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MEDIA CONTACT: Jillian Henze, Communications Committee Chair, Junior League of Olympia, 425-785-6731, jillianh@jlolympia.org


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Junior League of Olympia hosts first-ever EMPOWER U workshop for local women

OLYMPIA (Jan. 9, 2017) – The Junior League of Olympia wants to EMPOWER U to live your best day ever.


For the first time, the local service league is hosting a day of personal and leadership development for the modern, goal-oriented woman.


The workshop is from 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. on Jan. 28 at the Washington PUD Office, 212 Union Ave. SE, Suite 201 in Olympia.


“Overwhelmed, overbooked and on the edge of burn out – do any of these words describe you?” asked Stacy C. Johnson, the league’s VP of Training. “This inaugural EMPOWER U will fill your personal leadership tool box and get you inspired to start out 2017 on the right foot.”


Attendees will learn how to power their days as their authentic selves through yoga, leadership and personal branding training, a jumpstart crash course on what’s new in nutrition and inspired networking.


The league sought the most talented speakers and trainers, and the community answered with eager leaders who believe in the mission of the organization.


"Mastering and empowering self is the foundation of great leadership,” said one of the workshop leaders Dariush Khaleghi.


League members have opened this opportunity to all local women who would like to learn and EMPOWER U is open to the public. The cost to attend is $25 and includes a healthy lunch and all programming.


The organizers are piloting a small-scale scholarship opportunity program to allow young women leaders from local colleges and high schools attend.


"The organization has renewed its focus on the mission to develop the potential of women and this special event is a product of that goal," said Johnson. “We opened the event to the public to invest in all women in our community.”


The league focuses on preventing child abuse and neglect in Thurston County and trains women to serve in leadership roles in other community groups and nonprofits.


Learn more about the league at and register for the event at www.jlolympia.com.

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About the Junior League of Olympia

The Junior League of Olympia is an organization of about 200 local 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. 

MEDIA CONTACT: Jillian Henze, Communications Committee Chair, Junior League of Olympia, 425-785-6731, jillianh@jlolympia.org


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Junior League of Olympia hosts annual Fall Open House, announces new board members


OLYMPIA (Aug. 25, 2016) – The Junior League of Olympia is hosting its annual Open House at 6:30 p.m., Sept. 14 at the State Capital Museum’s Coach House to meet women who are interested in becoming new members in the 2016-17 year.


The Fall Open House is free to attend. Refreshments will be provided. The State Capital Museum is located at 211 21st Ave. SW in Olympia.


The league is a group of approximately 200 dedicated volunteers in the Olympia area who are united by a common desire to serve the community and learn effective ways to make a difference, all while making friends and networking. 


The Olympia group began as a Junior Service League in 1987 and became a full-fledged Junior League in April 1993.


Its primary focus is the prevention of child abuse and neglect in Thurston County, and it is looking for new members ages 21 and older to join in the cause. Throughout the year, this group of volunteers raises money and donates time volunteering in the community in ways that support this focus.

This isn’t the league for white gloves, pearls and tea parties.


The Junior League of Olympia is a diverse group comprised of farmers, lawyers, stay-at-home mothers, doctors and executive directors who come from all walks of life. They are passionate about creating better lives for families in Thurston County and this ties them together, often into lifelong friendships.


The league also trains women to serve in leadership roles in other community groups and nonprofits.


The Junior League of Olympia announces its new board of directors for the 2016-17 year:

President Amy Jackson

President-Elect Marianne McIntosh

Past-President Hannah McDonald

Community VP Connie Guthrie

Training VP Stacy C. Johnson

Operations VP Lisa Bishop

Membership VP Ashley McBride

Funding VP Erin Aquino

Co-Sustainer VP Kim Schmanke

Co-Sustainer VP Susy Rohrbach

Guests can learn more about the league at www.jlolympia.org.


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About the Junior League of Olympia

The Junior League of Olympia 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.