• CAMP 2014 site visit

    meganAndAdrienne By Megan Sweas and Adrienne Lawrence, JAWS CAMP Co-Chairs

    While planning CAMP 2014 in Palm Springs, we’ve jokingly said that JAWS will be taking over Hollywood’s playground. However, on a visit to La Quinta Resort and Club, we found out that it’s not a joke; La Quinta is one of the original getaways for Hollywood’s stars. If you hear typing late into the night from the room next door, it might not be a fellow JAWdess, but the ghost of Frank Capra writing the script for “It’s a Wonderful Life.” (Yes, he wrote it in one of the suites at the resort.)

  • Board member blog post: Finding a mentor

    donna.layBy Donna Myrow, JAWS Board Member

    My boarding pass was on the table, carry­-on bag next to the front door, winter boots ready for cold weather. I wore my favorite red parka vest over a turtleneck sweater with a scarf around my neck. Not my standard attire since I live in sunny California. I was dressed for JAWS CAMP 2013 in chilly Vermont. It was time to leave, but I refused to open the front door. How would I describe myself in thirty seconds to the dinner crowd ­­— former newspaper publisher, youth media executive in transition or downsized retiree?

    Teary-­eyed, I did get on the plane. From the moment I arrived at the Essex Resort, JAWdesses greeted me with warm embraces. I dropped my bag at the front desk and joined a group at the bar. At that moment, there was no embarrassment explaining that my newspaper folded in February on our 25th anniversary.

  • Attend April JAWS events

    connieho_officialBy Connie K. Ho, website manager

    Check out a few of the local JAWS events happening in April – we hope to see you there!

    JAWS Southern Calif.

    JAWS Chicago

    JAWS Frederick, Md.