Future JLC Members – Sponsorship Meetings start this week

Well, it’s that time again. Time to recruit your friends to join the Junior League of Charlotte, Inc. What better way to give back to this great community while also meeting some amazing women? Anyone interested in membership or participating in the sponsorship pool should contact Debbie Hull at debbiehull@gmail.com. Debbie provided the following information about the upcoming JLC year.

Prospective members and their sponsors are required to attend a mandatory sponsorship meeting either tomorrow, May 7, or next Monday, May 13 at the JLC Building starting at 7:00 p.m. We will be delighted to match prospective members with a sponsor if they do not have one. Activity for the Fall 2013 class takes place between August and December.

The sponsorship meetings for the Spring 2014 class will take place in October 2013. Information on these meetings will be available on the JLC website by September 1, 2013.

The Fall 2013 class members will attend a series of required training events and meetings, complete a placement at The JLC WearHouse and perform community service. Each provisional member will also be placed in a small group with an advisor. The advisor will function as both her mentor and guide to the JLC. The advisor will also lead monthly small group meetings where provisional members may make jewelry, paint china, carve pumpkins or visit cool places such as Wine and Design or Crave Dessert Bar.

Kick Off will begin with a Breakfast with Tiffany themed event in August at HQ where the provisionals will be introduced to the JLC’s mission and its Cornerstone project, Reid Park. Then they will attend a bus tour that takes the class through the JLC’s history in Charlotte including the Mint Museum, Levine Children’s Hospital, The Nature Museum, the Duke Mansion and Berry Hill House.

Provisional members will also have the opportunity to visit JLC community partners such as Discovery Place, Ronald McDonald House and Alexander Youth Network while attending Knowledge Nights and working with JLC placements including Kids Healthlink, Big Shot Saturday, Go Kids Go and Kids in the Kitchen when completing their community service hours.

Then, JLC 101 will also provide the new class with information on the JLC’s business model, its training programs, placement opportunities and life as an active. Finally, all this ends with a graduation ceremony in January that includes guest speakers, food and fun.

If you know someone who would be a great fit for the JLC, or if you are interested in becoming a member yourself click here.