JLA Virtual Open House

The Junior League of Annapolis (JLA) is currently accepting New Members for our Spring Provisional Class! The next Virtual Recruitment Event occurs Wednesday, November 4th at 7:00 PM!

The Junior League of Annapolis, Inc. is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women, and improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable. It reaches out to all women of any race, religion, or national origin who demonstrate an interest in and a commitment to voluntarism. Junior League of Annapolis, Inc. is part of the Association of Junior Leagues International, Inc.

During the Provisional year, a robust program of training courses is offered that allows women to learn more about their community and experience the various League-sponsored avenues for volunteerism and develop leadership skills.

JLA invites interested members to join us in our commitment to improving our community by becoming a trained volunteer whose impact can improve the lives of women and children in our area.

Visit www.jlannapolis.org/about/join for more information.

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, we know how important it is to stay connected – now, more than ever before. We are committed to the safety of our members, while still offering as many opportunities as possible from afar until it is safe to meet in-person again.

If you’re looking to meet new people, make a positive impact on the community, and grow your leadership skills, then JLA is for you! To register please contact meetingsevents@jlannapolis.org.

Virtual New Member Open House

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.

Email meetingsevents@jlannapolis.org to register

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.

2020-2021 JLA President’s Message

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
President, 2020-2022
president@jlannapolis.org

Virtual New Member Open House

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 September 10th at 7:00pm.
Email meetingsevents@jlannapolis.org to register.
 
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.

COVID-19 Resources: A Message from JLA President on Eliminating Food Insecurity

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
https://www.facebook.com/aacps/

Caring Cupboard
https://www.facebook.com/CaringCupboardMaryland

Maryland Food Bank
https://www.facebook.com/MDFoodBank

Anne Arundel County Food Bank
https://www.facebook.com/aafoodbank.org

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:
http://bit.ly/2IJgkSJ