We have decided to shine the spotlight on Jenni Riehle for her willingness to share her talents and her commitment to the chapter. She most recently stepped up to the challenge of creating our Spring newsletter and also chaired a very fun Crazy Hat Happy Hour to help kick off our year of fun and social events in the Jaycees. Jenni has been with the Lansing chapter for over five years, and has been an asset to the team with her skills in communications and visual arts and supporting new and veteran members alike.
Read on for some Q&A with Jenni!
Jaycees Spotlight on Jenni Riehle
Where do you work and where do you live?
I work for the State Budget Office as a communications analyst and we recently bought a house just south of Mt. Hope by Waverly.
How long have you been a Jaycee? Have you served on the board?
I joined the Jaycees five years ago, in July of 2012. I did serve on the 2015 Board of Directors. It was one of the greatest learning experiences of my life.
What is your most memorable Jaycees moment?
There are so many memories but I think one that will always stick with me was when I planned my first event with the Jaycees, which was a wine tour, and it doesn’t stick with me because it was my first event - it stuck with me because it was that night I felt like I was making actual, meaningful, connections with other members.
I can’t tell you how relieved I was to know I had found an organization of amazing young, motivated, people who I could feel myself around. I was never fond of the stuck up, super professional, awkward networking thing. The Jaycees just felt natural and they made me feel like I had found my tribe.
What is your favorite Jaycee project?
I love Halloween, and therefore, I love doing face painting at Trick or Treat on the Square. Which is crazy, because I don’t care for face painting that much but the costumes make it worth it!
What are the top three highlights of your life?
What song always puts you in a good mood?
Oh, well, that has to be Bad Habit by The Offspring
What is your favorite place or vacation spot?
What advice do you wish you were told your first day as a Jaycee?
Speak up, speak out, don’t be afraid, find people around you with similar goals and get it done