Junior League of Pasadena Seeks New Members

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Pictured together are JLP members Lauren Cook, Lisa Glionna, Rebecca Avanesian, Valerie Mendoza and Jocelyn Ferguson with Assemblyman Chris Holden of District 41.

The Junior League of Pasadena, Inc. recently hosted a brunch at its headquarters at 149 S. Madison Ave. in Pasadena.

The organization is actively recruiting women for its next class of community volunteers and leaders. Other JLP recruitment activities include Saturday, Aug. 20, from 1-2:30 p.m. at a League Summer Picnic at Farnsworth Park in Altadena

JLP, a nonprofit organization, has more than 400 active and sustaining members. Prospective members are women at least 21 years of age. Women in Pasadena, adjacent cities, and in the greater Los Angeles County area and San Gabriel Valley are welcome to join.

“We are celebrating 96 years in Pasadena, and we anticipate welcoming over 30 new members into our September 2022 annual class,” said Membership Committee chair Dr. Lauren Cook. “We are actively recruiting women via diverse outreach efforts in our local community. Recently, we attended Assemblymember Chris Holden’s 41st District Block Party and Resource Fair to talk about JLP.” Potential new members have an opportunity to gain experience about leadership development and community volunteer opportunities while connecting with other women who want to make a positive impact.

Junior League of Pasadena President Valerie Mendoza said, “If you want to make a positive community impact while inspiring others, and make a difference while making friends, then the Junior League is the place for you! We provide training for women to advance their leadership skills, both as volunteers and in their careers. I am personally extending an invitation to women in our community to join us on Aug. 13!”

In Pasadena, the Junior League supported the development of Kidspace Children’s Museum, the Pasadena Senior Center and Elizabeth House. Some of JLP’s community-based issue areas include advocacy, girls in STEM, literacy, poverty, and leadership development.

“We welcome all women who value our mission,” Membership Director Jocelyn Ferguson said. “I am inspired by the collective impact of likeminded women volunteering together to improve our communities. The Junior League of Pasadena is an impactful and rewarding way to give back to our community. I am fortunate to serve our local, state and international

communities through the effective action of the Junior League, which extends its reach to six countries through 300 leagues and a membership of 125,000 women.”

The Junior League is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women, and improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable.

Other JLP recruitment activities include Saturday, Aug. 20, from 1-2:30 p.m. at a League Summer Picnic at Farnsworth Park in Altadena. For more information, please contact info@jlpasadena.org, or call (626) 796-0244.