“The future is no place to place your better days.”
– Dave Matthews
Sarah Chase serves as the Secretary to the Board of Directors of the Junior League of New Orleans. In this position, she manages the official record of the League year, including meeting agendas and minutes, functions as Parliamentarian at Board, Joint Council and General Membership meetings, and provides guidance on and ensures adherence to the organization’s governance documents which include Bylaws, Standing Rules, Policies and Procedures. She works with JLNO members and staff to maintain membership information and address member requirements. Sarah hopes to help the rest of the Board, as well as the entire organization, continue executing the change from the past League year. She believes the Board is united in offering more refinement to these changes as membership continues to acclimate to them.
During her seven years in JLNO, Sarah has served as a leader on the Communications Council and as JLNO’s Corresponding Secretary. Sarah’s attention to detail, strong organizational skills, patience and objectivity give her the capacity to be the Chair of the Standards Committee. She joined JLNO because she wanted to be involved with an organization that made a huge impact on the city she loves while also meeting new people and making new friends. She appreciates how JLNO embodies the New Orleans spirit, embracing its history and upholding traditions while remaining open to change with the needs of membership and the community. The evolution of the Bloomin’ Deals Legacy Project is a perfect example of honoring an important part of JLNO’s history while remaining relevant and evolving in a smart way. She is excited to see where this will go in the upcoming year. Sarah has learned more than she expected through her JLNO membership. Not having children, diaper need is something she never really thought about — how simply having an adequate supply of diapers can make a huge impact to a woman and her family. She’s still in awe of how quickly and effectively the Diaper Bank was put into action and how it continues to grow.
Sarah is the Director of Design and Development at Tasc Performance, where she has worked since 2009 and is responsible for the entire apparel creation process. Previously, she lived in Baltimore, MD and worked in International On-Field Product Development for Under Armour. She received a Bachelor of Science in fashion merchandising from University of Delaware and studied at the Philadelphia College of Textiles and Sciences. While she wasn’t born here, Sarah loves everything about New Orleans and believes there is no place like it on earth. She enjoys the music, food, festivals and parades, as well as the unique people and lifestyle. As part of her commitment to the city, she volunteers at Audubon Zoo on Sunday mornings in the Louisiana Swamp and Jaguar Jungle sections assisting the keepers. She has previously volunteered for LA-SPCA, Julia Jump committees and the Preservation Resource Center Holiday Home Tour.
As residents of Uptown, Sarah and her husband, Nicholas Cope, share their home with a Bullmastiff named Linus and a Frenchie Pug named Stella. She also plays the piano and violin.