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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.
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Leadership Retreat – Mandatory

ALL INCOMING 2012-2013 JLS LEADERS

MANDATORY ATTENDANCE

Saturday, June 2nd, 2012
8:30am-2:30pm
Amazon Van Vorst Building
South Lake Union
RSVP online

While we are winding down a successful year for the Junior League of Seattle, we are also preparing for the new one! We are holding a mandatory training for all Leaders this coming Saturday, June 2.  Leadership training will cover the items and tools that will help all Leaders be successful. Training includes:

  • Clear messaging about our 2012-2013 goals to assist your leadership planning.
  • Breakout toolkit session to help new leaders manage their projects efficiently.
  • Hands on breakout training with our Digital Cheetah Representative, Colleen Geisler.
  • Lunch meetings by Wing to discuss strategic initiatives for the year.
  • Carol Scott, AJLI Consultant & Fundraiser extraordinaire, speaking on a variety of topics.

Any questions, please contact JLS Training:

Kellea Williams – kellea@amazon.com
Sarah Rose – sarahrose206@gmail.com
& Michelle Haines – michellejhaines@gmail.com.

Life Skills For Women Collaboration Luncheon Celebrates, Looks Forward

WRITER: Gretchen Griffith

On January 25th, the Project Development committee hosted a Collaboration Luncheon for three of the League’s newest community partners: YWCA Young Parent Program, New Beginnings, and Mary’s Place.

Junior League Director Jeanette James led a lively discussion among key League members and partner representatives about their collaborative efforts to provide adult women with a variety of practical skills and education. Focusing on the League’s newly formed Life Skills for Women committee (LFW), the League specifically sought to evaluate its relationships with these partners by looking at current project collaborations and exploring potential areas of expansion and opportunities for advocacy.

Community partners praised their interaction with the League, citing the passion, consideration and professionalism of its members. “Junior League of Seattle volunteers listen and incorporate the actual needs of participants,” remarked Liz McDaniel of Mary’s Place. “Other non-profits come in and say, ‘Here’s what we want to do.’”

Recognizing the LSW committee’s early success, the Project Development committee will offer feedback and make recommendations, likely including:

  • Develop a set of best practices for working with new community partners.
  • Continue to address the high demand by partner clientele for job skills training and financial literacy. Partners enthusiastically responded to a proposed League-branded curriculum that could be implemented with multiple organizations, thus reaching more women.
  • Consider expanding LSW committee offerings via mentorships.
  • Share relevant areas of opportunity with the Done in a Day, ENERGY, and Kids in the Kitchen committees.
  • Continue exploring advocacy opportunities by further understanding the community partner’s needs and issues facing its clientele.

“It’s clear that the Life Skills for Women committee and its community partnerships are off to a great start,” says Charlotte Comer, Project Development chair. “Susan Evani, Allie Switaj, and their team have done a tremendous job laying the foundation for success. We are thrilled to see these relationships thrive and benefit women in need.”

Call to Action – Impact Day – Volunteer & Celebrate

Impact Day is March 24! One of the greatest gifts we, as leaders in our community, can give is service to to the betterment and health of that community. In keeping with our mission statement, Impact Day is also a time we can promote voluntarism by inviting our friends and family to participate in our service shifts.

As of today there are 6 shifts with open slots:

  • Spring Cleaning at Youthcare
  • Rebuilding Together
  • Magnuson Park Cleanup
  • YWCA Breakfast
  • New Beginnings Gardening & Yard Cleanup
  • Seattle Against Slavery Poster Hanging

I would like to encourage each of you to sign up to make an impact this year.

Impact Day Celebration – FX McRorys:

Join the Done in a Day committee and your Junior League friends to toast a job well done from 2 pm – 6 pm.  After a day of hard work, celebrate our accomplishments with a drink with friends.

Who:  Members and Friends of the Junior League of Seattle (even if you weren’t able to volunteer on Impact Day)
When:  Saturday, March 24th  2 pm – 6 pm
Where:  FX McRory’s
419 Occidental Avenue South
Seattle, WA 98104
(Street parking or the pay lot at Century Link Field)

Thanks so much for your support!!
Chris Lewis
2011-2012 Outreach Manager

Give Feedback to AJLI

Meditations on the Meaning of Community and Civic Leadership

What does it mean to be a community and civic leader today?

As the foremost thinker on the subject of voluntarism and civic leadership, and as the leading source of civic leadership development and training for women, we are endeavoring to study what it means to be a community and civic leader today. Through these All Member Emails, we are fielding a series of questions that we hope you will ponder as we continue our transformation to preserve our legacy, relevance, and meaning to women around the world. Your answers will enable us to maintain our ability to provide women with the best civic leadership development opportunities available, as well as to solidify our position as a leading authority on the subject.

Q. What do you think is the greatest barrier to women who seek the highest level of responsibility in our society?

Please click hereto provide your answer.

We will collect and sort your answers and then distribute the findings in our next All Member Email. Thank you in advance for sharing your thoughts.

JANUARY GENERAL MEETING – RESCHEDULED FOR FEBRUARY 6th

This General Meeting is a mandatory voting meeting for all Active members. If you are unable to attend the meeting please contact Courtney at the JLS office, askus@jrleagueseattle.org , to receive an electronic ballot. Electronic ballots are due by noon on Friday, February 3rd.
The fine for not attending this mandatory voting meeting, or obtaining your absentee ballot and voting prior to noon on February, is $50.  (This is for Active members only.)

Where: Triple Door Downtown Seattle
216 Union St, Seattle, WA

When:  Monday, February 6th @
6:00 pm – Social
7:00 pm – Meeting

Parking: Valet parking is available on Union St. during dinner hours for $10.90 (this includes tax) – there are also various parking garages in the area.

Training: 2 for 1 Night – Speakers

Training: 2 for 1 night with Donor/Fundraising Focus

Date: January 12, 2012

Time: 6:00-8:30pm

Location: Bellevue Microsoft.

Speakers:

Ashley Miller, Executive Director @ The Service Board (Please check out their delightful website!)

Learn how fundraising differs from small one-to-two person non-profits to larger non-profits. The Service Board (TSB) has evolved and changed the fundraising process as their organization has gotten larger and financial times have gotten tighter. Get insights on how to move beyond fundraising and move your organization to build capacity and sustainability through your fund development plan.

Peter Drury, Director of Development @ A Childs Right, President Association of Fundraising Professionals

A charity can’t sustain without its’ donors. Should you treat donors differently based on their amount of charitable donation? What are ways that other organizations thank their donor bases? Learn how you can make an impact if you are serving on a board with the ways that you can assist with the fundraising and donation process.

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!

Join AJLI’s webinar with Dee Dickinson on Nov 2, 2011.

Speaker & Topic: Dee Dickinson – How to use your Junior League Experience to Start a Non-Profit Organization

Date: Wednesday November 2nd
Time: 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM PST

To Register: Sign into the AJLI website http://www.ajli.org/?nd=webinarwed. You will need your AJLI number to sign in. To find your AJLI member number log in the Junior League of Seattle website to view your profile or call 206-324-0432.

What are Webinar Wednesdays?

Webinar Wednesdays are one of many methods to help Junior League women develop as community and civic leaders. These sessions, typically one-hour in duration, are designed to appeal to every Junior League member, regardless of age or current engagement in her community, as an easy way to increase her knowledge of and interest in community and civic leadership.

Webinar Wednesdays will begin in October 2011 and run through May 2012, and will be offered on the first and third Wednesdays of the month at 1pm (Eastern Time Zone). For a list of upcoming Webinar Wednesdays, click on the link above.

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.