The first annual Mother of Achievement Luncheon was held in Salt Lake City at the Little America Hotel.
At our 2012 AMI Mother's of Achievement Luncheon 20 mothers were honored as Mothers of Achievement. The Mother of Achievement is and award to recognize those outstanding women whose positive influence, talents, and community service has made a significant impact in the lives of children and families.
Cynthia Richards - Utah's 2012 Mother of the Year with her husband Claude Richards.
Lori Conger - Utah's 2012 Young Mother of the Year with her husband Daniel.
Lori Conger Utah's YMOY 2012 giving her speech she will also give at the American Mother's National Convention in Washington D.C.
Cynthia Richards Utah MOY 2012 giving her speech in preparation for the American Mother's National Convention.
President Jenneice Beckstrand thanking Deanne Taylor (Mother of Achievement Luncheon Chairman) for an outstanding job!!!
Deanne Taylor "trying" to get the Mother's of Achievement "in line" for a group shot. =)
From left to right on top: Christine Anderson, Alice Smith, Suzanne Mann, Cheryl Ferrin, Vicki Gerlach, Millie Bess, Lisa Barlow, Vicki Jo Robinson, and Shelly Locke
Bottom: Connie K. Hodson, Elaine Dalton, Cynthia Richards, Lori Conger, Anastasia Najarian, and Saren Loosli
2012 Mothers of Achievement
2012 Utah Mother of the Year, Cynthia Richards ~ Strengthen and teach families through music.
2012 Utah Young Mother, Lori Conger ~ Uplift mothers in blog: Making Motherhoos Memorable
Christine Anderson, Salt Lake City ~ Encourage motherhood through adoption
Lisa Barlow, Bountiful ~ Support moms-to-be wiht high risk pregnancies
Mildred (Millie) Bess, Brigham City ~ Mentor women through difficult times
Cashell Carr, West Jordan ~ Support parents of children with long-term health issues
Elaine Dalton, Salt Lake City ~ Teach young women the value of motherhood
Cheryl Ferrin, Eden ~ Promote educatin and technical training
Vicki Gerlach, Eagle Mountain ~ Protect families through voter awareness
Connie K. Hodson, Orem ~ Committment to community through volunteerism
Shelly Locke, North Logan ~ Support motherhood around the world
Saren Loosli, Ogden ~ Help mothers discover self through Power of Moms
Suzanne Mann, Highland ~ Increase sewing and musical talents of youth
Anastasia Najarian, Centerville ~ Courage and faith of a single mother
Vicki Jo Robinson, South Jordan ~ Assist and support families at risk
Alice B. Smith, Ogden ~ Caring advocate for people who are struggling
Dr. Kerri N. Smith, St. George ~ Compassionate healthcare giver to those in need
Michelle B. Stone, Highland ~ Champion of motherhood and children
Deborah (Debbie) Taylor, Orem ~ Tireless advocate for education for all children
Kaye Westwood, Payson ~ Loving and compassionate caregiver and example
Congratulations to these outstanding and incredible women!
Also honored were the past Mother of Years and Young Mothers
(thanks to Deanne Taylor for this updated list!)
Many of these past MOY's and YMOY's were in attendance and asked to stand to be honored.
(you may need to click on the photo to enlarge)
Our WONDERFUL AMI President Jenneice!
The luncheon was amazing in every way from the decorations and flowers, to the food and fantastic speeches. Each and every mother in attendance (and fathers!) went away feeling completely inspired and uplifted to be a better mother!
American Mother's wishes to thank these amazing Mother's of Achievement for the wonderful examples they are setting for mothers everywhere and for the difference they are making in the world one child at a time.