Why Junior?

As a member of the Junior League of San Antonio I am often asked, “Why do y’all call yourselves Junior League?” Honestly, I don’t know. Why is the Junior League not simply called “The League” or the “League of Extraordinary Women” (I’m quite fond of this name) or the “Women’s League?” Presently, the term “Junior”… Read More

Happy Galentine’s Day!

Galentine’s Day: the unofficial holiday for “ladies celebrating ladies.” This Galentine’s Day we wanted to celebrate some of the strong, talented and remarkable ladies serving in our league. Better yet, we wanted to share stories of sisters serving in the league together. Meet some of our members below! Alexsandra & Liz Martinez, New Members When… Read More

JLSA Through The Years: The 1968 World’s Fair at HemisFair Park

In 1968, the World’s Fair was held at San Antonio’s HemisFair Park under the theme “The Confluence of Civilizations in the Americas,” which celebrated the many nations that settled this region. The Junior League of San Antonio partnered with HemisFair on several projects and provided volunteers to man some of the most essential stations. JLSA members… Read More

A Word from the Wise – Suzie Bacon

One of my favorite aspects of the Junior League is having phases or seasons to our membership. One of those seasons is known as Sustainer. A Sustainer is a Junior League member who has completed 9 Active years of service and 1 New Member year OR  has reached age 40 and completed at least 3… Read More

A Word from the Wise – Johanna Christiansen

  One of my favorite aspects of the Junior League is having phases or seasons to our membership. One of those seasons is known as Sustainer. A Sustainer is a Junior League member who has completed 9 Active years of service and 1 New Member year OR  has reached age 40 and completed at least… Read More

JLSA Through The Years: The Bright Shawl

The Junior League of San Antonio will host its last General Membership Meeting in the Bright Shawl on December 12, 2017, which undoubtedly will be filled with many emotions and memories as we say a final farewell to this historic place we have called home at 819 Augusta Street since 1929. We will recall all… Read More

If “Voluntarism” Is Wrong, I Don’t Wanna Be Right

I have a confession to make: I’m a stickler for proper grammar. I lose my cool over last names being made possessive instead of plural on a holiday card. I secretly judge mix-ups of “their,” “there,” and “they’re.” Want to get me going on a rant? Bring up the Oxford comma. Imagine my confusion and… Read More

A Time to Give Thanks with the Boys & Girls Club

This time of year, I like to reflect on what I have to be thankful for. Cliche, I know… but as a member of the Junior League of San Antonio, INC (JLSA), there are many things to be grateful for.  Near the top of that list are the opportunities to visit different parts of San Antonio and see… Read More

Member Experience – Meredith Balzen

Each month, we check in with our very active JLSA members to see how their experiences are going thus far. This month we’ve chosen to highlight Meredith Balzen, whose spirit for fun and community drove her to quickly finish her SA Works hours. Let’s get to know Meredith a little better! Q. How many years… Read More

Holiday Olé Market – A Winter Wonderland

Over the last few months the hard working women of the Holiday Olé Market committee have been working tirelessly to bring this year’s big event to life. This year we will be heading back to the Shrine Auditorium, where a whimsical Winter Wonderland theme will transport you to the North Pole as you shop ‘till you… Read More