ST. PETERSBURG, FL – The Junior League of St. Petersburg (JLSP) is pleased to welcome the 50 women of the 2014-2015 new member class to their growing ranks.
New members participate in in a year-long program that provides an overview of JLSP history, projects and impact. The new member program educates these women about the St. Petersburg community, its needs & how the JLSP can make a difference. They develop skills as a volunteer and future leader, and build interpersonal relationships through volunteer service.
The new member program includes a community bus tour to learn about local non-profits. Stops include the Edible Peace Patch, Ronald McDonald House, St. Petersburg Free Clinic and Enoch Davis Community Center. “Learning about a variety of volunteer opportunities in our community that I wouldn’t otherwise know exist,” said new member Kristen Terry about her favorite part of the new member bus tour.
At New Member Meetings, they complete “done in at meeting” service projects such as making care packages for the children at Sallie House. The new member class will develop a community project supporting the league’s focus of school readiness and assist with JLSP’s annual fundraisers such as the community rummage sale, Whale of a Sale, and a Tea Party /Fashion Show.
New member profiles may be viewed at the CauseWay Blog available on the JLSP website at www.jlstpete.org. For more information on joining JLSP, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
About The Junior League of St. Petersburg, Inc.
The Junior League of St. Petersburg (JLSP) is a volunteer organization of more than 500 women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women and to improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Serving the community since 1931, JLSP is dedicated to focusing on the issue of school readiness, including healthcare, nutrition and literacy. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable. For more information, go to www.jlstpete.org.