On behalf of the 2014-2015 Junior League of Annapolis Board, I’d like to welcome everyone to our new League year! We have another busy year ahead of us and I am excited to share a few of the highlights that will be happening this year.
To start, we are continuing with our two-provisional class initiative this year. I hope you will join us at one of our two New Member Open Houses this fall. Don’t forget to bring along your enthusiastic and talented girlfriends to learn what JLA is all about!
We are entering our third and final year for our two community impact programs at Sarah’s House and the Center For Help. Requests for new projects will be going out to the community soon and you will be hearing a lot from our COPR committee this year as we move throughout the process of choosing new projects this spring.
This year we will also be placing more emphasis on training by initiating a process to provide training tracks for league members. We think this will offer a unique and valuable experience for our members, as well as tie back to our mission of promoting volunteerism, developing the potential of women, and improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers.
I’d like to thank all of the Sustainers who continue on this journey with us and the Active members who have recommitted for another year. Our Sustainers are our history, but we don’t want them to remain in the past! We are looking forward to re-engaging and reinvigorating our Sustainer base this year, and hope to see many of them at upcoming meetings and events. Our Active members provide the vision to determine where we are going.
Finally, I’d like to thank all of our donors and sponsors. I look forward to continuing our relationship–without your support, we could not be women as catalysts for lasting change!