Junior League of Sacramento Names New President
Sacramento, CA - Carmichael resident, Laurie Chavez Powers, has been named President of the Junior League of Sacramento (JLS) for the 2014 - 2015 year. Powers will serve as the seventy-second president, and lead the organization of almost 700 women in fulfilling the Junior League's mission.
Powers has been an active member of the Junior League since 2002. During her tenure, Powers has held numerous committee, leadership and Board of Director positions within the Junior League. She has served in a variety of roles, such as the Yearbook Chair, Designer Showcase House Chair-Elect, Membership Advisors and Placement Chair, New Members Chair, Members' Advocate, and a member of the Nominating, Hospitality, and Training committees. Powers also received the League's President's Award in 2010, one of the highest honors in the League. Currently, Powers holds a Board position as the Vice President of Membership.
Her interest in bettering the community spans far beyond the Junior League. She has also worked with organizations such as the Sacramento State Community Council, the Avon walk, the American Heart Association, the Arthritis Foundation, the Sacramento SPCA, and the March of Dimes, to name a few. When she's not in "volunteer" mode, Powers has racked up an impressive resume within the field of Human Resources, currently serving as a Regional Recruiter with Farmer's Insurance Group where she is responsible for sourcing, recruiting, and mentoring candidates, helping them make career decisions, and collaborating with management on multiple levels. She is the epitome of a modern-day Jr. Leaguer: a business professional, a wife, a mother and a dedicated volunteer.
"The Junior League has always been a place where I felt welcome and where I was encouraged to use my talents to serve others," Powers said. "I want to give others the confidence and encouragement to use their passion and enthusiasm to become tomorrow's servant-leaders. It is all about the power of contribution, engagement in the mission, and the passion to make a difference!"
As Junior League President, Powers will serve as the Chief Executive Officer of the organization and will preside over all Board meetings, General Meetings and Board trainings. She will also represent the Sacramento League at the Association of Junior Leagues International (AJLI) conferences and is the voting delegate at the annual meeting.
"Laurie Chavez Powers is the perfect choice to lead our organization! Her knowledge, passion and experience for the League will be such an asset. She sets an example that inspires her fellow members to truly develop themselves as community and civic leaders." said Aimee Gillum, President.
ABOUT THE JUNIOR LEAGUE OF SACRAMENTO
The Junior League of Sacramento, Inc. is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women, and to improving communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. The Junior League of Sacramento reaches out to all women age 21 and older regardless of race, color, religion, sexual orientation, handicapped status, or national origin who possess an interest in and a commitment to voluntarism. For more information, please visit, www.jlsac.org.