Years! By Samantha Hall
On May 7, 2016, the Junior League of Charlotte, Inc. (JLC) celebrated its 90th anniversary with a joyous and memorable celebration. Attended by Actives and Sustaining Members alike, a plethora of memories and hopes for the future were shared. With this sense of celebration in hand, past sustainer and President Rocky Trenkelbach said, “It’s amazing how far the League has come from starting a baby home at the beginning of our existence, to sponsoring large initiatives throughout the area that have made a deep impact.” This sentiment was shared by multiple attendees. Throughout its existence, the JLC maintains a pattern of identifying and meeting needs throughout the Charlotte area over and over again. Remembering occasions such as the 90th Anniversary demonstrates the strong support year over year and is evidence of the sustainability of our organization. During the event, 2015-16 President Lisa Johnson and President-Elect Shannon Vandiver marked the occasion with words capturing the phenomenal achievements of the League over its 90 year tenure and congratulating the women of the League on their commitment. Investing in our League through meaningful contributions to the Annual Fund and other fundraising efforts, volunteer hour commitments, and through active participation in our community will help the JLC achieve sustainability well into the future, and will allow our League to continue to produce exceptional women leaders capable of delivering top-notch contributions in our local community.
CELEBRATING 90 YEARS OF THE JLC Erin Maddrey, Shannon Vandiver, Rocky Trenklebach, Lisa Johnson, and Aynsley Spencer enjoy a time of fellowship during the celebration. (Top) Alicia Rudd and Erin Maddrey are all smiles during the party. (Bottom)
The CRIER is the official magazine of the Junior League of Charlotte, Inc. (JLC) and is published four times a year.