Dear GFWC-NC Juniorettes of North Carolina,
I am grateful for the opportunity to serve North Carolina as your GFWC-NC Juniorette State President for the 2020 – 2021 year. In 2018, I chartered the GFWC-NC Maiden High Juniorette Club and have since had the honor to serve GFWC-NC Juniorettes as Club President and on the GFWC-NC Juniorette State Board as 2nd Vice-President. I look forward to collaborating with our Juniorette leaders this year as we work together to better our schools and communities, develop our leadership skills and grow our membership across North Carolina.
2020 has brought struggles to many with the rise of the Covid-19 global pandemic. Education across our state looks very different than it did at this time last year. These changes to how education looks have affected the way most of our GFWC-NC Juniorette Clubs operate now. Many club meetings, elections and service projects are now virtual as our state continues to battle the pandemic. I am pleased to report that many GFWC-NC Juniorette Clubs are planning for a successful club year filled with virtual community service and membership drives. Even a global pandemic cannot stop our North Carolina Juniorettes from serving others and making a difference in their communities.
While 2020 has been a year of challenges, it also is a year for celebration. This year, GFWC-NC Juniorettes are encouraged to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment which gave women the right to vote in our country. My platform for the 2020-2021 GFWC-NC State Juniorette President’s Special Project is #SunflowersforSuffrage which encourages GFWC-NC Juniorettes to educate others about the struggle to pass the 19th amendment and encourage young women to register to vote or exercise their right to vote. In addition, GFWC-NC Juniorettes will partner with GFWC-NC Clubwomen across the state to support campus enhancement at the Charlotte Hawkins Brown Museum State Historic Site. Dr. Brown started the former Palmer Institute in 1902 which grew into a nationally recognized boarding school for African American students that impacted more than 1000 students. Campus enhancements will allow the staff to continue their work to educate others about and celebrate the contributions of pioneering women of color in our state.
Again, I am honored to serve as the 2020-2021 GFWC-NC State Juniorette President and I know that through the work of the GFWC-NC Juniorette clubwomen that we will continue to make a difference throughout our communities.
In Juniorette Service & Spirit,