2016-2017 Leadership Slate Announced

The Nominating committee is pleased to announce the slate of officers for the Board of Directors and the Management Council for the 2016-2017 League year:

 2016-2017 Junior League of Raleigh Board of Directors

President: Rebecca Ayers

President-elect: Marisa Bryant

Treasurer: Lucy Austin

Secretary: Holly Robertson

At Large Director, 1 year: Danielle Shuirman

At Large Director, 2 years: Jamie Martin

At Large Director, 2 years: Ronda Bazley Moore

At Large Director, 3 years: Gail Reid-Vestal

At Large Director, 3 years: Virginia Parker

Nominating Chair: Nichole Allen


2016-2017 Junior League of Raleigh Management Council

Executive Vice President: Jen Reel

Executive Vice President Elect: Liz Riley-Young

Treasurer –Elect: Emy Hanson

Communications & Strategies Vice President: Amber Frasketi

Community Vice President: Kelly Brown

Funding Vice President: Sarah White

Membership Vice President: Randi Ligon

Training Vice President: DeShelia Spann

Assistant Nominating Chair: Martha Namie

The Nominating Committee is also pleased to announce the candidates for the Nominating Committee and the Member-at-Large elected positions:

MAL (elect one, serves on Board of Directors)

Allison Crumpler

Michele DeFoe

Kelli Lane


Nominating, 3-4 years (elect two)

Elizabeth Outten

Sarah Jane Simpson

Leighanna Thompson

Jessica Troy


Nominating, 5 years (elect two)

Michelle Jacobson

Jessica Leggett

Sarah Schmidt

Anne Strickland

Online voting will take place February 22 – March 1. Please join us in congratulating these women!
Go Red for Women on Friday | Friday Feb. 5

Listen up, ladies. Heart disease and stroke cause 1 in 3 deaths among women each year, which is more than all cancers combined. Know the red flags. Know your heart health story. Know how to help our mothers, daughters, sisters, friends and ourselves.

Go Red For Women inspires women to make lifestyle changes, mobilize communities and shape policies to save lives. United, Go Red for Women is working to improve the health of women in your community.  National Wear Red Day,® Friday, February 5, is their special day to bring attention to this staggering fact. We encourage everyone to wear red, raise their voices, know their cardiovascular risk and take action to live longer, healthier lives.  For a powerful video and to donate today please click here.   To learn more, visit their website.  Show your support on Twitter with #GoRed and #JLRImpact!

Donate to BackPack Buddies at Small Group Meetings

BackPack Buddies and Team Transfer will be collecting food items for the BackPack Buddies program at the February Small Group Meetings (February 9). Please bring a few cans of fruit, vegetables or packages of shelf-stable milk or juice boxes to help continue supporting our local community. Team Transfer and Team BackPack Buddies members will collect the food and deliver it to the CCL. If you aren’t able to participate in the Small Group Meetings but still want to support our food drive, please drop off donations directly at the CCL by 4 p.m. on Tuesday, February 9. Thank you for your support!



Sustainer NC State Hunt Library Tour and Lunch: Sign up now – 1 spot left!

Join us on Tuesday, February 16 from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. for a tour of the James B. Hunt Jr. Library followed by lunch. The state-of-the-art library is located on NC State’s Centennial Campus. Lunch will take place at the Carol Johnson Poole Clubhouse Terrace Dining Room, Lonnie Poole Golf Course, known for its views of the Raleigh skyline. This event is open to Sustainers only and limited to 20 attendees. The tour is free and lunch is on your own tab. Online RSVP is required. For assistance, contact 919-787-7480 ext. 1016. For general information/questions about the event contact Sustainers at Sustainers@jlraleigh.org.

Sustainers 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 Sustainers Facebook Group – Join Us

Join us on the JLR Sustainers 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.

Sustainers Connect

Sustainer Connect is currently being piloted to provide a means for Sustainers to informally connect. To join Sustainer Connect, contact sustainers@jlraleigh.org. Meet other Sustainers for an informal lunch at the Coquette Brasserie at North Hills from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, February 9. RSVP is required. To RSVP or for more information, contact Carleen Shaffer at lcjshaffer@yahoo.com.



Join SAFEchild for a February Lunch & Learn. | Feb. 3

Enjoy a complimentary lunch generously donated by Moonlight Pizza and hear from SAFEchild’s Welcome Baby Program Coordinator, Michelle Putterman, RN from noon to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, February 3 at the SAFEchild Advocacy Center, 2815 Kidd Road, Raleigh, NC. Michelle Putterman pairs experienced moms with first-time moms for a year of in-home visits and mentoring. Through the support and information provided by this program, Michelle has helped more than 1,400 babies in Wake County experience a safe and nurturing environment.

Kendra Scott Fundraiser for Camp Corral | Feb. 4

Camp Corral, a Raleigh-based nonprofit that provides free summer camps for children of wounded, disabled and fallen military members, is having a fundraiser at the Kendra Scott jewelry store at South Point mall in Durham on Thursday, Feb. 4 from 6:00-8:00. Twenty percent of all sales will be donated to Camp Corral.

There are a couple of ways people can participate. First, they can join us at the store during the fundraiser.  Please RSVP to Jean-Luc Rivera (jean-luc.rivera@campcorral.org) if you plan to attend.

Shoppers can also call the store any time on Feb. 4 and place an order. The number is (919) 813-2981. Be sure to tell them it is for the Camp Corral fundraiser.  The Kendra Scott collection can be viewed at kendrascott.com.

Check out Tippaper No. 4 – Helping Kids Learn

Project Enlightenment shares Tippaper No. 4, a parenting resource with articles for hassle-free mornings, managing meltdowns and winter family activities. Each newsletter is packed with Triple P tips to help make raising kids easier. Tippaper shines a light on local parents who share the trials and tribulations of their own families. There’s information about things to do with the family in North Carolina, contact details for the Triple P coordinator in your area, Triple P updates and much more.  For this issue and past issues, visit http://www.triplep-parenting.net/nc-en/positive-parenting/triple-p-tippapers-north-carolina/

Appetite for Art | April 9

Appetite for Art is a fundraiser benefiting the Boys and Girls Clubs of Wake County. Please join us for an evening of local food, art, silent auctions and music by Raleigh’s Sidecar Social Club. The event on April 19 starts at 6:30 p.m. for VIP ticket holders and 7:30 p.m. for General Admission and goes until 10 p.m. at CAM Raleigh, 409 W. Martin Street. VIP tickets: $125, General admission tickets: $75.

Tickets will go on sale in early February and may be purchased through the Appetite for Art website. VIP tickets include early admission to view the art, food and unlimited drinks. General Admissions tickets include food and 2 drink tickets with more tickets available for purchase.