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Become a Member of Junior League of Ocala 

Junior League of Ocala's recruitment period runs June through August.
If you would like more information about membership please contact juniorleagueofocala@gmail.com.
 
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Becoming a Member

The Junior League of Ocala (JLO) is a diverse group of women from throughout the Ocala and Marion County area.  Our membership includes executives, community leaders, entrepreneurs, mothers and professionals in fields such as law, healthcare, communications, finance, engineering, education and sales.  We welcome all women who are at least 22 years of age and interested in making a positive impact in the community.  

Benefits of Membership include:

  • Connections:  We connect to communities in need, to people we serve and to those with whom we serve.

  • Training:  We offer programs that help train for effective community service and community leadership.

  • Pursuit of Interests:  We have opportunities to engage with like-minded women and pursue common interests in a social and supportive setting that encourages friendships. 

  • Community Impact:  We take pride in our awareness of community needs and the opportunities to contribute to solutions so that we can continue to make a positive impact in the community.

  • Leadership Development: We offer numerous opportunities to learn new leadership skills, from coordinator positions to chairing committees. 

If you’re interested in making a difference in your community, developing your leadership potential, and want to surround yourself with an international organization of like-minded, motivated women, Junior League of Ocala is the organization for you!

Provisional Requirements

The Provisional training of the Junior League of Ocala (JLO) is a combination of both interactive training workshops and hands-on volunteer experience.  This training will prepare you for Active participation while also providing the foundation for lifelong involvement in the Junior League.  All members of the JLO have annual financial, time, and attendance requirements.  Provisional members must complete the following requirements in order to be considered for Active membership:

            Submit your New Member (Provisional) Application on or before August 1, 2017.

Attend the Provisional “Super Supper” (Date TBD).  This session will give you a foundation for navigating your Provisional (New Member) training, give you the opportunity to meet and learn about the other new members, and gain useful skills to lead to a successful year.  (Prospective new members will be notified before the Super Supper whether or not their Application has been approved). 

 

New Member (Provisional) Dues are $185.00 ($145.00 JLO dues plus $40.00 one-time Provisional training fee) and are due no later than August 1, 2017.  Dues are non-refundable.

 

Attend Provisional Meetings and at least 5 General Membership Meetings, including the March General Meeting at which Provisionals are inducted as Active Members. General Meetings are held on the 3rd Tuesday evening of each month. The League year begins in August 2017 and ends May 2018.

 

Commit a minimum of 15 volunteer hours working with JLO community programs.

 

Commit 2 volunteer hours working with the Junior League of Ocala Autumn Gift Market, scheduled for November 4th-5th.  Purchase/sell $75.00 of Autumn Gift Market tickets.

 

Commit 2 volunteer hours working at the Junior League of Ocala spring fundraiser, Pints for Parks, scheduled for Spring 2018. Purchase $75.00 worth of tickets or secure an event sponsor. 

 

Participate in service hours or other projects as determined by the Provisional Education Committee. 

 

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Junior League of Ocala?

JLO is an organization of women committed to volunteerism in Ocala and Marion County.  We currently have more than 65 Active members and 55 Sustaining members supporting us.

What does the organization do?

Ÿ  Promote volunteerism through internal programs and community projects;

Ÿ  Develop the potential of its members through leadership development and training;

Ÿ  Improve the community through our efforts and action.

Is Junior League of Ocala a business?

We are exclusively charitable and educational, functioning as a 501(c) 3 Non-Profit.

Is the Junior League just a local organization?

We are a part of the Association of Junior Leagues International (AJLI) which is comprised of 293 Leagues throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico and Great Britain. The collective membership exceeds 190,000 women.

Can anyone join?

Any woman who is at least 22 years of age as of August 1, 2017 may join.  There is no maximum age.

What is the Provisional (New Member) Program?

It is an eight month-long introduction to the Junior League of Ocala and has four purposes:

To educate new members about our community, its needs and how the League can make a difference;

To provide an overview of our history, projects and impact;

To develop your skills as a volunteer and future leader;

To build interpersonal relationships through volunteer service.

When are the meetings and what time do they usually begin and end?

Some meetings/volunteering may occur on days other than Tuesday and will vary in time.

Ÿ  General Membership Meetings begin with a social portion from 5:30-6:00 p.m. with the meeting portion beginning promptly at 6:00 p.m. Meetings last no more than an hour to an hour and a half. In December, we have a Holiday Social where one can invite a guest of her choosing.

Can a New Member serve on a committee?

YES!  You are welcomed and encouraged to serve on a committee of your choice.                                             

How can I learn more about the Junior League of Ocala and AJLI?

By visiting  www.juniorleagueofocala.com and www.ajli.org

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Contact Information

If you have further questions, please contact juniorleagueofocala@gmail.com.


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