I am excited and honored to transition into the role as JLNO president from Alice Glenn, someone I am humbled to call my mentor and friend. The Board of Directors and I look forward to the year ahead as we evaluate our past, present and future and use those roots to grow into a 100-year League.
As we embark on our 2019-2020 journey, we should consider all that came before us and the opportunity we have to lay traction for the future. We should be thinking about where we want the League to be at its 100th Anniversary and appreciate all the League has accomplished to date. We are excited to begin partnerships with YEP and Dress for Success to continue the impact we made with Bloomin’ Deals.
We are excited to launch the Women’s Leadership Summit as another channel to spread our mission throughout the community. We look to build on everyone’s enthusiasm surrounding this new event hosted by women, for women. Our hope is to showcase the training that we provide you, our members, in a way that encourages participation from women throughout the New Orleans metro area.
Thank you to the 2018-2019 Board of Directors for their leadership this year and laying the foundation for the future. Serving with you has trained and prepared me for the year ahead. Thank you for your friendship, support and encouragement.
Lastly, thank you to the members of the Junior League of New Orleans for allowing me to serve you. I look forward to meeting many new friends and working with you as we prepare for the future of JLNO.
Christine M Vinson