eLink – November 1, 2016


GRAPA 2016 Local General Election Candidate Spotlight

GRAPA is here to help you be more informed when you head to the polls in November. Click the links below to learn more about the candidates.

Joe John

Abe Jones

Bob Hunter

Chris Shoffner

Dan Blue III

David Ulmer

Jen Ferrell

Linda Stephens

Michael Tanbusch

Robert Rose

Sheila Ellis

Vince Rozier

Gary Lewis

Gary Pendleton

Greg Ford

Grier Martin

Jay Chaudhuri

Lindsey Mahaffey

Olen Watson

Randy Barrow

Susan Evans

Bargain Box Donations at November GMM – Active Members Only

Don’t miss your second opportunity to bring your Bargain Box quota donation to the November GMM!

Here’s how it works:

  • Sign up in advance of the meeting in the event sign-up section of the Members section of the JLR website. Sign up is open now and will close Tuesday, November 8 at 2 p.m.! Advance sign up is required for the team to accept your donation at the GMM.
  • Bring a minimum of 10 pieces of clothing and a maximum of 15 pieces of clothing (no housewares, shoes, or accessories please!) to the November GMM and receive quota credit for them!
  • Items MUST be hung on Bargain Box approved hangers for the team to accept your donation at the GMM. Approved hangers are clear, plastic hangers. No wire or dry cleaning hangers.

For more information, please contact Bargain Box Co-captain Sara Jacks.

Say “Yes!” to the Dress at the November GMM

We’re ready to have a ball, but first Cinderella needs to find a dress! The Inaugural Ball team and Bargain Box are joining forces to collect ball gowns for the upcoming 2017 Inaugural Ball events.

League members are invited to donate new or gently-used, high quality ball gowns at the November GMM, Tuesday, November 8. All gowns will be available for preview during the GMM, so come and pick out your favorites! Then join us at the Bargain Box and say “Yes!” to your dress!

Members donating gowns are required to sign up online (limited to 75 people on a first-come, first-served basis) and may donate a maximum of 2 ball gowns. Bargain Box team members will be available at 6:00 p.m. at a table inside the GMM meeting area for drop off. Donations will be accepted until the end of the membership meeting.

Ball gown dresses only! All gowns must be on approved Bargain Box hangers. Approved hangers are clear, plastic hangers. No wire or dry cleaning hangers, please. These donations will count toward meeting your Bargain Box quota requirement and a tax receipt will be provided.

All ball gowns not purchased by League Members for the Inaugural Ball will be used for a new partnership with Hope Community Church, which will be hosting a “Night to Shine,” a prom centered around people with special needs.

Look for more information to come regarding how to purchase the gowns at the Bargain Box following the GMM. Let’s have a ball!

SAFEchild Angel Tree

Put on your angel wings and help support a SAFEchild family in need this holiday season. Pick up a wish lists for families big or small during the November 8 GMM or at the CCL on November 14 and 16 from 6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m. Friends can sponsor a family together. Gifts should be unwrapped and returned to the CCL by December 2, 2016. Please consider participating and giving back to these families in our community. Please contact Karah Jennings or Rebecca Dotson of Team Transfer with any questions.

The Julia Jones Daniels Center for Community Leadership is Looking for a Few Good Hosts!

Do you know someone who has extra time during the evenings and on weekends? Or someone who wants to make a little extra money for the holidays? The CCL is hiring a few good people to serve as CCL Hosts for our rental guests. This is a paid contract position with flexible hours based on YOUR availability. Our CCL Hosts ensure our rental guests have a great experience at our facility and want to return again and again. Email Tania McLeod for more information.


Making an Impact After Hurricane Matthew: Gift Card Donations

Thousands of people across our state have felt a tremendous impact from the effects of Hurricane Matthew. Many of us are from these towns or have loved ones and friends in these areas that were hit the hardest. We have heard firsthand the challenges these people are facing and will continue to endure in the months ahead.

We, as a League, have a great opportunity to pull together and support these areas through various relief efforts. What an opportunity we have to impact our state by supporting those who need it the most!

How can you help now?

Gift Cards Donations – We are collecting gift cards to Target and Walmart in five dollar increments to distribute to impacted areas. Drop off gift cards with a staff member at the Julia Jones Daniels Center for Community Leadership. Gift cards will be sent to the Junior Women’s Association of Greenville, NC and Junior League of Fayetteville every Friday starting October 21. These groups will distribute them to hurricane victims in their areas.

We will also be rolling out several other ways that we can participate in relief efforts. Stay tuned for more information in the coming days.

The Junior League of Raleigh is so Fly!

This month, Flywheel Sports invites JLR Members to enjoy three complimentary Flywheel classes in a week! The promotion will be during the month of November, and members can choose which week they would like to take their free classes. Please reserve your bikes by creating an account at Flywheelsports.com and emailing your username and preferred week to Lori Klein at lklein@flywheelsports.com.

  • Date: Month of November (member picks 1 week during the month)
  • Time: Wednesday at 7 a.m., Friday at 4:30 p.m., and Sunday at 3:45 p.m.
  • Location: Flywheel Sports, 402 Oberlin Road, Raleigh


Sustainer Calendar

From the Member page, go to Resources, then Sustainer Resources or view your Sustainer Calendar here.

Community Service Opportunities 

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