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Junior League of Peoria

Our women are the force that makes change happen.

The work we do, the leadership we provide is life changing to individual members and our community. Our voice is an opportunity to own that position.

Watch for further communications for how JLP is handling COVID-19 for GMMs, volunteering, etc.

2020-2021 Governance Board Slate - Vote by FRIDAY

Below please find the 2020-2021 Board of Directors Slate and survey to approve the Slate. The survey needs to be completed by Friday, March 27 to compile consensus.

Please note that Sustainers and New Members do not vote on slate; only active members are allowed to vote on these changes.

Board Slate
President Elect - Christina Robinson
Secretary - Kristal Roop
Nominating Chair - Amanda Miller
Director at Large - Fund Development - Tess Lough
Director at Large - Sustainer Engagement - Christina Walker

Previously Slated Board Members
President - Andrea Tortora
Executive Vice President - Rachael Austin
Treasurer - Laura Presley
Director at Large - Education - Sandy Garza


If you have any questions or concerns about these proposed changes, please feel free to contact Carly Scott directly.

Frolic Cancellation Update

As you know, cancelling the 2020 Frolic with the Fairies wasn't an easy decision. As we've reviewed the costs associated with cancelling and the big financial support from Par-A-Dice Hotel, we stand with the community in taking precaution in hosting large events at this time

  • An email is going out to ticket holders today with options to:
    • Donate ticket costs to the Junior League of Peoria to help support our mission & strategy
    • Request a full / partial refund

SAVE THE DATE: Frolic with the Fairies is scheduled to return March 2021.

Questions? Please reach out to Tess Lough or Melissa Kelch.

Governance Board Meeting Highlights


Finances. We spent a lot of time going over and discussing our finances. We worked towards a balanced budget. At this time, we are slightly behind and anticipate a deficit of roughly $17,000.

Why are we behind? Annual giving is down significantly vs. this time last year. Dues income also is down.

Meanwhile, our Treasurer and Treasurer-Elect are doing a stellar job of tracking our expenses and finding ways for us to be more financially prudent.

How can you help? Please pay your dues by March 31. Please consider making a contribution – in any amount – to the Annual Fund.

Questions? Do you have questions about how something works in the League or why we did a certain project? Submit your anonymous question here:

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Volunteer of the Year Nominations

Now is the time to start thinking of who you want to nominate for volunteer of the year!

The APPLICATION is now available and you can contact Christina Robinson with any questions.

2020-2021 Placement

Introducing AJLI’s Placement Matching Tool!

  • Web based tool to match you to your next committee & job

  • For New Members: Placement is the process that educates you on what opportunities the League offers and helps you select what interests you have, skills you’d like to develop, and what schedule may work best for you.


  • April GMM - Placement opens (2 weeks to complete placement forms)

  • By May 2nd - Optional interviews completed

  • May GMM - Placements announced


If you have questions or would like more information please contact Amy Carlson.

Social Media Reminders

JLP Members Group and JLP Sustainers Group on Facebook

  • Meant to share league information only

  • Must be related to volunteering, announcements, league business

JLP External Facebook Page

  • Posts are created by PR committee and chairs

JLP Find Your Tribe Page

  • Can be used to meet up with members for other events, find recommendations, etc.

*None of these pages allow for solicitation of any kind as they violate 501c3 policy*


JLP + Peoria Chamber of Commerce Events

With Junior League of Peoria recently becoming a member of the Peoria Area Chamber of Commerce, our members can now attend their events on behalf of JLP. If you're interested in upcoming activities, please visit their Events Calendar for more information.

Member Recognition

Do you have any personal announcements you'd like to share? Submit them to

Claim Your Volunteer Points

Need to log your points?

Active members should track their points through

New Members should track their points through

Need an example or not sure what you've already submitted? You can check out the submission list here.

About Us

Promoting voluntarism; developing the potential of women; improving communities – the Junior League of Peoria has been collaborating, problem-solving and driving change in the Peoria area for 80 years.