January 28, 2018

Junior League of Sioux City Activates New Members

On December, 14, 2017, the Junior League of Sioux City activated 6 new members. The new members are:
Kay Osvig, Sioux City

Kay is a transactional attorney with the Crary Huff Law Firm.  She grew up in Okoboji and is a fair-weather runner. Kay will be assisting on the Ronald McDonald House Project this year and was also selected as a member of the 2018-19 Board. 

Latrecia Crum, Sioux City

Latrecia has lived in Sioux City her entire life.  She likes shopping, reading, hiking, and looking forward to new opportunities and paths that are coming her way.  She is now a member of the Discovery Shop Committee.  

Megen Noll, Sioux City

Megen will be serving on the Membership Council, Social committee this year.  

She has 3 boys, is a sports mom, love to travel, and enjoys exercising. In my free time, she is a CASA and love helping the children she is involved with through that volunteer program. She joined Junior League because she loves our community involvement and she looks forward to all the volunteer opportunities we provide. 

Sharese Whitesell, Sioux City

Sharese is a local attorney with the Public Defender's Office.  Sharese will be serving on the Finance Council, Discovery Shop committee.  She enjoys working at the shop and also attended our backpack and Thanksgiving DIAD. 

Jackie Kaufman, Dakota Dunes

Jackie will be working with the Art Center Hands-On Gallery committee the remainder of the year.  She loves to help others and does a lot of volunteering.  When not busy with that, she likes to travel and do crafts. 

January 12, 2018

Junior League of Sioux City Members Help Stuff Backpacks with Perry Creek PTA

On December 12, 2017 members assisted the Perry Creek PTA with the stuffing of backpacks to provide students meals and snacks for weekends. Since the program started they have seen improved attendance and academic performace. The program is funded through grants and fundraising and the backpacks are stuffed by volunteers. Junior League members made quick work of the bag packing due to the great turnout of volunteers.


October 9, 2017

Junior League of Sioux City Accepting Project Applications for 2018-2019

The Junior League of Sioux City is now accepting Community Project Applications for the 2018-2019 Junior League year. Click HERE to find out more about the application process. 

August 15, 2017

Junior League of Sioux City Receives Donation from William E. Johnson Trust

The Junior League of Sioux City was honored to receive an award of over $64,000 from the William E. Johnson Trust in July. The William E. Johnson Trust donated over $2.1 million to 29 charities in the Siouxland area to be used primarily for the treatment, care or needs of Siouxland children. An article about the William E. Johnson Trust can be found on the Sioux City Journal Website.

May 15, 2017

Junior League of Sioux City Announces Membership Awards

The Junior League of Sioux City (JLSC) has announced its membership awards for the 2016-2017 year. The purpose of the awards is to recognize and celebrate outstanding Junior League members for their contributions over the last year of service. Nominations for these awards are accepted from the entire membership of the Junior League of Sioux City.

The “Siouxland Leader” award was presented to Katie Kruse.  Given annually, this award recognizes outstanding leadership in both Junior League of Sioux City and the Siouxland Community. Katie was chosen for this award because of her demonstration of leadership this year. She is very active in Junior League, putting in a lot of time and effort into project development and reaching out to the community to research the needs of various organizations. Her work with other non-profits in the Siouxland area shows that she embodies the values of League and the true spirit of a philanthropist.

The “Spirit of Junior League” award is given to an active or provisional member of Junior League who by her enthusiasm and commitment embodies the spirit of Junior League volunteerism. Keesha Beauchene was awarded this year’s “Spirit of Junior League” award.  Not only is her passion for the community evident, her positivity and enthusiasm for all things Junior League is contagious and reflects in all that she does as a friend, committee member and team player.

The “Volunteer of the Year” award is given to an active Junior League member who best embodies the Junior League mission of developing the potential of women through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers and who has made a lasting difference in Junior League by her actions.  This year’s “Volunteer of the Year” award was presented to Gretchen Cooper.  Gretchen was presented with this award for her commiment to becoming a strong leader in Junior League and for her eagerness to step up whenever help is needed.  Not only has she stepped up into a leadership position next year, she is dedicated to engaging our members in a meaningful experience with Junior League.

The Junior League of Sioux City is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women and improving the community through effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable. The Junior League of Sioux City reaches out to women of all races, religions, and national origins who demonstrate an interest in and commitment to voluntarism. The organization is a member of the Association of Junior Leagues International, which in its 115th year is comprised of over 292 Leagues and 150,000 members. The Junior League of Sioux City is in its 95th year of serving Siouxland.  For additional information on the Junior League of Sioux City or to request information on membership call 712-255-0072 or visit our website at