14 Jan Power of Sustainers – JLRI Member Recognition Event
The Junior League of Rhode Island, Inc. (JLRI) honored its Sustaining Members at a luncheon October 16th at Chapel Grille, including forteen members with 50 or more years of service with the organization. A Sustainer is a Junior League member who has completed at least seven years of active service. JLRI is proud to have 94 Sustaining Members. All JLRI members received a certificate of recognition. A number of our long-serving Sustainers shared how the League impacted them from both a professional and community leadership perspective.
“We are incredibly proud to celebrate 100 years of lifting up women, developing our potential and giving back to our community,” said Polly Talbott, JLRI President. “The contributions of the women in the Junior League have touched virtually every community in Rhode Island, and, as a training organization, JLRI also helps to develop the leadership skills of our members. We’ve accomplished so much in the past hundred years, and today we honor all of the amazing women who have come before us. The Sustainers we celebrate today blazed the path for us to travel today, and I am grateful to them for their leadership and dedication.”
The luncheon is part of a year-long slate of service activities and celebrations to commemorate JLRI’s centennial. Founded as the Junior League of Providence, the organization now known as the Junior League of Rhode Island has partnered with numerous non-profits over the last century to work on issues including early childhood education, alcoholism, domestic violence, venereal diseases, AIDS, parenting programs, autism awareness, environmental concerns, obesity, and youth aging out of foster care.