JLSD Volunteers of the Month

JLSD Volunteers of the Month

Sheridan Mulphurs and Julie Montgomery have spearheaded the new “Active Member” Mentor Program within Junior League of San Diego (JLSD).

After spending countless hours researching other League’s programs, they created a detailed program designed for JLSD to further support and engage first through third year new actives.   These two ladies have been instrumental to the Training Council and the League!  Thank you!

“There Ought to be a Law”

“There Ought to be a Law”

As a member of the Junior League of California State Public Affairs Committee (CalSPAC), the Junior League of San Diego (JLSD) joins seventeen other Junior Leagues in California in advocating for specific legislation related to member league issues during the Legislative Session.

CalSPAC sponsors and supports laws that improve the lives of California women, children, and families. As a new two-year legislative cycle commences in January 2017, CalSPAC is seeking ideas for laws that would improve services or close gaps for the California communities that we serve.

This consideration is a great opportunity for our JLSD members to be directly involved in the legislative process. Whether big or small, these ideas help the Junior League of San Diego, as well as other Leagues across the state, fulfill its mission of building better communities.


Photo courtesy: CalSPAC

If you have an idea that you’d like to share that falls under the categories of Health, Education, Violence Prevention, Human Trafficking or Family Support, please email the JLSD CalSPAC Delegates, Nicole Reyes and Dominique Coulon, at spac@jlsd.org (or by filling out and submitting the form, below) no later than November 6, 2016.


Action Learning Team Update

The Action Learning Team (ALT) has been busy working for our JLSD membership! This year is the third of the three year ALT process and the first as a League split into two bodies of executive leadership. The ALT committee has reviewed many facets of our leadership structure including term lengths, board composition, and policy delineation.

What’s new? The ALT committee is proposing two bylaw changes the membership will vote on at the May annual meeting that enables the President, Executive Director and some board of director positions to serve two years, instead of one as dictated by the current bylaws. This proposal is based on AJLI’s recommendation to explore longer term lengths during our action learning team (ALT) process. Research by the ALT committee found that, while JLSD council directors were not interested in serving longer terms, the President, Executive Director and board positions found that a longer term would enable them to be more effective. This bylaw change would not affect any leadership positions until the 2016-2017 League year.

In addition, as JLSD continues to learn and improve its organizational leadership, the ALT committee feels that JLSD may need to make adjustments to who sits on the board in future years. To allow for maximum flexibility, we are proposing a bylaw change that states that the Executive Director, Executive Director-Elect, Nominating and at-large directors MAY sit on the board. This change does not mean that they have to, or in fact, will sit on the board. It simply allows JLSD the flexibility if those changes are needed in the future.

This has been a very exciting year and we are excited to present our proposed bylaw changes to the general membership for vote in the May voting meeting! Please contact presidentelect@jlsd.org if you have any questions about the proposed changes.