Saturday, September 13, 2014

Monday, January 27, 2014

Keeping Warm in Winter and Looking forward to Spring!

Hi Junior Friends!

We loved seeing so many old and new faces at our General Membership Meeting in January! A fun group of ladies also dined at Virtue last week.

We have many wonderful events coming to you in the next few months.

Please mark your calendars and buy tickets for a Beer Tasting Fundraiser on February 6th!
Tickets are $45/person and may be purchased through Rich Rosenthal Brincefield Manitta Dzubin & Kroeger, LLP (the Presenting Sponsor!). The location is 201 N. Union Street Suite 230 and will take place from 6:00 - 7:30pm. What a great night to spend with friends! Please RSVP this week! More info to come in your email and the invitation is on our Facebook page.

Our two big events for the spring are in full swing!
Toast to Fashion
Belle Haven Country Club
March 13th
Please buy your tickets to the can't miss fashion event of the season. See all the latest looks during the runway show and shop some of Old Town's finest boutiques. Bring your friends, your sisters, your's a wonderful night!!
Presale tickets are available for $55 and will increase to $65 on March 7th.

Bowties and Belles
Belle Haven Country Club
May 3rd
Dust off your best hat and find your man a fancy bow tie. This event is fabulous and not to be missed!!
There are still a few committee spots available. Please sign up on Volunteer Spot.

Our next General Meeting will take place on April 21st.

Congrats to JF board member Suzanne Della Pella Carlough on the birth of her baby boy. "Jack"! John Kenneth Carlough was born at 12:52 pm on January 17. 7lbs 9oz and 20.75 inches long. We are so happy for you!

Monday, October 14, 2013

Family Pumpkin Patch Outing at Nalls Produce

October 27th from 3-5 pm.

Stop by with your sweet kiddies to play in the corn maze, enjoy incredible holiday decor, decorate pumpkins, and drink apple cider!

A $20 donation to the Campagna Center will get you ALL THIS FUN!!

Please sign up on Volunteer Spot

Save the Dates!

Please mark your calendars for these important dates throughout the year!

General Membership Meeting
November 12th
6:30- New Member Orientation
7:00- Social half hour
7:30- Business

Pumpkin Patch Outing
Nalls Produce
October 27th

December 6th-7th

General Meeting
January 7th

Toast to Fashion
March 13th

General Meeting
April 21st

Bowties and Belles
May 3rd

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Tysons Shopping Night

Junior Friends had a wonderful night shopping and eating in Tysons...all while giving back to TCC! Thanks to all who attended!

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

We are off to a great start!!

This year began with an energetic first general meeting...full of new and familiar faces. We could not be more excited for the year ahead!

There are so many amazing ways to get involved this year. If you were not able to sign up for a committee last night, or if you could not make the meeting, be on the look out for an email to sign up.

We hope to see many of you at the Tysons Shopping Event next Wednesday, September 25th.

Bloomingdales- 10% of proceeds back to TCC, plus complimentary champagne
CWonder- 10% of proceeds back to TCC, plus 15% off full price items

Seasons 520 Flights and Flat Bread Special
Sample three red or white wines, followed by a full pour, paired with a signature flat bread for $15.

A few announcements from EDC (Event Donations Committee)

Katelin Moomau and Kristin Kalanick Husak do an AMAZING job and contribute in countless ways to our events throughout the year.

There are two flyers that I have uploaded to the Junior Friends facebook page. The first flyer is a list of businesses that have donated to our events in the past year. Many of these businesses are places where we all are frequent shoppers. When you stop in, please let them know that you are a Junior Friend and tell them that their donation means so much to us. We want to continue to grow all of these relationships.

The second flyer is a list of ways that YOU can help EDC. Please consider joining this fantastic committee or simply pass along ideas, suggestions, or donations to Katelin and Kristin.

Hope to see many of you next week!

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Happy Fall and Welcome Back

Happy Fall, Junior Friends - It's hard to believe we are back for another wonderful year! We can't wait to see all of your beautiful face at the first General Membership Meeting of the year on September 17th!

A big thanks to Britt Patterson, our fabulous social chair, for putting together our first event of the season!

C. Wonder and Bloomingdales
Tysons Corner Center

Wednesday, September 25

C. Wonder will donate 10% of sales to The Campagna Center + 15% off full price items
Bloomingdales will donate 10% of sales The Campagna Center and will be serving champagne!

What a great way to visit and start a new year together, all while helping TCC!!

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Bowties and Belles Information!!

The countdown has begun! In just a few short weeks, we will be celebrating Bowties and Belles and the Kentucky Derby. Bowties and Belles is shaping up to be a great event again this year. The Kate Moran Band will be providing music throughout the day and we have an exciting silent auction, Top Gun Flight Day Raffle, betting on your favorite horse and of course, the Derby's signature drink, the Mint Julep. Join us on Saturday, May 4th from 4:00 - 7:30 pm at Belle Haven Country Club for what we know will be a great day at the Races!

Buy your tickets before they are gone!

We have a few Day of Duty spots to fill during Bowties & Belles on Saturday May 4th, and would be so thrilled if you could sign up to help our last event of the year! Our wonderful volunteers are critical to the success of our events! Just a reminder that to remain a member in good standing, all Junior Friends must complete a Day of Duty shift during one of our Spring events.

Here is the link to Volunteer Spot:

Kiskadee is talking Derby to us! Our always supportive friends are once again showing they care by offering an incredible promotion benefitting the Campagna Center. Shop between now and May 3rd, mention Bowties & Belles/Junior Friends and receive 15% off your purchase of shoes and apparel (full price and in stock merchandise). The best part, Kiskadee will donate an additional 15% of your purchase of shoes and apparel back to the Campagna Center. Swoop in before the bird flies from the nest!

Nominating Work Complete

The Junior Friends Nominating Committee has completed its work, and we thank everyone who expressed an interest in serving on the 2013-2014 Board.

2013-2014 Junior Friends Board
Chair: Megan Roberge
Vice-Chair: Anne Ashley Croker
New Members: Kari Steinberg
Treasurer: Melissa Kelly
Secretary: Laura Hartman

Blog/Newsletter: Jeanne Barton
Media: Jennifer Byrd
Scottish Christmas Walk Weekend: Meg Jewett and Abby Kosturko
Toast to Fashion: Jeanna Reidy and Suzanne Della Pella Carlough
Bowties and Belles: Andrea Hageman and Clare Potter
Event Donations: Katelin Moomau and Kristen Husak
Hospitality: Brooks McElwain
Programs: Meghan Metzbower
Social: Britt Patterson

Jennifer Mellon Peterson, current Chair, will continue to serve on the Board as Chair Ex-Officio.

The new slate was voted on during our membership meeting last week. Congratulations to all of the Board Members for 2013-2014! A special thank you to the members of the Nominating Committee for their recruitment efforts. Katherine Murphy, Kim Speed, and Christine Stanton were tremendous assets to the slating process.

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Spring Events

Hi Junior Friends! Hope you are having a good spring!

Please mark your calendars for these fabulous upcoming events:

Girls Night at Top it Off
April 11th at 6:00pm
Top It Off OUTLET 7943 Fort Hunt Road Alexandria, VA 22302

JF General Membership Meeting
April 15th
The New Member Orientation starts at 6:30, so please invite your friends who are interested in learning more about TCC or the Junior Friends to attend!
The Social half hour starts at 7:00 pm and the business meeting starts at 7:30 pm.

Bowties and Belles
May 4th
Belle Haven Country Club
Buy your tickets today! This is an event that you cannot miss!!

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Spring is around the corner!

Do you have your tickets yet for the Toast to Fashion? This fabulous night of fashion and fun is an event not to be missed! Please be sure to like the TTF facebook page to see all of the vendors and to keep up with all of the updates for this fun event!

Toast to Fashion Tickets are $50 but go up to $60 the week of the event (starting 3/9) and at door. Tickets can be purchased online at:

All active members must fulfill a Day of Duty Shift this Spring. A Day of Duty shift can be fulfilled for the Toast to Fashion or Bowties and Belles in May. The Toast to Fashion Day of Duty shifts are now open on VolunteerSpot at

Congratulations to our sweet Stephanie Stark Cleck who welcomed her son Holland Samuel into the world on February 1st! And Congratulations to Jane Spence on the birth of her daughter "Anne Kathryn", born on February 5th! We are so thrilled for you all!

A big thank you to two JFs, Megan Roberge and Meg Jewett, for hosting sign on parties! These events were so fun and raised such important funds for TCC!

Monday, January 7, 2013

Toast to Fashion Tickets on sale tomorrow night!!!

Tickets for the Toast to Fashion will be available tomorrow night at the General Membership meeting at a discounted price of $50! The price goes up the week of the event. If you buy your tickets tomorrow, you will also be entered in two raffles! Looking forward to seeing everyone tomorrow night!

Friday, January 4, 2013

Junior Friends General Membership Meeting Next Tuesday

Please join us at our January General Membership Meeting. The Social half hour begins at 7:00 pm and the business meeting begins at 7:30 pm. If you know of someone who is interested in becoming a new member, please contact Jeannine Hyde at and she will send your or your friend information on Junior Friends and the orientation which will take place before the meeting at 6:30 pm. We will have an exciting raffle prize for whomever completed two or more Day of Duty Shifts during the SCWW. We will also having a second fabulous raffle prize--anyone who buys a ticket to Toast of Fashion at the meeting is in the running! TTF Tickets are $50 but go up to $60 the week of the event (starting 3/9) and at door. Don't miss out on this great price! We're looking forward to seeing you on January 8th! What: Junior Friends Meeting When: Tuesday, January 8, 2013 7:00 pm Where: The Campagna Center 418 S. Washington Street Alexandria, VA 22314

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Shopping for a great cause!

Just a reminder that our fabulous shopping night at The Lucky Knot in Old Town is TOMORROW NIGHT!! If you have not been to the Lucky Knot, just wait!! Such a cute store and lots of space for a lot of Junior Friends to mingle and shop. They carry designers including Vineyard Vines, Vera Bradley and Jude Connally with accessories from Lilly Pulitzer. It is 7:00 to 9:00, Thursday night, 20% off discount for us!! Please join us! The Lucky Knot 101 King St Alexandria, VA See you there!

Friday, November 9, 2012

General Membership Meeting

Hi Ladies! Just a reminder that our next General Membership Meeting is this Monday, November 12th. New member orientation is at 6:30, followed by Social Half hour at 7:00 and the meeting at 7:30pm. Looking forward to seeing you all. A few reminders for the meeting: 1) TASTE OF SCOTLAND We will feature a SPECIAL OFFER for Taste of Scotland General Admission tickets for $60 each -a $40 savings (1 per person). You MUST attend the meeting to purchase a ticket at this special price. This offer is available to Junior Friends women exclusively, who are current in membership dues. JFs in good standing already can purchase one discounted ticket for $75. So, at this meeting you are able to buy one ticket for $60 and one for $75. Invitation is attached. 2) TOY COLLECTION At the meeting, the Programs Committee will be collecting gifts that will be used in TCC's Holiday store for needy families. They are looking for new gifts that are designed for children 3-5 year olds. Families love to pick dolls and doll houses, tea sets, dress-up sets, toy trucks, trains, construction tools—really any sturdy toys that can be used over and over again. They tend not to pick items such as drawing materials, play-doh, games or plush animals. Donations should be unwrapped. 3) HEATHER & GREENS Heather & Greens pre-ordered forms may be submitted at the meeting. Check out the amazing moss covered letters they are selling this year. You can pre-order those as well. ($10 for the small size, $15 for the large size) The attached photo shows the large sized letter. 4) DUES If you have not paid your dues, please do so as soon as possible to be a member in good standing. You can easily pay online at 5) DAY OF DUTY Day of Duty sign ups went out tonight! Please be on the lookout for the Volunteer Spot link. 6) EDC REQUEST If people would like to bring unused/ still packaged items to donate to please do so, and if anyone has tickets to sports events or gift certificates or other items they would like to donate (they don't have to have the current tickets in hand- say for next year football we'll have someone make a certificate).

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Congratulations to the Croker Family

Congratulations to JF Board Member Anne Ashley Croker on the birth of her son, Thomas "Caldwell" Croker!! Born yesterday at 2:51pm weight 7lbs 6oz, height 20 3/4". We are so happy for you all!!

Thursday, October 18, 2012

The Campagna Center Fall Festival

TCC Fall Festival is just over a week away. So far, we have two grocery store gift cards to donate to the event for prizes. Our goal is to donate at least 6. If you are able to purchase a gift card by 10/24 your support will be greatly appreciated! You can drop off the gift card at Lauren Bishop's house (204 Jefferson Street Alexandria VA 22314), drop it in the mail to her or she can pick it up from you. THANK YOU!

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Attention New Members!!! Save the Date! The New Member Brunch is Saturday, October 20th at 11:00am. Evite invitations went out today! Please let us know if you did not receive yours. Looking forward to seeing all of our new members at this fabulous event!

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Fall Junior Friends Meeting Tonight!

Hope to see everyone tonight for our first General Membership Meeting at TCC!! We look forward to catching up with all of the fabulous ladies who help make The Campagna Center a success for Alexandria! 6:30: New Member Orientation 7:00: Social Half Hour 7:30 Meeting

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Junior Friends Fall General Meeting Next Week

Junior Friends - it's hard to believe, but fall is upon us. The kids have gone back to school and our September membership meeting is next Tuesday, September 11th. We look forward to catching up on a fun summer and getting ready for the Scottish Christmas Walk Weekend, which is closer than we realize. Also if you have any friends interested in joining Junior Friends, the new member meeting is at 6:30. Hope to see you on Tuesday! Junior Friends September General Meeting The Campagna Center New member meeting 6:30-7pm. Membership meeting is at 7pm.