President's Message

A Message from Amanda Johnston, Junior League of Morristown President 2022-2022

As we begin the 2021-2022 league year, I want to take a moment to thank each and every one of you for being a part of the JLM. We have gone through league years of unthinkable change and have continued to help our community and contributed in big ways.  All of our accomplishments over these years would not have been possible without each and every one of you.  While change can be scary, it has given the JLM the opportunity to look within and reevaluate how we can best serve our community and be a valuable investment of our members’ time.  This means combining committees and positions where it made the most sense.  At the end of the day, you make the decision to spend your time away from your families, children, spouses, and careers with the JLM and we want to make sure that you know we value that time and effort and we cannot thank you enough. At the end of last year, the JLM combined the community committees to form the Healthy Choices and Community Voices. These ladies have been busy at work all summer and have already begun their work with a successful backpack drive.  I cannot wait to see all of the great events and good that this year brings with this new committee.  As always, we are looking forward to a Lunch with the Authors in the spring, however, in the meantime Fund Development is hard at work planning a new and exciting fundraiser.  Details will be shared as soon as possible, however, I am very excited to see this materialize.  Membership and New Member is hard at work recruiting for a new member class, planning for General Membership meetings, and planning social events to have the in-person interaction that we are all craving at this time.  Finally, Communications is busy planning how to make sure that each and every one of us know about each event being planned.  Please thank these ladies for working hard all summer to start the year off on a roll.

I am looking forward to welcoming everyone in-person at our first General Membership Meeting. I am hopeful we will be able to continue this year with in person events with virtual options as feasible, however, as we have learned, we must be flexible. I hope that this will be an exercise in planning and I will see each and every one of your smiling faces often this year. Please feel free to reach out to me, my e-mail is amandapaigejohnston@gmail.com.