by Summer Brill, Social Media Assistant Chair 2010-11
My favorite meeting of the year is always the Annual Membership Meeting in May. That's when we announce our annual grant recipients, welcome our incoming President, honor our Community Projects and celebrate our outstanding members.
The Junior League of Palo Alto-Mid Peninsula distributed a total of $34,000 in grants to Bay Area non-profits including: East Palo Alto Kids Program, Wings Learning Center, Environmental Volunteers, Blossom Birth, Foundation for a College Education, Hope House – Service League of San Mateo, Resource Area for Teachers, RAFT, Youth Community Services, InnVision
Saying good-bye to First Teachers as we launch it back into the community, League members took part in a popular First Teachers exercise illustrating how reading to our children and doing activities with them daily connects the synapses in their growing brains.
We are saying good-bye to our First Teachers community project and welcoming our new community project, Project READ. Stay tuned to future posts with more information on our exciting new project to promote literacy in school-age children.
Celebrating Lisa Malloy (2010-11 Website Chair) for going "Above and Beyond" this year for all her hard work keeping our website fresh, improving website navigation and implementing our new website design. Pictured with fellow Communications members Michelle Hostrup, Kristin Fabos-Livingston (Communications VP 2010-11) and Summer Brill (Social Media Assistant Chair 2010-11).
Congratulations to our 2010-11 President's Cup winner, Eugenie Atherton! (pictured with her family) Eugenie has served our League and led by example for over a decade. She has been an inspiration to each of us, thank you Eugenie! Your impact on our League has been tremendous!
Our outgoing President, Stefanie Bruggeman, incoming President for 2011-12, Meaux Costello and President Elect 2011-12 Rahela Abbas.