Junior League of Baltimore Membership Application (Spring 2020)

Mission Statement

The Junior League of Baltimore, Inc. is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women, and improving our community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable.

 

Reaching Out Statement

Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

The Junior League welcomes all women who value our Mission. We are committed to inclusive environments of diverse individuals, organizations and communities.

 

Joining the Junior League of Baltimore

The Junior League of Baltimore, Inc. offers the New Member experience in both the fall and spring. Applications are now being accepted for the Spring 2020 New Member Class until December 6, 2019. Upon successful completion of the New Member requirements, women in the Spring 2020 class will be conferred Active Member status in May 2020.

The New Member experience includes trainings, social gatherings, participation in JLB programs and projects, and collaboration with our community partners.  The experience is designed to integrate new members into the organization and build a strong foundation for participation as active members.

 

Membership Prerequisites

A woman desiring to join the Junior League of Baltimore (JLB) should:

  • Be at least 21 years of age prior to the beginning of the New Member Course
  • Live in the greater Baltimore metropolitan area
  • Have a strong interest in voluntarism
  • Demonstrate her ability to meet the New Member requirements

 

New Member Requirements

New Members must complete their New Member Menu prior to April 30, 2020 in order to be eligible for Active 1 Status. 

 

NEW MEMBER MENU OF OBLIGATIONS

  • Pay Dues
  • Pay New Member Course Fee
  • Attend 3 New Member Orientation/Training Events
  • Attend 2 General Membership Meetings
  • Complete 2 Hours of Service in The Wise Penny
  • Complete 1 New Member Group Activity
  • Complete 1 Community Impact Credit

 

Save the Date!

  • December 6, 2019: Application deadline for Spring 2020 New Member Class; NM dues and course fee due
  • December 13, 2019: Acceptance emails sent
  • January 11, 2020 (backup date January 18): New Member Orientation & Training Event 10:30-4pm at JLB headquarters
  • January 28, 2020: General Membership Meeting
  • February 18, 2020: First new member training
  • March 17, 2020: Second new member training
  • March 24, 2020: General Membership Meeting
  • April 21, 2020: Third new member training
  • April 28, 2020: General Membership Meeting
  • April 30, 2020: New Member Menu of Obligations to be completed

 

Prerequisite Checklist:

  • I have a strong interest in voluntarism
  • I will be over the age of 21 by November 30, 2019
  • I live in the Greater Baltimore area
  • I understand the requirements and will demonstrate my ability to fully complete the obligations of membership in the Junior League of Baltimore
  • I have completed all steps in the membership application process listed below

 

Step 1: Attend a New Member Social Event or Information Session

The Junior League of Baltimore engages with Prospective New Members by way of a two-step process.  During our recruitment process we offer (1) social events and (2) informational sessions.

Prospective New Members are encouraged to attend at least one social event or at least one informational session.  However, particular importance is placed on the attendance of an informational session, as it constitutes an opportunity to formally learn about the Junior League, the responsibilities and benefits of membership, and the time and effort necessary to participate.

Informational sessions will be held at our headquarters, 5902 York Road, Baltimore, Maryland 21212 at the following dates and times:

  • October 17, 2019 from 7:00-8:30pm

  • November 15, 2019 from 7:00-8:30pm

  • December 3, 2019 from 7:00-8:30pm

 

Social events will be held at the following dates, times, and places:

  • Saturday, September 14, 2019, 10:30-12:30pm. Atwater's Canton. 

  • Sunday, September 29, 2019, 10:00-12:00pm. Weber's Farm.

  • Friday, October 4, 2019, 7:00-8:30pm. 13.5% Wine Bar. 

  • Tuesday, November 5, 2019, 7:00-8:30pm. Hunt Valley Bar Louie.  

If you have any questions please email join@jlbalt.org

 

Step 2: Complete the Membership Application

Complete the online Membership Application and New Member Commitment agreement, and remit the required dues. Classes are limited in size.  Confidential financial assistance and payment plan information are available upon request.

 

Step 3: Attach Resume and one (1) Letter of Recommendation

Applications will NOT be considered without an accompanying resume and letter of recommendation.  One letter of recommendation is required, with preference to those whose reference is a Junior League member.

 

Step 4: Complete Payment of Dues and New Member Fee by December 6, 2019

Annual Dues are $107.00 and the New Member Course Fee is $82.00. If you would like to pay by credit card, please complete the Credit Card Authorization Form on the Membership Application page of www.jlbalt.org.

If you would like to pay by check, please send the full amount ($189.00) to Junior League of Baltimore headquarters (Attn: Jessica Donohue 5902 York Rd. Baltimore, MD 21212). Payment will be deposited upon receipt. Payment installment plan option(s) are also available. If not accepted, we will refund the dues amount paid. If you have any questions about dues please contact JLB Office Manager Jess Donohue, jessica@jlbalt.org

 

 

As a member, you will be asked to attend at least two meetings a month in person, including a general membership meeting and a committee meeting (usually scheduled on Tuesday nights). In addition, as a member, you will be expected to commit time to the League’s fundraising and community events. The League, however, offers flexibility in the scheduling of these service requirements. 

 

As a New Member, your New Member Class will be subdivided into smaller groups for which each group will have 1-2 Junior League Membership Outreach Committee Members as your mentor(s).  This will be your primary socialization group.  

 

By checking the box below, I acknowledge that I have reviewed the New Member Menu of Obligations included in this Admissions Guide for Prospective New Members. I have fully considered my level of interest and commitment to the Junior League of Baltimore, Inc. I agree to fulfill the New Member Menu of Obligations, including financial obligations, as outlined in this guide. I understand that if I do not fulfill my menu of obligations, including my financial obligations, and do not explicitly inform the Junior League of Baltimore that I want to discontinue membership, I will be dropped from the Junior League of Baltimore’s membership with the status of Resigned Not in Good Standing.

IN RETURN FOR COMPLETING THESE REQUIREMENTS, THE JUNIOR LEAGUE OF BALTIMORE PLEDGES TO PROVIDE QUALITY TRAINING AND EXPERIENTIAL OPPORTUNITIES TO EMPOWER YOU TO MAKE A POSITIVE CHANGE IN YOUR COMMUNITY.

I understand by submitting my completed membership application and applicable dues, I agree to the outlined obligations of membership. I understand that I must fulfill these requirements within the stated deadlines in order to be eligible for Active 1 membership, unless an extension is approved by the Membership Outreach Committee. I understand that I shall abide and follow all pertinent bylaws and operational policies of the Junior League of Baltimore, Inc., during this period of time. I also understand that the New Member classes are limited in size, and only completed applications received by the deadline will be considered.

 

Spring 2020 New Member: Dues Payment 19-20

You may pay in full or opt for an installment plan (3 payments). The three payment plan is only available if paying by credit card. We accept all major credit cards: Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover.

If you choose to pay in full or opt for the installment plan please use the credit card authorization form link found on the Membership Application page of the jlbalt.org website. Completion of the credit card authorization form is due by December 6, 2019.

If you would like to pay in full by check, please make the check out to The Junior League of Baltimore and mail it to Attn: Jessica Donohue, 5902 York Rd., Baltimore, MD 21212.

Terms and Conditions

  • Upon written request, members may choose to pay eligible financial obligations in three installment payments. The deadline to submit credit card information to the Office Manager is December 6, 2019.

  • The first payment plan installment shall occur on December 13, 2019. The second payment plan installment shall occur on January 15, 2020. The third payment plan installment shall occur on February 15, 2020.  Payments shall be made by debit/credit card only. The Junior League of Baltimore, Inc. will generally charge the above-listed card within 10 days of the payment due date.

  • If paying the full dues amount by credit card the payment shall occur on December 13, 2019.

  • If paying by check it will be deposited upon receipt. If not accepted, we will refund the dues amount paid.

  • Members are responsible for informing the administrative staff of the Junior League of Baltimore in writing of any changes to their debit/credit card information.  Members who fail to ensure timely remittance of the required installment payment will be liable for a $15.00 fine per late installment payment in addition to the required installment payment.

  • The League understands that membership dues and fees may, from time to time, cause a financial hardship for an individual member.  Please contact Jessica Donohue, JLB Office Manager (jessica@jlbalt.org), in confidence if you are faced with this situation and we will make alternative dues payment options available to you.

 


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