July 14 JLD Day in the Twin Ports

In the July 14th, 1920 minutes, the Secretary notes that the members of the Kings Daughter Society “met at the house of Elizabeth Congdon, July 12, 1920.” At this gathering, the women agreed to begin the year-long process of becoming the Junior League of Duluth and then becoming a part of the Junior League of America (now the Association of Junior Leagues International). She continues, “the plan that we would definitely change our Kings Daughter Society to the Junior League of America was motioned, seconded, and carried by a majority.”

One-hundred years later, Mayor Emily Larson of Duluth and Mayor Jim Paine of Superior, jointly proclaimed July 14, 2020, “Junior League of Duluth Day“. Watch the proclamation on youtube: https://youtu.be/X3oOS5PscFs

Their proclamations kick-off a year of programming and initiatives that will celebrate the JLD’s work in the Twin Ports over the last century and lay the foundation for the members to continue to be “catalysts of lasting change” in our communities for the next 100 years.

(Image Courtesy of Archives and Special Collections, University of Minnesota Duluth)