Primary mission of the Junior League of Pueblo is to help women develop new skills to use within and outside of the League, with the overall goal of establishing female leaders who become change agents in our community.  The Junior League of Pueblo focuses on training women in the areas of Governance, Marketing, Fundraising, Communication, Funds Development, and Community Impact.  The Junior League of Pueblo provides training through its New Membership Orientation, throughout League Programming, and its Ladies Who Series.  Junior League Pueblo is the perfect place for women to learn, challenge, and develop their leadership skills and become strong voices in our community.  For more information, contact Membership Co-Chairs Shannon VanMatre & Tanna Schut at


Membership in Junior League of Pueblo is open to women of all races, religions, and national origins.  Our membership is diverse, including busy moms, business women and recent college graduates – all of whom want to make a stronger impact in our community.  Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable.

Why Should I Join?

The Junior League of Pueblo, a recognized leader in the community, is an organization of women who want to contribute to the needs of our community, develop as leaders, and connect with other members.


JLP is committed to serving the needs of our community, with current focus on improving children’s wellness and literacy.

  • Participate in service projects, League and partnership events, and Done in a Meeting or Done in a Day (DIAM/DIAD), providing direct support to our community.
  • Plan and attend League fundraisers including our annual Monster Dash and Girls’ Night Out events, or contribute to grant writing efforts. Funds raised go straight back to serve the needs of our community through specialized programming and scholarship programs.
  • Contribute to needs assessment and focus group processes or policy development to assist in developing the future of our organization.


JLP is committed to promoting voluntarism and developing the potential of women.  Members have opportunities to expand their skills sets and enhance leadership skills.

  • Attend training events and access online trainings to enhance your personal and professional development.
  • Explore your areas of interest through current and proposed programs, projects, and fundraisers.
  • Serve on committees to sharpen current skills and develop new ones.
  • Take on a leadership position and participate in targeted leadership development training.


JLP is committed to developing the potential of women.  Many of our members say the relationships they have built is one of the greatest benefits of their membership.

  • Meet other women who want to make a difference in our community.
  • Make new friends, share ideas, and take on challenges for continued personal growth.
  • Expand your personal and professional network while working with other members on League projects, programs and events.

The very first Junior League was formed by Mary Harriman in 1901.  News of her League’s accomplishments spread quickly, and women in cities across North American began to form their own Leagues.  Our guiding organization, the Association of Junior Leagues International (AJLI), was formed in 1921.  The Junior League of Pueblo became an official member of the AJLI in 1977.  Prior to that time, the ladies group which became Junior League of Pueblo had been hard at work serving the community since 1926 under the names Service League of Pueblo (1937-1977) and Beta Tau Delta (1926-1936).

As a recognized leader in the community, the Junior League of Pueblo has provided the imagination, volunteer support, and financial backing for community programs large and small. Some familiar Pueblo fixtures that began as Junior League projects include:

  • Buell Children’s Museum
  • Bonfils Blood Center
  • Pueblo Day Nursery

How Do I Join?

Membership Criteria

  • Enthusiastic, energetic woman interested in growing and learning through voluntarism.
  • At least 18 years of age by September 1 of the year in which you join.
  • Reside within a 40-mile radius of Pueblo city limits, excluding El Paso County.
  • Willing to share your talents with the community for a minimum of five years of active service.

Junior League’s Levels of Membership

  • New Member (Provisional): First year of membership
  • Active: Members who are currently serving the community through League projects.
  • Senior Active: Members who have completed at least five years as an Active member and want to be a bit less involved.
  • Sustaining Member: Members who have completed at least five years as an Active member and want limited activity.
  • Emeritus: Sustaining Members who have reached the age of 80 years and have requested Emeritus membership.


New and Active Members:

  • Attend meetings and assist with community programs and fundraisers.
  • Pay annual dues.

New Members are additionally required to:

  • Attend a Provisional Orientation.
  • Participate in the planning and/or execution of the Provisional Project, if one is completed.

Transferring from a Different Junior League?

The JLP welcomes transfer members!  To begin the transfer process, please request a transfer from your current Junior League.  AJLI will confirm when your transfer has been processed.  For more information or assistance please email  We look forward to meeting you!