President’s Welcome

Welcome to the Junior League of Monterey County! As the President of this esteemed organization, I am honored to extend a warm and heartfelt greeting to everyone.


The Junior League of Monterey County is a vibrant community of dedicated women who share a common goal: to improve our local community through effective volunteerism and impactful projects. For over 60 years, our League has been at the forefront of positive change, empowering women to become strong leaders and advocates for social and economic progress.


Our League is built upon the values of inclusivity, collaboration, and service. We believe in the power of women working together to make a difference, and our members come from diverse backgrounds, bringing a wealth of talents, skills, and perspectives to our collective efforts. Through this unity, we can address the most pressing issues facing our community and effect lasting change.


At the Junior League of Monterey County, we are passionate about driving meaningful initiatives that impact women and children. Through our programs and partnerships, we strive to empower women and children, inspire young minds, and create opportunities for growth and success. Together, we tackle challenges head-on, seeking innovative solutions and driving impact where it is needed most.


As a member of the Junior League, you will have the chance to develop your leadership skills, foster lifelong friendships, and make a lasting impact in our community. We provide a supportive, nurturing environment that encourages personal growth and professional development. Whether you are a seasoned volunteer or just starting your journey, you will find endless opportunities to grow, learn, and make a difference here.


I am incredibly proud to serve as the President of the Junior League of Monterey County, and I am excited to embark on this journey with each of you. Together, we will create positive change, leave a lasting legacy, and inspire future generations to follow in our footsteps.


Thank you for joining us on this remarkable adventure. I invite you to explore our website, learn more about our initiatives, and consider joining our League. Together, we will continue to shape a better future for Monterey County.


Warmest regards,


Renee Penalver, Ph.D.

President, Junior League of Monterey County, 2023-2025

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