Before moving back home to New Orleans, I spent four amazing year in Beaufort, SC. They would not have been nearly that amazing had it not been for the Junior Service League of Beaufort. JSLB provided an outlet for me that allowed me to make new friends, actively participate in the Beaufort community, and improve and enhance my leadership skills. I truly cannot imagine my life in Beaufort without the JSLB.
So it is with the same level of excitement, commitment, and motivation that I am embarking on my provisional year with the Junior League New Orleans. A few months ago I attended a potential new member meeting where many of the current leaders of the organization described their experiences in the the league. I was so moved by their genuine love of and dedication to our community that I wanted to stand and clap at the end of each woman's presentation. There's something about women's groups that makes me feel empowered to act. I think when a group of women comes together with a common purpose, in Delta Gamma terms "to "Do Good," there is no limit to what we can accomplish.
Tonight is the first official event for my provisional class. We will be meeting at the Samuel J. Green Charter School, a school that JLNO has supported since 1995. I feel a bit like I am heading off to my first day at a new school. Who will be there? What will it be like? Will I make friends right away? I think I might just have butterflies! I really am so exited and so ready to get involved!
PS - All this talk about Junior LEague reminds me of The Help! Have yall seen the previews yet? I think it's going to be FANTASTIC!!!