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inthecommunity

March 2011

Greetings! Thank you for your interest in the Junior League of Charlotte, Inc. (JLC). This e-newsletter, In the Community, will keep you informed about the JLC and the many events and programs we're offering in the community. We encourage you to contact us with questions and feedback.

Sincerely,

Elizabeth Kovacs, President

Katie Zeok, President-Elect

Annie WIlliams, Community Impact Manager

The Junior League of Charlotte, Inc.

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John Rosemond

Please Join Us for an Afternoon with John Rosemond - Free Event!

Sunday, March 27, 2 - 5:30 p.m. at Providence United Methodist Church (2810 Providence Road)

For the second consecutive year the JLC will host an afternoon with John Rosemond. Childcare and refreshments provided. Please click here to register. Mr. Rosemond, a well-known parenting expert, syndicated columnist and bestselling author, will share his common-sense method for parenting. Imagine happy, well-behaved children who do not depend on television or video games for entertainment, respect their parents and do their best in school! You’ve seen his column in The Charlotte Observer – and now is your chance to meet Mr. Rosemond and ask questions! Don’t miss this amazing opportunity!

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Pearl, Plaque, Floss, and Brush, tooth fairies and stars of the DVD

JLC Premieres Dental Health Video

The JLC is proud to make available to the community our new educational DVD, Keep Your Teeth Clean with Pearl the Tooth Queen. The funny and endearing eight-minute video teaches kids the importance of brushing at least twice a day, flossing at least once a day, and avoiding sugary foods. Sponsored by a grant from the Merancas Foundation and created by Grey Seal Puppets, the DVD is available for distribution. Please email us to request a copy.

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JLC Leads Give Kids a Smile Day Initiative for the Charlotte Community

Give Kids a Smile Day (GKASD) is an annual nationwide, one-day volunteer initiative that provides free services to children in urgent need of dental care. On February 25, over 80 Mecklenburg County children were served by area dentists and their staffs. Although the Junior League of Charlotte has historically provided volunteer assistance for GKASD, this year the JLC led the initiative in the Charlotte community, after cuts in funding prevented the previous agency from continuing their support. The JLC also provides in-class dental health education to Pre-K students in Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools.

To the sponsors, partners and professionals who made our Give Kids a Smile Day 2011 a success, THANK YOU!

Charlotte Dental Society
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools
Communities in Schools
Drake Dental Lab
Henry Schein
Mecklenburg County Health Department

Dr. James Brittain
Dr. Elizabeth Damesek
Dr. Joshua Damesek
Dr. Tara Howell
Dr. Cecilia Hwang
Dr. Matt Jamison
Dr. Andy Johnson
Dr. James Lemmons
Dr. Scott Menaker
Dr. Walt Peery
Dr. Tricia Rodney
Dr. Jennifer Wohlers

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JLC Building 50th Anniversary Open House

Friday, March 25 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

For 50 years, the JLC Building at 1332 Maryland Avenue has served as a hub of activity to positively impact our community. Join us for hors d'oeuvres, wine and beverages to honor our headquarters as it celebrates 50 years! Click here to RSVP.

Join Us for Lunch and Learn Wednesdays – Free Event!

April 13: Dr. John Ellis, Director of Mecklenburg Children’s Development, will discuss the importance of children’s social-emotional development.

Grab your lunch and join us at the JLC Building (1332 Maryland Avenue) for Lunch and Learn Wednesdays from 12 - 1 p.m. hosted by the Mental Health Awareness Committee! Email us to register. Hope to see you there!

Another Successful Ambassador’s Ball for Allegro!

The JLC has been honored to work with The Allegro Foundation and is excited to report that Allegro’s Ambassador’s Ball on January 22 was a huge success! Allegro combines movement instruction with medical and educational expertise to teach children with disabilities and enhance their quality of life. The Ambassador’s Ball was held at the Felix Sabates' Mercedes-Benz of South Charlotte to raise funds to provide weekly movement classes for Allegro’s children. The Ambassador of Ecuador to the United States and the Ambassador of Monaco to the United States along with 250 guests attended the Ball and were entertained by a wonderful performance by the Allegro children. The JLC is honored to have provided volunteers for this event. Congratulations to Allegro! Keep up the great work!

Spring Merchandise Now Available at the JLC WearHouse

Open since 1936, the JLC WearHouse thrift store is the place to find deals on everything from clothing and accessories to housewares. All proceeds support the Junior League of Charlotte's operations and community projects. Call (704) 377-1854 for other exciting promotions and sales! Open M-S, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m., 1117 Pecan Avenue.

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About the JLC

Our Mission

The Junior League of Charlotte, Inc. (JLC) is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, to developing the potential of women and to improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable. Learn More

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