President’s Message

Bloom Where You Are Planted

It is with great pleasure that I serve as the President for the Junior League of Midland during the 2019-2020 League year. My desire to serve this organization comes from the women within this group who share their talents, their ideas, and their passion in building a better Midland.

The Junior League of Midland, Inc. is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women, while impacting the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Our League has spent the last 71 years serving our Midland community and have played a role in developing institutions in Midland like the Museum of the Southwest, Teen Court, and many others. Our League members are heavily involved in many other community organizations, planting seeds for many meaningful programs in our region.

The Junior League of Midland’s membership is comprised of a myriad of individuals that include engineers, teachers, lawyers, stay-at-home moms, accoutants, entrepreneurs, leaders of nonprofit and corporate boards, artists, judges, and doctors – and they all make time to give back. I am immensely grateful that our members choose to make community service and civic leadership a cornerstone of their lives. Each one of our 770 Active, Provisional, and Sustaining Members play a special role in helping the Junior League of Midland succeed and our Midland community thrive.

Throughout this year, the Junior League of Midland will focus its resources on our current community projects: Face the Race, Suits with Skills, Reading Olympics, Impact, Volunteers in Midland, and our newest project, Pink Pantry.  Our 305 Active and Provisional Members dedicate their time and talents to these projects and our focus area of “Keeping Kids in School – Every Age, Every Stage.”

Our theme for the 2019-2020 year is “Bloom Where You’re Planted.” The League has allowed me to bloom in places that I never thought I would feel comfortable – places that have helped me grow personally and professionally. I am thankful for an organization that encourages personal growth and equips women with the proper training and education to bloom. My hope is that this year, every member is able to take root in their civic life and blossom into a trained servant leader, so that we, the Junior League of Midland, may continue to bloom as the preeminent women’s organization in Midland.

Marina Stanaland
President 2019-2020
The Junior League of Midland, Inc.