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Letter to the Editor: Women’s dinner was wonderful

Published 9:24am Wednesday, April 17, 2013

A wonderful evening was had by the attendees at the St. Edwards Corcoran Center celebrating the Zonta Club of Austin’s “Woman of Achievement” awards dinner! The food was wonderful, Dr. Earl Thompson’s presentation was wonderful on his travels to Nepal where they have set up a clinic, set up schooling for women and have trained them for medical needs and veterinary help, and then it was on to the awards ceremony.

The Zonta Club of Austin would like to thank the members of the community that nominated six candidates for the Mower County “Woman of Achievement” Award. These women have accomplished great things at work and in the community. The six candidates were: Amy Baskin, Elaine Hanson, Kiersten Hall, Amy Malo, Shelley LeTendre Thompson and Tori Miller. Congratulations to Elaine Hanson who won the 2nd annual award.

We would like to thank the following merchants who so graciously gave gifts to help us raise money for our three scholarships: Accentra Credit Union, American Family Insurance-Lisa Hines, Anderson Memorials, Apollo Liquor, Austin Bruins, Berg’s Nursery, Bursch Travel, Comforcare Good Samaritan, Dairy Queen, Eagles Club, Echo Lanes, Freeborn/Mower Chapter American Red Cross, Harry Hansen, Hearty Geranium, Home Federal Savings Bank, Hormel Foods/Spam Museum, Krueger Trucking, LA Nails, Lou’s Custom Framing, Maurices, Meadow Greens Golf Course, Mower County Chapter/American Red Cross, Olivias Restaurant, Pat Higgins, Perkins Restaurant, Quiznos, River Valley Girl Scouts, Ooh La La, Smyth Company, Stadheim Jewelers, Sterling Café. Sterling Main Street, Sterling State Bank, Top 10 Nails, US Bank, Wrad’s & Rags, and Worlein’s Funeral Home.

With the funds raised from the silent auction items we will be able to continue to do our three scholarships, Young Women in Public Affairs for a high school student, Jane M Klausman for a college student and GED’s for the non-traditional student. This year the Zonta Club of Austin offered its first Non-Traditional Scholarship of $1000 and it was awarded to Tara Krumm.

Thank you to all who attended to help this tradition continue. We hope you will plan to join us again next year to honor women in the community!

Co-Chairs Linda Miller & Cheryl Retterath


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