My JLW Story
Becky and Meg Jamison have only been in the JLW for a short period of time and became active members in May 2010. They both joined the JLW to meet new people throughout Wilmington, outside of our close-knit group of friends and family, and to make a difference in the community. Becky and Meg recall going to their first provisional meeting was nerve racking because we didn't know what to expect; however, within the first five minutes, familiar faces and friendly women helped ease our anxious nerves. Meg and Becky say they recognized some women with whom we've lost contact with throughout our college years. This past year they were both placed on the Kitchen Tour Committee. “At first, our committee was a group of strangers; however, we quickly turned into close friends! After spending nine months together, we have learned to help one another through our ups and downs, never letting a fellow committee member fail. We have grown so close that we celebrated birthdays and baby showers together. Even though the Kitchen Tour is over, we haven't lost our kitchen tour friends! We are looking forward to many more memories with the JLW!”
Kari Gormley moved from McLean, VA to Wilmington, DE just two months before having her son in 2007. After spending some time in Wilmington, Kari wanted the opportunity to meet new people and make friends. What prompted Kari to join Junior League was that she wanted to be a part of an organization which offered training and could make a difference within the local Wilmington community. Kari states that “Joining the Junior League gave her the chance to meet many interesting, fun ladies, while making an impact with local nonprofits.” She has been a member for two years and counting.
Christine Keighley (mother Diane Keighley) joined the Junior League of Wilmington in 2008 after finishing her graduate degree. She had grown up being exposed to volunteer work at an early age as her mother, Diane Keighley, was an active member in the Junior League of Wilmington. As a youngster, Christine could have been found helping her mother at the whale sites and other activities around the league. Seeing her mother, Diane, and her friends involved in volunteer activities while having such a great time left a wonderful impression on Christine and she was eager to join. Christine said, “She's been a member of the league for 3 years now and loves every minute of it!”
We want to hear your JLW story! Contact us today and tell us how the Junior League of Wilmington has touched your life. Be sure to write "My JLW Story" in the subject line of the email and include a picture.