It is with great pleasure that I welcome you to the 102nd year of the Junior League of Dallas. I am thrilled to embark on this extraordinary journey alongside such a passionate and devoted group of women who are dedicated to making a difference in our community.
As we begin this new chapter, I am filled with immense optimism for the future. Our League has a rich history of empowering women, nurturing leadership, and effecting positive change in the Dallas community. The theme for this year, “BOLD: Building our Legacy in Dallas,” encapsulates our determination to be bold in our actions, strategic in our thinking, and visionary in our approach. We aim to leave a legacy that resonates deeply within our community and sets the stage for an even brighter future.
I firmly believe that our collective strength lies in our diversity of talents, perspectives, and experiences. Together, we have the power to create transformative initiatives that address some of the pressing issues of today and uplift those in need. The legacy of our League has been constructed through the unyielding commitment and dedication of generations of remarkable women who came before us. That is why Sustainer President, Candace Winslow, and I are committed to working closely this year to develop a “One League” strategy. We are not Actives and Sustainers, operating in silos, but one league doing the work for Dallas.
This year, we will continue our focus on our three strategic pillars: Redefining Impact, Reimagining Training and Reviving the Member Experience. We will strengthen our connections with the Dallas community, forming purposeful partnerships and collaborating with like-minded organizations to confront the challenges we face collectively. We will strive for meaningful impact, ensuring that our initiatives are effective and sustainable for those we are privileged to serve. We will equip our members with the tools, resources, and support they need to grow as leaders and change-makers. And we will foster an environment where every member feels valued, heard, and empowered to make a difference.
I am excited to share that we have several new projects and programs planned for the upcoming year.
- Back to School Fair – We’ve reignited our partnership with the Office of the Mayor of Dallas and will be instrumental in the planning of the fair. The back-to-school fair provides essential school supplies and valuable services and resources to more than 10,000 Dallas students and their families.
- Park Improvement Project – A new project, we’re partnering with the Dallas Parks and Recreation Department to help combat the effects of Dallas’ urban heat island. We will focus our efforts in parks that need restoration and that will have the greatest impact on the surrounding community.
- Spanish Immersion – A new training, our members will complete a Spanish language course in the fall and will be placed in community projects where they can apply their new Spanish skills. Some League members may enter the program with no previous Spanish experience, while others may be polishing their existing skills.
- Done in a Day – A reimagined project previously known as Community Sampler, this committee will support the efforts of our Done in a Day partners with a series of concentrated projects that help non-profit agencies by offering volunteers for community-based events on a short-term basis.
I am convinced that our League is at its strongest when we work collaboratively and support one another. Together, we can achieve great things and create an impact in the lives of those we serve. I am confident that the Junior League of Dallas will continue to be a force for positive change and a beacon of hope for our community.
I look forward to the opportunity to serve alongside you and watch the wonderful things we will achieve. Let us make the 102nd year of the Junior League of Dallas a remarkable one as we boldly build our legacy in Dallas, leaving a lasting impact for generations to come.
Yours in service,
Christina N. Eubanks
2023 – 2024 President