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  • Volume 17 Number 8 April 2007

    Women Building Better Communities

    Meet Our New Members Memorable J ob Exp

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    The Place to Be Instant Payback = In stant S

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    Strength in Numbers Caring About t he Fu

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  • 3www.JLBR.org

    JUNIOR LEAGUE OF BOCA RATON “Women Building Better Communities”

    2006-2007 BOARD OF DIRECTORS PRESIDENT...........................KATHY ADKINS PRESIDENT-ELECT..............KRISTIN CALDER VPCOMMUNICATIONS...STACEY HANNAN QUINN VP COMMUNITY AFFAIRS........LISA WARREN VP PERSONNEL.............KIMBERLY KENNEY VP FINANCE............................ROBIN DEYO FUND DEVELOPMENT...MARY GLYNN TOOMEY NOMINATING/PLACEMENT................KATHY POTTS PROJECT DEVELOPMENT.....DELYNN TRIVISON P.R./MARKETING........................ELYSA ELK SUSTAINING ADVISOR....CINDY KREBSBACH

    PUBLICATIONS COMMITTEE EDITOR.............................KRISTIN CALDER CHAIR-ELECT.......................REAGAN SUCH ASSISTANT EDITOR.........LEALA DICKENSON ASSISTANT EDITOR.......ADRIANA FINNVOLD ASSISTANT EDITOR................KAREN GROSS ASSISTANT EDITOR ..............KRISTINA RIZK

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    PRESIDENT’S PERSPECTIVE..........................................................................................4 LETTER FROM THE EDITOR..........................................................................................6 MEMBERS OF THE MONTH ..........................................................................................7 HATS OFF ..................................................................................................................7 CARING HEARTS ........................................................................................................7 ROVING REPORTER ....................................................................................................8 COOK’S POINT OF VIEW............................................................................................12 SUSTAINER NEWS......................................................................................................28 MINUTES ..................................................................................................................30 AJLI NEWS ..............................................................................................................31 TRANSITION REPORT ................................................................................................31 HEALTH NEWS..........................................................................................................32 BULLETIN BOARD ....................................................................................................33 LIST OF ADVERTISERS ..............................................................................................33 LINES OF COMMUNICATION/ADVERTISEMENT RATES ................................................34 CALENDAR OF EVENTS..............................................................................................34

    THE BRIDGE APRIL 2007/VOLUME 17 NUMBER 8 THE COMMUNICATION BRIDGE BETWEEN THE JUNIOR LEAGUE

    OF BOCA RATON, ITS MEMBERSHIP, AND OUR COMMUNITY.

    THE JUNIOR LEAGUE OF BOCA RATON, INC. IS AN ORGANIZATION OF WOMEN COMMITTED TO PROMOTING VOLUNTARISM, DEVELOPING THE POTENTIAL OF WOMEN AND IMPROVING THE COMMUNITY THROUGH THE EFFECTIVE ACTION AND LEADERSHIP OF TRAINED VOLUNTEERS. ITS PURPOSE IS EXCLUSIVELY EDUCATIONAL AND CHARITABLE.

    THE JUNIOR LEAGUE OF BOCA RATON, INC. AND THE ASSOCIATION OF JUNIOR LEAGUES INTERNATIONAL, INC. REACH OUT TO WOMEN OF ALL RACES, RELIGIONS, AND NATIONAL ORIGINS WHO DEMONSTRATE AN INTEREST IN AND COMMITMENT TO VOLUNTARISM.

    MEMORABLE JOB EXPERIENCES ................................................................................8 MEET OUR NEW MEMBERS PART II ........................................................................15 JLBR 2006-2007 AWARD NOMINATION FORM ........................................................20 JLBR 2006-2007 PLACEMENT INTERVIEW SHEET....................................................21 LIFE LONG MEMBERSHIP ........................................................................................31 ANOREXIA NERVOSA................................................................................................32

    FEATURES:

    DEPARTMENTS:

    NEWS FROM COMMITTEES: COOKBOOK ..............................................................................................................10 FUND DEVELOPMENT ................................................................................................11 ENDOWMENT ............................................................................................................14 MEMBERSHIP DEVELOPMENT ....................................................................................15 INTERNAL PR ..........................................................................................................20 NOMINATING/PLACEMENT ........................................................................................21 VCRC PROGRAMMING ............................................................................................22 COMMUNITY COUNCIL ..............................................................................................23 PUBLIC ISSUES AND ADVOCACY ................................................................................24 HOMETOWN HISTORIES ............................................................................................24 DONE IN A DAY ......................................................................................................25 KIDS@HOME............................................................................................................26 PROJECT DEVELOPMENT............................................................................................26 IN THE PINES............................................................................................................27

    APRIL GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING TUESDAY, APRIL 10, 2007

    SOCIAL 6 P.M. - MEETING 7 P.M. MARRIOTT BOCA RATON

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  • We all receive them, sometimes numerous ones in a day – jokes, special offers, safety tips, recipe chain letters, all mixed in with our regular emails. Every so often you

    open a truly inspirational story and immediately forward it to all of your friends and family. This is exactly what happened to me recently when my friend and JLBR Past President Elizabeth Pankey-Warren emailed me this story. As soon as I finished reading it I knew I had to share it with all of you.

    The Daffodil Principle

    Several times my daughter had telephoned to say, “Mother, you must come to see the daffodils before they are over.” I wanted to go, but it was a two-hour drive from Laguna to Lake Arrowhead “I will come next Tuesday,” I promised a little reluctantly on her third call.

    Next Tuesday dawned cold and rainy. Still, I had promised, and reluctantly I drove there. When I finally walked into Carolyn’s house I was welcomed by the joyful sounds of happy children. I delightedly hugged and greeted my grandchildren.

    “Forget the daffodils, Carolyn! The road is invisible in these clouds and fog, and there is nothing in the world except you and these children that I want to see badly enough to drive another inch!”

    My daughter smiled calmly and said, “We drive in this all the time, Mother.” “Well, you won’t get me back on the road until it clears, and then I’m heading for home!” I assured her.

    “But first we’re going to see the daffodils. It’s just a few blocks,” Carolyn said. “I’ll drive. I’m used to this.”

    “Carolyn,” I said sternly, “Please turn around. “ “It’s all right, Mother, I promise. You will never forgive yourself if you miss this experience.”

    After about twenty minutes, we turned onto a small gravel road and I saw a small church. On the far side of the church, I saw a hand-lettered sign with an arrow that read, “Daffodil Garden.” We got out of the car, each took a child’s hand, and I followed Carolyn down the path. Then, as we turned a corner, I looked up and gasped. Before me lay the most glorious sight.

    It looked as though someone had taken a great vat of gold and poured it over the mountain peak and its surrounding slopes. The flowers were planted in majestic, swirling patterns, great ribbons and swaths of deep orange, creamy white, lemon yel- low, salmon pink, saffron and butter yellow. Each different-col- ored variety was planted in large groups so that it swirled and flowed like its own river with its own unique hue. There were five acres of flowers.

    “Who did this?” I asked Carolyn. “Just one woman,” Carolyn answered. “She lives on the property. That’s her home.” Carolyn pointed to a well-kept A-frame house, small and modestly sitting in the