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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.

May GMM & Annual Meeting

Our May GMM and Annual Meeting were a success, despite being in a virtual setting. It was great to see everyone's face and we're looking forward to all being together again soon!

To see what you missed, view the slides HERE and watch the recording HERE.

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COVID-19 Update

The COVID-19 situation around the world is evolving at a fast pace. Through working remotely, social distancing and our cancelled Frolic with the Fairies fundraiser, our mission at JLP remains strong.

We've compiled our community efforts during this crisis online and will continue to contribute to this list during this period. Together, we got this.

Please continue to set the example for our community and we look forward to seeing your faces again soon!

Internal COVID-19 Updates

JLP + Community Update

2019-2020 League Reimbursements Due

Please submit all expense requests by May 31 to Gwen Trusz for reimbursement.

Strategic Plan Survey

The Governance Board is working to define the League's metrics for each aspect of our strategic plan. This will help us measure the outcomes of our actions and efforts.

At the 2019 September GMM, we completed a survey to help benchmark the beginning of the year metrics on JLP's historic and current accomplishments. At the May GMM, we retook the survey to assess the progress we've made in educating and sharing information to our members and sustainers.

If you completed the survey at the GMM, please DO NOT retake the survey so we have accurate results recorded.

Take the survey here.

Thank you for your commitment!

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SAVE THE DATE for the Little Black Dress Initiative 2020

Through this initiative Junior League of Peoria members and the community come together to increase awareness on food insecurity in our area. LBDI Advocates will wear the same black dress for five consecutive days to illustrate the effects poverty can have on a person’s access to resources, confidence, and professional opportunities.

Be ready to join us August 31st through September 4th!

Stay tuned to this page and our social media to learn more about this year’s goal.

Annual Giving Campaign

We hear it a lot: Donate to JLP’s Annual Giving Campaign! But why does it matter?

Here’s the official reason: The Annual Giving Campaign is key to helping Junior League of Peoria meet our ongoing commitment to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women, and improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers.

Like all nonprofits, our budget revenues – Frolic with the Fairies, Little Black Dress Initiative, sponsorships, JLP member dues – are not enough to cover our entire budget. That’s where we turn to Annual Giving, with a goal of 100 percent participation from our membership.

We all give our time and talent to JLP. Your donation of as little as $10 to the Annual Giving Campaign will move us toward our 2020-21 goals.

Each donation to the Annual Giving Campaign means that you:

  • Support community engagement through programs like Kids in the Kitchen
  • Enable JLP to recruit and retain talented members
  • Offer training and leadership development opportunities
  • Provide essential support for operations
  • Commit to the future of our organization


  • Write a check to Junior League of Peoria, indicating “Annual Giving” in the memo, and mail to headquarters
  • Donate online
  • Pay by credit card by calling Headquarters, Gwen Sutter or Laura Presley
  • Ask your employer to match your donation to JLP’s Annual Giving Campaign

Sow to Grow Garden Volunteers Needed

JLP is looking for volunteers to help with the Sow to Grow Garden, formerly the Glendale Commons Community Garden.

Phoenix Community Development Services has scheduled a work day for May 30th. There are two 1.5 hour shifts: 8:30 - 10AM and 10:30AM - 12PM.

JLP members can sign up via the United Way. There will be non-JLP volunteers as well. They will be limiting # of volunteers per shift and observing social distancing rules. Volunteers should bring a mask.

Tasks include filling raised beds with soil, planting seeds and starter plants, and weeding.

Record Your Volunteer Points

The work we have done in the Peoria community could not be done without you. It's important to record your JLP volunteer and meeting hours. The data collected from this form can be used in many ways, such as allowing us to apply for much needed grants, boost our community presence, who might be a good fit for a leadership position, and enables us to track trends.

Review and record your volunteer points before the May GMM!

Virtual Volunteer Opportunities:

New Member Tracking:

Active Member Tracking:

Not sure what you've already submitted? Check here:

Member Recognition

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

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.

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.