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JUNIOR LEAGUE OF HARTFORD’S THIRD ANNUAL VOLUNTEER-A-THON

On November 9 and 10, the Junior League of Hartford (JLH) held its third annual volunteer marathon,

or “Volunteer-a-thon.” The JLH Volunteer-a-thon highlights what the Junior League of Hartford

does best : volunteering to make a positive impact in the greater Hartford community. As part

of this mission-based event, JLH members partnered with a variety of local nonprofit organizations

to volunteer for 26.2 continuous hours while raising funds for future JLH programs and projects.

2018 Volunteer-a-thon Highlights:

Raised over $14,500

Volunteered for over 350 hours with 10 Community Partners

Thank you to our Corporate Sponsors:

Elite Sponsor: Landmark Partners

Landmark is a private equity and real estate investment company specializing in secondary funds. Formed in 1989, the firm has

one of the longest track records in the industry and is a leading source of liquidity to owners of interests in real estate, real asset,

venture, mezzanine, and buyout limited partnerships. Landmark is headquartered in Simsbury, Connecticut and has offices in

Boston, Massachusetts, Dallas, Texas, New York and London.

5K Sponsors:

HESCO, The Latimer Group, Halloran & Halloran, Rescue Agency, The Children’s Museum, Clean Harbors

Mile Marker Sponsors:

Keating Agency Insurance, Johndrow Wealth Management, Carroll Tax Firm, JLH Past Presidents, Sturbridge Homes

VOLUNTEER-A-THON CONTINUED ON PAGE 6

FALL/WINTER 2018-2019

GREAT INFLATABLE RACE / LET’S PAINT 2

PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE 3

2017-2018 JLH BOARD/PR UPDATE/AJLI VISIT/HALLOWEEN 4-5

VOLUNTEERATHON PARTNERS/KICK-OFF PARTY/ PROJECT LINUS 6-7

FALL 2018 PROVISIONAL CLASS/PHOTO GALLERY 8-9

LEADERSHIP TRAINING/SECOND YEAR MENTOR PROGRAM 10-11

PHOTO GALLERY

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The Junior League of Hartford, Inc.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

2018-2019

GREAT INFLATABLE RACE

BY LORIE PERSON

OFFICERS

PRESIDENT

PRESIDENT ELECT

SECRETARY

TREASURER

ASST. TREASURER

Whitney Sweeney

Elizabeth Paige

Fier man

Julia Zweig

Jessica Pieri

Ashley Born

This year's Great Inflatable

Race was held in September

in Hartford and benefited the

Children's Museum. A portion

of the registration proceeds

went to the museum to use for

educational programs.

COUNCIL DIRECTORS

COMMUNICATIONS Kathryn Joerg

COMMUNITY SERVICE Jocelyn O’Brien

Hawkins

FUND DEVELOPMENT Lissa Johnson

MEMBERSHIP Katie Reilly

SUSTAINERS Roza Kogan

April Paterno

NOMINATING & Shannon Carroll

PLACEMENT

MISSION

The Junior League of Hartford is an organization

of women committed to promoting voluntarism,

developing the potential of women and

improving communities through the effective

action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its

purpose is exclusively educational and

charitable.

The Junior League of Hartford, Inc.

is located at:

998 Farmington Avenue, Suite 203

West Hartford, CT 06107

TELEPHONE: 860.233.4300

WEB: www.JLHartford.org

EMAIL: info@jlhartford.org

League Lines Committee

CO-CHAIRS

Emily C. Deans

Meaghan Mary

Cooper

COMMITTEE Jessica Coleman

Dale Hoidalen

Tanisha Jackson

Jen Miller

Laura Schuyler

While cheering participants on

and encouraging them to

climb the last inflatable of the

race, JLH volunteers passed

out water to runners as they

completed the course.

The Great Inflatable Race's

mission statement reads, “We

believe that people coming

together in their communities to have fun and support a common goal can empower

them to pursue positive social change within those communities.”

LET’S PAINT!

BY LORIE PERSON

On November 17, JLH members

spent five hours with the Capital City

Educational Alliance’s Let's Paint

program. JLH members and student

participants worked side-by-side to

paint a portion of the Burns Latino

Studies building in Hartford. Members

informally mentored the students

by learning about one another

while painting.

During lunch, the pairings took turns

introducing each other to the whole

group and shared some details they

learned about one another during

their painting and conversation. The

sharing allowed the students to be

more comfortable with public speaking.

JLH MEMBERS VOLUNTEERED AT THE GREAT INFLATA-

BLE RACE IN HARTFORD IN SEPTEMBER.

The students are learning and developing

skills to be workforce

ready. The painting and conversation

will both make a difference for

years to come.

CAPITAL CITY EDUCATIONAL ALLIANCE’S LET’S

PAINT PROGRAM WELCOMED JLH MEMBERS IN NO-

VEMBER.

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PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE

Dear Junior League of Hartford Members, Partners, Friends and Supporters:

After more than 97 years of service to the greater Hartford community, the Junior League of Hartford continues to thrive. As we head into

2019, we would like to thank all of you for making the first half of the 2018-2019 League year such

a success.

We introduced summer General Membership meetings to keep our members involved, engaged

and informed throughout the summer months and kicked off the league year with our annual Leadership

Team Nuts & Bolts training and information sharing session. The summer also saw a group

trip to see The Lion King at the Bushnell with many League members, friends and family members

– we loved being out on the town together and were in awe of the show!

As an organization committed to not only volunteerism, but developing the potential of women and

training our members, we have participated in a number of developmental opportunities. In addition

to our Training Committee’s facilitation of the second year of our JLH Mentor Program, we also

partnered with other members of the Connecticut Council of Junior Leagues for a leadership training

event in Greenwich this fall. Participating members learned all about leading teams with impact

and shared best practices with our fellow Connecticut Junior Leagues.

In the interest of connecting with the broader Junior League population, we also welcomed Association

of Junior Leagues International (AJLI) Vice President and Junior League of Boston member

Elizabeth Tyminski for a governance visit to learn more from AJLI and share our successes and experiences back to the organization.

We welcomed nearly 20 new members through our Fall Provisional Class and thanks to an expedited provisional program, they became

fully active members by our December General Membership Meeting. We look forward to welcoming new provisional members in January,

as well, and have hosted informational sessions in Glastonbury, West Hartford, Farmington and even online! If you or anyone within

your network of friends, family and colleagues would be interested in joining the JLH, we would love to share our experiences with them

and welcome them during either of our entry points in 2019 (January and September).

We held our Third Annual Volunteer-a-thon on November 9-10 with 26.2 consecutive hours of volunteering within the greater Hartford

community. We worked with 10 community organizations, partnered with more than a dozen corporate sponsors, and raised nearly

$15,000 for JLH programs and projects. This huge success wouldn’t have been possible without your support – we were so proud to

showcase the womanpower of the JLH. It’s incredible how much we can accomplish together!

We kicked off our fifth and final year with our signature project, Career Connections for Young Women (CCYW) this January and have

been so proud of the partnership we’ve had with Junior Achievement of Southwest New England throughout that time. The 10-week program’s

objective is to prepare and inspire teenage girls in the greater Hartford community to focus on professional goals and financial

responsibility. As we roll this project off, we are thrilled to report that a corporate sponsor has committed to supporting this program, securing

its success for at least another five years.

As you can tell, we have been busy and this continues to be a very exciting time for the JLH. We are in the midst of the New Project Development

phase, working to create a new mission-focused signature project with a community partner in the area. The funds we raise

today will go toward creating and sustaining our future projects, which we are so proud of.

Thank you to our donors who continue to support us and our members who continue to give so generously. With your continuous time,

passion and support, we look forward to deepening our community impact and developing the potential of our incredible members.

All the best,

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MEET THE 2018-2019 JUNIOR LEAGUE OF HARTFORD

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

The Junior League of Hartford would like to introduce its 2018-2019 Board of Directors:

President – Whitney Sweeney

President-Elect – Elizabeth Paige Fierman

Secretary – Julia Zweig

Treasurer – Jessica Pieri

Assistant Treasurer – Ashley Born

Communications Council Director – Kathryn Joerg

Community Service Council Director – Jocelyn O’Brien Hawkins

Fund Development Council Director – Lissa Johnson

Membership Council Director – Katie Reilly

Nominating & Placement Council Director – Shannon Carroll

Sustainer Council Directors — Roza Kogan, April Paterno

PUBLIC RELATIONS COMMITTEE STRATEGY UPDATE

BY BRIA DAY

The JLH Public Relations (PR) Committee has been working to further support the traditional and new media needs of the

League and our community partners.

The Committee’s 2018-2019 goals are: to elevate the image of the JLH, articulate the JLH’s value and contributions within Greater

Hartford and both attract and retain members. This is being accomplished by building an increased social media presence on

Twitter, Facebook and Instagram; refreshing our print collateral to reflect who the League is today and expanding opportunities

for branded merchandise to better represent our League when we’re out in the community (stay tuned for more details!).

When you are out in the community on behalf of, or in partnership with, the Junior League of Hartford, please snap some photos

and send to pics@jlhartford.org. To be featured on our JLH social media handles, tag the League’s accounts and use hashtags

#jlh and #jlhartford.

If you have any questions about PR initiatives, please reach out to Bria Day or Maggie Johndrow and don’t forget to follow the

League’s public handles and channels: @jlhartfordinc on Instagram; @JLofHartford on Twitter; @JuniorLeagueofHartford on

Facebook.

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AJLI GOVERNANCE VISIT

BY WHITNEY SWEENEY

This October, the Junior League of Hartford (JLH) was honored to host the Association of

Junior Leagues International (AJLI) Vice President Elizabeth Tyminski for a governance

visit. Elizabeth has been on the AJLI Governance Committee since 2013, and brings a

wealth of knowledge both on the local and international level.

Elizabeth has been an active member of the Junior League of Boston for more than 20

years, where she has occupied a number of roles, including serving as the League’s President,

Treasurer, Nominating Chair, Provisional Program Chair, Manager of Training, Centennial

Ball Chair and Show House Chair.

While in Hartford, Elizabeth presented to our members at the October General Membership

Meeting at the Hill-Stead Museum, where she communicated the current initiatives

and goals of the AJLI, shared her experience in Boston and reminded us how we can

utilize the AJLI as a resource.

Several of our Sustainers and past presidents gave Elizabeth a tour of Freshplace Food

Pantry, our last signature project, and walked her through our current project, Career Connections for Young Women (CCYW) at Junior

Achievement Southwest New England.

Our Board of Directors had the opportunity to sit down with Elizabeth to discuss various governance topics and JLH initiatives and priorities

and we capped her visit with a lovely soup tasting luncheon with over two dozen Sustainers at the home of Ellen Coco.

Elizabeth’s perspective, experience and conversations were all invaluable to feel a broader connection to the larger Junior League family

and we were so proud to share our accomplishments with her.

SPOOKTACULAR HALLOWEEN PARTY AT MY SISTER'S PLACE

BY JEN MILLER AND JEN RING

Members of the Junior League of Hartford had the

opportunity to host a Halloween party for the residents

of My Sister's Place on October 24, 2018.

Nearly 40 children and 20 adults gathered for dinner,

candy bag decorating and trick-or-treating around the

building.

The JLH members, many of whom dressed in costume

for the occasion to spread Halloween cheer,

had the opportunity to serve food and interact with

the children while handing out candy.

The JLH cherishes its partnership with My Sister’s

Place and was thrilled about another wonderful event

with a great organization!

JLH MEMBERS CONTINUED THE TRADITION OF HOSTING A HALLOWEEN PAR-

TY FOR RESIDENTS AT MY SISTER’S PLACE IN OCTOBER.

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THIRD ANNUAL VOLUNTEER-A-THON (CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1)

Project Linus: JLH members supported the Connecticut Project Linus chapter by making fleece blankets to be given as

gifts to seriously ill and traumatized children ages 0 - 18 years old in Connecticut area children's hospitals. Project Linus' mission is

to provide love, a sense of security, warmth and comfort to children who are seriously ill, traumatized or otherwise in need through

the gifts of new, handmade blankets and afghans, lovingly created by volunteer "blanketeers."

Girls on the Run: JLH helped support Girls on the Run with organizing supplies in their storage unit. Girls on the Run inspires

girls to recognize their inner strength and celebrate what makes them one of a kind.

YWCA Hartford: JLH members joined the women of the YWCA Soromundi Commons for a wellness event. JLH Sustainer

Jen Byrne taught a barre class for the event, followed by an essential oils workshop. Soromundi Commons is a YWCA Hartford

Region housing initiative located in Hartford, Connecticut designed to assist those who have been homeless, or are at risk of homelessness,

with moving from the street to stability.

United Labor Agency (ULA): JLH partnered with ULA for two events on Saturday morning. A group of members helped the

John J. Driscoll United Labor Agency prepare for the winter months. Volunteers raked leaves and cleaned windows at the Middletown

office while another group of women helped fill backpacks for the ULA Labor of Love Backpack program. The backpacks

are packed with child-friendly, nonperishable foods for the weekend. JLH also included a book from the League’s Barnes and Noble

Book Drive in each backpack. The Labor of Love Backpack program was started through a partnership with Junior League of Hartford.

Chrysalis Center, Inc.: Volunteers helped co-shop with Freshplace shoppers and sorted food donations. Freshplace is a fresh

food pantry serving our neighbors in the Upper Albany and Asylum Hill neighborhoods. The Chrysalis Center works with clients to

set goals and provides free groceries twice a month while clients work on their goals. They also provide case management and can

help them with job training, employment, housing, legal and health services. Freshplace was originally started with the help of Junior

League of Hartford.

Gifts of Love: Volunteers helped Gifts of Love prepare for the winter months! JLH members helped with the final harvest

and barn clean up. Gifts of Love's mission is to reduce financial crises for working individuals and families in the Greater Hartford

area by offering short-term programs and education that support and improve sustainability. Gifts of Love is devoted to the needs of

the community and responds to the needs of individuals and families who have been impacted by a financial crisis through the distribution

of food, clothing, household necessities, furniture, financial planning and self-sufficiency consultation.

Junior Achievement of Southwest New England: JLH partnered with Junior Achievement of Southwest New England by

participating in a JA in a Day event at the CREC International Magnet School for Global Citizenship in South Windsor. JA in a Day

is a high impact way to deliver JA's lessons for a particular grade level all on the same day. Junior Achievement is the nation's largest

organization dedicated to giving young people the knowledge and skills they need to own their economic success, plan for their

futures, and make smart academic and economic choices.

The Children’s Museum: The Junior League of Hartford helped with various tasks at the Children's Museum Annual Gingerbread

Lane Exhibit. Members helped with the exhibit preview for VIPs and Donors and also helped with children’s activities

when the event opened to the public. The Gingerbread Lane Exhibit is an amazing three-layered gingerbread village display. It is

made from 225 lbs of gingerbread dough, 720 lbs of royal icing, 310 lbs of candy and 20 lbs of cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger!

Journey Home: JLH members helped load and deliver household goods and furniture to Journey Home clients throughout

the Hartford area. Journey Home has spent the last decade committed to ending chronic homelessness in the Greater Hartford region.

For the first time in 35 years, everyone they have verified as chronically homeless in Greater Hartford is in the process of finding

a home, a home where they will be provided permanent housing with the support services they need. Founded in 2007 as the

agency responsible for implementing Hartford’s 10-Year Plan to End Homelessness, Journey Home has grown to become a strategic

leader and valued partner for homeless service providers throughout the region.

Historical Archiving: Members sorted, organized, cataloged and stored our Junior League of Hartford historical information

and artifacts dating back to the 1920s. Members helped protect our rich history and learned more about our League throughout

the years and will partner with the Connecticut Historical Society for preservation.

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VOLUNTEER-A-THON WRAP UP

On Wednesday, November 7, the Junior League of Hartford celebrated the start of the Volunteer-a-thon at Hanging Hills Brewery with

family, friends, sponsors and community partners. Almost 100 people attended the event. Guests participated in a charity beer pong

tournament, enjoyed local beer from Hanging Hills Brewery and delicious food from Sambas’ Cuisine Food Truck.

THE THIRD ANNUAL VOLUNTEER-A-THON INCLUDED 350+ HOURS OF VOLUNTEERING WITH COMMUNITY PARTNERS AND $14,500+ RAISED!

PROJECT LINUS BLANKETEERS

JLH MEMBERS TEAMED UP TO MAKE FLEECE BLANKETS FOR PROJECT LINUS AFTER THE JANUARY GENERAL MEMBER-

SHIP MEETING HELD AT JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT OF SOUTHWEST NEW ENGLAND.

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FALL 2018 PROVISIONAL CLASS

BY AMIE LUGO AND MICHELE SOK

The Junior League of Hartford welcomed 19 new active members at the Annual Holiday Party on Tuesday, December 11. These

women successfully completed the introductory Provisional Class curriculum, learned about JLH’s mission and history, participated in

team-building exercises and volunteered their time to support JLH programs.

This year, JLH implemented two Provisional Classes - the first in fall 2018 and the second in spring 2019. With a shortened Provisional

year, there was increased engagement and excitement within the Provisional Class, including the signature Provisional Project held

this year at My Sister’s Place on December 3. The Provisionals hosted a holiday marketplace where resident children were able to

shop for a loved one, get the gift wrapped, create a craft and have dinner.

This fall, the class supported the Third Annual Volunteer-a-thon, donating their time to the United Labor Agency, raising funds and

spreading the word about the JLH. They also enjoyed team-building and social events, including apple picking, visiting the Complexity

Room and participating in the Annual Cookie Swap.

These women have demonstrated the drive and commitment to make a real impact in the community and the Junior League of Hartford

is so proud to welcome them as active members of the JLH. The Provisional Class curriculum is designed to provide new League

members with the necessary knowledge and experience to enter as an active member of the JLH. The next Provisional Class kicked

off in January 2019. If you know someone who is interested in joining the JLH, please encourage them to apply at

www.jlhartford.org/get-involved.

PICTURED TO THE LEFT ARE MEMBERS OF THE 2018

FALL PROVISIONAL CLASS AT THE SEPTEMBER KICK-

OFF EVENT AT AMIE LUGO’S HOME. THEY OFFICIALLY

GRADUATED TO ACTIVE MEMBERS OF THE JUNIOR

LEAGUE OF HARTFORD ON DECEMBER 11 AT THE AN-

NUAL HOLIDAY PARTY.

FALL 2018 PROVISIONAL CLASS MEMBERS GRADUATED TO ACTIVE

MEMBERS AT THE ANNUAL HOLIDAY PARTY.

PROVISIONAL MEMBERS VOLUNTEERING AT MY

SISTER’S PLACE.

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FALL PROVISIONAL CLASS PROJECT AT MY SISTER’S PLACE

THE FALL 2018 PROVISIONAL CLASS LED A PROJECT WITH MY SISTER’S PLACE IN DECEMBER, WHICH IN-

CLUDED A HOLIDAY MARKETPLACE, DINNER AND CRAFTS WITH RESIDENT CHILDREN.

OUR HISTORY

Since 1921, the Junior League has been making the greater Hartford community

a better place to live by promoting volunteerism, developing the potential

of women and improving our community through the effective action

and leadership of trained volunteers. We are a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization

whose purpose is exclusively educational and charitable. The Junior

League of Hartford is a member of the Association of Junior Leagues International

(AJLI).

OUR MISSION

The Junior League of Hartford, Inc. is an organization

of women committed to promoting voluntarism,

developing the potential of women, and improving

communities through the effective action and leadership

of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively

educational and charitable.

MAKE A DONATION

Your support is critical to our continued success, and we invite you to join us with a gift to our Annual Fund. Donations to the Annual

Fund provide unrestricted funds to the Junior League of Hartford, Inc., which enhances our ability to provide quality community service

projects and trained volunteers who serve the needs of the greater Hartford community.

The Junior League of Hartford, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Your gift is tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law.

Please donate online (www.jlhartford.org/give) or by sending a check, made payable to the Junior League of Hartford, Inc., to 998 Farmington

Avenue, Suite 203, West Hartford, CT 06107, with the notation "Annual Fund donation."

If you have questions about donations to the Junior League of Hartford, please contact us at info@jlhartford.org.

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CONNECTICUT COUNCIL OF JUNIOR LEAGUES LEADERSHIP TRAINING

BY TANISHA JACKSON

On Saturday, November 3, more than 30 volunteers

from Junior Leagues across Connecticut received

leadership training at the Junior League of Greenwich

headquarters, spearheaded by the Connecticut

Council of Junior Leagues (CCJL). Tori Hollingworth,

a presentation skills coach and communication

training specialist, facilitated the training opportunity

themed “Creating and Leading Teams with

Impact.”

The training workshop focused on delivering clear,

concise messages with confidence in an effective

manner, and the ability to influence teams as a leader.

The course included a seminar with group exercises

for members to practice the newly learned

skills. The first group exercise consisted of participants

brainstorming to list characteristics of effective

Junior League teams. Some recurring traits listed by

the teams were: organization, common goals, attendance

and cohesiveness.

Leading requires establishing trust. Establishing

trust requires: communication, credibility, and relationships.

The first step in establishing trust requires

CONNECTICUT COUNCIL OF JUNIOR LEAGUES (CCJL) COMMUNICATION TRAINaccountability-

following through on assignments

ING PARTICIPANTS L TO R: ASHLEY BORN, SARA LAVERY, TANISHA JACKSON,

and meeting expectations. Relationships require

building a rapport with committee members. Leaders

should structure meetings beginning communi-

CHRISTINA LUMBRERAS, KATHRYN JOERG.

cations with a human side, and then diving into the

business of the meeting, and ultimately ending on the human side.

Effective communication requires determining how people like to be communicated with. How do you persuade people, motivate and

pull people in? Understanding a member’s preferred method of communication results in better listening and being heard more clearly.

Once people are listening, you must persuade them by appealing to ethos (credibility), pathos (emotion) or logos (logical appeal).

Leadership is not about you, it’s about who you are communicating with and communicating with people in a way that they will understand.

Do you prefer inductive or deductive communication? A group exercise on communicating with committee members allowed us

to critique our communication styles, including eye contact and body language for effective communication.

Motivation techniques were also discussed. How are your members motivated? Leaders can empower team members to become

future leaders by delegating tasks. Delegation requires strategy and matching tasks with individual capabilities. Leaders should support

and guide members in tasks, provide timelines, and deadlines for touching base on a specific date to see if tasks are completed.

A group exercise on delegation required members to create a list of committee tasks, prioritization of tasks, and delegation of tasks.

Difficult conversations require leaders to show empathy with difficult people, conversations that have a goal, and engaging the problem

to show leadership. In order to deal with a difficult person, first describe the bad behavior, describe the impact of the behavior on

the group, and prescribe solutions for the problem. Questions that leaders should ask are: What do you know about the difficult person?

What are your assumptions about this person? What are the contributions to the difficult behavior? In difficult conversations,

selectively agree with something that is true – validate the person. A group exercise on dealing with a difficult committee member was

used to demonstrate how to make people feel valued, coaching of members through a difficult situation, breaking up problems into

multiple options, and to celebrating successes.

The last training topic was learning seven steps of problem solving. A key to group problem solving is to brainstorm with committee

members so that they feel empowered and part of the solution. The group exercise on problem solving required implementing all seven

steps in making decisions on a committee problem.

In the concluding exercise, participants created an action plan to incorporate the techniques learned in daily situations. The training

course was a useful resource for members and co-chairs and those interested in pursuing leadership. This course gives members

tools to lead with confidence and make committees stronger.

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JLH MENTORING PROGRAM KICKS OFF SECOND YEAR

BY JESSIE GAGNON

The painting studio at Glazed in Glastonbury was ablaze with energy on November 19 when 30 women from the Junior League of

Hartford gathered to kick-off the second year of the JLH Mentoring Program. The JLH Mentoring Program aims to increase member

retention in a way that engages new members by offering them support from seasoned members and inspires them to own the mission

of the League, becoming League ambassadors in the community.

In its second year, the Mentoring Program has doubled in size with 40 women signed up to participate, 20 as mentors and 20 as

mentees. Any member who has been in the League for at least three years is eligible to be a mentor. Everyone interested in participating

as either a mentor or a mentee completes an interest survey that the Training Committee uses to match mentees and mentors.

Some of the criteria used includes having similar interests and goals, whether it’s to find more ways to get involved in the community,

develop leadership skills and join the JLH Board one day, grow their network within the League, or balance work, family, and volunteering.

Now that the kick-off event is over, the mentors and mentees will meet on their own each month for the remainder of the League year,

and the whole group will get together again in February for a mid-year check-in and a year-end wrap-up event in May. Many thanks to

Glazed for donating their space for the event.

MEMBERS OF THE JLH MENTORING PROGRAM KICKED OFF THE 2018-2019 LEAGUE YEAR BY COMING TO-

GETHER AT GLAZED IN GLASTONBURY TO PAINT POTTERY, DISCUSS GOALS AND GET TO KNOW ONE AN-

OTHER.

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JLH MEMBER PHOTO GALLERY

FALL PROVISIONAL TEAMBUILDING ACTIVITY AT COMPLEXITY

ROOM WITH THE 2018 FALL PROVISIONAL CLASS TO GET TO

KNOW ONE ANOTHER BETTER.

LEAGUE MEMBERS ATTEND THE LION KING AT THE BUSHNELL IN

HARTFORD OVER THE SUMMER. L TO R: WHITNEY SWEENEY,

ELIZABETH FIERMAN, ALISON PERRY, KATYA ZAJAC, BRIE CAMP-

BELL.

LEAGUE MEMBERS ATTEND BRIA DAY’S GRADUATION FROM

LEADERSHIP GREATER HARTFORD’S QUEST PROGRAM. L TO R:

WHITNEY SWEENEY, BRIA DAY, KATHRYN JOERG, MAURA KEAT-

ING AND SUSAN EACCARINO.

LEAGUE MEMBER WRAP GIFTS AT BARNES & NOBLE IN WEST

HARTFORD DURING THE HOLIDAY SEASON TO SUPPORT THE

CHILDREN’S MUSEUM. THE JLH WAS ALSO THE BENEFICIARY OF

THE B&N HOLIDAY BOOK DRIVE, ALLOWING THE LEAGUE TO DO-

NATE HUNDREDS OF BOOKS TO COMMUNITY PARTNERS. CLOCK-

WISE FROM TOP RIGHT, BRIA DAY, ELIZABETH FIERMAN, CHRISTI-

NA LUMBRERAS, ALLISON HONEYMAN.

FALL PROVISIONAL CLASS APPLE PICKING IN GLASTONBURY.

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CASUAL AUGUST GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING AND GET

TOGETHER AT HOG RIVER BREWERY IN HARTFORD.

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