Junior League of Pasadena

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& make new friends?
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Join us at our final new member event - 9/9
🏡 Open House at our Headquarters
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Happy National Senior Citizen Day!

Did you know?
The Pasadena Senior Center @pasadenaseniorcenter opened in 1960. It was the first independent senior center in Southern California and one of the first independent senior centers in the nation. 
It was also the first senior center in California to receive national accreditation from the National Council on Aging.

During the planning stages for the Pasadena Senior Center in the late 1950s, the Junior League of Pasadena provided the necessary funding to hire an executive director who would work with a board of directors to achieve a long-held goal of providing recreational and social services to senior citizens.
The Pasadena Senior Center opened in May 1960 and was the ​fir​st​ ​independent, nonprofit senior center in Southern California and one of the ​first in the nation. Junior League of Pasadena members contributed thousands of hours to staff the new facility during its ​first ​10 years of operation. ​In 1998, the Pasadena Senior Center opened its doors after it underwent a transformational renovation that tripled its size.
As a result, the Pasadena Senior Center continues to provide a broad range of life-enriching programs and services that are important to the senior population ages 50 and older. “The Junior League of Pasadena’s incredible legacy of leadership is something we honor every day at the Pasadena Senior Center." -​ Executive Director​,​ Akila Gibbs​ (2015)

We're proud of the legacy of our league and the amazing relationships that have been forged through volunteering and helping to support identified needs in the community. 
#Pasadena #PasadenaCommunity #Volunteers #Volunteering #PasadenaLove #PasadenaSeniorCitizens​
That's right! On Monday, August 28, 2017, the Junior League of Pasadena Chamber of Commerce Ribbon Cutting will be taking place!  We are excited!  For more information visit our Facebook page to see the event or visit @pasadena_chamberofcommerce  website and look up our date on their calendar for more info! #pasadena 🌹
Meet our 2017-18 Junior League of Pasadena Fundraising Assistant Chair, Lacey Maurer @laceylife
We asked her a few mini-getting to know you questions for our JLP leadership summer spotlights!  Learn a little more about Lacey: -What city do you live in? Sierra Madre
-Where is your hometown? Los Angeles
-If you could go anywhere in the world on vacation where would you go? Paris is always a good idea.
-Where did you go to college? Degree(s)? UC Davis, BA in History and French
-Where/what do you do for work? Advancement Services at The Huntington Library
-What is your favorite place to eat in Pasadena? Lupita's
-Why did you join the Junior League of Pasadena? Meet new people and get more involved in my community.
-Favorite inspirational quote? "Far and away the best prize that life offers is the chance to work hard at work worth doing."-Theodore Roosevelt
-This year's JLP theme is "we are on a mission!" what helps motivate you in your work, personal or volunteer life? Learning new things and digging into the data to help behind the scenes to make it happen!
Did you know, Julia Child was a member of the Junior League of Pasadena?
Before authoring Mastering the Art of French Cooking, Julia Child was a member of The Junior League of Pasadena, where she contributed to the League’s magazine. After joining the League in 1935, Julia Child would go on to become a member of the Office of Strategic Service, author numerous cookbooks and star in various television series.
This amazing legend of a woman would have been 105 today!
#JuliaChild had so many amazing noteable quotes over the years, here's one of our league's favorites: "The measure of achievement is not winning awards. It’s doing something that you appreciate, something you believe is worthwhile."
If you would like to learn more about the Junior League of Pasadena, our mission, or to join our New Member class. Tap the link in our bio for more info! #juniorleague #jlpasadena #pasadena #pasadenahistory
Have you cast your vote yet? Visit www.pasadenaweekly.com and vote for your favorite local nonprofit!  #jlpasadena
Meet our 2017-18 Junior League of Pasadena Operations Director, Sara Hatch @rocket_sj.
We asked her a few mini-getting to know you questions for our JLP leadership summer spotlights!  Learn a little more about Sara: -What city do you live in? La Crescenta
-Where is your hometown? Anchorage, AK and Kent, WA
-If you could go anywhere in the world on vacation where would you go? Europe
-Where did you go to college? Degree(s)? BS in Aerospace Engineering from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and MS in Aeronautics & Astronautics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology
-Where do you work? JPL - I fly spacecraft
-What is your favorite place to eat in Pasadena? Yahaira's Cafe on Colorado
-Why did you join the Junior League of Pasadena? I wanted to learn more about the community I live in and meet some new friends.
-Best piece of advice a mentor/parent has given you? Just say thank you. It's easy to take for granted the things people do for you on a regular basis; most the time they propbably don't mind doing it, but it's nice to acknowledge it every once and a while. -This year's JLP theme is "we are on a mission!" what helps motivate you in your work, personal or volunteer life? Solving problems, learning new things, and digging into the data to help behind the scenes to make it happen!
Thank you to everyone for joining us tonight @derwolfskopf for our New Member Mixer!  We are here until 8pm out on the patio! #cheers to summer mixers!!!
That's right! It's not too late to meet us tonight in Old Town @derwolfskopf for our New Member Mixer!!! Come meet current active JLP members in a casual setting (beer garden patio!) and learn more about joining! 🌹For more info tap the link ☝️in our bio! If you're not sure where to go when you arrive ask for Kaleigh @kfarm326 #pasadena #pasadenacharm #pasadenaeats #pasadenawomen #pasadenalocal #onlyinoldpas
Meet our 2017-18 Junior League of Pasadena SPAC Senior Delegate, Kim Ferreira @kimferreira
We asked her a few mini-getting to know you questions for our JLP leadership summer spotlights!  Learn a little more about Kim: -What city do you live in? Pasadena
-Where is your hometown? Roseville, CA
-If you could go anywhere in the world on vacation where would you go? Cinque Terre, Italy
-Where did you go to college? University of the Pacific, International Relations and the Politics of the European Union
-Where/what do you do for work? Owner of Jack Logan Creative, I am a Creative Consultant (focusing on event planning, graphic design, and marketing) @jlcreativeco -What is your favorite place to eat in Pasadena? Pokenoya
-Why did you join the Junior League of Pasadena? As a business owner who worked out of my house, I wanted to find an organization that fit my passions, needed my skills, and had members I could relate to and spend my free time with.
-Best piece of advice a mentor/parent has given you? "Do your best, and let go of the rest" - first boss at a "grown up job" (still my favorite boss ever)
-Favorite inspirational quote?
​"​Hope for the best, expect the worst.  Life's a play, we're unrehearsed.​"​
- Mel Brooks
-This year's JLP theme is "we are on a mission!" what helps motivate you in your work, personal or volunteer life? Connecting with others, learning new things, digging into the data and helping behind the scenes to make it happen.
@jlpasadena is volunteering at the #holdenblockparty, and look who we ran into! #jlpasadena #volunteerlife 
RP @jennscibetta
Even though it's been hot in #Pasadena lately during the day - it usually makes for an awesome warm  #summer evening!  We are looking forward to our next new member mixer @derwolfskopf on next Thursday evening in the amazing beer garden patio #onlyinoldpas.  For more info tap the link in our bio!
2017 – 2018 Junior League of Pasadena Leadership 🌹

MEET OUR BOARD OF DIRECTORS!

Amy Onderdonk | President

Charlotte Miles | President Elect

Allison Daniels | Community Director

Sara Hatch | Operations Director

Catie Roheim | Fundraising Director

Emily Loiacano | Membership Director

Kathryn Enright | Finance Director

Kerry Slater | Sustaining Member Director

Dana Jones | Sustaining Member Advisor

Katrina Onderdonk | Sustaining Member Advisor

Katy Allamog | Recorder

MEET OUR COUNCIL!

Kim Ferreira | SPAC Senior Delegate

Stephanie McKibbin | SPAC Junior Delegate

Jennifer Scibetta | Community Impact Chair

Michelle Maestas Simonsen | Marketing Chair

Carolyn Cota | League Events & Training Chair

Susanna Kwan | Fundraising Chair

Lacey Mauer | Fundraising Assistant Chair

Jessica Torres | New Member Chair

Samantha Williams | Nominating & Placement Chair

Daryl Synowiec | Nominating & Placement Assistant Chair

Rachel Salvin | Finance Chair