Are you interested in becoming a leader in the Anne Arundel County Community while connecting with other passionate women? Join the Junior League of Annapolis and start your journey to impacting the community !
We are hosting our virtual new member open house on October 8th at 7:00pm.
To be eligible to join Junior League of Annapolis as a prospective member, a woman must be age 21 and older and reside in Anne Arundel County or in its vicinity.
More than 39 years ago, a group of women came together to find workable solutions to the problems confronting the Annapolis/Anne Arundel County community. Today, we continue to be thankful for their courage and commitment to service. JLA’s mission continues to be simple, yet powerful: we promote voluntarism, develop the potential of women, and improve the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers.
We are an organization rich in history, and our service to the community is long and significant. Our more than 300 members are educators, lawyers, doctors, accountants, moms, artists, business leaders and owners, leaders in government, philanthropists, and activists who identify needs and develop effective and responsive programs to serve the community. Together we put thousands of hours into our community every year, earmarked more than $10,000 to feed hungry children during the recent COVID-19 pandemic, mentored vulnerable women and supported activities that improve and sustain our communities. We are grateful for the many sponsors, donors, community partners, family, and friends who support JLA members in building a better community.
As JLA’s first black president, taking office in the midst of dual national crises, I am reminded of Junior League Founder, Mary Harriman, words – “We have the responsibility to act, and the opportunity to conscientiously act, to affect the environment around us.” Junior League members are leaders, called to action to better the community and themselves. In the course of our history, our volunteers have faced many challenges. This time, the challenges we face will test our leadership, our health, and our humanity. Even in the face of crisis, our mission remains unchanged. The work we have committed to do will go on, though it may look and feel a bit different. I commit to our Leadership, our Learning, and our Legacy.
Providing Leadership that is Collaborative, Consistent, and Transparent.
In the spirit of continuous Learning, developing a curriculum that aids in the training and development of our membership.
Preserving the Legacy of JLA by maintaining our commitment to the community; and promoting a league culture that continues to be diverse, equitable, and inclusive.
Your contribution ensures that we continue to deepen our community impact and development of civic women leaders. Thank you for your support as we continue impacting the greater Annapolis/Anne Arundel County in which we live and work.
With deep gratitude and appreciation,
Calandra Dixon Layne
Are you interested in becoming a leader in the Anne Arundel County Community while connecting with other passionate women? Join the Junior League of Annapolis and start your journey to impacting the community!
A message from JLA’s President, Megan Ahr Esposito:
Junior League of Annapolis recognizes the unprecedented and challenging times we are currently facing.
Like all of you, we are constantly monitoring the situation and making adjustments to our operations as recommended by our government leaders & scientists to keep our members and those we serve throughout Anne Arundel County as safe as possible.
The Junior League of Annapolis is currently working to eliminate food insecurity in our community and we know that times like these often amplify the need of so many families.
We are grateful for the many organizations working hard to keep our children and families fed during these current school closures.
Please visit these groups for the latest information on ways to get help or give help!
Anne Arundel County Public Schools
Maryland Food Bank
Anne Arundel County Food Bank
COVID-19 Emergency Food Pantry LIST from AACo Food Bank: http://bit.ly/2TR6BzY
AACo SCHOOL SYSTEM TO PROVIDE MEALS TO STUDENTS AT 52 SITES DURING SCHOOL SHUTDOWN:
Jennifer Summers Barrett Memorial
Volunteers on the Run 5k
We’ve been closely monitoring the evolving guidance and recommendations of public health officials related to the outbreak of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Following the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s guidelines on community events, we will be canceling the 13th Annual Jennifer Summers Barrett Memorial Volunteers on the Run 5K that was to be held on April 19, 2020. We would like to thank our sponsors: Koons Annapolis Toyota, BFPE International, Michele Borawski, Realtor at Keller Williams Flagship of Maryland, and The Tom Latta Team of Direct Mortgage Loans for their support of the Junior League of Annapolis.
Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions regarding the event. If you would like to make a gift to the League to help support our projects and programs, please visit jlannapolis.org.
ABOUT THE JENNIFER SUMMERS BARRETT MEMORIAL VOLUNTEERS ON THE RUN 5K
The run is named in honor of JLA member Jennifer Summers Barrett who passed away tragically on July 27, 2011. Barrett epitomized a strong, dedicated Junior League woman who cared deeply about our community and especially our children.
Pictured: JLA Volunteers alongside Jennifer Summers Barrett’s parents