JLNVB New Member Class: 2020-2021

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On September 12th, 2020, the Junior League of Norfolk-Virginia Beach officially welcomed 31 wonderful new members at our headquarters in Virginia Beach! With the pandemic, the League held several recruitment events in-person and virtually to give prospective members a glimpse of what the League is and what it does for the community in South Hampton… Read More

Get to Know JLNVB: Board of Directors

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Welcome to the Second Edition of Get to Know JLNVB! This September, we’re featuring the Board of Directors. Erin Rice, President How long have you been a member of the Junior League? I joined the Junior League in August 2014. So this is my sixth active year with the JLNVB. At this point, it is somewhat… Read More

Self-Care During the Pandemic

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As you juggle taking care of everything and everyone else, make sure to practice self-care too. Let’s face it, 2020 has been a stressful year on everyone. As we adjust to our “new normal” and take care of our families, kids and pets, it is important to remember that we all need to take care… Read More

Resources on the Women’s Suffrage Movement and Absentee Voting

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In August 1920, the 19th Amendment to the Constitution was ratified, giving women the right to vote. This August marks the centennial celebration of this amendment. We’re grateful for the crusaders of the women’s suffrage movement and the rights we have today. See below for resources on history and absentee voting! To learn more about… Read More

Get to Know JLNVB: Administrative Council

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Each month, will we will highlighting the members that make up each Junior League Council. This August, we’re featuring the members of the Administrative Council. Erin Clements, Administrative Vice President  How long have you been a member of the Junior League? This is my 5th year active. What has been your favorite placement? My first year active,… Read More

Former JLNVB President, Dawn Peters, honored for lifetime of community service by the Girl Scouts of the Colonial Coast

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Former JLNVB President Dawn Peters has been selected as one of the 2020 Girl Scout Famous Formers! Each year, the Girl Scouts of the Colonial Coast (GSCCC) honors Girl Scout alum who have served as outstanding role models for girls and women professionally and in the community. Dawn, an Associate Planner at Lincoln Financial Advisors, will be… Read More

Why Advocacy Must Be a Part of our Community Impact Strategy

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By Erin Rice, President-Elect   A year of firsts For the past 15 years, I have served as a public safety advocate before public policymakers in the Virginia General Assembly. When I began my career, there were only 16 total female members out of 140, and no female legislator held caucus leadership or a committee chair… Read More

4th Annual Virginia Leadership Summit: Through the Eyes of a New Member

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On November 2, the Junior League of Northern Virginia hosted the 4th Annual Virginia Summit, an event that brought together Junior League members from the 8th Virginia Leagues and surrounding areas for enlightening and empowering discussions surrounding leadership. This year, the theme was “Transformational Leadership: Inspire and Motivate!” and JLNVB was proud to send 6… Read More

New Member DIAD Fall Project: Jacox Elementary Teacher’s Lounge

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By Nathalie Lancaster, New Member Mentor Four hours, twenty-two women and a whole lot of imagination. That’s what it took to transform Jacox Elementary School’s Teacher’s Lounge on the crisp morning of November 2nd and get a resounding “Wow!” from Jacox Principal Dr. Lucy Litchmore. Each year, New Members (NM) are asked to participate in… Read More

Making the Most of Your Membership: An In-depth Look at AJLI Resources & Benefits

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In addition to the many benefits and opportunities available to women as members of JLNVB, joining our League automatically grants you membership into the Association of Junior Leagues International (AJLI), and access to its vast network of knowledge and benefits as a result.  For more than a hundred years, The Junior League has been at… Read More