It’s hard to believe that the League year is almost over. Despite this year perhaps not going as we would have expected with regard to the state of our world, I’m so proud of how we have been able to adapt and find community even in the midst of chaos and the unexpected. We are a strong, empowering and dynamic group of women and I am so honored to have been able to serve as your leader this year. That being said, it’s time to pass the torch the next group of leaders. So, please be sure and recognize those who have served by nominating someone for membership awards, voting for our slate (this is a requirement for all active members) and voting for our budget to ensure that all of our good work continues. I’ll see y’all next week!

Yours in Volunteering,


Mary-Katherine Stone
JLCV President
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Happy mud season, aka April! We are getting ready to wrap up the League year and you know what that means, time for membership awards! Here are the awards with a brief description:

Rising Star Award:
This award recognizes any Active member who joined any Junior League in 2019 or later and has shown great spirit, dedication, potential, enthusiasm, and/or participation

Outstanding Member Award:
This 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 time again.

A few reminders about these awards: 

  • Board members are not eligible for awards
  • To be eligible, members should be on track to meet membership requirements.
  • If you aren’t sure when someone joined you can reach out to me and I can get you the answer

Please submit any nominations for these awards to me via email ( no later than Sunday, April 24th so that way recipients can be announced at the May GMM. Please reach out to me with any questions.

Speaking of the May GMM, I am very excited to announce that it will take place in the loft at Waterworks Food + Drink in Winooski on Tuesday, May 10th from 6-8PM. Shout out to the amazing social team that helped get this all set up! Please register for this event in the member portal no later than Sunday, April 24th so I can get the final head count and food count to the restaurant. Be sure to mark your calendars!!

The last item is the upcoming Paint & Sip social on Friday, April 15th in Burlington. You can find out more details and register for this event through the member portal!

Thank you, 

Katie Bazzano
Membership VP
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2022-2023 DUES NOTICE
Members will be receiving dues notices and payment instructions through the Member Essentials Platform in early May.

Annual dues for 2022-2023 will remain flat from prior years at $135.00 for all members - Active, Senior Active, New Members, and Sustainers. We will also be extending our practice of offering multiple payment options:
  • Standard Payment - Payment in Full (June 15)
  • Bi-Annual Payment - 2 Installments (June 15 and November 30)
  • Quarterly Payment - 4 Installments (June 15, August 30, November 30, February 28)    
Payment may be made electronically through the website, or by sending a check to PO Box 4418, Burlington, VT 05406. The deadline to submit membership payment for 2022-2023 is June 15.

Finances should never be a barrier to membership. Please contact Jessie Robinson at to discuss alternative payment options and the availability of scholarships. All scholarship conversations will be kept confidential.

Based on the announced 2022-2023 Annual Dues, and review of League finances, a proposed budget has been prepared for consideration by the membership.  A copy of the proposed budget has been posted (above) and will be presented at the April GMM along with a financial report covering 2021-22 (FY 22). Because we need a quorum in order to vote on the draft budget, please do your best to attend in person or virtually. Additionally, members will be asked to vote on the adjustment of the budget in the future if government or grant funding is received for the purchase of diapers. Members who cannot attend the meeting may vote via absentee ballot.

Come one, come all!  Enjoy some delicious food, buy local, and support JLCV!

Where: El Gato Cantina - Burlington 
When: April 19th - Dinner time
What: If customers mention the Junior League of Champlain Valley, 10% of proceeds for dine in will benefit JLCV 
Thank you, 

Jessie Robinson
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AJLI will be hosting its Annual Conference in a hybrid format – with both a virtual and in person option – from May 11th-14th. This year’s theme is “Lighting Our Way Forward.” Jenn Papillo will be serving as the JLCV delegate at this meeting and will be participating virtually.

Stay tuned for a conference report!

In accordance with the JLCV Bylaws, the Nominating and Placement Committee is responsible for proposing a slate of officers and directors for the coming league year. A vote will be taken at the April GMM, which serves as the JLCV Annual Meeting, to approve this slate. ALL active members are required to participate in the Annual Meeting and cast a vote. If you are unable to attend the Annual Meeting, please complete an absentee ballot as detailed in the budget section of the newsletter. Individuals marked by an asterisk (*) are completing two year terms and are included in the slate for awareness only.

Slate of Officers and Directors for 2022-23
  • President: Jennifer Papillo*
  • Executive Vice President / President-Elect: Sarah Aceves
  • Secretary: Cassie Gendron*
  • Treasurer: Jessie Robinson*
  • Assistant Treasurer: Krystal Granzow
  • Membership VP: Brittani Mulholland
  • Community Projects VP: Kim Bleakley
  • Communications VP: Katie Bazzano 

Committee Placements for 2022-23
The Nominating and Placement Committee has also put together a roster of Committee placements based on individual member preferences. Member engagement in this year’s process was phenomenal, and all committees are really well positioned for the coming year. Committee placements can be viewed HERE.

If you have any questions about your placement for 2022-23, please reach out to Jenn Papillo. 
Thank you,

Jennifer Papillo
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  • We distributed 83,328 in March - Total for this year is 215,242!
  • The diaper need working group met for the first time. Charity and Amanda were present along with representatives from the Vermont Foodbank, DCF, Building Bright Futures, and the Parent Child Center Network. We will expand the group once we devise the meeting schedule and overall plan, but it was heartening to see others truly engaged in this issue and beginning to work on finding a more sustainable solution. 
  • Our advocacy work will continue over the next few months at the statehouse as we attempt to get ideally $180,000 of funding to run operations for the next year, so we don't see a service disruption or reduction.
  • We have a few diaper repackaging dates coming up in April, so be sure to sign up on the website!
  • Spectrum house meals: Does anyone want to donate a meal? You can coordinate with another member, or cook with your family. More details HERE. Please contact Karen Spach to sign up for a meal.
  • Ronald McDonald House: Donations are complete! RMD is doing the redecorating/design, and we are on call to volunteer to paint, etc. when needed.
Thank you,

Karen Spach
Community Projects VP
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Name: Kit Antinozzi

Member Since:1995

Committees:Community Projects, Fundraising, Admin, Recording Secretary (2006-2008)
Kit joined JLCV in 1995, when the organization was still a Junior Service League. At the time, she was raising her children and running a yarn store with her husband in Burlington, Vermont. She had long been active in community service and volunteering, but it was a chance encounter with Cathy Foutz during a prenatal swim class that got her interested and involved with the Junior League.

In the years leading up to full accreditation as a Junior League chapter, members were expected to serve on no fewer than 3 committees. During these years, Kit worked with Cathy Foutz (who was President of the League), Sandy Giroux, Ginger Morton, Vicki Hildebrandt, Virginia Keyser, and Ann Irwin on projects as wide-ranging at the annual ice show, camp knock-knock, and re-decorating rooms at the UVM Breast cancer (UHC) center. Many of these amazing women also stepped forward to provide references as Kit re-entered the workforce, as her children grew.
Volunteering for these events not only meant planning, organizing, publicizing, but even skating in the two ice shows at Gutterson!
Kit’s favorite JLCV memories? 
Skating with Cathy Foutz in Junior League ice shows, which featured such notable skaters as: Brian Boitano (1986 and 1988 World Champion), Elvis Stojko, Tiffany Scott and Phil Dulebohn.
Thoughts on JLCV in 2022?
The diaper bank is a wonderful project and a true service to the community! My family and I have done a family packaging night together and I will be going back over in April. The ability to impact the community in such a positive way continues to inspire me. 
About Kit
Kit holds a B.A. in Economics from Cornell University. She met her husband in grad school while they both earned their MBAs from the Johnson School at Cornell. This year, her son will graduate with a degree in Jazz performance from the Berklee College of Music in Boston. Her other son is living in Utah and is a graduate of the University of Utah. When not enjoying the beauty of the west during their family visits, Kit enjoys quilting and doing needle arts. 
Thank you, 

Claudia Tetreault
Training Committee
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Communications VP

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PR/Social Media Chair

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Newsletter Chair
Thank you,

Sarah Aceves
Communications VP
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