Membership Requirements

The Junior League of Kalamazoo has a set of requirements for all women in our organization. For New Member, Active, Preferred Active and Sustaining Members, we have requirements that must be completed in order to maintain each standing.

New Member Requirements

  • Possess an interest in voluntarism and commitment to community service and an interest in developing the potential of women.
  • Be at least 21 years of age.
  • Pay New Member/annual dues and any applicable fees by October 31.
  • Successfully complete a New Member Training Course.
  • Participate in an interview with Advisor.
  • Attend New Member and General Membership Meetings.
  • Sign the Junior League of Kalamazoo Service Agreement.
  • Complete four (4) scheduled volunteer shifts; one (1) Fundraising and three (3) Community Impact.
  • Notify her Membership Advisor in advance if unable to fulfill a membership requirement.
  • Financially support the Annual Fund and Fundraising activities.

Active Member Requirements

  • Have completed a New Member training course.
  • Pay annual membership dues and any applicable fees on or before May 10.
  • Participate in an interview with Advisor.
  • Sign the Junior League of Kalamazoo Service Agreement.
  • Attend General Membership Meetings (Minimum 6).
  • Fulfill a committee placement.
  • Complete four (4) scheduled volunteer shifts; one (1) Fundraising and three (3) Community Impact.
  • Notify Membership Advisor in advance if unable to fulfill a membership requirement.
  • Financially support the Annual Fund and Fundraising activities.

Preferred Active Requirements

An Active member in good standing who has completed at least three (3) years of Active service shall, upon written requests to the Corresponding Secretary on or before March 1, and acceptance by a two-thirds (2/3) vote of the Board of Directors, be granted Preferred Active status.

A Preferred Active member must meet all of the requirements of Active membership but is exempt from the Fundraising and Community Impact volunteer shift requirements. 

Sustaining Member Requirements

An Active member in good standing who has completed at least five (5) years of Active service shall, upon written request to the Corresponding Secretary by March 1 and acceptance by a two-thirds (2/3) vote of the Board of Directors, be granted Sustaining membership.

A Sustaining Member is exempt from all requirements except paying of annual dues. 

 

 

 
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