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League Lines 2012/2013

Inside this issue:

May 2013

Volume 3, Issue 8

President’s Perspective

News and Events

Our League Year

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The Junior League of Huntington


Executive Board President

Amy Browning

President-Elect

Katina Haught

Community Vice President Corresponding Secretary Recording Secretary

JL of Huntington Meetings are held on the second Monday of the month at 6 p.m. 617 9th Avenue

Rebecca Crowder

Huntington, WV 25701

Missy McComas

304.523.4165

Ashley Corder

Treasurer

Summer Haynes

Treasurer Elect

Jessica Copeland

www.facebook.com/JLofHuntington @JLofHuntington

Junior League Mission Committee Chairs Arrangements………………………..............Ashley Corder ……………………………………………….Natalie McCormick Character Breakfast………………….…....…Tiffany Clark …………………………………………………………...Leslie Culp Community Center……………………………………..Vacant Cookbook…………………………………………..Maria Aiello

The Association of Junior Leagues International, Inc. is an organization of women committed to promoting volunteerism, developing the potential of women and improving communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively education and charitable.

………………………………………………………..Ashley Kasey Done in a Day ………………………………….Kristi Henson Education……………………………………….Ginny Morgan Kids in the Kitchen…………………………....Darci Barger ………………………………………………………Rachel Messer League Lines……………………...Anna Lafferre (Editor) …………………………...…...Anna von Allmen (Publisher) Membership……………………………….........Erica Deligne …………………………………………………….Denise Landers Mistletoe Market……………………………..Amy Prestera ……………………………………………..……….Allison Subacz Nominating/Placement……………….....Jamie Webster Public Relations…………………………...Meagan Shelton Rummage Sale…………………………………...Maria Aiello ……………………………………………………...Jamie Webster Ways & Means………………………………....Darah Snyder ………………………………………………………Sarah Walling 2

League Lines League Lines staff welcomes any contributions from the members of Junior League Huntington. Please contact Editor-in-Chief Anna Lafferre at anna.lafferre@yahoo.com. Submissions are due by the second Friday of every month.


President’s Perspective · Thank You · by Amy Browning In the next couple of weeks my role in the Junior League will shift from one in a leadership position to advisory. I have been a board member the majority of my time in the Junior League and I’m certain the shift will be one that will require some adjustment on my part. I know I won’t have the opportunity to speak with you each individually, so I am using this medium as a way to express my gratitude. First, let me say thank you for having enough confidence in me to elect me to this position. I have been honored to serve as your representative in our community. I have learned more about management and leading a team in this last year than in any other position I have held. You have given me tools and the support needed to advance my career and advocate for causes I am passionate about. Second, I need to thank you for giving me a team that disagreed, questioned, discussed and refused to just rubber stamp anything. The board has attended four hour meetings, met on Saturday morning, been available at the drop of a hat to supply feedback and opinions. Any time I said “I need help” they didn’t hesitate to offer assistance in anyway they could. And they took action on issues that will strengthen us as an organization in the coming years. As members and chairs of committees you have been asked to do a lot this year. We certainly haven’t been stagnant, have we? Thank you for stepping up and trying new things. Not everything worked out as planned, but everything was a lesson that will help us to grow. As always, I am impressed with your abilities and proud to work beside you. And of course I can’t forget those active gold and sustaining members that have allowed me to e-mail and call for advice or guidance. It was nice to know that I wasn’t alone. I had decades of experience to steer me in the right direction. There will be new faces at meetings in the fall. Some will lead and others will be new to our organization. Make them feel welcome. Communicate with them via text, e-mail, phone call or in person so there isn’t any misunderstanding or confusion. Let them know you care. Other friends will be missing. Some are moving or transferring to other leagues. I know a couple members are juggling new babies, jobs and personal struggles. They will need your support and understanding in ways they can’t plan for now. But no matter what direction they take, they’re still part of the family. Let them know they are missed. In a few months we will be hosting our newest fundraiser, Touch A Truck. It’s exciting to think of what adventures we will get into next year. Work still needs to be done on the community center. There is a Character Breakfast to plan for and cookbooks that still need to be sold. There are families in our community hungry for KITK activities and a ton of inquires about the DIAD support we can offer. Our calendar will be full. Thank you, two words that don’t seem big enough to express my true gratitude. I am forever indebted to you. May you feel blessed, loved and know you are important. 3


League News and Events · April General Membership Meeting Minutes · Amy Browning opened the meeting and asked everyone if there were any changes that needed to be made to the March minutes, they were approved as printed. Amy introduced our speakers Doug von Allmen and Majd Sweiss; they were there to educate us on women’s health and weight loss options. Katina Haught read the AMP for our new fundraiser Touch a Truck. This was presented as a motion from Katina to accept the AMP and move forward with the fundraiser that will be planned for the fall. This was seconded by Maria Reynolds and passed by the league. Summer Haynes discussed the financial statements and how much money Character Breakfast and Rummage Sale made. Maria Aiello stated that cookbooks can be picked up tonight; everyone must sell 5 at $15 each. Amy Browning added that if you cannot pay for your cookbook until you sell them then money is due at the May annual dinner. If you do not pay by then there will be penalties. Maria Aiello and Jamie Webster talked about how much they made from rummage and the concessions. Amy Browning stated that board discussed and those who did not bring in their $40 rummage to sale that they pay the $40 to the league, no additional fees. Rebecca Stanley talked about the Sustainer Advisory Board Meeting. She said we had four sustainers attend. We asked them to pick a sustainer representative for us for next year. They thought that we need to focus on having a couple of large events rather than more small events. In the future when we need something from them we should call them and ask them, this will help build a better relationship. Missy McComas stated that there are two DIAD events coming up in April. Signup sheets went around for Girls on the Run and Dress for Success events. She also passed out papers for people to vote on who they thought volunteer of the year should be this year. This will be announced at the annual dinner, so if you have not voted yet you can send Missy an email. Ashley Corder discussed the annual dinner. This will be May 16th at Taste of Asia at 6. The cost is $20 a person. Kate Farrell made us aware that the next Garden Club meeting was going to be April 17 at 10am. Katina Haught said she was going to be there and have cookbooks and Redbooks available to them. Erica Deligne introduced our 4 new members: Beth Arbes, Meg Cannon, Tiffany Carter, and Courtney McNeel. Amy Browning announced that Nominating Placement Chair, Jamie Webster, was going to have everyone stand up and explain their duties so people can have an idea about their placement for next year, after this the meeting would be adjourned. Respectfully submitted by Ashley Corder, Recording Secretary 4


League News and Events · Cookbooks · Your money for your five cookbooks is due no later than the annual dinner! If you have not received your books yet, please contact Maria Aiello or Ashley Kasey to make arrangements to pick up your books! Thanks for helping to make this fundraiser a success!

· Annual Dinner · Taste of Asia May 16th, cocktails at 6, they are seating us at 6:30 to start cooking. $20 a person. Please RSVP to Ashley Corder Ashleymu6@yahoo.com. You can send your money to: Ashley Corder 86 Palm Drive Huntington, WV 25705

· DIAD · St. Joseph Grade School in Huntington is hosting a Luau on Saturday, May 18th and they need volunteers to help on Friday and Saturday! The shift times are below. If anyone is interested then please let Missy McComas know ASAP! St. Joe is located on 6th Ave. near Riverpark Hospital.

Shift times: Friday, May 17th: Prep Work/ Set Up 12:00-3:00 pm Saturday May 18th: Set Up 7 am-11:30 am Event Worker 11:30 am-2 pm (Events for kids) Event Worker 2 pm-5:00 pm (Events for kids) Event Worker 4-6:30 pm (Luau) Event Worker 6-8:30 pm (Luau) Clean Up 8:30-? 5


League News and Events Annual Dues Paypal! Now you can pay your dues and buy your cookbooks online with Paypal! Check out the JLH website for more information! Coming Soon — JLH will be able to accept your credit card payments via any smart phone device! Thank You to all that have paid their dues! Our Emeritus members are exempt from dues. Payments have been received from the following:

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Maria Aiello

Judy Eblin

Carolyn Mankins

Pamela Shope

Jenny Amsbary

Dominique Elmore

Lanie Masilamani

Susan Sisson

Mary Anton

Mary Emmons

Melissa McComas

Ann Speer

Nancy Beckett

Kathryn Farrell

Kathryn Merry

Doris St. Clair

Mary Bell

Terry Fattaleh

Carol Miller

Donna Stark

Jean Biggs

Amanda Fellure

Becki Mohn

Jill Stevens

Sarah Blatt

Julie Ferguson

Betty Morgan

Rebecca Stevenson

Alice Bobersky

Gina Finley

Ginny Morgan

Carol Taylor

Sally Bogers

Charlotte Gardner

Patsy Mundy

Lola Toney

Charlene Boggs

Susan Hage

Marilyn Murdock

Cheryl Tweel

Pamela Boggs

Mary Hanrahan

Cynthia Murray

Lacey Vence

Barclay Bolen

Rebecca Hansen

Kathryn Ann Muth

Dorothy Wade

Amy Browning

Nancy Hanshaw

Susan Muth

Sarah Walling

Elizabeth Buffington

Sue Ellen Hadman

Nancy Newfield

Emily Watson

Nancy Burkhardt

Julie Haynes

Sally Oakes

Karen Sue Watson

Cheryl Chaffins

Summer Haynes

Sally Oxley

Jamie Webster

Tiffany Clark

Kristi Henson

Kay Pancake

Peggy Wilmink

Mary Alice Conaty

Anne Hildebrand

Heather Parker

Clara Alice Wilson

Jessica Copeland

Marilyn Hollandsworth

Amanda Perdue-Kent

Dixie Wilson

Ashley Corder

Linda Hood

Deborah Pohlman

Margaret Wilson

Michele Craig

Helen Hooser

Barbara Price

Mary Wiseman

Patricia Crews

Lisa Jacobson

Jennifer Ransbottom

Lesley Withers

Rebecca Crowder

Linda Kennedy

Pamela Rawn

Margaret Wolfe

Leslie Culp

Christie Kinsey

Maria Reynolds

Martha Woodward

Harriette Cyrus

Tracy Komorowski

Molly Robertson

Susan Yablonsky

Mary Daugherty

Ann Krieger

Brandon Roisman

Janet Yost

Patricia Daugherty

Anna Lafferre

Vera Rose

Mary Lind Zitter

Melissa Dawson

Cindy Legg

Miranda Rosiek

Jean Dennison

Susan Little

Mitzi Russell

Sarah Dougherty

Sally Lowe

Elizabeth Sheets

JL


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May 15, 2013 10:00 a.m. Business Meeting/Salad Luncheon Mary Plyde Bell’s Home Hosted by: Alice Bobersky June 14, 2013 6:00 — 8:00 p.m. Cocktail Party Cynthia Murray’s Home Hosted by: Beckie Mohn 8

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The Association of Junior Leagues International, Inc. is an organization of women committed to promoting volunteerism, developing the potent...