Friday, 18 September 2009 00:00The Junior League of Long Island (JLLI) is hosting its annual recruiting event on Saturday, Sept. 26, The daylong seminar, known as “Super Saturday,” introduces the Junior League and its many local community projects to new members. The event will take place at JLLI headquarters located at 1395 Old Northern Boulevard, Roslyn,.
JLLI is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women, and improving Long Island communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable. The membership is open to all Long Island women over the age of 21.
“The Junior League offers women a wonderful opportunity for networking, leadership training and building stronger communities. Membership is open to women of all races, religions, and national origins. Our members include recent college graduates, professional executives and stay-at-home moms,” said Deidra Maleno, president of JLLI. “While making a difference in the community, Junior League members are also developing new skills that supplement their workplace skills, such as budgeting, proposal writing, project development and public speaking– a real plus in this tough job market.”
New JLLI members entering their Provisional Year will take part in the Junior League community project, Kids in the Kitchen. Successfully reaching thousands of children over the last three years, this Junior League Project is an interactive event that teaches young children the benefits of proper nutrition and exercise. Kids in the Kitchen, a signature project of The Association of Junior Leagues International Inc. (AJLI), helps communities across four countries address the consequences of childhood obesity and poor nutrition. More than 200 Junior Leagues participate in this grassroots initiative to empower children to adopt healthy lifestyles.
Since its inception in 1951, JLLI has been instrumental in many community projects, including:
• Community Playground Project: A two-year project that plans, coordinates and constructs a playground for a deserving Long Island community.
• Compute the Future: JLLI provides a complete Computer Center for a Long Island-based, nonprofit organization in need of computer equipment.
• First Step: Addresses the needs of women who require professional clothing as they re-enter the workforce and gain independence.
• Community Service Fund: JLLI awards grants to nonprofit Long Island organizations in need of assistance.
The Junior League of Long Island is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women, and improving communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Established in 1951, the Junior League of Long Island has over 300 members in Nassau and Suffolk counties. Headquartered in the Village of Roslyn, the Junior League of Long Island is affiliated with the Association of Junior Leagues International, an organization of 293 Leagues throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico and England.