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Dallas Junior Leaguers reach for the sky at exciting Milestones Luncheon

Dallas Junior Leaguers reach for the sky at exciting Milestones Lunch

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Lauren Synar, Vernice Armour, Sarah Charbonnet Photo by Dana Driensky and Daniel Driensky
Cary Deuber, Amanda Shufeldt, Kameron Westcott, Tierney Kaufman, Emily Eisenhauer, Jane Butler and Neely Thrash, JLD Milestones luncheon
Cary Deuber, Amanda Shufeldt, Kameron Westcott, Tierney Kaufman, Emily Eisenhauer, Jane Butler, Neely Thrash Photo by Dana Driensky/Daniel Driensky
Emily Eisenhauer, Calvert Collins, Patti Flowers, milestone luncheon, milestone luncheon jld
Meredith Camp, Pam Perella, Christie Carter and Debbie Oates Photo by Dana Driensky/Daniel Driensky
Patti Flowers, Linda Secrest, Sandy Ammons, jld milestones luncheon
Patti Flowers, Linda Secrest, Sandy Ammons Photo by Dana Driensky/Daniel Driensky
Caroline Kohl, Nicole Kohl and Barbie Kohl, milestones luncheon
Caroline Kohl, Nicole Kohl, Barbie Kohl Photo by Dana Driensky/Daniel Driensky
Emily Eisenhauer, Calvert Collins, Patti Flowers, milestone luncheon
Emily Eisenhauer, Calvert Collins, Patti Flowers Photo by Dana Driensky/Daniel Driensky
 Linda Secrest and Lynn McBee, milestones luncheon
Linda Secrest, Lynn McBee Photo by Dana Driensky/Daniel Driensky
Dorothy Weil, Carin Moeller and Mary Kardell, milestones luncheon
Dororthy Weil, Carin Moeller, Mary Kardell Photo by Dana Driensky/Daniel Driensky
Anne LaDriere, Megan LaDriere, Aimee Griffiths and Julia Santosuosso, milestones luncheon
Anna LaDriere, Megan LaDriere, Aimee Griffiths, Julia Santosuosso Photo by Dana Driensky/Daniel Driensky
Lisa Hewitt, Alyson Ray, Lara Gaither and Shivani Naidoo, milestones luncheon
Lisa Hewitt, Alyson Ray, Lara Gaither, Shivani Naidoo Photo by Dana Driensky/Daniel Driensky
Francie Mancillas and Kelley Schadt , milestones luncheon
Francie Mancillas, Kelley Schadt Photo by Dana Driensky/Daniel Driensky
Becky Odlozil, Jan Baldwin, milestones luncheon
Becky Odlozil, Jan Baldwin Photo by Dana Driensky/Daniel Driensky
Andrew Zengilowski, Laura Zengilowski, Year Linda Secrest, Les Secrest, Sarah Secrest and Arnaud Langlois, milestones luncheon
Andrew Zengilowski, Laura Zengilowski, Linda Secrest, Les Secrest, Sarah Secrest, Arnaud Langlois Photo by Dana Driensky/Daniel Driensky
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Cary Deuber, Amanda Shufeldt, Kameron Westcott, Tierney Kaufman, Emily Eisenhauer, Jane Butler and Neely Thrash, JLD Milestones luncheon
Emily Eisenhauer, Calvert Collins, Patti Flowers, milestone luncheon, milestone luncheon jld
Patti Flowers, Linda Secrest, Sandy Ammons, jld milestones luncheon
Caroline Kohl, Nicole Kohl and Barbie Kohl, milestones luncheon
Emily Eisenhauer, Calvert Collins, Patti Flowers, milestone luncheon
 Linda Secrest and Lynn McBee, milestones luncheon
Dorothy Weil, Carin Moeller and Mary Kardell, milestones luncheon
Anne LaDriere, Megan LaDriere, Aimee Griffiths and Julia Santosuosso, milestones luncheon
Lisa Hewitt, Alyson Ray, Lara Gaither and Shivani Naidoo, milestones luncheon
Francie Mancillas and Kelley Schadt , milestones luncheon
Becky Odlozil, Jan Baldwin, milestones luncheon
Andrew Zengilowski, Laura Zengilowski, Year Linda Secrest, Les Secrest, Sarah Secrest and Arnaud Langlois, milestones luncheon

Co-chairs Emily Eisenhauer and Patti Flowers welcomed friends and members of the Junior League of Dallas to its annual Milestones Luncheon to celebrate its achievements and impact on the Dallas community in the last year.

Guests — including Lynn McBee, Debbie Oates, Pam Perella, Cary Deuber, Amanda Shufeldt and Kameron Westcott — ate, drank and mingled with their fellow philanthropists at the Hilton Anatole. With more than 5,000 women working under the Junior League name, there were plenty of people to catch up with.

During the lunch, this charitable powerhouse honored the 2013-2014 Sustainer of the Year: Linda Secrest, who was welcomed with a standing ovation. Secrest was singled out for improving her community through service, including work with Genesis Women’s Shelter, American Red Cross and Crystal Charity Ball.

Another treat was an inspiring speech by Vernice Armour, a retired captain in the United States Marines and the first African-American female combat pilot. Known to most as “FlyGirl,” her words left every woman in the room with goose bumps.

JLD members also got a chance to visit with Armour before and after her speech to get ideas on how to turn dreams into realities in the new year.

The Junior League of Dallas provides more than 130,000 hours of trained volunteer service and donates more than $1 million to the community each year.