The Mission of St. Lucy’s Auxiliary to the Blind is to encourage and inspire a lifetime commitment of volunteer service in young women. The Auxiliary honors qualified candidates with the Joan of Arc Medallion while raising funds for the visually impaired.

The Junior Medallion Program

The Junior Medallion Program

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The Junior Medallion Program supports young women in their desire to become useful volunteers while making the experience enjoyable from June of their eighth-grade year through November of their senior year. St. Lucy’s Auxiliary does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color or creed.

The Registration process for the Junior Medallion Program officially begins on May 1st of a potential candidate’s eighth-grade year. The “Request for Invitation” form will be available on this website at a predetermined time that will be communicated through this website. This form should be completed according to instructions on the form and returned immediately as our program fills very quickly. This form is only available online during the registration period. If the form is not available, then the class has been filled. Please contact juniormedallion@gmail.com for possible addition to the wait list. (Girls are moved from the waitlist only by notification from the Credentials Chair.)

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When an applicant is accepted, she will receive an invitation with a reply card, approximately 6-8 weeks after we have received the “Request for Invitation”. To become a fully registered in the Junior Medallion Program, the candidate must have a sponsor, her mother or female guardian must be a member of St. Lucy’s Auxiliary and the reply card must be returned by the indicated date along with the registration fee. A sponsor is a member, in good standing, of St. Lucy’s Auxiliary for at least the past five years. We request that a candidate and her mother secure a sponsor on their own, however, if unable to obtain one through personal contact, St. Lucy’s will provide assistance. It is not a requirement to have a sponsor at this point to assure acceptance.

Mothers or female guardians of Junior Medallion Candidates are required to become members of St. Lucy’s Auxiliary at the time of their daughter’s acceptance. They must remain members until presentation at the Ball in November of the Medallion girl’s senior year. To join, please click the Membership Forms page and look for the New Member Application Form on that page. The annual dues are $50 and we are honored to have you as a member!

Your daughter will then be a Junior Medallion Candidate and assuming that all requirements are fulfilled by her senior year, she will be presented at the Medallion Ball. With the guidance and encouragement of her sponsor, the Junior Medallion member is required to submit her hours to the Credentials Committee to ensure that she is fulfilling a minimum of 25 hours of volunteer service per year in order to attain the 150 required hours of service. The Credentials Committee will contact her when it is time to submit these hours.

Please direct all inquiries to juniormedallion@gmail.com

2018 Registration for the Junior Medallion Program

Thank you for your interest in the Junior Medallion Program.  The registration period is closed for girls in the graduation classes of 2019 through 2022. For addition to our waitlist or answers to questions about our program, please contact juniormedallion@gmail.com.

Inspiration

The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others."

- Mahatma Gandhi