At its 3rd Anniversary party at the Fremont Hills Country Club in Los Altos Hills, CA on November 17th 2015, The CLUB awarded four CLUBbie awards to current CLUB members making a significant impact to the organization.
The Driver: Jennifer Lotz
Drivers are a special sort of person. Whether they come up with an idea or are inspired by an idea of another, they are the ones who can see what needs to happen to make it come to fruition. Jennifer Lotz, a Freelance Attorney, was one of two CLUB members awarded the Driver award for 2015. Jennifer joined the CLUB in late 2013 and quickly jumped in to contribute as part of the CLUB’s 2014 Programming committee, along with co-chair Laraine McKinnon. Jenn is diligent and detail oriented but also strategic and connected to big ideas. She designed events and moderated panels.
Pitch Perfect to Mastering the Art and Science of Effective Feedback, to this Anniversary Party – Jennifer has given us the opportunity to learn, connect and have fun.
The Driver: Kathleen Bost
We had another significant Driver in the CLUB this year – Kathleen Bost, Principal of Kathleen Bost Architecture + Design. Thanks to Kathleen’s leadership of the CLUBhouse committee – and her architecture and design expertise – we have an adorable and hearty CLUBhouse at 650 Gilman in downtown Palo Alto. I hope many of you have had the opportunity to visit the CLUBhouse. If you have, you’ll see the results of Kathleen’s vision.
Kathleen was the key person driving the design of the CLUBhouse and ensuring the project stayed on track in terms of design and timing. She developed drawings, sourced furniture and flooring, and participated over Facetime when she couldn’t be there in person, updating designs in real time. Part of the reason Kathleen is recognized with the Driver award is that she stayed true to her vision – particularly when getting furnishings for the CLUBhouse.
The Evangelist: Jo Ann Woodsum
Jo Ann Woodsum, Senior Counsel at Carr McClellan, has been a tremendous advocate for The CLUB. Not only inviting those she knows to join, but she proactively suggests ways of getting word out to a broader audience, such as making membership one pagers readily available and encouraging us to bring them to conferences to expand our reach. Jo Ann is a reminder of what made us all excited enough about The CLUB to want to join and build our community.
The New Initiative Groundbreaker: Judith Coley
This award recognizes an individual for developing and implementing an impactful new initiative for the CLUB. Judith Coley, Chief Marketing Officer at Ushur, identified a program that would serve our community while giving The CLUB a marketing boost: The Big Read. Because of Judith, we now have a quarterly book discussion that aligns with our programming themes, and we have just started publishing book reviews on behalf of The CLUB.
The winners were announced at the CLUB’s third anniversary event, which was dedicated to Envisioning The Future of Women’s Leadership and featured Keynote speaker Sally Thornton.