at the most -- to call our own, after taking care of work, kids, hubby and other responsibilities,” she tells ParentDish. “And that’s if we can stay awake after the children are in bed!” Dyer adds that she could possibly see Robinson’s theory being true for a mom who stays at home and whose kids are in school. “Even then,” she says, “many moms spend a lot of their time with kid- and family-related errands, like buying groceries, handling the bills and scheduling doctor’s appointments and social time for their families.” When moms do get a chance to go off the grid for a girls’ night out, they find themselves bombarded with text messages and phone calls from their kids and husbands. Dyer is no exception, and says she’s tried to talk to her family about not bugging her when she’s having a little precious down time. “Usually, I’ll have a phone call from one of my sons or my husband at least once or twice during time with friends, even if it’s just for an hour, or when I’m trying to be alone with my thoughts,” she says. “We laugh about it, but it does bug me a lot at times.” “I’m a solo entrepreneur with my own business, a wife and the mother of a very active 2-year old, Zilia,” says Barnsley Brown of Chapel Hill, N.C. “I can’t even imagine having 30 hours of leisure time -- unless I was six feet under ground!”

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Beach Ball 2010 Saturday, May 8 Hilton Virginia Beach Oceanfront

Saturday, November 13, 2010 9:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. Sandler Center - Town Center, Virginia Beach

O N E DAY O N LY ! Get your holiday gifting underway at the 2010 Merrytime Market, held at the Sandler Center For The Performing Arts at Town Center in Virginia Beach. We have many vendors from years past returning with exciting new products and styles. Get there early for the best selection!

For The Chairs Leadership Basics for Committee Chairs Facilitation Tips • Take a deep breath and smile! Everyone at the meeting is your peer and wants to participate in the discussion. • Your role is to facilitate, help the group with process, manage the agenda, push toward completion and manage time. You are not expected to teach, train or present. • Start and end on time. • Project energy, enthusiasm and animation. • Make eye contact, looking at all participants intermittently. • Set the stage, discuss norms - ask that: 1. Everyone has the opportunity to speak to an item before someone speaks a second time, and 2. Everyone holds the comments to two minutes so that everyone has an opportunity to participate. • Gently keep the focus on the main learning points. • Ask the group the questions, not individuals. • Listen to responses and be prepared to follow up with your next question. • Do not interrupt unless the response is overly long or off the topic. • Remain neutral. • Be sure to allow all participants a chance to speak, but remember that some people prefer not to volunteer to speak in a group. If that happens, a specific question can be directed to an individual, as long as she is not put on the spot. • If someone seems particularly negative, intervene by redirecting and repeat the purpose of the process. Try acknowledging that the group has heard what the person has said and direct the discussion to the point at hand or to the next point. • Get agreement on meaning. • Allow time for recorder to read the report sheet responses back to ensure that the group’s thoughts have been captured. • Enjoy yourself.

Three Characteristics of a Leader 1. Leads from the front Communicates Acts as a personal champion Projects confidence 2. Drives Change Builds relationships across teams Motivates others Encourages change ideas Constantly looks for ways to improve processes

3. Coaches and develops others Builds a diverse team Provides coaching to everyone to unleash their full potential Reveals weaknesses Delegates tasks to challenge and stretch others

Thirteen Tips for Conducting An Orderly Meeting

1. Call for a motion so the group can have a discussion around a certain point. 2. Motions can be amended by inserting, adding, striking out or substituting words. 3. A motion can have only two amendments; and the second one must apply to the first amendment (not the original motion). 4. The chair should always restate the motion and any amendments. 5. Discussion comes after the motion is seconded and before voting. 6. The chair may sense when the committee is through discussing and ask, “Are you ready for the question?” (Are you ready to vote?) 7. A motion that is postponed indefinitely is dead until at least the next meeting. 8. If a motion remains tabled after the next meeting, the motion is dead. 9. Debate can be limited by general consent, i.e. “If no one objects, we will limit debate to five more minutes.” If there are objections, a 2/3 vote is required to limit the debate. 10. A motion to reconsider a matter can only be presented by someone who voted on the prevailing (winning) side. 11. A motion to recess a meeting for a specific amount of time is not debatable and is a good way to cool a heavy debate or to caucus to decide on the next move. 12. The chair should always announce the result of a vote and the effect of the decision, e.g. “The ayes have it. The treasurer is instructed to pay the bill.” 13. Some rules of debate: • Debate is always confined to a pending motion • The member who m ade the motion may start the debate • A member must be recognized by the chair in order to debate • All discussions and remarks should be directed to the chair • No one should speak on a subject a second time until everyone who wants to speak has done so • If a motion is not debatable the chair may still ask for explanations • The maker of a motion may vote against it, but may not speak against it (Adapted from materials developed by the Public Management Institute)

From The Kitchen Bring Summer Back For A Day!

Autumn is upon us, and while most of us are ready for a break from the heat of Summer, there will be days when we miss open-air dinners in the courtyard and the scent of our herb gardens. Bring summer back, at least for a day, with this tantalizing meal using all your favorite summertime ingredients!


Serves 8 Prep time: 30 minutes Cooking time: 10-13 minutes 2 1/2 cups flour 1 tablespoon baking powder 1 teaspoon salt 1 1/2 tablespoons chopped fresh sweet basil 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda 4 tablespoons butter 1 roma tomato, seeded and finely chopped 1/2 cup milk 1/4 cup honey, warmed 1 tablespoon water 1 egg yolk 2 teaspoon sugar

TO MAKE SCONES: • Preheat oven to 400° • Mix flour, baking powder, salt, basil, and baking soda. • Cut butter into flour mixture until it resembles coarse meal. • Add chopped tomato to flour mixture. • Mix milk, warmed honey, and water in a small bowl until honey dissolves. • Pour milk mixture into flour mixture; stir until soft dough forms. • Form a dough ball and sprinkle outside of dough ball with flour. • Spread dough onto a lightly floured surface. • Roll dough out to approximately 3/4 to 1 inch thick. • Cur dough with a 3-inch biscuit cutter; place on a nonstick cookie sheet. • Brush tops of dough with egg yolk; sprinkle with remaining sugar. • Bake in preheated 400° oven for 10-13 minutes, or until golden brown. “Sweet Basil Scones” Toast To Tidewater, page 34

For an elegantly casual dining experience, serve Spinach & Feta Soup, followed by Valhalla’s Summer Linguini, rounding out the main course with Bayside BalsamicGlazed Salmon. Top the night off with Orange Brickle Pie and your palette (and guests) will thank you heartily!


Serves 6 Prep time: 50 minutes Cooking time: 40 minutes 2 tablespoons oil 2 tablespoons butter 2 cups chopped onion 2 teaspoons chopped garlic 2 cups finely chopped fresh spinach 4 tablespoons flour 4 cups milk 2 cups chicken or vegetable broth 1/4 teaspoon white pepper 1/4 teaspoon tumeric (or ground ginger) 8 ounces crumbled Feta cheese 2 cups chopped cooked chicken, optional Crumbled Feta cheese for garnish *If you do not have tumeric, substitute ground ginger, or leave it out. TO MAKE SOUP: • Pour oil into saucepan. • Melt butter in oil over medium heat until bubbly. • Stir in onions and garlic; cook three minutes or until soft. • Mix in spinach; cook an additional three minutes. • Reduce heat to low. • Stir in flour; cook for one minute. • Stir milk into spinach-flour mixture, very slowly, incorporating approximately 1/8 cup of milk into spinach-flour mixture at a time before adding more milk. • When all the milk has been added, stir in broth, white pepper, and tumeric. • Simmer for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. • Puree mixture in blender; return pureed mixture to pot. • Stir in Feta, simmer for five minutes. • Stir in chicken and simmer for an additional five minutes. • Serve hot. • Garnish with crumbled Feta cheese. “Spinach & Feta Soup” Toast To Tidewater, page 46

VALHALLA’S SUMMER LINGUINI Serves 8 Prep time: 15 minutes *Advance preparation is required.

4 large tomatoes, chopped 8 ounces Brie, Feta, or goat cheese, chopped 1 cup chopped fresh basil 5 cloves garlic, pressed 1/2 cup olive oil 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon pepper 16 ounces linguini, cooked, drained, and kept hot Parmesan cheese TO MAKE PASTA: • Mix tomatoes, cheese, basil, and garlic in a large bowl. • Whisk together olive oil, salt, and pepper. • Pour dressing over tomato mixture; toss gently to coat. • Let stand, covered, at room temperature for one hour or longer. • Cook linguine and drain. Keep hot. • Toss hot pasta with tomato mixture. • Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and pepper to taste. “Valhalla’s Summer Linguini” Toast To Tidewater, page 64

BAYSIDE BALSAMIC-GLAZED SALMON Serves 4 Prep time: 20 minutes Cooking time: 15 minutes

1 pound fresh salmon filets Vegetable cooking spray 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar 2 tablespoons Dijon-style mustard Salt and pepper to taste TO MAKE SALMON: • Rinse salmon; pat dry. • Heat nonstick skillet; spray with vegetable cooking spray. • Cook salmon on flesh side for five minutes on medium heat; turn salmon and cook on skin side for three minutes. • Remove salmon; place on plate. • Stir balsamic vinegar into skillet; cook on medium heat until balsamic vinegar has reduced by half, approximately three minutes. • Lower heat. • Stir in Dijon-style mustard; mix into a smooth glaze. • Salt and pepper salmon; return salmon skin side down to skillet. • Cover skillet; cook skin side down for two minutes. • Remaining glaze may be spooned over salmon. “Bayside Balsamic-Glazed Salmon” Toast To Tidewater, page 111


Serves 10 Prep time: 30 minutes Cooking time: 8-10 minutes for crust; 12-15 minutes for filling *Advance preparation is required. CRUST 1 1/4 cups graham cracker crumbs 1/4 cup sugar 1/3 cup butter, softened FILLING 3/4 cup sugar 6 tablespoons butter 1/4 cup frozen orange juice concentrate, thawed 2 tablespoons water Dash salt 2 eggs, beaten 1 quart vanilla ice cream 2 tablespoons orange liqueur 2 oranges, sliced TO MAKE CRUST: • Preheat oven to 350°. • Combine graham cracker crumbs, sugar, and butter; press firmly into bottom and sides of a 9-inch pan. • Bake in 350° oven for 8-10 minutes.

TO MAKE FILLING: • Mix sugar, butter, orange juice concentrate, water, salt, and eggs in a saucepan. • Cook over low heat, stirring occasionally until mixture bubbles. • Simmer for an additional two minutes, stirring constantly. • Place clear plastic wrap directly onto surface of cooked orange mixture; chill in refrigerator for several hours. • Soften half of ice cream in a bowl; work ice cream with a wooden spoon until just pliable. • Spread ice cream into baked graham cracker crust using a metal spatula. • Quickly top with orange mixture; freeze until firm. • Soften remaining ice cream; stir in orange liqueur. • Spread over frozen mixture; freeze several hours or overnight. • Ice cream will not freeze firm. • Serve immediately from freezer. • Top with orange slices “Orange Brickle Pie” Toast To Tidewater, page 145

Do You Tweet? You can follow us on Twitter...we’re JuniorLeagueNVB! If you don’t have a Twitter account, we’ll set one up for you, no problem. When you check in at the September 15th General Membership Meeting, you’ll have the opportunity to have a Twitter account created for you WHILE YOU WAIT! Need help figuring out how or why to use Twitter? We can help you with that, too. Right there, on the spot. If you’re interested in having an account created for you (it’s FREE, of course!), just bring the following information to the meeting and our Communications Council will take care of the rest... Desired User Name We can’t guarantee you’ll get exactly the one you want. Come up with an alternate in case your preferred User Name is already taken. Password You can always change it later. We’ll tell you how. Bring your smartphone or other handheld device if you want us to get Twitter set up there, too. IMPORTANT: Be sure you have a data plan that’s sufficient to cover Twitter’s a web-based application and counts the same as using the Internet on your phone.

2010-2011 Leadership Institute Certification Requirements Earn your Junior League Leadership Institute Certification for the 2010-2011 League year by completing the following three activities:

• Attend 4 out of the 6 Leadership Institute trainings • Attend 3 out of the 6 Leadership Institute trainings and 1 Passion into Action luncheon • To make this certificate even more attainable for membership, one of the training sessions can be substituted by reading a book from the Leadership Library. Books are available for check-out at the Taylor-Whittle House and at all GMMs.

August Accessory Swap & Shop When times are tough, Junior Leaguers step up to the challenge! We have been thinking of creative ways to raise money for our Annual Fund and we are pleased to announce that we raised almost $500 from our August Accessory Swap and Shop! The event was held on Saturday, August 21, 2010 at the Taylor-Whittle House. So many thanks go to the League members, friends, and family members who donated great jewelry and accessories to help make event so successful and, of course, to those who attended and purchased the items! We hope to hold a couple more of these smaller fundraisers/socials during the League year, so stay tuned for more information!

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Hats Off... ...To all of our members who have invited new members to join The Junior League of Norfolk-Virginia Beach, Inc. ...To our much-loved Sustainers who have attended recruiting events and shown support for our League. We’d like to give special recognition to Sustainer Priscilla Trinder-Roady, and our friends at Burton’s Grill and Gordon Biersch for hosting recruitment events this summer!

The Junior League of Norfolk – Virginia Beach, Inc. wishes to express sincere gratitude to Towne Bank and Norfolk Collegiate School for sharing their facilities with local community groups. The support of these institutions contribute to the success of our meetings and trainings. We thank these community leaders for their role in our mission of promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women, and improving communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers.

The Bristow Butterfly Garden at Norfolk Botanical Gardens The 2-acre Bristow Butterfly Garden provides a habitat to attract and support butterflies and moths during all stages of their life cycle. Within the garden you will find a swallowtail and monarch nursery, nectar garden, moonlight garden and butterfly bush collection.

TIDEings Magazine - Sept 2010