The Journal Times June 18, 2009
A LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Nine years ago, my employer suggested I become more involved in the Racine community. I did what a good employee does, and got involved. A co-worker had a friend in the Junior League of Racine, which brought back distant memories of League since my mother was part of the organization when I was a young girl. I joined the League in 2000.
They say change is the only constant, and the Junior League of Racine is not exempt from that. As easily as I write these words of change, I also reflect on what has not changed about the organization — its vision of focusing efforts that benefit the well-being of children and providing a legacy of trained volunteers to the Racine community.
As I reflect on the organizations we’ve done work with this year, including Chuck Tyler‘s Kids’ Café and Cops ‘N Kids, as well as the $12,000-plus that will be distributed to organizations including Cribs for Kids, Racine Heritage Museum, Racine Zoo, Sparkplug Tutoring and YMCA, I smile knowing that the time I spend with the women of League not only helps people in Racine, the place I call home, but also creating lifelong friendships with women who feel as passionately as I do about serving out community.
To the active members of the Junior League of Racine, thank you for your friendship, dedication, diversity and passion to help make Racine a better place. To the woman who started the League back in 1916, and to the current sustaining members, thank you for the legacy you have created. To women in our community who are considering joining our ranks, I look forward to meeting you!