Carpe Diem, Junior Leaguers!

Let's celebrate the here and now.

We kicked off the Piper year with a look at our 50-year history, and now it's time to focus on the present moment—something most of us probably don't do often enough. This Winter issue is all about "Where We Are Today" as a League, and it's safe to say we're giving new meaning to the term "multi-tasking"! Inside this issue, you'll find:

  • The fascinating results of the Communications Council's member survey, which sheds light on who our members are and what makes them tick (with clever illustrations by the endlessly talented Kris Spencer-Jones)
  • A look at the process that led to our new community focus area: Getting and Keeping Girls in Technology
  • Inspiring updates from our two current community projects, MPower and Project READ
  • The scoop on our updated approach to attracting new members, from Membership Development VP Nacole Barth-Ellis
And as always, we've got tons of photos and recaps from recent events, including the Sustainer Fall Luncheon, the Pancake Breakfast and the SPAC Fall Conference--hosted by the JLPA•MP!

Check it all out HERE

Our final Piper of the 2014-2015 year—"Where We're Going"—is already in the works, so be sure to submit story ideas, photos and other content by April 20.

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Upcoming Events

  • Apr
    21

    Sip & Sew: DIAD for My New Red Shoes

    TUESDAY, APRIL 21, 7 TO 9 PM

    Join us for a social evening of sewing, cutting and ironing. You’ll spend the evening cutting fabric, sewing straight lines (or somewhat straight) and ironing tags onto the bags–all while sipping wine and enjoying the company of fellow League members. My New Red Shoes will then put new school shoes into these bags and give them to homeless and low-income children so they can start the school year proud and ready to learn. If you are able to bring a sewing machine, wine or baked goods to share, please do so and note when registering what you'll bring. Non-sewers are welcome! Sign-up here.

  • Apr
    22

    Mindfulness & Stress Reduction Training

    WEDNESDAY, APRIL 22, 7:30 TO 8:30 PM, MITCHELL PARK COMMUNITY CENTER 

    De-stress and clear your mind with Lotus Seeds Therapy owner Aska Yoshizu. You will learn yoga and meditation techniques to reconnect and relax. To attend this event, you should be comfortable with light physical activity. Please bring a yoga mat, yoga block, and/or yoga blanket. If you do not have a yoga block or blanket, please bring one or two cotton blanket(s) or one or two large bath towel(s) and a pillow/cushion to sit on. No equipment will be available onsite. Please wear comfortable workout clothes with bare feet or grip socks. To find out more about Lotus Seeds Therapy check out Aska's website at www.LotusSeedsTherapy.com. We hope you will join us for a relaxing night! Sign up here.

  • Apr
    23

    Vince Event

    THURSDAY, APRIL 23, 5-8 PM, VINCE, STANFORD SHOPPING CENTER

    View the Spring/Summer 2015 Collection and support the League. 20% of proceeds from the evening will benefit the JLPA•MP. RSVP here.

  • Apr
    25

    Tech Challenge Tour for Members

    SATURDAY, APRIL 25, 11 AM TO 12 PM, THE TECH MUSEUM OF INNOVATION 

    Learn more about our project partner at a guided museum tour from 11 AM to Noon. Then explore the museum, get lunch and prepare to be inspired by watching the Tech Challenge awards ceremony. Admission is free. Click here to sign up.