The Junior League of Chattanooga gathered on Monday for their Annual Dinner to celebrate a year of impacting the Chattanooga community. Chattanooga Mayor Tim Kelly joined the celebration by presenting a proclamation announcing May 22 as “Junior League of Chattanooga” Day.
This presentation was met with excitement from over 100 members of the Junior League of Chattanooga who were present. Among those members was outgoing JLC President Callie Burnette. “We were incredibly honored Mayor Kelly took the time to join our event and recognize our impact in Chattanooga over the past 105 years.
We are thankful for Mayor Kelly’s leadership and to serve alongside him in our community,” said Ms. Burnette.
Officials said, "Junior League of Chattanooga, Inc. is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women and improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. JLC was founded in 1917 and is the second oldest League in the South. We are committed to inclusive environments of individuals, organizations and communities and its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable. JLC’s cookbook, Seasoned to Taste, is the official cookbook of the City of Chattanooga.
"The Junior League of Chattanooga’s A League of Learners initiative focuses on fostering lifelong learners in the Chattanooga community. Junior League supports Hamilton County’s schools, teachers, children and adults through funding for special projects and partnerships with other local organizations to provide an active volunteer base."
To learn more about JLC and apply as a member, visit jlchatt.org