OSWEGO – For 32 years, the Zonta Club of Oswego has presented the prestigious Amelia Earhart Woman of Achievement Award to a woman who has dedicated herself to her community and who serves as a role model for young women.
This year, the 33rd Amelia Earhart Woman of Achievement Award recipient is the late Billie Crandall Brady, who served the community tirelessly for more than 28 years.
She spent six years as an education job information coordinator at the Fulton Public Library and held various roles within the Integrated Community Planning of Oswego County offices for 22 years.
In her most recent role with the Traffic Safety Board, she became known to many as “Billie Brady Safety Lady” and she leaves behind a legacy of giving which will carry on for years to come. Her volunteer roles with St. Paul’s Academy, The Oswego Children’s Board, Park-It in Oswego, were focused on improving children’s safety and development which she did while raising her two boys and working part time as a realtor for Chetney Real Estate.
Proceeds from the Amelia Earhart Dinner support three college scholarships for young women from Oswego County as well as other programming aimed at increasing the status of women in the community.
This year’s current lead sponsor is Novelis and a campaign to raise funds is under way.
This year’s Amelia Award dinner will be held at the American Foundry in Oswego, on June 20, starting at 5:30 p.m. and will feature both the Amelia Woman of Achievement Award presentation and the presentation of scholarships made possible through this annual event.
Look to the Zonta Club of Oswego Facebook page for details on how to reserve your seat or make a contribution.
For more information email: [email protected] or call Inga Back at 315-806-0785.