JLP Community Rountable on 11/7

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Junior League of Pelham to Hold Annual Community Leaders Roundtable Event

The Junior League of Pelham (JLP) will hold its 13th annualCommunity Leaders Roundtable meeting at the Pelham Art Center on Thursday, November 7, 2013, at 7:30 p.m. This year’s theme is “Connections: Using Social Media to Promote Your Nonprofit’s Mission”. The roundtable will offer an exciting opportunity for community organizations to network, engage in an open discussion about local initiatives and issues and, where applicable, to coordinate project efforts. The expectation is that attendees will learn something from the roundtable topic that they can then implement in their organizations.

The event has been hosted annually, since 2000, by the JLP Community Affairs Council and is designed to bring together leaders from not-for-profit organizations in Pelham and neighboring communities. More than 30 community leaders attended last year’s event, co-hosted by PACT, which focused on “Non-Profits & Pelham Teens: Winning with Volunteerism”. Representatives from 19 organizations explored ways that nonprofits can benefit from and work with Pelham teens to meet the volunteer goals added as a graduation requirement for all Pelham Memorial High School students. Other past topics have included “Thriving in Difficult Economic Times” and “Connections with a Cause”.  These events provide a unique opportunity for local nonprofits to join together, while enabling the Junior League of Pelham to get a better sense of critical issues in order to better assist the ever-changing needs of the community.

Prior to this year’s roundtable discussion, the JLP will share information about its current projects, as well as its Community Grants Program for the 2013-2014 fiscal year.  The Community Grants program establishes criteria by which local not-for-profit community organizations can apply for grants on an annual basis. Grants are awarded for projects and programs that support the League’s mission, vision, and focus areas: healthy families, education, and Pelham improvement. Up to $5,000 will be distributed in total for this year, with individual grants ranging from $100 and up. Applications are available online atwww.jlpelham.org.

Any not-for-profit organization based in Pelham or the surrounding communities, as well as interested community members, are welcome to attend the meeting. For more information about the JLP Community Affairs Roundtable or the Community Grants Program please contact Kathy Ellis, JLP Community Affairs Co-Chair, at publicaffairs@jlpelham.org. 

About Junior League of Pelham:

The Junior League of Pelham 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. Please visit www.jlpelham.org for more information.