The Junior League of Greater Princeton has a vibrant Sustainer community of approximately 170 volunteers. A member may choose Sustainer status after 7 years of Active membership or, if age 40 or over, after 5 years as an Active member. There are no requirements to maintain Sustainer status, beyond the payment of dues. However, many women choose to continue active engagement with the League.
As Sustainers, we generally meet once a month for potluck dinner or bag lunch at a member home. The dates can be found on the League calendar. In addition, you will see a Sustainer section of the weekly eblast newsletter with reminders about upcoming Sustainer events. The Sustainer Director and other committee chairs will distribute meeting and board notes once a month to a Sustainer-only email list. If you are not receiving any email updates, please reach out to Sustainers@jlgp.org.
There are so many ways to get involved! Below are the committees that have been established and are open for participation. However, if you are interested in starting another group and have the support of other members, please reach out to Sustainers@jlgp.org with your proposal.
Fall Cocktail Party:
The Fall Sustainer Cocktail Party Committee is open to all Sustainers and meets from Spring through the event, usually held in late September. The event is usually hosted by a Sustaining member in their home for members and their significant other. For the committee members, responsibilities include choosing venue/hostess, budgeting, soliciting catering proposals, finalizing a menu, beverage purchases, and decorations as well as working set-up and clean-up at the event. If you are interested in hosting the party or joining the committee, please reach out to Sustainers@jlgp.org.
Please share Sustainer news, happy or sad, with our Sunshine Committee. This committee sends congratulations and condolence notes, flowers, etc. to Sustainers year-round to comfort or celebrate with our fellow members.
Table for Eight:
Table for Eight is a monthly lunch group open to all Sustainers. Each year, a Sustaining member organizes this monthly event at restaurants in Mercer and Bucks counties. There is no set date, but lunch is generally on a Thursday each month between September and May.
The Holiday Luncheon committee is open to all Sustainers and meets from late Spring until the event. Responsibilities include choosing the venue, budgeting, finalizing the menu and decorations as well as working set-up and clean-up at the event.
This committee plans local outings – theater trips, dinner, museums, designer showhouse, etc. – for Sustainers and their guests. Our goal is to have at least two excursions per year.
The Sustainer Book Group meets at noon on the 3d Thursday of each month from September through June (Zoom meetings in January and February). Gail Clough is the Book Group leader, although each member takes a turn leading discussion. The Book Group is currently not accepting new members. However, the book club organized by Active members is accepting new members!