You may have noticed a new look on our social media pages today, as we officially launched our 110th Anniversary celebration with a refreshed logo honoring our legacy of impact in the Chicagoland community. Thanks to JLC member Allyson Zelinski for designing this emblem that you’ll see throughout our year-long celebration. Be on the lookout for special opportunities to get time-limited merchandise featuring this special logo and new ways to contribute to our mission soon!
As I shared with you back in June, we have a bold goal of hosting 110 community service events across the city – open to all JLC members – and Invite you to renew your commitment to our community and participate in at least one direct service opportunity this year. I encourage you to check the calendar to sign up for these service events that are open to all members, including new members, actives, and sustainers, to commemorate our 110th anniversary.
110th Anniversary Kickoff at Headquarters on Saturday, August 13, 12:30 PM – 3:00 PM
We will formally kick off our 110th anniversary with an open house on Saturday, August 13th from 12:30 PM – 3:00 PM with special activities including:
- A Panel Discussion, “Leveraging the JLC for Your Leadership Journey” from 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM featuring Michelle Kerr, Principal EY People Services and past JLC President (2006-2008), and Kamaria Campbell, Chief of Staff, IBM iX and current JLC VIce President of Technology.
- Headquarters Building Tours where you can learn more about our history and our priorities for renovation and repair.
- Service Projects to support our partners at Big Shoulders Fund and the Period Collective.
- Bubbles and Birthday Cake for this special “birthday” party!
I also invite you to join us virtually for our first General Member Meeting of the year on Wednesday, August 24th at 6:30 PM, which will be an opportunity to learn more about what’s ahead for the JLC, share your feedback about ways to improve our League, and hear from a special guest speaker, Dara Munson, CEO of Family Focus. Family Focus is the non-profit organization that now runs the project founded by the JLC once called “Next Step for Teen Moms.” Dara will join us to share more about this special part of the JLC’s history and the work ahead for all of us to ensure all families in Chicago are healthy, supported, and thriving.
Thank you for your continued support of the Junior League of Chicago and our community!