What a year 2020 has been. It’s one many of us wish we could have skipped – to have gone to bed on New Years Eve 2019 and woken up on January 1, 2021. If only!
Despite this beast we have been dealing with, I couldn’t be more excited to take the reigns as President of the Junior League of Corpus Christi, Inc. I wish it could be “normal,” but since that is not the case, we will adjust our sails and go with the flow.
Our spirited membership is ready for whatever is handed to us. Planning our community events has commenced and now includes provisions for masks and social distancing. Although processes may change, our mission of promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women, and impacting the community has not.
Over $100,000 will be raised and our community impact will continue to grow! JLCC’s annual Rummage Sale will provide high-quality, low-cost goods to the community. Over 2,000 children will get to experience literary works come to life during Christmas Tree Forest, while 30 families receive a literary-themed decorated Christmas trees. More than 1,500 children will experience STEM-based learning with hands-on activities at the Corpus Christi Science and History Museum and the 3rd annual Touch-A-Truck event will give 1,100 children the opportunity to climb, explore, and learn aboard trucks, construction equipment and emergency vehicles and more!
Through these volunteer-led events, our membership of over 80 women from around the Coastal Bend will receive training in fundraising, public speaking, event coordination, budgeting, and strategic planning. I am proud of my 11 years spent in the Junior League of Corpus Christi, its empowered and helped lead me to a career in communications. Additionally, through time spent volunteering side – by – side with other league members, I have made life long friends, for which I am eternally grateful.
Whether you are a potential member or donor, I hope you will join me in another year of service for the Corpus Christi community!