President-Elect Log Q1 (June – August 2016)

President-Elect Log Q1 (June – August 2016) Many of you have seen Candice’s President’s Log in the weekly e-blast about what she’s focused on for that week or something interesting that is happening in the League. I have decided on a more modest goal, a quarterly blog post about the role of President-Elect. I hopeContinue reading “President-Elect Log Q1 (June – August 2016)”

Creating Impact through Affordable Housing

By: Jobie Colton-Gores On September 20, 2014, the Junior League of Seattle partnered with Habitat for Humanity to work on the Habitat for Humanity La Fortuna site in the Renton Benson Heights neighborhood. The property of the build site was once vacant land within an area of residential homes built from approximately 1960 to 1970.Continue reading “Creating Impact through Affordable Housing”

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 awardContinue reading “May Celebration”

The Governor’s Mansion Foundation

In the early 1970’s The Washington State Governor’s Mansion was in such poor condition that some suggested it should be torn down and replaced with an office building.  Instead, in 1971, First Lady Nancy Evans decided the mansion needed a plan and restoration.  In 1972 Mrs. Evans asked Seattle League member, Mrs. Joseph E. Gandy,Continue reading “The Governor’s Mansion Foundation”

Henry Art Gallery Lecture

Written by Anbrit Long, NW Art Chair: The Junior League of Seattle and Henry Art Gallery partnered in March to offer an exciting lecture and training session that focused on the rich history of Northwest Art and artists.  The evening featured presentations by Northwest Art expert and gallery owner John Braseth, and Henry Art GalleryContinue reading “Henry Art Gallery Lecture”

Mother’s Day Baskets – Call for Donations

The Mother’s Day Baskets Provisional project team is seeking donations of small toiletries to include in baskets for women in local shelters this Mother’s Day. Please drop off items to the bin at the Junior League of Seattle Office between February 14th and April 27th. We request the following sample-sized items: Shampoo & conditioner LotionContinue reading “Mother’s Day Baskets – Call for Donations”

JLS at the Pacific Northwest Ballet – Recap

JLS night at the ballet!  On January 25th a group of Junior League of Seattle Sustainers, Actives and Provisionals went to visit Pacific Northwest Ballet.  The group got an insider peek at the costume shop and saw costumes from Don Quixote and Snow White, a rehearsal and then went out for a happy hour at Toulouse Petit.  Many thanksContinue reading “JLS at the Pacific Northwest Ballet – Recap”

Annual Sustainer Luncheon, February 1, 2012, Seattle Yacht Club

Join your fellow Junior League Sustainers at our Annual Sustainer Luncheon! This year we are excited to feature Dr. Christina Orr-Cahall, CEO and Director of the EMP and JLS Sustaining member as our guest speaker. She will talk about “Museums: Through a Director’s Looking Glass”, exploring the changing dynamics in museums and their role inContinue reading “Annual Sustainer Luncheon, February 1, 2012, Seattle Yacht Club”

History of the Northwest Art Project

HISTORY OF THE NORTHWEST ART PROJECT Dee Dickinson and Tricia Tiano  This is the story of how and why 250,000 children learned to understand and appreciate the visual arts through the Northwest Art Project, the longest lasting project of the Junior League of Seattle. In the late fifties Sputnik went up and the boom cameContinue reading “History of the Northwest Art Project”

Congratulations to President-Elect Nominee, Rebecca Wilson.

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 activelyContinue reading “Congratulations to President-Elect Nominee, Rebecca Wilson.”