Welcome to the Junior League of Galveston County, Inc.—Women Building Better Communities!
I am truly honored to serve as the 2016-2017 President of the Junior League of Galveston County. If you had asked me when I joined if I would have ever been president of this tremendous organization of women I would have said a resounding “no way!”. However, after being a chair for 4 years and then moving on to the Board of Directors, I found that the more I was involved, the more rewarding and fun it was, so here I am! I am a strong believer in the Junior League and I feel like our members get more out of the League the more they are involved.
My tag line this year is “Mission Driven. Member Focused!”
We are focusing on membership education at every level. One of the key components of our Mission is to “develop the potential of women”. Everyone joins the League for different reasons, but I am going to strive at every General Meeting for our members to have learned something—big and small—that will not only help progress their Junior League training, but help them in every aspect of their lives. We will have all different types of education this year, from a poverty simulation to some fun things such as a gift wrapping event or spring organization class from The Container Store!
We will, of course, be continuing the League’s ongoing community focus of Helping Children Succeed in School by providing the students at Parker Elementary in Galveston and Hughes Road Elementary in Dickinson through our Adopt A School program. Through this, we will provide students with school supplies, books, literary assistance, and weekend meals for food insecure students.
Our other ongoing projects include:
- Promoting volunteerism in middle to high school age girls through our Junior Junior Leaguers Mainland and Island programs.
- Our Kids in the Kitchen program, which is a national initiative encouraging healthy eating habits and an active lifestyle.
- Providing scholarships to deserving high school senior girls in Galveston County.
- Volunteer and grant assistance to other organizations in the community.
- Continued relationship with the Ronald McDonald House, UTMB Hospital and Shriners Hospital in Galveston.
With our 65th Annual Holiday Ball and our Spring Fun Run, I encourage you to support the Junior League of Galveston County, Inc. Our Holiday Ball will be held December 10th, 2016 at the San Luis Convention Center, the theme will be “Fire & Ice” and will be a “can’t miss” event! Our Spring Fun Run will be March 25th, 2017 in South Shore Harbour in League City. We invite you to join us in our mission and we hope that you will continue to support the Junior League of Galveston County, Inc.
JLGC President, 2016-2017
The Junior League of Galveston County, Inc. is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women and improving communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable.