PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE

Welcome! It is an exciting time to be a part of Junior League of Orange County, CA (JLOCC) as we celebrate 62 years of building a better Orange County.

People frequently ask me, “Why are you a member of the Junior League?” My answer is always the same – Junior League has shaped me to be the woman I am today. Our mission is a part of who I am and what I know to be true. Our mission speaks directly to the commitment of building a better community by promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women and improving communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. The Junior League of Orange County, CA has trained thousands of women, provided thousands of hours of service, and we have committed ourselves to become experts in the pressing issues in and around Orange County, CA – including human trafficking and foster youth. This year, I have the great honor to represent and serve the Junior League of Orange County, CA as its President.

As a network of women leaders focused on providing community change, we have become an unstoppable force in Orange County. JLOCC is a training field for our members to gain skills in business, advocacy, philanthropy, and leadership – just to name a few. Membership is open to any woman who supports our mission.

Outside of our own programs, JLOCC supports many community organizations. In fact, several of Orange County’s non-profit agencies and organizations which continue to operate and impact our community were rooted in ideas and initiatives launched by the dedicated women of JLOCC. As community leaders, our members continue to build partnerships, identify needs, and develop responsive programs to serve our neighbors.

Nevertheless, we have not and cannot do it alone. Our community projects are not possible without the support of our invaluable partners, sponsors, passionate advocates, and friends. Join us in our efforts to address the needs of Orange County and develop the potential of all women. I invite you to attend our events, become a sponsor, make a donation, or become a member.

Junior League of Orange County, CA has been an unstoppable group of trained women, proudly serving the Orange County community and we plan to remain catalysts for civic change for many years to come! Are you ready to join us?!

With warmest regards,
Jennifer Watkins
President, 2018-2019
Junior League of Orange County