Junior League of Chattanooga (JLC) welcomed 20 members in the Fall 2013 Provisional class to its growing ranks.
JLC President Tahnika Rodriguez said, "Our commitment to lasting community change is made possible by the hard work of our members. This group of ladies will put their stamp on a legacy that was started in 1917. Seeing their enthusiasm for this new journey makes me extremely proud."
The Provisional class members got to know one another during their first meeting at the JLC House on August 6.
New Provisional Caroline Hensley says, “It was very encouraging to hear about the tremendous impact JLC has made on Chattanooga’s community and it’s exciting to be involved with it. I am really looking forward to learning more about the League’s new initiative, Seeds of Change."
Seeds of Change is the Junior League of Chattanooga’s collaborative effort to eliminate food deserts in Hamilton County. Food deserts are defined as areas where most residents have low or no access to fresh, healthy, affordable food, and they are a problem that affects more than 60,000 Hamilton County residents.
The Membership Development Committee has planned a full-day retreat for the Provisional class on September 14. They will have a busy fall filled with training classes and volunteer shifts with our community impact programs, especially Seeds of Change.
Junior League of Chattanooga is recruiting women who have an interest in voluntarism to join its next Provisional class in the spring of 2014. The deadline for applications to participate in the Spring Provisional class is November 21. For more information and to download an application packet, visit the JLC website at www.jlchatt.org and click on the “Join” link.
Members of the Fall Provisional class include: Lauren Baird, Megan Ball, Lauren Bratcher, Mary Cole, Traci Day, Nicole Flowers, Caroline Hensley, Ann Howard, Rona Hutchison, Madison Jahn, Sarah Johnson, Amy Mace, Meredith Manuel, Alexis Parker, Crystal Rivers, Bethany Smisson, Kella Smith, Jennifer Smith, Emily Spears, and Michelle Wright.