As I reflect on the past seven years in JLHP, I am continuously in awe of the work we’ve accomplished. And, because of your dedication and investment during global hibernation, we have the opportunity to emerge more vital for our community and organization. So, the bar is raised high for the new League year.
The momentum we’ve created will help propel us forward, making us and our mission unstoppable. By exploring new ways to cultivate and expand relationships with community partners, we continue our important work of supporting, advocating for, and empowering women throughout the High Point community. In deep diving into JLHP’s value proposition for members, we ensure member satisfaction, higher recruitment and retention rates, deeper engagement, and overall sustainability.
And, in the adoption of AJLI’s new mission statement, we have the opportunity to modernize how we see ourselves and how the broader community views us. Specifically by pushing deeper into what diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice mean for our organization. So, I hope you are involved, find your passion, and commit to learning and making a difference in our community.
The League has given me innumerable opportunities to learn, lead, make friends, and establish a sense of belonging. I hope this year provides similar ways to connect and develop that same feeling of allegiance. Our organization is unique and special, and would not exist without you, our members. Thank you for the time away from your families, the donations you generously make, and for sharing the skills you’ve cultivated personally and professionally to better JLHP. Our members have so much strength, and what you give to the League is always appreciated.
It’s an honor and a privilege to serve as the President of the Junior League of High Point. It is not my year but our year, and I look forward to collaborating closely with you to make this our most incredible year yet.
Our legacy continuously evolves, and each new year brings opportunities to increase our impact.
Please join me with pride in sharing our strong history, traditions and values as we propel into a new season of expansion. Your opinions, hopes, and dreams for this organization matter & without those, we lose our collective passion.
I am looking forward to an exciting year with each of you. Together we will emerge as robust, trained volunteers ready to support our community, strengthen our presence and propel our growth.
And with that, "LADIES, START YOUR ENGINES!"