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Lansing club seeking nominations for ATHENA Award

2013-09-08T00:00:00Z Lansing club seeking nominations for ATHENA AwardCarrie Steinweg Times Columnist
September 08, 2013 12:00 am  • 

The Lansing Business Women’s Association is seeking nominations for the annual ATHENA Award, which will be awarded at the  seventh annual Lansing Volunteer Recognition Evening of Thanks Dinner on Nov. 8 at the Serbian Social Center.

The ATHENA Award program is celebrated nationally and internationally and was established in 1982. It recognizes individuals for professional excellence who provide service to the community and assist women in obtaining professional goals. Males and females can be nominated for the award.

According to the LBWA, the following criteria must be met: “Demonstrate excellence, creativity and initiative in their business or profession. Provide valuable service to improve the quality of life for others in their community. Actively assist women in achieving their full leadership potential.”

Nominees may represent either the profit or nonprofit sector. Previous ATHENA Award recipients are not eligible for nomination, however past nominees may be nominated again.

Forms are available at the Village Municipal Center, Ridge Animal Clinic, the Fashionette, the Lansing Chamber of Commerce and Schultz Insurance. Deadline for nomination forms is Sept. 22. For more information, contact Carol Ann at (708) 767-9894.

See fashions through the decades at LJWC tea

The Lansing Junior Woman’s Club, of which I am a member, will be hosting their first “Fall into Fashion” Afternoon Tea. The event will include tea and sweets and a fashion show with attire spanning several decades. Outfits are being borrowed from the Lansing Historical Society dating back to the 1920s to give a look at fashions over the years. Those vintage dresses will be combined with current fashions. Guests are invited to wear their own elegant outfits and top it off with a hat.

The event takes place from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Sept. 21 at the First Baptist Church, 3440 178th St. in Lansing. Tickets are $15. For tickets, contact Erica at (708) 670-4017.

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