JLA ANNOUNCES PARTNERSHIP WITH COMMUNITY OF HOPE BROOKLYN PARK

(ANNAPOLIS, MD) Junior League of Annapolis, Inc. (JLA) is partnering with the Anne Arundel County Partnership for Children, Youth and Families to establish a Community of Hope in the Brooklyn Park community of Anne Arundel County, an area which has the highest need and least resources in the county. The objectives are to help develop and establish, together with community members, programs and initiatives that will promote healthy and successful children and families.

“Junior League of Annapolis is thrilled to contribute to this exciting partnership. We are excited to work with the residents of Brooklyn Park to help build a better community for everyone in Anne Arundel County,” said Morgan Van Arsdall, Community Impact Vice President 2016-2017.

Every three years, the Community Outreach and Project Research (COPR) Committee leads the effort in the league selecting to partner with a local community project that aligns with JLA’s mission. “JLA commits to making strong, positive community change. We are proud to join the grassroots efforts of the Community of Hope,” said Katie McCone, President 2016-2017.

Building and maintaining relationships with other non-profit organizations unites us all with a single purpose for improving our community. “I am very excited about this signature partnership with JLA. Our Community of Hope in Brooklyn Park will be reinforced and strengthened by the skills, labor and enthusiasm of this dynamic group,” said Pamela M. Brown, Ph.D., Executive Director of Anne Arundel County Partnership for Children, Youth and Families.

For more information about JLA’s Community of Hope project, please visit COH’s webpage or call our office at 410-224-8984.

###

Download the official press release here..

JUNIOR LEAGUE OF ANNAPOLIS, INC. 35th ANNIVERSARY GALA

(ANNAPOLIS, MD) Junior League of Annapolis, Inc. (JLA) invites members, community partners, and residents to a very special evening celebrating Junior League of Annapolis 35thAnniversary Gala on Friday, November 3, 2017 from 7:30 – 10:30 p.m. at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Annapolis.

 

Get ready to enjoy a fantastic evening of food from local restaurants, open bar, watch Maryland Federation of Art artists paint live as you bid on silent auction items, and dance the night away. The evening will feature a Diamond Dig, sponsored by Smyth Jewelers, and an opportunity to add to your wine collection at the Wine Pull Wall.  JLA will commemorate 35 years of service to the community with recognition of the league’s past presidents.  All proceeds will benefit JLA’s current community projects and the organization’s training of its civic leaders.

 

To purchase tickets to this black-tie optional event, visit here starting August 1, 2017. Tickets are $100 per person. All attendees must be over 21 years of age.

 

JLA continues to aid in keeping our organization accessible and enriching the lives of women and children in Anne Arundel County.  We are excited to announce Community of Hope in the Brooklyn Park community of Anne Arundel County in affiliation with Anne Arundel County Partnership for Children, Youth and Families. This area has the highest need and least resources in the county. Our objectives are to help develop and establish, together with community members, programs and initiatives which promote healthy and successful children and families.  Seeds 4 Success creates positive opportunities for the Eastport Girls Club youth living in public or subsidized housing communities.  JLA volunteers meet with the Alumnae and College Access girls during after-school sessions and provide support to help them successfully apply to, prepare for and complete college. These sessions include SAT tutoring, college interview practice and time and management skills as well as networking and social skills.  Done In A Day are one-time special projects are completed in a short period of time and meet a specific community need in Anne Arundel County that is in sync with JLA’s mission and community programs.

 

This annual event is our largest fundraiser of the year, and we are currently seeking sponsors.  To partner as a sponsor or donate to our largest event of the year, please contact gala@jlannapolis.org. Sponsor levels range from $250 – $7,500+.

 

For more information and updates about our 35th Anniversary celebration, please visit the webpage or call our office at 410-224-8984.

###

Download the press release here.

Also featured on the Eye on Annapolis blog.

JLA 35th Anniversary Gala

Junior League of Annapolis 35th Anniversary Gala

7:30 – 10:30 PM

at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Annapolis

210 Holiday Ct, Annapolis, MD 21401


Tickets – (Tickets go on sale this Tuesday, August 1st!)

Members and Non-Members $100

*All attendees must be 21 years of age or older


 


Attire

Black-Tie Optional


Event Highlights

  • Silent Auction
  • Smyth Jewelers Diamond Dig
  • Wine Pull Wall
  • Live painting with artists from the Maryland Federation of Art
  • Food from local chefs, open bar, and dancing!

JLA will commemorate 35 years of service to the community with recognition of the league’s past presidents. All proceeds will benefit JLA’s current community projects and the organization’s training of its civic leaders.


The 2016 Masquerade Ball was highly attended and we hope you can join us this year as we celebrate our 35 years of community impact in the Anne Arundel County!

(Photo Credit: Virgil Stephens Photography)

Caroline Ragsdale Reutter, a Beloved JLA Sustaining Member Dies

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of one of our beloved Sustaining Members, Caroline Ragsdale Reutter, after battling ovarian cancer. Caroline passed away on Saturday, July 15, 2017. Caroline was a valued member of the Junior League of Annapolis, Inc. (JLA) since 1976 after moving to our community and transferring from the Junior Leagues of Washington, D.C. She was a continuous supporter of the JLA. She wrote the forward in our second cookbook, A Thyme to Entertain, and often participated in our fundraising and community events including Chefs by the Bay tasting event, our community political panel during the Spring of 2016, and most recently our gala last November.

Caroline was a gracious entertainer and a gifted baker who knew that food brought people together in both happy and sad times. She took that passion for hospitality and founded Caroline’s Cakes. She was an example for so many of us – as she balanced a passion for her business with the kindness, generosity, and love she had for her family and friends. Her infectious smile and her ability to draw people towards her will never be forgotten. We will miss her dearly.

Please keep Caroline’s family in your thoughts as they go through this difficult time.

Services for Caroline will be on Saturday, July 29, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. at the Church of the Advent at 141 Advent Street, Spartanburg, SC, with a reception to follow at the Piedmont Club at 361 E Main Street, Spartanburg, SC.

We have made a gift to our endowment fund in Caroline’s memory.

Chick (Charles E. Reutter, III) and their sons, Charles and Richard, can be reached at: The Reutter Family c/o Mr. Richard Ragsdale Reutter, 786 Glendalyn Avenue, Spartanburg, SC 29302.

Photo Credit: Caroline’s Cakes

JLA hosts 2 New Member Open Houses

(ANNAPOLIS, MD) Junior League of Annapolis, Inc. (JLA) invites women in the community who are interested in learning more about joining the Junior League to attend one of their New Member Open Houses:

  • Sunday, August 13, 2017 from 12:00 – 2:00 PM at J. KING’S Steak and Seafood Restaurant (329 Gambrills Rd, Gambrills, MD 21054)
  • Thursday, September 7, 2017 from 6:00 – 8:00 PM at BAROAK (126 West St, Annapolis, MD 21401)

All women over the age of 21 years, living in Anne Arundel County and its vicinity, are invited to attend the New Member Open House and apply for membership to the organization’s fall 2017 provisional training class.
The New Member Open House offers prospective members the opportunity to learn about the mission and activities of the Junior League, as well as the chance to speak with current members about their volunteer and social experiences within the organization.

The part of JLA’s mission that stands out is “that we are an organization of women who are committed to developing the potential in women, promoting volunteerism, and building leaders. Over the last 35 years, our league has strived to give back to the Anne Arundel community to support women and children through our initiatives” says Provisional Co‐Chair Catherine Stuart.

For details on the New Member Open House, please contact the Chairs of Provisional Committee, Catherine Stuart and Amanda Apple Leishman, at provisional@jlannapolis.org.  You may also contact Junior League of Annapolis, Inc. at 410‐224‐8984 or visit www.jlannapolis.org

ABOUT JUNIOR LEAGUE OF ANNAPOLIS, Inc.

Junior League of Annapolis, Inc. is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women, and improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Our membership of over three hundred women strives to narrow the achievement gap in Anne Arundel County, MD with a specific focus on the self‐sufficiency of women and children.

###

Download the official press release HERE.