The Rising Star Award is designed to recognize new Active members whose early years as a JLHB member demonstrate significant promise consistent with the mission, vision and values of the Junior League.
The winner of this year's award is Wendy Powell (above left). In her first year of membership, Wendy has been an invaluable member of the fund development committee, playing a key role in the launch of our Leading Ladies Speaker Series.
The Junior League of Hamilton-Burlington would like to recognize, congratulate, and, most of all, thank the following award winners for their exemplary volunteer service and leadership.
Joan Crocker Award
The Joan Crocker Award is presented annually to one woman from each of the five Canadian Junior Leagues who is a strong leader and mentor both within her own League and the greater community.
The JLHB recipient for 2016 is Kathy North-Ross (above left).
Rising Star Award
The Phyllis Dutchak Award for 2016 was presented to Monica Maguire (above right). Monica is a woman of extraordinary passion, ability, and energy.
Phyllis Dutchak Award
The recipient of the 2013 - 2014 Margaret Gilmour Sustainer of the Year Award is Jane Redmond (above left), a woman who truly embodies the spirit of the JLHB, both within the League and through her community involvement. A past-president and longstanding Sustainer, Jane continues to contribute to League work and to the Dr. Bob Kemp Hospice.
Margaret Gilmour Award
Past Award Winners
Marion Goard (Joan Crocker Award), a woman of extraordinary ability and energy. Her work within the League is legendary. In addition, she took on the role of National Co-Ordinator of the Canadian Federation of Junior Leagues (CFJL), became involved in the charitable arm of Keller Williams Edge Realty and this year, founded the Burlington chapter of 100 Women Who Care.
Fonda Loft (Joan Crocker Award), is Head of Special Education and English as a Second Language at White Oaks Secondary School in Oakville. She is also a life long volunteer through the JLHB, Oakville Symphony, Ronald McDonald House, and leads the Inside Ride with her students. An extraordinary woman, loved by students and peers alike, Fonda is an inspiration to all who meet her.
Debra Seeley (Phyllis Dutchak Award), who is always willing to help out where needed, embodies the true spirit of the Junior League. She demonstrated her dedication and commitment by stepping in to fill two leadership positions when they became vacant mid-year.