Monday’s Post Is Full Of…Blah

25 Oct

My “placement” in the Junior League (don’t you dare make a gagging noise) involves our new members. We train them on how to be the best little volunteers they can be during our monthly meetings. My friend Cecilia does, rather. I get to come up with fun ways for them to get to know each other. My placement kicks her placement’s a**.

Here are the questions I got them to answer last week, with my answers filled in. (Because it’s Monday, and I got nothin’ else, y’all.)

*Click on the image to enlarge it.

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4 Responses to “Monday’s Post Is Full Of…Blah”

  1. zeebah October 26, 2010 at 4:34 pm #

    No gagging here. How does one get involved in Junior League? I know I have certain pre-conceived notions about it- heavily perfumed, fancy "fake" ladies (and by fake I mean that syrupy sweet stab you in the back kind of fake). Is it mostly about volunteering, is it a social thing? I'm honestly curious.

  2. Charles Apple October 28, 2010 at 4:07 am #

    And South Africa? Really? I'm going back there next week. I'll be there through mid-Christmas, when the company for which I'm consulting will send me home for the holidays. Then, they'll fly me back in early January and I'll work there until late February.This is a bit of a bookend for the three months I spent there last year, too.Why your attraction to South Africa, if you don't mind me asking?

  3. Mandi October 28, 2010 at 3:03 pm #

    Z-The gag factor part of the JL is that you have to be invited by two "sponsors" (other members). But then, it's all about volunteering. We lend our members to other organizations who need us (like food banks, festivals, benefit walks, whoever needs us, really). And, we also raise a whole heap of money with our two biggest fundraisers, the "Attic Sale" (which is basically a huge yard sale) and golf tournament. (Organizations apply for grants to get our "dough") And, members are required to have a certain number of volunteer hours completed in a year.We have some social events, but our JL isn't as hoity-toity as other cities. 🙂

  4. Mandi October 28, 2010 at 6:17 pm #

    Charles-I read (either on your blog or FB, or both) that you were going back. I'm glad that you'll get to be home for the holidays this time!I had a theater class in college with a guy who grew up in South Africa. He talked about the western cape region (I think that's what it's called) a lot. And just a lot about SA in general. So, he peaked my interest, I guess.Safe travels to you!-M

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