Sustainers

 

Virtual Meeting Tool

Sustainers are welcome to utilize our virtual meeting tool, please click here to reserve your room.

FAQs

How can I become a Sustainer?

A Junior League member who has reached 40 – 49 years of age with three years of Active service or who, regardless of age, has contributed 10 years of Active service is eligible to become a Sustainer.  Many members contribute more than 10 years Active service, so don’t think you MUST go Sustaining after 10 years!

What do I need to know about Sustainer dues?

Membership dues are due May 1.

Sustainer dues amounts are as follows:

$170 up to age 64 (Age as of June 1st) |  $95 ages 65 to 79 | $0 age 80+

 

What opportunities are available?

We have volunteer opportunities, trips, parties, and educational events scheduled throughout the year. Please check back soon for opportunities for the 2020 – 2021 year!

I'm new to Dallas, can I transfer my membership?

Junior League members new to Dallas can transfer their membership by contacting your current League and setting the process in motion.  Questions about transferring can be answered by Kristianne Hinkamp, 214-357-8822.

Who should I contact for questions?

Contact the Sustainer President, Nancy Gopez, at nancygopez@gmail.com.

Register for Sustainer Fall Calendar of Events

  • Volunteer Opportunity @ North Texas Food Bank

    Saturday, October 24, 2020
    8:30 – 11:30 a.m.
    North Texas Food Bank – Perot Family Campus
    3677 Mapleshade Lane, Plano 75075
    Ready to get out of the house and help the community? Bring your friends and family together for a fun volunteer opportunity! We will be placing food in boxes in small groups assembly-line style in a safe environment with masks and gloves. As an added bonus, it is a great way for kids and grandkids to receive service hours!
    Chair: Christina Norris
    Sign-up starting at 9:00 AM on September 24th at: https://ntfb.volunteerhub.com/lp/JLD-Sustainers/

  • "Downtown Dallas – Get the 411 on the 214"

    Monday, November 2, 2020
    11:45 a.m. – Virtual
    Find out more about the vision of Downtown Dallas with speaker,
    Downtown Dallas Inc. President & CEO, Kourtny Garrett
    RSVP to Chairs: Machelle Davenport at Machelle.Davenport@BSWHealth.org
    and Missy Wilson at MWilson@salesmanshipclub.org

  • Sustainer Transfer Welcome & Holiday Shopping Events

    Designed especially for our Sustainer Transfers!

    Tuesday, November 10 or Wednesday, November 11, 2020
    5 – 7 p.m.
    St. Michael’s Woman’s Exchange, 5 Highland Park Village, Dallas 75205
    Join us to welcome Sustainer Transfers
    while enjoying great holiday shopping!
    RSVP to Chair and indicate which night: Kim Blankenship at kimwblankenship@gmail.com
    (limited to 22 guests per night)

  • Central Market Cooking Class -"Seasonal Sheet Pan Dinner"

    Tuesday, November 17, 2020
    6 – 7 p.m. – Virtual
    Relying on minimal equipment and just a few seasonal ingredients, you will make a meal that celebrates the flavors of fall. Menu: Roasted Chicken with Autumn Vegetables and Pumpkin Pecan Harvest Cookies. Prepare the dinner with a family member or friend with boxed ingredients picked up from Central Market.
    Limited to 20 groups.   $70 per group     
    RSVP to Chairs: Kimber Hartmann at kimber@hartmannhouse.com 
    or Angie Kadesky at kmkmd@aol.com

  • "Wine Tasting for the Holidays" with Central Market

    Wednesday, December 9, 2020
    6 p.m. – Virtual 
    Get ready for holiday dinners sampling three types of wine provided by Central Market. Make it a fun evening with three family members and/or friends.  
    Limited to 20 groups. $100 per group   
    RSVP to Chairs: Kimber Hartmann at kimber@hartmannhouse.com 
    or Angie Kadesky at kmkmd@aol.com

  • Holiday Tea at the Dallas Arboretum

    Saturday, December 12, 2020
    11 a.m.
    Dallas Arboretum, 8525 Garland Road, Dallas 75218
    Join us for traditional tea and champagne. Afterwards, we will tour the
    Arboretum Christmas Village and The 12 Days of Christmas.
    Space is limited. $59 per person.
    RSVP to Chairs: Juliette Coulter at juliettecoulter@me.com
    or Heather Hicks at heather@theteamhicks.com

     

Sustainer Interest Groups

Sustainer Interest Groups Accepting New Members:

JLD ConnectJennifer Indyk and Catherine Cooper at jldconnect2020@gmail.com

JLD GourmetHappy Franklin at hfranklin@hilltopnetwork.com

Profit MakersJulie Halley-Wallace at queenjulie@sbcglobal.net

Sustainer Bridge 65+(will not meet for awhile) • Susan Tritschler at mstrits@aol.com

Sustained ProfitsKris Densing at krisdensing@msn.com

Sustained Stitches PMKristianne Hinkamp at kristianne.hinkamp@gmail.com

Sustainer LitesSuzann McLemore at suzann29@hotmail.com

Sustainer StitchesPhyllis Mabus at phyllismabus@me.com or Byrd Teague at byrd.teague44@gmail.com

Sustainer Transfer Group Lou Murchison at lmurchison108@gmail.com

Sustainer Interest Groups Adding to a Waitlist:

Antiques & ArtCarol Mason at c.mason@sbcglobal.net

Antiques TooMary Appleton at marya@showpro.com

Issues & InterestsRenee Farren at reneefarren@me.com

Women of Words (WOW)Missy Quintana at missyq1972@gmail.com

 

NEW INTEREST GROUPS:

We are looking for Sustainers who would be willing to help create new Interest Groups, (including starting second groups of current popular interests). Contact one of the following if you have ideas and/or are willing to start a new one. You can also fill out the Sustainer Special Interest Group Start Up Form.

Jennifer Indykjenniferindyk@gmail.com

Nancy Gopeznancygopez@gmail.com

Ashlyn Lewisalewis3200@gmail.com

Mary Hayes Sheltonms9310@tx.rr.com

Sustainer Interest Group Inbox • sustainerig@jld.net

 

2020-2021 Sustainer Leadership

  • Nancy Gopez
    President
  • Patti Flowers
    President-Elect
  • Ellen Bryant
    Past President/Nominating Chair
  • Elizabeth Dacus
    Active President
  • Hollee Hirzel
    Secretary
  • Becky Odlozil
    Treasurer
  • Sandy Ammons
    Administrative VP
  • Elizabeth R Selzer
    Arrangements Co-Chair
  • Kathleen Elliott
    Arrangements Co-Chair
  • Debbie Scripps
    Sustainer Reconnect Membership Chair
  • Deborah Sutton
    Sustainer Reconnect Membership Chair
  • Meredith Camp
    Sustainer Reconnect Membership Chair
  • Joanna Clarke
    Sustainer Kick-off Chair
  • Paige McDaniel
    Sustainer Kick-off Chair
  • Candace Winslow
    The Milestones Luncheon Chair
  • Lydia Novakov
    The Milestones Luncheon Chair-Elect
  • Margo Goodwin
    Centennial Anniversary Liaison
  • Jennifer Indyk
    Sustainer Interest Group Chair
  • Mary Hayes-Shelton
    Sustainer Interest Group Chair
  • Kim Blankenship
    Transfer Chair
  • Leslie Martin
    Communications Liaison
  • Courtney Edwards
    Fund Development Liaison
  • Kate McCoy
    Fund Development Liaison
  • Christina Norris
    Fall Volunteer Chair
  • Mary Parker
    Spring Volunteer Chairs
  • Mary Martha Pickens
    Spring Volunteer Chairs
  • Dixey Arterburn
    Art Tour Program Chair
  • Ginger Sager
    Art Tour Program Chair
  • Angie Kadesky
    Chef Cooking Class Program Chair
  • Kimber Hartmann
    Chef Cooking Class Program Chair
  • Machelle Davenport
    Downtown Dallas Vision Program Chair
  • Missy Wilson
    Downtown Dallas Vision Program Chair
  • Elizabeth L Selzer
    Fort Worth Rodeo Program Chair
  • Amy Hatfield
    Game Night Program Chair
  • Sharon McGowan
    Game Night Program Chair
  • Christine McKenny
    Holiday Program Chair
  • Maggie Kipp
    Holiday Program Chair
  • Emily Freling
    NorthPark Tour Program Chair
  • Marilyn Cline
    NorthPark Tour Program Chair
  • Kimberly Yamanouchi
    Parkland Tour Program Chair
  • Melissa Cameron
    Philanthropy In Dallas Program Chair
  • Edna Cannata
    Ronald McDonald House Dinner Program Chair
  • Elizabeth Buchanan
    Ronald McDonald House Dinner Program Chair
  • Beth Thoele
    Taking Care of Aging Parents Program Chair
  • Patti Flowers
    Taking Care of Aging Parents Program Chair
  • Heather Hicks
    Tea at the Arboretum Program Chair
  • Juliette Coulter
    Tea at the Arboretum Program Chair
  • Melissa Cameron
    Spring Trip Chair
  • Barbara Averitt
    Year-End Fiesta Chair
  • Shannon Callewart
    Year-End Fiesta Chair
  • Sarah Hardin
    Year-End Fiesta Chair
  • Venise Stuart
    Year-End Fiesta Chair
  • Amy Camp
    Member-at-Large
  • Connie O’Neill
    Member-at-Large
  • Debbie Oates
    Member-at-Large
  • Elizabeth Gambrell
    Member-at-Large
  • Gretchen Henry
    Member-at-Large
  • Holly Griggs
    Member-at-Large
  • Jan Baldwin
    Member-at-Large
  • Jan Langbein
    Member-at-Large
  • Julie Bagley
    Member-at-Large
  • Kittye Peeler
    Member-at-Large
  • Laura Hurt
    Member-at-Large
  • Linda Custard
    Member-at-Large
  • Linda Perryman Evans
    Member-at-Large
  • Linda Secrest
    Member-at-Large
  • Lisa Laughlin
    Member-at-Large
  • Lynn McBee
    Member-at-Large
  • Mary Kay Whaley
    Member-at-Large
  • Nikki Webb
    Member-at-Large
  • Pat Prestidge
    Member-at-Large
  • Peggy Meyer
    Member-at-Large
  • Susan McSherry
    Member-at-Large
  • Nancy Bierman
    Member-at-Large
  • Christie Carter
    Member-at-Large
  • Pam Busbee
    Member-at-Large

2020-2021 Sustainer Special Interest Group Chairs

  • Charlene Marsh
    Antiques & Art
  • Judy Bennett
    Antiques Too
  • Diane Drake
    Between the Covers
  • Rita Conway
    Between the Covers
  • Nancie Wagner
    Bluebonnet Garden Co-Chair
  • Cathy Camalier
    Bluebonnet Garden Co-Chair
  • Frances Grigsby
    Booked Up!
  • Kristianne Hinkamp
    Booked Up!
  • Gretchen Henry
    Forget-Me-Not Garden
  • Janis Wells
    Forget-Me-Not Garden
  • Renee Querbes-Farren
    Issues and Interests
  • Julie Halley-Wallace
    Profit Makers
  • Diane Drake
    Rave Reviews “Too” Book Club
  • Catie Feehan
    Revelers
  • Ashlyn Lewis
    Spice It Up Cooking
  • Kris Densing
    Sustained Profits
  • Nancie Wagner
    Sustainer Bridge
  • Susan Tritschler
    Sustainer Bridge 65+ Group
  • Byrd Teague
    Sustainer Stitches
  • Phyllis Mabus
    Sustainer Stitches
  • Kristianne Hinkamp
    Sustained Stitches PM
  • Lou Murchison
    Sustainer Transfer Group
  • Ann Smith
    Topics & Trends
  • Missy Quintana
    Women of Words (WOW)
  • Catherine Cooper
    JLD Connect (Actives & Sustainers)
  • Jennifer Indyk
    JLD Connect (Actives & Sustainers)
  • Happy Franklin
    JLD Gourmet (Actives & Sustainers)
  • Suzann McLemore
    Sustainer Lites Chair