Friday, March 25, 2011

Junior Friends Nominating Committee Announcement

First, congratulations to the Toast to Fashion Co-Chairs Jeannine Ginivan Hyde and Jennifer Mellon Peterson and their committee for an incredible event last night. Cheers to the award winners honored, and thanks to all who came out to support the Junior Friends and The Campagna Center programs! A great time was had by all and much-needed funds were raised!

As we more forward let's turn our attention to next year's Junior Friends Board.

The Junior Friends Nominating Committee has completed our work, and we thank everyone who nominated themselves or others. We had a phenomenal pool of candidates and are very excited about the slate! Below is the list of the nominees for the 2011-2012 Board.

Nominees for elected officer positions:
Chair-- Jane Spence
Vice Chair-- Jennifer Mellon Peterson
New Members Chair--Anne Ashley Croker
Treasurer--Laura Gans
Secretary--Jeanne Barton

Nominees for appointed officer positions:
Newsletter/Blog -- Melissa Kelly
Event Donations-- Lindsay Howell
Event Donations -- Megan Roberge
Social---Brooks McElwain
Media Relations--Meredith Holland
Programs -- Natalie Johnston
Hospitality--Christine Stanton
Scottish Christmas Walk Weekend -- Katherine Murphy
Scottish Christmas Walk Weekend -- Kari Saathoff
Toast to Fashion--Jeannine Ginivan Hyde
Toast to Fashion -- Laura Hartman
Bowties & Belles -- Patti Rouzie
Bowties & Belles -- Kim Speed
Bowties & Belles -- Betty Sayler Youles

Laura Fortsch, our 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 12, and the term of office for each Board position will begin immediately following Bowties & Belles. Congratulations to all of the nominees, and a special thanks to the members of the Nominating Committee--Allison Brooks, Rebecca Chatterjee, Nicole Duncan and Jill Johnson--for their recruitment efforts.
Thanks again ladies! See you at the next meeting!

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Toast to Fashion is TONIGHT

Jennifer Mellon Peterson and Jeannine Ginivan Hyde our Toast to Fashion Co-Chairs have done a fabulous job putting together a fun filled fashion show! Thank you to all of the Junior Friends for all of your help as well! We look forward to seeing everyone at Belle Haven Country Club this evening for a great event to help The Campagna Center! See you soon.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Toast to Fashion Ticket Sales are at Capacity!

Thanks to everyone for your amazing support of the Junior Friends Toast to Fashion! We wanted to let you know that online ticket sales for The Toast to Fashion have been suspended but tickets will be available for $60 at the door at Belle Haven Country Club tomorrow night. We look forward to seeing everyone for a fun filled evening of fashion for a great cause. Thank you so much for all of your support!!

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Last Day for Low Cost Tickets to Toast to Fashion

BUY YOUR TICKETS!!! TODAY, Sunday March 20th is the LAST DAY to get the reduced rate of $45 a ticket. They can be purchased online at

We have a viewing area for the NCAA sweet sixteen. So buy tickets for the guys in your life (and basketball loving gals!)

All Models (except children), Day of Duty volunteers and committee members need a ticket. Tickets are $60 on Monday and at the door

Thank you to our raffle and logistics committee for such a productive bag stuffing meeting on Tuesday! The bags look amazing thanks to Jessica Richardson, our bag sponsor and donors! The bags are stuffed with hundreds of dollars worth of coupons and swag ($35 lip gloss, t-shirts, Lilly Koozies, samples, snacks, candy, etc. etc. etc.! The bags are worth more than the cost of your ticket!! YAY!

We have a KILLER raffle thanks to all of your generous donations and solicitations - trips, hotel stays, jewelry, clothes, restaurant gift cards, etc. etc. $1000s of dollars of raffle items! PLEASE purchase your raffle tickets at the event. You must be present to win. Tickets are 1 for $5, 5 for $20. We need to raise at least $2,000 from the raffle to meet our budget goals. We know we can get there thanks to all of your generous support!

We have a "MARKETPLACE GIVES BACK" promotion too!! When you arrive, we will have a flyer with information on our marketplace vendors donating a percentage of their proceeds back from one item to The Campagna Center. If you purchase one of these items, you will have your flyer initialed by the vendor. That flyer can be dropped off at our "Marketplace Gives Back" Bowl for a chance to win two tickets to "Bowties & Belles" on May 7th! (valued at $150!) Just another way to have fun and support The Center!

The awards ceremony will begin at 7:00 pm and the show immediately after.

We will be providing 2 free drink tickets to each attendee. Bars, marketplace and raffle will open at 6:30 pm. Shopping will continue until the end of the event at 10:00 pm. Bellacara will be providing free make-up touch-ups throughout the evening and a Touch of Peace Massage will be giving chair massages for the first hour! Sign up when you arrive!

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Toast to Fashion is right around the corner!

1. Ticket Sales - Toast to Fashion tickets are on sale ( now and will be available at the $45 rate until Sunday, March 20, 2011. Starting Monday, all tickets will be $60 - so buy your tickets soon!!

2. Please know that guys are welcome, as we will have a NCAA sweet sixteen tournament viewing area. The tickets for them can be purchased with the regular tickets on the website.

3. Are you a hair stylist or do you know a stylist or two that would be willing to do hair the night of the event? We will thank them in our remarks, they will receive recognition in the program and a tax receipt for their in-kind donation of services. We will need them to be at Belle Haven from 4:00 until 6:30.

4. Lastly, THANK YOU so much to all of you for signing up for your Day of Duty shift. We only have 3 spots left and they are: 2 spots for the Raffle (6-9:30) and 1 spot for the fashion show (6-9). If you are able to sign up, please go to this link and do so as soon as possible.

Thanks so much and we look forward to seeing you when we Toast to Fashion and toast to our much deserved honorees: Mary Cardarelli Bergmann, Patti Rouzie, Sheila Whalen, and Bridget Weaver.