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What Prepared You to be a Board Member?

At the October GMM, we asked members if they had any questions for the board. One member asked how we knew we were prepared to lead as board members. The responses are below: Molly – I had chaired Marketing/PR for two years so I felt somewhat prepared to step into the VP Marketing (now Communications) role. I was comfortable with the council and work, but not the leadership aspect. The incoming President encouraged...

Save the Date for “Frozen” Butterfly Kisses

“Let it go” on the dance floor January 25th, 2015, 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. at the Hotel Kirkwood Ballroom. JLCR will be hosting its 13th Annual Butterfly Kisses, a father-daughter dance, with a new FROZEN theme based upon the popular Disney movie.   The afternoon activities include a light lunch, professional photos and lots of dancing to music by Modern DJ. There will be games that include building...

Junior League Hosts Real-Life Mom from “The Blind Side” at Gala on May 17

JUNIOR LEAGUE TO HOST GALA EVENT ‘FOSTERING STRENGTH’ ON MAY 17 Leigh Anne Tuohy, real-life mom from The Blind Side, headlines the dinner & silent auction. Fostering_Strength_Release CEDAR RAPIDS – Laticia Aossey, a former foster teen, credits the work of the women of Junior League of Cedar Rapids (JLCR) with helping her find her passion in life: Helping kids and teens who have experienced a life like...

Blogging JLCR: Laticia Explains It All

Laticia Aossey is a member of AMP (Achieving Maximum Potential), the teen foster care group that JLCR members help with on the first and third Thursdays of each month. In 2014, Laticia graduated from high school a semester early. She earned a scholarship to the University of Northern Iowa, and is looking forward to studying social work in Cedar Falls in the fall. She is an amazing young woman who has meant a...

Blogging JLCR: Finding a Perfect Placement

Second-year active member Sally Sandberg serves as 2013-14’s assistant chair for membership recruitment. Beginning June 1, 2014, she will be JLCR’s chair of membership recruitment.      When I think back to when I was a new member with Junior League of Cedar Rapids three years ago, I clearly recall the membership recruitment duo of Nikki Lee and Laurie Wahlert. More importantly, I remember...
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