Dianne Bennett Receives 2020 Ada Edwards Laughlin Award

The Ada Edwards Laughlin Award is named for the co-founder of National Assistance League who remained “less visible”. Recipients are those that exemplify someone who works extremely hard, but often stays behind the scenes.

The following narrative, written by Becky Woodruff, explains why Dianne Bennett is so deserving of this award:

“Dianne Bennett has been a member since 2014. She has always been upbeat and helpful. She has had numerous volunteer positions but seems like she is most often found in her little computer corner of the backroom. She was the office manager for at least two years and then with her usual foresight trained her replacement. When I was on the Board she was always there when I needed her help with supplies, researching the cost of something or answering a question. Her smile and happy disposition make her a fun person to be around. I know she has been in the backroom helping when needed during this crazy “pandemic” closure.”

Nomination letters described Dianne as someone who:

  • Has foresight
  • Happy disposition
  • Ready smile
  • Strong commitment
  • Can do attitude

Key Contributions this year for Dianne:

  • Thrift Shop Manager
  • Assisted Cinderella’s Closet (2019)
  • Reopening of Thrift Shop following COVID-19 Closure
  • Success of Annual Garage Sale

Assistance League is very fortunate to have this special lady as member, and part of the Boise Chapter, because of all the work she continues to do behind the scenes!

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