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slides: YWCA Rhode Island Names 2013 Women of Achievement

Thursday, September 19, 2013

 

First Lady Stephanie Chafee is one of 11 women to be honored next week at the YWCA Rhode Island's Women of Achievement Luncheon.

YWCA Rhode Island will honor 11 “Women of Achievement” and one organization at its ninth annual awards luncheon on Thursday, September 26, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Kirkbrae Country Club, in Lincoln.

Since 2005, YWCA has sponsored this statewide recognition of women whose accomplishments span the fields of industry, culture and public service. This year’s recipients are a diverse group that includes a nurse, a nun, a veteran state worker, a major in the Rhode Island Air National Guard and a service organization, originally for women, that has been around for 94 years.

GoLocalProv has a sneak peek at the 11 honorees, below. See which Rhode Island women will be featured this year, and share their inspiring stories. 

Also to be honored on September 26th will be the YWCA's Organization of the Year, Quota International in Woonsocket and Pawtucket/Central Falls. Founded in 1919, Quota International is one of the oldest international service organizations for women. Today membership also includes men and youth in North America, South America, the Caribbean, the South Pacific, Southeast Asia and Europe. Its focus is on disadvantaged women and children and hearing impaired persons in communities around the world.

The Woonsocket organization held its first meeting on March 15, 1933, and continues to stay active in the community, raising money to support local and international projects and charities. Among its special local projects is to provide free hearing screenings, accomplished at an annual Health and Hearing Fair.

The public is invited to attend the Women of Achievement luncheon. Tickets are $50 per person or $500 for a “Table of Tribute” that includes 10 tickets and a listing in the program booklet. For tickets, contact Lisa Piscatelli, director of community outreach and special events, at (401) 769-7450 or woa@ywcari.org.

 

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