On October 19, 2019 the Junior League of Daytona Beach celebrated their 85th Anniversary. The night’s program included the recognition of Deborah Bornmann Allen, the 2019 Gloria Cook Community Builder Award Recipient and recognized our 1934 Society members.
The Junior League of Daytona Beach was founded in 1934 as the Junior Service League of Daytona Beach. On its 50th Anniversary our Junior Service League joined the Association of Junior Leagues International. With over 200 Leagues representing four countries, this association increased the opportunities for member training and collaborations with other Leagues on significant projects and community action. For 85 years, the Junior League of Daytona Beach has had significant impact on our community. We have been heavily involved, if not founding or co-founding, organizations such as Easter Seals, Museum of Arts and Sciences, Deaf and Hard of Hearing, Discovery Center at City Island Library, SMA Healthcare’s Project WARM, and numerous other agencies. It is hard to drive around our community and not feel great pride with all the League has accomplished.
The Gloria Cook Community Builder Award is given to the Sustainer who, taking the training and leadership acquired through the Junior League, has made a significant impact in her community. The recipient also is asked to select a charity of her choice to receive a donation in her honor. Deborah has chosen SMA Healthcare’s Project WARM (Women Assisting Recovering Mothers) a former project of JLDB which holds a warm spot in many Junior League member’s hearts. Members and/or friends who wish to honor Deborah with a gift to Project WARM may do so by noting the donation on the RSVP card that will be mailed.
The 1934 Society was established in 2018 to provide some much-needed funding for JLDB. The League will use the funds to replenish their building maintenance account, support a significant community project and establish a discretionary fund which can be directed by the Board of Directors where most needed. The goal of this appeal is to have every League Member a part of the 1934 Society and to have them continue to give to the fund over the years.