The Organizing world gathered in Los Angeles last week for the 2009 Los Angeles Organizing Awards held at the Luxe in Bel-Air. Time management guru Stephen Covey received a Lifetime Achievement Award for helping us better organized our time through his books, products and seminars. In a special taped “thank you” he noted how important it is to stand back and look at what is in our life. Covey went on to say many times, upon examination, even our time is cluttered with events and activities that may not be as important as we think.
The Awards were presented by the National Association of Professional Organizers-Los Angeles chapter and event sponsor The Office Depot. Over 150 professional organizers, product representatives and service providers attended. Caught on the red carpet before the dinner and awards show were Mary Ann Pate, Past President of NAPO-San Francisco, Janine Sarna-Jones, Past President of NAPO New York and member of the NAPO Board of Directors and Chris McKenry. McKenry, and his board in 2006 created the Los Angeles Organizing Awards.
The current and past president of the Los Angeles Chapter of NAPO joined Hal Sparks on the red carpet. Sparks of “Queer as Folk” was the host of the evening. Pictured from left to right: Robin Davi, Donna McMillan, Dorothy Breininger, John Trosko, Dolores Kaytes, Hap Sparks, Christine Reiter, and Chris McKenry.
Also attending was Jodie Watson, star of Real Simple.Real Life and NAPO-LA Vice President and Awards chair. From around the country guests included NAPO National board of directors; President Standolyn Robertson and board members Angela Wallace, Pam McCutcheon, Janine Sarna-Jones, Allan Young, and Sandy Stelter- all celebrating the glamor of organization.
photo credits: Sara Getzkin and Michelle Clooney