JLSF Membership is a Four-Step Process:
- Step 1: Attend a Prospective Member Workshop
- Step 2: Attend a JLSF General Meeting
- Step 3: Complete the Application for Membership
- Step 4: Complete the Provisional Education Program
Step 1: Attend a Prospective Member Workshop
Prospective members must attend one informational workshop to learn about the JLSF. For 2014-2015, we will be hosting four Prospective Member Workshops.
Prospective Member Workshops for 2014-2015
All workshops are held at Fort Mason in the Marina Room from 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
- January 8, 2014
- February 20, 2014
- March 12, 2014
- April 10, 2014
We will also be hosting some optional Social Events this fall for you to meet Prospective and current JLSF Members. These dates are as follows, and we hope to see you there!
- October 29, 2013, 6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. at Bergerac (SOMA)
- November 20, 2013, 6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. at Brickyard (Marina)
Step 2: Attend a JLSF General Meeting
After attending a Prospective Member Workshop, prospective members must attend one JLSF general meeting. At the general meetings League business is conducted and guest speakers are invited to present topics of interest to the membership. General meetings are held six to eight times during the year.
View dates and times of upcoming general meetings. Dates and times are also announced at the Prospective Member Workshops.
Step 3: Complete the Application for Membership
Complete the JLSF Membership Application on or before April 30, 2014 to be included in the provisional class starting in June 2014. Your payment of $365 ($250 annual dues + $115 Provisional Education Program fee*) made out to the JLSF, must be mailed to the Junior League office:
The Junior League of San Francisco
Attn: Recruitment and Outreach Committee
2226A Fillmore Street
San Francisco, CA 94115
*Dues and fees are subject to change.
EARLY BIRD APPLICATIONS: If you submit your completed application and payment by February 28, 2014, save $50!
All applications must be submitted by April 30, 2014. Late submissions will not be considered for 2014-2015 membership.
Annual dues are non-refundable. The Provisional Education Program fee is refundable only if written notice is given prior to the second scheduled provisional program meeting; after the second scheduled provisional program meeting the Provisional Education Program fee is non-refundable.
Scholarships for the program fee are available through the Hayley Swift Memorial Fund. Hayley Swift was dedicated member of the Provisional Education Committee who died tragically in a plane crash in March of 2001. In her honor, a memorial fund has been established to help prospective members join our League. Prospective members interested in applying for the Hayley Swift Provisional Education Scholarship should submit the Hayley Swift Scholarship Application to the Membership Development Council Director by April 15, 2014. For more information, visit the Hayley Swift Memorial Fund page.
Step 4: Complete the Year Long Provisional Education Program
The Provisional Education Program, which begins in June and lasts for one year, introduces women to the JLSF, what it does, and how it works.
Provisional Education Program
The goal of the Provisional Education Program is to provide new members with information, training, and skills required to promote the mission of the League as active members.
The Provisional Education Program lasts one year, during which provisional members are divided into small groups. An advisor is assigned to each small group and works closely with each provisional member to guide her through the Provisional Education Program. Provisional members are contacted by an advisor or the Provisional Education Committee by early June (the beginning of the League year).
All provisional members must complete the Provisional Education Program during their provisional year to graduate to active members in the following League year.
After successfully completing the Provisional Education Program, you become an active member and participate on one of many League committees. Actives dedicate approximately ten hours per month to their committee.
Active members attend general meetings, one-day event volunteer opportunities, and training workshops, as well as the various League fundraisers.
The JLSF supports a variety of community programs that are located within the four areas that we have members: San Francisco, Oakland/East Bay, Marin, and San Mateo County. The Community Program Development Committee within the JLSF conducts research and analysis on local community agencies to determine partnerships that would be most suitable for JLSF members based on our focus area and volunteer opportunities at the agency. A slate of community programs is then presented to the JLSF membership for vote.