FC: Tiffany Circle | Leadership Summit | June 2011
1: We're here!
2: "Each exquisite bite tells a story..." Dinner at co co. sala We had chocolate bacon!
3: Sunday sightseeing on the double decker bus
4: Red Cross Headquarters
5: Tiffany Circle Carolina Piedmont Region
6: Opening Dinner Mellon Auditorium
7: Barbara Bovender, the evening's sponsor, offered a message of encouragement and support to the Japanese ambassador. | Wynonna closed the festivities with some wonderful music. Her motto: "You suit up and you show up, no matter what." | Madeleine Albright: "For women to survive without democracy is difficult. For democracy to survive without women is impossible."
8: The Red Cross is always there | Gail McGovern at the President's breakfast | Her message: "I could not wrap my mind around what I saw in Mississippi and Alabama and Missouri. These were real people who had real lives before the destruction and devastation....I was filled with awe at their kindness and their resiliency."
9: Windows on Women & Philanthropy | Mary Pang, Debra Mesch, Lisa Philp, Melanie Sabelhaus | Ann Compton, Sara Lipscomb, A.K.Pradeep, Steven Cone | Steven Cone: "This discussion only reinforces my thought that women are way more interesting than men." | A.K.Pradeep: "Evolution has happened. The species has advanced--and her name is woman."
10: Leadership Luncheon | Union County Tiffany Women | Kacie Kelly from New Orleans and Mary Pang | Susan & Ginger with Brian Boyle aka "Iron Heart." Brian's story of survival against the odds touched us all.
11: Elaine & Melanie with Princess Margriet of the Netherlands and Tadateru Konoe of the Japanese Red Cross | Brian runs triathlons wearing the Red Cross logo to raise awareness about blood donation | Model Niki Taylor shared her Red Cross story
12: President & Mrs. Wilson had sheep grazing on the White House lawn. The sheep kept the lawn tidy, and their wool was auctioned to raise over $100,000 for the Red Cross. | Woodrow Wilson was the first president to be named honorary president of the Red Cross. The tradition continues to this day. | A famous recruiting poster from 1918 | President Wilson retired to this house on Embassy Row in 1920
13: "I have paid the rent of a room in Washington...retaining it merely as a shelter to which I might return...." Clara Barton, 1863 | After the Civil War, Clara Barton returned to her rented rooms on 7th St. She lived in one small room and used another as her office. | Miss Barton was able to determine the fate of 22,000 missing soldiers from 1865-68. The office was rediscovered in 1996 by a GSA employee inspecting the building which was slated for demolition. More than 2000 artifacts--clothing, bandages, newspapers, and letters--were found in the rafters.
14: Chairman's Dinner--National Museum of American History | First Ladies' Inaugural Gowns
15: Challenge Coin--an Armed Services tradition | Pershing's Own Army Brass quintet | Martha with General Robinson, USAF
17: Lee Woodruff and her husband Bob established a foundation to advocate for wounded soldiers | Kay Hagan is a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee | Singer Michael Smith is a member of the Red Cross Celebrity Board of Directors | Clara Barton came to dinner. Her message: "Never give up!"
18: The Carolina Piedmont Chapter with Senator Kay Hagan
19: Lighting the Torch
20: "Perfectly Imperfect" Lee Woodruff autographs copies of her book | The camera was always ready | Clowning around | Lady Angela of the British Red Cross