14 May 2009

Zonta Woman of Achievement Honoree

For me, a blog is meant to highlight one's life and times, and one of the things I tend to do is to record meaningful events in my life. If I come across as bragging, I apologize in advance for my tone. I am just darned excited about this recent event in my life!

My friend Linda nominated me for the Zonta Woman of Achievement award that is given to a woman in our city for her contributions to our community. Many many women are nominated. Once nominated, there is an application process and I decided to go through the application. I received notification that I was selected to be one of ten honorees in our city!

Today was the luncheon to honor those selected by the Kansas City Zonta Cluba as Women of Achievement honorees. Here is a pictoral view of the event!

One of our speakers was the First Lady of Missouri, Georgeanne Nixon. Ann Covington, the first woman to sit on the Missouri Supreme Court spoke as well. The ten nominees were introduced to the 900 attendees. So were the five scholarship winners as well. We ate lunch, saw a few presentations and then the winners were announced. A Lifetime Achievement winner is presented, then the 2009 Woman of Achievement is announced. The winner this year was Dr. Carolyn Mahoney, the president of Lincoln University! She is such a quality person and I was glad I got to know her through this event.

All attendees got to take home the yellow roses that were the centerpiece for the tables. Ashley and Bob gave me theirs to add to my own so I have a pretty little bouquet here at home!

I was so honored to be a part of this event and to be honored with the women that were selected. Such good company!


  1. I'm so proud of you, Mom! I love you!

  2. Congratulations Terri!
    What a wonderful honor, you should be proud and no it isn't bragging, just sharing! Cindy

  3. Girl, you brag away because you deserve it!!!!!! I am so proud of you my sweet friend!!!!!! :-)

  4. Congratulations and I know you deserve it! However, I do believe you should have won!

  5. Congratulations, Terri! A wonderful honor!

  6. Congratulations!!!!

    I am sooo happy for you!

    I was at a dinner last night with 300 in attendance so it is fairly easy for me to imagine three times that number...WOW! What an honor!

    You all looked great!

  7. I don't know how anyone can accuse YOU of bragging! This was a GREAT honor and you have every right to feel proud!


  8. Terri, I am so proud of you....woooohoooo!!!!!

    You are such a dear and have always been such a good friend to me. You look beautiful!!!!

    Love you, Barb

  9. Oh wonderful, I know a Zonta Woman! Of course I always knew you were a super hero, dear Terri! You need to start wearing your cape! Hugs and CONGRATULATIONS~all those ladies and you, what a joy!

  10. Wow! Congratulations Terri!! I would say you have bragging rights - what a great honor!


  11. Congratulations, Terri! You don't come across as bragging at all. I think it's important to be able to receive honors when they come to us and it's important to do so graciously, which you did. You look so pretty...love your suit and your smile makes me smile, too.

  12. Wow!!! That is so very awesome!! I am very proud of you too! You have every right to brag, you deserve it!!! BIG HUG

  13. What a wonderful honor!! You looked so pretty in your photos! Congrats!

    Ah, The Capitol Plaza Hotel! We used to stay there when we had our kiddos involved in the Show-Me Games in Colombia! That brings back memories!!


  14. Oh wow! Terri sweetie, CONGRATULATIONS! What a wonderful honour and an amazing achievement too! Wishing you a happy weekend sweet friend!
    Amanda (aka Cottage Contessa)

  15. This is TERRIFIC!!!!
    Super congrats:)

  16. Congratulations Terri. What an honor and all of us who adore you thru your blog are delighted that you shared this honor with us. What a special day and you look radiant in your pretty suit and what lovely yellow roses.

  17. Yay congratulations to you!

  18. Congratulations to a most deserving woman!! But then, you were already a very special woman of the year to me! : )



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