President’s Message

For nearly two years, cultivating community has been a challenging objective. The Junior League of Gainesville-Hall County, like so many other organizations, has worked incredibly hard to ensure that we are able to continue serving our partner agencies, our membership, and our community as a whole. Even in the face of adversity, I continue to be inspired by our membership’s heartfelt passion for the Junior League initiatives that serve our community. It is because of that passion and unfailing dedication that the League and its members have been able to consistently serve our community well.

Our membership has already accomplished so much in the first few months of this League year. A new school has been added to the Feeding our Future program. Hundreds of diapers have been packed for our Diaper Bank. Our first-ever book drive in honor of Georgia Pre-K Week, benefiting SISU, was a huge success.  The Charity Ball committee is hard at work preparing for our largest fundraiser of the year, with four wonderful Belle candidates and their sponsoring clubs helping in that effort. Recruitment for the newest Provisional Member class provided 18 women that are eager to serve.  These are just a few of the many things that are happening “behind the scenes” every day to ensure that the League’s legacy of serving our community and developing passionate leaders will continue for many years to come.

It is an honor to serve you all. I have had the privilege to work alongside many exceptional women during my time as a member of the League. I attribute some of my most treasured mentors and dearest friends to my involvement throughout the years. It is often said that you get out of the League what you put into it. I can say that has been irrefutably true for me. I encourage you to make an effort to connect with members that you may not know. Ask committee chairs about a program you are interested in. Your passion for the Junior League is a strong connection we all share. Use that passion to make connections, build new friendships, and create a better community for yourself, our partner agencies, and our neighbors.  You make a difference, and for that, I am so grateful.


Ashton Meeks
The Junior League Gainesville-Hall County
President 2021-2022