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How Does The Junior League Celebrate National Volunteer Week?

Training of members as ‘civic leaders’ ramps up with online programs as major women’s volunteer organization celebrates its 111th anniversary

April 13, 2012 - PRLog -- New York, NY, April 13, 2012 – As The Junior League Movement celebrates its 111th anniversary in San Francisco next week, with more than 1,000 members from 293 individual Junior Leagues from the U.S., Canada, Mexico and the UK coming together for the 2012 Annual Conference of The Association of Junior Leagues International, Inc., (http://www.ajli.org/) the power of the trained volunteer will be an important focus. The event, from April 19-21, coincides with National Volunteer Week (http://www.handsonnetwork.org/nationalprograms/signatureevents/nvw) and will be grounded in the theme of “Leadership Reimagined.”

“Voluntarism is both the legacy and the mandate we received from our founder, Mary Harriman, and all of the many thousands of League members who came before us,” said Delly Beekman, outgoing AJLI President and a member of the Junior League of Monmouth County. “We salute National Volunteer Week, now in its 38th year, for shining a light on the power of the volunteer in creating lasting community impact.”

Ms. Beekman added, “The power of the trained volunteer, in particular, is essential to bringing about change, particularly in an era of cutbacks in funding at all levels for essential community programs. Training is a key focus of the Annual Conference itself, as The League continues to ramp up leadership training, including online programs available to all of our more than 155,000 members.”

In the course of 11 decades, Junior Leagues have addressed a wide range of some of civil society’s major issues, including women’s health, literacy, foster care and childhood obesity. For more information on The League’s record of achievement, please go to http://www.ajli.org/?nd=history.

About The Association of Junior Leagues International, Inc.
Founded in 1901 by New Yorker and social activism pioneer, Mary Harriman, the Junior Leagues are charitable nonprofit organizations of women, developed as civic leaders, creating demonstrable community impact.

Today, The Association of Junior Leagues International, Inc. (AJLI) is comprised of more than 155,000 women in 293 Junior Leagues throughout Canada, Mexico, the United Kingdom and the United States.  Together, they constitute one of the largest, most effective volunteer organizations in the world.

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The Association of Junior Leagues International, Inc. (AJLI) is 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.

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