Welcome to the Junior League of Greater Covington’s website. Who are the women of the Junior League of Greater Covington? Take a look around our website to see who we are and what we do. Our Mission Statement reads, “The Junior League of Greater Covington is an organization of women committed to promoting volunteerism, 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.” As you move through the website you will see that we fulfill our Mission Statement as community volunteers while enhancing our membership experience through leadership and community training, as well as personal growth.
Nine women who shared a vision of voluntarism and a commitment to their community established the Junior League of Greater Covington in 1977. Our Founding member’s vision lives on today as we approach our 40th Anniversary. Over the years the Junior League of Greater Covington has developed many projects turned independent organizations that are still in existence today. The Junior League of Greater Covington was instrumental in the development of the YMCA for Western St. Tammany, Meals on Wheels, Youth Service Bureau, Kris Kringle (now called Toys for Tots), the Northlake Nature Center, and Hwy 190 Beautification Project to name a few. Today we continue to develop projects that impact the community. Current community impact projects are Project Homecoming, Project Prom, and Girls Health Day. The Children’s Museum of St. Tammany is our League’s Signature Project. League volunteers support the Children’s Museum of St. Tammany through Outreach Programs such as Museum without Walls and Kids Town throughout the year. Our newest committee, Community Research, is evaluating issue-based needs within the community to guide future planning of our community projects. Community Assistance Grants that match our focus areas of education, youth, elderly, cultural enrichment, or community awareness are available through application and review.
The Junior League of Greater Covington hosts fundraising events during the year to support our community projects and allow us to fulfill our Mission Statement. This year marks the 20th Anniversary of our Harvest Cup Polo Classic on November 6, 2016. We are proud to partner with Presenting Sponsor, Techcrane, to offer this unique opportunity to view live polo matches while enjoying a taste of the best restaurants on the Northshore! While strolling along the picturesque white tents you can participate in the Pretty Woman Hat Contest, the Divot Stomp, silent and live auctions, VIP Experience, Lee Michael’s Hay Pull, and much more. Visit www.501auctions.com/jlgcpolo to purchase tickets and learn more about our event.
This year the Junior League of Greater Covington was given the opportunity to host our Seventh Northshore Designer Showhouse. The Showhouse will feature eleven designers in this spectacular home in the Sanctuary. You have the opportunity to tour this beautiful home during the weeks of September 8-11, 2016 and September 15-18, 2016. Tickets are available at www.501auctions.com/jlgcshowhouse. Check out the Northshore Designer Showhouse VII program featured in the September/October issue of Inside Northside. Thank you to our Community Partner, Inside Publishing, for supporting our fundraising events and community projects throughout the year!
I hope you now have a better idea of what the Junior League of Greater Covington is and what our volunteers do for the community. Join us at one of our community or fundraising events to see the Junior League of Greater Covington in action!
Molly D. Burns