The 45th Annual Celebration of Life Banquet April 20 was an outstanding success due to many factors, especially since our speaker, Ann McElhinney, has become a popular pro-life author, speaker and film producer. Her true crime drama movie about Kermit Gosnell will be out next autumn. WATCH for it!
Our incredible award winners included Deacon Syl and Joan Nitzken, Anne Yeiser, and Peggy Boone.
Syl and Joan graciously accepted the prestigious Dr Albert J Schweitzer Humanitarian of the year award for the variety of church and school related responsibilities over the years including Eucharistic Ministry, Lector duties, a number of special education causes including the Ursuline Learning Center, the founding of Eastside Academy for teenage girls, and the broader effort of furthering the Ursuline – Pitt Special Education mission. Their Association with Right to Life has underscored the dependable nature of this unassuming, dedicated twosome. Ever-ready to assist, this inspiring husband and wife were among the earliest, defenders of the preborn locally, attending various Right To Life functions including numerous meetings, conferences, marches and prayer services.
Anne Yeiser received the Right to Life Educational Foundation 2018 Award. Anne has produced the Kentucky Right to Life website for many years now. It features various current news and information. She served as volunteer director of Birthright of Louisville a crisis pregnancy care center for nine years and was on the board of the Child Connection for many years, a local organization working to prevent child abductions. Anne is currently secretary for Right to Life of Louisville.
One of her many achievements was an intensive advertising campaign executed in 1994, called the Transformation Series where print ads ran in Business First during the month of March educating business leaders on the abortion issue.
The 2018 Schuhmann A. Montgomery, Sr., Volunteer of the Year Award went to Peggy Boone. Peggy first became a member of Right to Life in Lexington, Ky., after hearing about the organization at Christ the King Catholic Church in 1975. In the early 80’s, Peggy moved to Louisville and became a member of Right to Life of Louisville and a board member from 1985 – 1995, and again from 2015 to the present.
Peggy has participated in Right to life Walks, rallies, meetings, etc., and has been a chairman for the basket raffle for the annual banquet for the last three years. She also has been the Respect Life Chairperson at St. Gabriel the Archangel Catholic Church for eight years. Devotion to her family and pro-life work have been a major focus throughout Peggy’s life.
Our THANKS to all who participated in our Banquet Program, or donated a Theme Basket or item such as a gift certificate. We are grateful. Needless to say, we receive no government funds!
See the Event Photo Album!