At the end of April, after a busy year of training sessions, learning opportunities and project participation, the 2015 provisional class members of Junior Auxiliary of Taney County were ceremonially welcomed as fully-fledged Active Members at the annual JATC Induction Dinner. These terrific women bring a wealth of knowledge, experience and enthusiasm to JATC, assuring that the Chapter will continue to thrive and grow, nourished and energized by new ideas and fresh perspectives.
A committed and continuously evolving membership is the heart and soul of JATC’s effectiveness and success. Our annual campaign to identify caring, capable women who want to contribute their time and effort to JA means that the organization is always open to embrace projects that reflect the changing challenges of our community. It also means that our JA sisterhood is continually enriched as new members become dear friends.
Toward this end, efforts are already underway to recruit members for the Provisional class of 2016. I would urge anyone who is reading this and might have an interest in joining JA, or knows someone who might be interested, to e-mail Membership Chair, Linda Lewis, at email@example.com. Linda will be pleased to send an invitation to the special event for potential new members that will be held in early August.
I feel privileged that I have the opportunity to serve as JATC President this year and am honored that my fellow JA members whom I admire and respect so much have entrusted me with this responsibility. I am anticipating a year of meaningful community service projects, successful fundraising efforts, and lots of opportunities for membership education and enrichment. What I am looking forward to the most, though, is another year of fun and friendship with the wonderful women of JATC!