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Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Chronicling the volunteer activities, Ad Hoc progress, and Sustainer involvement, this issue has a little bit of everything!  Click on the link below to read the full issue:

Vignette February 2015, Volume 43, Number 1


Friday, January 23, 2015

Fall Leadership Conference – Nashville, Tennessee

In September Eugene League sent four women to the Association of Junior Leagues International’s Fall Leadership Conference in Nashville, Tennessee.  Amy Londahl, Emily Secord, Jen Henrikson and Rosey Gording participated in workshops, learned about best practices for non-profits across the country, and participated in service dialogues with other leagues.  A brief sampling of workshops attended:  High-Performing Governing Board, Bylaws and Policies, Meetings That Excite, Engage and Motivate, Leading Change and Initiating Organizational Renewal, Building a Successful, Formal Mentoring Program and Making the Most of Your League’s Financial Assets. 

Friday, January 23, 2015

The Cookbook and Done in a Day Committees joined forces in early November to create a productive night of fun at Oregon Wine Lab.  The evening started with a service project, with over a dozen members prepping and filling Thanksgiving baskets for local Lane County Foster Families. 

The fun continued with a Cookbook Committee social where members were able to sample delectable foods prepared from Junior League cookbooks, shop cookbook swaps from Leagues around the country, and catch up with friends. 

Second year members chairs Aubrea McNamara and Angela Fiest and committee member, Marissa Ooyevaar, along with Kayla Enos and the Done in a Day committee, put on a truly successful event!

Thursday, November 6, 2014

As part of the Junior League of Eugene Ad Hoc’s exploration of ideas for a new anchor project supporting at-risk youth, it has met with several community leaders and organizations to discuss what they see as the highest need or crisis in our community. In November, Eugene City Manager Jon Ruiz spoke to membership about the challenges homeless youth face and the need to develop a strategy to intervene and get youth back off the streets.

Thursday, November 6, 2014

In the month of October, over 200 Lane County foster families enjoyed a trip to the Pumpkin Patch, courtesy of Junior League of Eugene and Johnson Farms. The voucher program, now in its second year, allows foster families to choose a date and time that works best for them to enjoy this family experience.

More recent news from Junior League of Eugene

Sibling Reconnect Day

On Sat May 3rd The Junior League of Eugene held their Sibling Reconnect day!! It was such a great day, there were 30 kids from 11 different families that had a very memorable day of fun, crafts, playground time and food.

The Scrap Books were the main event and the support from The Artist Palette, other local donors and Junior League sustainers made it happen!!!
Blue Bus Creative came with their photo booth and the kids dressed up in silly Hats, wigs, large glasses, masks etc. and got their pictures taken and developed within seconds!
There were face painters that donated their time and created all sorts of cool face images that kiddos really got into. Everything from zombies and bats to butterflies and rainbows.
Junior League members provided snacks at the beginning, good sources of energy food like bananas,  string cheese, chips, yogurts and bottled waters. Along with a goodie bag with Frisbee, footballs, bthrm toiletries, etc.

Track Town Pizza donated 5 giant pizzas along with Junior League purchasing 5 for later in the day meals.
While talking to some of the foster parents it was apparent that this event was very special to the foster families and their kids. Mainly because their kids had a day to just be kids while being together with siblings and family in a fun, stress free atmosphere.In wrapping up the day the scrap books were a success. A nice memento that the kids really enjoyed and will be able to add onto and continue with other pictures, drawings and special moments they have.