2013 AJLI Annual Conference

The Junior League closed another successful year of “women building better communities” by hosting Junior League leaders from all over The Association in Washington, DC for its Annual Conference.

  1. The @JuniorLeague Annual Conference is this week! If you’re attending, make sure to use our official hashtag, #JLAC13, for tweets & pics.
  2. There are 293 Junior Leagues in 4 countries. New York was the first in 1901…do you know what number Hartford is? # 31 in 1921. #JLAC13
  3. We are so excited to be participating! RT @JuniorLeague Annual Conference is this week! #JLAC13 #beauty #skincare #lieracskin
  4. Wishing all the best for those headed to DC for #JLAC13 – have a great conference! @JuniorLeague catalysts for lasting community change
  5. Wishing our 2013/2014 President Selby Kostuik and Nominating Chair @SusanneLyle an inspiring and insightful time at #JLAC13. #womenwholead
  6. Looking forward to seeing our fellow JL delegates at #JLAC13! @JLNV will have our cookbooks out on display too鈥efinitely stop by and say hi
  7. Can’t wait to meet everybody at @JuniorLeague #JLAC13. Safe Travels.
  8. Our @VivaDressUp Mktg team is on their way to @JuniorLeague conf in DC. Excited to share our #fundraising ideas w/everyone. #JLAC13
  9. @travelingpumper Nope, no Hill Day hashtag. Simply use the conference hashtag, #JLAC13. Safe travels!
  10. Stuffing 800 #JLAC13 goody bags with @jlwdc members. Welcome to DC, ladies! pic.twitter.com/fk8fUIn9Ta
  11. Our delegates are getting ready to head to Washington, D.C. tomorrow. Excited to meet with @RepEsty and @SenBlumenthal offices #JLAC13
  12. Annual meeting finished, off to #JLAC13 AJLI Conference and JL Capitol Hill Day with Leanne & Maria. DC here we come! #JuniorLeague
  13. On way to #JLAC13 to represent @jlkdserves w @kceling (@ Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD) – @fly2ohare) 4sq.com/104jcOr
  14. Best wishes to #JLSyracuse 2013-2014 leaders, including President @HFordWallace & Treasurer Cathy D., who are in Washington, DC for #JLAC13!
  15. This is what @JLHonolulu president & president-elect look like after a loooong flight to DC @JuniorLeague #JLAC13 pic.twitter.com/S64oyyTxkG
  16. Welcome Junior Leagues to AJLI’s 91st Annual Conference in beautiful Washington, D.C. #JLAC13
  17. Hill Day! Junior League members (of US-based Leagues) gather to meet with their Congressional and Senate representatives.
  18. Today #JLAC13 delegates are heading to the US Capitol to meet w/ elected officials to discuss issues like human trafficking & child health.
  19. #RIF family wishes @JuniorLeague #JLAC13 delegates all the best as you visit your Congressional delegations today. @RIFweb
  20. Thrilled to be arriving in DC for #jlac13 and Hill Day – even though it involved a cross-country red eye.
  21. Supporting my friends and delegates from Arkansas Leagues. Get ready to change the world! #JLAC13
  22. Our Presidential Team is in DC this week for the #JLAC13 & JL Capitol Hill Day! @traceyleigh7
  23. on way to meet with @repbillfoster legislative assistant Amy Kelbick #jlac13
  24. Every $1 invested in high quality #ECE programs returns btwn $6-$13 #b25 bit.ly/wdxdrx #jlac13
  25. incoming @jlkd_president Kristin Celing is ready for a day of briefings on the Hill #jlac13 #ECE
  26. Arrived at Capitol Hill and looking forward to meeting with CT congressional leadership. #JLAC13 pic.twitter.com/9stj6Jd8BZ
  27. Meeting with Congressman Roskam #jlac13 (@ U.S. Capitol – House Of Representatives w/ 2 others) 4sq.com/104N5Oo
  28. Delegates @JLHonolulu @JuniorLeague #JLAC13 US Capitol meeting w/ our elected officials to discuss human trafficking pic.twitter.com/HeB5dNLQXx
  29. Investments in #ECE yield much higher returns than investments later in life #B25 #jlac13 #hillday
  30. From Kristin: Having an incredible day meeting with our representatives. We have had great reception so far! #JLAC13 #HillDay @JLKDServes
  31. Great meeting with Wintta Woldemarian for@Sherrod Brown #jlac13
  32. Ready to meet with @RepEsty to discuss the Junior League impact in Greater Hartford #JLAC13 pic.twitter.com/Jpsx2ptKtn
  33. Dining with Junior League of Spokane’s incoming president @senatecafes. Feeling very senatorial! #jlac13
  34. Fellow Junior Leaguers (Sarah & Kelly) from Ohio (Cincy & Youngstown) in DC for Hill Day w/Sen. Chabot. pic.twitter.com/UTyrGXtrNE #JLAC13
  35. Judith Matsko (Cleveland), Sarah Moore (Cincinnati, OH SPAC), and Congressman Brad Wenstrup. #AJLIHillDay. #JLAC13 pic.twitter.com/1YuCTwbC8E
  36. President Hermione Malone and JL OH State Public Affairs Cmte legislative analyst Casey Matthews at Hill Day. #JLAC13 pic.twitter.com/7pwCVm4K5F
  37. Subha Lembach of AJLI board and JL Columbus w/Hermione Malone for Hill Day visit to Sen. Portman. #JLAC13 pic.twitter.com/s4YCQEoP8J
  38. @jlatlanta Over 150 civic minded women meeting with legislators to make a difference #jlac13
  39. Signing in at Office of Senator @MazieHirono
  40. #SHAKAS from Office of Congresswoman …
  41. Meetings with @SenJeffMerkley & @repblumenauer offices! Thank you for letting me tell you how @JLPortlandOR is impacting Portland #jlac13
  42. Had a great final meeting of the day with Congressman Randy Hultgren #jlac13 #hillday pic.twitter.com/WrBIW2bzMv
  43. Awesome end of day meeting with Congresswoman Kaptur and OH SPAC members! #JLAC13. #AJLIHillDay. pic.twitter.com/f0kGv4IOqU
  44. Thanks to Eaamon from @SenBlumenthal office for meeting with our delegation and talking education, hunger, STEM, and women’s issue. #JLAC13
  45. @SenMarkPryor Thank you so much for meeting with the Junior League of Little Rock today! #AJLI #JLAC13 pic.twitter.com/NhZNKIGvbE
  46. Fun times already! #JLAC13 @TWinham @JLofNWA. Hey ladies, what do you want to know from our League sisters from around the world?
  47. Meanwhile back at the Grand Hyatt…
  48. Thanks to the @jlwdc welcome wagon greeting 800 arriving #JLAC13 delegates today! @maybooks & @GTownCupcake s 4 all! pic.twitter.com/wSQKO23Fsq
  49. Free skin consultations + mini facials at #JLAC13, Whats not to love?! Stop by the #Lieracskincare booth from 5/16-18. #skincare #beauty
  50. @JuniorLeague The Registration staff at Annual Conf are amazing!!! 馃槈 #JLAC13
  51. @JuniorLeague Shout out to the amazing Registration Staff at Annual Conf! #JLAC13
  52. Don’t forget to catch our presentation tomorrow at @JuniorLeague #JLAC13. Learn what @jitasa can do for your league.
  53. AJLI at the National Women鈥檚 Hall of Fame reception for this year鈥檚 induction of House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi & Dr. Bernice Resnick Sandler
  54. “Behind every ME there’s a WE” – U.S. Senator for Maryland, Barbara #JLAC13
  55. Remarks by Senator Barbara Mikulski,聽the longest-serving woman in the history of the U.S. Congress.
  56. Time to really get it started! Thursday, May 16: Our 1st Official Day
  57. Day one of #jlac13! So much to learn and discuss – especially after the success of yesterday’s Hill Day.
  58. Up and at ’em, ladies! @JLArlington is on the #JLAC13 PALS agenda this AM sharing our awesome Member鈥 instagram.com/p/ZXoo1wTgaI/
  59. Great updates from co-founder Mark Hopwood on all things Closerware. #JLAC13
  60. Affinity Group Meetings
  61. Excited about this morning’s POLL meeting at #jlac13 Meeting starts at 9am in the Lafayette room
  62. AJLI president Toni Freeman welcomes League leaders to PALS (Presidents and Leagues Sharing) session. #JLAC13 pic.twitter.com/nOgjjS4E3Y
  63. Packed room for PLUS Affinity Group meeting. Terrific challenge and accomplishment sharing btwn Leagues. #jlac13 pic.twitter.com/wjjDlUBv7H
  64. Members are the root of the organization — great presentation from JL of Lake Charles in today’s PALS meeting! #JLAC13
  65. Kuddos @JLArlington on ACE approach to membership engagement — we are bringing your ideas home! #JLAC13
  66. Way to go @JLArlington with your member engagement and retention! #jlac13
  67. #JLAC13 We are with great women at the AJLI Annual Conference! Wish our President Kera Thompson could be here!! Wishing you well, Kera!
  68. Time for lunch….followed by a stop at the Exhibit Area.
  69. The opening session hasn’t even started yet and what a great AJLI annual conference so far!!! #JLAC13
  70. AJLI Behind the Scenes of #JLAC13 Thomas Dilworth and Nik Parks diligently prepping power points pic.twitter.com/yXK17ldcLF
  71. Wonderful POLL meeting and Affinity group lunch @JuniorLeague #jlac13– exhilarated by the strength of these women! @JLRichmond
  72. Make sure to visit Susanna Aguirre, volunteer from the JL of Washington #JLAC13 pic.twitter.com/3XqpJCejQ5
  73. It’s here…Annual Conference Opening Session!
  74. good luck to @kristinindc who is singing all four national anthems (US, Canada, Mexico, & UK) at today’s #JLAC13 opening session!
  75. Readying for opening session at Junior League annual conference. #JLAC13 pic.twitter.com/xCYRqr4KDf
  76. Incoming President Nancy Woodward preparing for the opening ceremony of #JLAC13 with @JLEFC IP Sonal Rajan. pic.twitter.com/udvd1YmFkE
  77. Yes!!鈥淍JuniorLeagueNO: #JLNO @bbdnola is no stranger to a parade! Parade of Presidents- Opening Session of #JLAC13 pic.twitter.com/EVsWU3QIE7
  78. Incoming President Annemarie Grassi in the procession of 293 Junior Leagues. Cleveland’s is the 7th oldest. #JLAC13 pic.twitter.com/y4MJx846Ca
  79. The AJLI Board marching in #jlac13
  80. Opening session – great opening video #JLAC13
  81. “We are women empowered” -AJLI President Toni Freeman #JLAC13 pic.twitter.com/hHenCyRJSL
  82. Singing of the National Anthem by Kristin Green of JL Washington DC was amazing #JLAC13 pic.twitter.com/R7AAlt4B99
  83. Standing ovation for AJLI President Toni Freeman #JLAC13
  84. “We are Women Empowered.” – Toni L. Freeman, President of AJLI @JuniorLeague @jlatlanta #JLAC13
  85. “People will forget what you said, people will forget what you’ve done, but people will remember how you made them feel”. #JLAC13
  86. JL Washington President Wendy Cumberland reading greeting from President Obama #JLAC13 pic.twitter.com/k5XZwrHMkQ
  87. #JLAC13 proud, of our girl, Wendy!
  88. Welcome and Introduction of the Junior League of Washington by Wendy Cumberland and Frazier Schulman @JLWDC #JLAC13 pic.twitter.com/EIMMBCWwI0
  89. The Junior League of Washington has given over 5 million hours of direct service and 5.4 million dollars to the community. #JLAC13
  90. A quick break before we get back to learning.
  91. My new JL t-shirt! Heck yeah, Women Rock! #JLAC13
  92. “On Capitol Hill: Junior League Insiders鈥 Guide to Using Political Power”
  93. “We need to do a better job supporting women financially when running for elected office.” @SusanWBrooks #JLAC13 @JuniorLeague
  94. US Rep @SusanWBrooks highlights again becoming an expert on an issue. She is an expert on Crime. @JuniorLeague #JLAC13
  95. Inspiring stories from Rep. Susan Brooks & Rep. Carolyn Maloney about how they leveraged their JL experience to advance in politics #JLAC13
  96. “Become an Expert in something. You become Powerful.” US Rep @CarolynBMaloney at #JLAC13 @JuniorLeague
  97. “Prepare for a Tomorrow that Doesn鈥檛 Look Like Today”
  98. Think about potential public policy solutions to challenges like food deserts – it鈥檚 been done, per @policylink #jlac13
  99. Every community has to be a community of opportunity, per @policylink Angela Glover Blackwell #jlac13
  100. We need to become a nation where every community is a community of opportunity – @policylink Angela Glover Blackwell #JLAC13
  101. Where you live is a proxy for your opportunity, health, life expectancy in US per @policylink #jlac13
  102. 鈥淣obody should go to work every day and still be poor. That鈥檚 just an outrage.鈥 per @policylink Angela Glover Blackwell #jlac13
  103. “Every child should begin school ready to learn” – Angela Glover Blackwell #JLAC13
  104. Your zip code is a indicator of your life expectancy – @policylink Angela Glover Blackwell #JLAC13
  105. Angela Glover Blackwell @policylink founder/CEO: “Every child should start school ready to learn.” #JLAC13 @JLArlington
  106. 鈥淭he work of equity is to create conditions that allow all to grow and prosper,鈥 per @policylink Angela Glover Blackwell #jlac13
  107. “Equity creates path from hope to change” – Angela Glover Blackwell, PolicyLink #JLAC13
  108. Angela Blackwell @policylink founder/CEO: “The new US growth model must embrace the nation’s changing demographics” #JLAC13 @JLArlington
  109. Considering the tsunami of shifting demographics, how can we make investments in the people who will be our futures? #JLAC13
  110. 92% of the growth in the U.S. population between 2000 and 2010 was in communities of color. #JLAC13
  111. Latinos, Asians, & African-Americans start businesses at 3 times the rate of whites. But often, they aren’t business of the future. #JLAC13
  112. We have to create communities of opportunity. How do we want our organization to be viewed in terms of building the future? #JLAC13
  113. The only way to scale things to the level of transformative is through policy. The policy creates the platform. #JLAC13
  114. We need to erase barriers and expand opportunities – Angela Glover Blackwell #JLAC13
  115. Economists now believe that reducing inequality encourages growth, per @policylink #jlac13
  116. Whenever we have seen tremendous social change, there was a tremendous ground swell of public support– it is a grassroots effort. #JLAC13
  117. Wow. 45% of black children born into middle class will end up in poverty, per @policylink #jlac13
  118. Critical to protect US middle class to protect economic vitality of nation, per @policylink #jlac13
  119. Poor countries aren鈥檛 poor due to lack of rich people, but due to lack of middle class, per @policylink #jlac13
  120. Diversity in US connects us to the globe — great benefit for us. per @policylink #JLAC13
  121. Median age US white population=42. Median age US Hispanic population=27. Great demographic boost for the country. per @policylink #jlac13
  122. Angela Glover Blackwell @policylink speaking movingly about growing up in segregated St. Louis, the strength of the black community #JLAC13
  123. “Powerhouse Collaborations for Community Impact”
  124. “Collaboration is where doing good is better than the brand” #JLAC13
  125. Just heard Stacey D Stewart (US President, United Way @SDSLivesUnited at AJLI’s annual conference #JLAC13 thanks for the inspiration.
  126. Great session on Community Powerhouses Collaborating with @JuniorLeague @UnitedWay @RedCross. #JLAC13 I loved hearing you, @sdslivesunited!
  127. As nonprofits, we need to pull everything we do together and collaborate! #JLAC13
  128. Quick Break before Service Dialogue
  129. I’m so celeb-excited-I got to chat with @JLNV‘s very own Deborah Brittain! #JLAC13 Can’t wait to hear more about Vision 2020.
  130. Having an amazing time so far at #jlac13 ! Another amazing conference from @JuniorLeague ! So proud to represent @JrLeagueAVL !
  131. Service Dialogue
  132. Anne Dalton, Chief Officer for Strategic Initiatives talks about Action Learning Teams #JLAC13 pic.twitter.com/tWmswSQEQU
  133. Junior League leaders sharing their advocacy work at #JLAC13 #HillDay during service dialogue
  134. It鈥檚 our responsibility, as well as [our representatives], to keep informed of issues that are important to us @JLCharlotte #JLAC13 #hillday
  135. 18 deserving Leagues will be awarded a combined $50,000 #JLAC13 to fight childhood obesity and the real food deficit #Kashi @Kelloggs_US
  136. Shout out to ALT during #JLAC13. said last ALT mtg was 2 day powerhouse think tank. TY @notirish2 for rep JLKD pic.twitter.com/sn8LhXfRt2
  137. Annual Conference Opening Reception – National Museum of Women in the Arts

  138. Fab music at the opening reception for #jlac13
  139. Annual Conference Opening Reception at the National Women’s of the Arts #jlac13
  140. Sweet Caroline, #jlac13 national women’s museum of art
  141. It’s not a party until the life-size presidential bobble heads show up! #JLAC13 pic.twitter.com/xx6JTLDsPf
  142. #JLNO Delegates at Opening reception at National Museum of Women in the Arts #JLAC13 pic.twitter.com/gXyacOHpUq
  143. Join us in wishing HAPPY BIRTHDAY to our amazing President Elect Deborah Zysman, who is representing @JLHonolulu in Washington DC #JLAC13
  144. Thank you @JLWDC for a lovely opening reception as we appreciate your hard work on the Women’s Museum of Art project. #JLAC13
  145. Friday, May 17, 2013: Day 2

  146. #FF @JuniorLeague because they are on the forefront of civic leadership for women and #jlac13 is where it’s at!
  147. Special program breakfasts with Colgate-Palmolive Bright Smiles, Bright Futures, Evite, Foundation Center, Patch, and PurchasingPoint
  148. Great session from Kim Patton @fdncenter on Foundation Directory online. FREE benefit to Junior League members! #JLAC13
  149. The Junior Leagues kept Patch busy with good questions about how to engage constituents thru journalism #jlac13 pic.twitter.com/ERMjWuN4Fg
  150. Governance Dialogue
  151. From KC: Great discussion during our Association dialogue.Thank you @JuniorLeague for giving us time to talk with our sister leagues #JLAC13
  152. Junior Leagues discussing issue based community impact at governance dialogue #jlac13 pic.twitter.com/N9OaDo53lu
  153. Junior League Annual conference continues today in DC. Morning sessions include governance, community impact, transitions, etc. #jlac13
  154. “Issue-Based Community Impact: Early Innovations from the Action Learning Teams”
  155. 3 types of leaders- known, by circumstance & unsung- @jlatlanta volunteers are all transformative leaders. #JLAC13 session on womens history
  156. “A New League Governance Paradigm”
  157. When many women went to work and we became org of part-timers, our entwined govt/mgmt system ceased to be effective per Anne Dalton #jlac13
  158. Finance, web/IT, donor management all benefit from staffing – to improve sustainability of org – per Anne Dalton #jlac13
  159. We figure out what鈥檚 going on by asking people what they do. Inefficient – you get activity reports, not results. per Anne Dalton #jlac13
  160. What if board said, we want to see variances of 15% in expenses and income, instead of nitpicking details? per Anne Dalton #jlac13
  161. The product of Junior Leagues is trained civic leaders. The evidence is how the women have developed – enhanced leadership skills. #jlac13
  162. Junior Leagues are operating at about 125-135% capacity. Should operate at 85% capacity so we have flexibility. per Anne Dalton #jlac13
  163. Instead, we need reporting — people synthesizing, sharing their results. Per Anne Dalton #jlac13
  164. Annual plans shouldn鈥檛 track activity, but rather list what should be accomplished. Outcomes. per Anne Dalton #jlac13
  165. Annual plan is board鈥檚 1-yr interpretation of the strategic plan that the board delegates to management per Anne Dalton #jlac13
  166. 鈥淎ccountability鈥 shouldn鈥檛 be a new word for 鈥渂lame.鈥 Mgmt is accountable but it鈥檚 not a tool to beat each other up per Anne Dalton #jlac13
  167. “Creating Win-Win Partnerships with Corporate Sponsors”
  168. “You want money, ask for advice. You want advice, ask for money.” – corporate sponsor talk with Carol Scott #JLAC13 #JLNO
  169. if you want $, ask for advice – carol Scott, creating win-win corporate sponsorships #jlac13 pic.twitter.com/S5sz0RXpny
  170. There is more money coming in corporate sponsorships, but less money coming into the local nonprofits. -Carol Scott #JLAC13
  171. IEG estimates that corporate sponsorships will total over $20 Billion this year -Carol Scott #JLAC13
  172. In corporate sponsorship, you cannot give away more than 2% of what your donor gave you with the new 990. -Carol Scott #JLAC13
  173. “Shifting the Power: Nonprofit Advocacy and Lobbying”

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