2014 Food Bank SNAP Challenge

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By Lesley Vernor, 2014-2015 Let’s Go San Antonio Chair Are you up for the San Antonio Food Bank SNAP Challenge? There are 3,812,561 people qualified for SNAP in Texas and 262,887 SNAP recipients in Bexar County. The challenge is trying to provide our families with healthy options for $4.50 a day per person in the household. … Read More

2014 Women’s Equality Day

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By Kristen Henry, 2014-2015 JLSA President Tomorrow marks Women’s Equality Day – a day set aside to celebrate the passage of the 19th amendment to the constitution – the amendment that would immensely change women’s roles in the United States. But while gaining the vote, which took years of diligence and planning, was surely a… Read More

The Junior League Says ‘Happy 90th Birthday’ to Nine Leagues

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Creating lasting community impact through volunteer-driven solutions to society’s problems never gets old New York – June 24, 2014 – The Association of Junior Leagues International, Inc., one of the largest, most effective women’s volunteer organizations in the world, recently noted that nine Junior Leagues were formally recognized on their 90th anniversaries at AJLI’s 92nd… Read More

Black Friday reminds me of the Holiday Olé Market

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As Black Friday approaches, I am reminded of the week of FUN we had at the 2013 Holiday Olé Market! It is hard to believe that a month has past (time flies!). This year,  throngs of women (and men) from all over the city (and state!) piled into the Exposition Hall at the Freeman for… Read More

Is Betty Draper a Role Model for Today’s Women?

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The fictional star of TV’s Emmy Awarding-winning Mad Men is a stay-at-home mother, an active member of the Junior League of Tarrytown (now called the Junior League of Westchester-on-Hudson) and a key mover in the League’s local environmental efforts. But how typical is Betty of real Junior League members (all 160,000 of them)? While many Junior League… Read More

Member Credits Explained

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Member Credits Explained! JLSA is pleased to offer members the flexible member credit program again this year.  Designed to offer league members with a variety of community and in-league experiences, there is something for everyone, including: Holiday Ole Market shifts (October 19-22, 2011) Met Opera shifts Goodwill “Julia’s Attic” shifts (February, 25, 2012) Sustainer Luncheon… Read More

Summer in San Antonio

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With no fireworks and little to no rain, summer’s been a little different than usual for most San Antonians.  The one thing we can count on to remain the same is the heat! Actually, there’s more than one thing that stays constant in San Antonio. We continue to enjoy the benefits of a city that… Read More

Change is a good thing!

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I can hardly believe that I have been a member of the Junior League of San Antonio for 32 years – I used to think women who had been members for that long were old. I realize now that I was sadly mistaken. When I think about the changes in the League over the last… Read More