From the President

JLS President Letter
September 2021

Dear Members,

Welcome to the 2021-2022 League Year!

Kicking off this League year, still has hints of our previous year with glimpses of what we have to look forward to moving forward.

If I had a crystal ball and could see how this League year would go, my guess is there will be:

  • Members doing their best to connect with our community and other members doing the League’s work
  • Starts and stops, readjusting to the constantly-changing landscape of new variants and vaccination rates.
  • Members needing time; time off, time to mourn, time to let loose and time to get their sea-legs back.

So, buckle up and LETS DO THIS!

We have a lot of new members in leadership and are welcoming back many Sustainers that will be pitching in with mentoring and some work into researching a new focus area for our League, proving there may be times life and work take priority, but the League is always here to offer a place to find ways to give back and re-connect. Thanks to all the Sustainers lending a hand this year…and there is still time if you would like to join your sister-Sustainers 😊

The Community Program Council is not letting anything slow them down! Empowering Girls is planning a great final G.E.T. Loud year and new community projects with the Community Impact committee. Stay tuned for opportunities to advocate on behalf of the League with SPAC.

The Membership Council is bringing every creative tool from their arsenal to engage and recruit members. Whether it’s offering training that promote an inclusive environment of belonging or recruiting new members to join us, or planning general membership meetings that bring us all together for fun and maybe a little business.

Fundraising and the Communication Councils are working on the essential work of bringing in the funds that make all of this possible and communicating all of our successes to our internal and external communities.

Finding motivation and the drive to do more when we have less and less filling up our souls is becoming more difficult. I am so grateful to everyone that has the ability to show up each and every time and ask “how can I help?”…but I am equally grateful to the women that say “I’m going to need a minute”. We are not here for a short sprint but the long haul. Having members that feel heard and valued is our number one priority. So…queue the inspirational quote:

“Find a group of people who challenge and inspire you, spend a lot of time with, and it will change your life” – Amy Poehler

Lets Do This!

Alex Zucco
President, 2020-2022
(626) 806-6934