Month: September 2018

“A Night in Monte Carlo”

Welcome back JLS members!!

Want to get ahead knock out some fundraising requirements early? Here’s your chance! Join the Junior League of Seattle for “A Night in Monte Carlo” on Saturday, November 17 from 6-10pm at Westland Distillery in SODO. This casino fundraiser provides an opportunity to support JLS’s many important community programs and initiatives, celebrate the legacy of our organization, and our impact on the community. The cocktail style event will include an opportunity to test your blackjack prowess, as well as a raffle for Alaska Airlines round-trip tickets, a Kendra Scott Jewelry Pull, a boutique silent auction and much more!

A Night In

The Annual Fundraisers Committee is asking for help from our members to procure items for the Fall Annual Fundraiser. Not sure what to donate? This year there are 4 ways!

  1. $50 gift cards to any place you can think of. Many companies will match any gift card purchased for a non-profit. You just have to ask.
  2. Pre-assembled gift baskets, valued at $50 or more. Fill a basket with your favorite coffees, items for the perfect picnic or day at the beach, or even just your favorite wines!
  3. $250+ gift baskets. Get together with your committee, provisional group, or League friends to create a unique basket. A few ideas are: Date Night basket; Spa Day basket; Workout passes to boutique fitness studios in Seattle & Eastside (SoulCycle, Pure Barre, Barre3, etc); Staycation baskets with a Glassybaby, Fran’s Chocolate, wine, tickets to a play, and hotel stay; Weekend getaway baskets with gift certificates for activities and an overnight stay at hotel; Exclusive experiences, such as a tour of Canlis kitchen with drinks at the bar, behind the scenes of Flameworking Studio at Chihuly Garden & Glass, cooking class and behind the scenes Pike Place Market tour.
  1. Unique travel, sports, and dining experiences.

All items are due to the JLS Office before Thursday, October 11. There will have a table set up at the September GM collecting your donations, or you can drop them off at the League office. Please be sure to fill out the In-Kind Donation form and see the Procurement letter to assist you in all of your asks! Questions?  Please contact Maria Ball (Annual Fundraisers Vice Chair)  jls.mariaball@gmail.com or Chrystie Schmelter (Annual Fundraisers Chair) jls.cschmelter@gmail.com

Ready to purchase your tickets? You can do so HERE!

This year is off to a great start already with some incredible Professional Development Workshops on the following 6 Saturdays this fall: 9/22, 10/6, 10/20, 11/3, 11/17, 12/1. Training credits offered!   

Let’s start this year “All In!”

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Madison Park Art Walk

The Junior League of Seattle is excited to participate in the ninth annual Madison Park Art Walk on Friday, September 14 from 6:00 – 8:30 PM. Businesses in the neighborhood will showcase work from local artists, and it’s a great opportunity to see the new exhibits on display at JLS and learn more about them with beverage in hand!

Below are a few examples of the works on display from three of the new exhibits:

Exploring Abstract Art

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Spencer Moseley, “White Tondo”, 1958. Oil on canvas. 48 x 48 x 1.5″

 Animals in Art

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William Cumming “Rodeo Rider”, 1981. Graphite on paper, 28.75 x 23.5 x 1.5″

Emotions & Memories in Art

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Duane Anderson, “The Way We Were”, 1989. sumi and gouache on paper. 16 x 18.25 x 0.5″

 

Come out for a fun evening with friends, or have an art-infused date night, and mingle with fellow JLS ladies and the NW Art committee. The wine will be flowing, and it is sure to be a fun and informative night! You can find the event sign-up on the calendar here as an Open House reception. But don’t worry, if you forget to register – just head over to Madison Park and raise your glass to our community of local artists! Don’t forget to keep your eyes peeled for service shifts, as well as food and beverage shifts to help prep for the evening.

For more information about the annual Madison Park Art Walk 2018, visit their website and Facebook page.