JUNIOR LEAGUE OF
SYRACUSE October 2017 | Issue 2
IN THIS ISSUE: Comm
• Keynote Speaker for the Salt City Summit •Corks, Forks, Brews and • Chews Pie Baking Fundraiser • Council Updates •Council Updates • Holiday Shoppes •Annual Dinner • Sustainer News •News to Know
MARK YOUR • Outgoing/incoming CALENDARS President’s message Check the members’ website for registration and event details.
The JLS is off to a fantastic start, we had a great turnout for our September GMM. We are also working hard on finalizing plans for our Salt City Summit on October 21st at Marley Education Center. The training is geared towards all levels of membership from new members to sustainers.
October 10: Town Hall Meeting
AJLI’s Amber Levy will be here to discuss the membership opt in model and how our membership engagement directly affects our community impact. Amber will also be facilitating a track for our sustainer members and visiting sustainers. This will be focusing on issues relevant to this level of membership.
October 10: JLS Afterdark
Lisa Vaughan, Past President of JL Evansville, will be focusing on mission driven fundraising, the ask and event planning.
October 18: Huntington Family Center Cookie Baking
I hope our membership takes advantage of the training we have available to us. The cost is minimal to members at $20. This cost helps to cover the cost of the venue as well as food.
October 21: Salt City Summit
We have a lot of exciting things planned for the weekend including a welcome party at the Jefferson Clinton Hotel from 4-6pm Friday night, followed by dinner out with members of our sister Leagues attending. Sunday morning brings yoga and brunch with Sophie. Potluck style brunch at the venue.
• 5:30 P.M. • JLS Office
• Location: Owera Winery
• Location: Huntington Family Center • 405 Gifford Street, Syracuse • Location: Marley Center
October 27: 93Q Halloween Spooktacular • 5:00 - 8:00 P.M. • Driver’s Village
October 28: JLS Sweatworking • 9:00 - 10:00 A.M. • Location: TBD
November 6: Book Club
• Location: JLS Office • The Road by Cormac McCarthy
For those members that have never gone to an ODI or for members that haven’t been to a training in a while, I ask you to sign up and learn about your League, learn some new skills and be engaged. This is your League, I am grateful to have the opportunity to steer it this year. Please join me at the Salt City Summit!
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Thank you to everyone that participated in the September Blitz events #JLSMyMonday and hygiene kits assembly for Vera House and Samaritan Center. We have rescheduled cooking baking/decorating with the Huntington Family Center for October 18 so there is still time to sign up. Unfortunately, we had to cancel apple picking with LWHH. Our next committee meeting is October 10 where we will discuss our November and December events. We think Robots might be an exciting theme for this year’s STEM Expo so if you know anyone that would be a good keynote or table top presenter, please let us know.
Now, more than ever, the JLS is using digital and social media formats to share news, updates and events with our membership. What does this mean for you? If we don’t your correct contact information, or if we aren’t connected on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter, you might be missing out!
We send a weekly email blast every Friday from the Junior League of Syracuse with the latest news, events and information. If you aren’t receiving these, active members can update their email addresses on the members’ website and sustainers should contact the office via phone at 315423-9773 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org to provide your current email address to Kristin. • The JLS shares information regularly via Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. If you are active on these platforms, here is the best way to ensure you are seeing our news: On Facebook, please “like” our page: The Junior League of Syracuse, Inc. Active members can also request to join our internal Facebook group, “Junior League of Syracuse”. • Follow us on Instagram and Twitter: @ juniorleaguesyr The Communications Committee has also been hard at work organizing the Holiday Shoppes promotions. Stay tuned to local media including television, radio, billboard and print for Holiday Shoppes advertisements and stories. You can help us promote Holiday Shoppes through social media too! Mark that you are “going” to our Holiday Shoppes event on Facebook. This will be shared with your Facebook network where others will see it and hopefully mark that they are “going” or “interested” in the event, which in turn will appear on their newsfeed for others to see. With each share or event page interaction, the Holiday Shoppes event is exposed to more and more people! Also use our official Holiday Shoppes hashtags: #JLSHS17 #JuniorLeagueSyr #HolidayShoppes and remember to link back to and tag the JLS. With your help we can make this year our best Holiday Shoppes ever!
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LAURA SERWAY Keynote Speaker
SALT CITY SUMMIT Laura was born and raised in Central New York. Her work brought her to various cities throughout the country, until 2003 when she decided to move back to her home Central New York. Highly respected for her work in the media industry and known for her event planning and sales skills training, Laura retired in late 2012 and now dedicates all of her time to current projects. Once a media expert – always a media expert, Laura still works with various companies in Central New York, assisting them with their media relations and event marketing concepts. Laura co-owns Laci’s Tapas Bar, Laci’s Real Estate Ventures and Laci’s Luscious Sauce with her life partner Cindy Seymour. Laci’s Luscious Sauce, a favorite sauce that Cindy created and is used in various recipes and has been selling at the local Wegmans since November 2015. She has a passion for life and shares her many talents by giving of her time and energy to various community organizations such as AccessCNY with the David Clark Learning Center, New York State Brain Injury Association, Syracuse Chapter, Priscilla Mahar Animal Welfare Foundation, Salvation Army Civic Luncheon Committee and many other organizations. Being a successful female entrepreneur sanctioned her a seat on WISE Women’s Business Center Advisory Board and as an active member of the Women’s Presidents Organization. In 2013, Laura was asked by CenterState CEO to be on the annual panel of 7 Habits of 7 Highly Successful People, sharing her habits that have abetted her as a successful, highly regarded business woman in Central New York. In 2014, Laura and Cindy were awarded the first ever Community Visionary Award, from Center State CEO, sponsored by Wegmans. The vision and the energy that they both brought to the Hawley Green Historic District has helped re-energize an otherwise deteriorating neighborhood. WISE Women’s Business Center chose Laura and Cindy as the Ann Michel Distinguished Entrepreneur Award in 2015. In 2016, Temple Concord named Laura & Cindy “Mensch of the Year”. In 2017, Laura and Cindy won the Grossman Family Innovation Award through AccessCNY for their commitment to the relocation and improvements for the David Clark Learning Center. Laura credits much of her success to her father, who taught her to always be disciplined, to embrace and practice ethical business principles, while always being kind at a very young age. Every Tuesday thru Saturday evening, you will find her greeting their guests, telling jokes, and embracing each moment at various tables with amazing hospitality at Laci’s Tapas Bar.
SUSTAINER NEWS On Monday, September 18, the annual Golf Outing and Dinner was held at Drumlins. It was a beautiful night and there were 23 golfers. Captain and crew format provided a team effort for all. Scores were within 5 strokes with Mary Pat Northrup, Muffie Hansen and Marion Fish edging out the field. There were forty eight ladies at dinner, which is a great turnout. Pascale’s outdid themselves with offering a delicious buffet – there were lots of compliments about the new & improved menu. The CNY Diaper Bank was also well supported by the attendees. A fun evening for all! Because of the outing, there was no R&R for September but look for it to resume in October. Mark your calendars for this year’s Pie-baking gettogether, to be held at Blessed Sacrament School on Saturday, December 2 from 9-noon.
PIE BAKING The Sustainers annual pie making event will be held again this year at Blessed Sacrament Church Parish Center in Eastwood on Saturday, December 2 from 9:00-noon. The address is 3129 James Street, Syracuse, NY 13206. Come and enjoy some holiday service to benefit the Rescue Mission and reconnect with your JLS Sustainer friends. Watch your mail for your invitation. If you would like to help with shopping before the event, or if you would be able to assist with delivery immediately following, please contact Sheila Corbishley at shcorbishley@gmail. com or 315-463-5731 (home phone).
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FUND DEVELOPMENT Itâ€™s that time of year again! The 2017 Holiday Shoppes are just around the corner. The tickets are in and ready to be sold. We have 96 vendors confirmed so far, which means a total of 130 booths. The raffle girls have been busy getting some great donations from DTL Car wash, an unlimited monthly package at O-Yoga, a Fitness 360 certificate, a Stickley rocking chair, and a great photo from Chris Murray. This is going to be an exciting year! We are looking for donations of food for the hospitality room, as you can see by the numbers there will be a good number of vendors who will be needing food to keep their selling energy up! The shifts are up and waiting to be filled on Seeing Spot. We are looking forward to having a great event this year!
The Karim Team Margaret Karim, GRI, CRS, Team Leader Theresa Billy, GRI, ABR, SRES, ePRO Deborah Cavanagh
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LEADERSHIP TEAM 2017-2018 PRESIDENT: Jackie Azbill PRESIDENT-ELECT: Jessica Murray TREASURER: Audra Mueller SECRETARY: Casey Duffy MEMBERSHIP DEVELOPMENT VP: Katherine Dopulos COMMUNITY VP: Courtney Bintz FUND DEVELOPMENT VP: Marie Norkett COMMUNICATIONS VP: Whitney Browne SUSTAINER VP: Jane Roller/Terry Russo NOMINATING/PLACEMENT CHAIR: Kate Zwecker HOLIDAY SHOPPES CO-CHAIRS: Amanda Spence/Jamie Lingenfelter ASSISTANT TREASURER: Rachel Ford PUBLIC RELATIONS CHAIR: Rachel Nelson SOCIAL MEDIA CHAIR: Whitney Daniels NOTES EDITOR: Lindsay LaRoque (November)* WEBSITE ADMINISTRATOR: Elizabeth Lane* ASSISTANT WEBSITE ADMINISTRATOR: Amy Burnell* COMMUNITY COLLABORATIONS CHAIR: Julia Zimmer MEMBERSHIP DEVELOPMENT/ RECRUITMENT CO-CHAIRS:Rea Carver/Susan Shubmehl EDUCATION & TRAINING CHAIR: Amanda Perrine
NOVEMBER BOOK CLUB:
by Carmac McCarthy
September got off to a great start with an engaging GMM featuring leadership from all committees. We learned about what is to come in the year ahead and ways in which membership can get involved! We are looking forward to sweatworking on the 4th Saturday of every month and book club on the 1st Monday of every month. Hope to see you there! Our New Member class is off to a buzzing start with 12 wonderful prospective members! They had their first official meeting in October and had a strong showing at the September GMM. They are excited for a full slate of activities coming this year. Keep an eye on future Notes editions for new member bios!
Meeting November 6, 2017 at the JLS office (3rd floor) 6-8pm Call 315-634-1100
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The Junior League of Syracuse is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women and to improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable.
The Junior League of Syracuse will be an organization of diverse women committed to enriching the quality of life for women, children and their families in the Central New York Community.
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