Sustainer News and Events

Upcoming Sustainer Events

Sunday, January 6
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Elliot Pitt's Home (email for address)
If you have a resolution to read more this year, join the Sustainer Book Club! The book is Gretchen Rubin's "Four Tenancies."  If you don't have time to read the book, you can simply take this quiz to participate: This will also be a planning meeting to pick the book list for the spring.

Sustainer Coffee & Project Planning
Monday, January 7
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
The European Bakery
395 US-1, Falmouth
Join us to discuss how we can improve the Sustainer experience by creating volunteer opportunities you would enjoy and better engaging through social offerings. Leah Wallof, Community VP, will talk about potential Sustainer projects, done in a days, and how we can assist the ongoing Kids in the Kitchen project. If you have ideas to share, would like to be involved in the conversation, or simply want to have coffee with your League friends--please come!
If you can't make it but have ideas or feedback to share, please email Sandy Couch Kelly at

Annual Gala
Friday, February 8
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Cellardoor Winery at The Point 
4 Thompson's Point, #110, Portland
Join us for the Annual Junior League of Portland, ME Award ceremony and a silent auction with fellow community members! There is potential for a Sustainer reception and mingling from 6:00 to 7:00 PM that evening. Please hold the time and await confirmation.
$75 General Admission Until February 7
$85 Admission at the Door
Wine, beer, and hors d'oeuvres included.
Purchase tickets at

Kids in the Kitchen
Friday, March 15
Time TBD (Afternoon)
Riverton Boys & Girls Club
55 Riverton Drive, Portland
More details TBA.
RSVP on the member calendar.

Wadsworth-Longfellow House & Garden Tour
March (Date TBD)
Time TBD 
Henry Wadsworth-Longfellow House, 489 Congress St, Portland 
Meet for a Sustainer-only tour of the Henry Wadsworth-Longfellow house/museum and garden, facilitated by the Maine Historical Society.

RSVP by emailing

Happy Hour & “Done In A Meeting" 
April (Date TBD)
Time TBD 
Venue TBD
Meet for a Sustainer-only volunteer opportunity over beverages.
RSVP by emailing

Sustainer Reception & Annual Meeting
May (Date TBD)
Time TBD
Venue TBD
Meet for beverages and Sustainer mingling at the Annual Meeting venue, before it opens to the general membership.
RSVP by emailing

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 (with the exception of December).

JLP Sustainer Book Club

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

For more information, 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