“Volunteers aren’t paid because they’re worthless; it’s because they’re priceless”
At the recommendation of my dear friend Echo, I went to my first Junior League of Phoenix informational session a few years back. While I was pleasantly surprised by what the organization stood for and the women I met, I couldn’t commit to a year of meetings, events, fundraising, and, of course, volunteering. Flash forward two years and the Junior League has still been on my mind. After giving it much thought I decided to go for it and submitted my application to be a Junior League of Phoenix provisional member for the 2013-2014 league year.
Last night I took the plunge and attended my first Junior League event.
My first meeting was held at none other than the Frank Lloyd Wright influenced, Arizona Biltmore. This meeting was actually the 2012-2013 year-end meeting before the JL summer break. Along with other provisional/prospective members, I was introduced to the organization through hearing about the year’s successes and reflections on jobs well done.
The Gold Room was filled with 300 well spoken women carrying designer handbags while donning sheath dresses and shiny hair. Part of me fears that I cannot live up to this standard of perfection while another voice challenges that I am their equal in many ways.
My JLP career doesn’t officially start until August yet I’m excited for the prospect of a full year ahead of challenges and new friends.
— My bestest Monica