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Posted by admin | Sep 1st, 2011
Of the approximately 900 children in foster care in the Cedar Rapids area, roughly 40% are teens. Every year, at least 25 of these teens turn 18 and graduate high school while in the foster care system. These teens often lack the support and resources that young adults need to live independently.
To fill this important need in the community, JLCR announces its new project: Bridging the G.A.P.- Guide, Advocate,...
Posted by Kati Davis | Mar 1st, 2011
JLCR is proud to welcome a brand new group of women into our organization. These ladies officially activated at our January general membership meeting, having spent the first portion of the year raising money for Four Oaks PHASE program and using a portion of the money to purchase Christmas presents for the teens.
As you can see in their brief bios below, this is an incredibly strong group of women. We are excited...
Posted by Cari Foss | Feb 14th, 2011
Junior League of Cedar Rapids (JLCR) members participated in a clothing drive in January called Metro Threads, which benefits students at Metro High School as they prepare to enter the workforce. The drive was one of JLCR’s Done in a Day (DIAD) projects, which are community service projects that are done one day out of every month from September through May.
At the January General Membership Meeting JLCR members...
Posted by admin | Jan 17th, 2011
When I became President of JLCR, I was committed to several things … but high on the list was re-engaging our Sustainers however possible. One such way was to get today’s members to know these incredible ladies of our past. How? Why not have a Sustainer speak at each GMM? I titled this new segment: “Learn the Legacy.” Thankfully, half-way into the League year, “Learn the Legacy” has been very...
Posted by Cari Foss | Jan 6th, 2011
The membership committee is extremely proud of the work that the new members have done and will continue to work on in the New Year. These ladies are passionate, determined and enthusiastic, and JLCR is lucky and proud to have them as members.
The new member class of 2010 spent November and December working to raise money for the teens of the Four Oaks PHASE program in Independence, Iowa.
In a two-week timeframe,...
Posted by Cari Foss | Dec 6th, 2010
Another successful Done In a Day (DIAD) project has been completed! DIADs are JLCR’s smaller community service projects that are done one day out of every month from September through May.
During November’s DIAD, JLCR members donated an abundance of items to CrossRoads Mission in Cedar Rapids including toilet paper, diapers, toothpaste, toothbrushes, shampoo, and formula. According to Missy Dennis, DIAD...
Posted by Kati Davis | Nov 17th, 2010
Yesterday, JLCR held a community dialog at the Cedar Rapids Chamber of Commerce to announce the new issue area we are taking on.
That issue is Teenage Development.
This defined issue allows us to make a greater impact in the community by zeroing in on a particular area that affects women and children in our community. It will be our defined issue area for several years to come.
In order to establish this issue...
Posted by Kati Davis | Nov 15th, 2010
Junior League of Cedar Rapids (JLCR) and the Cedar Rapids Area Convention and Visitors Bureau (CRACVB) announced today that Ladies Titan Tire Challenge will return to Hunters Ridge Golf Course in Marion, IA for the third consecutive year. The tournament runs from May 31 to June 5, 2011. Titan Tire has returned as the title sponsor of the 54-hole tournament, providing the $110,000 purse.
Titan Tire President,...
Posted by admin | Oct 19th, 2010
“Papers! Papers! Papers!”
Well, it’s an obscure reference from the opera “The Consul” by Menotti. Bet you didn’t know I used to be an opera singer did you? My undergraduate degree just happens to be a Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance from Baylor University. Seriously? Go figure! Although singing is now my avocation rather than my vocation, singing...
Posted by Cari Foss | Sep 28th, 2010
Three Junior League of Cedar Rapids (JLCR) members have received Forty Under 40 awards.
Jennifer Higgins-Bleil, Kristin Roberts, and Laurie Wahlert were selected from a record number of nominations for the annual Corridor Business Journal award. The Corridor Business Journal Forty Under 40 awards recognize local men and women who have made a significant impact in their business or community early in their careers.