Becoming a Member of the Junior League of Dallas


Join the Junior League of Dallas!

Founded in 1922, the Junior League of Dallas, Inc. is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women and improving our community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. 

Our Members

We are a diverse group of 5,000+ women who annually give more than 120,000 uncompensated hours of service to the projects and agencies in Dallas. Here’s a snapshot of our active members: 

  • Range in age from 22 to 49
  • 69% are employed outside the home
  • Serve on numerous boards and coalitions throughout the community. 

Joining the Junior League puts you in good company! 

Watch our video about the impact that we make in our community.

We've now closed applications for membership in the 2014-2015 Provisional class.
For more information about joining the 2015-2016 Provisional class,  click here to join the mailing list. Please check back in early Fall for dates and further details on becoming a member of the 2015-2016 Provisional class. 

Welcome Prospective 2014-2015 Provisionals! 

You will receive an email in late March/early April confirming your acceptance along with detailed information about next steps and the coming year. We had an overwhelming response form ladies interested in joining the JLD this year, so your patience was appreciated as we processed paperwork for all of the candidates. 

As a Provisional, you are required to attend one (1) of the two (2) introductory meetings at JLD Headquarters: 

Tuesday, May 6 at 7:00 pm

Monday, May 19 at 7:00 pm 

Click here to RSVP by April 30.

 You will also pay the Provisional Dues at the May meeting:

2014-2015 Provisional Fees:

· $256 Annual Membership

· $100 One-Time Provisional Fee

 

We’d also like to invite you to join us for a Welcome Party! 

Wednesday, April 23

7:00-9:00 pm

Clotheshorse Anonymous

11661 Preston Road, Dallas, Texas 75230 

We’ll have a Spring Fashion Show along with sips and bites

while you mingle with current JLD members. 

Please RSVP here 

We look forward to seeing you there!

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Do my sponsors need to be members of the Junior League of Dallas or can they be members of any Junior League?
Sponsors for the Junior League of Dallas will need to be Active or Sustainer members of the Junior League of Dallas.

When you say that one of my three sponsors needs to be “Active,” what does that mean?
An “Active” member is one who is currently in good standing and volunteering their time and talents within the Junior League of Dallas. A “Sustaining” member is one who has given ten (10) years of active service in good standing or has reached 40 years of age. Please note, a member who is currently in their Provisional year or who is on Probation is not eligible to sponsor members.

I am new to Dallas and I don’t know anyone that is a member of the Junior League of Dallas?
Our best advice is to ask around at your new workplace, new place of worship, new gym, alumni networking groups, etc. You can also check out social media. Like the Junior League of Dallas Facebook page, follow us on Twitter, and check out our LinkedIn profile. If you are still unable to find any sponsors, you may move forward with submitting the Prospective Member Application and leave the Sponsor section blank.  We will then try our best to match you with sponsors from our Sponsor Pool, but cannot guarantee sponsors. You will receive email confirmation once we have matched you with sponsors. 

My sister is an active member of the Junior League of Dallas, and is willing to be my sponsor but I don’t know anyone else that is a member, what do I do?
If you currently know a member of the JLD you can ask for their assistance in finding additional sponsors. They can ask their friends, committee members, even the ladies that sponsored them! If she still has trouble finding additional sponsors we suggest that she completes the Intent to Sponsor Form and on the form she can request additional sponsors via Sponsor Pool on this form. Active members will find this form on their Member Home Page. Once this form has been completed by a member of the JLD you will receive email confirmation.

What is the age criteria for membership into the Junior League of Dallas?
In order to join the Provisional Class you must be at least 22 years of age and not older than 45 years of age.

I was an Active member of another League and have recently moved to Dallas, do I need to restart my Provisional year in order to become a member of the Junior League of Dallas?
In most cases if you have completed your Provisional year at another Junior League you can transfer your membership. We suggest you visit the transfer portion of our website or email the Transfer-In Coordinator at transfer@jld.net

In order to transfer your membership you must contact your current League and ask them to transfer your membership to the Junior League of Dallas via the AJLI (Association of Junior Leagues International) e-Transfer system. 

Please provide them with the following information: 
• Name, local Dallas address and phone number 
• Email address 
• AJLI number 
• Your current status (i.e. Active, Provisional, Sustainer) 
 

What are the typical annual dues for the Junior League of Dallas?

2014– 2015 Provisional Fees:

$256 Annual Membership;

$100 One-Time Provisional Fee

 
I am interested in joining the next Provisional class.   How do I ensure that I am kept updated on the Informational Sessions?
Please click here to join the mailing list.

Check back often! The website is updated periodically with Information Meeting and Events as well as pertinent information.

 
I still have more questions, who can I contact?
newmember@jld.net

Junior League of Dallas

8003 Inwood Road

Dallas, TX 75209-3399

214-357-8822

Office Hours:

Mon - Thurs: 8:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Friday:  8:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

edited 3/26/2014

edited 3/24/2014