I am both honored and excited to serve our state Federation as part of the 2020-2022 administration. It is my hope that through collaboration we will make a collective impact across the state by addressing needs as partners with other groups and organizations.
My theme for this administration is Protecting our Future. I chose this theme because I grew up watching my father be a volunteer fireman. Seeing him leave our home to go help someone else in need made me realize that he was protecting the future of our community.
I encourage you to partner with Safe Kids with your committee to see what is most needed. Safe Kids Worldwide® is a nonprofit organization working to help families and communities keep kids safe from injuries. Most people are surprised to learn preventable injuries are the #1 killer of kids in the United States. Throughout the world, almost one million children die of an injury each year, and almost every one of these tragedies is preventable.
Safe Kids works with an extensive network of more than 400 coalitions in the United States and with partners in more than 30 countries to reduce traffic injuries, drownings, falls, burns, poisonings and more. You can learn more at https://www.safekids.org/. My special project chairman, Mary Frances Gourley, will work to make sure each of you have what you need.
Please know that I am always available to my fellow Juniors to discuss any question, interest, or opportunity you may have. Let’s make these next two years ones that will not only create change in our communities but our Federation as well. Together, we’ll be amazing!
“Children are one third of our population and all of our future.” — Select Panel for the Promotion of Child Health, 1981
In Junior Spirit,
2020-2022 GFWC-NC Director of Junior Clubs