Month: August 2013

Q&A with JLS President Rebecca Wilson

It’s a new year for the Junior League of Seattle, which means another opportunity to welcome a new and fabulous President. So who really is Rebecca Wilson? There is little doubt that she is one busy lady, but we managed to steal a few moments so you could get to know a bit more about Rebecca, both in and beyond the Junior League.

Getting down to business…

1. In what year and why did you join the Junior League?
I joined the Junior League of Seattle in 2007 to meet more people. I was involved in a few organizations at the time, but wanted to connect with some like-minded women around my age while finding out more about how I can better serve the community.

2. What has been your favorite JLS experience thus far?
There have been so many! My favorite placement was Project Development Chair. It was a great way to learn about all of our community programs in-depth. I highly recommend a placement on this committee to everyone!

3. During your first year in JLS, did you ever imagine yourself as President?
Not at all! As I became more involved in the League and began to move around in leadership and realized it would be an amazing experience.

4. What one thing are you looking forward to the most during your year as President?
There are many things I am looking forward to related to our 90th Anniversary, but I think the thing I look forward to the most is meeting members through all of the upcoming projects and activities.

5. What is the most important lesson when it comes to leadership that you have learned from a past JLS President (or Presidents)?
Several past presidents have reminded me to have fun. I think that this is important for ALL members. We all have such busy lives and many commitments and the Junior League is something that we should all enjoy!

Just for fun…

President Rebecca Wilson

1. If you won an all-expense paid trip for two and had to leave tomorrow, where would you go and who would you take with you?
To the Mediterranean with my boyfriend or best girlfriend.

2. When you were 8, what did you want to be when you grew up?
A teacher

3. Night owl or early bird?
Early bird

4. If your closest friends were asked to describe you using only three words, which three words would they choose?
Outgoing, loud & fun.

5. Where is one most likely to find you on a beautiful, sunny Seattle day?
Green Lake

6. If you could travel in a time machine, would you go back to the past or into the future?
The future, because the past is the past; we should always look ahead to future.

7. If you could invite any three people to dinner (past or present), who would you choose?
Martin Luther King Jr., my great grandparents and President Obama.

8. First on the dance floor or content to observe?

9. What is your favorite quote?
If you can dream it, you can do it ~ Walt Disney

10. Finish this sentence: “Ten years from now I will be ___________ .”
Grateful for all the experiences I have had.