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!