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1921 - Junior League of Sioux City Organized

Quotes and information obtained for the Sioux City Journal Archives

"The Junior League, a volunteer social service organization, composed of the younger social set in Sioux City, has been organized here and a charter has been obtained from the national headquarters in New York City. Mrs. Leonard Manley is president of the new organization..." The 10 charter members saw a need for a definite organization for volunteer services." 

"One of the notable features of the organization, which has much to do with its success in other cities and which has been adapted by the Junior League of this city, is a rule which requires attendance at all meetings."

"Just as soon as the League was organized, the members began work..."

                                                                                                                                                              

1923 - Members have Jolly Time Sewing Garments at the Crittenton Home

"Provisional members met to sew dresses and other clothing items for the babies and children of the Florence Crittenton Home." At this point, the League had grown from just 10 original members to 40. It appears that League had its own section in the Sunday edition of the Sioux City Journal, which featured the Leagues happenings and community work.

Quotes and information obtained from the Sioux City Journal Archives

1937 - Junior League to Open Well Baby Clinic BranchMembers have Jolly Time Sewing Garments at the Crittenton Home

Junior League workers coordinated a well-baby clinic in a location that allowed children from South Leeds, north Morningside, Greenville and the East Side of Sioux City to attend. ´┐╝Community house secretary, Mary Treglia, states in the article that “many mothers in the surrounding districts will now be able to bring their babies to this clinic even through the cold weather...´┐╝´┐╝”


Quotes and information obtained for the Sioux City Journal Archives