Junior League Of Chattanooga Welcomes New Members To Provisional Class

Friday, September 20, 2013
Junior League of Chattanooga's Fall Provisional class, at their first meeting at the JLC House.
Junior League of Chattanooga's Fall Provisional class, at their first meeting at the JLC House.

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.



Weekly Road Construction Report

Here is the weekly road construction report for Hamilton County: I-24 East bridge repair over Chestnut Street at mile marker 178.6 near the U.S. 27 interchange and safety improvements on the bridges over the CSX Railroad and over U.S. 27:  Work on this project continues.  This project will repair the bridge on I 24 East over Chestnut Street at mile marker 178.6 near ... (click for more)

12th Annual Boyd-Buchanan Physics Trebuchet And Catapult Competition

Signal Mountain Committee Says Pulling Away From County Schools Is "Feasible"

After eight months of investigating the viability of Signal Mountain establishing a separate school district, a committee of six has determined that it is feasible and would meet the goal of improving the education provided to students. The committee was also tasked with identifying obstacles and if possible to find ways to overcome them.  Results of the report were presented ... (click for more)

Alexander, Corker Are Among Sponsors Of Bill To Stabilize Premiums And Access To Insurance

A group of 24 senators - 12 Republicans and 12 Democrats led by Senate health committee Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) and Ranking Member Patty Murray (D-Wash.) - on Thursday released short-term bipartisan legislation to stabilize premiums and access to insurance in individual health insurance markets. Senators Alexander and Murray said: “We have reached an agreement ... (click for more)

The Deer Decline At Enterprise South Nature Park

There are now 11 fewer deer to see at Enterprise Nature Park. The hunters snuck another one in secretly so as not to cause controversy.   I go to that park three or four times a week, and haven't seen any deer for months, and I used to see them all the time. They had to put out "salt licks" to attract deer from surrounding areas outside the park. Then they killed them ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: New Schools On Agenda

Hamilton County School Superintendent Bryan Johnson confirmed on Wednesday that a plan for several new public schools will be included on Thursday night’s School Board agenda. Hamilton County has fallen woefully behind other metro school districts in the state and, with an estimated $340 million in deferred repairs, upgrading facilities - that now average over 40 years old - was ... (click for more)