Junior League of Louisville 2016-2017 Annual Celebration

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Junior League of Louisville 2016-2017 Annual Celebration

On Tuesday, May 16, 2017 the Junior League of Louisville hosted it’s Annual May Celebration at the Crowne Plaza Hotel which was sponsored by Kosair Charities.  The event celebrated the accomplishments of the League for the 2016-2017 year, which included another successful year of service and leadership.

The League inducted the 2017 Spring Provisional Members into active membership and recognized those women who have completed 6 or more active years of service into Sustaining Membership!  Awards we also presented to members and community partners for their service and support during the League year!

Awards and Recipients

Community Partner Award
Wave 3 News and Jefferson County Public Education Foundation
This was presented to these community partners for their continuous support and work on Imagination Library Louisville.  This award is presented to a corporation or community organization that has shown tremendous support to the league and its mission.

Outstanding Provisional Award
Brittany Laderer
This award is presented to a provisional class member in recognition of outstanding individual or team leadership skills shown while completing the Provisional Course.

Member of Achievement: JLL Leadership Award
Abbie Gilbert
This award is given to a committee chair that takes an active role in developing leaders by serving as a mentor, motivator, and delegator. This member has executed her position gracefully and to the best of her ability.

Member of Achievement: Pia Posadas Miller Personal Development Leadership Award
Laurel Mallory
This award is given to a member who takes the initiative to go above and beyond her committee and membership responsibilities. This member exhibited a great can-do attitude, has taken thankless jobs and has risen to the occasion when called upon..

Member of Achievement: Community Leadership Award
Barb Shirkness
This award is given to a member who has demonstrated her leadership skills in the Louisville community in non-profit organizations whether serving on a Board or as a dedicated volunteer.

Community Outreach Award
Lauren Coulter
This award is presented to the member who has exuded the mission of JLL to provide service to the community and training to JLL members.

Philanthropist Award
Sarah Wunderlin
This award is given to a member who has significantly increased the bottom line of the organization. From securing donations to ensuring a JLL fundraiser is successful, this member has helped to provide the JLL with the financial resources it needs to carry out its mission.

A League of Their Own Award
The Blooming Deals Committee
This award is presented to a committee that personifies team spirit. This committee has worked together effectively throughout the year and has met all challenges head on to successfully accomplish their assignment.

Member Enhancement Award
Tracey Snow
This award is given to a member who has significantly improved the quality of membership for her fellow members.

For more information regarding the Junior League of Louisville please visit our website!

Junior League Of Louisville Recruitment

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Interested in being a part of something bigger? Love volunteering, meeting women, learning new skills and developing your leadership potential? The Junior League of Louisville is currently recruiting new members for the 2017/2018 League year!

Please join the Junior League of Louisville for the upcoming Recruitment Mix and Mingle Events:

Fall Recruitment Mix and Mingle / Wednesday, July 26, 2017 at 6:30 pm / Molly Malone’s, St. Matthews

Fall Recruitment Mix and Mingle / Thursday, August 10, 2017 at 6:30 pm / Drakes, St. Matthews

Learn about the League & speak with members about their experiences and what is in store for the JLL this year!

The Junior League of Louisville is an organization of women committed to promoting volunteerism, developing the potential of women, and improving communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Our purpose is exclusively educational and charitable.

Please feel free to pass this invite along to any women who may be interested in joining the Junior League! We look forward to seeing you this summer at a recruitment event!

Fill out your application today!!

Junior League of Louisville Helps Students Make a Lasting Impact

On May 22, members of the Junior League of Louisville assisted 5th grade classes at Carter Traditional Elementary School in a “graduation” event, celebrating the students’ transition from elementary to middle school. Each 5th grade class will paint their handprints on a wooden bench to remain at the school. The benches will be a symbol of how each student has left a lasting impact on the school and encourage them to go out into the community and make a difference.

The Junior League of Louisville also donated over 300 school supplies as well as approximately 150 t-shirts and 75 school uniform polo shirts to the school through Agape North, a company that donates school apparel for each screen printed or embroidery item sold. The matching donation was made possible by the sale of Junior League of Louisville apparel during the 2015-2016 League years.

The event is one of the Junior League of Louisville’s many “Done in a Day” community service events. The Junior League of Louisville is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, to developing the potential of women, and to improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. This event aligns with the JLL mission of training future leaders and supporting the current community initiative of early childhood education and mentor-ship.

Leadership Development Training

Leadership Development Training – Discovering the JLL’s Rich History of Leadership and Service

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One of the cornerstones of Junior League of Louisville’s mission is developing effective volunteers through a variety of formal experiential training.  A member’s placement on various committees is where she gains hands-on training. Whether that focus is on marketing, fund development, finance, event planning, or more, the skills developed “on the job” are transferable to other volunteer efforts, as well as members’ professional lives.  Our goal is to build on members’ strengths, and empower them to be more effective in their community, professional and personal endeavors.

This weekend mark our Annual Leadership Development Training for all the incoming Junior League of Louisville Leadership!  It was a wonderful time for our members to discover the rich history of leadership and service of the Junior League of Louisville, improve their leadership skills and connect and develop relationships with other Junior League of Louisville Leaders.

 

 

The Junior League of Louisville Announces Founders’ and Spirit of the League Award

The Junior League of Louisville Announces Founders’ and Spirit of the League Award

The Junior League of Louisville (JLL) held its first annual Founders and Spirit of the League Award Reception on Thursday, May 11 at the Henry Clay.  The event was sponsored by Kosair Charities and was a wonderful celebration of the many contributions and successes of the award recipients’.

Award winners were as follows:

Founders Award – Mollie Smith

Created in 1982 the Founders’ Award honors a Junior League of Louisville Sustainer for her ongoing impact in the Louisville Community. It is the most prestigious award given by the Junior League of Louisville to honor a woman who has used her League training to continue to contribute to the betterment of our community. This award is intended for a member who is community minded, lives the mission of the JLL through her actions and services and inspires others to reach their dreams with courage, strength and love to others.

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Spirit of the League – Randy Coe, Kosair Charities

The Spirit of the League Award was inaugurated in 2017 by the Board of Directors to honor the outstanding contribution on a non-League group or individual who not only supported the Junior League of Louisville but who also exemplify the Junior League’s mission as well as to provide a significant and sustained commitment to the Louisville community through service and leadership.

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