At this year’s Bluegrass Alliance for Women’s Legacy Award Luncheon, planned for March 19, 15 women will be recognized for their efforts to improve the lives of women and girls in the Bluegrass Area Development District.
Impact Award nominees are: Delores Yocum of Boyle County; Gayle Smith, of Anderson County; Judy Zeigler of Franklin County; Janna Smith and Judy Ullery, both of Clark County; Emma Marie Day of Estill County; Rebecca Barnes, Terry Behrens, Lisa Moore Fath, Janet Holloway, Yvette Newby, Sue Scheff and Tanya Torp, all of Fayette County; and Jaleh Rezaie and Mae Suramek, both of Madison County.
In addition, scholarships will be awarded to three women.
The Lifelong Learning Scholarship funded by AARP is for a woman 50 years of age and older. The Legacy of Leadership Scholarship is for a non-traditional student. The third scholarship is for a traditional student going from high school to college. Each scholarship is for $500.
The luncheon will be from noon to 1:30 p.m. at the Clarion Hotel on Newtown Road in Lexington. Registration begins at 11:30 a.m. Reservation information can be found on BAW’s web site: www.bluegrassallianceforwomen.com.
Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes is the speaker and Renee Shaw of KET will be the mistress of ceremonies.
The Impact Award is given at the county level to women who have been worked to empower women and girls. This year, 15 women from seven central Kentucky counties were nominated. A nominee from each county is selected to receive the Impact Award for that county.
Then the most outstanding Impact Award winner will receive the Legacy Award for her efforts working within the Bluegrass ADD to further the mission of BAW: Empower women and girls in the areas of leadership, education, health and well-being, equity and economic sufficiency.