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Landmark Anniversaries Were Celebrated For The Mission of Yahweh at Neiman Marcus As The 2021 Women of Substance Were Announced

Landmark Anniversaries Were Celebrated for The Mission of Yahweh at Neiman Marcus-The 2021 Women of Substance Were Announced

Celebrating five years of The Women of Substance Awards and 60 years of The Mission of Yahweh sheltering homeless women and children created a golden moment at Neiman Marcus on Tuesday evening. The occasion was the announcement of this year’s honorees who will be featured at the Women of Substance luncheon on November 5 at the Post Oak Hotel at Uptown Houston.

The Women of Substance luncheon honors those women who have been blessed with an irrepressible spirit and dynamic energy, using that power, that enviable reputation, influence and prestige to serve others and the community in general.

The 2021 honorees include Yvonne Cormier, Brigitte Kalai, Samantha Kennedy, Judi McGee, Mary Ann McKeithan, Linda McReynolds, Kristina Somerville, Betty Tutor, Donna Vallone, Vicki West, Phyllis Williams and Ramona Yauger. Receiving the first-ever Mission of Yahweh Legacy Award is Lotty Gautschi, the Spirit of Substance Award recipient is Deborah Duncan and the Lifetime of Substance Award Recipient is Sybil Roos.

Handling the emcee presentation, myself and event creator and producer, Paul-David Van Atta who immediately introduced Chris Hendel, the General Manager and Vice President of Neiman Marcus and Heather Almond, Brand Experience Manager to welcome the audience of 100.

Leading the applause were many past Women of Substance honorees, this year’s chair Joanna Hartland Marks, honorary chair Sidney Faust, Beth Wolff, Lilly Andress, Monica Hartland, Diane Gendel, Susan Boggio, Carolyn Faulk, Betty Hrncir, Kim Moody, Alicia Smith and former chair, Susan Arnoldy Hansen. Other happy attendees included:  The Mission’s Executive Director Richard Hill, Janelle Reid, LeTricia Wilbanks, Keith Guillory, Manjula Shaw, Pam Lockard, Bashar Kalai, Scott Evans, Leila Perrin, Sandra Porter, Charity Yarborough, Wally Cox, Chris Kase, Gregg Harrison, Elsie Eckert, Chris Swanson, Lara Bell, Gayla Gardner, Roz Pactor, Kim Padgett, David McKeithan, Betsy Garlinger, Cheryl Byington, Tammie Jeffers, Charly Gay, Heidi Rockecharlie and Barbara Van Postman.

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Warner Roberts' talent and creativity have led to her success in many careers: fashion model, award-winning television journalist, actress in theater and films, multi-millions fundraiser, interviewer, speaker, magazine writer, publisher, author, and most importantly wife, mother, and grandmother. Her decades of support and dedication to Houston charities is legendary as she produced the first March of Dimes Ball and later "Best Dressed, chaired the first Leukemia Gala, and raised the funds to build the first dormitory for The Mission of Yahweh homeless shelter which has helped countless women and children to rebuild their lives. Warner created The Social Book (nee Houston Calendar of Social Events) in 1996 and added The Social Book's Houston Treasures Award in 2003 to recognize the extraordinary Houstonians who make our city great. She lent her mantra to the title of her best-selling memoir, "Life is an Adventure!" (Photo: Debbie Porter)
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