The 2nd Annual Women of Achievement Awards
By Tiffany Grizzle
“What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.” – Jane Goodall
Last spring, I found myself at a large table, having wonderful conversations over a beautiful lunch with several people I had the pleasure of meeting just that afternoon. Ours was one of many tables in a much larger banquet room and throughout the afternoon, we had the honor of being introduced to neighbors in our community who were doing absolutely amazing things; things that we may never had learned of if it weren’t for the reason we were all gathered there – the Light ‘n’ Heart Awards and Women of Achievement Luncheon presented by the Rotary Club of Parker Cherry Creek Valley. Like most people, I believe, I try and do what I can for others. I volunteer at my children’s schools; I participate in fundraisers and charitable events and donate my time or money when and where I can when I am moved to do so. I realize I can always do more but I was completely awestruck by just how much more is possible. The women recognized at last year’s awards, especially the young women in our community, and the work they are doing within the community is absolutely astonishing.
This year’s 2nd Annual Women of Achievement Luncheon also serves as a 30 year celebration for all Rotary International Women. The Light ‘n’ Heart Awards were created to recognize the achievements of women in Douglas County for their leadership and service. Meeting in the Rotarian spirit of “Service Above Self,” this very special afternoon is sure to be another unforgettable event, and one that you will not want to miss. Tickets are available now (www.WomenAchieve.net) and this event is open to all community members and businesses. This year’s incredible nominees, none of whom asked to be put in the spotlight, will be most humbly accepting the recognition they so genuinely deserve.
Light ‘n’ Heart Awards will be presented to deserving nominees in the following categories: Achievement in Innovation, Achievement in Leadership, Achievement in Organizational Enhancement, Achievement in Service to Others, Mentoring Women, Young Women of Achievement & Unsung Heroine
The afternoon will include a Proclamation given by Rotary District 5450 Governor Bill Downes, and keynote addresses by Former 5450 Governor Mary Kay Hasz, Rotary President Mike Dunkel, Rotary Women Past, Present and Future and former Rotary President and Parker Mayor Mike Waid.
As someone who thoroughly enjoyed last year’s luncheon and ceremony, I would highly encourage attending – you’ll meet some remarkable people and leave incredibly inspired, perhaps wanting to lend your talents and time to one of the recipient’s causes or be motivated to pursue your own passion.
The Women of Achievement Awards take place
Wednesday, May 3rd 11am-1pm at the
Denver Marriott South in Lone Tree
For Tickets, go to www.WomenAchieve.net