Portland, May 19th. The Junior League of Portland held its “Year End” party at the Davis Street Tavern. The popular women’s organization works to improve the community through volunteerism. Dione Katelhut and her friend enjoyed the event alongside Tina Penman and Tanya Beeler. Since its founding in 1910, the Junior League of Portland has served the needs of the community while educating and developing volunteer leaders. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable.

April McCalmont, Lindsey Hunt, Jenn Berg, Kristin Burrus, Teresa Forni, Shiree Fergusson; back row, Cat Sloan, Christine Zieverink, Erin Chapman, and Katie Shuck

Incoming Board Members include: April McCalmont, Lindsey Hunt, Jenn Berg, Kristin Burrus, Teresa Forni, Shiree Fergusson; back row, Cat Sloan, Christine Zieverink, Erin Chapman, and Katie Shuck

 

Volunteer of the Year Jessica Klein

Volunteer of the Year, Jessica Klein

From The Junior League of Portland:
 
The Junior League has been the driving force behind the kinds of initiatives and institutions that make our community a healthier, more vital place to live. Junior League members, reflecting a wide range of backgrounds, interests, and professional pursuits, work together to identify unmet needs, forge effective coalitions, and work for change.

Our Community Focus: The Junior League of Portland focuses on Early Childhood Development. Specifically, the League promotes the growth of physical, intellectual, emotional & social skills of children ages 0-6.

Throughout its rich history, the Junior League of Portland has partnered with community agencies to support social and family services programs, enhanced community arts and enrichment programs, spearheaded historic preservation efforts and donated millions of dollars to the Portland community through successful fund development. 

Community Programs

Our current community programs include:

Bring Me a Book shares with parents the importance of reading aloud to their children and how to make it a part of their everyday routine. Bring Me a Book explores common challenges families may face when reading aloud.

Between the Lines promotes literacy and strengthens family bonds between deployed and incarcerated parents and their children through storytelling.

Volunteer in Portland organizes groups of volunteers to conduct short-term community projects with our six community partners.

Human Trafficking Task Force is the Junior League of Portland’s exploratory committee evaluating how the League may engage in addressing this profound issue.

The Junior League of Portland is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization. All of our programs and activities are supported by League membership dues, foundation and corporate grants and other revenue-producing efforts. More information can be found on the website: http://www.juniorleagueofportland.org/