President’s Message


Welcome to the Junior League of Charleston, WV!

Lesley Shamblin, President

Nearly 100 years of strong women making an impact on the Charleston community is a perfect description of the Junior League of Charleston and I am honored and humbled to serve as your President. It is hard to grasp that another year has ended; I admire the members of this organization and all we have accomplished.

We have the unique opportunity to usher in a new strategic plan, rewrite the bylaws and policies and make our new headquarters at 18 California Avenue a real home. All of this while still hosting our fundraisers throughout the year, supporting other community organizations and developing the potential of our incredible Active, Sustainer and Provisional members.

To our current actives, I look forward to growing together, socializing together and inspiring one another as we continue to add to the legacy of previous members committed to empowering one another and making Charleston a better place. To our sustainers, thank you for your continued support and for sustaining our league. I always remember the women who came before us, who put many things in motion that allow us to make the impact we do today – I look forward to getting to know each of you more as this year gets started!

Let us be confident that past, present and future, no matter the challenge, no matter the issues, we are The Junior League…and WE GOT THIS.