Jan White was a founding member of VWIB who donated countless hours and energy. She was known for her strong personality – determined and unafraid of hard work mentally or physically. She always spoke up, keeping VWIB from straying from its mission on many occasions, and failure or quitting was not in her vocabulary. Jan passed away in 2004, but lives on in our memories as the catalyst behind the Business Directory. She was a consummate business woman and we believe this award is a fitting tribute to our friend, Jan White
The recipient of this award is selected based on her contributions to VWIB and the Business Community. These contributions may be current or former board participation, volunteering for committees, donations or sponsorships to VWIB events, overall support and vocal advocacy of our organization, and exemplary attendance.
2013 Jan White Memorial Award
Congratulations to Barb Silvester, VWIB’s 2013 Jan White Memorial Award recipient. Barb is an active Amway consultant in our community and supports her clients and colleagues. Barb has been a member of Vernon Women in Business since the mid 1990’s and has been secretary a couple of times. She was the VWIB Director of Membership this past year and we are happy to have Barb continue in this position for the coming year. Barb has been involved with the VWIB Woman of the Year committee for many years. She also volunteers at golf tournaments locally and throughout the province. Our warm congratulations to such a worthy recipient of the Jan White Memorial Award. We also would like to thank all of our volunteers that contribute so much to VWIB.