The Cedar Springs Women’s Club 2014 Woman of the Year award was presented on June 5, 2014 to Sue Harrison, a member of Women’s Club since 2005. Sue’s husband, Phil, was at the meeting to surprise her. Sue and Phil have two children. Scott and wife Sherry have one daughter, Emma. Amy and Craig have four girls: Jordan, Rachel, Mira, and Maeve.
Jan Hammersmith, past recipient of the Woman of the Year award, presented Sue with a bouquet of red roses, a plaque and certificate, and gifts commemorating the occasion.
Sue has been an officer on the Women’s Club Board as Director, 2nd and 1st Vice Presidents since 2006 and was just inducted as President of the Women’s Club for 2014-2015. Sue has been a member of the Scholarship Selection Committee, worked at the Club’s yearly yard sale, and has compiled and printed the Club’s annual booklet.
Besides Women’s Club, Sue is very active in her hometown. With Donna DeJong, she co-authored the book on the history of Cedar Springs called The Cedar Springs Story. She has announced the Grand Parade for Red Flannel Day for over 23 years and was Grand Marshal in 2008. Sue is a charter member of the Cedar Springs Community Players, was a mentor for Kid’s Hope, and is a Cedar Springs Community Food pantry volunteer. She is a member and choir director at the Cedar Springs United Methodist Church and crochets with the Love-N-Stitches, a group that knits and crochets items to donate.
Sue has been very active in the Grand Rapids Sweet Adelines Barbershop Chorus since 1990 and has traveled with the group to Italy, Netherlands, France, and many places in the United States. Recently the chorus won the Regional Competition and will travel to Las Vegas to compete in the International Competition in 2015.
As a recipient of the Cedar Springs Women’s Club Woman of the Year award, Sue joins her mother, Doris Grannis, and sister, Sally Grayvold, who also were recipients in 2002 and 2009 respectively.