February 13, 2012
More than 100 past and present YW Board and Junior Board members and community leaders attended the Annual Meeting of the YWCA Central Alabama on Tuesday, January 31.
The theme for the Annual Meeting was "YW Magic" and those present heard about the wonderful programs and events that took place during 2011, despite very difficult circumstances.
Guests enjoyed a video that highlighted the magical things taking place in the Woodlawn community, including the newest facility on the YWoodlawn campus -- the Family Resource Center. The Family Resource Center is home to several new and exciting programs such as ArtPlay, Girls on the Run, Kids in the Kitchen, and the STAIR program.
YWCA Board President Kathryn Harbert introduced the new members elected to the Board of Directors. The new members are: Barbara Blair, Community Volunteer and Former Executive Director of Youth Leadership Forum; Debra Blaylock, Minister, Faith Chapel Christian Center ; Lisa Burton, Community Volunteer; Sheri Cook, Director of Corporate Finance, Altec, Inc.; Paige Daniel, Investment Consultant, Highland Associates; Jennifer Evans, Relationship Management Executive, Sterne Agee; Fran Godchaux, Vice-President, Operation New Birmingham; Barbara Hutchinson, Executive Director, Blue Cross Blue Shield Foundation; Ann Gunter Johnson, Community Volunteer; and Sireka Melton, Financial Advisor, Merrill Lynch.
Outgoing Board members were recognized for their service and dedication to the YW and its mission. Outgoing Board members are: Dr. Arthur Ree Campbell, Julia Boaz Cooper, Dr. Marquita Furness Davis, Gillian Goodrich, Eleanor Griffin, Sara Fuller Hamlin, Jeana Hosch, Cynthia Lamar, Amy McIntyre, Mary Wier and Anne Yuengert
The YWCA Central Alabama presented its Man of Valor Award during its Annual Meeting to a long time supporter of the YWCA, Judge Scott Vowell. Judge Vowell's work in the courts has made navigating the legal system less intimidating for the thousands that the YWCA has served seeking legal relief from domestic violence.
The YW would like to thank all past and present board members for their hard work and dedication to the mission of the YW.
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