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Causes: Women, Womens Service Clubs

Mission: 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.

Programs: "to promote volunteerism, develop the potential of women and improve the community through effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. " during the 2014-2015 league year, a new strategic plan was implemented. -welcomed new members to the community advisory board (cab): leslie perry (the greater midland community center; returning members: jamie rivette (yeo & yeo), ryan mcgraw (saginaw athletic club), luis canalas (nexteer corporation), dave klippert (braun, fredrick & finkbeiner), dick dolinski (legacy center for student success). -program committee and the community research and project development committee merged to create the community impact committee. Their first year functioning in this capacity was a huge success. -researched, determined feasability, and approved a budget allowing us to hire our first paid office staff member, who started june 1, 2015. -assembled a governance and management task force that successfully gave the membership the necessary information to vote and decide that this is the organizational structure the league will operated in beginning with the 2015-2016 league year. Nominating and placement slated accordingly with a governance board and leadership team. -creating and utilizing a committee status report form (csr) that each committee was required to complete on a monthly basis. The purpose was two-fold; to keep the board updated on their progress, while allowing the board more time to be strategic and focusing on more long-range goals during meetings. -started tracking sustainer involvement at various socials and volunteer opportunities, working towards our strategic goal of "creating a culture of lifetime membership. " -welcomed 11 new members; 3 in january, and 8 in may, continuing the success of our multiple entry system. -implemented a dashboard concept to track important items from our annual goals, providing constant reminder of our common goals and how we are progressing. -held the most successful festival of trees to date. Close to 57,000 raffle tickets sold, with 5,247 guests through the doors for a profit of 59,077. -provided an enrichment and/or volunteer opportunity at every general membership meeting. Some of them included: ajli service visit from allison hammond, the ajli board secretary, an interactive poll that allowed members to see everyone's responses in real time, dale carnegie public speaking training, assembled over 700 pinwheels for the can council to help raise awareness for child abuse prevention and hosted a guest panel of notable sustainers to discuss with the membership the pivotal role the junior league of saginaw valley played in their work and volunteer lives. -voted to change the state public affairs committee (spac) name to government affairs and advocacy committee. They hosted 9 jlsv members at the day at the capitol. They were also an integral part in seeing through the passing of 21 bills on human trafficking, making us one of the toughest states in the country on this issue. -awarded 17,000 to non-profits in the community. Some of those included: healthy kids, healthy futures after school program - 5,000, royal family kids camp - 5,000, freeland little league - 2,000 to revamp their fields, girls on the run of midland - 1,500 to purchase running shoes for participants, midland community center - 500 towards their free family fitness night, ymca - 500 for free fitness expo, hospitality house - 801 -gave 546 hours of direct volunteer service in the community by volunteering in many ways including: clothing collection for the city rescue mission, clothing collection for the underground railroad, food collection for hidden harvest, worked opening day at freeland little league, volunteered at the special olympics winter games and polar plunge, passed out skates at hoyt park, girls on the run 5k, worked the family fitness night at the midland community center and hosted a free fitness expo at the ymca in saginaw. -two 1,000 scholarships were awarded to college students. -sent 5 members to organizational development institute (odi). -implemented our new request for proposal form (rfp) allowing other non- profits to apply for funds that help us make an impact in the area of physical fitness. -voted to continue festival of trees as primary fundraiser. -kicked off first annual campaign, raising 1,085 which exceeded the set goal. Voted to continue in the 2015-2016 league year. -voted to have 2015-2016 be the last year to sell cookbooks. -took the membership on their first "learning journey" (mobile meeting) to help educate our members and integrate the search for community partners in our new impact area of physical fitness. -slated a committee to explore a possible name change for the junior leage of saginaw valley, to better align ourselves with the great lakes bay region.

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