President’s Message

On behalf of the 2016-17 Board of Directors welcome to our website.  The Junior League of Gainesville-Hall County has dedicated over 65 years of service to our local community.  Our mission is to promote voluntarism, develop the potential of women and to improve the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Our mission makes us unique in that we provide training in leadership and organizational development skills, as well as fundraising and other areas.  Through this training our members serve on other non-profit Boards and committees. We are indeed “women building better communities.”

Since 1951, we have identified problems, developed solutions and woven the pieces together to create positive change. We have partnered with many organizations throughout the years and several of our programs continue to operate as self-standing entities today.  Collectively, our members volunteer countless hours each year, fulfilling our vision of making Gainesville-Hall County and the surrounding areas a better place for children and families.

While we partner with many outside agencies to tackle community-wide issues, internally we are focused on Strengthening Families in the Gainesville-Hall County area.  We are putting food into the hands of chronically hungry children through our Feeding our Future Program; teaching children about healthy eating habits through Kids in the Kitchen; and offering a fun, hands on learning experience about healthy lifestyle habits through our Healthy Habits Expo.  Additionally, through our new Little Black Dress Initiative we are raising funds to provide affordable, quality homes to low income families through Habitat for Humanity.

I am excited and proud to be leading this tremendous organization of committed and dedicated community leaders this year. Whether you are interested in becoming a Junior League member, volunteering or attending an event, becoming a supporter or sponsor, please explore our website and contact us for more information.

 

Sincerely,

Havolynne Saxon

The Junior League of Gainesville-Hall County

2016-2017 President