COVID-19 has disrupted our lives, both in and outside the League. Initially thought to be a temporary disruption upturning the end of our 2019-2020 League year, we now know that this disruption in some form, will be with us for some time. This disruption will continue to have temporary and potentially lasting impacts on our work. Junior League of Nashville leadership is committed to ensuring the safety and well-being of all members and committed to a positive membership experience for all. We have asked a group of leaders to look closely at how JLN will respond for our members, our staff, and our community. These times will ask all of us for flexibility, creative thinking, and responsiveness to changing needs and landscapes.
JLN Headquarters Update
Per the JLN COVID-19 Task Force, JLN is continuing its suspension of all face-to-face meetings, gatherings, or events of any kind through at least September 7. This includes in-person committee events or volunteer opportunities, even if they are planned off-site, regardless of county. All League work should continue exclusively through digital platforms. Additional information on how each placement will proceed will be communicated to all members by the committee chairs in the coming weeks.
Due to these necessary restrictions, most placement opportunities will likely look different than what was described in the Placement Catalog. We want each member to have a meaningful League year, despite the current public health crisis. If you have any immediate needs or concerns, please begin by reaching out to your committee chair.
Our JLN COVID-19 Task Force
The Junior League of Nashville COVID-19 Task Force is dedicated to keeping members informed and safe. Any member with questions can reach out to your committee or project chair or a member of the task force directly. Members are listed below.
Brittany Irby (Active Director)
Nina Kumar (Vice-President of Community)
Kathryn McNabb (Vice-President of Membership)
Tabitha Robinson (Legal Risk Chair)
Jade Sampson (Active Director)
Amy Smotherman (Managing Director, JLN)
Jenna Watson (Executive Vice-President)
Jenny Barker (President-Elect)
Our state and local officials are working hard to keep Nashville safe. Junior League of Nashville encourages all members, partners and community members to stay informed on the most up to date information about COVID-19 in our area.