Junior League of Collin County

Junior League of Collin County The Junior League of Collin County is an organization of women committed to promoting volunteerism, developing the potential of women, and improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers.
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There are unique barriers to voting experienced by survivors of intimate partner violence. From fear of potential retali...
10/21/2020

There are unique barriers to voting experienced by survivors of intimate partner violence. From fear of potential retaliation to privacy concerns, some survivors face a unique set of obstacles that prevent them from making their voices heard at the voting booth. Since 1999, the state of California has run the “Safe at Home” program to ensure that victims of domestic violence and human trafficking have a mailing address that enables them to vote by mail confidentially. Learn more: http://ow.ly/ymuE50BM7Iu #JLBetterTogether #JuniorLeague #JLCollinCounty

Early Voting continues today through October 30! Don't forget to research your ballot and bring your photo ID! For more ...
10/19/2020

Early Voting continues today through October 30! Don't forget to research your ballot and bring your photo ID! For more info: vote411.org/Texas #JLCCVotes #VoteTexas #GOTV #CollinCountyVotes #LWVTexas

Picture of our 2019-20 President Melanie Perkins

Together, we are working towards bringing awareness and ending world hunger. #WorldFoodDay #JLCollinCounty #JLCC #Junior...
10/16/2020

Together, we are working towards bringing awareness and ending world hunger. #WorldFoodDay #JLCollinCounty #JLCC #JuniorLeague

Trained advocates are available at the National Domestic Violence Hotline 24/7 to talk confidentially with anyone in the...
10/14/2020

Trained advocates are available at the National Domestic Violence Hotline 24/7 to talk confidentially with anyone in the United States who is experiencing domestic violence, seeking resources or information, or questioning unhealthy aspects of their relationship. If you or someone you know needs help, get connected to local resources and information (resources for US, Canada, Mexico, and UK included): https://www.ajli.org/?nd=p-do-comm-ip-dom-violence#ncadv #DVAM2020 #DVAM #JLBetterTogether #JLCollinCounty

Early Voting in Texas starts TODAY, October 13 through October 30. Election Day is November 3. Make an informed decision...
10/13/2020

Early Voting in Texas starts TODAY, October 13 through October 30. Election Day is November 3. Make an informed decision and compare candidates on your ballot through http://ow.ly/rF1x50BRcpF. You can also check your voter registration, find the polling location nearest you, and review voter ID regulations before arriving.

Tip: Bring a piece of paper with your candidates listed into the voting booth. You can't use your phone, but you can expedite the process with a pre-written list.

#JLCCVotes #jlcollincounty #LWVTexas #CollinCountyVotes #GOTV

Happy birthday to our former first lady who was instrumental in human rights achievements. Referred to as the "First Lad...
10/11/2020

Happy birthday to our former first lady who was instrumental in human rights achievements. Referred to as the "First Lady of the World", Eleanor Roosevelt has been key in advancing the rights of women. #JLCollinCounty #JuniorLeague #EleanorRoosevelt

Only 5 minutes to go until Ladies Night "In" kits are on sale! Quantities are limited! Don't miss out: https://one.bidpa...
10/10/2020

Only 5 minutes to go until Ladies Night "In" kits are on sale! Quantities are limited! Don't miss out: https://one.bidpal.net/ntw/welcome

#neaththewreath #jlccntw #ladiesnightin #JLCollinCounty

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#neaththewreath #jlccntw #jlcollincounty #neaththewreathLNI #ntwathome #homefortheholidays #ladiesnightin

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Intimate partner violence affects millions of people in the United States ...
10/09/2020

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Intimate partner violence affects millions of people in the United States and around the world each year. Data from the CDC’s National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey (NISVS) indicate that in the U.S., about 1 in 4 women and nearly 1 in 10 men have experienced contact sexual violence, physical violence, and/or stalking by an intimate partner during their lifetime. Join us throughout the month as we share information and resources about this important issue. #DVAM2020 #DVAM #JLBetterTogether #JLCollinCounty

Our members volunteered with this socially-distanced Done in a Day project to make masks for Frisco Family Services clie...
10/08/2020

Our members volunteered with this socially-distanced Done in a Day project to make masks for Frisco Family Services clients! Our community service never ends, even if we can only be there in spirit, not in person.

#maskup #JLCollinCounty #volunteerism #friscotx #pivot

Thank you Junior League of Collin County for making masks for our clients! 🙏🎉👍🙌#thursdaymotivation #masks

10/07/2020
Plano Independent School District

Congratulations to Kelley Thomas, a JLCC Member, immediate past president of the Plano ISD Council of PTAs, and District 12's 2020 Heroes for Children Award recipient! This award, presented by the Texas State Board of Education, is presented annually with only one recipient per Texas' 15 districts.

Kelley Thomas, immediate past president of the Plano Council of PTAs, was honored by the Board of Trustees tonight for being named District 12’s 2020 Heroes for Children Award recipient by the State Board of Education (SBOE). Congratulations!

Your Vote Matters. Tomorrow, Oct. 5 is the deadline to update your voter registration! Check your status at votetexas.go...
10/04/2020

Your Vote Matters. Tomorrow, Oct. 5 is the deadline to update your voter registration! Check your status at votetexas.gov or vote411.org, or visit your county elections office. #VoteTexas #jlcollincounty #womenvote #CollinCountyVotes

09/30/2020
Local Profile

We are incredibly proud of our members that channel their compassion and leadership skills to motivate others, support the community, and inspire us all. Thank you to Local Profile for featuring Irum Rashid-Jones in yesterday's Local Leaders segment as well as next month's Women in Business Summit.

Irum, thank you for all you do for #jlcollincounty and exponentially expanding circle of influence. #girlboss #leadership

Irum shares her story of abandonment and abuse while part of the NYC Foster Care System and how the horrific experience has led her to be the very best version of herself.

Irum believes that everyday is beautiful and has great potential.

Join us on Friday, October 23 for Local Profile’s 19th Annual Women in Business Summit. Irum Rashid - Jones will be on our panel: The Challenges of Change: Reinvention, Risks & Rewards. Register and find out more at localprofile.com/wib2020

Have you crossed off your To-Do List yet for today?
09/29/2020

Have you crossed off your To-Do List yet for today?

TWO DAYS left in the #2020Census! Here's our Monday To-Do List! Let us know once you've checked everything off the list! #TexasCounts

There's only 1 day left to complete the Census! Visit 2020census.gov NOW. It's safe, secure, and vital for our community...
09/29/2020

There's only 1 day left to complete the Census! Visit 2020census.gov NOW. It's safe, secure, and vital for our community. #2020Census #TexasCounts #jlcollincounty Texas Counts

JLCC Members, Sustaining Advisors, and Past Presidents gathered virtually for a tea party, complete with fancy hats, fas...
09/28/2020

JLCC Members, Sustaining Advisors, and Past Presidents gathered virtually for a tea party, complete with fancy hats, fascinators, and matching tea cups. #jlcollincounty #leadership #volunteerism
📷: 2020-21 President Amanda Konersmann

G'mar Chatima Tovah!May you be inscribed (in the Book of Life) for Good!Wishing our friends a blessed Yom Kippur, from J...
09/27/2020

G'mar Chatima Tovah!
May you be inscribed (in the Book of Life) for Good!

Wishing our friends a blessed Yom Kippur, from JLCC.

#YomKippur #JLCollinCounty #JuniorLeague

The Junior League of Collin County volunteers tackle some of the most critical issues like domestic violence and economi...
09/25/2020

The Junior League of Collin County volunteers tackle some of the most critical issues like domestic violence and economic insecurity. We empower women to become more effective and they become Unstoppable! Are you Unstoppable? Do you believe in the power of women acting as agents of social change? We want to speak with you! Find out more at http://ow.ly/gBFY50BsSOO #JLUnstoppable #JLCollinCounty

UPDATE:  A federal judge issued an order on 9/24 that the U.S. Census Bureau has until October 31 to tally the country's...
09/25/2020

UPDATE: A federal judge issued an order on 9/24 that the U.S. Census Bureau has until October 31 to tally the country's residents.

ORIGINAL: Even though the first day of the Texas State Fair was supposed to be today, we will honor Big Tex by completing the #2020Census. There are only 5 days left to respond before the deadline! Visit 2020census.gov to complete the survey today.

Your responses will impact Texas education, healthcare, infrastructure, and Congressional representation for the next decade. #jlcollincounty #texascounts

Congratulations to our very own Jeri Chambers on being named the 2020 Plano Citizen of the Year! Jeri is a valued Sustai...
09/23/2020

Congratulations to our very own Jeri Chambers on being named the 2020 Plano Citizen of the Year! Jeri is a valued Sustainer within JLCC and was most recently the Community Strategic Director on our Board of Directors from 2017-2020.

On Friday, Mayor Harry LaRosiliere (2019 Citizen of the Year) was the first to congratulate the 2020 Citizen of the Year Jeri Chambers. This surprise announcement included a socially distant parade of previous Citizens of the Year, decorations, and plenty of cheers. Details of the 2020 Best of Plano Awards ceremony coming soon!

Determined. Impactful. Unstoppable. Imagine joining an organization whose focus is empowering women to be more effective...
09/22/2020

Determined. Impactful. Unstoppable. Imagine joining an organization whose focus is empowering women to be more effective leaders. The Junior League of Collin County is preparing today’s leaders to address tomorrow’s issues head on! Want more information? Visit http://ow.ly/liVq50BsSJN #JLUnstoppable #JLCollinCounty

Have you recently moved or changed your name? There are less than 2 weeks remaining to update your voter registration! R...
09/22/2020

Have you recently moved or changed your name? There are less than 2 weeks remaining to update your voter registration! Register by October 5 to vote in November's election. Early voting starts October 13. Check your registration at one of the links below:

-- League of Women Voters of Texas: my.lwv.org/texas/register-vote
-- Vote Texas: http://ow.ly/omyQ50BsxOn

"Peace begins with a smile." — Mother Teresa#JuniorLeague #JLCollinCounty #IntlDayofPeace #Peace
09/21/2020

"Peace begins with a smile." — Mother Teresa

#JuniorLeague #JLCollinCounty #IntlDayofPeace #Peace

We are brokenhearted to hear the news of the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. She changed the way the world is for ...
09/19/2020

We are brokenhearted to hear the news of the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. She changed the way the world is for American women, and we will remember her as a tireless champion of justice and gender equality.
#RBG #RestInPower #womenlead #shatterglassceilings

L'Shanah Tovah!JLCC wishes all of our Jewish friends and family a wonderful New Year!#JLCollinCounty #JuniorLeague #Rosh...
09/18/2020

L'Shanah Tovah!
JLCC wishes all of our Jewish friends and family a wonderful New Year!

#JLCollinCounty #JuniorLeague #RoshHashanah

THANK YOU to everyone who donated to #jlcollincounty on #NTxGivingDay! We broke previous JLCC giving records & can conti...
09/18/2020

THANK YOU to everyone who donated to #jlcollincounty on #NTxGivingDay! We broke previous JLCC giving records & can continue to promote volunteerism, develop the potential of women, and improve the community! #JLCCcares #CollinCounty #volunteer

Determined. Impactful. Unstoppable. Words synonymous with the Junior League of Collin County. We are an organization tha...
09/17/2020

Determined. Impactful. Unstoppable. Words synonymous with the Junior League of Collin County. We are an organization that empowers women to lead by tackling issues impacting our community. Are you Unstoppable? If so, Join Us! For more info about the Junior League of Collin County, visit http://ow.ly/GJAT50BsSEo. #JLUnstoppable #JLCollinCounty

Support #JLCollinCounty TODAY during North Texas Giving Day and support the Collin County community all year long! It's ...
09/17/2020
Junior League of Collin County

Support #JLCollinCounty TODAY during North Texas Giving Day and support the Collin County community all year long! It's easy to donate and every amount counts: www.northtexasgivingday.org/jlcc

#NTxGivingDay #volunteerism #JLCCcares #collincounty

The Junior League of Collin County is an organization of women committed to promoting volunteerism, developing the potential of women and improving the community through effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable.

Today is North Texas Giving Day! Thanks to you, we’re well on our way to raising more than $20,000 to help make a meanin...
09/17/2020

Today is North Texas Giving Day! Thanks to you, we’re well on our way to raising more than $20,000 to help make a meaningful difference in our North Texas community.

Help us reach our goal by visiting http://ow.ly/60yf50B4Z5G TODAY and help JLCC promote volunteerism, develop the potential of its members, improve the community through effective action and leadership of trained volunteers, and more!

#NTxGivingDay #jlcccares #jlcollincounty #northtexasgivingday #whyIgive

Feliz dia de la independencia Mexicana!Happy Mexican Independence Day. Let us celebrate the "cry of independence" or el ...
09/16/2020

Feliz dia de la independencia Mexicana!
Happy Mexican Independence Day. Let us celebrate the "cry of independence" or el Grito de Dolores leading to the revolt against the Spaniards and eventually to the Mexican independence from Spain.

#JLCollinCounty #JuniorLeague #MexicanIndependenceDay #CryofIndependence #GritoDeDolores

The number 1 reason to donate to JLCC on North Texas Giving Day (9/17) is the This Side Up! With JLCC’s help, This Side ...
09/16/2020

The number 1 reason to donate to JLCC on North Texas Giving Day (9/17) is the This Side Up! With JLCC’s help, This Side Up! is on a mission to move families from surviving to thriving through parenting education, marriage enrichment, single parent support, and values focused family connection for the whole family.

You can set up scheduled giving for North Texas Giving Day now through September 17th by visiting northtexasgivingday.org/jlcc.

#NTxGivingDay #jlcccares #jlcollincounty #northtexasgivingday #whyIgive

The number 2 reason to donate to JLCC on North Texas Giving Day (9/17) is the Plano Retired Teachers Association. With J...
09/15/2020

The number 2 reason to donate to JLCC on North Texas Giving Day (9/17) is the Plano Retired Teachers Association. With JLCC’s help, the Association exclusively represents all personnel who worked in the Plano public schools and their spouses to enrich their retirement years by monitoring and protecting teacher benefits and growing the retired teacher community.

You can set up scheduled giving for North Texas Giving Day now through September 17th by visiting http://ow.ly/MrKH50B4Z0d.

#NTxGivingDay #jlcccares #jlcollincounty #northtexasgivingday #whyIgive

Hispanic Heritage Month Begins September 15!September 15 marks the start of Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15-Octobe...
09/15/2020

Hispanic Heritage Month Begins September 15!
September 15 marks the start of Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15-October 15) in the United States, which celebrates the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America. According to the United States Census Bureau, the Hispanic population of the United States is the nation's largest ethnic or racial minority, constituting a total of 18.5% of the population as of July 2019. #hispanicheritagemonth

¡El Mes de la Herencia Hispana comienza el 15 de septiembre!
El 15 de septiembre marca el comienzo del Mes de la Herencia Hispana en los Estados Unidos (15 de septiembre al 15 de octubre), en el cual celebramos la historia, culturas y contribuciones de los ciudadanos estadounidenses con í en España, México, el Caribe, Sur América y América Central. Según la Oficina del Censo de los EEUU, la población hispana en los Estados Unidos es la mayor minoría étnica del país, constituyendo el 18,5% de la población (a partir de julio 2019). #mesdelaherenciahispana

The number 3 reason to donate to JLCC on North Texas Giving Day (9/17) is Open Horizons Life Enrichment and Educational ...
09/14/2020

The number 3 reason to donate to JLCC on North Texas Giving Day (9/17) is Open Horizons Life Enrichment and Educational Center. With JLCC’s help, Open Horizons is committed to enriching the lives of special needs adults through life skills and social activities in the outdoors, the community, and the home environment. This includes social skills, speech therapy, exercise, music and dance, cooking and nutrition, cleaning and personal care, arts and crafts, animal therapy, and more.

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You can set up scheduled giving for North Texas Giving Day now through September 17th by visiting http://ow.ly/tWDI50B4YXy.

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#NTxGivingDay #jlcccares #jlcollincounty #northtexasgivingday #whyIgive

The number 4 reason to donate to JLCC on North Texas Giving Day (9/17) is the Plano ISD Education Foundation. With JLCC’...
09/13/2020

The number 4 reason to donate to JLCC on North Texas Giving Day (9/17) is the Plano ISD Education Foundation. With JLCC’s help, the Education Foundation helps all students in the Plano Independent School District achieve their full potential by providing financial support to educators and academic programs. These funds are then used to achieve excellence in science and math, to bridge the gap for economically disadvantaged students, and provide educator grants to create innovative teaching programs.

You can set up scheduled giving for North Texas Giving Day now through September 17th by visiting http://ow.ly/Zx9R50B4YVn.

#NTxGivingDay #jlcccares #jlcollincounty #northtexasgivingday #whyIgive

The number 5 reason to donate to JLCC on North Texas Giving Day (9/17) is Lovepacs. With JLCC’s help, Lovepacs engages N...
09/12/2020

The number 5 reason to donate to JLCC on North Texas Giving Day (9/17) is Lovepacs. With JLCC’s help, Lovepacs engages North Texas communities to feed children in need as an expression of love. The organization provides mostly non-perishable, easy to open, and minimal cooking food items to those in need, as well as providing school counselors with stocked snack closets and hygiene products they may distribute to children who are in need.

You can set up scheduled giving for North Texas Giving Day now through September 17th by visiting http://ow.ly/KKoe50B4YO1.

#NTxGivingDay #jlcccares #jlcollincounty #northtexasgivingday #whyIgive

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5805 Coit Rd, Ste 301
Plano, TX
75093

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In New York City at the turn of the century, there was an enormous social divide between the rich and the poor. Immigrant children living on the streets were suffering from disease and hunger. Mary Harriman, a socially prominent 18 year-old, was moved by the horrific conditions around her. Mobilizing 80 other young women, she founded the Junior League. By 1921, more than 40 Leagues were formed across the country and joined together to establish the Association of Junior Leagues. The League members cared for children, taught classes, and improved sanitation conditions. With each passing year, the Junior League movement grew. A similar desire to improve the community prompted 13 women to form the Plano Service League in May 1976. Dynamic leaders such as Florence Shapiro, Joan Biggerstaff, Carolyn Dickey, Mary Nell Jackson, Pat Evans, and Jeri Haggard helped the organization establish administrative committees, develop projects, and focus on fundraising events. Their service to the community began with Dental Care for underprivileged children and volunteering at the Swine Flu Clinic. In 1980, the League voted to pursue membership into the Association of Junior Leagues (AJL), which later became the Association of Junior Leagues International (AJLI). In February 1984, the Plano Service League became the Junior League of Plano (JLP), the 255th League in AJLI. Many outstanding projects have been researched, developed, and implemented throughout the Junior League of Plano’s 33 years of service. Through various community projects, the League has been instrumental in bringing dynamic and national leaders to speak to our community. Ross Perot addressed the issue of substance abuse in 1980. The League provided a feasibility study for a juvenile justice center and was honored that Supreme Court Justice, Sandra Day O’Connor, dedicated the center in 1983. Elizabeth Forsythe Hailey, noted Texas author, dedicated the Sesquicentennial Park Plaza in Downtown Plano in 1985. Congressman Dick Armey was a featured speaker for a citywide drug rally in 1986. And in 2002 and in 2005, Anita Perry, the First Lady of Texas, addressed the community and League members about family violence. The Junior League of Plano sponsored the first Project Graduation in 1982. We also established and funded the Volunteer Center of Collin County in 1983. In 1992, the League contributed over $50,000 for research and start-up costs for the Children’s Advocacy Center. The Collin County Council of Family Violence and the Sci-Tech Discovery Center were initiatives of the League begun in 1999 and 2001, respectively. Other projects over the years have included “Hip, Hip for Gray” Senior Citizens Craft Fair, CPR classes, Drug Puppet Show, Plano War on Drugs, Vision Screening, Project LEAD, WHO, Teen Adventure Program, Heard Natural Science Museum, and many others. Early fundraisers such as the Heritage Farmstead Luncheons and Plano’s first Gala, “A Touch of Country”, raised much-needed funds for the organization. The Plano Golf Classic contributed funds for three years, as well. Our popular golf tournament is now an annual fundraiser in the Spring. In 1989, the annual “Trinkets to Treasures” Rummage Sale was introduced, and continues to be very successful. In 1996, the League launched their first holiday gift market, “‘Neath the Wreath”. The American Girl Fashion Show is combined with the gift market for a fantastic holiday venture. Lone Star to Five Star, an award-winning cookbook, was written and published by the League in 2003. Since its inception, the JLP has raised more than $2.5 million for our community through fundraising efforts. These funds have been used for more than 50 projects that serve the citizens across North Texas. Approximately 900 women in the League have contributed more than 285,000 volunteer hours to their community of Collin County. Our members are dedicated to bettering life in Collin County by promoting volunteerism, developing the potential of women, and improving our community through the effective action and leadership of our trained volunteers.

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The Community Non-Profit Excellence Workshop that was planned for today at 9 am has had to be canceled. We hope to see you at our next workshop on Thursday, November 14.
FVC works with Greg Willis and the DA's office through our involvement with CCCFV. I can personally vouch for what incredible people they are to work with. They have an opening for an Executive Assistant and they are so impressed with the women of JLCC that they asked us to post this position. I think this would be a fabulous job. Do you have a passion for public service? Are you looking to make a difference in your community while working in a fast-paced and exciting legal environment? The Collin County District Attorney’s Office is seeking a highly motivated, experienced professional to serve as Executive Assistant to the District Attorney. The ideal candidate will exhibit professionalism and possess exceptional interpersonal skills; will proficiently collaborate and delegate duties; will demonstrate high-level multi-tasking abilities; and will bring strong organizational, project management, and problem-solving skills to the Office of the District Attorney. Daily tasks include managing sensitive confidential correspondence, executive scheduling, project coordination, and frequent interaction with community leaders and elected officials. Prior executive assistant experience, legal background, and previous business, management, or other related coursework are preferred for this position, though not required. Collin County offers a competitive compensation package including generous retirement and insurance benefits. Additional details can be found here:
Saw this article today and wanted to share. Even though it is about the UK, we can relate with our "Women Helping Women" campaign.
Today at a Plano Chamber meeting, a representative from the Veterans Center told us about a veteran and her family that they had helped find a home. The vet is in need of kitchen items. I donated a gift card from Hope's Door. If you have something to donate or would like to do a gift car, you can take it to the Veterans Center. Thanks
Good Morning, I am very interested in joining. I am a former member of the New Iberia, LA chapter prior to relocating to McKinney. I registered for tomorrow's event but my cheer squad is already volunteering at the Air Challenge event. Can someone reach out to me and possibly provide information regarding joining? I really miss it and look forward to hearing back from a representative :) TY
Get your tickets today for Junior League of Collin County's night at the ballpark on May 19th!
Hello All! My name is Alex and I am with the Frisco RoughRiders. You all are invited to Junior League of Collin County's Night at the Ballpark on Saturday, May 19th! Below is a link for you all to go through and purchase your own tickets. Each ticket comes with unlimited hot dogs, brats, peanuts, chips and Dr Pepper products from 6:00 - 8:30 pm as well as a $10 concession credit and a RoughRiders souvenir for $25! We look forward to having you all out!
Get your tickets now for Taste of Allen tomorrow! Tickets include unlimited samples from each restaurant and a punch card good for 8 craft beer or wine samples! Additional sample cards are available for purchase. If you are not a drinker then tickets are only $20! You can pay at the entrance or buy your tickets today here:
PLANO TX peeps, past and present!! As I have posted several times before, I have submitted a proposal to the PISD Board of Trustees to have the new performing arts center named after Ida Wellsman, who also happens to be a founding member of your organization. But I really need your letters/emails to support my recommendation, and you don't even have to put any effort into being creative if you don't have the time (see below). Along with Ida's 20-year teaching career at PSHS in the theater department, she was heavily involved as a volunteer and leader in the Plano community. Were you a friend or colleague or theater student of Ida Wellsman? Or do you know someone who was? If so, I really need your help! I have received a few emails of support but not nearly enough. Many have said that they just don't know what to say, so I have made it easy for you in case you need a little help. Just cut and paste the message below into an email. Add your own personal story if you like or make changes and add your name. Then just email it to me at [email protected] and I will see that it gets where it needs to go. It should only take you a couple minutes. And PLEASE help spread the word by sharing this post. Let's do this!! *********************************************************************** To the PISD Board of Trustees: I am happy to support the proposal to name the new Plano Performing Arts Center after Ida Wellsman. Ida was a community leader for many years, and her contributions to the people and city of Plano were numerous. Ms Ida, as her students fondly called her, was also a teacher of theater at Plano Senior High School, responsible for awakening a love for theater and shaping the lives of many. Because of all she touched both through her volunteer efforts and through the PISD, I cannot imagine anyone more deserving of this honor. Thank you for your time and consideration --