Welcome to JLGC.net, the official website of the Junior League of Greater Covington. To learn who the women of the Junior League of Greater Covington are, take a look around our website and 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.” Move through the website and 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 visionary women who shared the mission of voluntarism and a commitment to their community established the Junior League of Greater Covington in 1977. Our Founding members’ vision continues to live on today as we serve the community. Over the years the Junior League of Greater Covington has developed, nurtured, and grown many projects that have turned into independent organizations still in existence today. The Junior League of Greater Covington played an instrumental role 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 the Hwy. 190 Beautification Project to name a few. Today the League continues 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 continues to be our League’s Signature Project. League volunteers support the Children’s Museum of St. Tammany throughout the year in Outreach Programs such as Museum without Walls and Kids Town. Available through application and review are Community Assistance Grants that match our focus areas of education, youth, elderly, cultural enrichment or community awareness.
To support our community projects and allow us to fulfill our Mission Statement, the Junior League of Greater Covington hosts fundraising events during the year. Please mark the date of October 20, 2019, for the 23rd Anniversary of our Harvest Cup Polo Classic. We are proud to partner with Community Partners Inside Northside, Mercedes-Benz of Covington, Lee Michael’s Fine Jewelry, United Way NOLA and Champagne Beverage to offer this unique opportunity to view live polo matches while enjoying a taste of the best restaurants on the Northshore! As you stroll along the picturesque white tents, please participate in the Pretty Woman Hat Contest, the Divot Stomp, silent and live auctions, Lee Michael’s raffle, and much more.
Although you may now have a better idea of what the Junior League of Greater Covington is and what our volunteers do for the community, please join us at one of our community or fundraising events to really see the League in action. We look forward to meeting you in person and hope you will join us in our mission to grow and support our community.