By Kelly Glade/ Junior League of Seattle member
On Tuesday, Sept. 17 the Junior League of Seattle held its first general meeting of the year. With a packed, energetic house, this meeting kicked off the League’s 90th year.
Blue Thunder, the entertainment drumline of the Seattle Seahawks, fueled the energy in the room by opening the meeting. In addition to the League members in attendance, several past League presidents and community partners joined us.
Our guest speaker for the evening was Dr. Karen Blair, Professor of History and Department Chair at Central Washington University. Dr. Blair focuses on history of Pacific Northwest women and the history of women’s voluntary associations in America. She shared the history and evolution of women’s volunteer groups.
With our first general meeting in the books, we have many events to look forward to in the upcoming year. These include our Done in A Day Committee’s goal of completing 90 service shifts by April 5 to celebrate our 90th year. Mark your calendars for the Premier Event, “Lights, Camera, Action!” on Feb. 22 and our May Celebration on May 20 where we will fill a time capsule for our 90th year. There is a lot to be excited about and many ways to give to the community!