Be an Unstoppable Change
Welcome! It is an honor to serve as the 2018-2019 President for the Junior League of Midland. The Junior League of Midland, Inc. is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism and improving the community. This League year, our organization will celebrate a 70 year legacy of commitment to voluntarism and providing high quality training and education to its membership. The Junior League legacy starts with a past and builds a foundation for our future. It is a gift instilled in the women of this League and passed down through our projects and service. It is a gift we give the community and give ourselves as we carry out projects and make a difference in the lives of others.
We are proud to have a legacy of women purposed at helping better the lives of Midland families for seven decades through voluntarism and fundraising. From 1949 to 2018 the Junior League of Midland has remained relevant while continuing forward with our vision to Hand in Hand, build a better Midland.
For nearly 70 years, the Junior League of Midland has been committed to building a healthier, more educated and safer community for Midland’s children and their families. The 244 Active and Provisional members currently provided more than 16,000 hours of service to the community each year, while spending nearly 65% of our annual budget to fund our community projects. Our legacy has established meaningful relationships with community partners. There is a certain perception about the League. We are progressive and they understand the value of working with our members. We provide training and opportunities. We are trusted, supported, and encouraged to take risks. The Junior League has evolved into one of the oldest, largest, and most effective women’s volunteer organizations in the world encompassing more than 140,000 women in 291 Leagues in four countries.
Throughout this coming year, as we work to be the best organization and agents for positive change that we can be for our community, we will focus on community needs by investing our time and resources into our five community programs: Face the Race, Reading Olympics, new and expanded IMPACT, Suits with Skills Buckner and Safe Place, and Volunteers in Midland.
Fortunately, we have the power to make a difference, to follow our dreams and to be an unstoppable change that others will want to emulate. When the Junior League of Midland recognizes a need in the community we don’t just sit around and dream, ponder, plan or wish… we show up and follow through with character, integrity, and grace. May we be bold, may we use our power well, and may we all be unstoppable!
My deepest thanks to each of you for allowing me to serve you this year. I will work hard to be responsive and supportive as we work together to be innovative, member centered, impact driven and mission focused.
The Junior League of Midland, Inc.