Jackson Women Of Today Celebrate Women Of Today Week
By Joseph Kienzlen
|Receiving an award was Jackson Optimist Club President Vinny Rubio (pictured)
for the club's participation in a number of JWOT activities and volunteering at the Jackson Food Pantry. |
Jackson Women of Today Board recently hosted an event celebrating Women of Today Week by inviting chapter members, community
organizations and individuals to the VFW for an evening of appreciation and recognition.
Receiving an award was Jackson Optimist Club President Vinny Rubio (pictured) for the club's participation in a number
of JWOT activities and volunteering at the Jackson Food Pantry.
"The people of Jackson are so lucky to have so many great civic organizations here to help in times of need," Rubio said
after the presentation. "And the Jackson Woman of Today is one of the groups that set the pace for the rest."
During the dinner, held at the Jackson VFW Hall, JWOT President Kathy Mueller said, "Jackson Women of Today is a misnomer.
You don't have to live in Jackson and you don't have to be a woman," she said. "You just have to be age 18 or older and pay
Mueller recognized the following members' anniversaries with the organization: Wendy Campbell - 30 years, and Diana Fraundorfer
and Carol Lawrence both with 20 years.
According to Mueller, community honorees received "Golden Thread Awards" sent from United States Women of Today President,
"The Jackson Women of Today do a lot for the community, but wanted to take time to thank our families and the community
for their support," Mueller said. "We couldn't do what we do without them."
Also receiving a community award from the organization was former Jackson mayor Michael Kafton.
"I was very humbled by the Jackson Women of Today honoring my service to them and the community," Kafton said. "I have
always been a supporter of this wonderful group of women and they have done, and continue to do, an incredible job helping
those who are less fortunate in our community."
"Most people tend to overlook this segment of our population who are unable to make their bills and put food on the table
at the same time. The Jackson Women actively reach out to these people and help guide them through the bureaucratic maze with
great understanding and compassion. The group also contributes to many other charitable organizations around town in addition
to running the Food Pantry," he said. "They truly have their hearts in the right place and for that I will always be a big
fan and supporter of this amazing group of women."
Mueller thanked the event committee members Vickie Vitale, Susan DeCarlo and her Executive Board Diane Stanaway, Lenore
Allocca, Victoria Vitale, Phyllis Lewis, Lauris Guddahl, Carol Kezel and Donna Sauers and offered a special thanks to the
VFW and Forget-Me-Knots catering and Signature Deli who generously donated appetizers for the event.
For further information about the Jackson Women of Today, visit their website at www. jacksonwomen.tripod.com.