Congratulations to our very own Toula Oberlies!! (Thanks to Cindy S for seeing this on Facebook.)
On June 2, 2023, Sweet Adelines International President Thérèse Antonini presented the 2023 President’s Lifetime Achievement Award to Toula Oberlies.
Toula joined Sweet Adelines in 1974 and over subsequent years has served in multiple roles at every level of the organization, from service to her beloved Capital City Chorus through her dedication to Harmony Heartland Region 4 to her sustained commitment at the International level. She has been instrumental in the success of philanthropy within Sweet Adelines, both as a donor and most impressively in her decades-long commitment to young singers.
“Those of us who have benefited from Toula’s organizational service have a common experience with Toula – she finds a way to help every time she is asked,” said President Antonini. “While her service record is extensive and impressive, it is perhaps the impact she has had on the individual members of the organization that makes her most deserving of this award. So many members have memorable stories to share about their interactions with Toula. Some stories are funny, some joyful, some poignant, but all have a common foundation – one of support and generosity of spirit.” #sweetadelines