League Co-Chairs to Boutique Co-Chairs: Serving a Community Placement

Both Cat Enenbach and Ashley Rich have dedicated countless hours of service to the Junior League of Omaha. Serving as Big Red Block Party Co-Chairs and in other leadership positions across the League, the 2020-2021 League year looks a little different for Cat and Ashley. These two dedicated volunteers chose a community placement, allowing them to dedicate more time to be Co-Chairs of the Rose Theater Guild’s Boutique.

What is Community Placement

Members like Cat and Ashley, who actively volunteer for multiple or major non-League community events and organizations that require increased involvement, are able to participate in a community placement. A community placement takes the place of a traditional committee placement. While members are able to serve on other community boards for placement credit, they are still required to attend five General Membership Meetings and fulfill their impact volunteer shifts.

Why They Chose Community Placement

After working full-time as a labor and delivery nurse, and as an adjunct professor at the Creighton College of Nursing, all while finishing her Master’s, serving as the League’s New Member Chair, volunteering at non-League organizations and giving birth to her second child, Cat was in need of a less time-intensive League placement. Instead of a traditional committee placement, she applied for a community placement which allows her to serve as the Rose Theater Guild’s Boutique Co-Chair alongside Ashley, who also opted for community placement.

Since Ashley served as Big Red Block Party Co-Chair, Cookbook Co-Chair and Corresponding Secretary and was double placed on the Communications Committee for some of these positions, she wanted to take a step back and dedicate more time to other organizations that she’s a part of. Along with being a Co-Chair for the Rose Theater Guild’s Boutique, Ashley also serves as the Friendraiser Chair for the Omaha Children’s Museum Guild and Vice President of the Miss Omaha/Miss Douglas County Scholarship Program for her placement.

Cat and Ashley Serving in the Community

As Boutique Co-Chairs, Cat and Ashley manage the Rose Theater Guild’s second largest source of funds. Ina normal year, they would manage volunteers and stock the Boutique allowing theater patrons to roam and purchase show themed items. However, with the Boutique being closed, Cat and Ashley are having to find creative ways to sell items while encouraging social distancing. To do this, they have created the “Boutique Box,” a box of show themed crafts, snacks and other knick knacks. While selling and distribution logistics are still up in the air, these incredible volunteers aren’t letting Coronavirus stand in their way.

For more information on community placement, email placement@jlomaha.org.

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