Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Sign up for VolunteerSpot.com

We have found a free online scheduling service that will make signing up for and managing Day of Duty a breeze! You should have received an e-mail from http://www.volunteerspot.com/ about signing up for the Service Day on April 17. If not, check your spam or make sure Laura Fortsch (fortsch@msn.com) has your most current e-mail address. Follow the directions for registering at http://www.volunteerspot.com/ and selecting a shift. Be sure to click the red "confirm" button. You will get a summary of your shift delivered by e-mail after signing up as well as a couple of days before to remind you.

CLICK HERE NOW and get started: http://www.volunteerspot.com/login/entry/3-6395045381

Also, because this is a free service, you may be asked to sign up for info from the sponsors after you sign up for a shift. Just click "Skip This" to opt out. Even if you aren't able to participate on April 17, please go ahead and register to use the VolunteerSpot.com service because we will be using it for Toast to Fashion. Everyone must participate in a spring Day of Duty to remain a JF in good standing.

Details about the Service Day
Saturday April 17, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Jefferson Houston Elementary School - 1501 Cameron Street
Tiny Titans at the TC Williams Annex - 3300 King Street

You can volunteer for a two-hour shift or come for the entire time. We will be planting, painting and beautifying playground spaces. If you have plants from your garden that you can donate or have connections at garden centers or paint stores to get donated material, please contact Emily Passmore at emily.passmore@gmail.com. We need it!

Participation in the Day of Service counts as a spring Day of Duty shift. Please bring Friends and Family along to help. Children are welcome as long as they are old enough to help. At 1:00 p.m., we will gather at Hard Times in Old Town for lunch to celebrate our hard work on behalf of the programs of The Campagna Center.

Announcement from the Nominating Committee

The Junior Friends Nominating Committee has completed its work, and we thank everyone who expressed an interest in serving on the 2010-2011 Board. We had a phenomenal pool of candidates! Below is the list of the nominees.

Nominees for elected officer positions:
Laura Fortsch – Chair
Jane Spence – Vice Chair
Kristen Gullott – New Members
Kari Saathoff – Secretary
Anna Kucera – Treasurer

Nominees for appointed officer positions:
Christine Stanton – Hospitality
Tamara Mlynarczyk – Programs
Rebecca Chatterjee – Media Relations
Melissa Kelly – Newsletter/Blog
Allison Brooks – Social
Nicole Duncan – Scottish Christmas Walk Weekend
Katherine Murphy – Scottish Christmas Walk Weekend
Jeannine Ginivan – Toast to Fashion
Jen Peterson – Toast to Fashion
Karen Angeles – Event Donations
Kristen Jones – Event Donations

Adrienne Luscombe, current Chair, will continue to serve on the Board as Chair Ex-Officio.

We will hold a vote on the slate of elected officers at the General Membership meeting on April 13, and the term of office for each Board position will begin immediately following the Toast to Fashion. Congratulations to all of the nominees, and a special thanks to the members of the Nominating Committee for their recruitment efforts.

Anne Marie Chotvacs
Chair, Nominating Committee

Friday, March 12, 2010


Do you have any photos from past JF events? Please contact Rebecca Chatterjee at juniorfriendsnewsletter@gmail.com

Share your photos and they will appear here on the blog!

Thursday, March 4, 2010

New Member Wine and Cheese Happy Hour

When: Monday, March 22, 7:00 p.m.
Home of Allison Priebe Brooks

Now that the snow is finally melting, it's time to catch up and have some fun! Please join the Board of the Junior Friends of the Campagna Center for a wine and cheese party. Both spring and fall new members are invited. We can't wait to see you!

Please contact Brandi Graham Pensonau, new member chair, at bgraham@nrahq.org for the Evite and address/directions.