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Winter2013

The Junior League of Huntington


Executive Board President President-Elect Community Vice President Corresponding Secretary Recording Secretary Treasurer Treasurer Elect

Katina Haught Summer Haynes Sarah Walling Leslie Culp Ashley Corder Jessica Copeland

JL of Huntington Meetings are held on the second Monday of the month at 6 p.m. 617 9th Avenue Huntington, WV 25701 304.523.4165 www.facebook.com/JLofHuntington @JLofHuntington

Kate Farrell

Junior League Mission

Committee Chairs Arrangements…………………...Jamie Webster Character Breakfast..…….….....…Darci Barger

The Association of Junior Leagues International, Inc. is an organization of women committed to promoting volunteerism, developing the potential of women and improving communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively education and charitable.

…………………………………..…Cheryl Sullivan Community Center…………….……Leslie Culp Done in a Day...…………...….Sarah Dougherty Education………...………………..Kristi Henson Kids in the Kitchen………..……....Katie Fowler …………………..………………Courtney McNeel League Lines……………………...Anna Lafferre Membership…………………........Anna Lafferre ……………………………………….Sarah Walling Nominating/Placement……......Jamie Webster Nominating/Placement Elect.Rebecca Hansen Public Relations…………………...Erica Deligne Rummage Sale……………..…Provisional Class Touch a Truck……………...….Melissa Dawson …………………………………..…..Amanda Kent Ways & Means………………….…...Maria Aiello

League Lines League Lines staff welcomes any contributions from the members of Junior League Huntington. Please contact Editor-in-Chief Anna Lafferre at anna.lafferre@yahoo.com.


From the President ·

What will I give? Happy New Year!

members to be effective community volunteers and leaders, and also by performing direct community service. I ask myself the question, “Are we doing these things to the best of our ability?” My answer often changes. Our organization is only as strong as each of you and your dedication to serving the community. Without your contribution, we cannot accomplish everything we set out to do this year. Therefore, I urge all of you to actively participate in our meetings, attend and contribute to the events, recruit your friends and family to assist in our cause, make new friends, reach outside of your comfort zones and help to make this an enjoyable, positive experience. Ask yourself every morning, "What will I give to those around me today?" Make a DIFFERENCE. Volunteerism — Doing more than you have to, you want to, for a cause that you consider good. I look forward to serving the community of Huntington with you! Together we can make a difference!

As we embark on 2014 and the excitement a new year can bring I am reminded of everything we have accomplished in 2013. Our first year Touch a Truck fundraiser was a huge success! The provisional project of redeveloping our entrance and flower beds was remarkable. We volunteered in a number of DIAD opportunities and had several members meet their requirements before the new year. Additionally, we partnered with the Huntington Area Food Bank and organized a Soup Drive for the month of January. With these accomplishments behind us we still have more to achieve. Our Character Breakfast chairs and committee members are actively working on our 9th CB event which will take place on March 8th. We have another class of provisionals that will be joining us and organizing our Leigh Ann Litton Memorial Rummage Sale as their provisional project. KITK will be having an event and there will be many DIAD opportunities. As you can see there is still plenty of time and ways for our members to get involved and make an impact in our League and our community. I wrote to you in the fall about the importance of our membership — the importance of developing the potential of our members and how they and their experiences are the key to our success, and I Sincerely, still believe that. I am, however, a firm believer in our whole mission and along with membership comes promoting volunteerism and improving our communities. We serve our community both by training our

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Katina Haught President @jlofhuntington


League News and Events · February 19, 2014 Perennial Favorites with Donna Rumbaugh 10:00 - The Woodlands March 19, 2014 Speaker - Kevin Brady, executive director of Greater Huntington Park and Recreation District 10:00 - JLCC April 16, 2014 Spring Luncheon 10:00 - Home of Jane Boylin, 1232 Enslow Boulevard

JL Members Became Soup-er Heroes in January! Huntington Junior League kicked off its "Be a Soup-er Hero" food drive on Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014, at Walmart in Barboursville. The month-long food drive benefitted the Huntington Area Food Bank. Photos by the Herald-Dispatch.

February is LOVE our Sustainers month! We’ll be having Jim’s Spaghetti for dinner.


· World View Junior League of Miami headquarters functions as community gathering place By Leslie Rivera, originally published in Coral Gables News

Recently, the Board of Directors of the Historic Preservation Association of Coral Gables held their Board meeting at the historic headquarters of the Junior League of Miami. Leslie Rivera, Sustaining Junior League member and a past President of the Junior League of Miami Foundation was the featured speaker. The Historic Preservation Association of Coral Gables was founded in 1991 with the mission to support an environment in which its members and all community citizens can understand, appreciate, exchange information and live with Coral Gables history. In keeping with this mission, the Board of HPACG plans to conduct their monthly meetings at historic sites in the city. HPACG President Ann Rosalind Goodman and Karelia “Kare” Martinez Carbonell, HPACG board member and past President of the JLM Foundation, greeted the Board with sherry and chocolates as a prelude to the evening. JLM President Leanne Tellam was also on hand to welcome the HPACG Board members. Leslie gave a brief history of the building (including the famous Tallahassee “cookie” story) and how it became the Junior League of Miami headquarters. A tour of the site was followed by a question and answer period and then the HPACG Board meeting. The JLM headquarters was originally built as a two-story “Venetian Palace” for Patrick Bennett in 1925 by George Merrick’s Coral Gables Construction and Supply Company. It was designed by George Fink and cost $30,000. It was the first commercial building in Coral Gables and is the only remaining example of this type of

commercial building west of City Hall. Thorn Grafton was the architect for the adaptive reuse of the building in 1995 after it was bought by the JLM. Teamwork Construction handled the construction end of the project. The project which was divided into four phases was an enormous effort by all concerned and could not have been accomplished without the outstanding help of both JLM members and others in the community who lent their financial and practical support. The building’s front door is historic and was found on site during demolition. In addition, Dade County pine flooring was discovered and was painstakingly restored. The flooring now covers the entire reception area. On the second floor facing Biltmore way, the original porch area was reclaimed. It had been enclosed during one of the building’s many “updates.” The historic iron railing around the stairway has been preserved and slightly modified to comply with safety code requirements. The building’s historic furniture has been refinished and the upholstered pieces have been recovered using donated fabrics. The end result is that the JLM headquarters is both functional and beautifully decorated. HPACG recently awarded two $1,000 scholarships. The scholarship winners were chosen by the University of Miami/School of Architecture in recognition of their proven academic achievement and interest in the area of historic preservation. HPACG is currently working on establishing an Advisory Board. For additional information please visit historiccoralgables.org.

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Community Center · The Junior League has now formed a Community Center Committee to assist with the managing and upkeep of the building. This committee includes Leslie Culp, Becky Francke and Heather McKernan. We are excited to announce the resolution of our ongoing toilet issue with the assistance of TR Johnson & Son, Inc. of Huntington. Our next project will be addressing the back parking lot drain, which appears to be clogged. Remember to spread the word about availability of the building to rent and the discounted price for members.

Building Rental Information Board Room — $20.00/hr Seating capacity - 50 Standing capacity - 70 Auditorium — $35/hour Seating capacity - 300 Standing capacity - 400 Day rental: $200.00 up to 8 hours/ $35.00 each additional hour League members receive a 50% discount.

· League Members Congratulations are in order for Leslie Culp, who graduated from the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in Charleston S.C., and was named Class President.

Congratulations also to Ashley Kasey who welcomed a new baby in December, Jack Conner Kasey.

We are very proud of Rebecca Hansen, who was named Marshall University’s Employee of the Month in September.


路 Christmas Party The annual Junior League Christmas Party was held Saturday, Dec. 7 at the Moose Lodge in Eastern Heights. It was a great way for members to socialize and usher in the holiday season!

Above: Rebecca Hansen and Missy McComas Below: Kate Moriarty, Katina Haught, Missy McComas, Rebecca Hansen and Leslie Culp

Above: Kate Moriarty, Ashley Corder, Missy McComas, Leslie Culp and Becca Hansen Below: Missy McComas and Ashley Corder

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Save-the-Date for the Junior League of Huntington’s 9th annual

Character Breakfast

Saturday, March 8, 2014 at the Big Sandy Superstore Conference Center


League Lines - Winter 2014