“There Ought to be a Law”

As a member of the Junior League of California State Public Affairs Committee (CalSPAC), the Junior League of San Diego (JLSD) joins seventeen other Junior Leagues in California in advocating for specific legislation related to member league issues during the Legislative Session.

CalSPAC sponsors and supports laws that improve the lives of California women, children, and families. As a new two-year legislative cycle commences in January 2017, CalSPAC is seeking ideas for laws that would improve services or close gaps for the California communities that we serve.

This consideration is a great opportunity for our JLSD members to be directly involved in the legislative process. Whether big or small, these ideas help the Junior League of San Diego, as well as other Leagues across the state, fulfill its mission of building better communities.


Photo courtesy: CalSPAC

If you have an idea that you’d like to share that falls under the categories of Health, Education, Violence Prevention, Human Trafficking or Family Support, please email the JLSD CalSPAC Delegates, Nicole Reyes and Dominique Coulon, at spac@jlsd.org (or by filling out and submitting the form, below) no later than November 6, 2016.


Making An Impact: Oktoberfest

A great time was had by all at the JLSD’s 4th Annual Oktoberfest. One hundred percent of the funds raised will go straight back to our community partners and directly to the Junior League of San Diego’s mission.


Calphonics rocked the house again with their amazing tunes, in addition to DJ Quanson mixing up the hits.


This year’s Mr. and Mrs. Oktoberfest went to this well dressed couple and was voted on by our cheering crowd.  They received a bottle of St. Petersburg vodka.


The new strong armed stein-holding champion  took home $100 and a bottle of St. Petersburg vodka.


Emily won the over $900-value San Diego staycation prize.

A huge thank you to all our sponsors for your generous support of the Junior League of San Diego and its missions.


Be sure to mark your calendars for our upcoming fundraisers The Main Event on November 12th and Jingle Bell Bachelor Bash on December 3rd.

Community Partner Spotlight: Promises2Kids Guardian Scholars


JLSD is proud to partner with Promises2Kids’ Guardian Scholars.  The program encourages foster youth to pursue higher education through community college, trade school or a university degree. This highly successful resource provides former foster youth with a partial financial scholarship along with mentoring support to assist them in adapting to and excelling in a higher education setting.

Each October, the JLSD Community Council hosts their annual All Community Council Meeting at the Promises2Kids Headquarters, meeting former and current Guardian Scholars. JLSD supports other Promises2Kids projects such as Camp Connect and Back2School Shopping.

Learn more about this amazing community partner here.



Making An Impact: Computers 2 San Diego Kids

JLSD assisted C2SDK at their Barrio Logan event on September 17th by volunteering their services at the Connect Logan Community Event. JLSD members assisted with registration, helping to document which families receive which computers and loading the computers into the cars of the families. C2SDK believes all children in San Diego County, regardless of economic status, need to be computer-literate to improve their educational options and their futures. Each year, C2SDK refurbishes thousands of computers and places them into the homes of families in need. Additional information on the organization can be found here: http://www.c2sdk.org/index.html. Thanks for the hard work ladies.

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Making An Impact: JLSD Volunteers for 32nd Annual Coast Cleanup Day with I Love a Clean San Diego

JLSD volunteered at the 32nd Annual Coastal Cleanup Day on September 17th. We joined 8,000 volunteers for this countywide cleanup project as volunteers beautified 100+ cleanup sites. At last year’s event, volunteers removed 190,000 pounds of debris and participated in beautification projects like invasive plant removal, trail building, painting, and planting. Way to go Ladies!!

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September Volunteers of the Month


Katie Rosenthal, Provisional Training, Membership Council

Katie not only makes it work, but makes it work better. As part of the Member Development team last year, Katie worked tirelessly to make new member recruitment the best experience ever. She was available night and day to talk with potential new members, and when anything went wrong on the digital cheetah side of new member recruitment, she usually figured out and fixed the problem before most even knew there was an issue. She stepped up to take on new candidate tasks outside her placement to help a fellow committee member who was moving. Her dedication to this year’s provisional class both on Member Development last year and as a provisional mentor this year is invaluable and we are so grateful to her for dedication to JLSD membership.

Making An Impact: JLSD Volunteers for Girl Scouts’ Urban Glampout

JLSD supported the Girl Scouts San Diego’s annual fun(d)raiser for grown-ups! Last year, more than 500 party-goers enjoyed a taste of paradise at Urban Campout: Island Treasures … and helped keep Girl Scouting available and affordable for more than 27,500 local girls. This year, the Girl Scouts of San Diego is embracing a glamorous camp vibe with the theme Urban Glampout, and JLSD volunteers helped make this annual fundraiser a success!

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