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Tue 11

2018 Provisional Class Holiday Social

December 11 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Sat 15

Board & Committee Chair Holiday Social

December 15 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tue 18

December Board of Directors Meeting

December 18 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Member Recognition

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The Junior League of Greater Lakeland recognizes and honors members who truly embody the League mission throughout the year. Those recognized show dedication and commitment to the community.

The following awards are presented at the Annual Meeting:

Spirit of the League

Heart of the League

Bridge to the Community

Provisional of the Year

Sustainer of the Year

 

2016-2017 Award Winners

Heart of the League is awarded to an active member with amazing passion for the Junior League. The recipient of this award was Jessica Brown, who received this award for her leadership and passion as Special Events Chair.

Spirit of the League is awarded to an active member who is enthusiastic and full of pride for the League. The recipient of the award was Malonie Ayers, who received this award for her efforts on the Provisional and Special Events committees, making all new and returning members feel at home in the League.

Volunteer of the Year is awarded to an active member who gives 100% of herself to her individual committee, as well as helping out on other committees and projects of our league. The recipient of this award was Stacy Walsh, who received this award for putting together the Junior League annual report, her role as Grants Chair, and her continued willingness to help other committees.

Bridge to the Community is awarded to an active member who is not only an amazing asset to our League but is involved in numerous other organizations throughout the community. The recipient of this award was Katherine Fitzwater, the League’s Communications Vice President, who received this award for her participation in numerous local organizations including the United Way of Central Florida, LVIM and READ Lakeland.

Sustainer of the Year is awarded to a sustaining member who has given tremendous support to our League. The recipient of this award was Alice O’Reilly, who received this award for her mentoring and guidance to the Funding committee.

Provisional of the Year is awarded to a provisional member who goes above and beyond the expectations set for this level of membership. There was a tie in this category with two members being awarded. The recipients of this award were Hannah George and Sara McIntyre, who received this award for engaging the membership through donation drives that sought out items for local organizations.

Philanthropic & Community Awards Received by JLGL Members

  • Great Floridan designation
  • United Way Woman in Philanthropy award recipient
  • Florida Women’s Hall of Fame inductees
  • 4 Polk Emerging Leaders Award recipients
  • 3 Jere Annis Leadership Award recipients (awarded by Leadership Lakeland)
  • Members of Leadership Lakeland, Leadership Bartow, Leadership Polk
  • GiveWell Community Foundation Legacy award recipient
  • 2 Lakeland Chamber of Commerce George Jenkins Award recipients
  • Harrison-Hooks Lifetime Achievement Award recipient (awarded by Polk Museum of Art)

 

*Community Awards section last updated February 2018.

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