GLOSS Rocks!! From the beginning of our 7th Anniversary & Soiree to the last picture taken, the “GLOSS Rocks” theme was showcased! The goal of this celebratory event was to highlight the members of the GLOSS Sisterhood, to honor our dedicated volunteers and to gain organizational support and increase membership. Our goal was accomplished! The event commenced with the high energy entrance of the GLOSS leadership team taking the lined runway with pizzazz in their strut and their dress to Mary Mary’s hit song “God In Me”! I loved the lights, camera flashes, music, the excitement of the girls awaiting their debut, and the butterflies in my stomach of memories in the making.
Then, the moment we had all been waiting for had arrived—the entrance of the GLOSS Butterflies. Confident! Beautiful! Joyful! The Sisters of GLOSS appeared in the doorway with bright eyes, wide smiles, poised in their elegant purple dresses, stylish hair-dos, polished nails, customized white gloves, and eager to show off the newly choreographed GLOSS stroll to Robin Thicke’s instrumental, “Magic”!
Ebony McCovery, Miss Clark Atlanta University, our lovely Mistress of Ceremonies, connected with the GLOSS girls from the dressing room to the dance floor. Her grace on the stage and the inspirational nuggets sprinkled throughout the program embedded memories in all of us for years to come. The program had anointed talent that included the dynamic vocals of Nicole Clark and a powerful liturgical dance performance by Brittany Steele. Everyone viewed the slide presentation highlighting memories of the GLOSS year from all three chapters.
The dinner was delicious and the cake was scrumptious. The handsome brothers of the GLOSS sisters served as gentlemen wearing black suits, white shirts, purple bow ties and dark shades! As they escorted the ladies on and off the stage, they showed attributes of confidence and support towards their sisters.
I consider it a privilege to serve as the Executive Director of GLOSS. GLOSS is not a one-winged butterfly or a one-woman show. My platform is what it is because God has equipped GLOSS with talented leaders and supporters who are committed to the mission and vision of GLOSS. It was such a blessing for me to take part in recognizing and presenting gifts to the individuals who have contributed to the development of GLOSS. We even saluted the GLOSS parents for their commitment to their daughters’ involvement! Honoring the GLOSS girls was the highlight of the evening for me. They were awarded certificates and gift bags for their participation and significant service hours.
The Anniversary & Soiree would not have been complete without the anticipation of who will be the new Miss Butterfly. Following the final walk of Beatrice Maigua, reigning Miss Butterfly, the 80+ guests held their breath as the envelope was opened. Aisha Anderson, was crowned Miss Butterfly 2013-2014! She also received the award for the most service hours performed. Butterfly Aisha embodies the essence of GLOSS through her character and involvements.
Next year, I’m looking forward to our 8th anniversary to be celebrated with membership and leadership representation from all 3 chapters—Georgia, Virginia and Washington, DC! I encourage GLOSS to follow me as I follow Christ. And whatever GLOSS does in word or deed, we do it unto the Lord.