Friday, May 24th, 2019

G Gathering Women of the Year Banquet honors Shirley Forbes and Trudy Rauch

Women of the Year Banquet honors Shirley Forbes and Trudy Rauch



The Women's Division Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce Chesapeake held the 48th Annual Banquet honoring their 2014 Women of the Year. For the second time in 48 years, the honor was split between two deserving women, Shirley Forbes and Trudy Rauch. The evening came to a conclusion with the installation of the officers for the 2015 Executive Committee.


From left: Owners of American Orthotic and Prosthetic Center Michael Smith, Certified Prosthetist Orthotist, and his wife Cynthia Smith, Teresa Davis, and her husband Chesapeake City Council Member Roland Davis

From left: Ron Ritter, Chesapeake Commonwealth Attorney Nancy Parr, and Sue Schaffner

From left: Congressman Randy Forbes, Chesapeake City Council Member Dr. Rick West, and Great Bridge Baptist Pastor Will Langford

Chesapeake Mayor Alan Krasnoff

From left: Brenda Johnson, Woman of the Year honoree Shirley Forbes, Government and Community Administrator at Chesapeake Regional Medical Center and Chairman of the CRMC Brahaha, and Chesapeake Hospital Authority Board Member Bob Oman

Pattyanne Krupp and Chesapeake City Council Member Debbie Ritter

City of Chesapeake Clerk of Circuit Court Faye Mitchell and her husband Bud Mitchel of Mitchell's Complete Upholstery

Woman of the Year honoree Trudy Rauch, creater of Abbalist.org, and founder of Chesapeake Area Shelter Team (CAST), with her husband Doug Rauch

Chesapeake Sheriff Office Lieutenant Jenny O'Sullivan and The Shopper Publisher Jean Loxley-Barnard

From left: Chesapeake Sheriff's Department's Mathenia Rose, Trelita Parks, and Kim Talbert

From left: Chesapeake School Board Member Louis Tayon, The Shopper COO Nikki Young, and Chesapeake City Council Member Roland Davis

Chesapeake School Board Member Louis Tayon and Chesapeake City Council Member Roland Davis

Carole de Triquet and The Shopper Publisher Jean Loxley-Barnard

Chesapeake Mayor Alan Krasnoff, center, with members of the Chesapeake Sheriff's Department. From left: Mathenia Rose, Trelita Parks, Kim Talbert, and Jenny O'Sullivan.