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The following pictures are from our Anniversary & Awards Dinner held on April 23, 2003 at Zenny's Restaurant in Storrs, CT.

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President Patricia Brown beginning the awards presentations

Joan Merritt, recipient of the Women of Distinction Award. This award honors women who have made outstanding achievements in their professional, business or volunteer activities.

Jane Metzler-Potz from the Windham Regional Community Council receiving the Advancing the Status of Women Award. This award recognizes businesses and organizations that have helped advance the status of women, and have used their positions to promote recognition of women's issues.

Left to right: Carol Palonen, Patricia Brown, Mary DeMarco, getting ready to present the Women Helping Women Award. This award honors women who consistently and effectively use their resources, talents and influence to help other women achieve their potential.

Left to right: Joyleen Albarracin, Mary DeMarco

Joyleen was a recipient of the Women Helping Women Award.

Joyleen Albarracin with her certificate of award

Left to right: Juanita Vazquez, Carol Palonen

Juanita was a recipient of the Women Helping Women Award.

Juanita Vazquez with her certificate of award

Dr. Bernice Szafarek presenting the Women's Opportunity Award.

Left to right: Rosalie Muce, Dr. Bernice Szafarek

Rosalie was the winner of the Women's Opportunity Award.

Rosalie Muce, winner of the Women's Opportunity Award with her award certificate.

Lynne Duval presenting the Marion Schultheiss Advancing Women Grant 2003.

Lynne Duval congratulating Joyleen Albarracin

Joyleen Albarracin accepting the Marion Schultheiss Advancing Women Grant 2003 on behalf on the Windham Even Start Program. The grant will help provide childbirth classes in spanish for the Windham community.

Representatives from Community Prevention & Addiction Services received an honorable recognition grant for their program, Enhancing the lives of women in recovery.

Joan Merritt, Secretary of Soroptimist of the Northeastern Region, presents the region Advancing Women Grant.

Representatives from the Access Agency receive the region Advancing Women Grant which will provide funds for their program, Windows for Windham Women.

Heidi McNamar, Governor-Elect of Soroptimist International of the Northeastern Region, presenting closing remarks.

Mary DeMarco, Recording Secretary of Soroptimist International of Willimantic, recognized with a Certificate of Appreciation by President Patricia Brown.

Dr. Bernice Szafarek, Treasurer of Soroptimist International of Willimantic, recognized with a Certificate of Appreciation by President Patricia Brown.

Linda Johnson, Vice-President of Soroptimist International of Willimantic, recognized with a Certificate of Appreciation by President Patricia Brown.