With a heavy heart I am writing to let you know about Catherine White, one of the longest standing members of IAWRT and first Vice President of the USA Chapter. Catherine passed away on Sunday, June 8th, after succumbing to cancer.
USA Chapter and IAWRT board member Sheila Dallas Katzman said her enthusiasm to serve and deep love for the association will be remembered forever. Catherine was, just a few months ago, honored at the CSW with a Lifetime Achievement Award for over fifty years of service to IAWRT.
IAWRT President Racheal Nakitare said: “She always found time to hold a meeting all the years I have been to the CSW. I always remember our first lunch at Rockerfeller in 2009 was fully sponsored by Catherine and Leila.
“Her attention to grooming and etiquette is so alive. I can’t forget the shock on her face, mixed with pleasure at the last dinner when we honored her in March – I’m so glad we did.”
Catherine was also the second vice president of the UNDPI/NGO Executive Committee.
The USA Chapter will issue a remembrance piece in due course. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family and friends during this sad time. Rest in peace Catherine.
IAWRT board Secretary.