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Lake Junaluska Associates

Individuals or households who make an annual charitable gift of $250 or more to Lake Junaluska are known as Lake Junaluska Associates. Each year, this group of dedicated donors gather for a special weekend to celebrate the mission of Lake Junaluska and experience the impact of our ministries.

•  Learn about Associates Weekend 2021

•  Become an Associate

Advancing Lake Junaluska

Lake Junaluska Associates began in 1968 to assist Lake Junaluska in meeting its mission and ministry by recruiting 1,000 individuals to give $100.00 per year. It was the primary fundraising arm of Lake Junaluska and effectively served that purpose for many years. Today, Lake Junaluska Associates are integrated into Lake Junaluska’s overall advancement efforts and represent a large base of supporters who care deeply about Lake Junaluska’s mission of hospitality, transformation and renewal.

The Lake Junaluska Associates Council, comprised of dedicated volunteers, works collaboratively with the Lake Junaluska Advancement Office to undergird the organization’s mission and ministry, long-term sustainability and capital improvements. Each year, the Associates Council works to:

•  Review and affirm the distribution of earnings from the Associates endowment and designated funds for capital improvement projects selected from the list approved by the Lake Junaluska Board of Trustees;

•  Partner with the Office of Development to promote planned gifts to Lake Junaluska;

•  Assist with fund-raising strategies and programs to promote and champion needed projects/programs;

•  Support an annual celebration, recognition and appreciation event - Associates Weekend;

  Manage the annual selection of the “Chief Junaluska Award,” and assist in establishing additional awards recognition.

Lake Junaluska Associates Weekend

July 30 - August 1, 2021

Join us for a fun weekend of appreciation, recreation, music, storytelling, table fellowship, worship and connecting with friends!

Tentative Schedule | Registration | Chief Junaluska Award

Tentative Schedule

Associates Weekend 2021 will utilize many of Lake Junaluska’s outdoor spaces in order to hold an in-person event this year. As we continue to navigate the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Associates Council has put together a weekend schedule that allows for social distancing while also celebrating the mission and ministry of Lake Junaluska. More details will be added to the schedule as the weekend approaches. Be sure to check back for additional updates!

Friday, July 30

Golf Tournament
Lake Junaluska Golf Course

Weekend Registration
To Be Determined

Family Fellowship
Shackford Firepit

Saturday, July 31

Brick Dedication
Colonnade Brick Walk

Porch Fellowship
York Lakeside Deck

Recreation & Renewal Opportunities:

  • Family corn hole & mini-golf tournament
  • Boat rides on the Cherokee IV
  • Walking Trail
  • Lakeside Pool

Celebration Picnic & Program
Nanci Weldon Gym

  • Ministry Updates
  • King’s Cadence Concert
  • Presentation of Chief Junaluska Award

Sunday, August 1

Outdoor Worship, including Memorial Service
Lake Junaluska Amphitheater

Brick Walk Dedication Ceremony at Associates Weekend

King's Cadence: Entertainment

King's Cadence is a male "gospel-rooted" quartet that has been a dream of KC Armstrong's since 1994. Planning, recording and scheduling began while leading up to KC’s retirement from The US Army Chorus in the summer of 2019. As a Christ-centered ministry, their vision is to sing great songs to people who are yearning for GOOD NEWS, an encouraging word, or maybe just something to smile about! Although their first official concert together as King's Cadence was not until August 4, 2019, each member has been singing gospel music with other groups for decades! All four men have had vocal training at the collegiate level and hold degrees in music. Collectively they bring years of experience and a variety of musical styles to the platform. Having been friends since 1996, they originally met in studio sessions and performing with ensembles led by the late Dr. Glenn Draper. All four men were former Lake Junaluska Singers and three of them met their spouses while here (two of which were also Lake Junaluska Singers).


To register for 2021 Associates Weekend, download and print the following form: 2021 Weekend & Golf Registration Form (PDF).

Bob and Robin Bowling

Chief Junaluska Award

The Chief Junaluska Award is awarded to someone who has given unselfishly to Lake Junaluska Assembly through a labor of love, time and gifts and has been an active Junaluska Associate for at least the past five years.

To nominate someone to receive the Chief Junaluska Award, please fill out the online nomination form (Google) or download the following form and return it to the Office of Development: 2021 Nomination for Chief Junaluska Award (PDF).

Congratulations to Rev. Dr. Robert Bowling, the recipient of the 2020 Chief Junaluska Award (pictured at right with wife, Robin).

Thank you for your deep love for the mission of Lake Junaluska.

We look forward to future gatherings!

Enjoy Associates Weekend 2019 Photos

Become a Lake Junaluska Associate Today

With a gift of $250 or more annually to Lake Junaluska, you become a Lake Junaluska Associate. Your support ensures that our mission and ministry continues to thrive!

Phone Donations

To make a donation by phone, call the Office of Development at 828-454-6749 or toll free at 866-256-1079.

Mail Donations

To make a donation by mail, send to:

Lake Junaluska Assembly Inc. 
The Office of Development 
PO Box 67
Lake Junaluska, NC 28745

For more information or to join call 828-454-6749 or email