JLC Member Testimonials

Emily Trotter, Young Sustainer

Emily Trotter joined the league in 2003 with 40 something other women, most of whom she did not know. She says, "One of those women, in her denim jacket, has become one of my dearest friends. We would probably never have met otherwise, and that makes my league experience so much sweeter. There is this expectation of "Junior League" and what it is and what it supposed to look like, but those thoughts are a far cry of what it truly is. The Junior League of Columbus is such a diverse group of talented women. I remember being at a charity fundraiser years ago and looking around the room realizing that most of the volunteers and chairs for the event were league members...and it wasn't a league event!  It has been interesting to see how the league has evolved over the years and especially during my time in our league. We are no longer a group of ladies who lunch in our pearls, but a strong contention of community movers and shakers. "

Emily Brannan, Active Gold

Emily’s JLC story begins in 2010- her Provisional year.  Who knew that working the register at the annual Attic Sale fundraiser would be where she would meet some of her closest friends and deepen her enthusiasm to be a JLC member!  Her time with the Junior League has been spent volunteering with various committees such as helping with Columbus’ Gingerbread Jubilee, performing in the 2012 Follies, working with the Provisional class, and now as Education Chair-elect.  Emily says, “Working closely with the President and other board members has been great- it’s wonderful to see what goes on ‘behind the scenes’ and help make the League even better! 

Felicia Irvin, Active Silver

When the Army brought Felicia’s family to Columbus GA, she was looking for an outlet to make friends and get involved with the community. Felicia feels that through the Junior League of Columbus she has accomplished that and so much more. The Junior League has allowed her to learn what volunteerism truly means through the numerous organizations they serve every day. She says, “I have gained leadership skills and found a rewarding experience by giving of my time to those in need. I look forward to many more years making a difference in Columbus in the Junior League way.”