(Gary Northwest Indiana)
I was five months pregnant with my second child when I was inducted into the Gary Northwest Indiana Chapter of Jack and Jill of America, Inc. As a practicing Attorney at the time, many of my colleagues were already involved in our chapter. Having a professional and organizational link served as a tie that would bind me and my family and my chapter became a village that I would do anything to grow and serve. I became a servant leader holding almost all of the elected positions at the Chapter level including President, Regional Parliamentarian, and National Bylaws Chair. There is always a cost: be it time, financial, or sometimes emotional. However watching my children grow with their friends and Jack and Jill family has been priceless and therefore worth every virtual penny.