Occupation: Licensed attorney, Administrative Law Specialist for the Michigan Tax Tribunal Residence: Haslett Family: Husband, Corey; two mini golden doodles, Riley and Audi Hobbies: Going to the park, working out, softball Leah Arendt was looking for a way to give back to the community, and once she heard about Junior League of Lansing she had found the perfect solution. She loves Junior League because it’s a catch-all for volunteerism in Lansing providing plenty of different opportunities to get involved. Q: Having recently joined Junior League, how did you become interested? A: After graduating law school and having all of my law school friends move away, I found myself trying to think of ways to meet local women in the area. I also wanted to become more active in the community. A co-worker of mine mentioned that she recently joined Junior League, so I thought this would be a perfect match for what I was looking for. Q: What have you been getting out of the experience so far? A: Junior League has exceeded my expectations. I was immediately impressed with how structured their organization is and how friendly the current members are … I have gained things money can’t buy: friendships and that good feeling you get after doing a good deed. I look forward to what the next year will bring as an active member with Junior League. Q: Why would you recommend others become involved with Junior League? A: It’s like a family. The members work together for a common goal and are very supportive. It’s a great way to meet local women in the area with the same values in wanting to make a difference in the community. There are so many different aspects to the organization, as well. If you enjoy coordinating community service projects, there is a Community Service Committee. Or if you enjoy coordinating functions, you can be a part of the Members Relations Committee. There are so many opportunities to explore different areas that you may not be able to experience at your daily job.