Change is something that the Junior League of the Palm Beaches, Inc. looks forward to each year as they embark on a new season ripe with possibility. On September 18th, the organization kicked off their 78th year with their first General Membership Meeting at the DoubleTree on PGA Blvd in Palm Beach Gardens. As always, the event is a comingling of both new, active and sustaining Junior League members. After enjoying a meet-and-greet with effervescent conversation (and cocktails), as well as light bites – guest speaker, Christina Lambert took the mic to touch on a topic that has become synonymous with JLPB: change.
“Be the change you wish to see in the world” is an apropos motto for a woman whose passion for her community is unprecedented. Raised in a blended family, Christina learned early on the value of hard work, camaraderie, and family. Parlaying these values into a successful and rewarding career, she served as West Palm Beach City Commissioner for District 5, and Executive Director of Leadership Palm Beach County – where she brought together leaders from across the county to examine pressing local issues such as economic development, education, homelessness, and public safety.
Education is woven into the DNA of the JLPB organization – from spreading the word about Eye & Ear Screening for Palm Beach County children to mentoring and empowering local youth through an involvement with the DeGeorge Boys & Girls Club. So, it’s no surprise that they teamed up with Lambert who has also served at the helm of the Education Foundation of Palm Beach County as President and CEO, and has been a Productivity Strategist, improving the corporate businesses of local CEOs and business professionals. On April 5, 2018, Christina was sworn in as the next West Palm Beach City Commissioner for District 5. All in all, the first GMM of 2018 was a night to celebrate old friends, as well as fresh, new beginnings. This year’s agenda is already poised to be impactful – with the launch of a Diversity and Inclusion Task Force, a 10th year of Deck the Palms (the highly-anticipated holiday market), and a 68th year of Cotillion Academy, which is rooted in tradition, yet always manages to be of-the-moment. It all kicks off with a crimson-hued hurrah at JLPB’s annual Lady in Red soiree hosted at The Royal Poinciana Plaza on Friday, September 21 at 6:30 p.m..
For more information about Junior League of the Palm Beaches, visit www.jlpb.org or call 561-689-7590. To connect with the women of the League and get an inside look at their involvement in the Palm Beach community, visit its Facebook page at www.facebook.com/JuniorLeaguePB or its Instagram account, @JuniorLeaguePB.
The Junior League of the Palm Beaches is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women and improving communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Our purpose is exclusively educational and charitable. The Junior League welcomes all women who value our Mission statement. We are committed to inclusive environments of diverse individuals, organizations and communities.