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Williams said. “My hope after this process is complete is that we will have compiled a slate of well-rounded opportunities for the League members to choose from and that members feel confident that each placement has been well-vetted to be rewarding in experience, a valuable use of their time, and wellplanned to take part in.”

If you know of any agencies that would be a good community partner for the League for the 2019-2020 League Year, please reach out to the Community Vice President at communityvp@jlaustin.org for more information and so an application can be sent to the agency.

2018-2019 Community Placements Austin Humane Society Austin Plastic Surgery Foundation aka Austin Smiles Austin Speech Labs Austin Zoo Ballet Austin BIG Love Cancer Care Services Bookspring Catholic Charities of CentralTexas

Children's Diabetes Camp of Central Texas Con Mi Madre Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Travis Country Creative Action Dress for Success Austin Drive a Senior Network Drive a Senior Northwest Generation Serve (formerly

Little Helping Hands) Girls Empowerment Network half Helen Foundation (hH) Jeremiah Program Mobile Loaves & Fishes Mothers' Milk Bank at Austin Partnerships for Children ROCK, Ride On Center for Kids

Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Texas Settlement Home Shoal Creek Conservancy Sustainable Food Center Texas RioGrande Legal Aid, Inc. (TRLA) Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired The ARC of the Capital Area The Christi Center

The SAFE Alliance Thinkery (Austin Children’s Museum) Westcave Outdoor Discovery Center Zach Theatre Center

the V O L U N T E E R

EXTRAORDINAIRE: Holly Mace Massingill The Volunteer Extraordinaire is awarded to a sustaining member who, during her years as both an active and sustaining member of The Junior League of Austin, has gone above and beyond the call of duty in her volunteer activities in the community. Since 1985, this award has been presented to members who have utilized their past League training to demonstrate and promote volunteerism into the community beyond their active years with the League. This year's winner is Holly Mace Massingill. As an active member of the JLA, Holly served on the board of directors as a member-at-large and as the Communications Council Vice President. During her final active year, she served as the chair of A Christmas Affair (ACA), and continues to serve this committee as a sustaining advisor. Her other roles during and since her time as an active include founding the Sine Die Scholarship Foundation, Board of Trustee member at Austin College, member of the Executive Committee of the Eanes Education Foundation and former Chair of the Eanes Education Foundation Gala, and Chair of the Texas Real Estate Political Action Committee. It was clear from her nominations that her best role is as "Holly the Mentor." Spring 2018

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Nicole Elliott, Paige Smith Morgan, Holly Mace Massingill, Mary Quin Moore, Tiffany Norman, Elissa Pate, Courtney Dickey

"Holly has served as a friend and mentor to many women in the League, including myself," Mary Quin Moore said. "I reach out to her when I need advice and guidance on leadership opportunities and involvement within The Junior League. I also go to her if I need career advice, or just an ear to listen. She never hesitates to make time for me. I can say without a doubt, that because of things that I've learned from Holly, I am a better leader at work and within the community." Courtney Dickey also served with her on the ACA Committee. "She was funny and charismatic, and she embodied something special that I later learned was called servant leadership. Chair or not, she spent evenings with the decorations team gluing garlands, she spent afternoons sitting with the auction team organizing packages, and she spent mornings with the merchandise team folding shirts," Dickey said. 19

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Capitalines Spring issue 2018  

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