1st Annual Stars of GPS Banquet and Awards Ceremony

I want to take a moment to thank everyone again for coming together to create an amazing event. Our First Annual Stars of GPS Banquet and Awards Ceremony was something I will never forget.  Our Board members, chapter leaders and co-leaders, our Event Sponsors and Stars of GPS were honored and appreciated. Our members donated products and services and then the revenue from the Silent Auction helped to defray the cost of the event and will finance events and programs for 2013.

We had such fun planning and preparing. I won’t deny there were some nerves and I lost one of my pages of notes, and had to “WING” it through part of the presentation. Our event committee chair, Jana Craven, did a wonderful and professional job in her first ever committee event, and I can’t be prouder of her.  Please take a moment at your next chapter meeting to hug and thank Jana Craven, Stephanie Greenwood, Valerie Kelly, Donna LaRocco and Toni Steffen. They worked very hard to make sure our event was everything we dreamed it could be for our volunteers and members.

Our gratitude extends to the event sponsors: Eva Obregon of Edward Jones,Stephanie Greenwood of Care from the Heart, Kim Freeman of Juice Plus, Lora Rice from Koppy’s Body Shop, Chris Hadziev from Midfirst Bank, and Mary Ann Baker from Simply Body Art. All of their sponsor dollars helped to make our dinner and event elegant.

Thanks to all the gals that donated or reduced their pricing for the things that made everything complete:

Lisa Bartholemew from Bartholemew Graphic Designs designed our awards, Toni Grimm from Creative Memories designed and made our Memory Book and took all the photos to remember our evening, Alisha Bader from Complete was our DJ and compiled our photo montage, Florine Duffield took the wonderful portraits that so many of us will cherish forever, Phyllis Strobel from Form-Tech designed and printed the programs. Toni Steffen from Websites by Toni helped to manage the website with information and reservations, and Cindy Seipel our virtual assistant, tracked and recorded the reservations and kept us informed daily. Our beautiful corsages for board members, sponsors and chapter leaders were worn proudly and were designed by Kimberly Rosene of Forever Florals. All these wonderful women are GPS members or future members, and we so appreciate them. Mikey from Eagle Laser Engraving created the Star Awards and they are so beautiful!!

At your next chapter meeting, please take a moment to thank your chapter leader and co-leader for all you do. At this event, you could really see how hard we work to make your GPS experience the best it can be. There are so many behind the scenes people that constantly give of their time and energy and still manage a successful business and home and family so well. As women, we are especially good at juggling roles, and that is why our groups are growing and thriving.

Thanks again for an amazing evening!! Toni Grimm and I will be meeting this week, to get the photos that we will upload onto our website. Please be looking for them, and I know they will be great!!! On to our next project!!!!!

Hugs, Debbie


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4 Responses to 1st Annual Stars of GPS Banquet and Awards Ceremony

  1. Pam Eaton says:

    It was a great event. Jana and the committee did a fantastic job. I am looking forward to next year’s Award Ceremony!

  2. Hello, Ladies
    what a great way to get to know everyone – making their photos
    here is the link for finding your images. http://FlorineDuffield.smugmug.com I have around half of the images up – still working on it. many thanks for a lovely evening – you could see all the time and care that went into the event – I even won two auction items…………….bye

  3. Gail Allen says:

    Award night was very entertaining,conversations abundant,laughter continuios. Enjoyed meeting gals from other chapters and seeing friends I have made these past three years. Thank you all,who were involved in putting this together!! Look forward to up coming events this 2013

  4. If you missed the Award banquet this year you will want to make a special effort to attend next year. It was a great time; lots of fun and great food.

    A big thanks to the committee that put it all together.

    Florine thanks for the wonderful pictures they were great.

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