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Junior League of Sioux City Fall 2013 Hot Sheet



    J U N I O R L E A G U E O F S I O U X C I T Y E S T . 1 9 2 1

    League Year 2013-2014

    Fall Issue - September



    Meet the summer provisionals

    Nature Center Playscape updates

    The Junior League of Sioux City 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.

    That is how Kays Not a Party started on her last day of work. True to her wishes, no party was

    thrown, but all afternoon on June 14 sustainers and those actives that had gotten wind of the plot turned up at

    the League office for Kay. Dozens and dozens of sustainers signed a rolling scroll card that ended up being 20

    feet long when it was finished at the end of the day. Over 50 sustainers contributed to the cash and gift card

    fund for Kay that amounted to over $1000 when all was said and done.

    Thank you, Kay for 32 years in which you gave us far more than you realized...and thank you for letting

    us show you the appreciation on your last day with us!

    - Karen Clark (S)

    Thank You Kay for 32 Wonderful


    In true Kay Jenness fashion, she

    quietly announced her retirement AFTER

    the League Annual Meeting and the

    Sustainer Luncheon had passed when there

    would be no occasion for public

    recognition. Kay told Krista she didnt want

    a party and really intended to slip into the

    background during the change over from

    one League year to the next. But the

    thought of Kay just quietly walking out the

    door and getting on the bus one last time,

    no hugs, no goodbyes, no celebration of

    her 32 years of service to the League, well

    that was just something sustainers were not

    going to let happen.

    Above: Back row: Julie Boston (S), Mardy Gardiner (S), Barb

    Kimmell (S), Karen Clark (S), and Kay Coacher (S); Front Row: Pat

    Anderson (S), Robbie Rohlena (S), Kay Jenness, and Dee Nutt (S)

    Left: Julie Boston (S), Kay Jenness, Debbie

    Hubbard (S), and Linda Phillips (S).

  • Page 2 Presidents Message

    I dont even know where to begin, Ladies! It

    has already been a whirlwind, and its only been

    three months! We have so much going on this year,

    and if you heard me speak at the Annual Meeting in

    May, I can say that we definitely are our own project

    this year.

    Since I know many of you dont have the time

    to read the Board Reports (I didnt when I wasnt on

    board), I wanted to update you on some of the things

    that your Board is working on internally to make

    League better for the future. Along with the new

    website and member management system by Digital

    Cheetah, we are working on updating all members

    records, updating the employee handbook, working

    with Briar Cliff University on creating a Marketing

    Plan for League and for the Discovery Shop, working on updating documents and forms, and as

    always looking toward the future and trying to make the best League experience we can for

    current and future members of League.

    With all the changes that have been going on this year and for those yet to come, Im

    hoping that everyone can be open and willing to try some new things along with giving

    constructive criticism to better League, so we can all enjoy the fruits of our labor. This is

    VOLUNTEER, Ladies! If we arent having fun, learning something, and seeing an impact in our

    community, then whats the point?!

    There is a lot of work here: lots of fun and productive work. But like I said in May, WE CAN

    DO IT!

    Board of Directors


    Krista Wassenaar



    Karrie Hruska



    Kristin Beswick


    V.P. of Finance

    Alex Carter


    V.P. of Community

    Kellee van Bruggen


    V.P. of Marketing

    Sarah LaBrune-Jongeling


    V.P. of Membership

    Michelle Chicoine


    Discovery Shop Chair

    Jeannette Ford


    Sustaining Director

    Margaret Holman


    Discovery Shop Manager

    Coral DeWitt


    Board Members At-Large

    Michelle Bostinelos

    Leslie Hershkowitz

    Bonnie Scott

    Krista Wassenaar (A), President

  • Page 3 Meet the Provisionals

    First and foremost I am excited to join the Sioux City

    Chapter of Junior League. I have always had a passion

    for volunteering and helping people in need. My

    husband and I got married on June 29, 2013 and

    relocated to Sioux City right after for his job. I

    graduated from The Ohio State University in 2009 with

    a degree in Communications. I have worked primarily

    in local government and the non-profit sector doing PR

    and community outreach. I am absolutely obsessed

    with my dog Tucker (aka Tuck Tuck, Sir Tukerton or

    Tucky Bear). I love being active and working out. I

    have always been an athlete, playing water polo and

    swimming, so I like keeping that up and continuing to

    be active. I'm excited to get to know everyone and

    explore Sioux City and the surrounding area.

    Lindsey Mithoefer

    1. Favorite way to spend a Saturday? Taking Tuck out to play at the park and exploring new

    places, however in the fall I will be watching a lot of college football...GO BUCKS!

    2. Best gift you ever received? A trip to Europe from my parents for my college graduation.

    3. Best gift you ever gave? Game worn Carson Palmer (Bengals) jersey to my husband, then


    4. What fuels your fire of excitement? Getting to help people and make a difference.

    5. What is the best meal you ever had? Paella in Spain and churros.

    6. Your best ability or character trait? Talking.

    7. Your dream job? Administrator of a non-profit agency or the City Manager of a small local


    8. What ability or talent do you wish to pursue? Photography.

    9. Favorite subject/class was? Literature.

    10. Who would you most like to meet from past or present? Jackie O.

  • Page 4 Meet the Provisionals (cont.)

    Hi everyone, my name is Kathie Pfaffle. I recently

    moved back to Sioux City after being away for seven

    years of college in Lincoln, Nebraska. I currently

    work as a GIS Specialist and Transportation Modeler

    at SIMPCO, Siouxland's metropolitan planning

    organization. I went to school for the former, and I am

    just becoming acquainted with the latter. I am really

    into being active outdoors, and love walking/running,

    hiking, biking, yoga, kickboxing, and downhill skiing;

    this winter I hope to start snowshoeing and cross-

    country skiing. When I'm not working or being active,

    I am typically reading, or spending time with my

    family and lounging with my two dogs and two cats.

    Kathie Pfaffle

    1. Favorite way to spend a Saturday? Farmers market, trails, out to lunch, shopping, nap, light

    dinner, and out w/friends.

    2. Best gift you ever received? A Clarisonic.

    3. Best gift you ever gave? A pink and purple ombre fur scarf to my little sister.

    4. What fuels your fire of excitement? My firm beliefs in kindness and karma.

    5. What is the best meal you ever had? Salmon Panang curry at Blue Orchid (Lincoln) with

    mango sticky rice for dessert. Basically, any Thai.

    6. Your best ability or character trait? Problem solving.

    7. Your dream job? Remote Sensing and GIS Analyst.

    8. What ability or talent do you wish to pursue? Remote Sensing (nerd alert!)

    9. Favorite subject/class was? In high school, math, in college, Intro to Water Science.

    10. Who would you most like to meet from past or present? Lady Gaga, Prince Harry and the

    Queen, or JK Rowling.

  • Page 5 Discovery Shop News

    We are excited as we start a new year at the Discovery Shop! We have a great group of

    Committee members who have brought their talents, fresh ideas, and dedication to the table.

    Fall Changeover week was held on August 5-9. The bag sales were held on Monday, Tuesday,

    and part of Wednesday. Our Building Maintenance Day was on Wednesday afternoon and

    included, but was not limited to: painting, vacuuming, cleaning windows, and replacing carpet

    squares. The Shop was closed on Thursday for Changeover. The bag sales and preview sales

    brought in nearly $2,100. Staff brought in their special touch when they rearranged the store

    racks and displays. One of the many positive comments I received included, Theres a clean

    and openness about it. Thanks so much for everyones hard work and dedication to make this

    Changeover a success.

    Are you ready to earn financial impact hours for 2013-14? There are several ways to earn FIH:

    1. Contact Coral to work the Shop on Thursdays from 5-6 p.m.

    2. Sign up to pick up donated thrift from Platos Closet

    3. Pick up your neighbors quality yard sale leftovers (call Coral for more info)

    4. Volun