Each active member is assigned a committee seat that lasts a minimum of one year. The emphasis on JLE placement is on the development of the member as an individual as well as balancing her need with those of the League. Please refer to the following pages which outline the Junior League of Eugene Committees.
Board of Directors
The Board of Directors manages the activities and property affairs of the Junior League of Eugene, emphasizing strategic and proactive leadership. The Board sets and revises governing policies and ensures the alignment of the JLE mission and vision at all levels of the organization through policy administration, financial management, strategic planning, operational continuity, and public relations.
This group of women accomplish and maintain effective communications both internally and externally. They work in close collaboration with the Communications Vice President to organize and maintain a PR/ Marketing plan for promoting all projects and fundraisers. They develop effective and efficient ways to communicate information to members as well as obtain member input and feedback.
Regular activities include: preparing and sending weekly eblasts, monitoring and updating the JLE website and assisting committees when they are designing and producing materials for promotion while ensuring a consistent message to the public.
The Community Enrichment Committee works collaboratively with community partners to assess the needs within the community and the resources required to meet those needs. The community also evaluates if and how the Junior League of Eugene can assist based on the knowledge of JLE’s resources and strengths.
This group will explore opportunities for JLE to increase community awareness and advocate strengthening the systems within the community. The focus of the group is to identify, develop, and manage projects and events that allow Junior League of Eugene to support and engage the community.
The purpose of the Membership Committee is to recruit and train new members of Junior League of Eugene. They will train new members on the JLE mission, structure, governance, operations, and community outreach projects (past and present).
The Membership Committee is also charged with planning and hosting new member social events and conducting ongoing membership recruitment. Most importantly, this committee will support and encourage new members to participate in JLE activities and help them find their place as an active JLE member.
The Nominating and Placement Committee coordinates the selection of new board members, committee chairs, and new committee placements. The members of the committee locates various conference and training opportunities and determines whether JLE should participate in those opportunities.
The committee coordinates members to serve as delegates for regional and national AJLI trainings and conferences. The placement of active members is the responsibility of this committee. They interview all active members regularly and maintain all membership records, along with handling all aspects of Membership Placement.
The Training and Events Committee meets the training needs of the League within our community. They develop and coordinate JLE trainings and workshops. This committee makes arrangements for speakers and trainers at General Meetings, which this committee coordinates. They are responsible for scheduling a venue, planning and arranging food and drink, as well as ensuring the appropriate technology equipment is provided. The committee plans and assists with all of the JLE social events, including June Dinner. They also coordinate bimonthly JLE socials.
Fundraising and Event Planning (FEP) is the facilitating committee for all major fundraising events. They coordinate several fundraising initiatives throughout the year, including the annual New Years Eve event. They also manage League Cookbook sales and many other small fundraisers year-round.
2017-18 Committee Placements
Chair – Laura Brown
Members – Shanna Chess, Katelyn Yakel, Kateigh Williams
Nominating & Placement
Co-Chairs – Valerie Sharr and Heather Shoenberger
Members – Lindsay Martinez, Lindsay Johnston, Kim Arscott
Chair – Marie Kampfer
Members – Hannah Hibbard, Rachel Whipple, Kate Widmer
Training & Events
Chair Emily Secord
Members – Heidi Kendall, Lacey Hines
Co-Chairs – Rebecca Kelly and Jackie Bratland
Members – Eileen Pruitt, Samantha May, Amy Hendrix, Brittany Kaiser
Fundraising & Event Planning
Co-Chairs – Rosey Gording and Monika Henry
Members – Natalie Almon, Jen Henrikson, Kimberly Schor, Penelope Bender, Elizabeth Allen, Sam Doyle