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Monday, January 24, 2011

The Junior League of Orange County



I'm so excited ! Today, I received my official membership phone call from The Junior League of Orange County in Southern California! I have been a member of The Junior League since last May 2010 however, I was a member in the Pensacola Florida region. I put in for a transfer once we moved back to California, and was given the official "go" this morning from The Orange County League Rep. For those of you who aren't familiar with The Junior League, it is a wonderful organization.

The Association of Junior Leagues International, Inc. (AJLI) is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women and improving communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable.

The League first started in 1901, when a young woman named Mary Harriman, (a 19-year-old New York City debutante with a social conscience)first formed the Junior League for the Promotion of Settlement Movements. Harriman mobilizes a group of 80 other young women, hence the name "Junior" League, to work to improve child health, nutrition and literacy among immigrants living on the Lower East Side of Manhattan. Inspired by her friend Mary, Eleanor Roosevelt joins the Junior League of The City of New York in 1903, teaching calisthenics and dancing to young girls at the College Settlement House.

The Junior League has been proud to have the following famous women in history as active members; Eleanor Roosevelt, Sandra Day O' Connor, Barbara Bush, Laura Bush, Betty Ford, Nancy Regan, Julia Child, Shirley Temple, Katharine Hepburn and Maya Angelou.

Today, The Junior league Association continues to be a "charitable nonprofit organization that provides continuity and support, guidance and leadership development opportunities to 292 Junior Leagues in Canada, Mexico, the United Kingdom and the United States. Through regional, national and international meetings, comprehensive resources, customized consultations, League and member benefits, we add value to our member Leagues in their fulfillment of The Junior League Mission."
If you are interested in volunteering and helping out in your community The Junior League might be for you! For more information on joining a Junior League in your area please visit:

Blessings,
Sarah
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