Category: Awards

May Celebration

Please join us on May 15th to celebrate the Junior League year as we highlight our accomplishments, recognize our Provisional, Active and Sustainer of the year as well as those members celebrating five and ten years of Active status in the League. We are also thrilled to honor and recognize our Dorothy Stimson Bullitt award recipient, Kathy Randall. Social begins at 6:30pm and our meeting will start promptly at 7:00pm.

Attention Provisionals and Sustainers! You are also invited to attend a champagne toast, hosted by our Sustainers from 5:30-6:30pm.

Lastly, this is your chance to get a photo taken or updated for next year’s Greenbook. The photographer will be available at 5:30pm to take pictures of Sustainers and Provisionals and Actives should arrive at 6pm to have their picture taken before the May Celebration meeting begins.

May Celebration
May 15, 6:30 – 8:30pm
Location: Seattle Golf Club, 210 NW 145th Street, Shoreline, WA 98177
Please note: no jeans allowed at the Seattle Golf Club.

RSVP by May 8th for the Sustainer/Provisional champagne toast.

RSVP on our website for May Celebration.


Congratulations to the Georgia O’Keefe Provisional Group!

Their winning package for the Junior League of Seattle Premier Event, “A Vintage Affair,” is the “The College Prep Experience”:

Make college preparation for your child a more enjoyable experience for both you and your child! First, an enrollment to a Kaplan preparatory SAT or ACT class will put your high schooler in excellent hands in preparation for the test. A $25 gift certificate to Panera Bread bakery-cafe will give your child the motivation – with energizing beverages and great noshes – to further prepare themselves for the test.

After the test, reward your child with downtime on his/her new Nintendo 3DS gaming system. The senior portrait (or family portrait) by photographer Anya Hartshorn of Anya Kathryn Photography will capture this very exciting time in your family’s life. Finally, what do you get out of all of this? … a consultation with a Certified Financial Planner to help you plan your own finances through the college years and beyond!

Bid on it at “A Vintage Affair“!

Thanks for all of your thoughtful submissions, Provisionals!

Dorothy Stimson Bullitt Award nominations


The Dorothy Stimson Bullitt Community Service Award honors an Active or Sustaining Junior League of Seattle member who has enriched the lives of individuals and the community through extraordinary volunteer service. Winners of this award exhibit exemplary ability to lead organizations and projects, lead others, and lead the self. Nominations for this award are now being accepted. Please click on the following link to access the nomination form and to learn more about the Dorothy Stimson Bullitt Community Service Award. (A link to the nomination form is located halfway down the webpage.)

Nominations are due by December 31, 2011. Please submit your completed nomination form to .

September General Meeting – Recap

We had our first General Meeting on Tuesday, September 20, at the Washington Athletic Club. Junior League women filled up the room early and quickly, excited to reconnect with their friends and kick off a new Junior League of Seattle year.

Renee Hartnett, our 2011 – 2012 Junior League of Seattle President, called the meeting to order at 7 pm. She led off with an interesting icebreaker, asking members of the audience to stand if they answered yes to certain questions. As many women stood to answer yes to such questions as, “Do you have a college degree?” “Do you own your own business?”, and “Are you committed to making a positive impact in your community?”, the incredible cumulative talent, education and passion of our League become evident.

Next, Renee presented the Leadership and Diamond Tiara awards to women from an impressive pool of candidates. Our September Leadership Award went to Susan Evani & Allie Switaj, Lifeskills for Women leaders who have already solidified a partnership with the YWCA of Seattle Young Parents program!

Lori Ayers was awarded the Diamond Tiara Award for taking the initiative to apply for a grant through Seattle’s Social Innovation Fast Pitch Process. Lori went after this grant for Kids in the Kitchen, our new committee she chairs.

The highlighted program of the evening was Lifeskills, which we operate through our community partner, Treehouse. Janis Avery, Treehouse’s Chief Executive Officer, presented a deeply educational oration on the foster care system, Treehouse’s role in Seattle’s foster care system, and how women of the Junior League of Seattle could help foster kids through their work with Treehouse.

Janis taught us that the three main priorities of foster care are safety, permanency and well-being, and that Treehouse’s role focused on the well-being of foster children. In 1988, local Social Workers founded Treehouse to meet the needs of foster children whose needs are not met by any other source. Janis took us through the raw data of the foster care system, the backgrounds of children who come into foster care and how they got there.  Janis also brought two teenagers from Treehouse, these young ladies spoke to us about their experience in the foster care system, experience with Treehouse and answered questions about themselves and the impact that the Junior League of Seattle had on their lives.  Our members visibly connected with and reacted to the girls; it was wonderful to see the spirit and poise that both girls possessed, and their honest answers to many questions sparked both laughter and admiration from the audience.

Janis Avery’s full PowerPoint presentation is available on the website on the Member Side of our website, under Documents > Meeting Materials > General and Unit Meeting. You will also find the PowerPoint presentation shown during the meeting at the same location.

Our evening concluded with League announcements:

Alison Jahn and the Planned Giving committee spoke about Legacy Circle, which helps JLS members promise a donation to the Junior League through their wills.

Elissa Puckett, Nominating Director, and Bonnie Marshall, Nominating Manager, stood up to announce the upcoming Women with Impact Training on Thursday, October 6th at the Seattle Tennis Club. They noted that the featured speakers would be Maria Mackey Gunn, Jeanette James and Darci Swanson.

Nominating also reminded those women interested in being future leaders that Leadership Information Sessions for all President Elect Nominee, Board of Directors, Management Council, Chairs & Vice-Chairs would be held at the JLS office on Thursday, October 13th, Saturday, October 15th, and Monday, October 17th, these sessions are your opportunity to discuss your JLS leadership career and ask Nominating about Leadership.  To see the available days and times or to register please check out the JLS website and if you have any questions Email Nominating at

Women of Influence

The Puget Sound Business Journal has recognized three Junior League of Seattle Sustainers as 2011 “Women of Influence” honorees:

  • Harriett Bullitt, President, Owner and Founder, Sleeping Lady Mountain Resort and Icicle Broadcasting Co.
  • Anne Farrell, President Emeritus, Seattle Foundation & Co-founder, City Club and Washington Women’s Foundation
  • Janet True, Co-owner, Iron Springs Resort & Immediate Past President, PONCHO

The Junior League of Seattle would like to congratulate Harriett, Anne and Janet for being selected as part of this year’s “Women With Impact” slate. Each of these ladies is a living example of the Junior League of Seattle’s mission in action.

The “Women of Influence” event honors women who have made an unmistakable impact in the business world, the larger community, and as mentors to other women. A panel of independent judges chooses honorees. Winners are invited to attend an awards celebration and are featured in the special Women of Influence publication within the Puget Sound Business Journal in November.

Read more about Women With Influence.