When you talk to Parent Talk members, many will say that one of the member benefits they value most highly is the lecture series. July’s Volunteer Spotlight highlights the woman who has made those lectures possible these last two years, and whose dedication and commitment to Parent Talk are an inspiration to us all.
Sari Musmon moved to Needham in 2006 and inquired about Parent Talk even before her first child was born. In her words, “I knew I was going to need a network of people going through the same rollercoaster I was going to be going through.” After Talia was born in 2008, Sari joined Parent Talk and became involved in a playgroup. Her second daughter, Jolie, was born in 2009 and Sari looked forward to the days when her daughters would be old enough to take advantage of more Parent Talk activities.
As a stay-at-home Mom who was looking to get more involved, Sari was approached about taking on the Lecture Chair position. It proved to be a perfect position for her and gave her the chance to feel professional, connect with grown-ups, and build her resume, all while staying at home with her children. Being part of the Board gave her a chance to meet great families and make lasting friendships. Being Lecture Chair gave her the chance to “become star-struck by authors” and meet many well-known experts.
Sari showed her dedication to Parent Talk when she agreed to run Flicks on the Field last year in addition to her role as Lecture Chair. While the weather was less than cooperative, and ultimately the event had to be cancelled, her dedication and organization ensured the event would have been a huge success. We are lucky that she agreed to chair the event again this year (and hopefully the weather will cooperate). Thanks to her persistence, we’ll get to enjoy a viewing of the Lorax on Memorial Field in August.
Sari is always the first one to sign up when we ask for volunteers, and she always has a smile on her face. We’ll miss her enthusiasm on the board this coming year, but we know we’ll see her at Parent Talk events for years to come!
Parent Talk is always ready to welcome new volunteers. To get involved, click here to see our open opportunities.