eLINK- MARCH 23, 2016


Get Ready for 2016 – 17 Placement

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
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.



AJLI Webinar Wednesday: Planned Giving Program: Ready, Set Go!

AJLI is happy to bring you a webinar with the vice president of Gift Planning for the American Technion Society (ATS), Mark L. Hefter. Our speaker will talk about the benefits of planned giving and how it can build on an existing fund development strategy and optimize results. Attendees will get a comprehensive understanding of planned giving and tips for getting started with this type of fund development in their leagues.

Title: Planned Giving Program: Ready, Set, Go! Presenter: Mark L. Hefter Date & Time: March 23 at 1 p.m. EST Register Today!

If you are unable to attend this webinar, please submit questions for the presenter(s) to info@ajli.org and view the on-demand recording later for the answers.

Jack Loves the Junior League…and they’re putting their money where their feet are!

This spring, Jack Rogers is giving back by launching a new sandal to benefit The Junior League! The sandal—the brand’s classic Jacks in a metallic pewter hue featuring the iconic leather whipstitching and rondelle—will debut in Jack Rogers stores across the country and on JackRogersUSA.com on April 1, and also will be sold on site at Annual Conference in May. The style retails for $118, with 10% of the proceeds from each sale donated to AJLI. Check out the Jack Rogers page on the AJLI member site for more information and enter to win a pair of Junior League Jack Rogers sandals! The contest runs through March 31. Share your love of Jacks on social media with photos of you in your favorite styles using #jrleaguexojacks so we can track!

Join TCOM at these Great Upcoming Events

  • 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.
  • Honeygirl Meadery on Saturday April 30 at 1:00 p.m. Come check out the Triangle’s first meadery, and see why mead is making a comeback. For $5.00 we will be able to sample the current line-up of meads and keep a souvenir Honeygirl Meadery glass! A tour will be given at 2:00 to get a behind the scenes look at the facility and the meads Honeygirl will be working on for the near future. This event is open to you brining a guest, so girlfriends, boyfriends, and husbands are welcome to join.

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. For questions or to volunteer, email sustainers@jlraleigh.org.

Sustainer NC Museum of History Two Exhibit Tour and Lunch: Only 2 spots left!

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 Executive Mansion Luncheon and Optional Tour: registration starts March 23!

On Tuesday, April 26 from noon to 2 p.m., mingle with Sustainers at the Executive Mansion for luncheon at this special venue followed by an optional tour of the mansion. This event is open to Sustainers only and limited to 85 attendees. The $40 cost is payable upon event registration, which starts March 23. 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 – Join Us for Lunch on April 12

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.



Note in the Pocket Needs Mentors

Note in the Pocket, a nonprofit that provides clothing to homeless and impoverished children in Wake County, needs mentors to help with its new Teen Board. The Teen Board will be a group of students in the community learning how a nonprofit works – from the board meeting and Roberts Rules, to communication, marketing, PR, being an ambassador for Note within their peer group to fundraising for Note in the Pocket.

They are looking for mentors who will help guide and support the students as they learn and build this organization. Would you or anyone you know be interested in being a mentor for the group? Email Shelley Lesniewicz at shelley@noteinthepocket.org for more information.

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

North Raleigh Arts & Creative Theatre (NRACT) seeks Community Board Members for the upcoming board term, which begins June 2016. If interested, please contact NRACT’s Managing Director Timothy Locklear via email at tim@nract.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. They 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 a.m. to 1 p.m. 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.

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

Matching Gift Opportunity for AventWest Children’s Mentoring (AWCM) After School Tutoring Program

One of AWCM’s faithful donors has offered to match any donation up to $2,000.00 for which funds or a pledge are received by Easter.  This is a great opportunity for the program that serves at risk children residing in the AventWest community.  Tutoring and mentoring services are provided at W. Boulevard Presbyterian Church and Avent Ferry United Methodist Church on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons.  


Please talk to your friends and neighbors to see if they want to share with these children.  Contact board director, Diane Corbin at any time – 919-835-3688 or dcorbin9449@gmail.com to help meet this challenge.