Thursday January 14, 2016 – Thursday January 14, 2016

1403 Washington Avenue

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The AWA Annual Dinner will be held on Thursday, January 14, 2016, at Commander’s Palace.

6:30 pm – cash bar
7:00 pm – Dinner meeting begins

Keynote Speaker: Julie Schwam Harris, Community Activist/Women’s Advocate

Wynne Professionalism Award recipient: Katie Schwartzmann, Co-Director of Roderick and Solange MacArthur Justice Center

6:30 p.m. – cash bar

7:00 p.m. – dinner/meeting begins

We will enjoy a special tasting menu of Turtle Soup, Commander’s Romaine Salad, Demi Pecan Crusted Fish, Demi Tournedos of Black Angus Beef, Classic Crème Brulee, Soda/Iced Tea.

$70/students (student spots limited)

We will also elect 2016 Officers. The slate of officers (unopposed) is as follows:

President: Ashley Liuzza
Vice President: Hillary Barnett
Treasurer: Sharonda Williams
Corresponding Secretary: Kelly Barbier
Recording secretary: Megan S Peterson

The following members will be appointed by the Board as committee chairpersons for 2016 and will also serve as members of the board:

Programs – Blair Schilling
Membership – Lindsay Reeves
Public Relations/Historian – Machelle Hall
Community Outreach – Vanessa D’Souza
Food from the Bar (co-chairs) – Rose Sher & Avery Pardee

You can register through the form below.* With online registration, you will be given the option of paying online via Paypal, or you can print out an invoice to bring to the dinner, along with your payment. (Please do not mail checks to our P.O. Box.) You can also register with Linda at or 299-2211 by Monday, January 11, 2016 at noon.*

*The AWA is required to guarantee an attendance number and pay for all guarantees. Thus, if you do not attend the dinner, or cancel after the RSVP deadline, you are still required to pay for your reservation. The AWA regrets any inconvenience this may cause.