The Junior League of Murfreesboro has announced the activation of 29 new members to its organization. The new members, who completed a six-month orientation program, were introduced at the Junior League's first meeting of the year on September 10.
Those new members include: Jessica Alexander, Jody Betts, Caitlyn Brown, Melissa Corlew, Laura Cothern, Ashley Dugger, Amy Farrar, Nicki Festervand, Tamara Gremillion, Melissa Hawkins, Geminia Hopkins, Amelia Jowers, Kristin Kovach, Anne Loy, Ashley McArdle, Teara Moore, Katie Mullicane, Susan Perlmutter, Debbie Richmond, Chloe Robinson, Kayla Shade, Callie Stephens, Brooke Travis, CharLyn Watkins, Megan White, Jennifer Williford, Amanda Witt, Amy Wyatt, and Tiffany Young.
The new member orientation program involved monthly meetings to educate the class on Junior League's mission, structure, and impact in the community. The new member class project involved the annual Women's Day Fair, which was held on September 8 at McFadden School. The Women's Day Fair serves as an opportunity to empower women in the community by providing them with necessary resources and information. This year, the more than 150 attendees were able to receive donated books, clothing, household supplies and hygienic items as well as speak with representatives of community agencies about their services.
This year marks the 20th anniversary of the Junior League in Murfreesboro. For the past two decades, the Junior League of Murfreesboro has explored the needs of the community and concentrated on focus areas such as women and children at risk, educational disadvantages, health, voluntarism and quality of life. The organization establishes and affiliates with projects and programs to address those focus areas by providing trained volunteers and financial assistance. The Junior League of Murfreesboro is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women and improving communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable.
The Junior League of Murfreesboro is a member of the Association of Junior Leagues International, Inc. (AJLI). There are 294 Junior Leagues throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico and Great Britain with a collective membership of almost 200,000 women.
In early 2013, the Junior League of Murfreesboro will begin its next new member orientation program. For more information about the organization or joining the next new member class, please visit the website at www.jlmonline.org.