Why should I join the Junior League of Sarasota?
Membership has its benefits.
I am new to the area and do not know anyone that is a member of the Junior League of Sarasota. May I still apply?
Yes! The Junior League of Sarasota does not require sponsorships and our selection process is not based on who you know. We require women who are interested in hands-on volunteerism, networking, and in building their leadership skills. We do require you to fill out our application and recommend that you try to attend one of our Meet & Greets so you can learn more about the Junior League of Sarasota and what becoming a member means.
Do I need a sponsor to join the Junior League of Sarasota?
No. We do not require sponsorship. Membership in the Junior League of Sarasota is not based on who you know. When the application process closes, we will notify those who are accepted into the New Member class.
When and where are the Meet & Greets?
We will be having two Meet & Greets during the summer of 2018 and we will also have opportunities to join us at one of our summer socials.
• Tuesday, June 19, 2018 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. at Mattison’s Forty-One
• Saturday, July 28, 2018 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Siesta Key Beach, Pavilion 13. Beach clean-up for one hour, followed by Meet & Greet.
Stay tuned for further details, follow us on Facebook, or receive email updates from us by filling out the interest form.
What is the age criteria to join?
Although you must be at least 21 years of age at the time of application, we encourage women of all ages interested in voluntarism and leadership to apply for membership.
I am interested in joining. How do I ensure that I am updated regarding important information?
Please fill out the interest form to join our mailing list. We also recommend that you follow us on Facebook where we post about our events, volunteer work, and meet & greets.
When and where do I apply? How do I know if I have been accepted?
For the 2018-2019 New Member Class, our application process will be on a first apply, first in basis for qualified applicants. Applications will open online at 5 p.m. on Saturday, July 28, 2018 and will close when full or by Wednesday, August 8, 2018. We will notify the 2018-2019 New Member Class members via email on or before August 10, 2018.
If I applied in the past and was not admitted or my circumstances changed and was unable to start at that time, may I apply again?
Absolutely! We consider all applicants based on those submitted during the open application period. You must fill out a new application during the application process.
What characteristics of women are you looking to have join the Junior League of Sarasota?
We are looking for women who possess an interest in voluntarism, a commitment to community service, and an interest in developing her potential for leadership and community participation. To ensure lasting membership and commitment, we are looking out for the best interest of the League, but also for you.
Membership in the Junior League of Sarasota is a partnership.The Junior League of Sarasota does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, religion or national origin and are looking for women who demonstrate an interest in and commitment to voluntarism.
I was an Active member of another League and have recently moved to Sarasota, do I need to restart my New Member year in order to become a member of the Junior League of Sarasota?
In most cases, if you have completed your New Member Year at another Junior League and were a member in good standing, you can transfer your membership.
In order to transfer your membership, contact your current League’s Corresponding Secretary who will research your current standing in the League and notify you of any outstanding requirements prior to transferring to another League. If you have recently transferred to JLS, after establishing membership with our VP of Records Management (firstname.lastname@example.org), please connect with the Placement Committee (email@example.com) to learn ways to acclimate yourself to our League.
What are the current annual dues for the Junior League of Sarasota?
2018-2019 New Member dues are $190 for membership and fees. As an Active member, dues are currently $150 annually due by April 1st each year and a $75 Fundraising Package due by the first General Membership meeting in September.