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M 16 Banquet Continued from page 76 believe in themselves, and to establish and pursue goals. Her own career goals are to become a lawyer working with individuals on death row and to seek DNA testing to exoneratf those who are innocent. Lolita Lopez, of Middletown, is president and CEO of. Westside Health, Inc., serving the needs of New Castle County's unin- sured and most vulnerable ctti- LOPEZ zens. Since 1990, Lopez has helped meet the needs of the growing Hispanic population in Wilmington by expanding Westside from a tiny facility with only two exam rooms to a flourishing community health organization with a budget of $7.5 million and three loca- tions handling more than 50,000 visits and 600 deliveries a year. Lopez serves on the Governor's Health Disparities Task Force and on the boards of numerous health care organizations. She continues to-implement her cutting-edge vision of quality primary medical and dental care, and she plans to team Westside physicians with mental health professionals and with a local hospital to offer seamless, barrier-free health care. Betsy Rawls winner of 55 Ladies Professional G o 1 f Association (LPGA) tour- naments, including 8 major champi- onships, ranks fourth in RAWLS LPGA career wins and was the first woman to win four U.S. Women's Open titles. As the leading money win- ner on the LPGA tour in 1952 and 1959 and then LPGA Tour Director for 6 years, Rawls was a driving force in raising the level of play, recognition and prize money for women's golf, enabling top young women golfers worldwide to compete as first-tier athletes. Vice chairman of the board of the McDonald's LPGA Championship, Rawls, of Wilmington, served as executive director of the tournament for 18 years and helped establish women's golf as a major sport that raises millions for charity. A member of the World Golf Hall of Fame, Rawls was a 2005 honoree of the Memorial Tournament, founded by Jack Nicklaus, for having "contributed to the game of golf with conspicuous honor." Loretta E Walsh, Chief Deputy in the New Castle County Sheriff's Office since 1981, is the first woman to hold that position. She streamlined department oper- ations to realize taxpayer savings and improve constituent services and has been instrumental in updating the efficiency of the entire department. Recently elect- ed as an at-large member of the Wilmington City Council, Walsh brings years of experience to the task, having served on the council from 1985 - 1997. She is working on a Westside crime initiative to establish a model for community policing, and her proposals on gun control and on behalf of the elder- ly and disabled have transformed many lives. Walsh cofounded the Roberto Clemente Little League and, as founder and committee CAPE GAZETrE. Friday, Feb. 24. Monday, Feb. 27, 2006.77 member for the Opportunity Center Fashion Show that raises funds for the nonprofit agency, she received the 2004 Jefferson Award. Since 1981, the Delaware Commission for Women has cele- brated Women's History Month by recognizing and honoring the achievements and contributions of exceptional Delaware women. The Commission is the state's pri- mary resource and central point of contact on issues affecting women: civil rights, economic empowerment, recognition and celebration, violence prevention, women's health,, and work/life. Including the 2006 honorees, a total of 92 women of diverse backgrounds, experiences and vocations have been named to the Hall of Fame of Delaware Women. Nominated by individu- als and organizations from throughout the State, members are selected on reputation as a trail- blazer, respect among colleagues, significance and lasting effect of contributions, leadership role, and community services that impact the lives of citizens on a local, state, national or international level. The 25th Anniversary Celebration of the Hall of Fame of Delaware Women will be held in the Gold Ballroom of the Hotel DuPont on Thursday, March 16. The evening begins with cocktails at 5 p.m. followed by dinner and presentation of awards at 6 p.m. Cost is $40. For reservations, contact the Delaware Commission for Women at 302-761-8005. The deadline for reservations is Friday, March 10. TO CUT WINTER HEATING COSTS,00 USE THESE BLADES Heating prices are set to skyrocket this winter. But you can bring them back down to earth by as much as 10% by installing a well-engineered, elegant Casablanca fan. 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