National League of Junior Cotillions
Tennessee Valley Chapter (Decatur and Hartselle)
A Parents Reception will be held Sunday, September 29th at 4:00 pm at Decatur Country Club to acquaint parents with the program. You do not have to have an invitation to attend.
Clarence Thomas said, “Manners open doors that even the greatest of educations cannot”.
Making sure that your child learns these life-long skills will give them a competitive edge in every facet of their life.
Laura Bingham Ritch is a licensed director for the National League of Junior Cotillions, National League of Junior Cotillions Tennessee Valley Chapter. A 3rd generation Decaturite, Laura graduated from Converse College in Spartanburg, SC. Her masters work was done at both the University of Alabama and Auburn in a joint cooperative program. She has 2 daughters, and a step-son and daughter-in-law who have blessed her with 4 grandchildren. She co-owns Goose Pond Farm with her husband. Laura has been an NLJC director for 17 years.
“The most vital thing I bring to my directorship is an understanding of, and empathy for, where you are with your children. My most important role in life has been that of being a Mom. With my children, I have lived through highly competitive individual athletic sports; football; dance try-outs, competitions and recitals; school; mean-girl drama and dating terrors - to college and the scramble for scholarships. I now watch the competition for careers, and help with the moves to different cities that come with promotions; as well as, the building of a new generation. I now understand that the skills young people learn in the National League of Junior Cotillions program are as important as math or any other academic subject, and in the long run, will open more doors to success that any sport. I truly enjoy helping my students learn to reach for their potential knowing that the skills I teach will touch every facet of their lives and their future. Most importantly, we have fun while we’re learning!”