JLDM is excited to announce the next community issue we'll be working on is foster care, with a focus on teenage girls. We have some immediate activities our member can participate in to support our new issue and will be planning more in the coming weeks and months ahead.


This month members will tour the Youth Emergency Services & Shelter to get a better sense of needs within our community. Additionally, member are busy adopting/tagging ducks for the YESS Duck Derby! We welcome all to join Team JLDM and support this great organization. 


Look for more details on how the Junior League of Des Moines is getting involved in our local community.



As our Jockeys and Juleps event nears, we wanted to focus on a pioneering woman in the field of horse racing. Helen Bates "Penny" Chenery Tweedy.
Penny Chenery was the American woman who bred and raced Secretariat, the winner of the Triple Crown in 1973. At the time she took control of her fathers stable, no horse from Meadow Stable had won the Kentucky derby and she set her sites on acheiving that goal. It turns out, she was able to far exceed her intial goals with the help of a new trainer and a horse she called "Big Red".

Penny led her life as a social activist for women and the sport of racing. She helped found the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation, an organization dedicated to saving racehorses no longer able to compete from abuse and slaughter.

   Photo Credit: AP / Jack Kanthal



Bargain Basket Second Saturday Sale

June 9, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

3811 Ingersoll Ave.

August General Membership Meeting

Aug. 6, 5 p.m. social hour/6 p.m. meeting

Jasper Winery

2400 George Flagg Pkwy

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3811 Ingersoll Ave., Des Moines, IA
(515) 279-5339

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2016 Junior Leagues of Iowa Hill Day

Members from Junior Leagues in Iowa met with their respective legislators on the Hill to advance policies to end human trafficking.

2014 Follies! Fun

Junior League presented the 2014 Follies with lots of memorable acts, such as this one performed by our own members.

Gift Mart 2016!

The Junior League of Des Moines celebrated a successful Gift Mart and are already looking forward to next year! 

Any Kid, Any Where, Sex Trafficking Survivor Stories

Junior League of Des Moines hosted a special screening of this documentary by Fourth Wall Films and Braking Traffik featuring survivors of sex trafficking in the Midwest.


Holiday Small Group Party Fun!