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Highlights of Pleiades Award Reception Honoring Sherrie Rogerson

The Optical Women's Association hosted their annual Pleiades Award reception and networking event honoring Sherrie Rogerson, Senior Executive of Corporate Accounts at REM Eyewear, and an OWA past president.

The Marchon Showroom located in Midtown Manhattan provided a stunning backdrop for the event held on Friday evening, March 28th. More than 250 guests were in attendance, and most hailed primarily from the optical industry and included many new OWA members. Celebrating alongside Sherrie, was her husband Kirk, and her two children Jordan and Zachary along with her many friends and colleagues in the industry.

We hope you enjoy this photo gallery of the evening. Stay tuned to our newsletter to find out what's happening on the OWA calendar. Thank you to our sponsors, and a special thank you to our event sponsor, Marchon.

You may click on any photograph to download a high-resolution version.

2014 Pleiades Honoree Sherrie Rogerson, with husband Kirk, son Zachary, and daughter Jordan.

Marchon's bright and spacious showroom set the stage for a great event.

OWA President, Christie Walker (Jobson), welcoming members and guests to the reception.

Marchon contributed many branded items for a silent auction, with proceeds benefitting the OWA's membership programs.

Refreshing drinks being served by expert bartenders.

The sparkling Pleiades Award, given to honor an individual who has shown commitment to the OWA's mission by fostering the growth of women in the industry.

Longtime friend Rene Soltis Shepherd (The Vision Council) presented Sherrie with the 2014 Pleiades Award.

Sherrie gratefully acknowledging family, friends and colleagues who have provided her with the mentoring, support, inspiration and encouragement that led to this moment.

Admiring guests join in celebrating Sherrie's acceptance remarks.

Sherrie with fellow OWA members Lorinda Fraboni (Walman Optical) and Ann E. Englert (Solutions).

Sherrie joined by REM Eyewear colleagues. Pictured from left to right: Julie Chi, Gilda Mehraban, Suzy Adzhimanukyan, Sherrie Rogerson, Rosana Fately and Eileen Goldman Sobel.

REM Eyewear colleagues Mike Hundert and Steve Horowitz came to support Sherrie and the OWA.

Sherrie and her family pose with her Pleiades Award.

OWA board member, Ann E. Englert (Solutions) with Sherrie.

Jack McGrath (guest) enjoys the event along with OWA board members Deb Lochli McGrath (Marchon/Altair Eyewear) and Lorie Lippiatt, OD (Salem Eye Care Center).

(left to right) Ken Williams (guest), Sherrie, and Dave Beebe (OWA Executive Director).

(left to right) Tiffany Fairchild (guest), Board members, Tiara Claxton (Safilo USA) and Jodi Groh (Nanofilm), and OWA member Janelle Pauli (VisionWeb).

Pamela Capaldi (Optometry Giving Sight) and Lynnette Zack-Blanton (ECP Magazine) admire the Pleiades Award — a sparkling Swarovski crystal star.

Marc Ferrara (Jobson) and a party guest visit with industry friends and colleagues.

OWA board member, Jennifer Jackson (Opti-Port) and OWA member Angela McCoy (Eye Care Associates) enjoy catching up at the celebration. Each new OWA member was presented a rose as they arrived at the reception.

OWA board member and Program committee chair, Jennifer Jackson (Opti-Port) and Dave Beebe (OWA Executive Director), express appreciation for the dozens of OWA committee members, volunteers, and Marchon hosts for sharing time and talent, resulting in a smooth-running, lovely, and memorable 2014 Pleiades event.