League'ly Speaking

December 2015

League'ly Speaking is a publication of Jackson Junior Welfare League, whose mission is to improve the quality of life in the community through volunteer service and fund development. JJWL is 85 years old and still going strong!
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Executive Board

President: Chris Gorton

President Elect: Taunya Meyerhofer

Secretary: Taunya Meyerhofer

Secretary Elect: Katie Ambs

Treasurer: Rebekah Manson

Treasurer Elect: Jessica Backinger

Committee Chairpersons

Community Projects: Kelly Burr

Social and Volunteer (Done In a Day): Heather Corcoran

Membership: Alison Resor

Nominating and Placement: Josnelly Aponte

Communications: Melinda Kohn

Gala: Kelly Burr and Kelly Lammers

Warm the Children: Suzanne Jones and Anna Mulcahy

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2016 GALA

Saturday, Feb. 27th 2016 at 6pm

3225 4th Street

Jackson, MI

Save the Date for 2016 Gala at Ella Sharp Museum of Art and History
  • Midnight in Paris theme
  • Live and silent auction, food, cash bar, dancing, entertainment

Upcoming meetings

December 1st: Caffe Lilla

January 26th: Hunt Club

February 23rd: Ella Sharp Museum

March 29th: Knights Steakhouse

April 26th: The Pointe

May 31st: Member potluck (please contact doneinaday@jjwl.org if you would be interested in hosting)

Done In A Day

  • October/November: Warm the Children
  • Monthly: Interfaith Shelter dinners
  • November: Glow Run
  • December:Diaper Drive for Great Start Collaborative of Jackson County

New Member Spotlight on Danielle Dobies

  • Who recommended you to join JJWL? Why did you choose to join?

Kelly Burr introduced me to JJWL (thanks Kelly!) and I chose to join because I could tell from the very first meeting that it was a very dynamic group of women who really worked hard to make the community better. I had been searching for a group to get involved in and JJWL seemed like a perfect fit!

  • Tell us a little about yourself-work, family, etc.

I've lived in Jackson since 2013 and spent 7 years in Chicago prior to that. I’m recently married and work as a Project Manager and Training Developer for a consulting company. I have a Pug named Sir Woof and a cat named Frank!

  • What’s the best book you have read lately?

I just finished “After You” by JoJo Moyes. I’ve read all of her books, they are addicting!

I also just read “Why Motivating People Doesn’t Work, and What Does.” by Susan Fowler. It’s a great read for anyone in charge of managing other people.

  • Where’s your favorite place to go in town-whether meeting friends for dinner,

taking the family out on an outing, or spending a date night with your significant


My husband and I spend a lot of time downtown and we like hanging out at Grand River Brewery, Bella Notte or Chase. There’s great food in this city. We also just bought a house close to Cascades Park, so I spend a lot of time walking the trails in the summer.

  • What are you most looking forward to this holiday season? What kind of family traditions do you incorporate?

Since I am newly married, my husband and I are working on creating our own traditions, but we do plan to host a lot of the holiday get togethers on both sides of our family. I’m looking forward to some time off of work!

  • What are your hobbies and interests?

I love to read, cook and be active. I can usually be found at the YMCA trying a new workout class or in the kitchen inventing new ways to trick my husband into eating healthy food.

Mrs. Paula Fries, past JJWL member and President has passed away