What an honor it has been to serve as your president for this year, which has been one of significant transformation for JLNO. We saw the closure of Bloomin’ Deals and the announcement of our forthcoming Bloomin’ Deals Legacy Project, the roll-out of our new membership curriculum, our governance document revisions, and other changes — big and small. All of this encompasses the fundamental premise that we are directed in all we do by our mission. That mission can be summarized as training and impact by and for women.
Our task is to ensure that we are providing meaningful training and service opportunities to our members so that they can create impact in the community. While some of that impact is made during your active League years, much is realized once you “graduate” JLNO and commence service with other organizations where your JLNO training can be applied. To that end, the changes I am most excited to have helped implement are our League Values and Core Competencies.
This organization is comprised of 2,100 incredibly dynamic, innovative women leaders — past, present and future. I cannot wait to see where the incoming leaders, with my dear friend Christine Vinson as President and Kristin Moore as President-Elect, will lead JLNO.
As I transition to my next phase of membership as a Sustainer, I remain grateful for my incredible past League experience, the present placement I conclude, and my future, where I am hopeful my own League skills can positively impact our community. I am honored to be a Woman Leading for a Greater New Orleans.