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It is hard to believe it, but the 2019-2020 League year is coming to an end. I am so proud of all that this League has done this year (and continues to do in the face of this pandemic). The women in this League are all incredible and I feel honored to have served as your president. 

As the year comes to a close, I would like to announce the award winners for the 2019-2020 year (the awards will be formally presented at the Sept. GMM). 

Our Rising Star Award recognizes an Active member who joined any Junior League in 2017 or later and has shown great spirit, dedication, potential, enthusiasm, and/or participation. This year's winner is KAREN SPACH.
In the words of one of her nominators, "Karen jumped in with both feet! She took on chairing the Ronald McDonald House meals the year after she joined, and is now the Community Vice President!! She immediately made solid contact with the Ronald House folks, and aptly filled the sign-up sheets for the monthly meals. She has been very involved in the Diaper Bank, participating in many re-packaging sessions - tirelessly - and helping those unfamiliar with the process. She has been chomping-at-the-bit this month to help more, and is dedicating her Saturday and her daughters to work in the Bank. And she is such a positive presence - a delight to work with!

Our Outstanding Member Award recognizes an Active or Senior Active member who has gone above and beyond to fulfill the mission and vision of JLCV. She exemplifies leadership qualities, is committed to training and growth, and makes a positive impact on the League and our community. Her dedication is exemplified by her “showing up” time and again. This year's winner is AIMEE STEPHENSON.

In the words of one of her nominators, "Aimee has exemplified dedication to the League. After serving as Treasurer (which is a very tough job) she took on the role of revamping our new member recruitment and on-boarding processes. Her hard work paid off as we have a great group of new members that have been supported and mentored by Aimee. Aimee has done a wonderful job and she deserves a big round of applause!"
Best, 
Nicole

Nicole Breslend
JLCV President
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MEMBERSHIP FORM & ANNUAL DUES

All membership letters and invoices for 2020-21 were sent via Quickbooks on April 15. Please check your email spam filters if you have not received one. The sender is "Junior League of Champlain Valley <quickbooks@notification.intuit.com>."

When completing your Membership Form, you will see three payment options for 2020-21 dues--standard payment, bi-annual payment, and quarterly payment.  If these options do not meet your needs, please contact Jenn Papillo to discuss alternative arrangements, including the availability of partial scholarships. 

Membership forms, payment plan selections, and dues payments in accordance with those selections must be submitted no later than May 30.

NEW JLCV HQ PROTOCOLS
Attention members, as of May 5, you are required to review and sign two documents before you may re-enter JLCV HQ.

As announced in the April newsletter, you are required to sign an acknowledgement of risk form (Doc 1).

Vermont OSHA has developed and released COVID-19 training and protocols for all places of business statewide, including nonprofit organizations. 
  • The link to the "OSHA training" being required by the state can be found here. It is a PowerPoint presentation.
  • (Doc 2) Once you review the training document, this link (found on page 45 of the powerpoint) will bring you to a fillable PDF. Simply enter your name in the white space, save it, and email it to info@jlcv.org.
ANNUAL FUND
As I reported at our Annual Meeting, we still have a way to go to reach our Annual Fund goals. That's because so many of you choose to make your donation along with your Annual Dues at the end of the fiscal year. That's great! Consider this a reminder to include an Annual Fund donation in with your dues. Even a small amount helps and lets prospective grant funders know the strength and commitment of our members. As a reminder of our different giving levels:
  • Annual Giving Circle (donates in any amount for 3+ consecutive years)
  • Mary Harriman Circle ($500 and above)
  • 1985 Club ($250-$499)
  • Red and White Society ($51-$249)
  • Friend (Up to $50)

You can donate online or by check to P.O. Box 4418 Burlington VT 05406. If you aren't sure if you have donated yet this fiscal year, you can reach out to Jenn Papillo or me. 
Thank you to everyone who has donated!

Charity Clark
Annual Fund Chair 
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FUNDRAISING 
#GivingTuesdayNow
#GivingTuesdayNow is a day of giving organized with a focus on boosting support and fundraising for the non-profit community that works behind the scenes during crises such as COVID-19. Like #GivingTuesday, which occurs each year in late fall, #GivingTuesdayNow is a day to celebrate non-profits and volunteers. 
How can I help? All this week, JLCV will be sharing on social media and through our community partners some of the ways that our members have volunteered to support the JLCV mission, and particularly during the COVID-19 crisis. 
  1. Follow the Junior League of Champlain Valley Facebook page; the Junior League of Champlain Valley Diaper Bank page; and JLCV Twitter account. 
  2. Share, share, share! Celebrate and create awareness of JLCV by sharing on your social channels all week!
  3.  If you want to email, post on LinkedIn, or share in another way, the JLCV #GivingTuesdayNow tiles are available for members to download and use from the JLCV Google Drive.
  4. A few tiles are below--share directly from this newsletter TODAY on this #GivingTuesdayNow. 
Share This! Share This!
Tweet This! Tweet This!
Email This! Email This!
Share This! Share This!
Tweet This! Tweet This!
Forward This! Forward This!
Amazon Smile
When you shop on AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products to the JLCV! If you're already shopping on Amazon, why not earn some funds to support the league? 
  1. Go to smile.amazon.com
  2. Sign in to your Amazon account and you will be directed to a page to select a recipient organization. 
  3. Under the heading “Or pick your own charitable organization” enter “Champlain Valley Junior Service League Inc” then click “Search.”
  4. That's it! Shop away! Thank you for supporting the league--every amount helps us achieve our goals.  

Retro Night: Making Diaper Need a Thing of the Past
to benefit the Junior League of Champlain Valley 

Friday, June 19th 
7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. 

Halvorson's Upstreet Cafe
16 Church Street, Burlington 


Grab a friend and enjoy a retro-themed night of snacks, drinks, and dancing to benefit the Junior League of Champlain Valley. Enjoy a cash bar and light fare, silent auction, and raffle. Creative retro attire is encouraged.

Note: JLCV is intending to host this event, however we will continue to monitor the situation and advise members and ticket holders of any changes based on guidance from the State of Vermont and CDC regarding the safety of events. 

Buy Tickets Now
Best, 

Jennifer Papillo
Treasurer
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DIAPER BANK UPDATE
We are working on new protocols which will include gloves and mask requirements when repackaging. If you or family members want to spend a few hours at the Diaper Bank (thanks Karen Spach, Kerrin Connors, and Cathy Foutz) repackaging please email Amanda and we'll start working towards our next distribution. 

Seventh Generation came through in a major way with a donation of four pallets of diapers and six pallets of wipes--so there isn't much elbow room at the bank right now. We are seeing a much larger demand for sizes 4-6, so any donation requests will be geared towards those sizes. In addition, last week Amanda spoke with Congressman Peter Welch who expressed huge support for our efforts and success --thanks Cathy Foutz for making the connection through a staffer in his office!
We continue to support additional agencies beyond our typical food shelf partners including the Munt Family Room, Lund, Howard Center and a few others--everyone is incredibly grateful that we have the inventory right now to make that happen. 

Thanks to all!

Amanda Herzberger 
Diaper Bank Chair 
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DONE-IN-A-DAY UPDATE
Hello JLCV Members,
 
Happy May!  Please consider joining us for our next DIAD by making masks for UVMMC. 
 
We will be receiving 48 mask kits from the town of Williston from the Vermont Teddy Bear Company to make masks for the UVMMC. 
 
It would be great to have 6 people for this DIAD and each person can make 8 masks.
 
I will be receiving one larger mask kit by Friday, May 8th, and I will make individual kits for members. Please pick up the masks on Monday, May 11th.  Masks can be return to me when completed. I have a video demonstration on how to make the masks that I will upload to our FB page.  Mask makers will have to use their own thread.
 
DIAD: Mask Making for UVMMC
Date: Monday, May 11, 2020
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Location: Will receive upon registration


Join us to make masks for UVMMC. We are asking that 6 people sign up to make 8 masks each. Mask kits will be available for pick up from Jill Everett's house on Monday, May 11. Please return masks to Jill when complete.

6 volunteer max.

Register for this DIAD (you must be logged in to the JLCV site.) 
Please reach out directly to me with questions. I will provide those mask makers who sign up with my address prior to Monday, May 11th

Best, 

Jill Everett
DIAD Chair
Email Jill 
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