eLINK- MARCH 15, 2016


2016 – 2017 Placement Begins

To help you decide which Placement is right for you for the 2016-17 League year, we’ve developed a new Quick Reference Guide. We encourage you to review this new Guide, as well as the Placement Guide and Membership Status Requirements. Links to each of these are provided here for you:

Sign Up Open Date

Early Placement

(SPREE!, MDC, CLI, BBX-Summer Intensive, IB)

Wednesday, March 9 at 6 a.m.
Active Platinum Thursday, April 21 at 6 a.m.
Active Gold, Silver and Bronze Monday, April 25 at 6 a.m.
Provisionals Friday, April 29 at 6 a.m.


Nonprofit Networking Breakfast and Roundtable Discussion | March 8

Community Connect of the Junior League of Raleigh and the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) of the Triangle hosts a Nonprofit Networking Breakfast and Roundtable Discussion on Friday, March 18 at 8 a.m. at the Julia Jones Daniels Center for Community Leadership, 711 Hillsborough St., Raleigh, NC 27603.

Join us for a morning of networking and roundtable discussion facilitated by Triangle nonprofit leaders. Come prepared with questions and stories about your successes and failures in these areas to share with nonprofit colleagues!

This is the final Community Connect roundtable event for the Junior League calendar year.  Breakfasts will begin again in September.

We hope you’ll mark your calendars for the Junior League of Raleigh Women’s Empowerment Conference, held at the Julia Jones Daniels Center for Community Leadership from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, April 30. Details to come!

**PARKING NOTE**: Please do not park in or between the red places marked “Brooks Bell.”  If available, you may also park in unmarked spaces across W. Morgan St. in the lot at 706 W. Morgan.

Team Training Presents: Desire Mapping | March 15

Desire Mapping is the topic for March 15th’s training at the Julia Jones Daniels Center for Community Leadership at 6 p.m. Led by Caitlin Palczuk, a holistic life coach, we’ll explore this new method of achievement. Focusing on the feeling you get when reaching a goal puts less emphasis on the goal itself. Committed to a passion for goal setting, communication tools, and breaking down barriers, the Desire Map Workshop will leave you setting goals with soul.

Join TCOM at these great Upcoming Events

  • All She Wrote Notes Chalk Lettering class on March 16 from 6:30-8 p.m. at the CCL. For more details and to sign up today (space is limited) please visit this link.
  • Beach Bag Book Club on March 24 at 6:30 p.m. Sign up online now to bring a book you have read and would recommend. We will send out a SignUpGenius so you can list the book you are bringing and provide a handout at the event. From this, we will build a summer reading list to share. Carrie Ritter will facilitate and can be reached at rittercm@gmail for any questions.
  • Wine and Design in Cary on April 2 from 7:30-9:30 p.m. Use this link to sign up and use coupon code CARY for a $5 discount.

Love My League | April 17

The Junior League of Raleigh and Belk are proud to present Love My League, a premier shopping event and signature fundraiser (formally known as Fashion Forward) celebrating the season’s must-have fashions. Proceeds from the fundraiser benefit the Junior League of Raleigh and the local organizations that we support. The benefit will take place at the Belk Crabtree Valley Mall from 6 to 9:30 p.m. on Sunday, April 17. This glamorous evening of spring fashion and fun at Belk includes giveaways, raffle prizes and a showcase of this season’s fashion trends.

Buy your tickets now at jlraleigh.org.



Sustainer Volunteers Needed for the SAFEchild Volunteer Appreciation Event!

Sustainers will host the SAFEchild Volunteer Appreciation Event at the Julia Jones Daniels Center for Community Leadership on Tuesday, March 23. Several Sustainers are needed to plan and staff the event. For questions or to volunteer, email sustainers@jlraleigh.org.

Before the event – deliver to the CCL room 132 by 5 p.m. March 16 (deposit in a box labeled SAFEchild Volunteer Appreciation)

  • Donate a small favor for attendees ($7-$15), 40 favors needed

Before the event – deliver to the CCL by 3 p.m. March 23

  • Pick up/deliver catered food, serveware – 1 volunteer
  • Obtain/wrap/deliver attendee favors – 2 to 3 volunteers
  • Prepare or purchase appetizers – 3 to 4 volunteers

On the evening of the event – 3 to 8 p.m. March 23

  • Set up/decorate room, 3-5:30 p.m. – 2 volunteers
  • Check in attendees, 5-7:30 p.m. – 1 to 2 volunteers
  • Manage food/beverage/cake/favor tables, 5:30-8 p.m. – 3 volunteers
  • Break down event room and kitchen, 6-8 p.m. – 2 volunteers

Won’t you join us by volunteering to make this special event the best ever?

Sustainer NC Museum of History Two Exhibit Tour and Lunch: Registration Now Open!

On Tuesday, March 29 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., join Sustainers at the North Carolina Museum of History for a special docent-led tour of two exhibits: gowns by the esteemed designer Willie Otey Kay and Southern-themed paintings from the James-Farmer Collection. We will then gather for lunch in the “Glass Box.” This event is open to Sustainers only and limited to 30 attendees. The $30 cost—which includes lunch, tax, tips and tour docent fee—is payable upon event registration. Online RSVP via the JLR website is required.

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.

Sustainer Connect

Sustainer Connect provides a means for Sustainers to informally connect. The group meets for lunch the second Tuesday of every other month. The next gathering will be on Tuesday April 12 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Brio Tuscan Grill at Crabtree Valley Mall. For more information or to join in on the fun, contact sustainers@jlraleigh.org.



Triangle Family Services Presents: First Time Homebuyers Workshop | March 19

Thinking about buying a home? Overwhelmed by the process? Looking for unbiased information? Join Triangle Family Services for workshops offered by local Certified Financial & Housing Counselors, and presentations by local mortgage lenders, realtors, home inspectors and insurance agents. This event will be held on Saturday, March 19 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Julia Jones Daniels Center for Community Leadership. To register for this event, call 919-821-0790 or email mailto:cccs@tfsnc.org

BelkGives On the Go Mobile Mammography Center – Free Breast Screenings | March 22

When it comes to breast cancer, early detection saves lives. BelkGives has teamed up with Charlotte Radiology to create BelkGives On the Go Mobile Mammography Center to provide free breast screenings and education to communities throughout the southeast. The Mammography Center will be at Belk Triangle Town Center on March 22. To make an appointment, call 855-655-BMMC

Meet, Eat & Discover: Health Benefits of Clean Renewable Energy | April 7

Join Mothers & Others for Clean Air, a program of the American Lung Association of the Southeast and Moms Clean Air Force of N.C. for a free luncheon and conversation. Meet, Eat & Discover: Health Benefits of Clean Renewable Energy will be Thursday, April 7 from 11:30 to 1 at the N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences on the 4th floor. Our esteemed panel includes Dr. Katharine Hayhoe, renowned climate scientist and HBO documentary host, Greg Fishel, chief meteorologist at WRAL, and Dr. Jennifer Caicedo, Charlotte allergist who treats adults and children with asthma and allergies. The panel will explore how climate change affects our health and whether expanding clean renewable energy will protect our children’s health and the health of the most vulnerable in our population. Please visit Moms Clean Air Force to sign up.

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.

North Raleigh Arts & Creative Theatre (NRACT) Seeks Community Board Members

North Raleigh Arts & Creative Theatre (NRACT) seeks Community Board Members for upcoming board term, which begins June 2016. If interested, please contact NRACT’s Managing Director Timothy Locklear via email at tim@nract.org.