As our new year continues we are so grateful for your engagement and action in the Junior League.  I would love to see all of you at our virtual General Membership Meeting on February 9th.  We will be screening a great movie as well as voting on a budget expense.  Speaking of Finance, thank you to all who participated in our Community Night fundraiser at Panera!  Also, please review the Budget documents Jenn provided us - there is a lot of really great information in there about how to request money for the budget for your Committee or Project!

I know we have great work getting done at the Diaper Bank and I'm excited to see how our redecorating of the Ronald McDonald House Room is going - there is a call tomorrow evening at 730 if you'd like to join us...Please reach out to Karen Spach for more details.

I wish you all a healthy and happy February.  If you need anything, just let me know.

Thank you for all of your leadership and hard work in our community.

Yours in Volunteering,


Becky Monty
JLCV President
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In America almost 40 million people—one eighth of its population—live in poverty. Why does the richest big country in the world still have so many people living in profound need?

We will be screening a video at the February GMM: Why is there still poverty in America? (The Economist)

Thank you,
Claudia Lovell
Training Chair

All current officers and committee chairs should have received an email on February 1 from outlining the FY 2022 Budget Process.  A copy of the FY 2022 budget memo and worksheet are also available in the FY 2022 Budget Folder in Google Drive.  Budget submissions are due to the Finance Committee no later than March 1.  A proposed budget will be presented at the April GMM for formal vote.  Please contact Jenn Papillo or Katie Muttitt with any questions or concerns.


The FY 21 budget allocated $6,000 for web operations, including the recent transition of web platforms.  However, actual expenses for this transition, as well as continuation of the domain and associated emails, have exceeded that figure by $1,300 (approximately $200 for domain and $1100 for web transition).  Per JLCV bylaws, any expense over $500 not allocated in the budget must be approved by the membership.  We will be taking a vote at the February GMM to retroactively approve this expense, including a transfer of one time funds from our special investment (money market) account.  If you will not be (virtually) attending the February GMM, please send your vote to no later than noon on Tuesday, February 9, to ensure a quorum is achieved.

Thank you,
Jenn Papillo

Hello from the diaper bank!

We've distributed over 62,000 diapers so far THIS YEAR and have our next distribution tomorrow, February 3rd (if anyone is available to come help from 9:30-11:30am, it would be most appreciated)! Last week we received the final twelve pallets of diapers purchased with our CARES act money so the bank is quite full! We also out of the blue received a donation of diapers, wipes, shampoo, formula, blankets, and children's coats that should be arriving in the next week or two from Baby2Baby. They had received a grant to distribute necessities in all 50 states and we were the lucky recipient in Vermont!

You can read about DIAD Diaper Bank opportunities on the website and sign up there -- we appreciate your participation!

Last week VT Digger posted a fascinating conversation with National Diaper Bank Network Founder Joanne Goldblumm and her co-author Colleen Shaddow, who just wrote a book about Poverty in America. We had the privilege of having Joanne speak at our Junior League of Champlain Valley meeting a year ago and it was so informative to hear her speak. You can check out the podcast episode HERE -- well worth a listen!

Thanks everyone,

Cathy Foutz
Diaper Bank Committee 
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