Posted by Janelle Blain
Thank you to all who joined us for Thursday evenings 2016 Annual Awards Banquet. The Awards Banquet served as an evening to thank and introduce members of Lea County Women's Network, along with recognizing two exceptional women of the community. The evening started by recognizing and thanking our former President, Rae Cogar for her years in Lea County Women's Network and wishing her well as her and husband, Jerry Shelton, enter retirement this year. We hope retirement is everything you are wishing for and more! As Rae passed the gavel to new President, Wanda Kelton, the 2016 Board of Directors was thanked and the 2017 Board of Directors was introduced. This years Awards Banquet was fortunate to have a wonderful speaker and Hobbs native, New Mexico Senator Gay Kernan. Senator Kernan spoke on communicating and making connections, and how important they are personally and professionally. Thank you for making the trip to spend your evening with us Senator! Thursday evening also awarded two outstanding women of Lea County with the Career Achievement Award to Misty Stein, and the Janet Seagrave Lifetime Achievement Award to Gretchen Koether. LCWN was honored to acknowledge the hard work and dedication to our community that these women have demonstrated. Thank you again, to all who attended and helped make this evening possible. We look forward to next year!
Pictures are available in the 2016 Awards Banquet photo album.