to be honored
with Woman of Achievement award
(November 2005) Dorothy Lammlein has been
named the 2005 Business Professional Women-Oldham County Woman of Achievement,
according to Beverly McCombs, president of BPW-Oldham County, which
sponsors the annual award recognizing outstanding women in the community.
The award will be officially presented to Lammlein at the chapters
eighth annual Fall Ball on Nov. 19 at the Seelbach Hilton Hotel in Louisville.
We are delighted that Dottie was chosen this year,
McCombs said. She is such an incredible asset to our community
and such a wonderful role model for women in business. She has worked
with so many women, teaching them the skills necessary to open and run
their own successful businesses.
Lammlein is the office administrator and manager of WJL Design in La
Grange. The architectural firm is owned by her husband, Bill, but for
many years, Dorothy owned her own successful businesses, including Occasions,
a floral and wedding design service company, and La Grange Dance Studio.
As the long-time owner and principal instructor of La Grange Dance Studio,
Miss Dottie made certain that the doors to her studio were
open to every student, providing scholarships for those in need.
Trained in dance, Lammlein began her career with Kentucky Opera, then
taught ballet, tap and jazz at Courtney Weber School of Dance in Louisville.
She also danced with the Louisville Ballet before opening her own studio
in Oldham County.
Despite a busy work schedule and an active commitment to mentoring young
business owners, Lammlein has made it her lifes work to give back
to her community, primarily in capturing and sharing the history of
Oldham County. She is a former member of the board of directors of the
Oldham County Historical Society and was recently honored, with her
husband, by the Society as the 2005 Champions of History for their work
with the History Center. She is the principal author and editor of History
and Families of Oldham County, Kentucky: The First Century. She
is now working on the family history of Theodore Klein of Yew Dell Gardens.
Her role in volunteerism is not new. To many in the La Grange area,
Lammlein has always represented the person who helps get things done.
Among other accomplishments, she was a founding member of the La Grange
Business Association, a founding member of Light Up La Grange, and served
on the Mayors Preservation Committee in La Grange.
Dottie is truly a remarkable woman who has inspired so many of
us, either to start our own businesses or to get involved in Oldham
County projects, said McCombs. She reminds us what busy
women everywhere know: We can always take on one more task for the good
of our community.
Qualifications for the Woman of Achievement Award include significant
contributions to the BPW Federation objectives, including leadership
in church, local, state or national civic programs, mentoring other
women in their career advancement, and exceptional guidance to youth
and young women. The recipient is selected by a panel of members from
other BPW chapters.
This years Fall Ball will benefit Yew Dell Gardens in Crestwood.
It is the 33-acre home, gardens and arboretum of the late nurseryman
Theodore Klein. It is one of 13 American gardens designated as Partnership
Gardens by the Garden Conservancy, a national group dedicated to preserving
Americas exceptional gardens. The Bank Barn restoration is the
project for which the Fall Ball funds will be directed. A silent and
live auction will feature many items that lovers of fun and nature will
enjoy, such as a party package for use at the Yew Dell Castle, Wine
Tasting party at Riverbend Winery, diamond earrings, gold bracelet,
a year of the horse coin, and a hot air balloon ride. The Artists Showcase
also will feature jewelry, turned wood, pottery, sculpture, and other
watercolor, oil and acrylic paintings. WAVE TV and 84WHAS Radio horticultural
specialist, Cindi Sullivan will emcee this years Fall Ball. Music
will be provided by Leo Night and The Moonlighters.
Corporate sponsors are Beechwood Trees and Gardens, Coldwell Banker
McMahan, Fastline Publications, K. Vezner Development, Inc.-South Oldham
Self-Storage, Louisville Numismatic, National City Bank, The BANK Oldham
County, The Oldham Era.
The Fall Ball, titled Moonlight in the Gardens, begins at
6:30 p.m. Tickets are $100 and can be purchased by contacting Patty
Gibson at (502) 592-0565 or via email at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information, visit the BPW website at www.bpwoldhamco.org.
BPW-Oldham County is part of BPW-USA, a national
organization that has served as an advocate for working women since
1919. BPW-Oldham County meets the fourth Tuesday of each month at The
Bank Oldham County, Crestwood, Ky., and visitors are always welcome.
For more information about membership and meetings, contact Bev McCombs
at (502) 222-0040.
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