Membership

Thank you for your interest in The Junior League of Midland, Inc.

The Junior League of Midland, Inc. is a diverse group of dedicated women working to make Midland a better community. The Junior League of Midland, Inc. is a nonprofit organization established in 1949 committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women and improving our community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable.

The Junior League of Midland, Inc. reaches out to women of all races, religions, and national origins who demonstrate an interest in and commitment to voluntarism.

The Junior League of Midland, Inc. has more than 500 Active, Provisional and Sustaining members. Our membership includes business owners, working mothers, professional women and stay-at-home moms from diverse backgrounds – and all are full-time or part-time volunteers coming from the Midland community.

The Junior League of Midland, Inc. is part of a larger organization the Association of Junior Leagues International. The Association includes over 293 Junior Leagues throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico and the United Kingdom consisting of approximately 155,000 women, all striving for positive change in their communities.

The Junior League of Midland, Inc. offers invaluable leadership training to women and develops their potential to serve the community through effective action. The Junior League of Midland, Inc. has trained many women to take their skills forward and succeed in other organizations for over 65 years.

Examples of these Junior League members serving as community leaders include Joan Baskin, Barbara Bush, Laura Bush, Suzanne Conaway, Nadine Craddick, Susie Evans, Sharla Hotchkiss, Vicki Jay, Barbara Jowell, Betty Sumner, Robin Thomas and Cookie Wetendorf, among countless others!

The Junior League of Midland, Inc. has helped to establish many institutions to improve the quality of life in our area. The first service projects developed by the League were Story Hour at the Library, the Mobile Magazine Cart at Western Clinic Hospital and assistance with the Children’s Theater. Other projects include Tumbleweed Park, The Fredda Turner Durham Children’s Museum, Hearthstone Emergency Shelter for Children, Habitat for Humanity Homes and The Johnny Warren Young Life Building.

The Junior League of Midland, Inc. currently partners with Midland Independent School District, Buckner Children and Family Services and Safe Place of the Permian Basin. Next year they will begin partnerships with Rays of Hope and Centers for Children and Families Services. Working with these partners, they will volunteer and help develop programs that focus on the issue of Family Education.

It is estimated that Junior League members have donated over 660,000 hours of community service in the last 65 years. In 2012-2013 alone, Junior League Members gave over 12,800 hours of community service to various community placements.

The Junior League of Midland, Inc. supports its community projects throughout the year through financial contributions as well as funds raised from Shotguns and Stilettos.

For more information on becoming a member contact our office at juniorleaguemidland@gmail.com or 432.682.4732.