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Le Bonheur Club’s membership includes vibrant, dedicated and passionate women with various backgrounds and occupations brought together by a common thread of love and service for Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital. Their spirit for helping others and giving hearts allows Le Bonheur Club to provide countless hours of service and hundreds of thousands of dollars to Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital each year.

OUR INCOMING PRESIDENT:

September Eason

98th President of Le Bonheur Club

September Eason has been a member of Le Bonheur Club for the past ten years, where she’s taken on various roles and responsibilities, including Bunny Lane, Gold Tag Campaign, Recording Secretary, Benefit, Community events, Retail, and serving as Parliamentarian. Her connection to Le Bonheur runs deep, stemming from a heartfelt experience when her youngest daughter, Annaleigh, received life-saving care at the hospital eleven years ago. This profound experience led September and her husband Bob to become active members of the Le Bonheur National Leadership Council and Family Partners.

As parents of three adult children, their family has diverse pursuits: Renn is a second-year medical student at the University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center,  Evey works as a private wealth management analyst for Morgan Stanley in Atlanta, and Annaleigh is a sophomore at the University of Alabama. Before her involvement with the club, September spent more than a decade in the corporate world, with roles as a Global Account Manager for United Parcel Service (UPS) and later as a logistics consultant. Her retirement from the corporate world allowed her to engage in various civic and family-oriented roles.

Beyond her Le Bonheur commitments, September has actively served on various boards, including the St. Georges Memphis Board, The Hutchison Parents Association Board, Rhodes College Parent Council, and the Kappa Kappa Gamma Literacy is Key Committee. She is a member of Germantown Presbyterian Church, where she has worn multiple hats, from serving as an interim Children’s Sunday School and VBS director to being a first-grade teacher and large group assistant. This year, she’s focusing on membership development. 

September’s educational journey began at the University of Georgia, where she earned a degree in International Business. She then continued with a global logistics certificate from Georgia Tech and completed coursework in Professional and Organizational Management at the University of Memphis. Originally hailing from Newnan, Georgia.

She is thrilled the club is again partnering with Chef Kelly English and Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital to host Le Bon Appetit on June 8, 2024 and hopes everyone will plan to attend.

Le Bonheur Club Executive Board & Board of Directors

2022—2023 EXECUTIVE BOARD & BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Executive Board:

President — Debbie Compton
Immediate Past President — LaLa Dando
Preceding Immediate Past President — Lauren Barnett
First Vice President — September Eason
Recording Secretary — Melissa Grimes
Corresponding Secretary — Barbara Hodges
Treasurer — Tricia Sneed
Assistant Treasurer — Robin Enck
Parliamentarian — Tressa Ogles

Le Bonheur Club Committee Chairs

2022—2023 COMMITTEE CHAIRS

Ways and Means:

General Chairman — Katherine Graham
Gold Tag Chairs — Lala Taylor, Lisa Chiles
Benefit Chairs — Lauren Barnett, Haley Edmonds
Event Treasurer — Appointed
Club 100 Year Birthday — Cheryl Edwards, Barbara Hodges
LeBonheuROO! — Meredith Coughlin

Hospital Volunteer Service:

Bunny Lane — Diane Leopold, Debby Stevens
Child Life — Jan Wiygul
Hospital Services*** — Lauren Rower
Hospital Special Events — Myra Gammon
Pet Therapy — Catherine Johnston
Shoppers Chair — Marjorie Knight
Taste of Home — Catherine Johnston
Volunteer Service — Kim Laschober

***Hospital Services currently encompasses Family Resource Center, Hospitality Cart, Patient Special Events, and No Sew Blanket.

Nominating Committee:

Actives – Amanda Harkins, Ivey Jennings, Lisa Childs, Dawn Wallace, Jenny Rudermiller
Junior Associates – Kim Britt, Theresa Jacques, Katherine Graham, Amanda Getchman, Nancy Wilson
Senior Associates – Donna Mulhern, Jamie Turner, Cathy Wilson, Anne Canale, Gail Gray

Administrative:

Attendance Chair — Cathy Wilson
Entertainment Chair — Jenny Hammond
Finance Chair — Cathy Wilson
Headquarters Chair — Sirella Joyner
Historian — Kellie Prescott
In Kind Chair — Amy Hill
Mailing Chair — Sally Baker
Marketing Chair — Jamie Harris
Newsletter Chair — Liss Russell
Parliamentarian — Tressa Ogles
Retail Chair — Jeanne Aur
Strategic Plan — Karen Carlisle
Sustainers Chair — Lauren Daughtry
Teens Chair — Allison Prescott
Website Chair — Adele Idensohn
Yearbook — Cathy Wilson

Founding Members

To these women and those who followed them, we express our appreciation:

LIST OF FOUNDING MEMBERS

Margaret Wherry Archer
Billie Anthony Carrington
Frances Stratton Cathey
Corneil Knight Chandler
Louise Fly Crump
Anna Lacy Davant
Mildred Donelson
Mildred May Elliotte
Madeline Fulton
Elizabeth Jordan Gilliland
Frances Bryan Gilliland
Carolyn Halliday
Evelyn Salmon Hopkins
Louise Ann Roberts Long
Annie Ruth Thompson McCaughlan
Lucille Berwick Snowden
Marguerite Randolph Turner
Sara Maddux Van Fossan
Fay Ogilvie Wade

Past Presidents

To these outstanding women who have given of their time, talent and treasures to the well-being of the Club during their presidency and beyond:

LIST OF PAST PRESIDENTS

Billie Anthony Carrington 1923-1924
Marguerite Randolph Turner1924-1925
Lucille Berwick Snowden 1925-1926
Mildred May Elliotte 1926-1927
Sara Maddux Van Fossan 1927-1928
Jewell Smith Barwick 1928-1929
Ada McDonnell Smith 1929-1931
Jeannettee McCormack Reber 1931-1932
Martha Allen Long 1932-1934
Gwendolyn Watson Graham 1934-1935
Mary Chunn Wilkinson Babendreer 1935-1936
Mary Louise McPhillips Saxon 1936-1937
Kate Person Land Pritchard 1937-1938
Mary Catherine Prest Wade 1938-1939
Margaret Trenholm Moore 1939-1940
Cornelia Covington Allstadt Gatlin 1940-1941
Beatrice Scheibler Gerber 1941-1942
Ada McDonnell Smith 1942-1943
Peggy Witherington Kimbrough 1943-1944
Margaret Conger Barnett 1944-1945
Ruth Burton Pidgeon 1945-1946
Elizabeth Miller Stratton 1946- 1947
Beatrice Scheibler Gerber 1947-1949
Ruth McClure Curd 1949-1950
Mary Carolyn Ellis Rabb 1950-1951
Elise Porter Prichard 1951-1952
Jean McKneely Weathersby 1952-1953
Amy Smith Porter 1953-1954
Martha Baptist De Saussure Collins 1954-1955
Alice Shangraw Schadt 1955-1956
Sarah Phillips Crenshaw 1956-1957
Esther Jones Doughtie Jeffries 1957-1958
Eugenia Armistead Blanchard 1958-1959
Mary Ann McCabe Avery 1959-1960
Sue Cheek Smith Hughes 1960-1961
Golda DeCell Minor 1961-1962
Maline Charlton Prest 1962-1963
Elizabeth Parsons Dudley 1963-1964
Blenda Olson Heller 1964-1965
Penny Potts Bailey 1965-1966
Sally Palmer Thomason 1966-1967
Margaret Hooks Wilson 1967-1968
Hylda Hicks Whitman 1968-1969
Ruth Younghanse Crenshaw 1969-1970
Jane Doles Jones 1970-1971
Betty Goff Cook Cartwright 1971-1972
Lucy Carrington Jones 1972-1973

Terry Brown Robertson 1973-1974
Ann Garber Creson 1974-1975
Florence Harris Hinson 1975-1976
Billie Ann Beaumont Williams 1976-1977
Mary Louise Rickets Moffatt 1977-1978
Mary Ann Davenport Ford 1978-1979
Margaret Williams Harwell 1979-1980
Gail Little French 1980-1981
Virginia Taylor Buhler Gibson1981-1982
Patricia Gardner Klinke 1982-1983
Shirley Polk Browne 1983-1984
Betty Hunt Pyeatt 1984-1985
Sandy Sherrod Sherman 1985-1986
Margaret Lott Schaefer 1986-1987
Jo Anne Bratton Tilley 1987-1988
Evelyn Schlafter Gotten 1988-1989
Roseann Harwood Painter 1989-1990
Ann Clark Quinlen Harris 1990-1991
Kate Flowers Weathersby 1991-1992
Glenna Boales Flautt 1992-1993
Beth Baker Breazeale 1993-1994
Clara Dean Cox Hope 1994-1995
Donna Wolfe Rhodes 1995-1996
Libby Reese Aaron 1996-1997
Laurie Parsons Monypeny 1997-1998
Patty Reynolds Johnson 1998-1999
Nancy Powell Kelley 1999-2000
Mary Lawrence Hughes Flinn 2000-2001
Debbie Nix Edmundson 2001-2002
Susan Hoskins Razzouk 2002 – 2003
Fini Durin Koerner 2003-2004
Nancy Cridlin Barnett 2004-2005
Debbie Holder Florendo 2005-2006
Debbie Wilson Jones 2006-2007
Jill Wilkerson Crocker 2007-2008
Mary Mac Garbuzinski Carrier 2008-2009
Denise Wherrity Henning 2009-2010
Kim Swann Pitts 2010-2011
Lauren Hendrix Daughtry 2011-2012
Donna Bellott Flinn 2012-2013
Linda Underwood Keesee 2013-2014
Peggy Weik Lovell 2014-2015
Karen McDonald Carlisle 2015-2016
Barbara Holder Hodges 2016-2017
Karen Cavanaugh Eskin 2017-2018
Janie Roberts Owens 2018-2019
Lauren Barnett 2019-2021
Lala Dando 2021-2022

Debbie Compton 2022-2023