League'ly Speaking

October 2015

Letters of Intent

The 2015-2016 met on August 11th at Jessica Backinger's home to review the seven organizations who submitted letters of intent. The three organizations selected to present at the August 25th first general meeting were: 1. Fitness Council of Jackson 2. Sitting Tall Cracker Jack and 3. Highfields, LLC

2016 Gala

Saturday, February 27th at 6:00 pm, please save the date for our biggest fundraiser of the year. Gala will be held in the Ella Sharp Community Room. Theme: Midnight in Paris. Gala Co-Chairs are Kelly Burr and Kelly Lammers. This year's Gala beneficiary: Fitness Council of Jackson.

Your 2015-2016 Board of Directors

President: Chris Gorton

President-Elect: Taunya Meyerhofer

Secretary: Taunya Meyerhofer

Secretary-Elect: Katie Ambs

Treasurer: Rebekah Manson

Treasurer-Elect: Jessica Backinger


Membership & Sustainer: Alison Resor

Nominating & PLacement: Josnelly Aponte

JJWL Social & Volunteer (Done In A Day): Heather Corcoran

Communications: Melinda Kohn

Warm the Children (Special): Suzanne Jones & Anna Mulcahy

Community Project: Kelly Burr

Gala: Kelly Burr & Kelly Lammers

Upcoming Meetings

First General Meeting: August 25th

Kelly Burr

September 29th New Member Social:

Grand River Marketplace

October 27th

Pleasant Lake Pub

December 1st

Cafe Lilla

January 26th

Knights Steakhouse

February 23rd


March 29th

Hunt Club

April 26th

The Pointe

May 31st

Potluck at member's house TBD


Sunday, Oct. 11th, 10am-4pm

200 West Ganson Street

Jackson, MI

A juried arts and crafts show held annually to benefit the Friends of the Animals local non-profit. Volunteers are needed to assist with set-up on Saturday, October 10th at 2:00pm, as well as various duties the day of the event, starting at 9:00 am. This is our chance to learn how this event is run; JJWL will take over this event for subsequent years.

New Members!!!

*** We are so excited for the new members who attended our New Member Social at the Grand River Brewery on September 27th. Please welcome this dynamic group of women to our great organization!

  1. Stacy Bell
  2. Mary Berlin
  3. KC Brietzke
  4. Lara Conley
  5. Rosa Creech
  6. Danielle Dobies
  7. Chelsea Eisele
  8. Kate Freedberg
  9. Sarah Halsey
  10. Amber Keathley
  11. Jody Lanphear
  12. Lindsay Marshall
  13. Niki Martin
  14. Elizabeth McClain
  15. Lacy Myers
  16. Cathy Palte
  17. Michelle Richards
  18. Emily Schultz
  19. Bethany Weems
  20. Melissa Owings Wilcox

Done In A Day

August 2015 DIAD:

Interfaith Shelter Drive (bus tix and laundry detergent)

September 2015 DIAD:

Jackson Community Food Pantry Drive (canned goods)

October 2015 DIAD:


Upcoming DIAD:

1st Wednesday of each month:

serving dinner at the Interfaith Shelter