The Boston Club’s Annual Meeting

On June 11 at the Westin Hotel Copley Place, we held our Annual Meeting! We welcomed our newest members, reviewed and approved the 2019 slate of officers and directors, said thank you to those officers moving off the board, celebrated our committee accomplishments over the past year, and bestowed a number of creative gifts and abundant thanks to the winners of The BostonClub Awards! We also heard from Club President Rita Allen about her vision for the next year–how we will collectively work to RAISE women in leadership and support them in their ventures, and how No Woman Stands Alone!

In terms of our Boston Club awards, “Rising Star Awards” went to Gabrielle Beaudry and Mary Churchill. Kerry Hawitt was crowned the “Duchess of Do-Everything,” and Maureen Maas received theMadam Ambassador Award.” For the first time ever, we gave out three President’s Awards – to Ellen DiResta and Fredia Woolf for their work on the strategic plan, and to Marianne Herlihy for her leadership on the Program Committee. The Deane Laycock Awardthe Club‘s highest honor which has only been given out nine times in 16 years, went to Beverly Brown for her long-time commitment to the Club, her leadership on the Nonprofit Board Committee, and the creation of the Nonprofit Board Census, including serving as its chair 3 times.

Rita ended her remarks with a saying that resonated with her in regards to the Club“Be the girl who roots for the other girl, tells stranger her hair looks amazing and encourages other women to believe in themselves and their dreams!”

Enjoy some photos from the evening, and have a wonderful summer!