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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.

Applications DUE Governance Board + Management Team

Applications for 2020 - 2021 Junior League of Peoria leadership are due January 21, 2020. Below is a list of positions that will be slated:

Governance Board

  • President Elect
  • Secretary
  • Nominating Chair
  • Director at Large (2Y) – Fund Development / TBD
  • Sustainer Engagement Chair (1Y or 2Y TBD)

Management Team

  • Executive Vice President Elect
  • Treasurer Elect
  • Community Outreach Chair (2Y)
  • Events Co-Chair (2Y)
  • Public Relations Chair (2Y)

Click here to apply for Governance Board or Management Team

If you have any questions or would like to learn more, please reach out to Carly Scott with any questions.

February GMM + Souper Bowl Donation Drive

Tuesday, Feb. 11th, 5:30-7:30pm

Kelleher's (619 Southwest Water Street, Peoria,IL)

The February GMM will be at Kelleher's (619 Southwest Water Street, Peoria). A social will be held prior to the meeting in the bar area. The meeting will begin promptly at 6:00PM.

The monthly GMM is a great opportunity for JLP to discuss key issues and distribute important information. In doing this, JLP maintains transparency by keeping members informed on the status of the League. This month features speaker Jennifer Zammuto from Heart of Illinois United Way to discuss leadership and communication.

If you are interested in joining the League, this is a great opportunity to attend and better understand our initiatives.


We will also be accepting canned soup donations to support Neighborhood House Association. Print your sign HERE to collect cans in your organizations, such as work, church, school, etc.

Missed the last GMM? Content can be found HERE.

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Kids in the Kitchen Mid-Year Review

The KITK team wanted to share their mid-year highlights and successes from the Glendale Commons session.The kids have been enjoying the recipes and fun time together. The team would like to thank the volunteers that have helped and look forward to supporting the program over the next few months.

You can view the review HERE.

Sign up TODAY to volunteer at one of the upcoming programs:

  • Every Tuesday at Dream Center of Peoria
  • 1st Saturday of the month at New Hope Apartments
  • 3rd Friday of the month at Neighborhood House

Kids in the Kitchen Recipes Wanted

We have a great start on the KITK projects, but as we look to the future we'd love to build a deeper recipe book to help kick food insecurity to the curb! With just 15 more recipes we could keep a KITK program running for an entire year. Please keep in mind the ages of the kids range from 1st - 12th grade, we encourage healthy habits with our recipes, and utilize ingredients commonly found in kitchens (not limiting but being mindful of ingredient accessibility).

Recipe templates can be completed and returned to Amy Apa. Please share your yummy ideas!

Frolic with the Fairies 2020: Winter Wonderland

The Junior League of Peoria will host its 12th annual Frolic with the Fairies on Friday, March 13th and Saturday, March 14th at the Par-A-Dice Hotel Ballroom.

The grand ballroom will be transformed into a whimsical space with this year’s theme “Winter Wonderland.”

This year’s event will include a Fairy Feast, Fairy Promenade, DJ Dance Party, Snow Princesses and Fairy Fashion Show at all Friday & Saturday seatings!

A portion of your ticket price is considered a tax deductible donation. Proceeds support Junior League of Peoria and its Kids in the Kitchen program.


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Mentors Wanted

The Member Training & Development team has exhausted their list of mentors for new incoming members. Information about this program can be found HERE. Please sign up to be a mentor today by emailing Anna Knepler-Chumbley.

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.

GMMs on the Move

Please keep your calendars up-to-date for the next few GMMs as we'll be changing locations:

  • Tuesday, February 11th @ Kelleher's
  • Thursday, March 12th @ Paradice
  • Tuesday, April 14th @ Riverfront Museum

Upcoming Sustainer Events

  • 2/6: Dining Divas
  • 3/5: Dining Divas
  • 3/13-3/14: Frolic with the Fairies at Par-a-Dice
  • 4/2: Dining Divas
  • 5/7: Sustainer Spring Luncheon at CCP

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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.