JLLS Luncheon

JLLS Luncheon

2024 Keynote Speaker: Coach Patty Gasso

We cannot wait to host Coach Patty Gasso as the keynote speaker for our 20th annual Juliette Low Leadership Society Luncheon! 

In her 29th season at the University of Oklahoma in 2023, NFCA Hall of Fame head coach Patty Gasso has molded the OU softball program into a national power and permanently placed herself among the elite college softball coaches in the country. Oklahoma has won 7 national championships, winning in 2000, 2013, 2016, 2017, 2021, 2022 and most recently in 2023. OU is one of just three programs in NCAA history to win more than two national titles. She’s reached the Women’s College World Series 14 times during her tenure, and in the process, advanced to the postseason in each one of her 28 seasons (no tournament in 2020).

Softball runs in the family as husband Jim Gasso was recently named the head softball coach at Mid American Christian College in Oklahoma, son JT is the assistant hitting coach at Oklahoma and son DJ is the newest assistant coach at the University of Arkansas. Gasso has 4 grandchildren that bring her the most joy!

2024 Honorary Chair: Jean McLaughlin

We are thrilled at the opportunity to recognize Jean McLaughlin as our 2024 Juliette Low Leadership Society Honorary chair. 

Jean has lived in Oklahoma City for more than 50 years and has a passion for supporting the needs of children in the community, especially education.  Her ability to see the potential in children and help provide guidance and support so they can thrive is part of what makes her such an important part of the Girl Scouts Western Oklahoma community, where we work to build girls of courage, confidence, and character who make the world a better place. People like Jean are the reason we can serve our Oklahoma girls every day and provide them with the support they need to flourish. 

She has served as chairwoman of the McLaughlin Family Foundation since 2004 - a foundation which has proudly supported innovative ideas that support the needs of Oklahomans for decades - and we consider ourselves fortunate to have Jean’s confidence. Teaching girls to be Go-Getters, Innovators, Risk-Takers, and Leaders is what Girl Scouts is all about - training the next generation of female leaders to bring their own fresh perspective to all that they do. 

Jean has been a steadfast supporter of the Juliette Low Leadership Society since the luncheon’s founding days, and we could not be more excited for this opportunity to celebrate her and say thank you for the many ways she has shown up for GSWESTOK over the years. 

Jean is not all work, no play! When not working on behalf of others you may find Jean gardening and spending time with her beautiful family. 

Please join us on February 21, 2024, to celebrate Jean and the incredible impact she is making in our community. 

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