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Thank you for your interest in joining The Junior League of Tallahassee! Each year, the Junior League of Tallahassee trains new members to be effective volunteers and leaders in our community.

In order to join The Junior League of Tallahassee, prospective members must be proposed for membership by a current Leaguers. If you don’t already know someone in the League, make sure to come by one of the New Member Interest meetings, get to know us, and let us get to know you!

The prospective members must meet the League’s objective criteria to be considered for membership:

  • Must be between the age of 23 and 39 prior to June 1, 2016
  • Must reside in Leon County or within a 40 mile radius
  • Must possess an interest in volunteerism and a commitment to community service
  • Must possess an interest in developing her potential for voluntary community participation

New members will complete a comprehensive training program that allows them to learn about our League structure and programs, as well as participate in our community projects.

If you are interested in joining the Junior League of Tallahassee, please fill out the this survey https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/52RHZSM and we will contact you with information about upcoming interest meetings at League Headquarters.

Applications for the 2016-2017 New Member Class are due on June 1, 2016 and can be submitted via mail to League Headquarters or at interest meetings. Completed applications must include: a letter of recommendation (does not need to be from a League member), and a $100.00 application fee.

2016-2017 Junior League of Tallahassee New Member Application

New Member Application Fee – $103.00 

(Includes $100 New Member Application Fee and processing fees)

Please email [email protected] for any questions.

 

 

 

The Junior League of Tallahassee (JLT) will host its annual Whale of a Sale shopping experience on Friday, February 26 and Saturday, February 27. The event will be held at The Centre of Tallahassee (formerly the Tallahassee Mall) located at 2415 North Monroe Street. This year’s Whale of a Sale is presented by AMWAT Moving, Warehousing and Storage.

Since its inception in 1974, the Whale of a Sale has grown to be Tallahassee’s largest yard sale and features affordable prices on new and used furniture, clothes, housewares, toys, sporting goods, appliances, books, music and more. All proceeds from the Whale of a Sale go back into the community through the Junior League’s strategic projects that benefit children and families in Tallahassee and the surrounding areas.

Along with the opportunity to enjoy early shopping, community members are also invited to join the JLT for the Big Food Truck Bash from 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. on Friday, February 26. The Bash will feature local food trucks and a beer garden. Admission to the Bash is free and preview shopping tickets are $6. On Saturday, February 27, the sale continues from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and shopping admission is $2.

The success of the Whale of a Sale is directly tied with the support of the Tallahassee community, and the many corporate partners and sponsors who support the mission and activities of the League — including AMWAT Moving, Warehousing and Storage. AMWAT supports the League and the Whale of a Sale year-round by offering the storage, transportation, logistical help and other support integral to the success of the fundraiser.

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Join the Internal Fundraising team for a blind wine tasting and hors d’oeuvres at Hotel Duval on Wednesday, March 23 from 6:45 p.m. – 8:45 p.m. Grab some friends and throw on a “little black dress” for an amazing night out!
 

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The Junior Leagues of Florida State Public Affairs Committee (SPAC) hosted its annual visit to the Florida Capitol this week. The Junior League of Tallahassee proudly welcomed more than 45 delegates from 21 Junior Leagues around the state to advocate for issues that impact children and families.

While in Tallahassee for the Winter Conference, participants learned about effective advocacy strategies, as well as public policy issues currently under consideration by the Florida Legislature. The Junior League’s advocacy efforts focus on human trafficking, child abuse, domestic violence, juvenile justice, foster care and education.

Chair of the SPAC Board Yvette Drucker traveled from Boca Raton to attend the Winter Conference. “As the SPAC chair, it’s always great to have a group of women come together to learn about current issues affecting our state and our communities and how we can educate our legislators and garner their support for legislation through our advocacy efforts,” she said.

Junior League members are recognized in their communities as non-profit leaders and have the opportunity to identify needs while volunteering. In turn, SPAC is able to respond by proposing legislation or policy changes to address those needs. For nearly 40 years, SPAC has provided a powerful and influential voice for issues and citizens who otherwise don’t have anyone to advocate on their behalf.

The SPAC Chair-Elect Erin Choy said, “The Junior Leagues of Florida State Public Affairs Committee looks forward to working with our local legislators on the priority issues of the organization. We continue to advocate for improved education, safety of at-risk youth and health/hunger related issues.”

 

The lines at the mall are frightful, but the Junior League of Tallahassee’s Breakfast with Santa is so delightful! JLT cordially invites you to join us and Santa Claus on Saturday, December 12.

Santa will be on hand for story time and photo opportunities. The Tallahassee Ballet will perform while guests enjoy a delicious breakfast catered by Canopy Road Cafe.

We will host two seatings at 9 a.m. and 11 a.m at Holy Comforter Episcopal School located at 2001 Fleischmann Road. Tickets are $20 for adults and $15 for kids. Children under 2 will be admitted for free.

Skip the long lines at the mall, and join the Junior League of Tallahassee for our annual Breakfast with Santa. It’s sure to become one of your favorite holiday traditions.

 

It’s hard to believe the first half of the League year is coming to a close! With the help of our League members and sponsors, the Community Council has already been able to accomplish so much. The Community Council represents several committees; which include, Boys and Girls Club Educational Enrichment Committee, Done in a Day, Kids’ Boutique, Girls on the Run, Operation Prom Dress and our Community Advisory Committee. We are proud to report that with a combined effort we have been able to reach over 1,000 children with over 2,100 volunteer hours to date. (more…)

 

The main reason many young women are compelled to join the Junior League of Tallahassee is to give back to our community and serve in the many community projects of the League. We join because we want to improve the lives of children and families in our community through great projects like Kids’ Boutique and Operation Prom Dress and through our awesome partnerships with the Boys & Girls Club of the Big Bend and Girls on the Run of the Big Bend. (more…)

 

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” – Margaret Mead

This has been an incredible year for the Junior League of Tallahassee’s State Public Affairs Committee (SPAC). Our SPAC committee, in coordination with the 24 other leagues throughout Florida, monitors legislation and advocates before the Florida Legislature on issues of importance to our members such as human trafficking, child abuse, domestic violence, juvenile justice, foster care, and education. (more…)