Girl Power Summit to be held Saturday, October 28, 2017

The Junior League of Tyler, Inc. is elated to invite all Smith County 6th grade girls to register to participate in our Annual Girl Power Summit on Saturday, October 28, 2017 at University of Texas at Tyler’s University Center. Register here!

Junior League of Tyler grants $224,000 to Smith County agencies

The Junior League of Tyler, Inc., will award more than $200,000 in grants to 16 local non-profit agencies or programs on Thursday at the League’s annual contract signing event.

The Junior League of Tyler grants both funds and volunteers to other non-profit organizations in Smith County through an extensive application process. In order to raise money for these endeavors, the League hosts events such as Mistletoe & Magic and Touch a Truck. The League has also produced three cookbooks and most recently, a children’s book, the proceeds of which all go back into the community. When funds are granted to an organization through Junior League, League members also commit to volunteer with the organization throughout the year.

“I am so excited to be signing contracts with our Community Partners for the 2017-2018 year!” said Angela Leichliter, JLT Community Vice President. “We had a fabulous committee who worked very hard to pick awesome placements to offer our membership. We look forward to blessing the community through our community agencies during the upcoming year!”

Agencies or projects receiving funds for the 2017-2018 year are as follows: Alzheimer’s Alliance, Bethesda Health Clinic, Champions for Children, Children’s Advocacy Center, East Texas Food Bank, JLT Girl Power, Habitat for Humanity, JLT Summer Reading Camp, Literacy Council of Tyler, Meals on Wheels, The Mentoring Alliance, Refuge of Light, St. Paul Children’s Foundation, Texas Adaptive Aquatics, Tyler Area Business Education Council, and Tyler ISD Foundation.

2017 Rose City Restaurant Week Menus

Please join us in the 2nd Annual Rose City Restaurant Week!


The Junior League of Tyler’s

Rose City Restaurant Week

April 18-21


Participating Restaurants

Marco’s Pizza


Willow Brook Country Club

Hollytree Country Club

Villa Montez



The Grove

Lago del Pino

Stanley’s BBQ

Roast Social Kitchen



Villaggio del Vino


The above participating restaurants will be donating a percentage of the preselected menus back to the Junior League of Tyler. Please see attached menus (available as of today) and stay tuned for updates via email and social media. Be sure to follow us @mistletoeandmagicjlt on Instagram and on Facebook!

Earn a 2017-2018 general meeting credit by doing the following:

  • Visit a participating restaurant April 18-21
  • Post a photo of your food on Facebook or Instagram
  • Tag @mistletoeandmagicjlt and use #RCRW



$35 Menu

Appetizer: Spinach Dip or Captain Crunch Shrimp

Salads: Garden or Kale

Entrees: Chicken Paillard, Catfish or Pecan Salmon

Desserts: Peach Pie or Blackberry Crumble


$45 Menu

Appetizer: Lamb Lollies or Pimento Cheese Board

Salad: Pazanella or Garden

Entrees: Fried Quail, 6oz Filet or Chicken Madiera

Desserts: Chocolate Cake or Key Lime Pie



$35 Menu

1st course: Wedge Salad or Spinach Artichoke Dip

2nd course: Chicken Cordon Bleu or Pan Seared Barramundi Fish

3rd course: Italian Cream Cake or Chocolate Chip Cheesecake with Oreo Crust


$45 Menu

1st course: Strawberry Field Salad or Jumbo Coconut Shrimp

2nd course: Crab Cake Dinner or 12 ounce Ribeye Steak

3rd  course: Chocolate Loving Spoon Cake or Bourbon Pecan Pie ala Mode






$35.00 Menu

1st course: Shrimp Cocktail or Lobster Bisque

2nd course: Smoked Jalapeno Meatloaf or Seared Costa Rican Mahi

3rd course: Sopapilla Cheesecake or Southern Bread Pudding with Bourbon Sauce


$45.00 Menu

1st course: Cheese Steak Spring Rolls or Lobster Wontons

2nd course: Cedar Plank Salmon or 14oz Ribeye

3rd course: Homemade Black Berry Cobbler or Ghirardelli White Chocolate Crème Brulee




$35 Menu (Dinner for Two)

1st course: any one appetizer on the menu

2nd course: One of the following 12″ Chicago Style Pizzas

Grubs Choice, Carnivore Craze, Ditka, The Deluxe

3rd course: Hot Brownie or Cookie Stix



  1. Willow Brook Country Club



*(members only  OR guests accompanied by a member)


$45.00 menu

1st course: Oyster Rockefeller

2nd Course:

Deep Eddy Spring Mix Salad OR

Tomato Mozzarella Salad

3rd Course:

6oz Filet Served with Brown Butter Mashed Potatoes, Red Wine Truffle Demi Glaze and Topped with Herb Butter OR

Pan Seared Salmon Over Parmesan Risotto and Finished with Lemon Caper Butter Sauce OR

French Roasted Chicken Breast over Sautéed Radicchio Kale Blend Drizzled with Balsamic Glaze

4th Course:

Willow Brook Favorite Mini Fudge Ball OR

Three Berry Apple Cobbler a la mode with Henry’s Cinnamon Ice Cream


Friday only menu

$45.00 Menu

1st Course:

Chef Attended

Build Your Own Salad Station

2nd Course:

Chilean Sea Bass

Over Sautéed Brussels sprouts, Orange & Grapefruit Segments with Feta Cheese and Blood Orange Glaze OR

12 oz New York Strip

Pepper Mélange Crusted with Brown Butter Mashed Potatoes and Grilled Vegetables with Green Peppercorn Demi Glaze OR

Chicken California

Angel Hair Pasta, Sautéed Grape Tomatoes, Pine Nuts, and Red Onions Topped with Sliced Avocado and Finished with Lemon Butter

3rd Course:

Live Bananas Foster Station



  1. JULS

$39.99 Menu  (Dinner for Two)

1st course: Choice of sushi Roll a Tiger Roll, Crunch Roll, or Winston
2nd Course: 2 Choices of Fried Rice, Beef, Chicken or Combo
3rd Course: Choice of Shareable dessert Red Velvet or Chocolate raspberry cake

  1. Villa Montez

Villa Montez has graciously decided to donate 15% of the proceeds from TWO of their incredible dishes.  Simply order the famous Ossobucco or New York Strip with Sautéed Shrimp specials and Villa Montez will donate 15% back to the Junior League of Tyler during Rose City Restaurant Week.


  1. 1836

1836 will be donating $1 from every signature burger order.  So visit 1836 and order The Cut Beef and Texas Lamb Burger


  1. Kiepersol

Visit the distillery for a 20% donation to be made with purchase of a Signature Rose City Restaurant Week cocktail and  on bottles of wine at the winery.



  1. Jucys Hamburger

20%  Donated back to the Junior League of Tyler for ALL online orders, both locations!


  1. Villagio del Vino

$45.00 Menu

1st Course: Choice of House Italian Salad or Tomato Basil Soup

2nd Course:

Chicken Parmesan

Shrimp Scampi

VDV Classic Lasagna

3rd Course:

Italian Canoli





Proceeds go to Junior League of Tyler

Cadillac Jumbo super deluxe – The Super Deluxe even more suped-up with candied bacon, guacamole, and an over easy fried egg.  – $13.99

8 meat Sampler – All 8 of our pecan smoked meats on one plate ribs, chicken, pulled pork, sausage, hot link, ham, turkey, and sliced brisket. No substitutions unless sold out. –  $32.99

Kids meal combo – one item from the kids menu with choice of chips and fountain drink. – $5.25

Proceeds to go to Junior League of Tyler

The Meat Haters – Organic tomato sauce, mozzarella & manchego cheese, roasted mushrooms & red peppers, caramelized onions, topped with spinach & gremolata – $12

RSK Chicken Salad – Roasted free range chicken, fennel, spinach, white beans, medjool dates, navel orange, citrus basil vinaigrette – $10

The Club Med Spread – Chickpeas, rosemary, sage, roasted garlic, arbol chile, Texas extra virgin olive oil, dough made crackers – $6

The Junior League of Tyler, Inc. Announces 2nd Annual Rose City Restaurant Week

Savor the date! The Junior League of Tyler, Inc. is delighted to announce their 2nd Annual Rose City Restaurant Week, April 18-21. This annual event, benefitting the charitable projects of The Junior League of Tyler, will showcase a variety of local eateries who will put their best foot forward with special Rose City Restaurant Week offerings. Visiting old favorites or venturing to new locales, diners will not only enjoy a truly unique dining experience but also delight in knowing they are supporting their community.

Rose City Restaurant Week is the fresh spring event in conjunction with The Junior League of Tyler’s premier fundraiser, Mistletoe & Magic. This year’s Mistletoe & Magic theme, “Making Spirits Bright,” pays homage to The Junior League of Tyler’s mission of serving the Smith County community, as 2017 Mistletoe Chair Melissa Peveto- highlighted, saying, “Through this year’s theme, we are focusing on what makes The Junior League of Tyler unique, our service to the many agencies we support and the impact we can make on others around us-We invite our community to savor this opportunity to eat local and give back over a great meal or two with friends and family during Rose City Restaurant Week!”

For more than 65 years, The Junior League of Tyler has provided support to numerous community agencies through financial assistance and the help of dedicated volunteers. The funds raised by Rose City Restaurant Week and all Mistletoe & Magic events will benefit these agencies in their missions of bettering the community we share. It’s never too early to make spirits bright when you eat local, shop local, and give local!

Here are the menus for the 2017 Rose City Restaurant Week!


Junior League of Tyler announces ‘Day of Service’ to celebrate National Volunteer Month

(Tyler, Texas) – The Junior League of Tyler, Inc., will celebrate National Volunteer Month doing what they do best: volunteering. On Monday, April 10, JLT volunteers will disperse to various non-profit agencies across Smith County to make a big impact in a short amount of time as they do things like sort pet food, decorate facilities, host mock interviews and write thank-you notes.

The Junior League of Tyler grants both funds and volunteers to other non-profit organizations in Smith County through an extensive application process. In order to raise money for these endeavors, the League hosts events such as Mistletoe & Magic, Touch a Truck and Girl Power. The League has also produced three cookbooks and most recently, a children’s book. When funds are granted to an organization through the League, League members also commit to volunteer with the organization throughout the year.

“The Day of Service is a chance for our members to visit a new organization they may not have served with in the past, and at the same time, meet some immediate needs these agencies have,” said Tish McGuire, Communications Vice President. “It’s a time for us to get back to the core of why we joined the League, which is to serve our community.”

On April 10, members will serve at the following agencies: Cancer Foundation for Life, Christian Women’s Job Corps, Literacy Council of Tyler, Meals on Wheels and The Mentoring Alliance.

Touch A Truck 2017

All hands on deck! Touch A Truck is an opportunity for children to learn about different vehicles as they explore, climb and touch emergency response vehicles, heaving machinery and other equipment in a supervised environment.

We will be having a “Noises Off” hour from 1-2 PM for our sensory sensitive children to enjoy this event as well!

Saturday, April 1

10 AM – 4 PM

Broadway Square Mall South Parking Lot

*Tickets are $5 per person, with a maximum of $20 per family*

Buy your Touch A Truck T-Shirts HERE!!

T-Shirts Available in Children’s Small-XLarge and Adult Small-XXLarge


New League year in full swing

Happy Fall Ya’ll!

We have our first general meeting under our belt, the Provisionals had their retreat last month, and committees are gearing up full steam (if they haven’t already). October is an exciting time for the Junior League.


Jennifer Walsh, President 2016-2017

This year we are having one Girl Power event on October 22.  The committee has worked hard to plan a day full of speakers and activities that align with their four pillars: Self Value, Education, Civic Engagement and Future Planning. If you are interested in coming out and helping during the event, please contact Lexie Clark or Meagan Doran.

Our new slate will be announced at the October GM.  This is always an exciting time to see who our next leaders will be. The Nominating Committee always works so hard to fill each position. (If you are interested in a leadership position for the future, please fill out the Interest Indicator.)

And of course we are on the countdown to Reindeer & Roses. This year’s M&M committee has gone above and beyond to bring in new concepts: Restaurant Week, Partners Card, and Rudolph’s Favorite Things, all while reminding everyone to keep it local. This fundraiser helps us support so many worthwhile non-profit agencies in Smith County. I encourage you to buy and sell chance drawing tickets for Susan Robinson Jewelry, buy a partners card and get great discounts at local retailers, and invite your friends and family to attend the various parties or simply come out and just shop.

I love the League, and now that everything is in full motion, I truly am blessed to be a part of such an amazing organization with so many talented and serving women who are making this such a fun journey.

We Are JLT!


Provisionals packed meals at the East Texas Food Bank during the Provisional Retreat Sept. 10.

Provisionals packed meals at the East Texas Food Bank during the Provisional Retreat Sept. 10.

Provisionals learn about league and community at annual retreat

The Junior League of Tyler, Inc.’s provisional class attended a day-long retreat Sept. 10 to learn more about the League and the organizations we serve. Here’s a rundown of what we did:

  • Visited four amazing organizations that are supported by JLT
  • Exposed provisionals to important needs of the community
  • Provided opportunities to help guide where they would like to serve through the JLT
  • Performed service project of stuffing bags for Backpacks for Kids program
    • 2185 meals were prepared in 15 minutes!
    • Everyone worked together as a team and MADE A DIFFERENCE!!
  • Opportunity for provisionals to make friends and establish relationships
  • Some provisionals have already asked to volunteer at these organizations this year ON TOP of their provisional requirements! Way to Go Girls!

Thank you to the provisionals who took time out of their busy schedules to be a part of this important introduction to the mission of the League. And thanks to the volunteers and organizations that opened their doors for our newest members!

League Lines Issue I

Girl Power

GIRL POWER is a project initiated by the Junior League of Tyler, Inc. (JLT) to develop the leadership skills of 6th grade girls in our community by promoting self-esteem and confidence; health and nutrition; and a spirit of volunteerism.