2023-2024 League Year
On behalf of the Junior League of Syracuse, Inc., I want to welcome you to learn more about our organization. At our core, we are a group of women who have been leading the Syracuse community in volunteer and training services since 1920. We are also part of The Association of Junior Leagues International, Inc. (AJLI). The AJLI, is an international organization, with over 290 Junior Leagues throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, Great Britain and more with over 150,000 members strong. As I look ahead, I am excited for building upon everything that we have accomplished over the years as a group of extraordinary women, like those in the League could do.
I am excited to announce what our theme for the upcoming league year is “Deep Roots, Wide Branches”. This year we will come to life as we dig deep into the best parts of our core membership experience while pushing ourselves to develop in new, uncharted ways.
Through our new structure we plan on increasing leadership training and opportunities for all members, helping to make sure members are planted in good soil. By investing in the potential of women, our goal is to help members step into leadership at all levels and carry that out into our community. To me that’s what League membership is about, being a place to step out of our comfort zone and try things that might scare us, but we know there will be someone there to lend us a hand when we need one and provide encouragement when we are down. And we come out the other side better, stronger, and ready to help the next one behind us.
We will ensure we have deep roots by building connections. We look forward to creating opportunities to spend time together and build relationships. This year’s GMMs will have interactive activities to focus on what brings us together – friendship, service, and training. We’re hoping to see everyone in person when possible, and that we create bonds amongst ourselves that extend past our League service.
To all our League members, thank you for your continued support and dedication to our League. I cannot wait to work with each and every one of you next year. I am so incredibly grateful that you have chosen to trust me in this role, and I want you to know that any time you need anything, I am just a phone call or an email away. I encourage you to take risks this year and try some things that scare you. We’ll be beside you all the way, and we can’t wait to see how we all grow.