Cat Lunger is one of the current Board Members At-Large. She joined the League in 2012 after moving from Columbus, Ohio, in order to get involved in the community. Her previous League experience includes serving as Chair of the Membership Advisor committee, and this is her second year serving as an At-Large Board member. Her favorite aspect of the League is Extra Hands—all of them! She says, “I’ve always had a great time getting to know the community organizations and spending time with other league members.” In keeping with her passion for voluntarism, her advice to future League leaders is, “stay calm and volunteer.”
Teamwork is an important part of her leadership role. Cat enjoys working with women from all councils to develop League members and continue the League’s impact on its community. Leadership is also a way to challenge herself in new ways. She says, “The strategic challenges that are part of being in a leadership role are fun and for me, a way to keep a different skill set sharp outside of my daily job roles.” Cat structures her time carefully to make sure each area of her life receives the attention it needs. “I’ll block out time to sit down to complete a task and when the time is up, I stop. It forces me to realistically estimate the time things will take to complete. And, I’ve learned over time, it is always okay to say no.”
When she isn’t at the JLDOC, Cat works in Accounts Payable at Fullsteam Brewery and as a tour guide for Taste Carolina Gourmet Food Tours. She also volunteers on the Crayons2Calculators Fill that Bus committee. Here are a few other things you might not know about Cat:
- Family: Husband Adam, best dog Giza (she’s old and very special)
- Favorite restaurant in Durham or Orange County: Pompieri Pizza
- Best book you have read recently: The Rent Collector by Camron Wright – it was so good!
- Best movie you have seen recently: Kingsman: The Secret Service
- Favorite sports teams: The one with the best tailgate
- What do you like to do for fun? Have drinks with friends on a patio
Thank you, Cat, for staying calm and volunteering with the League!