I'm Back & Better Than Ever — Adult Prom on Feb. 10
It's time to bring out your best cheesy poses and pin on a corsage — all for a good cause. Dress the decade (you can dust off some of those old prom dresses!) or formal attire at the Junior League of Sioux Falls "I'm Back & Better Than Ever" adult prom on Friday, Feb. 10, from 7-11 p.m. at the Minnehaha Country Club, 3101 W. 22nd St.
Request your favorite song from the DJ, enjoy mouthwatering appetizers and a cash bar. Grab your favorite date or a group of friends, dress the attire of your favorite decade and get ready to dance the night away! Best part of the adult prom? No curfew!
Tickets are available at eventbrite.com until 3 p.m. and, after that, come to the Junior League table at the Minnehaha Country Club! They are $40 each or $75 for two. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the JLSF Human Trafficking awareness efforts. RSVP on Facebook.
Many thanks to our sponsors in the below image.
Celebrate the Holidays with Junior League Dec. 15
Join your fellow Junior League of Sioux Falls members at the annual Holiday Party at the General Membership Meeting on Thursday, Dec. 15. Light appetizers and a cash bar will be available starting at 6:30 p.m. in the lower level of Cherry Creek Grill (3104 E. 26th Street). There is a private entrance from the rear — or the main front entrance works, also.
Members are encouraged to bring a donation for Marissa's Project, a transitional housing program offering services to victims of sex trafficking. Necessities are new or used books, board games and adult coloring books. Members can also support the Wall of Wine fundraiser by donating a bottle of wine; a suggestion list is available at JJ's Wine and Spirits (4810 S. Western Ave.).
Attend the Nov. 17 GMM to hear from local elected official Christine Erickson
The Junior League of Sioux Falls promotes women making a positive impact in their communities. We're excited to host Sioux Falls City Council Member and former South Dakota Legislator Christine Erickson as the speaker at the November General Membership Meeting (GMM) at 7 p.m. (social begins at 6:30 p.m.) on Thursday, Nov. 17, at Hegg Realty office at 1000 E 41st St.
Please join us as we hear from Christine about what it's like working as a public servant. Christine ran for an open seat in the District 11 House of Representatives because she felt like the state legislature was under-reprsented by women, specifically young moms, and that she could provide a voice for other young families, she told the Argus Leader in 2015. Christine served one term in the State House and resigned after she won an At-Large City Council seat in April 2014. She currently serves on the Fiscal Committee and chairs the Public Services Committee.
Join Us for the October General Membership Meeting: ROAD RALLY
This meeting is called a Road Rally because it is an opportunity to go on the road, so to speak, to see first-hand the difference being made by organizations or projects that JLSF has had a part in creating and growing.
This meeting starts at 6:30 p.m. Attendees will meet at the Sanford Health Ronald McDonald House (825 S. Lake Ave.). We will split into groups to tour the house as well as Child's Voice. The rest of the GMM will be held at the Sanford Health House. Attendees are also encouraged to wear pink to the GMM as October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Feel free to RSVP on Facebook.
Join us Sept. 8 to learn more about JLSF
Learn how women make a difference in our community at Junior League of Sioux Falls' information session for prospective new members at 5:45 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 8, in the lower level of Minerva's in downtown Sioux Falls (301 S. Phillips Ave.).
League members will be on hand to provide information and answer your questions. Bring your friends, colleagues, relatives ... any woman you think would be interested in joining us in our Mission to help women and children in the greater Sioux Falls community.
Anyone wishing to join JLSF is invited to complete the form at www.jlsiouxfalls.org/join — if you have any questions, please call us at 605.336.9469.
Come and enjoy hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar in the lower level of Minerva’s in downtown Sioux Falls. The social begins at 5:45 p.m. and runs until 7:45 p.m. — stop by when you can!
Free Trial to Gwynnie Bee Can Yield JLSF Donation
At the 94th Annual Conference of The Association of Junior Leagues International, Inc. in Atlanta, GA, it was announced that Gwynnie Bee, a subscription service that provides fashion trends for women sizes 10-32, has extended a great opportunity to Junior Leagues. Any League that refers 30 new members by June 30 will receive a $2000 donation. http://startgb.com/JLSiouxFalls
What is Gwynnie Bee? Gwynnie Bee is an opportunity to have a personal shopping experience in the privacy of your own home. With over 100 designer brands, unlimited exchanges, free shipping and returns and the option to purchase if you love any item there are many ways members can test to see if this style of shopping will work for them.
What must I do? In order for the Junior League of Sioux Falls to receive credit for any referrals, one must use our League’s personalized link: http://startgb.com/JLSiouxFalls.
Is this a Junior League Member exclusive offer? No, you do not have to be a Junior League of Sioux Falls member in order to sign up for this free trial. Please share our link with your friends and family that would be interested in exploring this opportunity.
Please note the free 30-day trial is only attached to plans up to 3 items a month. The average 3-plan member will receive 9-12 pieces of clothing in her first month. Thank you for your consideration and we hope that you'll share the opportunity, whether you participate or not.
Enabling Funds Awarded to Sioux Falls Organizations
At the April general membership meeting (GMM), four community organizations were presented with a check from the Junior League of Sioux Falls' Community Enabling Funds. Each group was represented at the GMM and shared a little about their organization and what the funds would be used for.
- The New Colossus received $750 to support their campaign geared towards educating students and school personnel about sex trafficking. Specifically, these funds will be utilized to prepare, test, print, and distribute their mobilization package geared toward the prevention of sex trafficking; providing educators with downloadable lessons to use in their classrooms.
- Mita Maska Tiki (My Sister Friend's House) is a shelter that provides safety, services, and advocacy to women and their children victimized by domestic violence. They received $750 to help furnish four independent unit apartments in their shelter facility.
- The Family Visitation Center received $750 to help purchase books (Nancy Tillman’s Wherever You Are: My Love Will Find You) that parents can give to their children during termination visits, after the decision has been made that the child’s biological family is not going to be his or her “forever” family.
- Philip's Home is a safe haven, serving women who are victims of sexual exploitation and trafficking until they are ready to live independently. They received $500 to help residents pay for medications, as very few of the women served by Philip's Home have health insurance.
Learn more about these one-time grants that are awarded annually in the spring.
Smith Awarded 2016 JLSF Memorial and Tribute Scholarship
In collaboration with the Sioux Falls Area Community Foundation, Hannah Smith was awarded the 2016 Junior League of Sioux Falls Memorial and Tribute Scholarship in the amount of $500. Hannah and her mother attended the April general membership meeting, where Hannah accepted the scholarship, expressed her deep thanks to JLSF, and shared her plans for the future. She currently attends Washington High School and will be attending South Dakota State University in the fall.
- Learn more about this scholarship.
- Complete a Memorial and Tribute Scholarship application. Due April 1.