eLINK – APRIL 26, 2016


Women’s Empowerment Conference | April 30

You are your most important investment. Join the Junior League of Raleigh’s Team Community Connect for our annual Women’s Empowerment Conference 8:30 a.m. – 2:15 p.m. on Saturday, April 30 at the Julia Jones Daniels Center for Community Leadership and take a look at how you can invest in yourself and maximize your potential. All are welcome — membership in the Junior League of Raleigh is not required — and admission is FREE.

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Sustainer Calendar Now Online!

From the Member page, go to Resources, then Sustainer Resources, or view your calendar here. As indicated on the calendar, some events require online RSVPs prior to the event. Instructions are provided on the calendar.

Community Service Opportunities

From the Member page, go to Resources, then Sustainer Resources or view your Community Service Opportunities here.

JLR Sustainer Facebook Group – Join Us

Join us on the JLR Sustainer Facebook group to communicate, connect and build a community for sharing and supporting each other. Only JLR Sustainer subscribers can view the information posted. For instructions on how to join the group, email sustainers@jlraleigh.org and help us spread the word.



WAKE Up and Read – Volunteers Needed

Thousands of books have been donated, sorted, and boxed. Now it’s time to get those thousands of books into the hands of kids!

April 22 – June 9 volunteers are needed to assist with setting up the WAKE Up and Read Book Fair in 10 elementary schools and with assisting children as they select books.  What a joyous time it is for children as they choose books to take home and for adults who experience the look on their faces as they realize these are THEIR books to keep.

Volunteers are needed for various time slots.  Please click on the link above to see the specific dates and times.  Thank you for helping with this very important work. Your time and efforts will help put books directly into the hands of children. For more information and to sign up, click here.

Prevent Blindness North Carolina (PBNC) Seeks Volunteer Board Members Prevent Blindness North Carolina (PBNC), a 501(c)3 nonprofit voluntary health agency dedicated to preventing blindness, preserving and restoring sight, and promoting good vision for all, is seeking volunteer board members for the upcoming term.  The initial term is 1 year, renewable for 1-3 years thereafter, and the board meets 3 times per year.  If interested, please contact PBNC’s President and CEO Jennifer Talbot via email at jtalbot@pbnc.org or telephone at 919-755-5044 ext 16 for further information.

Triangle Community Foundation – What Matters Luncheon | April 27

What Matters is an annual community luncheon that inspires people from all sectors in our Triangle region to learn about and address key community issues together.  The event begins with dynamic morning workshops and culminates in a lunch program featuring a keynote speaker and awards presentation.  Sponsored by Wells Fargo, What Matters attracts more than 500 corporate, civic, philanthropic, academic, healthcare, religious and nonprofit leaders who want to make our community great for everyone.  At the event, the Foundation presents the $25,000 Innovation Award, sponsored by American Underground, to a nonprofit collaboration doing exciting work in our community, and two awards focused on the game-changing work of philanthropic community members – the Catalyst Award, and the Legacy Award, to be awarded to Julia Jones and Frank Daniels, Jr. Event proceeds support the Fund for the Triangle, which provides funding for the arts, community development, environmental conservation and youth literacy. Click here for more information and to register.

Rebuilding Together of the Triangle’s 2nd Annual Shuck -N-Cluck | April 28

You are invited to Rebuilding Together of the Triangle’s 2nd Annual Shuck-N-Cluck Oyster Roast! Event will be held on April 28 6:00 p.m. -10:00 p.m. at Lynwood Brewing Concern 1053 E. Whitaker Mill Rd. Features fresh oysters, chicken, beer, wine and live music from Old Habits. Ticket proceeds will provide critical repairs to homes of low-income families in Wake, Durham, Orange and Chatham Counties. For more information and to purchase tickets, click here.

Socks & Undie 5K Rundie and Kids Fun Run | April 30

Run or walk the Socks and Undie 5K Rundie to help Note in the Pocket, Inc. provide clothing to impoverished and homeless children in Wake County. The run will take place at the Dorothea Dix campus in Raleigh. Learn more about Note in the Pocket, Inc. and the 5K: http://bit.ly/socksundie5k

National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) Great Raleigh Awards Nominations

A goal of JLR is to let our talented members know about local awards. If you are a small business owner, you may be interested in applying for one of the following awards:

  1. Woman Business Owner of the Year
  2. Mary Diener Spirit Award (Member of the Year)
  3. Rising Star Award
  4. Public Policy Advocate Award
  5. Chapter Corporate Partner of the Year

ELIGIBILITY: The nominee must be an active Chapter Corporate Partner. The winner’s representative must agree to accept the award in person at NAWBO-GR’s Annual Meeting.

Self-nominations are encouraged.  We invite you to submit multiple nominations.

Submit nominations now! Deadline is May 20, 2016.  Find application online: http://www.nawbo-raleigh.org/. Click here for PDF application