On Saturday, October 12, 2013, the Les Jeunes Dames celebrated 80 years of service and friendship. The celebration took place at The Club on a beautiful fall afternoon overlooking the City of Birmingham. Members, spouses, family, and friends shared in the commemorative event.
Opening the program Odessa Woolfolk spoke of how friendships have sustained the organization for 80 years. During the invocation Sophia Miller paid homage to the memory of those “who are no longer physically with us since our 70th year anniversary: Yvonne Hughes, Wilma Harris, Susie Evans-Brown, Willie Mae Jones, Norma Walton, and Fannie Matherson,” said Miller.
An overview of the organization’s history delivered by June Davis (President) elicited a sense of pride from members. Betty Brown (Vice President) presented a Golden Member award to those who had served in the organization for 50 years or longer. The recipients were June Davis and Laura Sterling. Throughout the program musician Vincent Perry tickled the ivories playing inspirational selections.