What’s in it for ME????
Each of us has had a lasting impact on another person at some point in our lives and likely to a fellow clubwoman. These connections have not only helped others but have cultivated friendships you will treasure for a lifetime. Mentoring takes on all shapes and sizes and could be a quickly found solution or acting as an advisor for a much longer period of time.
If you are a newer member who do YOU consider your mentor? Does she KNOW you look to her for advice and guidance through club work? Often, we help other clubwomen and friends/acquaintances without really thinking of ourselves as mentors and it would be refreshing for you to take a moment and thank her. You will make her day!
If you are a seasoned member take some time to find a newer member or another seasoned member and become her mentor. Help a new member acclimate to your club’s activities or help a returning member become re-engaged in club work. Those extra few minutes you allow for conversation will show compassion and perhaps the kindness they need to brighten their day!
Mentoring is all about building the connection between members. It is not always a seasoned member mentoring a new member – it could be a newer member has talents a seasoned member may need. The time it takes to mentor is minimal compared to the lasting impact YOU will have on another and think of the friendships you will make that will last a lifetime!
Be sure to read the Winter 2021 edition of the GFWC Clubwoman Magazine for more details!
Kim Fulcher, GFWC-NC President-elect, [email protected]
Hope Hockaday, GFWC-NC Director-elect of Junior Clubs, [email protected]