Greetings JLCV Members:

Happy Spring!  I want to take a minute to thank you all for the time and effort that went into the Ribbon Cutting last month and the Masquerade Gala.  Our Annual meeting is next Tuesday, April 9th.  We will have our social from 6:00 pm to 6:30 pm and will begin our Agenda promptly at 6:30 pm.  We will be voting on Bylaws, the Slate, and our Budget.  We hope to see you there. 
There is a proxy form attached to the newsletter that you can use if you cannot attend the our meeting so you can still cast your vote or you can select a member to vote on your behalf (just let me know).

With Gratitude, 

Jill Everett
JLCV President
Contact Jill
May Potluck

Jenn Papillo has graciously offered to host our end of the Year Celebration/Potluck/Awards Ceremony at her home.  It will be on Tuesday, May 14th from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm.  Please stay tuned for details.
Awards Ceremony

Please nominate your fellow JLCV Members.  We will be selecting a Rising Star and Outstanding Member for 2018-2019.  Nominations are due by April 15.  The Board will be voting and selecting the awards recipients based on your nomination.  Please follow the link for information about the awards, what each entails, how to vote, and where to submit the form.
Download Award Nomination Form

GMM: April General Membership Meeting & Annual Meeting 
JLCV Members are officially warned that our annual meeting will occur during the April GMM. 

Date: Tuesday, April 9th, 2019

Time: 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m

Location: JLCV HQ 3060 Williston Road Suite-4

Details: All current and interested members may attend. There is a social gathering with refreshments for the first 30 minutes and then the official meeting starts at 6:30 pm.

REGISTER for the General Membership Meeting Here!

Details: As part of the Full Annual Meeting Agenda we will vote on the Board of Managers for the 2019-2020 League year and adopt the following document as seen here:

As such, we ask that everyone review this document in advance.

**Note: ByLaws edits lined out. Bylaws include all Committee and Board  recommendations. Please refer to last year's active ByLaws to see changes.

Pursuant to ByLaws, one-third of the voting membership must attend for a quorum and per JLCV Standing Rules, attendance at the Annual Meeting is a requirement of Active membership. Please register at the link below. 
If you cannot attend, you may vote by proxy using this proxy form and absentee ballot. Our annual JLCV photo will be taken at the Annual Meeting.

President: Nicole Breslend
President-Elect: Becky Monty
Communications VP: Nancy Warner
Corresponding Secretary: Wendy Mustafa
Treasurer: Jennifer Papillo
Nominating & Placement Chair: Monica McFarland

The following board members are completing two-year terms. For the awareness of the members, are posted here: 

Membership & Training VP: Margaret Overman
Recording Secretary: Alex Lovejoy
Community Projects VP: Mary-Katherine Stone
It is time for membership renewals and dues. 
Deadline: May 31, 2019

Annual dues for 2019-2020 are $135.00 for Active, Senior Active, New, or Sustainer membership.
Membership Renewal 
This form is important to confirm contact information and update JLCV records. Please print and submit with your check or pay online and submit via email.

Please see the second page of the Membership Renewal Form for a cost breakdown as well payment instructions (both for online and by postal mail).
Download Membership Renewal Form
Scholarships & Payment Plans
Scholarships and payment plans will continue to be made available so that finances are not a barrier to membership. Please contact JLCV President Jill Everett if you wish to discuss.

Note: All scholarship conversations will be confidential between the relevant JLCV member, JLCV Treasurer, and JLCV President
  • April 2 newsletter - Official Dues Notice 
  • April 9 GMM - Treasurer announces dues and explains timeline and process
  • April 15 - Treasurer sends dues letter and invoices for 2019-2020
  • May 31 - Deadline to pay 2019-20 dues
Based on the announced 2019-2020 Annual Dues, and review of League finances during 2018-2019, including our first full year operating our space at 3060 Williston Road, a proposed budget has been prepared for consideration by the membership.  A copy of the proposed budget will be posted prior to the meeting and will be presented at the GMM, along with a financial report covering 2018-2019.
(L-R) Representative Maida Townsend, Hinesburg Community Resource Center Executive Director Rachel Kring, Chittenden Emergency Food Shelf Community Engagement Manager Anna McMahon, Seventh Generation Manager of Community and Environmental Impact Chris Lyon, JLCV Diaper Bank Chair Amanda Herzberger, Senator Bernie Sanders Health Policy Director Kathryn Becker Van Haste and JLCV President Jill Everett at the JLCV Diaper Bank in South Burlington on Thursday, March 7, 2019, celebrating the opening of Chittenden County's first diaper bank.  The JLCV has partnered with five area food shelves, including Chittenden Emergency Food Shelf, to distribute diapers to families in need.
Photo Credit : Gabe Aceves Photography
Click the headline below to view the coverage. 

Listen: VPR, Vermont Edition, "Diaper Bank Opens In Chittenden County, Partners With Food Shelves."

Read: VT Digger, "First diaper bank opens in Chittenden County."

Watch: WCAX, "Community group, food shelves partner to create diaper bank."

Watch: NBC-5, "For young families struggling to afford disposable diapers, help's coming"

Watch: Fox-44, "JLCV first ever Diaper Bank in Champlain Valley"

Read: "New Vermont Group to Distribute Diapers to Food Banks."

Read: "New Vermont Group to Distribute Diapers to Food Banks."
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I traveled to Washington, D.C. last week as part of the National Diaper Bank Network's annual lobbying day. She met with staffers from the Washington offices of our Senate and House Members (Leahy, Sanders, and Welch) and had productive meetings with all.

HR-1846 was introduced in the U.S. House two weeks ago with VT Representative Welch signing on as a co-sponsor (yay!). This bill will designate $100 million of funding to diaper bank demonstration projects nationwide that would seek to find the most effective ways to combat diaper need. Additionally it designates diapers as a "qualified medical expense" meaning they can be paid for as part of an HSA.

Our visits last week on the Hill were intended to raise awareness of diaper need among our representatives and help them understand what a significant problem this is. I was heartened that our Vermont legislators already recognize this as an issue and will work with us to do what we can.

Since our Diaper Bank Ribbon Cutting we've met with staffers from each of our representative's and senators' three home offices--so they are hearing from us a lot!! Our attention will turn now to state efforts. If you'd like to get involved in these efforts please email Amanda.

Our March distribution brought our total number of diapers distributed to just under 49,000!!! Our next distribution will be in May and we have a few DIAD opportunities for repackagings coming up.

Diaper Drives

We have a number of diaper drives running right now mostly at area childcare centers -- if you have an idea for a drive please get in touch!


We've gotten some great donations through our Amazon wishlist lately -- please continue to share the address with friends and family. 

Thanks all for your continued support!

For questions or more information, please contact Diaper Bank Chair,  Amanda Herzberger.
DIAD Committee Report

The Diaper Repacking events for the remainder of the 2018/2019 year are now posted on the calendar. As our core mission, we’d love everyone to have helped with at least one of these events so sign up now. 

Unfortunately, while we had lots of interest for attending a Breakfast Social followed by a Red Cross Blood Donation when we polled the group Facebook page, we had to cancel for lack of participants. We do have the Fletcher Free Library event scheduled for Wednesday, May 1 from 5:30 to 8:00 PM. We
will be helping them fold and sort T-shirts on Wednesday, May 1 for their upcoming summer programs. This will be an evening event at the library and should make for a great opportunity to socialize while helping another great partner in the community.

DIAD: Diaper Repackaging
Date: Wednesday, April 10th, 2019.
Time: 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m
Location: JLCV Diaper Bank 3060 Williston Road Suite-4
Register for this DIAD. 

DIAD: Diaper Repackaging
Date: Monday, April 22nd, 2019.
Time: 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m
Location: JLCV Diaper Bank 3060 Williston Road Suite-4
Register for this DIAD. 

DIAD:Fletcher Free Library T-Shirt Folding
Date: Wednesday May 1st 2019
Time: 5:30pm to 8:00pm
Location: Fletcher Free Library, 235 College Street Burlington, VT
Register for this DIAD. 

DIAD: Diaper Repackaging
Date: Thursday, May 9th, 2019.
Time: 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m
Location: JLCV Diaper Bank 3060 Williston Road Suite-4
Register for this DIAD. 

Get to the calendar now to sign up for these last few DIADs for community service hours and let’s finish
As always, if you have any thoughts or suggestions for DIAD opportunities, please let me know. 

DIAD Chair, Carrie Mortensen.
Community Night Fundraiser:
Panera Bread Co. 

Thursday, April 18th, 2019
4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. 
Where: 1184 Shelburne Rd, South Burlington, VT 05403

Support JLCV and order dinner out from Panera Bread Co. in South Burlington. Bring in the fundraiser flyer and show to the cashier when placing an order for eat in or take out and a portion of the proceeds will support the league. 
Download the Flyer from the JLCV Calendar
Sarah Aceves 
(Pronounced uh-SE-vez.  It's a toughie!)

Why did you join the JLCV? 

I moved to the Burlington area about a year before joining the JLCV and was interested in serving my community and meeting new people.  Having lived in Washington, D.C., I had always known about the Junior League, and thought it might be a good way to meet my altruistic needs and make some friends, two goals that I'm happy to say have been achieved!

What's your favorite part of being in the league? 

Being around a group of strong, intelligent and like-minded women can't be beat.  I have never met more "doers" who get it done like those in the JLCV!  It's a great motivator for me not only as a member but also as a mother and a professional. 

What are some other activities you do outside the League?  
We're a family of skiers and head to Sugarbush on most winter weekends.  I grew up on the ocean and my need for water is real, so in the summers I'm either spending time on Lake Champlain or toting the family down to my parent's house in Massachusetts for some beach time.  I'm also a big fan of the Zero Gravity deck on a sunny Sunday afternoon.  Being the parent to a two-year-old, I spend LOTS of time at my local library, have most likely been to every playground in Chittenden County, frequent Shelburne Farms and the Echo Center and run up and down Church Street on a regular basis.  

What brought you to Vermont?  

I'm originally from northeastern Massachusetts and after spending the better part of 20 years living in Washington, D.C., my husband and I decided to get out of the rat race and relocate back to New England when we learned we were expecting a child.  I was pushing a move back to Mass. or to southern New Hampshire, but after taking a trip to Burlington in March of 2016, we had an "ah-ha" moment and thought Burlington might just be the place for us.  We ended up moving to Winooski in December of that same year and welcomed our daughter Adele in January 2017.  I think I'm just now recovering from the whirlwind.

What’s your go-to restaurant?  

This is a loaded question for me since I'm very much a foodie despite my hatred for the term.  My neighborhood favorite is Misery Loves Company, but you can also find me at Sneakers for breakfast, at Mule Bar for a drink or at Scout for a delicious coffee (my daughter loves their play corner).  Tiny Thai is my favorite for Friday night take-out.  I frequent the Farmhouse Group restaurants like El Cortijo and Farmhouse Tap & Grill, and love Hen of the Wood for special occasions.  Butch + Babe's theme days are also a lot of fun.  I haven't been yet, but I'm excited to try Taco Gordo.

What are you passionate about? 

Family has and will always come first for me.  I'm lucky to have a rewarding career and the ability to do things I enjoy like ski, cook and travel, but if all of that went away and I had nothing but my husband and daughter (and our two dogs), I would feel happy and full.

Email External Communications chair, Sarah Aceves with suggested additions to the press list, for more information, or to request external communications.

To list an event on the JLCV website or if you have questions related to the website, please email details to Web & Social Media Chair, Nancy Warner.

For any updates, photos, or events that should be included in upcoming newsletters, please email Newsletter Chair, Lindsay Cahill Lord.

Upcoming Submission Deadlines
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