Lagniappe Magazine - Winter 2020

Héritage: Holiday Cooking

Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Eve, collectively making up the holiday season, evoke a myriad of sentiments. Those who love to shop will jump right into the frey of holiday shopping by scoping doorbusters, new releases of the latest technical…

Cancer Screenings Can Save Lives

Rabia Cattie, MD is a Hematologist/Oncologist at St. Charles Parish Hospital. Should you get cancer screenings? The answer is YES! As an oncologist, I can assure you that early detection of cancer greatly increases the chances for successful therapies, including…

Woman Entrepreneur Fellowship

On October 20, the Junior League of New Orleans (JLNO) hosted its annual pitch competition to determine the winner of the Woman Entrepreneurship (WE) Fellowship. To be considered for the Fellowship, women must have at least a 50% stake in…

Examining the Past to Plan for the Future

Planning for the future is an abstract idea, but several members put lots of real work into just that exercise when Junior League of New Orleans (JLNO) began developing a new strategic plan in 2019. The superstar group in charge…

A League of Gratitude

While the year 2020 has been rife with challenges, it has also been a year of positive reflection for many. Current events have caused many of us to reflect on the “little things” that we often take for granted.  Supporting…

Get on Board: Committing to Community Impact

Get on Board, the Junior League of New Orleans’s (JLNO) annual training program, is set to take place February 2021. The one-day event focuses on the rules, procedures and ethics common to serving as a board member, and is likely…

Let’s Talk About Human Trafficking

by Melissa Kenyon and Megan F. Kurtz Leaders from the Junior League of New Orleans (JLNO) ABOLISH Movement committee, dedicated to bringing awareness to the issue of human trafficking, recently sat down for an interview with local expert, Leanne McCallum.…

Weathering the Storm

The forecast was ominous. The warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico provided the perfect conditions for a weather disturbance to explode from a tropical storm into a category 4 hurricane in just 48 hours. Predictions included a 20-foot storm…

Wellbeing: Staying Healthy During the Winter Season 

The winter season can be busy and exciting. But often, once the weather is cooler and the holiday season is in full swing, many people experience a lull in their motivation to stay active. Staying healthy in the wintertime does…

Bulletin Board

Archives Photo Search We’re looking for League photos from 1990-2000. Please send to archives@jlno.org with detailed captions including the year, event, and persons appearing in the photos. Educare & CASA Gift Giving Sign up on Digital Cheetah to give gifts…

Letter from the Editor

This issue’s cover story is all about gratitude. Members from our Provisional, Active and Sustaining classes share what they most appreciate about Junior League of New Orleans (JLNO) and the wider community. I would also like to take this opportunity…

Letter from the President

We are halfway through the League year with the end of 2020 in sight! This has certainly been a year for the books in terms of challenges, and gratitude may not be the first word that comes to mind. But…