Sustainer News and Events

Upcoming Sustainer Events

December 6 @ 1:00 PM - AJLI Webinar Wednesday

Topic: Struggling with work-life balance? Tips, tricks & hacks to help you.

Is work-life balance an uphill battle for you? Suzanne Brown, author and consultant, will share strategies to help you better manage all the things on your plate. She will share stories, insights, and advice from her research with more than 110 professional women with whom she spoke for her book.

Learn more and register here

December 13 @ 1:00 PM - AJLI Webinar Wednesday

Topic: Engaging in difficult conversations.

We all have the best intentions for rising above difficult conversations and acting as the voice of reason, but we’ve all had experiences where the same patterns of disagreement show up and the conversation devolves into shouting or silence. At Essential Partners, we help people communicate more effectively across differences, helping people speak so they are more understood and listen to understand others.

Learn more and register here

December 13 @ 7:00 - 9:00 PM - JLP Holiday Party

MJs Wine Bar, One City Center, Portland

No RSVP needed.

January 10 @ 1:00 PM - AJLI Webinar Wednesday

Topic: What's in store for nonprofits in 2018? Get the big picture from a nonprofit insider.

Junior Leagues, and all charitable nonprofits for that matter, exist to address needs in communities, identify solutions, and bring people together in common purpose. And as with all nonprofits, public policies can enhance or obstruct the abilities of Junior Leagues to advance their missions. Will proposed changes to federal and state tax law incentives make it easier or harder to raise needed funds? How will spending decisions at City Hall, the State Capitol, or in DC affect mission partners? Lawmakers at all levels in 2018 will be considering these and multiple other issues. Nobody can keep track of them all, but David L. Thompson will walk you through the big picture and give tips to help make sure the decisions of policymakers reflect the best interests of the work of your League.

Learn more and register here

January 11 @ 6:30 PM - JLP Sustainer Planning Meeting

44 Fieldstone Lane, Falmouth

Please join us for our Annual JLP Sustainer Planning meeting. We will be discussing upcoming events and opportunities, how to better welcome new and transferring Sustainers, and more. All are welcome!

RSVP to Sandy Couch-Kelly. Contact details are at the bottom of this page.

January 24 @ 1:00 PM - AJLI Webinar Wednesday

Topic: Your volunteer experience says a lot about you--let your resume do the same!

You spend a lot of time volunteering and giving back to the community with the Junior League. This not only has a positive impact on the world, it also helps build skills and career competencies. Volunteering is sought after by employers and often viewed as an added value when properly incorporated into professional documents. If you think your resume is not doing justice to your Junior League experience, this is the session for you! Learn important tips and techniques for integrating the knowledge, abilities, and skills gained from volunteering into a professional resume.

Learn more and register here.

February 2 @ 7:00 PM - 10th Annual Junior League of Portland, ME Gala

Cellardoor Winery at The Point, 4 Thompson's Point, Portland

Additional information and tickets here

March 29 @ 6:00 PM - Sustainers' Night Out

Location TBD. Parking will be available.

April/May - Lunch and Museum Tour

More information about our first annual "It's Spring Somewhere" event--including date, time, and location--will be coming soon.

May 5 @ 4 p.m. - Annual JLP Derby Party

Details and location coming soon.

May 16 @ 6:00 PM - Annual JLP Dinner

Details and location coming soon.

Ongoing Sustainer Events

JLP General Membership Meetings

Portland Regency Hotel, Milk Street, Portland

6:00 - 6:30 PM: Social

6:30 - 8:30 PM: League-Wide Meeting

All Sustainers are welcome to attend General Membership Meetings (GMMs). GMMs are held the last Wednesday of every month, September through May.

JLP Sustainer Book Club

The Sustainer Book Club runs from April to November--celebrating it's 17th anniversary in April 2018!

For more inforamtion, contact Denise Martin.

AJLI Webinar Wednesdays

Topics vary and run from September through June. These are typically held on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month at 1:00 PM.

Learn more and register here.

Address Changes & Other News

Please send any changes in your contact information to


Contact your 2017-2018 Sustainer Co-Directors:

Elliott Pitts:, 207-232-6003

Sandy Couch Kelly:, 207-233-3469