I have been a member of the Junior League since 2002. Which is kind of hard for me to believe. Has it really been that long? Anyway, I have been a member of three different Leagues during this time period. The first two were very large. I worked really hard to be an active presence and to meet people but it is easy to get lost in the crowd. The League I belong to now is much smaller and I just love it. It is easy to get to know people and to be an active and visible participant. I was chosen as a delegate to go to the Association of Junior Leagues International (AJLI) Organizational Development Institute this weekend. It is a chance to get some hard-core training in lots of League areas and I can't wait. I would never have had this opportunity in a larger League. One of the things I most value about the Junior League are the training opportunities. I have learned so much as a volunteer.
The conference is going to be in Anaheim. I am going with three other women. I don't know them at all and I'm a little worried that they might not be very fun to go with. Plus, we are living at 3:45am tonight!!! That is going to be really tough for a nauseous pregnant woman like me. I can't wait to get to the conference, though. It ends fairly early each day so I am scheming about how I can go to Disneyland Saturday evening. Even if it is just to walk around and go in the Haunted Mansion I would be happy. (although I have been dying to try the new FINDING NEMO ride) I'll be gone until Sunday evening so I probably won't get to post for a few days. Anyway, I hope you all have a wonderful weekend and Veterans' Day. And send me good wished for a safe journey. I'll need them!