The Junior League of Kansas City, Missouri: women building better communities.
I’ve been writing and compiling blog posts for The League Pulse since July of 2014, and it’s been a tremendous way to learn about the Junior League of Kansas City, Missouri. Every time I profile a new committee or member, I learn about a new area of the League and its lasting impact on our members and our community. I’ve written several times about members’ approaches to League/life balance and writing the blog has been perfect for this season in my life. Over the course of the past two years, I got married, had a baby, took on a big volunteer role with another KC organization, and I was transferred at work. With lots of changes outside of the League, writing the blog was a perfect fit for my League commitment. Posts could be compiled in advance and coordinated when I had extra time. The deadlines were ongoing but forgiving, and I loved putting together stories and photos for the blog. I’ve learned so much about the League and get so excited for future ways that I will be able to serve the JLKCMO and Kansas City!
The Blog Coordinator serves on the Marketing Council. I do not have a background in Marketing, but I have learned so much about how the League promotes our fundraisers and Signature Programming internally and externally. I have a better understanding of Holiday Mart and Take Five, and I see the power of a coordinated effort to tell the stories of our volunteers. If you have a background in Marketing or would love to learn more about this side of the League, there are definitely still spots on the Marketing Council for 2016-2017. Email Nominating Chair Katherine Fowler and check out the descriptions of these fabulous positions, including Media Relations Coordinator, eBlast Coordinator, Branding Chair and Community Marketing Coordinator. We need women who can help share the stories of the League with local media (Media Relations) and internally (eBlast!). As we grow in our new Signature Programming, the Community Marketing Coordinator does valuable work alongside our partner organizations and the programs we are working on together. Consider these leadership positions for next year – I have loved my time on the Marketing Council!