League'ly Speaking

November 2016

JJWL * Founded 1930*

League'ly Speaking is a publication of the Jackson Junior Welfare League, whose mission is to improve the quality of life in the community through volunteer service and fund development.

299 Mini Grant

Each month, the members of the board vote on a $299 mini-grant to a local volunteer or non-profit. The application process is simple...just email details of the proposal to communityprojects@jjwl.org.


The mini-grant for November was given to Girl Scouts (Heart of Michigan). The money will be used to cover the cost of participation for girls in Jackson County.

October 299

The mini-grant for October was given to the Parkside Community Closet. The funds will be used to purchase clothing, toiletries, food, etc. for students in need at Parkside.

Welcome New Members

We are so pleased to welcome the following ladies to the League:

  • Jennifer Rudolph
  • Stephanie Wright
  • Stephanie Belcher
  • Taylor Wilson
  • Jamie Phelps
  • Heather Roberts
  • Heather Reardon
  • Johanna Curson
  • Elaine Lok

Call for submissions

If you have an item you'd like included in the newsletter, please email communications@jjwl.org by the 15th of the month. Thank you!

December Meeting

Tuesday, Dec. 6th, 7pm

1361 Old McDevitt Avenue

Jackson, MI

Please join us for the final meeting of 2016...please note that we do not meet the last week of November or the last week of December; enjoy your holidays!

*For Done In A Day, there are two options: diapers for the Great Start Collaboration Diaper Drive and/or gently used (or new) toys for the Priceless Toy Gift Store.

*The board meets at 6:00...all are welcome. General membership is at 7:00. See you all there!

New Member Spotlight:Stephanie Belcher

Stephanie was recommended to join the Junior League by Danielle Dobies. She chose to join to get more involved in the community and to meet more talented ladies!

Stephanie works as an analyst for Henry Ford Allegiance Health, and enjoys playing with data and figuring out what numbers mean. Stephanie is married to a wonderful man, Del, and enjoys walking, playing board games, and drinking wine. A news addict, Stephanie reads The Free Press, Mlive, The Washington Post, and the New York Times. Stephanie's favorite place to go in town is Sandhill Crane, with its beautiful scenery, perfect for an afternoon of drinking wine on the patio.

Stephanie enjoys working out and spending time with friends, especially playing board games and having drinks. This holiday season, Stephanie is looking forward to decorating her house with the ornaments and wreaths gifted from her grandmother.

The Jackson Junior Welfare League welcomes Stephanie Belcher!

2017 GALA!!!

Saturday, March 4th 2017 at 6pm

Art 634 Jackson, MI