The 2023 ALNV board
Our members recently capped off another successful year with a celebratory luncheon at a local restaurant.  In addition to enjoying the good food, our members relished the camaraderie of great friends while reflecting on our impressive accomplishments over the past 12 months.  At this event, we also thanked the outgoing members of the board and welcomed the new board members, and recognized some of our marvelous members who contributed to our successes.
ALNV members enjoying good food and friends at the 2023 installation luncheon

We provided two awards originated by our National Assistance League:

  • Our continuing President, Gina Glenn, received the Ann Banning Award for her leadership during the two past years in guiding the many ways our chapter has expanded.
  • Carol Tether received the Ada Edwards Laughlin Award for her past service as a board member and sustained commitment to the chapter more recently in a ‘behind-the-scenes’ capacity.

We also recognized six other members with chapter awards for their contributions to our achievements.  Three members were recognized as Shining Stars for their dedication to a particular program or issue:  Betsy Brand, Janet Fortney, and Carrie Sawicki.  Two newer members, Josephine Johnson and Debbie Doody, received Supernova Awards for their willingness to begin helping with our various programs with great enthusiasm almost as soon as they became members.  We also recognized Doug Ross as an Unsung Hero for the many improvements he has made to organize and update our website.

ALNV members having a great time and great food at the 2023 Installation luncheon!


Our chapter is blessed with dedicated members who are committed to helping the most vulnerable in our community.  The camaraderie and enthusiasm our members expressed at the luncheon bode well for another phenomenally successful year!

ALNV members enjoying great food, good times, and camaraderie at the 2023 installation luncheon.

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