Blog: My JLW Membership Value

By Carol Der Garry, Sustainer  What do I get out of my Junior League of Washington (JLW) membership? Do you ponder this question every year when deciding to renew your JLW membership? As a sustaining member with over 20 years of service in the Junior League, my League training and experiences have provided unique opportunities… Read More

Blog: Rolling Up My Sleeves with Tossed & Found

By Barbara Franklin, Sustainer Chair, Member since 1990 Our largest fundraiser, Tossed & Found – an annual rummage sale, was canceled in March because of the Coronavirus pandemic. That left the Junior League of Washington (JLW) with 18,000 square feet of donated items — it was a whole lot of rummage! At the time, a… Read More

Meet The Nominating Slate for the 2019-2020!

Tuesday, March 12, 2019 JLW’s Nominating Committee is the epitomy of empowered women empowering other women. This unique committee is a body of 11 women with leadership experience who identify and slate all League leaders for the following year. Our active members shape this committee by voting for its members each spring as part of… Read More

Junior League of Washington Announces 2018-2019 Board of Directors

The Junior League of Washington (JLW) on Friday welcomed its 2018-2019 Board of Directors. This team of female leaders includes JLW’s 80th President Tycely Williams. Williams is the first African American and woman of color to be elected or serve in this role in the League’s history, after also making history over the last year as the League’s first African-American President-Elect.

Leadership Spotlight: Courtney Mesmer

1.   How long have you been in the League? 10 years 2.   Tell us a bit about your first JLW leadership experience. What inspired you to lead? My first leadership role was actually my first active year. My mini placement during my new member year was on Tossed & Found and I loved it. I spoke with… Read More

Leadership Spotlight: Tara Andersen

1.  How long have you been in the League? Five years 2.  Tell us a bit about your first JLW leadership experience. What inspired you to lead? I’ve always had a willing-to-serve approach to taking on new opportunities. My first foray into leadership was as rising chair, and then chair, of the Magazine Committee – which was… Read More

Leadership Spotlight: Brooke Horiuchi

1.   How long have you been in the Junior League of Washington (JLW)? My new member year was 2004 to 2005, so about 12 years in the League. 2.   Tell us a bit about your first JLW leadership experience. What inspired you to lead? Margaret Barry and Erinn Gray asked me to join their Steering… Read More