Sip’ n Shop
148 Members Begin Provisional Year with Well Wishes and Wine
Provisional Co-Chair Amanda Azzarello, Co-Chair Marion Newsom, Vice Chair Ashley Lusk, Co-Chair Lesley Davis and committee members Torry Dean, Sarah T. Aucoin, Mae Hill, Regan Dupuy, Maddie Schott, Margaret Saik, Ann Kirk Harris and Beth Applewhite were all present to guide provisionals through the Thrift Shop. Photo by Rana Francois
Provisional members attended their first event, Sip ‘n Shop at Bloomin’ Deals, to learn more about the history and mission of the thrift store, as well as gain a sneak peek into what their shifts will entail at the store. After a brief presentation, members broke into assigned small groups to meet their advisors and fellow Provisionals. 2015-2016 Provisional Co-Chair Sibby Charbonnet explained the importance of these small groups and the renewed effort to strengthen ties between all Provisionals. “Each month one of our groups of Provisionals and their advisors are hosting a non-required social in an effort for our Provisionals to have ample opportunities to get to know their class and build community throughout the whole year,” said Sibby.
2016-17 Provisional Co-Chairs Lesley Davis, Amanda Azzarello and Marion Newsom, will lead our class of 148 members to a successful year of creating new friendships and making a difference in the community.
What are you most excited about as a Provisional?
“Meeting lots of new people because I just moved here from Baton Rouge.” Taylor Burgmon
“Volunteering at Bloomin’ Deals because my mom was a Junior League member, and I used to go volunteer with her in middle school.”
“Advancing the Wellbeing of Women, promoting voluntarism and making networking connections.” Sarah T. Aucoin
“Meeting new people and giving back to the community.” Lindsey Yenn
Provisional members Dale O’Neill, Sarah Robin, Ingrid Rinck, Alex Elliot, Cheryl Ellsworth, Elizabeth Bromberg and Kristen Petry. Photo by Rana Francois
Bloomin’ Deals Thrift Shop Manager Debbie Burke shows provisionals around the section of the Thrift Shop where clothes are sorted. Photo by Rana Francois