Ruth Ellen Kuhnel

The Junior League of Roanoke Valley (JLRV) is saddened to hear of the passing of Ruth Ellen Kuhnel. Ruth Ellen was President of the Junior League of Roanoke Valley in 2001-2002. Janet Frantz, another JLRV Past President, spoke to how articulate, witty, and incredibly bright Ruth Ellen was. “Ruth Ellen has a way of leveling […]

Getting Fit

By: Brittny McGraw It’s happened to the best of us: a new year rolls around and you decide it’s finally time to get your fitness game back on track. You buy a new workout wardrobe (because of course if you look good, you feel good and you perform better), join a gym and plan to […]

Lutheria Smith: League Connections Foster Deeper Community Connections

By: Jessie Coffman A transfer from the Junior League of Washington (DC), Lutheria Smith learned quickly about the importance of connection to the League. Her first JLRV placement, while she enjoyed the work itself, was isolated from other members of the League. In our conversation, she shared many examples of her strong connection to the […]

Self Care for Personal and Collective Strength

By: Katie Kane This issue is focused on strength and how as a group of strong, kind, talented, and compassionate women, we can use our collective strength to have the largest positive impact on our local community in the Roanoke Valley. We possess strength that is unique to each of us and we share our […]