Thursday, September 24, 2009

General Membership meeting minutes

Please take a few minutes to read the minutes from last week's general membership meeting.

Junior Friends
General Membership Meeting Minutes
September 15, 2009

Adrienne Fox Luscombe, Chair, called the meeting to order at 7:42 p.m.

Adrienne Fox Luscombe opened the meeting by going over the agenda and introducing the new Board. She directed attention to the Scottish Christmas Walk Weekend (SCWW) discount form for Junior Friends only.

Brandi Graham Pensoneau, New Member Chair, asked the new members to stand. A New Member Makeup orientation will be held October 1st at Las Tapas in Old Town.

Anna Kucera, SCWW Co-Chair, shared that the Scottish Christmas Walk Weekend will take place during only two days, Friday, December 4th and Saturday, December 5th, with the majority of the events taking place at the Masonic Temple. She urged people to buy Children’s Tea tickets early because it sells out quickly. Nicole and Anna noted that the Marketplace will only take place on Friday, December 4th from 9:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. and will continue again during the Taste of Scotland that evening. Anna shared that we already have five homes secured for the Home Tours.

Holly Lupu, Day of Duty, discussed Day of Duty responsibilities. If any member knows they will be out of town for the event, please e-mail her to sign up for opportunities held before the weekend.

Kristen Gullot, Event Donations Co-Chair, discussed the Shop Campagna Kids Card and the ten-day discounts and monthly “Sip and Saves” that are benefits of the card. The cards are now $25.00 and fully benefit TCC. New discount dates are being added. There will be four events in 2010. The next “Sip and Saves” will be Monday, October 22nd from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at Monday’s Child (Old Town) and November 18th at Kiskadee (Del Ray). You will receive 20% off your entire purchase. There is more information on the stores and where to buy the discount card at

Adrienne shared social information for Allison Brooks, Social Chair.

October 1st – New Member make-up Happy Hour at Las Tapas. All are welcome.

October 25thBurke Lake Park

November – TBD

December 20thHoliday Brunch at Belle Haven Country Club

Emily Passmore, Programs Chair, thanked everyone who donated books and requested volunteers to read at the Alexandria Department of Health to children waiting for their appointments on Wednesdays from 1:00 p.m. -2:30 p.m. and Thursdays from 2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Emily discussed the Mentoring Program, which is a great new opportunity to support Latino girls in Math, Science and Technology. The girls are excited and many will be first generation college attendees. Junior Friends volunteers are needed for the program. Book donations are still needed, especially board books for infants and toddlers.

Rebecca Chatterjee, Newsletter/Blog, discussed the new blog, She requested the membership take a look and provide her with any suggestions. The blog will provide updates on events, meetings, social events and personal announcements. Focus will shift to place all information on the blog. Please visit and sign-up to subscribe so you can see updates as they are made.

Anne-Ashley Crocker, Toast to Fashion (TTF) Co-Chair, shared that the event will take place on Thursday, May 6, 2010 at Belle Haven Country Club. More information will follow.

Anne Marie Chotvacs, Chair Ex-Officio, is looking for new leaders and is very impressed with the membership and Board this year.

Adrienne picked the raffle winners – new member, Jennifer Butler, and member, Meghan Metzbower. She reminded everyone to sign up for a committee prior to leaving.

The meeting was adjourned at 8:37 p.m.

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