Published On: Sat, Sep 22nd, 2012

Reception Honors Soroptimist Nominees for Women of Distinction Award

Story, photos by Barbara McCormick

BOCA RATON — Mariela Montgomery, president of Soroptimist International of Boca Raton/Deerfield Beach, welcomed nominees, nominators and sponsors to the annual Women of Distinction Reception, celebrated at the Top of the Bridge Hotel on Sept. 12.

Twenty-five area professional women were guests of honor at the elegant affair, sponsored by Mary Babione Veccia and her husband, Joseph Veccia. A crowd of more than 60 plus guests applauded the outstanding accomplishments and community involvement of the honorees.

Sharing the microphone with Mariela were Jan Savarick, Honorary Chairwoman, Women of Distinction Awards Breakfast; Kim Champion, District One Director; Joseph Veccia, Reception co-sponsor and Lorry Herdeen, past president. Closing remarks were given by Cynthia Cummings and Maureen Burke, reception coordinators.

The nominees will also be guests of honor at the 39th Annual Soroptimist International of Boca Raton / Deerfield Beach Awards Breakfast, to be held Wednesday, Oct. 3, from 8:30-10:30 am. As in the past, the event will be held at the Boca West Country Club, 20583 Boca West Drive. Tickets for the breakfast are $48 per person.

For reservations call Mariela Montgomery at 561-912-8181, or

e-mail [email protected]

Soroptimist International is a worldwide organization for professional women working through service projects to advance the needs and status of women and children.



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