New Member Course

The New Member Course occurs during the first year and is comprised of various meetings, social gatherings, participation in existing Junior League projects, and other experiences. The purpose is to integrate you into an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women, and improving communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers.

As a New Member, you will be assigned a New Member Advisor (NMA), along with other New Members. This group and this Advisor will serve as your guide through the New Member Course.

The New Member kick-off meeting, Super Saturday, on July 18, 2020, will give you the opportunity to meet other New Members and be introduced to the New Member Advisors, leaders, and other representatives of the Junior League of Richmond. Each subsequent meeting is organized to introduce you to the organizational structure of the Junior League of Richmond and acquaint you with the League’s committees and projects. This exposure will help you determine where you may want to begin your volunteer career with the League.

A list of New Member commitments is included in this packet, and it will be reviewed at the inception of the course year by the New Member Advisors. The commitments are structured around giving you as many opportunities as possible to gain hands-on experience in developing an understanding of how we fulfill our mission. These opportunities involve our largest fundraiser, The Clothes Rack, along with other fundraising events, Done-in-a-Day (DIAD) community projects, Training Institute for Leadership Impact (TILI) courses, and General Membership Meetings.