Julie Williams serves as a Sustainer Liaisons on the JLDOC Board. She began her JL career in Raleigh in 2001 and transferred to the JLDOC in 2007. By day she is a senior recruiter for First Citizens Bank, and by night—when she isn’t volunteering with the JLDOC—she is a Girl Scout troop co-leader.
She joined the League to meet new people and get involved in the community. When she became interested in leadership, she began by talking with JL leaders to learn what she needed to do to work toward a position with more responsibility. Serving in a leadership position on the Board has allowed Julie to remain active in the League as a sustainer. She appreciates the opportunities her position affords to weigh in on League issues from the Sustainer perspective.
To maintain balance, Julie advises members to remember that we can only do what we can do. “Me time” is important to schedule in order to recharge and avoid spreading herself too thin. It isn’t all work and no play, however. Her advice to future leaders is, “have fun and make a difference!”
Julie’s experience in the League is diverse, ranging from membership advisor and placement chair to nominating chair and transfer chair to event planning and Bargain Sale. The opportunities created by the Little Leaguers Committee have been Julie’s favorite experiences. It’s a great opportunity for her to share her love for volunteering with her children. Recently, her daughter told her Girl Scout troop about volunteering with the NC Diaper Bank, and the troop rallied to donate a percentage of their cookie sales to the organization.
Here are a few things you may not know about Julie:
- Family: Husband Cole, 2 daughters Regan (10 years old) and Kendall (7 years old)
- Favorite restaurant in Durham or Orange County: Mateo
- Best book you’ve read recently: The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
- Best movie you’ve seen recently: I am embarrassed to say “Trolls: since it seems the only movies these days we watch are kid movies.
- Favorite Sports team(s): ECU Pirates
- What do you like to do for fun?: Spend time with my friends, shopping, reading and going on trips
Thank you, Julie, for your leadership!