Thursday, May 9, 2013
No Robert's Rule of Orders Here!
When Judy said we were scheduled to yack about Hot Cross Buns and the writing adventures of Judy and Sarah at a Junior League of Spokane meeting I kind of felt sick.
Note: Judy and I put our time in with the Junior League. I met some of my best of friends there (as my mother said I would when I moved back to Spokane in the mid-80s), including Judy. Yes sir, we worked -- excuse my language -- our asses off! There were rummage sales, golf exhibitions, countless committee meetings and the infamous General Membership Meetings that often ran late into the night. Alas, I did become a pro at Robert's Rule of Order, which is something everyone should know whether they like it or not.
So, yeah, I was a little taken aback at the thought of communing with JLSers about Hot Cross Buns at "a meeting." And then Judy patiently explained "No, ignance, they have a book group."
And I'll be damned, they do! And there isn't a fund raising or training twist, just good company and fun. One thing that hasn't changed? JLS gatherings always promise good food.
If this book group is any indicator, it seems to me JLS is re-inventing itself. Yes, it's still a crack training organization, but guess what? They seem to be -- for lack of a better term -- balancing the load.
"Have fun." is not in any Junior League bylaws. Back in the day, we found fun folding rummage for hours and hours at the fairgrounds or tending a two-year load that was the golf exhibition. Basically, we were like cheap dates.
There is no way Judy and I could have found time to write a book AND do Junior League. Our plates was full enough with the cookbook.
I wonder how many current Junior Leaguers were tots when their mom were active members and decided "No way in he-double-hockey-sticks am I doing what mom did!" Lesson well learned, I say.
Keep having fun!