Junior League


LORELAI: All right now honey, tell Grandma that you arrived there [at her house] not a member of the Junior League; I’d like you to leave there the same way.

The Junior League is a women’s volunteer organisation giving service to the community. It was founded in 1901 by Mary Harriman Rumsey, the daughter of a railroad executive, and through its history, many prominent women have been members, including Katharine Hepburn, Eudora Welty, Shirley Temple Black, Eleanor Roosevelt, and Sandra Day O’Connor.

For many years, the Junior League was thought of as a particularly upper-middle class, WASPY-y sort of organisation, but since the late 1970s has worked hard to become more inclusive, and now the membership much more diverse.

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