Presbyterian Women (PW) is the national women’s organization of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). With a history of more than 200 years and more than 300,000 members, PW is organized at all levels of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.).
Each year this award is presented to one of our Presbyterian Women who has made outstanding contributions to her church and community. Biographical information is secretly and laboriously assembled in anticipation of the presentation Sunday. "How did you know that?" said the flabbergasted Judy. "That's only in my head." Family members are also secretly invited to the presentation.
It worked out nicely this time, as First Sunday Meal gave the family and friends time to visit and enjoy the occasion. Son David Farver's Mr. Saxophone rendition of "How Great Thou Art" was icing on the cake.
Judy is one of those selfless persons who will help in any capacity if needed and does so wherever she is. She is also a person who has creative ideas, like the FIN Fund and the basement sale management. After working for quite some time as a medical transcriptionist, Judy is now at home and enjoying gardening and raising her chickens, at least for a time.
A traditionally unique, beautiful and symbolic pin (which can also be worn on a chain) is presented to each recipient of this honor. You'll see them appear occasionally on various women, especially on special PW occasions.
Alene Friese is chairman of the PW Nominating Committee, which is responsible for initiating and nursing this secretive selection process each year.