Welcome to the Junior League of South Brevard 

Mission Statement

The Junior League of South Brevard, Inc. is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, 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. 

About JLSB

The Junior League of South Brevard, Inc. (JLSB) began as a Service League in 1966. In 1980, we became part of the Association of Junior Leagues International, Inc.

Our members are more diverse than ever. We are full-time employees, and stay-at-home moms. Accountants to attorneys. Single and married. Women in our mid-twenties beginning our journeys and women with the wisdom experience brings.

 Our members are the heart and soul of Junior League. Each year a group of new members joins. These women will grow into our future leaders. Active members devote thousands of volunteer hours to improving life for our friends and neighbors. Sustaining members provide guidance and direction and put the skills they learned in Junior League to work for other organizations across the community.

A common thread unites us. We all value the opportunity to make South Brevard County a better place.



Upcoming Events

Fundraisers, Meetings, Volunteer Opportunities

07/25/2017 6:30 PM • Hell 'n Blazes Brewery - 1002 E New Haven Ave, Melbourne, FL 32901
08/04/2017 6:00 PM • Downtown Eau Gallie at the EGAD Dog Days of Summer First Friday event

 


 

 

Recent blog posts

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  • 01/22/2017 2:00 PM | Karyn Barber (Administrator)

    Junior Leaguer’s gathered at Orange Theory in Viera to work-it-out.  Orange Theory is a workout designed for you to workout based on your target heart rate.  Members were challenged through rowing and interval workouts.  Orange Theory brings a whole new meaning to breaking a sweat.  A big thank you goes out to the team at Orange Theory for putting on this event for us!



  • 01/17/2017 6:30 PM | Karyn Barber (Administrator)

    January’s GMM was information packed. Presidebt Lindsey Sanger started off the meeting by awarding our Eager Leaguer award to Liz Moran Young for her efforts to support the Fueling Kids program.  Our Leadership Training for the evening was provided by Theresa Ronnebaum, an identity theft expert.  Theresa went into how to avoid various scams and the red flags to look out for.   She warned everyone that this can happen to anyone.  After Theresa wrapped up, Angie McNeight shared this year’s new member project, “Give Kids a Smile” on February 4th, 2017.  We had fantastic news delivered from Deanna Cisar, announcing that Harris will match up to $10,000 of donations to the Junior League from Harris employees. In all the January meeting was a success.




  • 12/15/2016 7:00 PM | Karyn Barber (Administrator)

    Junior League of South Brevard capped off the first half of the year with a Christmas party at Calilou on December 15th.  The theme of the party was Winter Wonderland.  League members were encouraged to wear a bit of sparkle that evening and bring a guest.  The night included heavy hor'd'oeuvres and sweet desserts.  To mix the night up, there was a white elephant gift exchange.  Gifts traded hands and were stolen multiple times.  The gift exchange added to the excitement of spending time with friends and loved ones.  Everyone who attended left with fond memories spent with those close to them. 




  • 11/19/2016 11:29 AM | Karyn Barber (Administrator)

    Excitement abounded Saturday morning November 19th when Festival of Trees kicked off.  Guests bid on trees and wreaths.  One of the most creative trees for bid was a tree made out of succulents.  A crowd favorite was a southern rustic tree.  A yearly favorite wreath was a snowman full door wreath.  Some wreath makers were in the Disney spirit with a Mickey shaped light up wreath.  In between looking at wreaths and trees, guests could partake in different experiences from: Cooking with Mrs. Claus, crafting, a picture with Santa, entering raffles, and browsing one of our many vendors.  Kids cooked a healthy snack with Mrs. Claus and made a foam tree in the craft area.  And of course, Santa was available for pictures.  Overall, Festival of Trees was a successful fundraising event for Junior League of South Brevard.  The League is thankful to everyone who participated behind the scenes to make the event possible and who attended to enjoy the event.     


  • 11/18/2016 7:30 PM | Karyn Barber (Administrator)

    What would the holidays be without a tacky Christmas sweater themed party?  Guests were asked to dress in their best tacky sweater.  Each person was given a bell that he or she MUST give away.  The person with the most bells at the end of the night was our winner in the tackey sweater competition.  In between sampling: shrimp and grits, various cheeses, meats, fruits, or savory concoctions; guests scoped out the room for what tree they would open a bid on.  The night came down to a dance off between Michelle Epting and Shane Burgman for the winner of the best holiday sweater.  It came down to a draw between the two after three rounds of dancing.  The night of early bidding, eating, and fun was memorable to everyone

     who attended.


  • 11/17/2016 6:30 PM | Karyn Barber (Administrator)

    We began our work for Festival of Trees at The Oaks for November’s GMM.  Members came in and immediately started working on wrapping different sized boxes to create presents to put under all of our trees.  Junior League members and new members had Eau Gallie High School students join in the preparations for Saturday’s big event.  We later broke into our Festival of Trees committee groups.  Everyone was ready for Saturday by the time the night was over.


  • 10/18/2016 4:04 PM | Karyn Barber (Administrator)

    Tuesday marked our October GMM for the 2016-2017 League year.   To add a little fun to the mix, League members dressed up in black, orange, or a costume.  Our Eager Leaguers of September were Summer Rose and Catherine Woodward.  The Eager Leaguer is awarded to a member of the League that exemplifies the qualities of the League.  The night featured updates on Festival of Trees  and strategic planning.  Our LEAD training this month focused on what the League stands for to members.  We broke out into 5 groups and brainstormed words that personify the values of the League.  Many words were thrown into the hat.  The top words for Group 3 were: community, fun, inspirational, giving, and education.  A few of the top words for the League overall were: community, leadership, communication, values, and fun.  Members took the key words and came up with value statements to further define League values.  The creativity and sense of pride in the League was beaming after the sharing of value statements.  We ended the meeting with friendly reminders for events in the upcoming month and a group picture.



  • 09/29/2016 12:04 PM | Karyn Barber (Administrator)

    Tuesday, September 20th marked the first GMM of the 2016-2017 JLSB year. Our theme of the night was favorite sports team. Lindsay Sanger brought to order her first meeting as President, kicking off the evening by leading members through our strategic plan and presenting awards to the month. The Festival of Trees team prepped us for what's to come at this year's FOT and served as a perfect lead in for our LEAD training of the month in fundraising. Sustainer Kathryn Rudloff, gave an interactive presentation that challenged members to deliver and receive feedback to each other during fundraising pitch practice. Key points to take away were to consider your audience and the importance of the pause after asking for participation.  With sound advice from Kathryn, JLSB members and new members left with the skills they need to put their best foot forward when approaching people about fundraising participation.


  • 08/23/2016 7:08 PM | Karyn Barber (Administrator)

    The Membership Development and Membership Enhancement Committees joined together to host an end of summer social themed "Martinis and Heels".  The event was a fun filled evening where League members and potential new members gathered at the Melting Pot, where ladies mixed and mingled, catching up with old friends and welcoming new members. 


  • 08/23/2016 5:14 PM | Karyn Barber (Administrator)

    Jessica Cassone represented the Junior League of South Brevard at Tuesday's Brevard County Commission meeting where Commissioner Curt Smith recognized the JLSB for 50 years of service to the community. 


    Resolution

    Whereas, The Junior League of South Brevard is a group of over 200 dynamic women dedicated to improving the health of children through nutrition and physical activity by means of trained volunteers, financial support, and community awareness and partnerships, which has been a driving force in the South Brevard community since 1966; and

    Whereas, the mission of the Junior League is to promote voluntarism, develop the potential of women, and improve the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers; and

    Whereas, The Junior League of South Brevard is also part of a larger organization, the Association of Junior Leagues International, which means our network of influence includes 150,000 women in 291 Junior Leagues in four countries: the United States, Canada, Mexico and the United Kingdom; and

    Whereas, The Junior League of South Brevard sponsors, develops, manages and supports projects with community partners in areas where needs are unmet and existing resources are minimal; and

    Whereas, taking action in support of community needs is a key characteristic of the Junior League of South Brevard.  Over the course of the past 50 years, the members of the Junior League have advocated on behalf of critical issues such as brining art, instrument instruction and history education to Brevard schools, aid to physically handicapped children, drug education and prevention, literacy, domestic violence and parenting education to name a few; and

    NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA, does hereby recognize and congratulate

    THE JUNIOR LEAGUE OF SOUTH BREVARD ON 50 YEARS OF SERVICE TO THE COMMUNITY

    and commends all those who have devoted time and effort toward its success.

    Done, Ordered, and Adopted, in regular session, this 9th day of August 2016.


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