Riley personifies by giving back

Anne Riley

Anne Riley

Nominated by Girlie Lopez Foreman

Anne Riley uses her business leadership skills to help those around her. CEO of the Mohave Community Federal Credit Union, she has seen to it that less fortunate students at Kingman High School have received supplies and clothing. She worked with Girlie Lopez Foreman in Student Services on several projects.

One such project was providing Blessing Bags for students at Christmas. These bags contained hygiene products, gloves, socks, games, candy and school supplies. In addition, crocheted scarves and hats were in need during the colder weather.

Riley was also president of the Linus Project in Kingman (now called Snug and Hug) at the time, which focuses on crocheting scarves and hats for different agencies.

Riley asked her club members to help and they were happy to do so. Employees of the Credit Union also donated supplies and consequently 100 Blessing Bags were made and distributed. Many students revealed that these would be the only Christmas presents they received that year. Riley's generosity and leadership at the credit union has also resulted in donations of dresses, shirts, purses, and costume jewelry for the prom fair.

Women Making History

KINGMAN - March is Women's History Month and every year the Women Making History Committee honors women in the Kingman area who have made a sustaining contribution to their community. Women have been nominated each year since 1984 by other members of the community, with over 200 women receiving the award in that time. Winners are decided by committee in a variety of categories and receive recognition at a ceremony at the Mohave Museum of History and Arts, 400 W. Beale St.

This year's ceremony will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday. The public is invited.

This year's winners are: Doreen Arnold for Education, Billy Jean Griffith for Pioneering, Lilia Bumbullis for Public Service, Casey Farrell for Volunteerism, Robin Gordon for Arts, Anne Riley for Business, Kalai Roberts for Professions, Kathleen Zach for Religion, Anna Shuffler for Health/Medical Professional and Alice Longwell for Lifetime Achievement.