by Sarah Connelly
Meet New Member, Lindsay Durniak! After learning about the Junior League of Boston from her mother, Lindsay attended an open house for prospective new members last spring. With great enthusiasm, Lindsay decided to join the League. Currently, Lindsay is a new member and encourages everyone to take the lead and join!
During her New Member year, Lindsay’s goals were to develop many friendships, surround herself with like-minded, strong women and attend trainings and networking events to advance in her career. When you decide to join the Junior League of Boston, you are placed into a New Member Group. As a group, you plan social outings and learn more about the organization from your new member advisors. To bring her new member group together after the New Year, Lindsay organized a potluck for her group where everyone can come together and catch up over delicious snacks and treats. In addition to planning socials, she has been able to attend two General Membership Meetings (GMMs) where she was able to hear women discuss the importance of leadership, and select the cause of the year—Domestic Violence Awareness. Through the various networking opportunities offered, Lindsay feels she has built the skills necessary to be an effective leader in her community and workplace.
In addition to socials and trainings, Lindsay is a part of the Communications Council. When asked about her placement choice, she explained, “I chose my placement because I wanted to understand how the League works operationally through an internal perspective, and be able to be a part of a council that lets members know what events are coming up and how to get more involved with the League.” As part of the Communications Council, Lindsay shares updates and information about the league’s various trainings through social media.
To all prospective members considering membership, Lindsay strongly encourages you to join the League. “If someone told me they were considering joining the League, I would be ecstatic! I would tell them that you get out of it what you put in, and although we all have busy schedules at times, being able to be a part of this community of strong women who lead in their careers and in the Boston community is so rewarding and worth it…my life has changed for the better and I wouldn’t have it any other way!”
Interested in learning more about the Junior League of Boston? Consider signing up for a prospective member open house! We cannot wait to meet you!
- March 18th, 2019, 6:30PM-8:30PM
- March 24th, 2019, 2:00PM-4:00PM
- April 1st, 2019, 6:30PM-8:30PM
*All Open Houses will be held at the Junior League of Boston’s Headquarters on Newbury Street.