Juliette Low Leadership Society


Juliette Low Leadership Society

Discover, connect and take action - Girl Scouts encourages girls to reach for their highest potential. In 1912, Juliette Gordon Low, the founder of Girl Scouts, took a bold move by telling the world girls can do more. She sold her pearls to support this movement and today, there are more than 4 million Girl Scouts in the United States. Through the Juliette Low Leadership Society, we are working to reach every girl in western Oklahoma and help them to become leaders of courage, confidence and character! This group shares the message of the positive influence that Girl Scouts makes in the life of a girl, while garnering financial support for enhanced opportunities for our girls.

Metro JLLS 2015 Luncheon

This year’s luncheon, chaired by Kim Champlin Searls and Julie Hall, will honor Jeaneen Naifeh and feature guest speaker, author of the #1 New York Times bestselling memoir Wild, Cheryl Strayed.

At age 22, Strayed found herself shattered by two major life events: her mother’s sudden death from cancer and the end of her young marriage. After hitting rock bottom, Strayed decided to confront her emotional pain by trekking more than 1,000 miles along the Pacific Crest Trail. Wild tells the amateur hiker’s tale, peppered with the colorful characters she encounters along the way, as she struggles to find inner peace and stability.

Cheryl’s story inspired Oprah Winfrey to revive her tremendously popular book club, with Wild as its inaugural selection for the launch of Oprah’s Book Club 2.0. The story also inspired producer and actress Reese Witherspoon to bring Wild to the big screen in 2014.


Cheryl’s personal struggles and story of survival motivate and inspire crowds. She is a dynamic speaker, and her moving rhetoric resonates with audiences of all sizes.

Strayed is also the author of The New York Times bestseller Tiny Beautiful Things, a collection of her widely popular Dear Sugar columns forTheRumpus.net, and the critically acclaimed novel Torch, a finalist for the Great Lakes Book Award. Her writing has appeared in The Best American EssaysThe New York Times Magazine, The Washington Post Magazine, Vogue, Allure, The Missouri Review, Creative Nonfiction, The Sun and elsewhere. Her books have been translated into 26 languages around the world.

Cheryl Strayed holds an MFA in fiction writing from Syracuse University and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Minnesota. She is a founding member of VIDA: Women in Literary Arts, and serves on its board of directors. We are thrilled to welcome Cheryl Strayed into our JLLS community as featured speaker for the 2015 luncheon. 

Festivities will take place on Thursday, February 19, 2015 at the Oklahoma City Golf and Country Club.  Girl Scouts of Western Oklahoma invites you to be a part of the celebration as we continue to build girls of courage, confidence and character, who make the world a better place.  Join us as we share the importance of Girl Scouting in the community and thank generous donors like you!

 

Oklahoma JLLS Chapters

Founded in 2005, the Oklahoma City (Metro Area) Juliette Low Leadership Society is making a significant difference in Girl Scouts' ability to reach more girls.  The society has raised over $1.8 million since 2005 to support girls and has over 250 members each year.

For a community of just 30,000, the Juliette Low Leadership Society in Enid has made a huge impact on Girl Scouts in their community by garnering local financial support. In four years, this group has more than doubled its contributions through the annual luncheon -- raising funds for Girl Scouting programs and opportunities in Enid. Membership for the Enid JLLS is $200 a year.

In 2012, the Ardmore Juliette Low Leadership Society hosted its first luncheon, raising nearly $15,000 to support the Ardmore Girl Scout program. New program opportunities, increased troop activities and support are only a small glimpse at what Ardmore is accomplishing.

The Lawton-Fort Sill Juliette Low is currently forming with a tea this fall to formally announce this opportunity to the community. The annual luncheon is scheduled for April 2013. Thanks to generous support from the community, Lawton-Fort Sill has the fastest growing Girl Scout program in western Oklahoma.

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Send your membership dues to the Fund Development Department at 6100 N. Robinson, Oklahoma City, OK, 73118, by calling 800-698-0022.