More than 200 people gathered at Cooper Creek for Pro Seniors’ annual gala. The event honored five “seniors who rock” – Sister Kathryn Ann Connelly, Lilly Narusevich, Judge Walter H. Rice, Jim Scott and Dee Shaffer. As part of the ceremonies, each honoree was asked to share a quote that inspires him or her.
A sampling of their responses:
- Sister Kathryn Ann Connelly, superintendent of the Catholic Schools of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati for 18 years: Psalm 117, “Go out and tell the world the good news.”
- Lilly Narusevich, who coordinated the refugee resettlement program at Jewish Family Service and continues to volunteer and advocate for refugees and Holocaust survivors: “It is never too late to learn.”
- Dee Shaffer, senior vice president of finance and administration at CET for 34 years: “Love what you do and get ’er done!” She added, “I encourage all to think about the not-for-profits you love, the time and talent you have to contribute to them, and ask what you can do to use your skills to get ’er done for these wonderful organizations.”
- Walter H. Rice, judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio, who helped found and continues to serve the Greater Dayton Volunteer Lawyers Project. Rice quoted scripture that guides how he has approached his role as a judge: striving “(t)o act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.”
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