What you might be wondering about LVCC...
Cotillion is a two-year social club for outstanding junior and senior girls. The purpose of Cotillion is to organize a group of girls that will bond with one another, become aware of and improve important social skills, and continue growing into young ladies that will share common goals - the most important being to further their education. Lower Valley Cotillion Club is a social organization comprised of outstanding young women in Cameron (Harlingen, La Feria, Santa Rosa, San Benito, Rio Hondo, and Port Isabel) and Willacy Counties.
A Cotillion girl is one who is interested in pursuing a college education, with a career goal in mind. She has very high standards, is involved, confident, social, very well respected, has manners, and likes a challenge. A Cotillion girl is one who is honored to be invited to join, and upon acceptance, agrees to fulfill the responsibility of participating in all Cotillion functions.
A débutante is a girl or young woman who has reached the age of maturity and, as a new adult, comes out into society at a formal "debut" presentation. Debut presentations are often referred to as “débutante balls," "cotillion balls," or "coming-out" parties.
Lower Valley Cotillion Club is a two-year program with a variety of events that take place during the Débutante's junior and senior years of high school. These occasions, which every Débutante attends both years of her term, are:
The Presentation Ball is scheduled for Saturday, February 2, 2019, with rehearsal on Friday, February 1, 2019.
Except for the Ball, all events are Sunday best, dresses-only attire. Girls should wear a dress that they would wear to church or an awards banquet. This applies to the mother/daughter luncheon as well. Dresses that are too short, low cut or have cut-outs are not appropriate.
The cost to participate in the Débutante program is $500.00, paid during the junior year. The cost covers all events for two years, including invitations and postage, Mother/Daughter Luncheon, Sunday Social, Fall Luncheon, The Débutante Ball Formal Black Tie Event: formal presentation and senior celebration, and the Spring Luncheon.
In addition to the program expense, the Débutante will incur the cost of her gown, gloves and shoes as well as family apparel for the Ball. The second year, members will need a gown and expenses will vary from girl to girl.
Unfortunately, there are no refunds.
To be eligible for membership, a girl must:
The Lower Valley Cotillion Club Advisory Board is made up of nearly 40 women that work with local high schools to identify deserving young ladies in Cameron and Willacy Counties that will appropriately represent our community and organization. In addition, we encourage young ladies to apply directly for consideration. Applications are accepted until May 14, 2018. Invitations to join are mailed in June.
A Legacy is any girl whose mother or grandmother was in Cotillion. Legacies are not automatically admitted, rather they are given preferential review and consideration.
Did you complete an application before the deadline? If you completed the application you would have received a confirmation email upon completion. All applications are time stamped. Please consider that Lower Valley Cotillion Club is a social club with limited membership.
Being in the Harlingen Country Club Junior Cotillion, or any other junior cotillion, has no bearing on the Lower Valley Cotillion Club. The Harlingen Country Club Junior Cotillion is NOT a step towards being invited into the Lower Valley Cotillion Club. We are two separate entities. We do not work together or collaborate together.