Lagniappe Magazine - Lagniappe Spring 2018

Héritage

In 1935, the Junior League of New Orleans premiered its Mardi Gras ball. The masquerade ball was the very first of its kind in New Orleans. On February 28, 1935, The Times-Picayune read, “The glamorous pageantry… of Carnival time will…

Spring Forward

This year, The Junior League of New Orleans is excited to announce that our neighborhood run has moved to the spring.  Freret 5K promotes family fitness and wellness in our community with a fun, physical activity for adults and children…

More Than Diapers

In the previous issue of Lagniappe, the cover feature, “Bottoms Up: JLNO’s Diaper Bank Expands Reach Across the Nation,” aquainted readers with the Junior League of New Orleans' collaboration with Giggles Child Development Center. The Jackson Barracks-based organization assists families…

MLK Volunteer Day

Every year, on the third Monday in January, our nation celebrates the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. In 2018, this day of recognition fell on January 15 — the day which would have been his 89th…

Melanie Usdin: Sustainer of the Year

Brisbee, a 14-week-old Australian Shepherd puppy, serves as the unofficial greeter at the Usdin residence these days. Melanee Usdin and her family welcomed this newcomer into their hearts just before the holidays. It’s evident from their interaction that Brisbee is…

Where Are They Now?

Electric Girls Founded in 2015, Received CAF Grant in 2017 Mission: To increase girls’ confidence and proficiency in science, technology, engineering and math. Electric Girls develops female students into confident leaders and role models in technology by creating a community where…

Wellbeing

Forty-three percent of kids in the United States are bullied online. Psychiatrist Morgan Feibelman and Brian Klebba, Assistant Attorney for the United States Department of Justice, discussed this astounding fact as well as tips for prevention and response at the…

JLNO Loves: Getting Invovled in Governance

The first Junior League was founded in New York City in 1901. Inspired by a lecture on social reform, Mary Harriman Rumsey created the League initially to promote the Settlement Movement, with a goal of providing resources and education to…

Wedding Etiquette 101

The most important thing to remember when discussing etiquette is that "you don’t get a second chance at a first impression,” said Sustainer Claudia Kelleher, Owner of In Any Event, Inc., a New Orleans based event planning business. Whether you…

Letter from the Editor

Ten minute downpours, 80 degree days and tulips in City Park – that’s right, it’s springtime in New Orleans! Whether you’re relishing in the warm weather or already trying to find ways to beat the heat, this time of year…

Letter from the President

Spring is often seen as a time of renewal, a time of growth. This Spring issue of Lagniappe is my favorite, because we honor the Junior League of New Orleans Sustainer of the Year. This award is the highest honor…