President’s Message

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.

 

What an exciting time to be a part of JLGC! As we begin our 70th year as an AJLI chapter, I cannot help but be amazed at the exciting opportunities ahead. With the strategic planning committee setting the groundwork, we are now able to begin evaluating JLGC’s community impact. Our goal is to have a meaningful member experience and determine how JLGC can best impact our community.

Completing the Governance and Management Rollout will be a critical component of JLGC becoming more strategic and mission focused. The future management team will manage the day-to-day operations of the League and the Board of Directors will guide JLGC’s strategic direction.  This will also create more leadership opportunities for members to develop their potential.

The sale of the TA building will also allow our organization to be more focused on our focus areas of childhood literacy and food insecurity. JLGC is now in a more financially stable position and members resources area able to be dedicated to our mission. I was honored to be able to present the first JLGC President’s Leadership Award to Past President, Terry Lynn Jones and Finance VP, Erin McDonald for their efforts in the sale of the TA Building.

I hope you are all looking forward to Holiday Ball as much as me! I cannot wait to celebrate Doryn Danner Glenn and JLGC at Rio Carnaval on December 14th!  It’s sure to be a wonderful evening of beautiful colors, great music and dancing, and celebrating JLGC. The Fund Development team has some exciting surprises in store for the evening!  Get your sponsorships or tickets today at www.jlgcriocarnaval.com.

The funds raised support our community programs. Our programs are off to a great start! Adopt-a-School Mainland has formed a new partnership with La Marque Primary.  Our relationship with Odyssey Academy is entering its final year. We will be accepting applications for a new Adopt-a-School partner later this year.  Kids in the Kitchen and Done in a Day are continuing their partnerships and focusing on expanding our impact.

To increase our impact the Community Assistance Fund (CAF) now allows nonprofit organizations to apply for up to $10,000.  Creating this flexibility will allow us to focus on funding projects that share our focus of improving childhood literacy and decreasing food insecurity. In addition, last year we were able to increase the amount of scholarships awarded to young ladies who exhibit a commitment to volunteerism from $20,000 to $30,000.

Without the collective efforts of our members none of this would be possible. Our members are our greatest asset. Thank you to each and every one of you for your dedication to our organization and community!

 

Barbara Calvert

Barbara Calvert

2019-2020 President

Junior League of Galveston County, Inc.

 

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2018-2019 Terry Lynn Jones

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