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January 2022 Newsletter

Message from the President

Dear JLT Friends, Partners, and Community Leaders, 

Last month, I recapped many of the outstanding works-of-service our members achieved on behalf of the Big Bend, our community, and our signature partners. This list continues to grow and although the new year marks the beginning of a significant transition period within our organization, I am proud of the mission-centered work achieved to date and look forward to what the rest of the year has to bring. 

This month, dozens of uniquely talented volunteers will interview for leadership positions within JLT. These women, whether they know it or not, will inherit 60+ years of community service, legacy projects, and a renewed sense of service to the Big Bend region. 

In February, JLT members will vote on our Jill Pope Community Partner that will directly benefit from our League’s service and resources the next two years. They will also vote on our new Strategic Partnership we hope to implement to further grow the League’s impact on organizations that directly tie to our mission. To learn more about our commitment to local organizations, please contact

In the busy month of March, our members will execute our 7th Annual Bold Sips Fundraising Event as well as our 6th Annual Golf Classic, which still has a few open teams left - join us for a day full of golfing fun! March also brings our 3rd Annual Mighty Meals, a JLT signature project alleviating food insecurity in Leon County during spring break. Each “Mighty Meals Box”, distributed through our partnership with the Second Harvest of the Big Bend and Sabal Palm Elementary, contains enough food to feed a family of four a total of three nutritious meals throughout the seven days of spring break. The box also includes community resources and a unique cookbook to help families craft nutritious meals with the contents of the box. Want to know how you can help? We welcome your support and partnership to grow the resources provided to families that attend Mighty Meals. To learn more and connect, reach us at

Additionally, our Board and Management team continues to work tirelessly behind the scenes to update our brand to further align our local League to the Association of Junior Leagues International. This redesign will help JLT expand available resources to our League which will directly impact the service and support we can offer our community partners and the families we serve.  

As a non-profit organization, we could not do what we do without our incredible JLT volunteers! Beginning in April, prospective new members will be invited to attend information sessions to learn more about JLT and how to get involved. Please follow the Junior League of Tallahassee on social media to stay up to date on upcoming events. 

By May, more than 100 JLT Members will have completed one or more of the three training tracks offered by our Leadership & Development Committee: Civic Engagement and Personal Leadership.

If you know me at all, you know I am a generally enthusiastic person, but I hope you can see why I truly am ecstatic for what is to come these next five months! 

Happy New Year,
Katie Britt Williams 
President, 2021-2022

Hole in One

Registration has opened for the 6th Annual JLT Golf Classic. This fun and exciting tournament will once again be hosted at Southwood Golf Club on March 25, 2022.
Thanks to our generous players, and sponsors, we expect this tournament to be sold out quickly yet again this year! So be sure to reserve your team now on our website
Sponsorships are available to put your company in front of hundreds of Tallahassee’s finest. Contact our golf chairs Candace Yeager & Kerin Clarke for more details about this quality investment at

Curiouser and Curiouser!

On March 3, 2022, Food and wine enthusiasts will venture into Wonderland for a magical soiree. This annual fundraiser supports the Junior League of Tallahassee’s mission to tackle poverty and food insecurity in our community.
Taking place downtown Tallahassee at the Governors Club, those who have an appreciation for the finer culinary things in life will find plenty to enjoy at this lively affair featuring chef-inspired food expertly paired with an array of world-class wines.
Don’t be late for this very important date - this Alice-in-Wonderland-themed evening will feature wine tastings, appetizers, VIP packages, raffle prizes, games, and more!
Tickets are available here.

Teen Board Gives Back

JLT’s Teen Board finished the year strong volunteering alongside JLT members throughout the community. Teen Board members packed backpacks filled with nutritious meals at Second Harvest of the Big Bend and handed out gifts during the annual Christmas Eve Celebration at Big Bend Homeless Coalition’s HOPE Community. Many thanks to our Teen Board members for making a difference and bringing joy to children in Tallahassee. 
JLT’s Teen Board is composed of high school juniors and seniors who volunteer their time and receive training to enhance leadership, advocacy, and fundraising skills. Learn more about JLT’s Teen Board and their impact on our website

Our Bells are Jingling

This holiday season, JLT leadership celebrated all the hard work that our chairs, management team, and board members have put into the organization with a holiday social. THANK YOU to our leadership team for being a part of the Junior League of Tallahassee and giving of your time and talents to make a difference in our community. We couldn’t do it without you!
Many thanks to Oyster City Brewing Company for hosting this festive affair and to Katie Britt Williams and Shannon Devine for planning it.

Warm Holiday Fun

Sustaining Members of the Junior League of Tallahassee gathered for a holiday celebration at the home of Liz Miller. Members toasted the beginning of the holiday season and celebrated the accomplishments of the JLT in 2021. Many thanks to Liz Miller for hosting this fabulous soirée and for Sustainer Representative, Kate Wasson, and Sustainer Representative-Elect, Jennifer Stanford, for organizing.
Sustaining Members of the Junior League of Tallahassee are an important component of our organization’s success. Our Sustainers serve as mentors to the New and Active members of the League and are a valuable source of support and inspiration to the League as a whole. Learn more about how you can become a sustaining member of JLT here.

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