Sept Power Lunch

September Power Lunch: “Sheroes” – Former Power of the Purse Models

September Power Lunch featuring:
“Sheroes: Former Power of the Purse Models”
September 6, 2018
11:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
The League Lodge
1547 Riverside Drive, 30501
Jennifer McCall overcame many odds and believes that the struggles she has faced make her a better attorney. She was a teen mom who had once given up on her dream of becoming an attorney. While in law school, she served all three years on the Student Bar Association, culminating in her service as the law school president in her final year. The National Association of Women Lawyers awarded Jennifer the Outstanding Law Student of the Year award for Georgia State University the year she graduated. She is grateful every day for the opportunity to work as an attorney and opened her own firm in October 2016. Since opening her own firm, she has won several awards including Best of Hall: Best Family Law Firm, National Academy of Family Law Atorneys Top 10 under 40, American Institute of Family Law Attorneys 10 Best Female Attorney in Georgia, and Super Lawyers Rising Star. She is an active member of her church where she works with the children’s ministry and volunteers with Family Promise. She was appointed by the Gainesville City Council to serve on the Main Street Advisory Board. She is very active in the Gainesville-Hall County Junior League where she has served as the Healthy Habits co-chair, on the communications team, and as the Secretary. She is also active in the Northeastern Judicial Circuit Bar Association where she previously served as the YLD president and the Law Day Chair. She was chosen as a Community Hero by WomenSource, was invited to speak at their Girl Power event, and is a Diamond Member. 

Abby Breaux Photography
Abby Breaux Photography

Growing up in the kitchen with her mother, Amanda Wilbanks never dreamed she would use these skills to open her own pie shop. Little did she know how important this introduction to cooking would really be in her life.

Amanda received a marketing degree from the Terry College of Business at the University of Georgia in 2009. After college, she worked for State Farm and was being trained to start her own agency. Amanda loved working with people through State Farm, but had a burning desire to start her own company. Taught to prepare the perfect pie by her mother-in-law, the idea for her company came to fruition. Amanda first started selling pies out of her kitchen and at festivals in the area. She soon began shipping pies across the United States for retail sales and corporate gifts.
Buttermilk Pie Company, as seen featured in USA Today, opened in August 2013 and everyone who has tasted Amanda’s cooking is hooked!
Southern Baked Pie Company, formerly Buttermilk Pie Co., makes each pie from scratch and the ingredients are bought from local farmers and markets for exceptionally fresh flavor and taste. “I have always believed that if I pour myself into each and every pie that leaves my shop, my product will speak for itself,” Amanda said. (Taken from Faces of Hall County interview)


Amanda K. McClure, Executive Director, Quinlan Visual Arts Center. Amanda McClure graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts in Art History from the University of Georgia in 1999 and pursued graduate work at Georgia State University with a focus on Italian Medieval and Renaissance Art. She interned at the High Museum of Art Registrar’s Office in 2000, and worked for a year as an Assistant Conservator and Fine Arts Services Manager for an Atlanta based Art Conservation and Restoration Firm before coming to Gainesville in 2004 to be the Assistant Director of the Quinlan Visual Arts Center. At the Quinlan Visual Arts Center, where she is now the Executive Director, she leads a comprehensive, non-profit visual arts center in the mission “Bringing visual arts to life, and to the life of the community”. Through a focus on overall excellence of fine arts exhibitions and programming, the organization serves as artist advocate and cultural hub for the region.


Kathy Lovett, founder and chairman of Gardens on Green for eleven years, has thought of herself as a teacher since she was a little girl. Though she was forced into retirement from her profession of teaching by a cerebral aneurysm in 1993, she soon discovered a whole new arena for teaching–one very different from her days of teaching high school English and working with elementary gifted students.

That arena was gardening. Under her leadership, supported by her husband, Lee, Gardens on Green has become an outdoor classroom where thousands of students have had hands-on experiences. They learn to connect with the common ground we share through composting; vegetable, pollinator, and native gardening; and making snacks from the vegetable garden.

The newest addition to Gardens on Green is a magical little place Kathy planned especially for preschoolers and first graders–a Literacy Garden where little ones can READ, DISCOVER, and GROW. She is especially grateful that the Hall County School System, Hall County Master Gardeners, and the community embraced her ideas, turning a vision into reality.  In 2016 she and her husband were awarded the Jane Taylor Award for excellence in nurturing children’s gardening by the American Horticulture Society.

In addition to gardening and a busy life as mother of three daughters and grandmother of seven children, Kathy is vice-president of Hall County Master Gardeners, a deacon at First Baptist Church, former president of the Creative Arts Study Club, and a monthly docent at the Georgia Governor’s Mansion.


Power Lunches are educational programs that allow women to gather and learn about various issues and trends important to them. Lunch is served beginning at 11:45 a.m. with the program getting underway at Noon.


Your $10 admission includes our program plus lunch from EasyB’s Catering.

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Date 09/06/2018
Time11:45 am - 1:00 pm


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