Las Profesionales

Las Profesionales is an auxiliary of the San Pedro-South Bay chapter of National Assistance League®. Founded in 1992, the primary goal of Las Profesionales is to hold fundraising events that support all the philanthropic programs of the chapter. Meetings and functions are held in the evenings and on weekends to enable women who are employed to participate. Besides supporting the chapter, Las Profesionales philanthropic programs include the assembly and distribution to hospitals of Assault Survivor Kits and scholarships for forensic nurses, the first scholarship of this type to be offered in the United States.

How to Join

Call (310) 832-8355 or email alsp-sb@sbcglobal.net and leave your contact information for the Las Profesionales’ Membership Chairman. Those interested in pursuing membership will be invited to attend one of our meetings and to learn about our philanthropies and the goals, rewards and responsibilities of membership. You can discover if membership in Las Profesionales and the Assistance League of San Pedro-South Bay is a way you would like to serve your community.

Dues

The fee for participation as a member is $100 for the first year and $80 per year thereafter. (National Assistance League dues are included) Other financial obligations are to purchase a ticket to the annual fundraiser, A Day at the Races, held the first Saturday in May, and to acquire a minimum donation of $50 for the silent auction.

Membership Requirements

Members are required to volunteer their time for our fundraising and philanthropic projects. A minimum of 20 hours a year is requested. Day at the Races, held at Santa Anita Racetrack in May, is our major fundraiser. All members must help with one of the many committees that work to make the fundraiser a success.

Members also volunteer with Las Profesionales’ two philanthropies, Assault Survivor Kits® and the Forensic Nursing Scholarships.

Members attend monthly Las Profesionales meetings. Meetings are held at the Chapter House on the third Wednesday of each month, except in July, August and December. Meetings include a social time at 5:30pm with refreshments and an interesting speaker before the business meeting convenes. Volunteer hours are earned for attending meetings.

Our members may also volunteer at the chapter’s gift shop, dental center, post office, Weaver’s luncheonsAssisteens®, Holiday Boutique, and special events.

Projects

Forensic Nursing Scholarships

Scholarships are given to selected individuals who choose to advance their training in a career as a forensic nurse.

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Assault Survivor Kits

Las Profesionales provides kits with clothing and hygiene products to hospitals and emergency rooms to be distributed to victims of sexual assault.

Fundraising

Las Profesionales hosted its annual A Day at the Races at Santa Anita Park on Saturday, May 6, 2023. The event, held to coincide with the Kentucky Derby, is our major fundraiser. A grand buffet luncheon is served and a silent auction is held. Of course, attendees have the option of betting on the horses. Kentucky Derby style hats are encouraged. Over 100 guests attended the last event and approximately $10,000 was raised.

Social Activities

Social activities have included summer beach parties, holiday gatherings, social exchanges/dinners at members’ homes, card parties, and coming soon, a Murder Mystery night.

We hope you will consider joining us! Las Profesionales is a great way to give back to the community while making lasting friendships. For further information or to submit your membership application, please contact our Membership Chairperson at the numbers listed under “How to Join”.