This committee will plan and host all league-sponsored events. Events may include Back to League Bash, Christmas Party, Cookies with Santa, Mardi Gras Ball, and other events to be determined. Purpose of committee is to build rapport among membership and encourage league involvement.
This committee oversees the admissions procedures for the Junior League of Monroe.
The committee informs the membership, the Community Advisory Board, and other area business people of the League’s community activities through the Charlons magazine. Additionally, the magazine informs League members on the activities of other committees, board reports, historical facts and photos, spotlights on active, provisional and sustaining members, new baby announcements and other miscellaneous articles and photos that makes the magazine interesting. The reports increase awareness of the needs in the community that are relative to the focus area. The committee involves the community by having area businesses advertise in the magazine, thus helping with the cost of publication
This is a new committee for the Junior League of Monroe. The committee will use the 2016-2017 League year to examine the existing resources in our community (Monroe/West Monroe and Ouachita Parish) as well as exploring and identifying unmet needs. Potential partnerships for JLM will naturally be identified through the assessment process. Information gathered will be shared with membership through Technology Tuesday email blasts, Charlons publication, General Membership Meetings and finally through mail outs. JLM members will vote in the spring to adopt a community impact area. In the future JLM will work to align projects, outreach, and other facets of JLM with the CI area adopted.
COTTON BAYOU PUBLICATIONS
This committee is in charge of selling and marketing four cookbooks: Cooking in High Cotton, the COTTON COUNTRY Collection, Celebrations on the Bayou, & 333 Favorite Recipes. Committee members will plan and organize marketing events to help promote the sale of Cooking in High Cotton. The committee has additional items for sale. This committee will plan and organize marketing events to help promote the sale of Cooking in High Cotton. Participate in the different promotional events by assisting with cooking and/or advertising. Generate excitement about the cookbook to the league, sustainers and the public. Significant funding for League programs is accomplished through this committee. It is a year-round, ongoing committee.
DONE IN A DAY
This committee provides a single day of volunteer work to local non-profits from a team of League members. DIAD provides local organizations the manpower to fulfill an immediate need that they otherwise would not be able to accomplish on their own. The goal is to participate in projects which further the mission of the Junior League of Monroe.
EDUCATION AND TRAINING
This committee promotes the effectiveness of the trained volunteers within the community by providing training opportunities and leadership development for League membership.
EDUCATION TASK FORCE
This committee promotes education in Ouachita Parish by planning and selecting the Mini-Grants for teachers, provides ACT workshops in the fall and spring for graduating high school seniors and assists the local Scholar’s Banquet.
FAMILIES CAN’T WAIT
This committee is to provide a hospital based, primary prevention plan, for at-risk and first-time mothers, as well as have a positive impact on the health of infants. They educate new mothers on safe sleep habits, car seat safety, provide them with a list of community resources.It is designed to help families avoid falling into negative patterns associated with child abuse. The program trains volunteers to provide education, support, and referrals to postpartum mothers. They also provide car seats and/or a pack-n-play to mothers in need.
This committee is to coordinate fund-raising for the league. The purpose is to prevent multiple requests to the same businesses and to apply for applicable grants and awards. This position can be held for multiple years to aid in relationship development.
HOUSE AND ARRANGEMENTS
This committee maintains the League house and grounds. This committee oversees the purchase of supplies, sets up the House for meetings, handles any repairs needed to the League House, and hires the yard and cleaning services.
MARKETING AND PUBLIC RELATIONS
This committee is to develop and project a clear and concise concept of the League’s projects and goals to the community.
NOMINATING (BOARD PLACEMENT)
This committee slates qualified officers to represent the League for the incoming League year. This committee also selects interested, qualified delegates to attend leadership conferences.
This committee serves as a source of information for all committees. Each member on the Placement Committee acts as a Placement Advisor in interviewing and helping League members choose appropriate Placements that best suit their needs.
This committee trains and prepares the Provisional Class for Active membership in the Junior League of Monroe. The committee assists the class in
choosing a project that will benefit the community. Each provisional has a number of requirements, which the Provisional Committee must
oversee throughout the year.
RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT
This committee’s purpose is to research community and fund raising projects for the future as well as maximizing the effectiveness of community development efforts.
The committee is arguably the most important committee in this organization. The money raised by this single project supplies the majority of funds needed to support the community projects and annual administrative expenses for the League. Planning for the Market is a year-long responsibility on the part of the committee, culminating in a four-day celebration of gifts and gardening. All League Members are involved in the Market, are encouraged to attend the special events and to work designated shifts before, during and following the event.
This committee will be to design and monitor the JLM website as well as update, assemble, print and distribute the Directory. Every League member receives a copy yearly. They will also welcome transfer members from other Junior Leagues.
TOOLS & LITERACY FOR CHILDREN
This committee will focus on helping children living in poverty. This committee will offer various services to children from low income families through a chosen school. At least once a month, TLC will teach a program or offer a service to the school. Some services offered are as follows: backpacks filled with school supplies, school uniforms, hygiene and safety kits, weekend food packages (optional), Conflict Resolution and Anti-bullying Curriculum, and Literacy/Parental Involvement Programs.