Three Spots Left for the Liberty Learning Exchange THIS Saturday!
You're invited to attend the 2017 Liberty Learning Exchange on Saturday, March 18 at a discounted price of $65 (reflected at checkout) for JLP members! Get inspired for your 2017 - 2018 placement year by our three dynamic tracks: Community & Membership, Fundraising, and Marketing & Communications. Speakers include local author, Jen Croneberger!
Liberty Learning Exchange Welcome Reception
Join us in welcoming our Liberty Learning Exchange attendees to Philadelphia at Harvest Seasonal Grill and Wine Bar in Radnor on March 17. Admission includes two (2) drink tickets and heavy hors d'oeuvres.
Liberty Learning Exchange Mission Credit Opportunity
Help out with the LLE this Saturday morning from 7:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. by being part of our Welcome Wagon. You'll be greeting our LLE attendees at our entrances and helping them navigate Ardmore parking, which we all know can be a challenge! Bring your smile and energy to kick off this awesome day!
Nominations for Susan Myers Awards Due TODAY!
This is the last call for nominations for the JLP’s Susan Myers Award! Established in 2009, the Susan Myers Leadership and Community Activism Award is the League’s highest honor. Its namesake was a longtime Junior League of Philadelphia member and an instrumental advocate for restoration of the Fairmount Water Works. More details can be found on our website.
Announcing our Centennial Grant Finalists!
We are proud to present the finalists for the Centennial Grant funds! Learn more about these organizations and their projects by attending the March 21 GMM. Can't wait? Click here for more details.
SoulCycle Rittenhouse Grand Opening and Exclusive JLP Charity Ride
Welcome to SoulCycle Rittenhouse Square: get ready to dance and sweat! Join the JLP and SoulCycle Rittenhouse for an EXCLUSIVE Grand Opening Celebration and Charity Ride on March 19. The suggested donation amount for the class is $30 per rider, to be collected at the event. Individual donations exceeding $40 will earn members one (1) Ways & Means Credit. One hundred percent of proceeds will directly benefit the JLP and its Mission. This charity ride is open to the public, so encourage your friends, family members, coworkers, and significant others to join you! Space is limited to 56 riders, so book your bike today!
DIAD - School-Wide Food Taste Test Preparation
On March 20, we will be packing up snack bags with The Food Trust for city-wide distribution. This event will give you the opportunity to chat with some fellow League members while working for a great cause.
Evening Sustainers Spin at SoulCycle
Welcome spring by joining us on a ride at the new SoulCycle in Ardmore on March 21, where we will experience their special brand of spin. No previous spinning or biking experience is required and all levels of fitness are welcome. As the new neighbor of JLP Headquarters, SoulCycle is generously letting the Junior League Sustainers try this class for free! There are showers available at SoulCycle and those who are interested will grab dinner after class at Suburban Square.
Wine Tasting at Kendra Scott Ardmore
Join the Focus Fundraising Committee on Thursday, March 23 as we support the JLP's Mission and beam and bubble over “Wines that Shimmer”! Hosted at the fabulously fun and radiant Kendra Scott Ardmore, you will taste sparkling wines (i.e., champagne, prosecco, cava) and some varietals that have a slight effervescence - all while surrounded by sparkling gems. Enjoy 10% off glittering Kendra Scott merchandise, paired specially for our tasting (as well as 10% off all other gems and housewares). For each purchase made, the store will donate 10% of the sale to the JLP! A League favorite, the dynamic Dr. Quinetta Robson, Baccalaureat Vigne et Vin and Court of Master Sommeliers - Level 1, will return to guide us on our journey. Each tasting of 5-7 different bubbling wines will be paired with delectable bites hand-selected by Dr. Robson. Cost is $50 and event is open to members and non-members of the JLP.
R.S.V.P. required for either the 6 p.m. session or the 7:30 p.m. session.
Training - Your JLP Journey
Have you charted your JLP roadmap? EVT invites you on March 25 to dig deeper and plan out your JLP future. Career “pathing” is the process through which League members map the education, skills, and experience that will enable them to attain volunteer career goals within the League's opportunities. Come learn, share, and prepare! This training is open to New Members, as well as Actives/Sustainers.
Sustainer DIAD with Feeding Thousands Outreach Program
Working together, we can feed thousands. Over the past year, 104,000 meals have been packaged during two Feeding Thousands events! Packaged meals are distributed through the Chester County Food Bank. A group of 10 to 12 volunteers can package 2,000 meals per hour, and the JLP has pledged 15 volunteers for this event on March 25. Volunteers are also welcome to stay longer at the end to help with event cleanup. This event is open to all members.
Empowering You Health Fair
You are invited to the 4th annual Empowering You Health Fair, hosted by The Junior League of Philadelphia! The fair is free and open to the public. Attendees can participate in health screenings, health and wellness discussions, cooking demonstrations, and activities for children. Sign up for Mission Credit or Meeting Credit.
Center City Quota Party
The Thrift Shop Committee invites you to join us for an afternoon of hanging quota and socializing! Rather than asking city-dwelling members to bring quota to us, we're bringing the chance to do quota to you! Please be sure to arrive with sufficient time to process your quota. All quota must be completed by 3 p.m. Please allow one hour to complete your quota. Light refreshments will be served! Hope to see you on April 2! Please find more details on the JLP calendar.
Transfer Social at Cinder
On April 6, join the Transfer Committee for a casual social event at one of Philadelphia's newest restaurants, Cinder. This is a great opportunity to meet other Transfer members and try a new restaurant. Food and beverages will be purchased by individual attendees.
A Place at the Table Viewing and Discussion
On April 8, join EVT to view and discuss A Place at the Table, a brief movie examining the issue of hunger in America, focusing on the plight of three individuals from different parts of the country who struggle to find adequate nutrition. Attending this training will earn you one (1) Mission Credit.
Spring Service Weekend
The Done in a Day Committee is planning a Spring Service Weekend in support of our Apple a Day Healthy Living InitiativeTM . Over the weekend, we will partner with local nonprofits focused on food insecurity and healthy eating for three or four community service events with approximately 80 JLP volunteers. We hope you will join us for our Spring Service Weekend on April 22-23, 2017. More details to follow!
Derby Day Watch Party
Let's put on fancy hats, drink mint juleps, and watch some thoroughbreds run! Join us on May 6 to watch the Kentucky Derby and mingle with ladies (and gentlemen) of the League! You're encouraged to bring your favorite Southern-inspired dish to share.
Sustainer Spring Membership Meeting
Join us on May 7 to recognize Special Sustainers, as well as celebrate our membership in the Junior League of Philadelphia. Registration information was included in the Sustainer mailing, or register and pay online on the JLP website. If questions, please contact Joan Prewitt or Mary Alice Michaels. We hope to see you there!
Sustainer Spring Excursion to Grounds for Sculpture
The Grounds for Sculpture has a constantly evolving collection of superb contemporary outdoor sculptures and rotating exhibits in six indoor galleries. Join us on May 9 for a private docent-led tour of the sculptures at 11 a.m. After our tour, you may choose to have lunch (at your expense) at one of the three restaurants on the grounds and continue to explore the galleries and grounds at your leisure. Assistance will be provided in arranging car pools. Register on the JLP website or via the flyer in the Sustainer mailing
Ardmore Parking Tips
When parking your car at the JLP Headquarters, please remember to park in public parking lots and obey the parking signs regarding metered spots and permit parking. Only park in lots that are designated as official parking lots or you risk having your car towed. Please refer to the Ardmore parking map available on our website.
Upcoming New Member Events
Training - Your JLP Journey - March 25
New Member Social with Advisor Ashley - March 26
New Member Bylaws and P&Ps Training - March 28
New Members meet Marketing/Communications and Development Councils - April 10
Easiest. Fundraiser. Ever.