PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE

Welcome to the Junior League of Orange County, CA!

I have the honor of serving as the President of the Junior League of Orange County, CA (JLOCC) for the 2021-2022 year.  Joined by a phenomenal team of leaders on our Board of Directors and Executive Management Team, I look forward to the year ahead as we celebrate 65 years of serving Orange County communities.

Founded in 1956, JLOCC is a non-profit organization of over 400 strong and tenacious women, united by our common interest in cultivating female civic leaders and building a better community.  We are committed to our mission, which is simple yet powerful: we promote voluntarism, develop the potential of women and improve our community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers.

We are a diverse group of women of different backgrounds, ages and professions who continue to embrace the changing needs of our community, build partnerships and inspire shared solutions for a better tomorrow. Each woman in our League brings her own wealth of life experiences, creativity and vision to the group.  Through and through, we are a group of empowered women who empower women.

While Orange County has changed significantly over the past 65 years, JLOCC has remained steadfast in our commitment to the development of our members and impact on the Orange County community.  JLOCC has empowered its members to lead, to set bold goals and disrupt convention. On our journey, we have tackled some of our community’s most intractable issues alongside a team of influential and (com)passionate community partners, elected officials and dedicated change-makers who have been resolute in working to find solutions – to find a way forward.  Together, we have improved lives, strengthened our community and changed the way people think.

JLOCC offers unique opportunities for personal growth through comprehensive leadership development and training, community service, and lifelong connections.  We also support community partners, educate and raise awareness around unique issues affecting our community and serve as advocates to bring about positive change.  We welcome all women who value our mission, and we thrive through our members’ diverse backgrounds, interests and experiences – all of which enable us to strengthen our ability to adapt and lead through change.

As a proud member of JLOCC, an organization with a storied legacy, I hope you will join me in supporting this network of inspiring women leaders.  Please contact me at president@jlocc.org if you are interested in learning more about JLOCC, becoming a member, making a gift to support our mission or partnering with us to make an impact in Orange County.  Your support will ensure that we continue to deepen our community impact and development of female civic leaders for another 65 years.

Warmest Regards,

 

 

 

Laura Smith Hatch

President, 2021-2022