President’s Note

Emily Secord, President
Emily Secord, PresidentAmy Londahl (President-Elect) and I are so excited about all of the activity happening in Junior League of Eugene (JLE). We are seeing our committees choosing to meet over the summer months, we see new ideas forming, projects gaining momentum and traction building on our current projects!

We are also seeing early success with our new rolling membership model that is spearheaded by several stellar women, to name a few: our former President, Rosey Gording (now our Nominating Chair), three-year board veteran, Jen Henrikson (two years as our Membership Vice President) and for a fresh perspective, Valerie Sharr (Placement Chair), joining us after several years on our Membership Committee.

Our Community Enrichment team is gearing up for a big year with the Oregon ID program (more information included in section by the awesome Kayla Enos-McCulley, Community Enrichment Vice President) and finding a bigger role in addressing homeless youth in our community. All the while, we are continuing our work with the Eugene Coalition Against Sexual Exploitation (ECASE) formed in-part by Junior League members, where we are seeing really thoughtful conversation around human trafficking. Our State Political Action Committee continues its work towards a more robust partnership with Junior League of Portland around legislative and advocacy goals.

Communications Committee continues working towards timely updates to you in electronic and paper format – with a focus on the electronic side for capacity and cost reasons, a more robust and user-friendly website, a vibrant and engaging Social Media presence… the list goes on and on for this small, but mighty committee led by the amazing Communications Vice-President, Brittany Quick-Warner! We encourage you to contact Communications Committee if you are having any issues or concerns – along with your cheers of support for all the hard work they do day in and day out.

We don’t want to steal the thunder from our Finance folks (led by ever-fabulous Kristy Langworthy as League Treasurer and unparalleled Erin Schindler as our Finance Vice President), but we are doing pretty well from a financial standpoint. Although, we do anticipate investing some funds into our community and our members to a greater degree than in years past as we have a more clear, defined direction now that we have further defined our area of focus within At-Risk Youth. That being said, our Fundraising and Event Planning committee has some really fun and meaningful opportunities to give and support League and we hope that you’ll find the time or resources to support League as your schedule and budget permit!

We continue to be impressed by the level of commitment we are seeing at the Board level, by our Committee Chairs and our membership, including our Actives, Sustainers and Emeritus members.

If Amy or I can answer any questions, address any concerns or chat about Junior League with you, your business, your organization, etc., please don’t hesitate to get in touch via our contact information listed below. We are always open to talking to interested community members about our passion for civic and community leadership training for women and for serving the At-Risk Youth in our community.

We look forward to connecting with you at future events!

Emily Secord, President
Junior League of Eugene emily.a.secord@gmail.com (541) 868-4688

Amy Londahl, President-Elect
Junior League of Eugene amylondahl@gmail.com