Top 5 Ways We Are NOT The Junior League of The Astronaut Wives Club

By Amanda Crouch, Sponsorship Chair One of my new favorite summer television shows is The Astronaut Wives Club, which airs on ABC on Thursday evenings at 7:00 pm.  Based on the 2013 New York Times bestseller with the same title by Lily Koppel, The Astronaut Wives Club is an American period drama series created for… Read More

How to be a Successful Volunteer

By Heather Blazi, Vice Chair of Communications So! One of our first major Junior League of San Antonio events of the new year took place this past weekend, our annual Volunteer Training. I have to say, this was one of my favorite events I have been to in my League career thus far.  We opened… Read More

You Say You Need a Resolution

By Sarah Bragg, Junior League of San Antonio Admissions Chair Okay, so about this time a few years ago,  Christmas was over and I’d eaten my entire body weight in sugar cookies. What to do before the sugar wore off? Make an ambitious list of New Year’s resolutions of course! I wanted to get fit… Read More

2014 Food Bank SNAP Challenge

By Lesley Vernor, 2014-2015 Let’s Go San Antonio Chair Are you up for the San Antonio Food Bank SNAP Challenge? There are 3,812,561 people qualified for SNAP in Texas and 262,887 SNAP recipients in Bexar County. The challenge is trying to provide our families with healthy options for $4.50 a day per person in the household. … Read More

2014 Women’s Equality Day

By Kristen Henry, 2014-2015 JLSA President Tomorrow marks Women’s Equality Day – a day set aside to celebrate the passage of the 19th amendment to the constitution – the amendment that would immensely change women’s roles in the United States. But while gaining the vote, which took years of diligence and planning, was surely a… Read More

The Junior League Says ‘Happy 90th Birthday’ to Nine Leagues

Creating lasting community impact through volunteer-driven solutions to society’s problems never gets old New York – June 24, 2014 – The Association of Junior Leagues International, Inc., one of the largest, most effective women’s volunteer organizations in the world, recently noted that nine Junior Leagues were formally recognized on their 90th anniversaries at AJLI’s 92nd… Read More

Black Friday reminds me of the Holiday Olé Market

As Black Friday approaches, I am reminded of the week of FUN we had at the 2013 Holiday Olé Market! It is hard to believe that a month has past (time flies!). This year,  throngs of women (and men) from all over the city (and state!) piled into the Exposition Hall at the Freeman for… Read More

Is Betty Draper a Role Model for Today’s Women?

The fictional star of TV’s Emmy Awarding-winning Mad Men is a stay-at-home mother, an active member of the Junior League of Tarrytown (now called the Junior League of Westchester-on-Hudson) and a key mover in the League’s local environmental efforts. But how typical is Betty of real Junior League members (all 160,000 of them)? While many Junior League… Read More

Member Credits Explained

Member Credits Explained! JLSA is pleased to offer members the flexible member credit program again this year.  Designed to offer league members with a variety of community and in-league experiences, there is something for everyone, including: Holiday Ole Market shifts (October 19-22, 2011) Met Opera shifts Goodwill “Julia’s Attic” shifts (February, 25, 2012) Sustainer Luncheon… Read More

Summer in San Antonio

With no fireworks and little to no rain, summer’s been a little different than usual for most San Antonians.  The one thing we can count on to remain the same is the heat! Actually, there’s more than one thing that stays constant in San Antonio. We continue to enjoy the benefits of a city that… Read More