Junior League of Louisville Membership Application 2010 / 2011 Provisional Class Biographical Information Last Name __________________________ First ________________________ Middle ___________________ Street Address ______________________________________________________________________________ City _________________________________ State _______________________ Zip Code ________________ Home Phone _______________ Cell # ________________ Email _____________________________________ Marital Status _____ Spouse’s name ________________ Maiden name ________________ Birthdate _________ Please choose one: Fall 2010 Provisional Class_________ Spring 2011 Provisional Class ____________ Education (for informational purposes only, not a requirement of membership) College or University ___________________________ City ____________________ State _____________ Major __________________________________ Degree ______________________ State ______________ Graduate School _______________________________ City ___________________ State _____________ Major ___________________________________ Degree _____________________ State _____________ Employment (for informational purposes only, not a requirement of membership) Name of Employer ________________________________________________________________________ Work Address ____________________________________________ Office Phone __________________ Position/Title ____________________________________________________________________________ The Junior League of Louisville tries to support businesses owned by our members whenever possible. If you are a business owner, please list the name of the company and the type of services provided in the space below so that we can show our support, if possible. Name of Company _________________________________________________________________________ Type of service provided ____________________________________________________________________ Civic Involvement (for informational purposes only, not a requirement of membership) Please list other organizations, including professional and civic, in which you are a member. ___________________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________ Essay Section Women join the Junior League for a variety of reasons, such as volunteerism, leadership training, networking, and social events. So that we can help you get the most out of your Junior League experience, please tell us why you want to join the Junior League of Louisville and what you hope to gain by joining the Junior League of Louisville (attach additional page if necessary). __________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________ Attached to this application is a listing of current JLL Community Projects and Fundraisers. Please note any which you might be interested in being involved with during your Junior League of Louisville membership. __________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________ How did you learn about the Junior League of Louisville? __________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________ I have reviewed the enclosed information regarding membership in the Junior League of Louisville and I understand the responsibilities and obligations of Provisional Membership. Signature of Applicant ______________________________________________ JLL Recruiter _____________________________________________________ (If applicable, please list name of person who introduced you to the league.) Please mail completed application to: Pat Smith Junior League of Louisville 982 Eastern Parkway, Suite 7 Louisville, KY 40217 Office: (502) 637-5415 Fax: (502) 637-5417 Email: JLLouisville@bellsouth.net Applications for the Fall Provisional Class must be received by July 31, 2010. Applications for the Spring Provisional Class must be received by December 20, 2010. The Junior League of Louisville is an organization of women committed to promoting volunteerism, to developing the potential of women, and to improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable. The JLL reaches out to women of all races, religions, and national origins who demonstrate an interest in and commitment to voluntarism. Junior League of Louisville Membership Expectations Qualifications for Provisional membership are: Must be at least 22 years of age Must be a current resident of the Louisville metropolitan area Complete the Provisional training course Expectations of the Provisional Training Course (general outline, course may vary from year to year) Fall Provisionals: Pay the membership dues ($145) and the Provisional course fee ($75) – total of $220 (payment plans are available) Attend the Provisional Orientation in August Attend the monthly Provisional meetings or designated alternatives Attend three (3) general membership meetings or designated alternatives during the Fall and two (2) general membership meetings or designated alternatives during the Spring (one meeting must be the Placement Fair) Participate in the Provisional community service project Complete two Community Service shifts (at least one in the Fall). Examples include: Work a shift at a “Done In A Day” project (one that has not been assigned as your Provisional Project) Work a shift at our signature project Participate in another JLL community project Complete two Fundraising shifts (at least one in the Fall) or donate an equivalent amount. Examples include: Work a fundraising shift at HollyDays, Annual Giving, Cookbook, Two of a Kind, etc. Sell 4 JLL cookbooks (i.e. Splendor in the Bluegrass) Donate $100 to Annual Giving Spring Provisionals: Pay the membership dues ($90) and the Provisional course fee ($75) – total of $165 (payment plans are available) Attend the Provisional Orientation in January Attend the monthly Provisional meetings or designated alternatives Attend three (3) general membership meetings or designated alternatives (one meeting must be the Placement Fair) Participate in the Provisional community service project Complete one Community Service shift. Examples include: Work a shift at a “Done In A Day” project (one that has not been assigned as your Provisional Project) Participate in another JLL community project Complete one Fundraising shift or donate an equivalent amount. Examples include: Work a fundraising shift for Cookbook, Two of a Kind, etc. Sell 4 JLL cookbooks (i.e. Splendor in the Bluegrass) Donate $100 to Annual Giving Expectations for First Full Year as an Active Member Attend four (4) general membership meetings or designated alternatives Attend Placement Fair in Spring where you will chose a placement or committee for upcoming league year Placement on a JLL committee, project or fundraiser th Meet financial obligations $145 annual dues - must be paid on March 15 for the following year (April th 30 for spring provisionals) Complete one shift for the JLL signature project Complete two Community Service shifts Complete two Fundraising shifts or donate an equivalent amount Note: The above is only an outline of Provisional and Membership expectations and may vary from year to year. A final schedule will be distributed during Provisional Orientation. 2009-2010 Community Projects Be Fit, Be Fine – Promoting Health and Wellness for Children on our Community JLL has launched a multi-faceted long-term program to attack the childhood health and wellness crisis in our community. JLL is entering its third year of our Be Fit, Be Fine initiative. Past projects have included the inaugural city-wide Health Summit in 2007, which brought together community leaders to discuss issues ranging for access to healthy food to community incentives that enhance daily activity, and two years of the JLL Run Wild! day-long program featuring a family run/walk and Health and Wellness Expo. JLL has launched several new projects for 2009-2010 under its Be Fit, Be Fine initiative: Child Health and Wellness Community Outreach with the American Heart Association Health Promotion Schools of Excellence with Jefferson Count y Public Schools Y5210 with YMCA of Greater Louisville Urban Garden Project Noogiefest October 2009 Gilda’s Club JLL celebrated Gilda's Club’s opening in Louisville in 2007 by hosting a Halloween party for the children and family members of the club. JLL provided a significant grant to assist in the construction of the children’s area at Gilda’s Club’s new facility called Noogieland. Noogiefest is for children impacted by cancer, whether directly or by having a family member or friend living with cancer. The second annual Noogiefest promises to be a fun filled outing with loads of games, crafts, food, and excitement. Done-In-A-Day Done-in-a-Day (DIAD) is a long-standing JLL project with a rich history of serving agencies and non-profit entities that carry on traditions of past JLL projects. DIAD offers frequent, flexible, “hands on,” volunteer opportunities that can be completed in one day, including capital restoration projects, direct client services, and strategic planning activities. This year, DIAD projects will be planned and executed by JLL Provisional (new) members with JLL general membership providing volunteer hours. Keep In Touch Keep in Touch (KIT) continues a successful partnership with The Kentucky Cancer Program; KIT is a comprehensive breast cancer program, which continues to be a unique asset to the Louisville Metro community. Funded by Susan G. Komen for the Cure, KIT is designed to encourage public awareness and education to increase early detection of breast cancer as well as to provide outreach and support networks to those women recently diagnosed with breast cancer. This year, JLL will host several survivor retreats and mini events called Pink Expressions, each designed to address the psychosocial needs and quality of life issues experienced by many breast cancer patients. Home of the Innocents Pregnant and Parenting Teens Program JLL’s Home of the Innocents (HOTI) Committee members serve as positive mentors and role models for the teenage mothers housed in the Cralle-Day house of the Home of the Innocents campus. JLL organizes various programs and workshops focusing on self-esteem, financial literacy, health and fitness, etiquette, goal setting, and career planning. JLL also provides childcare during these events so that the young women are free to focus on the valuable projects and learning experiences offered through the program. Bloom Boutique Bloom Boutique was launched under DIAD in 2006 by JLL Provisional members and was so successful in its inaugural year it has become its own unique project. Bloom Boutique was created to help boost the self-esteem of at-risk high school girls. These girls are referred to the Junior League by their high school counselors, who assist in developing goals for improvement in academic success. The girls will also be involved in community service with the Junior League. Upon successful achievement of the goals, the girls are treated to a day of "shopping," makeovers, and pampering. This year, new and like-new dresses, handbags and jewelry are being collected for distribution to low income girls for 2010 Prom. 2009-2010 Fundraising Projects Hollydays December 4-6, 2009 Mellwood Arts & Entertainment Center The Junior League of Louisville promoted artists and vendors from across the country through an exclusive holiday shopping event. The 2 ½ day art and gift market provided an excellent way to jumpstart holiday shopping. The funds raised at Hollydays are returned to the community through projects focused on improving the lives of women and children. Two of a Kind February 20, 2010 The Louisville Downtown Marriott Grand Ballroom JLL’s third annual charity gala will bring a night packed with live interactive entertainment as guests test their luck with live and silent auctions. Guests will enjoy hors d’oeuvres, cocktails, and music, all to benefit local charities. Corporate Solicitation and Grant Writing To maximize community resources, the corporate solicitation and grant writing committee pursues funding from local foundations and businesses. These contributions provide JLL with meeting and special event sponsors, as well as funding for community projects. Splendor in the Bluegrass Cookbook This award-winning cookbook, which includes 230 delicious recipes submitted by renowned local and regional chefs, is available in local shops and through Junior League members. Cookbooks may also be purchased by calling the JLL office at (502) 637- 5415 or online at www.juniorleaguelouisville.org.