During the Junior League of Asheville’s Annual Dinner, several League members were recognized for their outstanding service and participation during the 2010-2011 League year.
The New Spirit Award is awarded to a provisional class member showing promise of leadership through her efforts. She must demonstrate the ability to work with others toward a common goal and have a strong commitment to voluntarism. The recipient of the award was Susan Davis, who dedicated her time to planning a “done-in-a-day (DIAD)” activity at the Eliada Home. Susan also volunteers with a number of other community organizations.
The Spirit of the League Award is awarded to an active member who embodies the Junior League mission through her efforts, creative problem-solving, and teamwork. The recipient of the award was Kate Leslie, who received this award for her tremendous effort on the successful Fall Gala Planning Committee.
The Leadership Award is awarded to an active member who serves in a leadership capacity and demonstrates outstanding service to the League through her ability leadership, team-building, and committee accomplishments. The recipient of the award was Devon Shealy who served as the Vice President of the Personal Committee this past year. During her 10 years with the League, Ms. Shealy has consistently been a role model to other members.
The Full Circle Award is awarded to sustainer who provides the League with support, advice, and leadership. The recipient of this award is Leslie Anderson. Leslie has served the Junior League of Asheville for 38 years in numerous of roles, and continues to promote the League and its mission throughout the community. Ms. Anderson is an exemplary example of a woman who embodies the League’s mission.
Founded in 1925, The Junior League of Asheville is a nonprofit organization of over 400 women 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. In the past 85 years, the Junior League has contributed countless hours of volunteer service and returned more than $1 million in direct funding to community improvement projects. For more information about the Junior League of Asheville, call 254-5608 or www.juniorleagueasheville.org.
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