Beginning the League Journey: Fall New Member Info Session

By Sharon Mvundura

A librarian, paralegal and teacher walk into a bar. This isn’t the start of a really bad joke, it’s what Central Social Hall was like on Wednesday, August 31 at our new member information session. Women from the Edmonton area were invited to have wine, appetizers and learn more about the Junior League and what we do.


The Membership Committee put together a fantastic event filled with socializing, great information and some personal anecdotes that captured the heart and soul of what makes the Junior League special. The room was filled with diverse women of various ages, ethnicity and professions. I spoke to a communications aficionado who after years of experience in government and academia is flourishing running her own business,  and enjoying her family. A young engineer humbly downplayed the brains that got her into a demanding career, all the while giving examples of very complicated math problems she encountered during her schooling (math scares me).

One woman shared that after working at her company for many years, Junior League was an opportunity for her to find additional purpose beyond her professional life. For past and present Junior League members, that very idea is what brought them to the League in the first place. All  of us are motivated because we want to give back to our community in a meaningful way. As the night came to a close and the last few women chatted before heading home, I felt inspired and excited for the year to come and the amazing work that our League will do with the present and new members that are beginning their Junior League journey.