Junior Women’s League Accepting New Member Applications

The Junior Women’s League of Smithfield (JWL) announced Thursday they are accepting applications for new members for the 2017-2018 league year.

Founded in 2016, JWL has 115 current members who have completed over 2,000 hours of service in Johnston County and raised $25,000 for league supported programs. Women who are at least 22 years old and interested in serving Johnston County through volunteering are encouraged to apply to join the league.

“The League, which will begin its third service year in September, has provided a much needed opportunity for our members from all parts of Johnston County to connect with other like-minded women and have a tremendous impact,” stated Sarah Edwards, VP of Membership. “Margaret Mead once said, ‘Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world,’ and the JWL is a testament to that.”

Potential applicants are encouraged to attend one of two upcoming New Member Interest Meetings in order to learn about the League and the ways it serves Johnston County, meet the Board of Directors and current members, and learn about the membership process.

The New Member Interest Meetings will be held Thursday, July 20 at 6:00pm at Revival 1869, located at 222 E. Main Street in Downtown Clayton, and Wednesday, August 2nd at Grapes & Grounds, located at 135 S. Third Street in Downtown Smithfield.

Additional information and applications are available at www.jwlsmithfield.com .

Prospective members can apply for a scholarship if the costs involved with being a member of the Junior Women’s League of Smithfield are a deterrent; scholarship recipients will be relieved of their

financial obligations for the 2017-2018 service year. The application deadline for the 2017-2018 league year is August 15, 2017.

About The Junior Women’s League of Smithfield

The Junior Women’s League of Smithfield (JWL) is a non-profit organization of women committed to promoting volunteerism, developing the potential of women, and improving the community through the effective action of trained volunteers. Our organization was founded in Smithfield, but is dedicated to the betterment of all communities within Johnston County.