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October 2011

Newsletter of the Junior League of Galveston County Inc. Celebrating 85 years of Service


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2 contents 3 from the editor/contributors 4 general meeting 5 from the president 6 from the president 7 from the president 8 AJLI social media guidelines 9 AJLI social media guidelines 10 AJLI social media guidelines 11 fundraising 12 advertisment 13 advertisment 14 sustainer spotlight 15 membership report 16 advisor assignments 17 advisor assignments 18 junior junior leaguers 19 holiday ball 20 girls on the run 21 girls on the run 22 committee updates 23 advertisment 24 special events fundraiser 25 calendar of events 26 JLGC mission statement Have an idea or submission for Tropical Topics? Please send it to Stevy Curbow at stevycurbow322@gmail.com. I look forward to hearing from you. 2


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from the editor Fall has barely begun and already I am anxious to see what this season brings. I have to admit, if my husband would allow it, I would already be decorated for fall, Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas. Unfortunately, I am only allowed one holiday at a time. However, this is still my favorite time of year, the weather begins to cool, the sun goes down a bit earlier, holiday parties and gatherings become more frequent, I get to pull out all of my favorite clothes and, this fall, I get to welcome my first baby! Each fall, I am overwhelmed with excitement like a kid in the summertime and to me, there is no better time of year to get out and serve the community. The weather provides a nice little break for working outdoor events like the Lone Star Biker Rally or the Alzheimer’s Walk and there are plenty of opportunities to gear up, sell tickets and shop for holiday ball.

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The Junior League of Galveston County Tropical Topics Editor Stevy Curbow Committee Liz Rogers President Yvette Schulz Junior League Council VPs & Chairs President Elect/ Parliamentarian Amanda Gaido Community Vice President Amy Brown Communications VP Holly Pelletier

With fall, October also brings about the awareness of a more serious issue through Breast Cancer Awareness Month. As an organization of women, it is important to know the facts surrounding breast cancer and breast disease. JLGC is excited to welcome two guest speakers at the October general meeting to discuss just this! They also offer some information on page 12 of this month’s Tropical Topics.

Membership Vice President Molly Crow

Have a Spooktacular time at the October general meeting.

Secretary Lynsey Ginsberg

Finance Vice President Cindi Lyons Fundraising Vice President Shannon Lecoq

Happy fall, Sustaining Advisor/President

Stevy Curbow, Editor stevycurbow322@gmail.com

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Join us for a "Spooktacular" October General Meeting Monday, October 10, 2011 Sugar Bean Coffee and Cream 11 Evia Main Ste 101 Galveston, TX 77554 6:00 pm social, 6:30 pm meeting For Directions to Evia where Sugar Bean Coffee and Cream is located visit www.eviagalveston.com/contact.htm

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from the president Yvette Schulz

One League, One Mision

THE JUNIOR LEAGUE OF GALVESTON COUNTY, INC.

President 2010-2011

Say good bye to the dog days of summer and HELLO Holiday Ball! October marks the start of months full of implementing new committee initiatives, guest speakers, drafting a slate for next year’s Board of Directors, a new look for Tropical Topics, new website features, cookbook swaps, training a new group of junior leaguers, lending a helping hand to community partners, cheering up patients, teaching girls life skills and voluntarism, educating children to fight obesity, and finalizing details for Boutique by the Bay to make a community impact. Last month’s meeting went well and the newly discovered meeting space was great. Thank you Ronnie Rapp and the Arrangements committee for giving us a taste of what’s to come. Special thanks to Cara Koza, our September time keeper. If you missed it, a one minute warning was raised to help keep us on task. Additionally, thank you to all of the women with moxie specifically the Fundraising, Membership and Community councils, Elizabeth McCarty for showing us the website ropes and Christy Taylor for introducing us to our personal styles! I hope that you will all be able to join us for the October general meeting as we will have two special guests. I am happy to announce that we will have a short presentation in honor of cancer awareness month. Please help me welcome UTMB Health physicians, Drs. Angel Robinson and Colleen Silva. Dr. Robinson’s focus is breast imaging and Dr. Silva specializes in surgical oncology with a focus on treatment of breast disease and breast cancer. Do you know an amazing woman or committee that deserves to be recognized for going above and beyond the call of voluntarism? Help celebrate our new membership recognition program and nominate her. Nominations should be sent to me at yschulz@sbcglobal.net before the meetings or you can submit at the General Meeting for the following month. Finally, I would like to share the following changes and upcoming news from the Association of Junior Leagues International, Inc. (AJLI) with you. What’s new at AJLI? AJLI Social Media Guidelines AJLI has created Social Media Guidelines that are now available in the Member Area of the AJLI website for your reference (Resource Center/Identity Standards, Logos, Social Media Guidelines & Other Print/Media Resources). The document has also been posted within the member section of our JLGC website at www.jlgalveston.org. Please take a moment to review this important information.

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from the president AJLI Begins All Member Emails This Fall AJLI will begin sending every Junior League member with an email address a quarterly email. These emails will help you keep up to date with exciting benefits and services the Association provides you, and will provide you with ideas and insights about programs and Junior League members across the Association. Our Junior League leadership supports this effort as we all work together to benefit from the power of being part of an organization in four countries with 292 Leagues and 155,000 members. Each of you will be able to opt out of the All Member Emails, if you so choose. Thanks very much for your time and consideration. Should you have any questions concerning this letter, please contact Susan Danish, Executive Director for AJLI at sdanish@ajli.org. The member emails will announce new Association-wide initiatives such as: • Webinar Wednesdays, which feature experts on topical subjects • Online learning modules accessible 24/7 • New resources, tools, services and benefits • Compelling news and thoughts from Connected and our “What We’re Thinking” blog The first All Member Email, which will be distributed in early October, will introduce the concept and let readers know about the types of content they can expect in future editions. We anticipate that All Member Emails will be quarterly, and every member will be able to opt out at any time. AJLI's Webinar Wednesday registration is now live! Webinar Wednesdays are one of many methods to help Junior League women develop as community and civic leaders. These sessions, typically one-hour in duration, are designed to appeal to every Junior League member, regardless of age or current engagement in her community, as an easy way to increase her knowledge of and interest in community and civic leadership. Webinar Wednesdays will begin in October 2011 and run through May 2012, and will be offered on the first and third Wednesdays of the month at 1pm (Eastern Time Zone).

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from the president Registration for AJLI's very first Webinar Wednesday is now live! The webinar will feature Heather McLeod Grant, author of Forces for Good, The Six Practices of High-Impact Nonprofits, and a senior consultant with the Monitor Institute, where her practice focuses on network approaches to social change and on scaling social innovations. AJLI had the good fortune of working with Heather and her team at Monitor in the initial stages of our strategic planning process. Heather's Webinar Wednesday will take place on Wednesday, October 5th at 1:00 p.m. Eastern Time. To register for Heather's presentation, click here. For a list of upcoming Webinar Wednesdays, click here. Group Insurance Rates Offered by AJLI One of the member benefits offered for many years by AJLI to Junior League members is access to insurance products at group rates. This summer Marsh Affinity Group Services, AJLI's member benefits insurance broker, mailed two offers in August. The first is an offer that occurs annually and will provide new members who joined the Junior League within the 2010 calendar year (and who are still members at the current time) with $10,000 of free term life insurance for a sixmonth period. These new members are then solicited to continue the life insurance beyond the six-month free period at group rates. The second offer is for a new product, 10-year level term life insurance where the premium does not vary during the 10-year period. This offer will go to most members other than Sustainer Emeritus members and those who have just received the free life offer. In about six months, a follow-up on this 10-year level term life offer will be sent to those who have not responded. It is AJLI's policy not to send mailings to any Junior League members who have previously notified AJLI that they do not wish to receive them. In addition, no member should receive more than one of these two offers, so no one who received the free life offer should also receive the 10-year level term offer. More information on the variety of insurance products available appears in the Member Benefits section of AJLI.org. We hope that members will contact Martha Ferry via the AJLI service hotline or info@ajli.org if there are questions about these mailings or other insurance products. Warmest Regards, Yvette

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fundraising Well, time is rolling along and here we are heading into Fall! As Summer ends and we start to think of all things earthtone, please keep the efforts of your Fundraising Committee in mind. Every time you open your wallet or sign a check, consider if that vendor could be a Sponsor for your Junior League. Could they be a willing donor for project sponsorship, or perhaps they could donate a little something (or a BIG something) for our Silent Auction? Every little bit helps as we inch towards our Fundraising goal for 2011-2012. The efforts of the Junior League of Galveston County have had a tremendous impact on

our community for these many decades, changing the lives of thousands of people for the better. We've helped to feed, house, clothe, educate and entertain thousands of people for whom the efforts of your League may have been the only bright spot in their day, week, month or even life! You have the power to change the world, and Fundraising makes that continuously possible. So, PLEASE, send us the names and information for any more potential Sponsors or Donors (to dorigolan@celestestein.com). We look forward to hearing from you! Jeannie K. Janota

little bites: Crab Meat Enchiladas 1 (8-ounce) jar green taco sauce

1/2 cup chopped green onions

1/2 cup sour cream

1 1/2 cups small curd cottage cheese

8 flour tortillas

2 tablespoons skim milk

8 ounces Monterey Jack cheese, shredded

2 tablespoons chopped garlic

1 1/2 cups fresh crab meat Blend the taco sauce and sour cream in a bowl. Spread 1 tablespoon of the taco sauce mixture on each tortilla. Top with cheese, crab meat and green onions. Roll up to enclose the fillings. Spoon the remaining taco sauce mixture in a greased 7X12-inch baking pan. Place the enchiladas seam side down in the sauce. Process the cottage cheese, milk and garlic in a food processor until smooth. Pour over the enchiladas. Bake in a preheaded 375-degree oven for 25 minutesor until hot and bubbly. Garnish with chopped black olives and additional green onions.

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sustainer spotlight By Liz Rogers

My favorite part of Junior League? The long lasting friendships I’ve made! My favorite placements were definitely Pedi-Angels (I rocked sick babies at UTMB) and Geri-Angels (I called BINGO for the elderly at Turner). I served on the Holiday Ball Committee for Kriste Monsour Garrison’s “Illuminating Magic” theme where we had close to 900 people at the Moody Civic Center – fabulous! As most people

know, I’ve done more Silent Auctions than I can count…but I also loved serving on the Newsheet committee. During my years with the League, I was PR Chairman, Solicitations Chairman (first one ever – the Holiday Ball Chair used to do all the fundraising), served as Sustainer President, was Sustainer of the Year and Volunteer of the Year. Now? I’m passionate about my husband Ted, my family and friends, playing Mah Jong, winning on slot machines and having FUN! I am a Broker Associate for Joe Tramonte Realty, GRI, ABR, sit on the GAR Board of Directors, am on the Nominating Committee of TAR, serve on the Ronald McDonald House Board of Directors and am also proudly the Holiday Ball Sustaining Advisor for this year!

Ted and Karen Flowers

If you would like to recommend someone for sustainer spotlight, please contact Liz Rogers at liz-rogers@hotmail.com

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membership report Happy Birthday to our Members with October birthdays! Cheers to you!

Congratulations to our President Elect and proud parents Amanda and Michael Gaido and big sister Madison on the birth of their twin girls, Katherine "Kate" - 5lbs, 1oz, 18 3/4 in, 4:35 am and Elizabeth "Ellie" - 4 lbs, 15 oz, 18 in , 4:46 am

October 1st - Doris Heard October 2nd - Lisa Higgins October 3rd - Sarah Mason October 6th - Rhoda Jones October 10th - Sandy Starr October 11th - Susanne Sullivan October 13th - Yvette Schulz October 15th - Laurel Hartman October 17th - Dedde Nations October 18th - Mary Elizabeth Cooper October 22nd- Amy Neblett October 25th - Libbie Ansell Susan Duif October 30th - Wendy O'Donohoe Donna Teichman

Membership Changes Gabriella Cone - Non Resident Active Kaci Harrison - transfer into JLGC Laura Roffman - leave of absence Misty Harden - leave of absence Reene Bradshaw- reinstated to Active

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membership report Angie Brown

Advisor Assignments 2011­2012 Lori Crossno Erin Haynes

Fundraising

Kids in the Kitchen

Patient Perks

Chair: Dori Golan Co‐Chair: Jeannie Janota Silent Auction: Mandy Chambers Event Chair: Cara Koza Susan Cecilia Lindsey Garza Melissa Henry Annie Matthews Kimberlee Osborne Mandy Wesley Amanda Daigle Misty Harden Jenny Kelly Kimberly Moore Jill See

Chair: Jennifer Caffey Emily Bonnecaze Laura Morrison Kerri Sweeney Sheyanne Chan Liz Rogers Heather Zgaljardic

Chair: Rachel Keehn Christine Arcari Sandra Kim Tina Stansel Kelly Becich Laurel Hartman Amy Neblett

PROVISIONALS Bernadette Barbee Laura Flowers Elizabeth Fritz Natili Monsrund Mary Walters

Pamela Petty‐ Cookbook

Sheyanne Chan Jr. Junior Leaguers­ Island Chair: Janet Hoffman Catherine Griffin Trisha Leimer Candace Weber Terry Lynn Jones Lori Crossno‐ Placement Advisor Anouk Davis‐ Placement Advisor PROVISIONALS Jaclyn Burroughs Jennifer Jenkins Cristin Ledbetter Amy Taber Carolyn Zendeh Del

Anouk Davis Girls on the Run Chair: Sarah Trombley Co‐Chair: Gina Gilmore Amineh Baradar Gabriella Cone Shelly Fordyce Candice Freeman Kari Beth Gentry Kaci Harrison Christine Hopkins Roxann Kriticos Heidi Seigel Carrie Shannon Stephanie Stathakos PROVISIONALS Lindsey Anselmo Kara Ford

PROVISIONALS Kate Apffel Sixian Cheng Erica Gentry Ashley Group Sara Jane Salinas

Joanne Hlavenka Junior Junior Leaguers­ Mainland Chair: Michelle Holland Liz Henson Erica Janke Laura Roffman Leigh Iguess Brenda Lacombe Kim Woods Jessica Martinez‐ Boutique by the Bay PROVISIONALS Sarah Banks Kelley Caballero Carlee Kuenstler Mikayla Wilson

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membership report Advisor Assignments 2011­2012 Trisha Leimer

Elizabeth Shelton

Creating Connections

Adopt­a­School

Chair: Melissa Slimp Erika Ballard Pamela Gabriel Rebecca Jaworski Alexis Olson Leah Direkly Lisa Higgins Christine Oliver

Chair: Emily Lindberg Elizabeth Garza Kris McLendon Elise Worthen Tammy Koelsch Dana Todd

PROVISIONALS Lindsay Glover Rachel Lankford Melanie Padgett Milton Lauren Suderman Frances Dianne Valencia

PROVISIONALS Alicia Anderson Anna Andrews Teresa Collazo Jennifer Cooper Ashley Kerr Katie Zeka

Shana Marcon

Kristen Lepo

Outreach Opportunity

Chairs Kimberly Mack‐ Scholarships Eliza Quigley‐ CR/PD Alicia Cahill‐ PR Stevy Curbow‐ Newssheet Elizabeth McCarty‐ Website Amy Lilly‐ Asst. Treasurer Leslie Wilks‐ Asst. Treasurer Abbey Hanson‐ Cookbook Sarah Sullivan‐ Holiday Ball Stephanie Vasut‐ HB Sponsor

Chair: Deborah Jones Joanne Hlavenka Inger Vindekilde Kris Garza Courtney Rai Jennifer Burnett Erin Conrad‐ Holiday Ball Lisa Mignerey‐ Holiday Ball PROVISIONALS Lacey BagettHeather Chide Elizabeth Cuchens Nicole Lencioni Anna Raimer McDonald

Development

Lindsay Perez‐ MD Co‐Chair Hayley Hardcastle‐ AP/Bylaws Christy Taylor‐ Education Christi Jensen‐ Admin. Serv. Ronnie Rapp‐ Arrangements Molly Crow‐ Membership VP

Molly Crow VPs Yvette Schulz‐ President Amanda Gaido‐ President‐Elect/ Parliamentarian Amy Brown‐ Community VP Holly Pelletier‐ Communications VP Cindi Lyons‐ Finance VP Shannon Lecoq‐ Fundraising VP Lynsey Ginsberg‐ Secretary

Party

Kathy Glass‐ Boutique by the Bay Liz Shelton‐ BBB Sponsor Event Angie Brown‐ Fund Development Jocelyn Sullivan‐ Membership

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Junior Junior League – Island Style Wow what a wonderful experience we had. It was awesome to meet such fantastic girls’ 5th to 9th grade ready to make a difference in our community. I want to thank everyone that passed the word around and ensured we had a successful start. We are looking forward to an interesting year that will include: Meetings – all meeting at the Trueheart-Adriance Building - 210 Kempner - starting at 6:00pm: •

Monday, September 19th at 6:00pm – Catherine Griffin – Introductions/ IceBreakers/Permission Forms

Tuesday, November 15th at 6:00pm – Trisha Leimer – Body Language

Wednesday, January 25th at 6:00pm – Terry Lynn Jones - Public Speaking

Thursday, March 22nd at 6:00pm – Candace Weber - Time Management

Wednesday, May 2nd at 6:00pm – Janet Hoffman - End of Year Party

Projects : •

Saturday, October 8th Walk to End Alzheimer at Stewart Beach Pavilion - 201 Seawall Blvd. – 7am to 11am – Trisha Leimer

Saturday, November 19th St. Vincent’s Thanksgiving Feast – 2817 Post Office Street – 10:00am-2:00pm – Terry Lynn Jones

December Project - TBD – Janet Hoffman

Sunday, February 12th Annual Mardi Gras Ball for Special People at Moody Gardens Convention Center - Expo Hall B & C – 11am–2pm - Candace Weber

Friday, April 27th Relay for Life Luminary distribution at Moody Gardens back parking lot – 5:00pm–8:00pm - Catherine Griffin (this project is contingent upon Relay for Life continuing the event)

We are adding further projects throughout the year on an as-needed basis, so this is not a comprehensive list.

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Girls on the Run…A PERFECT “fit” for the JLGC! By Ashlee Dupont I have been an active member of the JLGC for 7 years and have learned so much about the true meaning of voluntarism, friendship, and sacrifice. Throughout my years of service in Galveston County I have been fortunate enough to have served on many projects that have pulled on my heart strings. I love being surrounded by intelligent, fun, active volunteers as I spend my time helping our community where it needs us most. After listening to the years of planning and watching the preparation, research, and debates that surrounded Girls on the Run, I was excited to sign up to participate in the final 5K celebration run this past spring. I put on my running shoes and headed to Sugar Bean for an early morning coffee to learn more about this incredible project. As the participants arrived I immediately knew that GOTR was a perfect match for the JLGC. Our mission states: “The Junior League of Galveston County, Inc. is an

organization of women committed to promoting volunteerism, developing the potential of women and improving our communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers.” Sarah Trombley Mason and Gina Gilmore represented the JLGC perfectly. The GOTR participants looked up to these women. They were excited to chat with them, to see them. It was obvious that the use of the Girls on the Run training program and the effective leadership of Sarah and Gina were a success. After putting on bib numbers and decorating the girls’ hair (with donated products from Goody), the race was ready to begin. Each of the JLGC volunteers was paired up with a GOTR participant. My job was to be a running buddy. As we ran the 5K I was able to learn so much about this darling 5th grade girl. We talked about JL, GOTR, school, friends, family, etc. She asked me a lot of questions about myself, and I was able to talk to her about the importance of giving back to our community. We had time to talk about what she had gotten out of the Girls on the Run program, which was incredible! 20


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She developed true friendships with the other girls in the program and enjoyed the athletic training as well as the discussions about life as a teenage girl. As we crossed the finish line, we hugged. Together, we had accomplished a goal that she had set for herself when the program had first begun a few months earlier. Most of the girls I spoke to that day were so sad that they would not be able to participate in GOTR again this fall (they were going to be in 6th grade). Each girl thanked our volunteers over and over again, telling us how much they loved the run and the months they spent with the GOTR committee.

(there are a lot of athletic -training opportunities!), a motivator (the life training for these 3-5 grade girls is so important), or an organizer (5K run, meeting planning, etc.), there is a place for YOU! It is so exciting to see the season starting for twenty-two new girls! If you are on this placement, consider yourself blessed! You will meet an incredible group of girls and will take a journey with them that is life changing. If you are not on this placement, sign up to see what it is all about. I guarantee you will be impressed and proud of the partnership between the JLGC and GOTR.

After experiencing this amazing placement first hand, I see what a fantastic project this is We are creating the future with this for our League. There is something for each program, I feel so proud of our mission! JLGC member. Whether you are a runner

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committee updates Creating Connections

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Our Committee is going to have a Coat Drive for the residents of The Children's Center programs. We will be collecting coats at the October, November and December General Meetings. The Children's Center works with children of all ages, as well as adults at the Family Crisis Center, so ALL coats are welcomed and appreciated. Please email Melissa Slimp at melissapayne96@gmail.com with any questions.

I just wanted to send a special 'thank you' to everyone who contributed to this month's issue of Tropical Topics. It is definitely a collaborative effort and we could not do it without your help and input. Please keep the good ideas, great articles and fun photos coming! Remember, the deadline is the 20th of the month -- if you have a circumstance that will prevent you from getting your

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You do not need to email anyone else about the change – we can run reports to find this out – but we do need YOU to make sure your information is correct!

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Pretty in Pink

Ladies Night Out Wednesday, October 12, 2011 5:30-8:00 p.m.

UTMB Specialty Care Center at Victory Lakes 2240 Gulf Freeway South League City, TX 77573

For questions or to reserve a time for your mammogram, please call us at (832) 505-1000

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the junior league of galveston county, inc. ________________________________ mission:

The Junior League of Galveston County, 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. vision:

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