Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Junior League announces new board of directors

The Junior League of Asheville is proud to announce their Board of Directors for the 2015-2016 year.  The Junior League of Asheville is a volunteer, non-profit women's organization that has been serving the Asheville area and surrounding communities since 1925.   The organization is committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women, and improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable.

Some of the Junior League of Asheville’s past partners include the ABCCM Food Pantry, the American Red Cross, MANNA Food Bank, Children First/Communities in Schools, Helpmate and the YWCA.   The local Junior League is part of a larger organization, the Association of Junior Leagues of International Inc., which includes 295 Leagues throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico and the United Kingdom.  The Association of Junior Leagues International consists of approximately 160,000 women, around the world, all working for positive change in their communities.

The 2015-2016 Board of Directors for the Junior League of Asheville includes:

President:  Kristi Goodrum
President-Elect:  Laura Herndon
Vice President of Communications:  Mindy Harrington
Vice President of Community:  Lauren Woodard
Vice President of Fund Development:  Melissa Kledis
Vice President of Personnel:  Meg Conner
Treasurer:  Kendra Ferguson
Assistant Treasurer:  Amanda Fugate
Member-at-Large:  Makenzie Sammons
Nominating Chair:  Amelia Buchholz
Corporate Secretary:  Lara Weaver
Sustaining Advisor to the Board:  Ann Goosmann

President Kristi Goodrum had this to the say about the incoming board:  “As President of the Junior League of Asheville, I am excited to welcome the 2015-2016 Board of Directors and am honored to be a part of this amazing group of women.  Each board member brings a fresh perspective and unique experiences to the table; resulting in a cohesive movement as we connect, plan and execute projects throughout the Asheville community.  Each board member has elected to donate her time, energy, and resources to making the Junior League of Asheville a catalyst for positive change within our community and I could not be more grateful.”

For more information about the Junior League of Asheville and how you can become involved, please e-mail juniorleagueofasheville@gmail.com. 

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