2009 already promises to be a busy and exciting one for CMA, but I also need to remember to take a moment to celebrate occasionally. On April 8, I will be one of several local women being honored at the 2009 YWCA’s Women of Achievement Awards. To say this is a huge honor is an understatement. It has been an incredible process and one that has given me a much greater appreciation for and understanding of all that our local YWCA does for our community. Click here for more information about the YWCA and this year’s honorees.
As a winner, I was also lucky enough to be interviewed by ONN for a profile which will air on Wednesday, March 18 (tomorrow!) at 5:45 and 6:45. The really fantastic part of the interview is that as we were filming, we turned a corner into one of the American Galleries and ran into a group of fifth-grade girls from South Mifflin that were extrememly excited to be touring the Museum. They pointed to a painting and announced, “This is a George Bellows.” As the Museum’s Director, that was just an incredible moment for me. To be able to share in their excitement was hugely rewarding.
And, on a funny note, the interviewer asked me how I had met my husband. I had to admit that it was the 70′s, long before internet dating, and so, yes, there might have been a bar involved.
I am also very proud of the fact that Aminah Robinson will introduce me at the luncheon. Visit www.aminahsworld.org, made possible by JP Morgan Chase Foundation, to learn more about this incredible Columbus artist.
And I have to say thank you to my husband, and my wonderful daughter who will be flying in for the awards (what a wonderful bonus), for their incredible support.
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