Not Just Any Volunteer

I couldn’t be more excited to have a front row seat to witness the extraordinary things that will no doubt happen this Junior League year! It’s a humbling place to be – at your service, entrusted with an amazing legacy, ensuring a steady supply of passionate, capable women are poised to affect positive change long after we’re gone. I believe that how we work together and the example we set for others is just as, if not more, important than the exciting programs and projects we’ll tackle this year. 

Once you become a part of the Junior League of the Emerald Coast, you become a part of history. Your efforts, time, and commitment do not go unnoticed and ultimately make a lasting mark on the path that has been forged and traveled by a rare breed of women for over 50 years here on the Emerald Coast.
After reflecting on my own journey within the League, I realize that the JLEC does not require or expect you to be a natural leader. Developing the potential of women (a key part of our mission) means members are there to encourage and inspire one another. I have been fortunate to serve on committees with more experienced members who became mentors and offered guidance, feedback and the vote of confidence necessary to pursue leadership positions.  
At our core, we are a 200+ member organization developing future civic leaders.  Our training opportunities include leadership development, fundraising, time management, event planning and coordination, community impact and many, many more! We truly are an organization that harnesses the strength of women volunteers and puts that power to work in our community.
To our members: Enjoy your year! Make the most of every moment.  Thank you for your passion, purpose and planning.
To our Junior League Board members: Thank you for your support of our members and for caring so much about our community.
To our community: Thank you for letting us help and sharing your experiences so we can make a positive impact.
To our donors: Thank you for your generosity and believing in our mission and our members.
I am proud to be a Junior League of the Emerald Coast member, thankful to call this beautiful area my home and look forward to this new year!

Yours Truly,

Marissa Rollins
JLEC President 2016-2018