Junior League of Saint Paul Announces New President, incoming Board

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Junior League of Saint Paul is pleased to announce the installation of its new President, Beth Nault Schatz, and the 2012-2013 Board of Directors. As the Junior League of Saint Paul now enters its 95th year as one of the city’s premier volunteer organizations, Schatz and the incoming Board’s lengthy non-profit experience will be critical in continuing to serve as community leaders and change agents.

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FULL COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENT:

Junior League of Saint Paul Announces New President, incoming Board
Media Contact: Beth Nault Schatz, President, JLSP
                             beth@jlsp.org / 651-291-7377

What:
Katie Misukanis, 2011-2012 President, has officially passed the gavel to the new Junior League of Saint Paul President, Beth Nault Schatz.  In reflecting on her presidency, Misukanis said, “It has been an honor and pleasure to work with the amazing, passionate, and dedicated women of the Junior League of Saint Paul to move our mission forward.  We have helped 50 families supplement their pantries; we have trained women, and had an impact on the Saint Paul community.   I wish the Board, Leadership and members of JLSP continued success in fulfilling the mission.”  New President Beth Nault Schatz is excited to “Lead the Change” with her new Board of Directors. Schatz stated, “the Junior League of Saint Paul has been changing lives in our community for almost ten decades.  I am honored and excited to continue the historic work of amazing and talented women who promote volunteerism and develop the potential of women. Our volunteer organization provides women of all backgrounds and interests the opportunity to acquire new skills, better understand our community’s needs, and become leaders--in their workplaces, in other nonprofit organizations, and in community programs.  The JLSP and its highly-trained members are the cornerstones to our thriving non-profit and professional communities.” 

Beth joined JLSP in 2005. As a member, she has served on numerous committees and on the Board of Directors as Development Director and Director of Communications. She was awarded a scholarship to attend the Association of Junior League International’s Organizational Development Institute in 2007. Beth is the founder of BNS Resources, Inc., a Saint Paul-based business that focuses on non-profit development and strategic planning. She has volunteer experience with Girl Scouts and within the Saint Paul Public School District. She and her family live on Saint Paul’s West Side.

2012 – 2013 Board of Directors

President – Beth Nault Schatz
President-Elect – Jennifer Sampson
Treasurer – Stacie Paetznick
Treasurer-Elect – Anna Parker
Secretary – Ginger Carroll
Director of Communications – Abigail Sugahara Moeller
Director of Community Outreach – Jill Skogheim
Director of Development – Tara Broker Lashley
Director of Fundraising – Jeanine Christensen
Director of Membership – Amy Luitjens
Sustainer Representatives – Ann Jones, Yvonne Hundshamer, Betsy Schaller

The Junior League of Saint Paul: 
For 95 years, the Junior League of Saint Paul (JLSP) has improved the Saint Paul community. Members work together to identify unmet needs, forge effective coalitions and work for change, all on a volunteer basis. No other non-profit works quite the way that Junior Leagues do. Acting with courage and commitment, JLSP is proud to be among the first organizations to consistently identify and work to address the community's biggest challenges.

The Junior League of Saint Paul reaches out to women of all races, religions, and national origins who demonstrate an interest in and commitment to volunteerism.  The League’s current initiative, Healthy Bodies, Healthy Brains, seeks to improve children’s readiness to learn by addressing the issue area of food insecurity and nutrition. To support this initiative, our Backpack Buddies Program is designed to bridge the gap between Friday and Monday, when food may not be available for children whose primary source of nutrition is the school cafeteria. Additionally, we have partnered with Hunger-Free Minnesota to support its goal to close the missing meals gap for Minnesotans, particularly children. Through these programs the League intends to help eradicate the limited or uncertain availability of nutritionally adequate and safe food.

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