Hello? Anyone out there?
Gretchen has an almost cute, not-quite supportive post of her own on the rat race that was the past week or so. Launching a new fundraiser is very hard work, and while I can’t claim to have played a major role, I was more involved than I ever was in the League’s other events. It was a smashing success, and I am (again) in awe of the dedication, generosity and talent we have in spades in the Junior League of Charlottesville.
During this unintentional blogging hiatus, there has been reading, a christening, an introduction to CAbi, and Girl Scout Cookies… not necessarily in that order. There’s been knitting too, but no finished objects yet (soon though… because babies are coming – also in spades!).
One of the special details that shows just how brilliant my fellow JLC members are was the “department” signs created by the tween girls in one of our community programs. All of the proceeds from yesterday’s event return to the community via our grants and programs. Not only was it good delegation to get the girls involved, but it allowed them to both benefit from the funds raised AND have a hand in the event. There were dozens of ingenious little webs of connectivity like that woven into the whole event, and that’s what led to the OVERWHELMING success of the day. I do know we exceeded revenue expectations, and I am eagerly awaiting a preliminary accounting.
What are you celebrating today?