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ON SOLID GROUND

JLC Finishes The Year Strong By: Christine Sperow

members were nominated by fellow members for their efforts to promote voluntarism, develop leaders and improve communities. Here is the list of winners and an excerpt from the announcements read by Morris-Rudd, Management Team Secretary, Sarah Highfill, Community Impact Council Chair, Neddra Vallesky, and JLC Sustainer Lisa Tomlinson.

On May 14, the final General Membership Meeting for the League year (which ends May 31) took place at 8.2.0 Restaurant and Bar in Charlotte. There was a buzz in the air as members of the Junior League of Charlotte, Inc. (JLC) mingled and enjoyed a delicious buffet during the social hour from 6-7 p.m. Then the 217 members in attendance moved to the large event room in the back of the restaurant where the General Membership Meeting (GMM) started promptly at 7 p.m. The May GMM is typically a time to recap and reflect on the last 12 months of the year. The reports given by members of the leadership team showed it is a great time to be a member of the Junior League of Charlotte! Chief Financial Officer Kamila McDonnough reported the current financial health of the JLC remains strong. That is being credited in part to an impressive fundraising year, where revenue was $13,000 higher than the year before. JLC President Arina Kirk also presented a year in review. Kirk discussed the modification to align fundraising dollars with the JLC mission work. She also announced the League’s intention to adopt a diversity and inclusion statement, with a plan to create a three-year roadmap to accomplish that. Finally, what is tradition at the last GMM of the year, the current JLC president passes the gavel to the incoming President. Kirk and 2017-18 JLC PresidentElect Alicia Morris-Rudd exchanged hugs as the gavel was officially handed to Morris-Rudd, who then spoke directly to members about her goals when she assumes the duties of JLC President on June 1. Another highlight of the May GMM is the announcement of the annual JLC Awards. League

Arina Kirk, JLC President passes the gavel to Alicia Morris-Rudd, President Elect during the May 2018 General Membership Meeting.

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The Crier Spring 2018  

The CRIER is the official publication of The Junior League of Charlotte, Inc. (JLC). Click here to read about how JLC volunteers are making...

The Crier Spring 2018  

The CRIER is the official publication of The Junior League of Charlotte, Inc. (JLC). Click here to read about how JLC volunteers are making...