Thursday January 17, 2019 – Thursday January 17, 2019

1403 Washington Avenue

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The AWA Annual Dinner will be held on Thursday, January 17, 2019, at Commander’s Palace.

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

Keynote Speaker: Cyndi  Nguyen, New Orleans City Council, District E

Wynne Professionalism Award recipient: Judge Robin D. Pittman

We will enjoy a special tasting menu:

  • Turtle Soup (a Commander’s classic spiked with sherry)
  • Commander’s Romaine Salad (hearts of romaine, Parmesan, pressed eggs, pecan smoked bacon & French bread Croutons with classic black pepper-buttermilk dressing)
  • Demi Pecan Crusted Fish (Champagne poached jumbo lump crab, spiced pecans & crushed corn sauce)
  • Demi Tournedos of Black Angus Beef (Whiskey smoked onions, roasted mushrooms, Creole smashed new potato & glace de viande)
  • Classic Crème Brulee (a rich vanilla custard with a caramelized Dixie crystal crust)
  • Soda/Iced Tea included

$70/students (student spots limited)

We will also elect 2019 Officers. The slate of officers (unopposed) is as follows:

President: Camille Bryant
Vice President: Stephanie Graf Gamble
Treasurer: Hillary Barnett Lambert
Corresponding Secretary: Blair Schilling
Recording secretary: Mandie Landry

The following members will be appointed by the Board as committee chairpersons for 2019 and will also serve as members of the board:

Programs – Avery B. Pardee
Membership – Lindsay Reeves
Public Relations/Historian – TBA
Community Outreach – Bonnie Kendrick
Food from the Bar Chair – Vanessa Graf; Food from the Bar Vice Chair:  Meera Sossamon

You can register through the link 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 14, 2019 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.