President’s Message

Melinda Minniefield
2022-2023 President of the Junior League of Monroe

“Change will not come if we wait for some other person, or if we wait for some other time. We are the ones we have been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.” – Barack Obama

Welcome to the Junior League of Monroe!  Our Mission is to advance women’s leadership for meaningful community impact through volunteer action, collaboration, and training.

We are leaders, advocates, philanthropists, and change-makers seeking to strengthen the general welfare of  women and children at risk in Northeast Louisiana.  As trained volunteers, we lead with experience, knowledge, and passion.  We deliver a high standard of excellence in all that we do.  Our members are the foundation of the organization, and every volunteer represents the Junior League of Monroe’s values with integrity and pride.

  • We are passionate about our community. We believe in maximizing our impact through strategic external partnerships, advocacy, and action to achieve our mission.
  • We respect individuals.  We respect each other, those with whom we work, and those we serve in the community.  We strive to understand others, to respect differences, and to treat everyone with dignity.
  • We act responsibly. We recognize that our decisions and our actions can affect others.  We strive to uphold our commitments and act honorably in all that we do.
  • We promote opportunity.  We are committed to helping each other achieve their potential.  We foster a supportive and motivating environment that enables continuous learning, encourages mentoring, and develops future leaders.

If you believe in our mission, that all women and children should have equal opportunity, the resources to unlock their potential, and the structures to support them, I invite you to join us!

Melinda Minniefield
JLM President 2022-2023