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 today’s Small Group Meetings. 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. today. Thank you for your support!

Webinar Wednesday: Working Across Sectors to Achieve Community Change

AJLI is happy to bring you a webinar with Re:Gender President Áine Duggan and Vice President for Programs Gail Cooper. Áine and Gail will discuss the importance of collaborating across different sectors to maximize change in the community through the lens of their own experience with gender equity issues. They will also discuss how taking a research-informed approach to tackling your League’s issue areas could strengthen the League’s position in your community.

Title: Working Across Sectors to Achieve Community Change Presenters: Áine Duggan and Gail Cooper Date and time: February 10 at 1:00 p.m. EST

Register Today!

Team Training Presents: Movin’ On Up

Are you ready to take the next step in your career path? Team Training is offering a discussion panel with three human resource professionals designed to help you in Movin’ On Up.  Jen Reel, Rebecca Ayers, and Liz Riley-Young are members of our league and will lead the conversation.  The event is February 18th at the Julia Jones Daniels Center For Community Leadership and begins with a social at 6:30 p.m. followed by the panel at 6:45 p.m.

  • Jennifer Reel is an experienced professional with more than 16 years in talent management, customer relationship management, and program/process management.  She has experience designing, implementing, and managing scaleable talent solutions, including the design of new technologies to enable business processes. Jennifer holds a BS from Wake Forest University and completed her Executive MBA at the Kenan-Flagler School of Business.
  • Rebecca Ayers is the manager for Performance Management Solutions (PMS) in the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM).  PMS provides reimbursable solutions to Federal agencies to address individual and organizational performance matters necessary to properly create and sustain a healthy and effective results-oriented culture. Rebecca holds a bachelor’s degree in Foreign Affairs from the University of Virginia and a Masters of Transatlantic Studies from the University of Bath, England. She completed her Ph.D. in Public Administration at North Carolina State University.
  • Liz Riley-Young has held multiple leadership roles in her 15 year tenure at SAS, currently she is a  Principal Engagement Manager working with clients in Hospitality, Gaming, and Disney. Liz holds a BA in Business and Economics from NCSU. Liz enjoys biking and hiking with her family when not volunteering.  Liz lives in Raleigh with her husband John and three children, Jack (18), Sam(16) and Katie(13).



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.




Share the Love Luncheon | Feb. 12

Have lunch for a cause! Come out and support the wonderful work the Women’s Center of Wake County is doing to prevent homelessness in Wake County. Join us for a luncheon on Friday, February 12 at noon at the Doubletree Hilton. There is a silent auction for delicious desserts from local bakeries and chocolatiers as well as a raffle. See event details and purchase tickets at wcwc.org.

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 are on sale 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.

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 triplep-parenting.net/nc-en/positive-parenting/triple-p-tippapers-north-carolina.