PHOTO CAPTION: From left to right: Ashley Beal, Lateasha Green (with Child Care of Southwest Florida) Mandy Carter, Kate Davis, Carol Conway (with Child Care of Southwest Florida), Laura Richardson, Ashley Graham, April Voellmecke, Chelsea Davis, Treshe Scerbo, Diane Snyder, Jenny Joerres, Karen Belcher, Katie Armes, Leia Sobieralski and Ashley Yance

Not Pictured: Consuelo Benassi, Stefanie Capps, Elizabeth Crispin, Blaze Douglas, Jillian Geletka, Meghan Gorman and Tessa Kofler

FORT MYERS, Fla. (July 27, 2015) – The Junior League of Fort Myers, Inc. recently welcomed 21 provisional members to active status.

These newest active members include Katie Armes, Ashley Beal, Karen Belcher, Consuelo Benassi, Stefanie Capps, Mandy Carter, Elizabeth Crispin, Chelsea Davis, Kate Davis, Blaze Douglas, Jillian Geletka, Meghan Gorman, Ashley Graham, Jenny Joerres, Tessa Kofler, Laura Richardson, Treshe Scerbo, Diane Snyder, Leia Sobieralski, April Voellmecke and Ashley Yance.

A member of the Association of Junior Leagues International, Inc., the Junior League of Fort Myers, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded in 1966 and made up of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women and improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable.

Twice a year, the Junior League welcomes interested women to join its Provisional Class. Classes last 14 weeks during which time provisional members become familiar with JLFM’s mission, vision and organizational structure by seeing the board, councils and committees in action. They also become informed about Junior League’s community projects and how it supports the Southwest Florida community by participating and developing a community service project, assist with fundraising activities, learn project planning and implementation, and gain hands-on volunteer experience.

At the end of the class, provisional members become active JLFM members with all the benefits of full membership. JLFM memberships are open to all women aged 21 and older of all races, religions and national origin who demonstrate an interest in and commitment to voluntarism.

The JLFM is also a granting organization, providing mini-grants to organizations throughout Southwest Florida’s five-county area to programs that create better life outcomes for our area’s youth. Since 1966, the Junior League of Fort Myers has contributed more than one million hours and more than $1 million to community projects and programs.

For more information, call 239-277-1197 or visit