n 1934, the Junior League of Hamilton (now the Junior League of Hamilton-Burlington, Inc.) was formed. For the past 85 years, we have been part of an international network of women, developed to lead and contribute to positive change in our community.
Interestingly, although Junior League members give the gift of time and service to their community, they find that membership in the Junior League is a wonderful gift to themselves. Right from the beginning, the difference in this organization has been its emphasis on learning and developing the women who have joined their ranks. Here in our own community, The Junior League of Hamilton-Burlington (JLHB) has been at the forefront of community improvements while simultaneously providing its members with high-quality experiences in leadership, community impact and voluntarism.
The international organization has now grown to 291 Junior Leagues in four countries, with over 155,000 members. This network of women, developed as community and civic leaders, positively impacting their communities, is as committed and dedicated as the group that Mary Harriman led over a hundred years ago. Today's members continue to be challenged by emerging and changing community needs.
As members have opportunities to develop skills, their passion and commitment often expand beyond their immediate JLHB experience. Whether serving with other community organizations, on boards of directors, or advocating to bring issues from committee to community, the Junior League weaves a thread throughout communities. In the current era where the need for leadership and leaders is great, women's empowerment through the Junior League of Hamilton-Burlington continues to be an important and valuable community asset.