Many new JLEP transitions occurred throughout this calendar year beginning with the adoption of the AJLI based logo and tag line of “Women Building Better Communities.” During this year the League enjoyed an abundance of local media coverage and began the celebration of its 70th anniversary as a league. The local headquarters facility had a cosmetic face-lift financed exclusively through a very successful capital campaign aimed at renovations. A Christmas Fair 2002 recruited a landmark 150 merchants and counted over 13, 0000 visitors during the three-day holiday shopping event. The League continued to make a community impact on Quality of life through its Projects: Alzheimer’s Auxiliary, Holocaust Docents, Independence House Mentors, Keystone Botanical Garden, League Temps, Music Therapy for the Elderly, Plaza Theatre Docents, and Zoo Camp. The year was completed with the selection of a third focus area, Economic Development/Invest in El Paso. The membership took pride in multiple triumphs realized through community projects and internal innovations.