In celebration of Assistance League of Amador Valley’s 25th Anniversary, Lois Cox was awarded the Ada Edwards Laughlin Award in recognition of her outstanding behind the scenes effort to support our organization. Ada Edwards Laughlin, co-founder of Assistance League filled the role of hardworking, behind the scenes assistant to Anne Banning, helping to grow Assistance League into a national organization. Much like Ada Edwards Laughlin, Lois can be found behind the scenes doing whatever needs to be done.
Lois has been a member of Assistance League of Amador Valley for 11 years. She has enjoyed participating in a variety of activities, such as Operation School Bell, Clothing the Children, the Social Committee, our Books of My Own Program, The Pleasanton Nursing and Rehabilitation Committee, and the Mad Hatter’s Tea.
President Vicki Gordillo says, “Lois, with her beautiful smile and positive attitude, helps out any way she can. She is an outstanding volunteer.” In a group you can always hear her infectious laugh. She has enjoyed a variety of activities and programs in Assistance League, meeting so many different people along the way. She would like to see our chapter grow so that we can do more in our community.
Always positive and cheerful, Lois is an asset to Assistance League of Amador Valley. To date the most important job Lois has undertaken is communications. She is responsible for sending out all the emails and correspondence to our members. She is what holds our chapter together, especially during these challenging times with the coronavirus. And she does it all behind the scenes.
Receiving this award during our chapter’s 25th year celebration makes it that much more meaningful. The Ada Edwards Laughlin Award was meant for Lois. Congratulations, Lois.
Other recipients of this award are: Jean Cole 2009, Yvonne Smith 2010, Nancy Carter 2013, Marsha Reid 2018, Genene Hill 2019.