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!