Long Beach Rosie the Riveter Foundation Announces Recipients For Inaugural “We Can Do It” Awards

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The Board of Directors of the Long Beach Rosie the Riveter Foundation today announced that eleven special women will be honored at the Foundation’s first “We Can Do It” awards.

Awards will be presented at a luncheon which starts at 11 am, Thursday, October 20, 2011 in the offices of Keesal, Young and Logan, 400 Oceangate, Long Beach.

“Just as women rolled up their sleeves to do what was almost considered impossible during World War II, these eleven women have demonstrated that same ‘We Can Do It” spirit which earns them our thanks and special recognition,” explains Councilwoman Gerrie Schipske, who also serves as President of the Foundation.

Awards will be given to:

  • Dr. Beverly O’Neill – Public Service
  • Mary Stanton – Education
  • Wilma Powell – International Trade
  • Diana Hendel – Healthcare
  • Jane Templin – Labor
  • Nancy Latimer – Historic Preservation
  • Caryn Desai – Arts and Culture
  • Susan Pescar – Sports
  • Jean Chamberlain – Corporate Leadership
  • Nancy McCrabb – Local Business Leadership
  • Terry Braunstein – Special Recognition

The Long Beach Rosie the Riveter Foundation will also recognize the contributions of several key sponsors who have made the enhancements to the Rosie the Riveter Park and Interpretive Center possible: Keesal, Young and Logan; Supervisor Don Knabe; Long Beach Naval Heritage Association; Blake Christian; Daughters of the American Revolution.

Tickets are $75. Proceeds go to The Long Beach Rosie the Riveter Foundation a 501(c)3, non profit organization whose mission is to promote the history of the women who worked on the home front in Long Beach during World War II through the Long Beach Rosie the Riveter Park and Interpretive Center. For information: 562 570-6932 or www.lbrosie.com.

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