Lake Sunapee VNA Women's Luncheon Celebrates 20th Anniversary
On May 15, 2019 at Colby-Sawyer College’s Wheeler Hall, Lake Sunapee Region VNA & Hospice (LSRVNA) celebrated the 20th anniversary of its "Women Who Make A Difference Luncheon" honoring extraordinary local women and raising funds for the agency’s Pediatric Program.
The historic 20th year was complete with emeralds, white flowers, music, dignitaries, raffles and plenty of joy to go around. Guest speaker and luncheon founder, Gail Matthews, spoke about how we can all “bloom where we are planted,” give of ourselves, grow strong and make a difference. She shared memories of the luncheon and stories of our beautiful region and the many people who make it so special.
The highlight of the sold-out event (225 guests!) was the presentation of the “Woman Who Makes A Difference Award” to Ginny Foose of New London and the “High School Student Who Makes A Difference Award” to Jacinta Hogan of Mount Royal Academy. Their exceptional kindness and service are an inspiration for all ages.
“Woman Who Makes A Difference” award winner Ginny Foose (left) of New London with Jane Peel, Luncheon Committee member who presented the award.
“High School Student Who Makes A Difference” award winner Jacinta Hogan (left) of Mount Royal Academy with Abby Peel, Luncheon Committee member who presented the award.
The event’s success and longevity are only possible because of so many generous and enthusiastic guests, contributors and sponsors. “I love the luncheon not only because it is fun, uplifting and put together by an amazing committee of women all of whom make a difference in their own unique ways, but also because of the deep roots of community engagement for which I remain very grateful,” said Cathy Raymond, LSRVNA Development Officer. “Special thanks go to our 2019 EMERALD sponsor, Ledyard National Bank,” said Raymond. “We also acknowledge our STAR sponsors Scott Matthews & Tamara Nikuradse and Ellie Snyder as well as ANGEL sponsors Linda & Bob Ewing, Mascoma Bank and Gail Matthews.”
2019 Luncheon Committee (from left): Jane Peel, Jeana Newbern, Jan Sahler, Ellen Brownson, Cathy Raymond, Gail Matthews, Beth Swanson, Abby Peel, Kristen Branzetti, Jayne Rayno and Tanya Wilkie.