Katie R

Member since 1996

How did you find out about Marlborough Juniors?

I was asked to go to meting by a friend who was member.

What convinced you to join?

Seeing the friendships and volunteer effort

What positions have you held in club?

All officer positions, several chairmanships, now treasurer

What has been your favorite project(s) in club and why?

One of my favorite was the room make-over; another was the spelling bee we did when grade 4-5 were called Intermediate Elementary

What do you like best about being a Marlborough Junior?

That we all come from different backgrounds and come together for the betterment of our community both local and the larger one

Has Marlborough Juniors contributed to your leadership skills and experience?

Absolutely! Being a chairman and being an officer have given me confidence that I can take on a project or the responsibility of a position and succeed. Also the workshops at conferences have helped me learn skills I can use as an elected official as well as being confident I can take on roles at state level.

Briefly describe the culture of Marlborough Juniors:

It has evolved in my 20 years as a member-when I first joined I was a mom with young children and club did activities that involved the kids, we went strawberry picking, we had Bunny breakfast & took pictures with Santa. We were also a smaller group after some internal issues, however, we did more hands on volunteering. Now my kids are grown but I miss the family events. As club has grown over past few years, there has been some sense we are more social than a volunteer group with a mission of service for the community. I think we are a group of volunteer women who have fun while “trying to accomplish something, not merely to exist.”

What is your guilty pleasure (TV show, sweet treat, etc.)?

My guilty pleasure is chocolate.

What are you passionate about?

I am passionate about Marlborough, the city where I have lived the longest, where I have raised my children and had the good fortune to serve as an elected official for past 20 years.

What is your favorite app or social media outlet?

We have been a TV-less house for past 35 years, but I have become a fan of watching TV on my Ipad using Netflixs or Amazon Prime

What is your dream vacation spot?

Walking tour of Ireland

If Hollywood made a movie of your life; what actor would you like to see play the lead role as you?

I have no idea.

If someone wrote a biography about you, what do you think the Title should be?

Look at her now!