Dear Valued JLSB Supporter,
After thoughtful consideration, the Junior League of South Brevard has elected to postpone all public-facing events through Spring of 2020 until the coronavirus (COVID-19) is better understood and controlled. This includes our Girl P.O.W.E.R event on March 28th, our Kids in the Kitchen Event on April 18th, and our 5th Annual Bourbon Ball on May 2nd.
Following the guidance of medical professionals, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the State of Florida and the Association of Junior Leagues International (AJLI), we are taking this proactive stance to ensure the health and safety of our members and local community. All members, partners and event guests will receive a follow-up email regarding refunds, credits, and alternate participation options for upcoming events.
We thank our members, leaders, guests and sponsors who were planning and looking forward to these wonderful events and understand the disappointment in this development. However, we hope that you will continue to support and participate in alternate League programming and look forward to seeing you at events again in the near future.
We will continue to communicate all developments that affect our League, members and partners through email, social media channels and our website. In the meantime, we thank you for your understanding and generous support.
We wish you good health.
The Secret Santa program for Melbourne students is 9 years old! This year, we served 155 students from Sabal, Creel, and Harbor City elementary.
Thanks to the support of our sustainers, actives, and the community we were able to donate items such as clothing and hygiene products, books, and school supplies. Each child also got a toy and a few stocking stuffers. The total value of presents this year was over $15,000.
Special thanks to:
Festival of Trees was featured in the November 4, 2019 issue of Brevard Business News. Access the article here.
Kim Nowakowski joined the Junior League of South Brevard Inc. in 2017. Currently, Kim is the chair for the Kids in the Kitchen committee.
Outside of the JLSB, Kim works for Health First Health Plans as the Manager of Provider Contracting & Credentialing. This year, Kim would like to continue to make meaningful connections within the JLSB. She is hopeful for a successful upcoming Cooking with Mrs. Claus event at the 35th Festival of Trees and looks forward to the committee’s Kids in the Kitchen event in the Spring.
In her spare time, Kim enjoys spending time with family and friends, crafting, and rescuing cats. She is a proud supporter of the Brevard County Sheriff's Office South County Animal Shelter.
Festival of Trees was featured in the Viera Voice. Read the article here.
Olivia Perno joined the Junior League of South Brevard in 2018. Olivia served on the Bourbon Ball Committee as a new member last year. Currently, Olivia serves as the JLSB Internal Communications Chair and supports the Membership Development Committee.
Outside of the JLSB, Olivia works for the Health First Foundation as a Donor Relations Coordinator supporting the Foundation's Fundraising Events. In her spare time, Olivia enjoys spending time with her husband, Joe and their dog, Molly. Olivia's weekends in the fall are dedicated to cheering on the UCF Knights at every home game. Go Knights, Charge on!
Julie Smith joined the Junior League of South Brevard in 2014. Julie has served on the Festival of Trees (FOT) Committee, both as member and the Event Chair, as well as a member on the Kids in the Kitchen (KITK) Committee. Julie has also been the Fund Development Council Director for two years. This year, Julie would like to continue to grow the fundraising efforts of the JLSB in order to support our community projects.
Julie is a stay at home mom and previously was an Elementary Teacher for Brevard Public Schools. In her free time, Julie enjoys fishing and boating, cheering on her Auburn Tigers and spending time with her husband, Kaleb and their daughter, Imogen.
Press release was published on page 2 of Brevard Business News Vol. 37 No. 34 dated August 26, 2019.
Please see the attachment for the as–run text which may also be accessed at BrevardBusinessNews.com.
Sarah Ellis joined the Junior League in 2011 and transferred to the Junior League of South Brevard in 2018. She has supported the league as the Kids in the Kitchen Chair and serves on the Membership Enhancement Committee-Socials for the 2019-2020 League Year.
In her role on the Membership Council, Sarah looks forward to facilitating fun and rewarding socials to make all members feel welcome and excited to be a part of the JLSB.
Outside of the Junior League, Sarah is the Admissions and Outreach Coordinator at the College Internship Program, which helps serve young adults with learning differences learn how to successfully live independently.
In her free time, Sarah enjoys traveling to new places, both locally and abroad. When she's home you can find her at the Farmer's Market looking for fresh ingredients for a new recipe to try.
Junior League of South Brevard, Inc.
1501 Avocado Avenue, Suite 2
Melbourne, FL 32935
321-610-8950 | Office@jlsb.net