WJA marks 20 years with salute to founders and past presidents

The Women’s Jewelry Association (WJA) will celebrate its 20th anniversary in 2003 with a series of activities during the year.

The first event to mark this milestone will honor its past presidents and some of the original founders at a party to be held in New York City on March 3. Called “WJA’s 20th Anniversary Salute.” It will be held at Doubles, an exclusive private club in the Sherry Netherland Hotel starting at 6 p.m. As with past WJA spring events, it was planned to coincide with the MJSA Expo New York, says event vice president Julianne Jaffe. The list of women to be honored will be announced in January.

“WJA has a rich history and we intend to celebrate this important anniversary by honoring some of the outstanding women who have provided its inspiration and leadership throughout the years,” said its current and 7th president Anna Martin, a senior vice president and regional manager at ABN AMRO in New York City. “But 2003 will also be a year of looking forward, and we will announce new programs for our members that will help them reach their professional goals.”

The cost for the March 3 event, which includes cocktails and a buffet supper, is $95 for WJA members and $110 for nonmembers. For more information contact WJA headquarters at 973-575-7190.