Sustainer Resources

Your Membership Matters!

Sustaining Members are those who have served a minimum of six years as Active members (excluding their Provisional/New Member year) and who continue to support the JLP through membership dues. Unlike Active members, Sustainers are not required to serve on an assigned committee or fulfill other obligations; however, they are welcome to be as involved as they choose and often volunteer within the JLP and elsewhere in the community in significant ways. The Junior League of Portland's Sustainers are truly the foundation of our success since 1922. We’re proud of our Sustainers for their outstanding reputation of civic leadership and appreciate their continued support!

Upcoming/Ongoing Sustainer Events

JLP General Membership Meetings/Annual Meeting

All Sustainers are invited to attend General Membership Meetings (GMMs). GMMs are held the last Wednesday of every month, September through April (with the exception of December). The Annual Meeting is held in mid-May (2021 date TBD).

Currently, meetings are being held online for the remainder of the 2020-2021 League Year. Sustainers are welcome to attend GMMs as non-voting members; please contact for the Zoom link.

6:00 - 7:00pm Meeting
7:00 - 7:30pm Social Time

JLP Sustainer Book Club With a Twist

The Sustainer Book Club With a Twist currently meets via Zoom, but is hoping to resume socially distant, mask-wearing outdoor meetings (byo food & drink) in May 2021.  The Book Club meets monthly to discuss a selected book (including a couple of classic books each year) and share recommendations on podcasts and other media. 

For more information or to receive notifications of future book selections and meeting dates/locations, contact Sustainer Sandy Couch-Kelly: or 207.233.3469.

Name/Address Changes & Other Updates

Please send any changes in your contact information to


Contact your 2020-2021 Sustainer Co-Directors:

Kristen Crean:, 207.232.6688
Cathy Steele:, 207.653.2495