2019-2020 New Member Application

Letter of Reference

As part of the application process, please include a one-page letter of reference as part of your completed application.  

The letter should be written by someone who knows your personality and work ethic well and should be addressed to the Junior League of Northwest Arkansas, Attention: New Member Committee.  The letter should include any information important to your potential work as a community volunteer.   The information in the letter will be confidential and used only as a tool to determine your level of interest and commitment. 

The letter can be mailed to PO Box 2011, Lowell AR 72745 Attn: New Member Committee, or emailed to join@juniorleaguenwa.org

New Member Dues

Please CLICK HERE to pay your new member application fee, and then continue to scroll down to complete the remainder of the application.

  • Click ADD TO CART, then enter the amount due.
    • Application fee $92 (to be applied to new member course fee upon acceptance)

    • The remainder of the dues ($236) will be due by August 1st 2019

    • Contact the League Finance Manager with any questions on payments - email finance@juniorleaguenwa.org.

New Member Commitment Expectations 

Obligation of Membership: New Members

New Member Course Obligation.  The formal curriculum includes an orientation retreat, monthly provisional training meetings, and mid-year mini-retreat in January, as well as working at League projects and fundraisers, and participation at League training events, socials and other activities.  Time commitment is estimated at 6-8 hours monthly.  Successful completion of the New Member Course curriculum is necessary to achieve membership status. 

New Member Orientation Retreat. Friday, August 9th, 6:00-9:00 p.m. and Saturday, August 10th, 7:00 a.m-2:00 p.m. (approximate times). Dinner will be provided as we kick off the New Member year together Friday evening and then continue on Saturday morning as we introduce you to the League and the curriculum to prepare you for the rest of the year ahead.

Monthly New Member Training Meetings.  The fourth Monday of each month, August through April, from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm, and the mid-year mini-retreat (held in January 2020)

General Meetings.  Attendance at monthly general meetings, held the second Tuesday of each month, August through May, at varying locations throughout Northwest Arkansas.  

Fundraising Obligation.  $75 in fundraising fees used towards Winter Dreams Tour of Homes, Touch-a-Truck, Purple for a Purpose 5k, and or Moonlight Masquerade fundraisers.  You must also work 1 fundraising shift at Winter Dreams, and 1 fundraising shift at Touch-a-Truck. 

**The $75 financial obligation is paid in a lump-sum/inclusive of your dues.**

Financial Obligation. 

Application fee of $92 must be submitted with application for membership. The remainder of your membership dues and fees $236 are due by August 1, 2019.

New Member Dues include:

$161 Annual Member Dues

$92 New Member Course Fee

$75 Fundraising Fee

As an Active Member, there is no longer a New Member Course fee.

**Application fee is non-refundable unless not accepted into the new member class. Dues are non-refundable once accepted in the new member class.**

Disclaimer and Signature

If this application leads to membership in the Junior League of Northwest Arkansas, I understand that false or misleading information in this application may result in my release from the organization. 

I understand by returning my completed membership application, letter of reference, and membership dues for the upcoming year, (a.) I agree to the outlined obligations of membership; (b.) I understand I must participate in the entire New Member retreat before I am considered a New Member of the Junior League of Northwest Arkansas; (c.) I understand the $92 application fee is non-refundable unless I am not accepted into the New Member class and the remainder of the $236 membership fee is due by August 1st, once I am accepted as a New Member into the Junior League of Northwest Arkansas; (d.) I certify I will be at least 21 years old on or by May 31, 2019.  I also understand the New Member course is limited in size, and the completed applications are accepted in the order the Junior League of Northwest Arkansas receives them. 

IMPORTANT: To be accepted, this application must (1) be entirely completed, (2) be accompanied by one letter of reference, (3) include payment of $92. Please email join@juniorleaguenwa.org to make sure application, letter of reference and payment have been received.