Tuesday, May 22, 2012
They say time flies when you’re having fun. Longtime LaFayette Woman’s Club member Emily Henry would probably say that’s true.
“I didn’t realize it had been 50 years until they told me,” she joked during a recent luncheon in her honor.
At the event, LaFayette Mayor Neal Florence proclaimed May 8, 2012 as “Emily Henry Day” throughout the city.
“Emily is the kind of lady who doesn’t take no for an answer,” LaFayette Woman’s Club president Ales Campbell said. “It is because of her instruction and caring nature that I am in the Woman’s Club today.”
Since 1977 the club has presented an outstanding member with the Club Appreciation Award, which was awarded this year to Henry for her work in conservation and her 50 years of club work, Campbell said.
Henry also received the Helen B. Cureton Outstanding Clubwoman Award in 1971, was club president in 1951 and 1971-1972, has served as the Conservation and Home Life Community Service Program chair and volunteered in various other leadership roles numerous times in the last 50 years, Campbell said.
“Emily and the ladies who dedicated themselves to the integrity and work of the club in years past are the reason we have many open doors in LaFayette now,” Campbell said. “It is an honor to work by her side.”