President’s Message

Welcome to the Junior League of Fort Myers website! Thank you for stopping by to check out who we are and what we are up to in our local Southwest Florida community!

The 2015-2016 League year was an exciting time for our organization and the community, as we celebrated 50 years of volunteerism in the Southwest Florida! Now we are stepping out into the next 50 years and paving a path for a more focused impact within our volunteer projects and commitments. We are excited to unveil our new Issue Based Community Impact by June 1, 2017!

It is amazing to think about the League’s 50 years of service and how the Southwest Florida community has changed over these years.  The League has had a direct impact on Our Mother’s Home, the Harlem Heights Foundation, the United Way’s Volunteer Action Center, and the Calusa Nature Center and Planetarium… just to name a few.  These organizations can track their beginnings and continued success through the support of the JLFM, whether from seed money, woman power, or done in a day projects.

We are also proud to be an organization that develops the potential of our women volunteers as part of our mission. We send our members to Association of Junior League sponsored leadership conferences, provide in-house trainings, and utilize training opportunities in our own community. The leadership of our trained volunteers allows us to more effectively improve our community. I am humbled to be a part of this international organization and proud to serve as the 51 st President of the Junior League of Fort Myers. I can’t wait to see where our organization goes this year and for many years to come!

Sincerely,
Erin Velotti
JLFM President
2016-2017

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