OLYMPIA – (Feb. 1, 2017) Managing stress at home, fatherhood and transitioning into the teen years are on the top of your mind and are at the top of the agenda at Community Summit 2017.
The Junior League of Olympia is hosting its fifth annual Community Summit, a day of free parenting education from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. on Feb. 25 at South Puget Sound Community College’s Lacey Campus.
Lunch and childcare are included with pre-registration.
Each year, the event is building resilient children and resilient communities.
The league seeks to make resiliency a reality through building a community and facilitating discussions with Thurston County parents, educators and our neighbors, said Jessi Doerpinghaus, Community Summit chairwoman.
With something for every learning style, the event includes a keynote session, breakout workshops and a community conversation facilitated by Thurston Thrives.
“Community Summit will give you the tools for parenting in today’s modern world,” Doerpinghaus said.
The keynote speaker will be Emily McMason, parenting coach and mommy blogger at Evolving Parents.
A resource fair with several local organizations will provide opportunities and resources for all Thurston County children and families.
The Junior League of Olympia is a group of about 200 women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women, and improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its focus area is the prevention of child abuse and neglect.
“Community Summit opens the door for conversations and brainstorming with one another about how to make our communities better for our children to grow and thrive,” said Connie Guthrie, VP of Community for the league. “Participating in the event is a fun investment in their futures that will reap significant rewards for generations to come.”
Learn more and register for free at www.jlolympia.com.
The Junior League of Olympia wants to EMPOWER U to live your best day ever.
For the first time, the local service league is hosting a day of personal and leadership development for the modern, goal-oriented woman.
The workshop is from 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. on Jan. 28 at the Washington PUD Office, 212 Union Ave. SE, Suite 201 in Olympia.
“Overwhelmed, overbooked and on the edge of burn out – do any of these words describe you?” asked Stacy C. Johnson, the league’s VP of Training. “This inaugural EMPOWER U will fill your personal leadership tool box and get you inspired to start out 2017 on the right foot.”
Attendees will learn how to power their days as their authentic selves through yoga, leadership and personal branding training, a jumpstart crash course on what’s new in nutrition and inspired networking.
The league sought the most talented speakers and trainers, and the community answered with eager leaders who believe in the mission of the organization.
"Mastering and empowering self is the foundation of great leadership,” said one of the workshop leaders Dariush Khaleghi.
League members have opened this opportunity to all local women who would like to learn and EMPOWER U is open to the public. The cost to attend is $25 and includes a healthy lunch and all programming.
The organizers are piloting a small-scale scholarship opportunity program to allow young women leaders from local colleges and high schools attend.
"The organization has renewed its focus on the mission to develop the potential of women and this special event is a product of that goal," said Johnson. “We opened the event to the public to invest in all women in our community.”
The league focuses on preventing child abuse and neglect in Thurston County and trains women to serve in leadership roles in other community groups and nonprofits.
Learn more about the league at and register for the event at www.jlolympia.com.
The Junior League of Olympia is hosting its annual Open House at 6:30 p.m., Sept. 14 at the State Capital Museum’s Coach House to meet women who are interested in becoming new members in the 2016-17 year.
The Fall Open House is free to attend. Refreshments will be provided. The State Capital Museum is located at 211 21st Ave. SW in Olympia.
The league is a group of approximately 200 dedicated volunteers in the Olympia area who are united by a common desire to serve the community and learn effective ways to make a difference, all while making friends and networking.
The Olympia group began as a Junior Service League in 1987 and became a full-fledged Junior League in April 1993.
Its primary focus is the prevention of child abuse and neglect in Thurston County, and it is looking for new members ages 21 and older to join in the cause. Throughout the year, this group of volunteers raises money and donates time volunteering in the community in ways that support this focus.
This isn’t the league for white gloves, pearls and tea parties.
The Junior League of Olympia is a diverse group comprised of farmers, lawyers, stay-at-home mothers, doctors and executive directors who come from all walks of life. They are passionate about creating better lives for families in Thurston County and this ties them together, often into lifelong friendships.
The league also trains women to serve in leadership roles in other community groups and nonprofits.
The Junior League of Olympia announces its new board of directors for the 2016-17 year:
President Amy Jackson
President-Elect Marianne McIntosh
Past-President Hannah McDonald
Community VP Connie Guthrie
Training VP Stacy C. Johnson
Operations VP Lisa Bishop
Membership VP Ashley McBride
Funding VP Erin Aquino
Co-Sustainer VP Kim Schmanke
Co-Sustainer VP Susy Rohrbach
Guests can learn more about the league at www.jlolympia.org.
Junior league of olympia
The Junior League of Olympia is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women and improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable.
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