MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT
Dear sponsor, members, community partners and board members thank our sponsors, advertisers, members, and all our wonderful volunteers. Also, congratulations to our honorees and nominees of the ATHENA International Awards. Let's not forget to congratulate our 7th Annual Legacy Entertainment Awards recipients. The 2019 awards was held at The Stirling Club, this event was extraordinary and I want to thank everyone once again to John Huck for his 14 years as our MC and Kelley Clinton Holmes as our co-mistress of ceremonies (fabulous), Amie Jo Greer, our Entertainment Director, Anita Laruy for presenting the Minority Lifetime Achievement award, Patricia Lee for contacting our students that received one of our scholarships to attend the awards, Marcus Greer for Audio Visual, Saul and Samuel for the music and our fabulous photographer and member Camilla Sjodin and our Red Carpet Media Team Maria Ngo and Raymond DuGray from VegasNETmedia.com.
There is a lot that goes into every Signature Luncheon Program and Award Program we produce. I would like to thank my amazing WCCNV Legacy Foundation Board Members: Norman Beland, Berenice Church, Cassondra Cotton, Anita Laruy, Patricia Lee, Dolores Campuzano Pignatello, Rita Vaswani, and Summer Webb. 2019 Raffle committee Chairs: Berenice Church, Rita Vaswani, Sandra Roche, Marie Scrofani and Carla Aseltine and our handsome escorts Kevin Fairchild and Ryan Stout.
A big thank you to all the A-TEAM Ambassadors who handled the our guest from the time they arrived at valet to guiding them to the VIP champagne reception hosted and sponsors Laura & Kevin Fairchild. The Ambassador Team volunteers are: Carla Aseltine, Amanda Bolton, Brenda Gayle Bryant, Barbara Henry, Dawn Kyles, Yuan-Fen Lai, Stephanie Ortiz, Becky Palmer, and Ryan Stout.
2020 we will be turning our 17th Annual ATHENA International Awards into a Gala on September 18, 2020 at The Orleans in the NEW French Quarter from 5:30pm to 9pm Major Fundraiser for our Legacy Foundation scholarship Fund "Achieving Your Dreams through education".
And let's not forget the designers and proofreader of this newsletter, again a lot of work goes into everything, Thank you Dawn and Tony Ferriera , of A&D Designs Inc. and Marie Scrofani.
Founder & Nevada State President and CEO