90TH YEAR CELEBRATION
All agreed it was a success! SILA’s 90th Anniversary Celebration was held on Saturday, March 31, 2012, at the beautiful Los Angeles Athletic Club in Downtown Los Angeles. It included a silent auction of donated items ranging from box seats at the Hollywood Bowl to a ride in an open-cockpit biplane. Entertainment both during the reception and at the beginning of the program was provided by talented 93-year old pianist Lenny Bluett.
Attendees included SILA members in black and white attire highlighted with red rose corsages, award honorees and their families and supporters, Soroptimists from other clubs, local dignitaries, past honorees, and families and friends. It was a lot of work but a lot of fun.
The presenting of a number of scholarships and awards were a highlight of the event. These included the Ruby Award, Woman of Achievement, the Violet Richardson, two Graduate Fellowship awards. We were honored to have Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard present the Ruby Award to fellow Congresswoman Karen Bass.