Published On: Tue, Sep 27th, 2011

Soroptimist International honors Women of Distinction nominees

Story, photos by Barbara McCormick

BOCA RATON — Nominees for the 2011Women of Distinction
Awards were introduced at a recent reception held in their honor at
Carmen’s, Top of the Bridge Hotel. They will also be honored guests
at the upcoming celebration breakfast.

The Women of Distinction 38th Annual Awards Breakfast will be held
Wednesday, October 12 at the elegant Boca West Country Club,
20583 Boca West Drive, from 7:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Twenty-plus area
women will be recognized for their professionalism, leadership roles
and commitment to their community.

Mary Babione Veccia has been chosen to serve as honorary
chair. Marie Leibel and Mariela Montgomery will act as co-chairs.
Committee members include: Lorry Herdeen, President, Helen
Babione, Maureen Burke, Cynthia Cummings, Pat Reed, Elke
Schmidt, Connie Siskowski, Carmen Uceda.

Official sponsors sharing the Platinum Level Commitment for 2011
are Dr. Marta Rendon, Boca Raton and Dr. Patricia Rooney, Fort
Lauderdale.

Proceeds from the event benefit local charities and Soroptimist
projects.

Club members strive to advance the needs and status of women and
children.

Tickets are $45 per person. For reservations and information
please phone Mariela Montgomery at (561) 912-8181 or email
mariela.montgomery@bluegreencorp.com