President's Message


I have been a member for 5 years and like many, I am following in the footsteps of many amazing women in my life.  My mother, Linda Higgins, was a Junior League of Minneapolis member and my mother-in-law, Valorie Kruse, Junior League of Sioux City member.  Whether I am reflecting on the women of the past, present, or those blazing the path for the future, I have been inspired    by Junior League and the caliber of the women who serve it. It’s truly a gift to say   I have something in common with the ladies in my league, but also Barbara Bush, Julia Child, Shirley Temple, and many more! 

It is an honored and privileged to serve as your 2019-2020 President of Junior League of Sioux City.

For 99 years, Junior League of Sioux City has been serving the Siouxland community, while allowing our mission of promoting volunteerism and developing the potential of women drive us.   Every year, we grow, we build, and improve ourselves and our community – it certainly not a small task, yet we do it all with grace and perseverance.

This year, we will ‘GO M.A.D’ meaning “Make A Difference” by focusing on our strategic vision and reinforcing the pillars that make our league; membership, community impact, fund development, and bylaws. It’s going to be hard work but it’s also going to be fun, as every member brings great perspective, outlook, and energy to the table.   This is OUR time to dig deep within ourselves and our league which will keep us serving for another 99 years.

I can’t wait to GO M.A.D and serve as YOUR president!


Katie Kruse                                                                                                                           2019-2020 JLSC President