Message from Sara Osean, President Junior League of Morristown
“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has.”
As we kickoff the 2012-13 Junior League year, I am reminded of the opportunities that the Junior League of Morristown (JLM) provides our members to develop their potential for service and leadership. Through membership in JLM, community volunteers are given unique opportunities to grow as individuals and to change our community for the better. We are able to accomplish these goals through thousands of dedicated hours of volunteer service each year; the community projects we initiate or support; the Nearly New Shop we operate; the advocacy and public awareness we generate around critical community and state issues; and the leadership support we offer to other non-profit organizations.
The Junior League of Morristown is a not-for-profit membership organization open to all women. We are committed to promoting volunteerism, developing the leadership potential of women, and improving the Morris County community through the effective action and leadership of our trained volunteers. JLM members benefit from extensive training in leadership and organizational development, community needs assessment, strategic planning, communications, advocacy, and fund raising. As members of the Association of Junior Leagues International (AJLI), our JLM membership represents the ideals of a nation-wide women’s organization that has been a catalyst for innovative and positive change for the past 111 years.
On behalf of the JLM membership, I would like to thank our donors, sponsors and strategic partners for supporting our projects and fund raising efforts and for helping us to assure we create a lasting legacy in Morris County. Thank you also to our outstanding provisional, active, and sustainer members for taking the initiative to invest in yourself, in others and in the community.
As we continue to meet the ever growing need for our volunteer services and civic leadership in the community, we invite you to join us. If you are interested in becoming a member of the Junior League of Morristown, please contact our New Member Program. Serving as a member of JLM has been an impactful and transformative experience in my life and I invite you to see what membership could do for you.
All the best,
JLM President 2012-13