The Junior League of Kansas City, Missouri: women building better communities.
By: Abbey Engles, 2013 Admissions Chair
The Admissions Committee has been hard at work recruiting potential new members to the Junior League. The Committee hosted three events in the fall for Prospective Members including the annual Holiday Mart Sneak Peek event the night before Holiday Mart opens with a happy hour following, a presentation by Healthy U and a food sorting event at Harvesters and lastly the joint Holiday Lights event with the Social Committee at Husch Blackwell overlooking the gorgeous Plaza lights. After Christmas, the committee geared up for the formal informational meetings that took place in February and March at Headquarters.
Due to a series of snowstorms, the League hosted only three informational meetings but had a great turnout of women interested in learning more about our organization. The Admissions committee, New Member Education Chairs, Membership Development Committee and representatives from the Board of Directors address the group to give them a good snapshot of the League’s mission. They also break out into smaller groups and hear tidbits about everything from Dinner Club to Fund Development. Many questions are asked throughout the year…”How many women are in the League?” “Does everyone work in the Junior League?” “How many hours do you actually volunteer?” “What if I cannot commit to a lot of hours one year?” The Admissions Committee provides lots of guidance and helps educate all of the Prospective Members about the Junior League. This year we had many applicants and hope for a wonderful group of women that is dedicated to our mission and add to our already amazing group of outstanding women!