It is an honor and a privilege to serve as the 88th President of the Junior League of Monroe. I am truly humbled that you have entrusted me the leadership of such a prestigious organization and it is a responsibility I take very seriously. I promise my best to each of you in the upcoming year as we work alongside one another to further the mission of our league.
Since its founding in 1930, the Junior League of Monroe has been at the forefront of serving the needs of our community through volunteerism. Our accomplishments over the last 8 decades are a strong testament to the determination and perseverance of the ladies who have served before us and who serve beside us now. Our impact is measured not only by the thousands of volunteer hours we have worked and the dollars we have raised, but in the number of lives we have changed through our steadfast commitment to improve our community through the effective action of trained volunteers.
Always the leading the charge, in 1986, the league partnered with the United Way of Northeast Louisiana to conduct our first Community Needs Gap Study. By 1994, armed with knowledge from that study and from years of strategic planning, the league officially focused its attention on “Women and Children at Risk”. Since the early 90s our community outreach program outcomes have been evaluated according to this area of focus.
In the upcoming year we will celebrate our past. We will study our rich history decade by decade and we will reconnect to our legacy. We will look to our sustaining members for guidance and support. Through our past we will find inspiration to move the league forward through an aggressive strategic plan. We will conduct a new community needs gap assessment and re-evaluate our community impact issue, “Women and Children at Risk,” as well as the efficacy of our current community outreach programs. Research and planning will lead the charge as we search for new fundraising opportunities ensuring the financial stability of the league in the years to come. We will reengage and recommitment to our mission.
It is an exciting time to be a member of the Junior League of Monroe. I look forward to Celebrating our Past and Focusing on our Future…
Ashley King West
JLM President 2016-17
Let us be inspired
Let us inspire others
Let us work together
Let us give back
Let us as women of the Junior League of Monroe Be the Difference in Ouachita Parish!
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