JLE-NS Ladies who Lunch

Hello Ladies!

It’s that time of year again and back by popular demand is “Ladies who Lunch” with your JLE-NS peers. This is a chance to step away from our daily routine to make new friends and/or try a new restaurant in the Evanston – North Shore neighborhoods. I have chosen Spirit Elephant (space is limited and is first come, first serve) for our first place, however I welcome any recommendations for our future lunches. So bring your good cheer, your appetite and if you want, of course bring a friend! I hope to see you there!

*Each member will be responsible for their meal, so please bring cash to make it easier.

**Last day to RSVP 9/20 – This is to ensure accommodations.

***Members, please RSVP via the event evite which can be found in the Digital Cheetah calendar.  Prospective New Members, please email the JLE-NS office if you are interested in attending this lunch.

Hosted by:

Jennipher Tejano, JLE-NS President-Elect & Nicole Bogdanovich, JLE-NS Recruiting Chair


Thursday, September 22from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM CT


Spirit Elephant924 Green Bay RoadWinnetka, IL 60093

Annual Fund

JLE-NS Sustainers – please donate to the 2021-2022 Annual Fund here!

JLE-NS Purses with a Purpose Collection

The Junior League of Evanston-North Shore (JLE-NS) is accepting donations of new and gently used handbags and new travel-sized toiletries including shampoo/conditioner, lotion, soap/body wash, dental floss, toothbrushes, toothpaste, mouthwash and deodorant for our Purses with a Purpose program.
JLE-NS volunteers will fill the purses with toiletries and donate them to local domestic violence shelters. Donations can be dropped off by November 5th to JLE-NS Headquarters, 620 Lincoln Avenue, Suite 209 in the Community House Winnetka. Please email jle-ns@sbcglobal.net for more details.
Thank you for your support of one of our programs that gives back to our community! #JLENS #JuniorLeague #JLBetterTogether #JLENSPurseswithaPurpose 

JLE-NS Poster Contest for Children

The Junior League of Evanston-North Shore announces poster contest for children in the community:

Winnetka, IL, Updated November 19, 2020– Poster contest for children emphasizes the theme of “Community”

The Junior League of Evanston-North Shore (JLE-NS) is kicking off a poster contest with a theme of “Community”.  The contest is open to children between the ages of 5 and 12 who live in North Shore communities.

Entries must be original hand drawn art and can be created from crayon, marker, watercolor, or paint and should be 8.5” x 11” size and should illustrate how the artwork fits with the theme of “Community”.

The deadline for submitting your artwork has been extended to 5:00 pm Central Time on December 7th.

Submissions can be emailed to COMMUNITYJLENS@gmail.com and must include a JPEG image of your original artwork.  Please keep your original artwork; Winners will be required to send in your original artwork.

Submissions must also include the following information:


Home Address (street address, city, zip code):



School enrolled in:

Phone number:

Student’s Email:

Parent/Guardian Name and Email:


The top three poster submissions will win a prize:

  1. First place: $200 check to a North Shore non-profit organization of the winner’s choice that supports children, youth, families or advancing employment and $75 gift card to Blick Art Materials
  2. Second place: $50 gift card to Blick Art Materials
  3. Third place: $25 gift card to Blick Art Materials

In addition, the winning posters will be printed and posted throughout the North Shore.  Winners will be announced on December 14th, 2020.

About the League:

The Junior League of Evanston-North Shore (JLE-NS) is a women’s organization committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women and improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers.  Since 1924, JLE-NS has contributed more than $3.2 million to Chicago’s North Shore community and its 275 members serve an area that extends from Evanston and stretches to North Chicago.  With an emphasis on advancing employment and supporting families, the JLE-NS fosters job readiness and promotes positive family development through projects such as their Thrift House resale shop located in Evanston, Job Readiness Day, Fitting Futures, Kitchen Tour, and through partnerships with local organizations, including Fill A Heart 4 Kids, Bernie’s Book Bank, the Northern Illinois Food Bank, Forging Opportunities for Refugees in America, Books and Breakfast, Selah Freedom, and others.  The JLE-NS is a member of the Association of Junior Leagues International (AJLI) with 291 Leagues globally.  JLE-NS membership is open to any woman with an interest in and commitment to voluntarism.

For more information about the Junior League of Evanston-North Shore please visit www.jle-ns.org or call 847-441-0995.


In response to the current COVID-19 situation in our world, the Junior League of Evanston-North Shore has developed a COVID-19 fund to assist some of our community partners during this challenging time.

Since the COVID-19 crisis and stay at home orders began, domestic violence calls have doubled.  In the past, our Purses with a Purpose program has supported shelters with purses and toiletries.  Today, these shelters have immediate needs and we hope others can join us in donating financially.

The shelters that we are supporting include:  A Safe Place, WINGS, Howard Area Community Center, Sarah’s Circle and Staben House.

Your donations will help these shelters to assist domestic violence victims, provide a home for adults and children, provide family stabilization, provide clinical and social services, and much more.

How can you help?

We are looking for donations in any amount and will match up to $5,000 for the duration of the campaign. 100% of these donations will be distributed evenly to the shelters.  Please make a donation by May 5th to help us respond together to double the impact!

To make a tax-deductible donation please click HERE.

If you or someone you love needs immediate assistance due to domestic violence, please call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at: 1-800-799-7233.

October General Membership Meeting

6:30pm – Social

7:00-9:00pm – Meeting

Please join us for our October General Membership Meeting on 10/19/22! 

Members, please RSVP via Digital Cheetah. We hope to see you there!

Potential New Members welcome – please email jle-ns@sbcglobal.net for more details.

The League year is officially operating in full gear. September was a busy month full of events and meetings. This month’s GMM will take place on Wednesday, October 19th at 6:30pm-9:00pm. More details and location to be confirmed soon! Thank you for your time and dedication to the Junior League of Evanston-North Shore.

September General Membership Meeting: In-Person Meeting with Zoom Option

Join us on Wednesday, September 21st at 6:30pm for our first General Membership Meeting of the 2022-23 League Year!

We will be meeting at Central Station Coffee & Tea located at 1150 Central Avenue in Wilmette at 6:30pm.

Hors d’oeuvres and wine will be served.

We will focus on friendship, fun and socializing with a brief agenda.

Members, please RSVP on Digital Cheetah.

A Zoom option will also be available if you cannot attend in person.

Potential New Members welcome – please email jle-ns@sbcglobal.net for more details.

We hope to see you there!