Category: Nominating

Ten with Nominating

What is Nominating and what do they do?

Nominating is a committee comprised of members with significant leadership experience within the Junior League of Seattle who place interested members into leadership positions. Nominating also seeks to foster leadership skills and potential in their fellow League members.

Nominating’s slating process allows consideration of each member who is qualified for a specific position. Slating involves choosing the right person for the right job at the right time. Leaders will be slated and/or placed based on experience, interest, skills and availability.

The Nominating committee’s ongoing objectives are to:

a. Contribute to leadership development by educating the membership about the Nominating process and volunteer career planning: b. Slate: The Board of Directors, Management Council and the Nominating Committee Members; c. Appoint: Committee Chairs, Vice-chairs, Long Term Financial Planning, President’s Assistant’s, President-Elect Assistants, Provisional and Active Advisors, and other positions deemed sensitive by the Board of Directors; d. Select delegates for overnight conferences; e. Cooperate with the Area VI and AJLI regarding candidates for Area VI and AJLI positions.

Who serves on this year’s Nominating Committee? What are the members of Nominating’s favorite placements?

Jennifer Porto, Nominating Director – Active Advisor for Transfers

Martha Abatecola, Nominating Manager – Provisional Advisor

Heidi Paige – Nominating

Renee Hartnett – President

Meaghan Corbett – Nominating/Provisional Advisor

Rebecca Wilson – President/Project Development Chair

Carey Page – Technology & Social Media Chair

Emily George – Treasurer

Kate King – Annual Event Chair

Hailey Towne – Active Advisor to Northwest Art

Marion Holder – Project Development Chair

Nicole Kupchik – Northwest Art League & Community Outreach Vice-Chair

Kim Callahan – Treasurer

What’s the best way to show my interest in Leadership to the members of Nominating?

Complete a leadership application through our website, and attend a Leadership Information Session this month.   Additionally, should you have any questions about leadership opportunities or would like to discuss your Junior League career please reach out to any member of Nominating.

What are the Leadership Information Sessions?

A Leadership Information Session is an opportunity for you to spend 30 minutes with two members of Nominating to discuss your interest in future Leadership in the JLS. It is a great opportunity to learn more about leadership, your future options, or to discuss specific placements.

Attending a Leadership Information Session should be considered mandatory for any Active member interested in applying for President-Elect Nominee or the Board of Directors. Leadership Information Sessions are strongly recommended for anyone interested in a slated position. Anyone interested in learning more about leadership opportunities is welcome and highly encouraged to attend.

What is the difference between a slated and non-slated position?

The Slate is comprised of the following: Board of Directors, Management Council, and Nominating. The Non-Slate is comprised of all other leadership roles.

What steps should I follow if I am interested in applying for President?

  • Review Nominating’s Guidelines for the President-Elect on pages 75-76 of the Governing Documents.
  • Attend a Leadership Information Session.
  • Seek out advice from former Presidents. There are two past Presidents serving on Nominating currently.
  • Familiarize yourself with all aspects of the League.
  • Download the President-Elect Application form from the website, complete it, and email it to the Nominating Director by the due date, October 27th.
  • If you have any questions please do not hesitate to reach out to the Nominating Director, Jennifer Porto.

What is the timeline for placements?

Applications for the President-Elect are due on October 27, 2014

Applications for all other leadership roles are due on January 5, 2014.

Timeline

Where are the applications located?

Leadership applications are found on the Member area of our website, under “Leadership” – Nominating.

Why does Nominating have a “code of silence” regarding placements until the leadership roster is full?

Applications are confidential and read only by the Nominating Committee and discussed only among the members of Nominating. Out of respect for league members, all placements are confidential until all members have been notified of their placements.

What are some important things for incoming leaders to know?

  • The League Year runs from June 1st to May 31st.
  • The Annual Leadership Retreat, which is mandatory for all incoming leaders is tentatively scheduled for June 2015.
  • Leaders shall be available for outgoing and incoming transitions between leadership positions; this means that both incoming and outgoing leaders are responsible for meeting in late May or early June to ensure a smooth transition.
  • A budget planning meeting is mandatory for managers, committee chairs, and committee vice-chairs and will take place toward the end of January 2016.
  • All leaders are expected to be in good standing.

Congratulations to President-Elect Nominee, Rebecca Wilson.

President-Elect Nominee and Past Presidents: Rhonda Neben, Joanne Petitto, Joanne Jones, Rebecca Wilson, Natalie Bow, Marilyn Leck, Renee Hartnett, Ashley Baerwaldt, Elizabeth Reilly.

During a packed General Meeting at Nordstrom’s flagship store on Sunday, December 4, the Junior League of Seattle’s Nominating Committee was thrilled to announce that Rebecca Wilson is our new President Elect Nominee.

Rebecca’s experience spans diverse roles within and outside of the Junior League of Seattle. Outside of the League, she has been actively involved in the University Family YMCA, serving on their Board of Directors and leading their annual campaign. She has also served on the Board of the Ruby Room and been involved in  Seattle Works. Within the Junior League of Seattle her broad experience has been felt in areas such as Project Development, Lifebooks, and Fundraising Manager. She is currently serving on the Junior League of Seattle on our Board of Directors.

Professionally, Rebecca is the Dean of Students at Forest Ridge School for the past five years. She serves on the Diversity Committee and was instrumental in creating a Women in Leadership Speaker series for students and faculty alike. A 2010 graduate of Leadership Tomorrow, Rebecca’s community involvement has and will continue to focus on youth development, education and healthy living.

Congratulations Rebecca! We value your leadership and commitment to serving as our leader and helping us all support the Junior League of Seattle mission!

December General Meeting at Nordstrom!

Sunday, December 4th, 4:00-6:00 pm

John W. Nordstrom Room, 5th Floor
Nordstrom Downtown, 500 Pine Street

Please join us at Nordstrom Downtown to celebrate the season as we announce the Junior League of Seattle President-Elect Nominee for 2012-13.

Holiday desserts and cocktails will be served and Santa will be available for photos until 5:00 pm! Please remember to RSVP to the Nordstrom concierge to meet Santa at 206.628.1690 by December 1. Guests and children are welcome to attend.

More information: https://www.jrleagueseattle.org/?nd=m_event_detail&key=2079

Also:

Calling all wine lovers! The Premier Event Wall of Wine Committee would love your help. Please bring a bottle of wine valued $25 or above to the December General Meeting at Nordstrom and you’ll be entered to win a fabulous prize! You’ll receive a raffle ticket for every bottle you bring so the more the merrier.

If you have any wine connections (maybe through your favorite wine store, winery or a wine club that you might be a part of) please remember that wine experiences are always a wonderful auction item. We thank you in advance for your help in making this year’s Premier Event a success!

Nominating looking for Great Leaders!

It is never too early to start thinking about the future and what you would like to do with your League career. On October 13th, 15th and the 17th at the League Office, Nominating will be holding Leadership Information Sessions for anyone interested in a Leadership position next year. This includes Board of Directors, Management Council, Nominating, Chairs, Vice Chairs, President’s Assistants, and the President Elect position. Information sessions will give you a chance to talk to Nominating Committee members and get a sense of what each position has to offer so that you can determine the best fit for you.

Please visit the Leadership Section on the website for all of the job descriptions and leadership applications. Session times on Thursday the 13th and Monday the 17th are available in the evening and Saturday the 15th in the morning. Each session will last approximately 30 minutes.

Questions? Please contact Jenny Diamond at estherlillian@hotmail.com.

Not sure if this is the right year to submit for leadership? Please feel free to schedule a session if you have questions about your League career. Nominating is here to help guide and mentor members through the process.

To schedule your session, please visit the Event Section on the JLS website.

Women With Impact Update

MARK YOUR CALENDAR
FOR THE MOST ANTICIPATED EVENT OF THE YEAR

October 6, 2011 Women With Impact Training!

The Nominating Committee is pleased to announce our speakers for the Women With Impact training:

Maria Mackey Gunn – Former JLS Past President and current Vulcan Director of real estate.
Jeanette James – Current JLS Board of Directors and current Director of admissions at Seattle Girls’ School.
Darci Swanson – Former JLS Leader, JL Yakima Past President and previous involvement with AJLI.

Thursday, October 6
TIME: 6:30pm
DETAILS: Please join us for our Annual Women With Impact Training at the Seattle Tennis Club. Parking is available on the street. Carpooling is encouraged.
LOCATION: Seattle Tennis Club, 922 McGlilvra Boulevard, Seattle, WA CONTACT: Kelley McLaughlin kgdmcl@gmail.com , Shanna Woo Ganem swooganem@yahoo.com or Emily Sinclair Garnish emsinclair@live.com
RSVP: https://www.jrleagueseattle.org/?nd=m_event_detail&key=2088

Woman With Impact

MARK YOUR CALENDAR!
October 2011 Women With Impact Training


DATE: Thursday, October 6 

TIME: 6:30pm 


RSVP: https://www.jrleagueseattle.org/?nd=m_event_detail&key=2088

LOCATION: Seattle Tennis Club, 922 McGlilvra Boulevard, Seattle, WA

DETAILS: Please join us for the 9th Annual Women With Impact Training at the Seattle Tennis Club. Parking is available on the street. Carpooling is encouraged. 


CONTACT: Kelley McLaughlin: kgdmcl@gmail.com,
Shanna Woo Ganem: swooganem@yahoo.com or
Emily Sinclair Garnish: emsinclair@live.com