Past Presidents Luncheon: Delightful Company and Delicious Dishes

On October 30, President Elect, Hala Ziady, hosted the annual Past Presidents Luncheon at Kosair Charities in the Community Room. Thirty of JLL’s leading women were in attendance.The Luncheon is held for the past presidents’ to be able reconnect with each other annually, for the incoming president to share what exciting things are going on currently with the League as well as a way to share a little bit about herself and her goals for the upcoming league year.

October 30, 2013 Luncheon
Past Presidents  (from left: Anita Barbee, Alice Baron, Christi Lanier Robinson and Paula Campbell)

The menu for the event was full of delicious recipes from Bluegrass Gatherings.  The cookbook was one of the topics discussed during the event and the afternoon concluded with the ladies walking out the door with a purchased cookbook in hand!  JLL is fortunate that our Past Presidents’ actively support our fundraising efforts.

Food from Bluegrass Gatherings that was served at the 2013 Past Presidents Luncheon.
Dishes from Bluegrass Gatherings were served at luncheon.

The agenda topics included updates on our Flexible Leave Program (formerly Leave of Absence), how the DIAD program will work this league year, Hollydays and our partnership with the Kentucky Derby Festival for 2014. A big thank you to Chrissy Evans – President, Kate Ratliff – V.P. Community Impact and Beth Grammer – A.V.P. Fundraising for providing several of those updates.

According to President Elect, Hala Ziady, her favorite part of the event was “…having everyone go around the room and introducing their self, what year they were President and their favorite memory or best advice.” Dede Jones (President of JLL in 1959) shared that being involved in JLL helped ‘make her who she is today.’