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Friday, May 14, 2010

Junior League


I joined the Junior League of Memphis!! I am so excited. I've been thinking about JL for a while now and I did a lot of asking around about the Memphis chapter. Ask Laura and Laura if you don't believe me. They, along with several others, have been honest with me and have ultimately sold me on joining.

It was one of my oldest, dearest friends, Katie, who really got me thinking about joining. She's active in the New Orleans chapter and just raved about how great JL is! And then I read Gretchen's blog at The Holmes Home about she and Jacqueline from Swoff-House joined; so, I really started thinking.

If you've never heard of Junior League, it's kind of like a sorority for adult women. Their main focus is helping the community through mentoring, volunteering and training. You have a certain number of meetings you must attend and a certain number of volunteer events you must work. There is also a financial obligation.

My main concern for joining was that I wouldn't have enough time to devote to them because of my presidential duties with the Memphis ADPi Alumnae Association and life in general. Like anything in life, you have to make time for the things you've committed yourself to and that's what I plan to do. I also wondered if I was too old to join, but the average age of a provisional member is 28 and I am 27. So, age wise, I'll fit right in.

I'll spend my first year in the Junior League as a provisional member. I will spend the year learning the history of the JL and what it is that they do. I look forward to making a difference in my community and meeting some fabulous women!

If you live in the Memphis area, you too can join the Junior League of Memphis by clicking here. If you aren't in the Memphis area, Google your local JL chapter and get involved!

17 comments:

Mrs. Bear said...

So fun! I secretly want to join a Junior League someday...

All you need is love... said...

Thats awesome! I have been thinking of joining a jr league once I get settled in my home...
Keep us updated on your experiences with it!

Laura Brown said...

YAY!! I am so excited!! I can't wait to see you at the meetings and functions!

Aly @ Analyze This said...

That's wonderful :)

I am going to google and see what they have in my area! Thanks for mentioning this!

Short Southern Momma said...

How exciting! I can't wait to hear all about it! Around here they just have a "womens club" and it is for older ladies. Bummer.

Hope you have a great weekend! xoxo

Neely said...

Thats so fun! Im thinking of joining the Dallas Junior League. I miss sorority life so much...shout out to all my Chi-O alums!

Jenn @ WestSacHoney said...

That's great to hear! I've been thinking about joining our JL here in Sacramento. I tried out a different women's group but found it to be too much like a sorority again. That's great that your the president of the alumnae group we don't have one in my area for my sorority so I am left out.. :( Maybe I should check into it more for JL. Can't wait to read more about it!

The Holmes said...

WOOHOO - Congrats on joining! Our chapter just finished with registration so we won't have our first official meeting until this summer. Hope you enjoy it!

Hilldog said...

Glad you are a Leaguer... I have been a member of the Fort Worth League for 4 years and it is a wonderful organization. Congrats and enjoy your pro-vis year!!

chelsea said...

Oh my, Knox is so cute and should be friends with my girls! that is too funny, I just went to a junior league meet and greet last week!

Juliana said...

This is wonderful!!!!!

Kelly Marie said...

Oh this is great!! Thanks for sharing; I'm going to look up and see if Houston has a chapter (: Hope you're having a greatttt weekend!

katmcd said...

I just came across your blog and I must say...I am so excited. I just finished my provisional year of JL of Washington and found time to do while also being on the alumni board of ADPi here. Small world!

Leslie said...

I think that's awesome! I am excited to see how you like it!

Natalie said...

Just stumbled across your blog. I've been thinking about joining JL myself. Maybe next year!

the swell belle said...

You didn't tell me that you joined! I am so excited. I love having friends join the league!

Sarah said...

Hey! I am in the League here in Memphis!! Maybe I'll see you soon :)