This past year has been full and rewarding getting to work alongside Caroline and the rest of the board. I have been able to learn, listen, and grow more into a leader. I want to say a big thank you to Caroline Nix. This past year, Caroline has done a phenomenal job leading our organization. She has poured hours of hard work and heartfelt compassion into not just the League but also our members. It is now my goal to continue this legacy of hard work and compassion as I enter my time in being the President of the Junior League of Gainesville-Hall County.
My time here has been so special and I truly believe in the saying what you put into the League is what you will get out of it! I have lived in Gainesville my whole life other than the years I went to college and never truly understood how much our work does for this community until I joined. My last seven years in the League has allowed me to grow in my leadership skills and build confidence in others and myself that this year we will continue to grow, nurture, and make positive changes for developing better leaders and volunteers to go out in our community and impact the lives of women and children.
As we enter into the third year of the new Board and Management team structure, I feel that we are learning and growing each day how to better manage ourselves and promote and serve the needs of our community. This past April, we held multiple focus groups to begin the process of creating our new strategic plan for the upcoming years. In May, we sat down with the Board and Forum Communications to discuss what our members feel are important to advancing the League and the promotion of volunteers in our community. We devised our new strategic plan and new visions for where the League will move forward in the coming years. We are a group of driven women who all sacrifice time with family, friends, and work to better improve our community. We work hard, we work together, and we may not always get it right but strive to improve day by day and year by year.
As we enter into the 2019-2020 League year I want to challenge all members, new and old, as well as sustainers to get involved, try something new, meet new people, and find one piece of the League that you are truly and heartwarmingly passionate about. I look forward to working alongside each of you this upcoming year as well as we explore and begin working in the community to make more positive and impactful changes!
The Junior League Gainesville-Hall County