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!
Be The Difference for the Junior League of Monroe through Social Media!
You can find us on the following sites:
Facebook! @ The Junior League of Monroe
And don’t forget the hashtags!!
#jlmonroe #jlmbethedifference #jlmproud
It is truly bittersweet as I approach my last days as the 85th President of the Junior League of Monroe. When you come to the end of any experience there is always a mixture of emotions- relief that responsibilities are coming to an end, sadness that what you’ve put so much time & effort in will no longer be a part of your daily routine but also excitement in taking what has been learned and applying it to what is to come. Over these past 7 years I have gained a tremendous amount of knowledge about myself, this organization, our members and what we stand for.
It is amazing what a group of women can accomplish in 85 years. The challenge for us today as an organization of women is to make our experience visible and available to those who want and should take part in continuing the legacy to help our community. I believe that our core value of training and developing the potential of women are as relevant now as they were in 1930 when our league started.
Everyone knows that we are a major component in Ouachita Parish. As an organization we have given over 1million dollars to our community. We have given $250,000 in teacher mini grants in 25 years. We have given over 800 pack-n-play & car seats to those in need in our 3 local hospitals over the past several years. We are a 450 member strong organization with everyone contributing to “Be the Difference”.
What is really exciting is that we are thinking far more ambitiously about what we can achieve. We are researching new fundraisers, policies, trainings and have restructured our board & general meetings and our admissions process in hopes to improve the experience of our members. There are so many Random Acts of Kindness that I didn’t mention, but the fact of the matter is that JLM members know how to get things done.
It has been a ton of fun to be around where so many ideas have been conceived and I’m looking forward to rolling up my sleeves with the rest of you to see them thru. If you’re asked to complete a leadership role or any task in JLM, take it. The journey is worth it! If you work hard, dream big and believe in yourself you can accomplish anything!
All my best,