Week-Long Virtual JLLV Celebration

??Celebrating the 2019 – 2020 League Year??

Junior League of Las Vegas had to make some unexpected changes this year and our members adapted with grace and passion. May Luncheon was cancelled and many of us are staying home and social distancing. Even though this year is different, we want to celebrate the 2019-2020 League year and prepare for the 2020-2021 League Year to come. We want to invite you to be part of it!

Starting Sunday, May 24, we will celebrate our JLLV accomplishments in the last week of the League year with special messages, announcements, and a few surprise moments. The celebration extends throughout the week and ends on Saturday, May 30 when we hear from Phoebe Cooper, 2020 – 2021 JLLV President, who will kick off our new League year.

May 24, 2020 – Special Sustainer Message

We celebrated and honored our Sustainer Members during our Week-Long Virtual JLLV Celebration
on Sunday, May 24, 2020. Please watch Terri Williams, 2019-2021 Sustainer President, with a special message for all of our members. She shared her thoughts and presented the 2019-2020 Sustainer of the Year award to Robbie McClain! ?

May 25, 2020 – Message from Tammy Peterson, Endowment Board of Trustees

Tammy Peterson, Chair of the Endowment Board of Trustees, shared a special message about this year’s financial growth and the Endowment Board of Trustees’ gift to next year’s JLLV active budget.

Thank you to all of the members of the Board of Trustees. And thank you to Tammy Peterson for your years of guidance and leadership as the Chairman.

May 26, 2020 – Provisional of the Year Award announcement and message from Kristin Weddingfeld, 2019-2020 Provisional Committee Chair

Please welcome Kristin Weddingfeld, Provisional Committee Chair, and her special guest & future JLLV member, Lily. ? This year, the Provisional members took the road less traveled and did things a little different. Kristin shared how this year’s new members planned volunteer activities throughout the year with our community partner, Shade Tree of Las Vegas. Thank you all! ??

Kristin Weddingfeld also introduces us to this year’s ?Provisional of the Year?, Meredith Tieszen. Congratulations, Meredith.

And coming soon – look out for more information on some of our new members.

May 27, 2020 – First Year Active Award

The JLLV First Year Active award is an annual award for outstanding first year active members who have brought their passion and energy to the League while still learning the ins and outs of all of the different pieces.

This year’s First Year Active award winner has a passion for our community projects and has brought her positive and glowing energy to every task she taken on. She always finds opportunity to make the lives of the residents at Shannon West Homeless Youth Center better.

Please take a moment to? watch ?as we surprise our First Year Active ? winner, Grace Pedersen, at her house!!

May 28, 2020 – Heart of Gold announcement

?? The Heart of Gold Award ?? celebrates a woman that goes above and beyond her committee obligations and puts passion into the work she does for the League. This year, we have two Heart of Gold Award winners. ? Watch ? as we surprised both of them at home on a windy Las Vegas day to honor their achievements this year.

TrinaMarie Phinizy Shaw pushed forward and put her energy into the League. When we first met, she gave up her preferred committee placement and dove into being a first time chair. She stepped up and led when needed. She continues to be an ambassador for the League and is always trying to find the best in all that we do. Congratulations TrinaMarie!


Kristina Villardi is a woman who has continued to be a leader to our members and recognizes that part of her position as a chair is to train the future leaders of our League. When we need her, she is there and happy to do it. She often puts the needs of the organization before her own needs and embodies the true mission of the League. Congratulations Kristina!

The Junior League of Las Vegas is lucky to have you. Thank you!

May 29, 2020 – Message from Erica Chee, 2019-2020 President and surprise guests (Coming Soon)

May 30, 2020 – Swear-In Phoebe Cooper, 2020-2021 President and special message (Coming Soon)

Special Thanks

Not enough thanks can go out to the women that helped us prepare and plan for our virtual celebration week when JLLV realized May Luncheon would be cancelled. It goes to show you that we have amazing and adaptable the women in this League. A big thank you to Amy Johnson and the Arrangements Committee; Chekesha Van Putten; Kristin Weddingfeld; Kate Hicks and Phoebe Cooper for helping put all of the different pieces in motion! ???

A special thank you to Elizabeth Fersdahl for filming and creating our First Year Active and Heart of Gold videos. She is our digital hero!

Thank you for a great League year! We look forward to seeing everyone in the 2020-2021 League year.