THE JUNIOR LEAGUE OF SHREVEPORT-BOSSIER NAMES NEW PRESIDENT Influential Not-for-profit Unveils New Board of Directors

Shreveport, LA – September, 2014: The Junior League of Shreveport-Bossier, Inc. (JLSB) has announced the appointment of its 2014-2015 Board of Directors.  President Elba Hamilton will lead the Board as the non-profit organization, which has 41 provisional, 200 active and 515 sustaining members, enters its 82nd year of community service. In addition to President Elba Hamilton the Junior League of Shreveport-Bossier’s Board members for the 2014-2015 fiscal year are: President-Elect Lila Knicely, Community Vice President Kendra Meiki, Communications Vice President Heidi York Gerkin, Nominating Chair Elizabeth Pippin, Membership Vice President Calli Thompson, Ways and Means Vice President Kristen Powers, Treasurer Tiffany Paine, Assistant Treasurer Leah Feldt, Secretary Molly McInnis, Placement Chairman Christine Fortson, Project Research and Development Chairman Melissa Flores, and Sustainer Advisor Toni Thompson.

“As we plan and prepare for the new League year, we will continue to move our mission forward by consistently finding new avenues to enhance our community and influence the lives of our members,” JLSB President Elba Hamilton said.

Since 1933, the Junior League of Shreveport-Bossier has been building a better community through initiation of projects such as Mollie E Webb Speech and Hearing Center, Rutherford House, Red River Revel and LSUS Pioneer Heritage Center.  Current League community projects include: Between the Lines, Bingo at University Health Hospital, Done in a Day, Health Literacy Initiative, Girl’s and Women’s Institute, Meeting with a Mission at Westwood Elementary, Super Safety Saturday at Sheriff’s Safety Town, Red River Revel Artist for a Day, Kids in the Kitchen, and Safe Sitter.

“This year we will introduce a new project, the Girl’s and Women’s Institute. It is my hope that this project, dedicated to train girls in different aspects of life, will significantly impact the lives of many girls in the community,“ JLSB President Elba Hamilton said.