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Why Join the Junior League of Akron?

The Junior League of Akron reaches out to women of all races, religions, and national origins who demonstrate an interest in and a commitment to volunteering. A volunteer with the Junior League of Akron has an opportunity to develop herself and build friendships through the League’s structured and supportive environment while, most importantly, making a positive impact on the community.

Benefits of Membership:

  • Training for effective community leadership and personal development
  • Insight into community needs and strategies for dealing with them
  • Exposure to the administration of nonprofit agencies
  • Opportunities for utilizing your skills and for developing new ones
  • Opportunities to volunteer in the community through well organized projects
  • Access to new friends and new ideas
  • Membership meetings with educational speakers (community leaders, motivational speakers and others)
  • Participation in exciting fundraisers and special events
  • Ability to transfer to other leagues if you move

How To Join:
For more information on how to join the Junior League of Akron, click here.

 

Famous Junior League Members:

Mary Harriman Rumsey: Founder of the Junior League—1901; First defender of consumer rights as Chair of the Consumers’ Advisory Board of the National Resource Administration in President Franklin Roosevelt’s Administration, 1933. (Junior League of The City of New York)

Eleanor Roosevelt: First Lady; social reformer; humanitarian; author. As U.S. Delegate to the United Nations, she chaired the Human Rights Commission during the drafting of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights—adopted 1948. (Junior League of The City of New York)

Oveta Culp Hobby: First Commander of Women’s Army Corps 1941; First U.S. Secretary of Health, Education & Welfare 1953. (Junior League of Houston, Texas)

Sandra Day O’Connor: First female U.S. Supreme Court Justice, appointed 1981. (Junior League of Phoenix, Arizona)

Barbara Bush: First Lady; literacy activist. (Junior League of Houston, Texas)

Laura Bush: First Lady; literacy activist. (Junior League of Austin, Texas)

Betty Ford: First Lady; substance abuse prevention activist. (Junior League of Grand Rapids, Michigan)

Nancy Reagan: First Lady; substance abuse prevention activist (Junior League of Los Angeles, California)

Eudora Welty: Author; Pulitzer prize for The Optimist’s Daughter, 1972. (Junior League Jackson, MS)

Shirley Temple Black: Child actress; Delegate to the United Nations (1969); U.S. Ambassador to Ghana; Czech and Slovak Republics. (Junior League Palo Alto, CA)

Katharine Hepburn: Actress; women’s issues activist. (Junior League Hartford, CT)

Sarah Palfrey Cook Danzig: Tennis champion; two-time Wimbledon champion. (Junior League The City of New York)

Ruth Baker Sears Pratt: U.S. House of Representatives, served 1929-1933; first woman elected by NY. (Junior League The City of New York)

Isabella Selmes Greenway: U.S. House of Representatives, served 1934-1937. (Junior League The City of New York)

Frances Payne Bolton: U.S. House of Representatives, served 1940-1969. (Junior League Cleveland, OH)

Mary E. Pruett Farrington: U.S. House of Representatives, served 1954-1957. (Junior League Honolulu, HI)

Lynn Martin: U.S. House of Representatives, served 1981-1985; U.S. Secretary of Labor 1991-1993. (Junior League Rockford, IL).

Tillie Fowler: U.S. House of Representatives, served 1993-2001. (Junior League Jacksonville, FL)

Jennifer Dunn: U.S. House of Representatives, served 1993-2005. (Junior League Seattle, WA)

Anna Eshoo: U.S. House of Representatives, served 1993-present. (Junior League Palo Alto, CA)

Carolyn Maloney: U.S. House of Representatives, served 1993-present. (Junior League The City of New York)

Judy Biggert: U.S. House of Representatives, served 1998-present. (Junior League Chicago, IL)

Margaret Chase Smith: First woman elected to the U.S. Senate. (Junior League Bangor, ME)

Margaret McTavish Konantz: Member, Canadian Parliament, 1963-1968. (Junior League Winnipeg, MB)

Florence Bird: Member, Canadian Parliament, 1978-1983. (Junior LeagueWinnipeg, MB)

Bobbie Sparrow: Member, Canadian Parliament, 1984-1988. (Junior League Calgary, AB)