Janie Boylan –
MFi Volunteer Award Nominee
Janie Boylan was nominated for recognition in the Medfield Foundation volunteer awards by Meghan Glenn. This was Meghan’s wonderful description of all that Janie has accomplished:
Primary organization or initiative where she/he volunteers: MCPE
Other organizations where she/he volunteers: Girl Scouts, Medfield K-8 PTO (Winter Carnival), All Night Graduation Party
How many years has the nominee be donating her/his time? 7 years
Janie has never met a challenge that she was not willing to take on. While starting as a classroom volunteer, room parent, and chairperson of a PTO committee, Janie now serves as an active member of the Medfield Coalition for Public Education, Girl Scout and Daisy Scout Leader, and member of the All Night Graduation Party decorating Committee. (She is also the resident artist who sells lovely water colored cards and custom paintings of homes through out Medfield.) Besides being the MCPE graphic artist, Janie has completely revamped the web design for the Coalition, helped in setting up and running the online auctions, Spelling Bee, Trivia Nights, and will chair the 2018 Fall Ball. She will serve as the co-President next year. Janie also co-chaired the Winter Carnival Committee from 2013-2016. In addition to creating and maintaining a webpage for the carnival, Janie oversaw the organization and handling of the over 300 volunteers needed to run an event like the carnival. Likewise, she was pivotal in organizing all games and procuring toy donations from various businesses to use as prizes. In fact, from January to March for years her living room was taken over by boxes upon boxes of toys and prizes waiting to be won. Her tireless energy, commitment to work, limitless creativity and positive attitude is inspiring. As a leader to the Girl Scouts, Janie has created a town wide website as well as provided positive role modeling to groups of young Medfield girls for 6 years now. Currently, Janie has taken an active role in helping her 5th grade troop achieve a “Bronze Award” for their work in educating the town about pollinating bees. She has been instrumental in organizing such events as “Boo Bowling” and the annual Daddy daughter dance. Janie also lends her artistic abilities to the All Night Graduation Party committee and has helped create the fantastic decorations that grace the halls of the high school for our graduating seniors. In addition to all of her endeavors, Janie is also mother to three children in the Medfield School system and a wonderful and generous friend. She is very humble about all her contributions to our town and this is why I feel she should be recognized for her hard work!
The public is invited to the reception that will honor all the nominated volunteers at 3PM on Sunday April 8 at The Center.
The Medfield Foundation volunteer awards are made possible through the generous sponsorship of Roche Bros. and Brothers Marketplace, as well as a contribution for Rockland Trust.