President History – Lisa Snyder
389 members as of May 2010: 178 actives and 195 sustainers

The theme for the year was “Strong Women, Strong Community”

Highlights of the year include:

Community Impact Council

  • Hosted Halloween Parties at Sarah’s House and Allen Apartments
  • Held Food Drive collection to support AA County Food Bank
  • 200+ Winter Survival Kits collected & delivered to Sarah’s House and LHS
  • Assembled & delivered 1,000 book bags to area school children in need
  • Held Spring and Fall Fun Fit after school program for approx 70 children at Georgetown East Elementary school
  • Children’s Literacy continued Talk, Play, Read sessions in Eastport community and began sessions at YWCA; also held a Story Time at St. Martin’s pumpkin patch
  • Participated in Earth Day event at Sarah’s House
  • Held a “Ship Shape” children’s health fair
  • Assembled and delivered 75 flu survival kits to AAMC pediatric unit
  • Supported multiple sessions of YES program at Tyler Heights Elementary
  • Coordinated drives to collect & deliver toys for 160 foster care children
  • Participated in Anne Arundel County’s Homeless Resource Day
  • Entered into 1 year partnership with Huggies (along with several other Junior Leagues) in the Every Little Bottom national campaign to educate our membership and community about diaper depravation; the 2010-2011 Public Advocacy committee will lead the membership education and diaper drive events on this campaign

Financial Resources Council

  • Registered 285 participants for Fun Run – net income of $9,500k
  • Continued a positive working relationship with the mall and had Gift Wrap sales of approximately10k
  • Educated general membership about importance of cookbook sales by having a representative from our publisher speak at the November GMM
  • Promoted “Gracious Giving” campaign to solicit member donations
  • Secured free banquet space at Loew’s hotel for Chefs by the Bay with an “Around the World” theme.  400 participants attended the event which netted $41k
  • Presented motion to membership to increase annual dues which did not pass
  • Motion passed by membership to enable members to elect a “points option” to fulfill their annual financial obligations effective 2010-2011
  • Motion passed by membership to enabled members to pay a total of $500 to cover both membership dues and other financial obligations effective 2010-2011 league year
  • Motion was passed through membership to change the name of the “Chefs by the Bay” fundraiser to the “Gala” fundraiser to allow more flexibility for future event planning

Communications Council

  • Hosted GMMs at several new locations throughout the county with positive feedback from membership and incorporated monthly “themes” including breast cancer awareness
  • Held February area meetings; main discussion was the need for a membership dues increase and was facilitated by various board members
  • Hosted several happy hours & other social events for league members including a party at the St.Johns/Navy croquet match; Tea at Reynold’s Tavern; year-end fiesta/dinner at Harbor Hills Clubhouse
  • Launched a Facebook fan page for JLA and posted content regularly
  • Organized Bluebook on the JLA website and improved regular updates to the website
  • Published a LOG each month
  • Launched new LogoWear line

Membership Council

  • Created a new Consulting Committee (effective 2010-2011 league year) for all consulting status members to be assigned to
  • Sent several members to ODIs
  • Implemented an online membership satisfaction survey and presented results to membership
  • Implemented Coffee and Conversation trainings where members read books based on JLA’s target community issues including childhood obesity and homelessness
  • Held CPR Certification training, tour of Banneker-Douglas museum, Estate/Financial Planning and Self-defense trainings
  • Causes of homelessness with tour of Sarah’s House
  • Organized State House Tour & luncheon with Junior League of Baltimore members
  • Implemented weekly “Blasts of education” into our Blast email
  • 60 provisional members joined and 43 members were voted in at the April GMM.
  • Developed and implemented new provisional curriculum that incorporated provisional placement on active committees in January
  • Created and implemented an online year-end chair assessment survey for membership
  • Membership passed a motion to implement “competency-based” placement of executive board positions via new procedure effective 2010-2011 league year.

Community Partners/businesses JLA worked with this year:

  • Sarah’s House
  • Department of Social Services
  • Lighthouse Shelter
  • Anne Arundel County Schools
  • Whole Foods
  • Early Childhood Coalition
  • Dr. O’Reilly (Fun Run sponsor)
  • AAMC
  • Admiral Cleaners
  • Girls on the Run
  • Loews Hotel (Chef’s venue)
  • Westfield Annapolis Mall
  • Barefoot wines
  • Junior League of Baltimore