• The country continues to rebuild and so does the Los Angeles Junior Chamber. It focuses on building a better community by achieving a true balance between civic responsibility and promotion of tourism and hospitality.
  • Sports activities continued to be a vehicle to promote Los Angeles as the L.A. Open reaches enormous proportions with the largest purse in its history. 1957 marked the first year women were allowed to volunteer in the L.A. Open. Although women still could not hold membership, they joined the L.A. Open Wives Club to provide hospitality during the tournament and added a new dimension to the face of the Junior Chamber.
  • Maintaining continuity, the Junior Chamber is active in fire prevention week, harbor day aviation and other community events. The 2,500 mile cross country air route is dedicated the “Will Rogers Skyway” and the first Award of Merit is established and awarded to 1953 Police Chief, William Parker.
  • The 1950′s concludes as turbulent times emerged on the distant horizon of Vietnam and the Watts riots, however, the Junior Chamber is poised to respond to social change as it transforms into a community based organization with more than half of it history grounded in civic, social and recreational development of Los Angeles.