The Junior League of DeKalb County
Women working together...
...for a better community.
Our MissionThe Junior League of DeKalb County, Inc. is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women, and improving communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable.
The community impact area for JLD is Improving Nutrition and Combating Obesity in DeKalb County. Read more about our signature project, the Junior Leagues' Kids in the Kitchen by clicking on link below.
News & Announcements
Prospective Member Open House, July 28, 2013
The Junior League of DeKalb County (JLD) will hold a prospective member open house on Sunday, July 28, 2013, from 3-5p.m. at its league headquarters, the Historical Mary Gay House, located at 716 W. Trinity Place in Downtown Decatur. This informational session will provide potential new members with an opportunity to meet current members, ask questions, and learn about the volunteering, educational, and social opportunities JLD provides to its members.
JLD's volunteer efforts are directed at our community impact focus area, Improving Nutrition and Combating Obesity in DeKalb County, through hands-on volunteer activities, as well as collaborative efforts with other community organizations.
The Junior League reaches out to women of all races, religions and national origins who have reached the age of 21 and who demonstrate an interest in, and a commitment to, volunteerism.
For details about the open house contact Michele NeSmith, Membership Development Chair, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 404-992-8737.
Tour of Kitchens a Success!
Thanks for joining JLD’s inaugural Tour of Kitchens held April 27. Thank you to our tour sponsors, home owners, Chef Drew Belline of No. 246 restaurant in Decatur and the top teams from DeKalb County Schools’ 8th Annual Culinary Extravaganza!
Click here to read the new JLD Fall 2012 Leaguelet!
Celebrating the Mary Gay House
Marking the 30 year anniversary of restoring the Mary Gay House, JLD has launched a capital campaign to continue to repair and refurbish the Mary Gay House. Press release available here.
To date, the campaign has raised sufficient funds to support several major improvement projects, including expanding and re-landscaping the back patio.
Cookbooks by JLD
Get your copies of Puttin' on the Peachtree, in its sixth reprint and 20th year and turned to by Southern cooks of all types & Peachtree Bouquet: A Culinary Delight, which includes celebrity recipes from Atlanta notables and a selection of elegant-but-easy and kid-friendly recipes.
Click here to order JLD cookbooks.
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Rent the Historic Mary Gay House for Your Next Event!
Want to use the Mary Gay House for your next event? The historic home is one of the few pre-Civil War era homes remaining in Atlanta. The space is perfect for Weddings, Corporate Parties, Birthday Celebrations, Quiet Meeting Space, and other Special Events.