December 31, 2003
HOUSTON, TEXAS – The Junior League of Houston, Inc. has announced Sara Houstoun Lindsey as the 2004 recipient of the prestigious Adelaide Lovett Baker Award. The award, named for The Junior League of Houston, Inc.’s Founding President, is presented to an individual who has been a sustainer for at least ten years and who has had a significant impact on the community after her active involvement with The Junior League of Houston, Inc.
Sara Houstoun Lindsey exemplifies the characteristics of a true leader and dedicated volunteer. Through her many great works, Lindsey represents how The Junior League of Houston, Inc. and its members help build a better community. Throughout the years, she has given her time and assistance to a wide variety of local, state and national non-profit boards, providing leadership, chairing fundraising efforts, and assisting with volunteer support. She served on the Governor’s Board of the State of Texas Hemisfair, served as the Houston representative for the American Social Health Association and the American Red Cross, and currently serves on the Liberal Arts Council of Texas A&M and as a Trustee Emeritus of Pine Manor College. Lindsey’s community involvement also includes volunteer service to the Good Samaritan Foundation, The Gathering Place, Visiting Nurse Association Board, the American Red Cross, the River Oaks Garden Club, AWARE, Camp for All, and the American Heart Association.
Although Lindsey is being recognized for her community involvement outside of The Junior League of Houston, Inc., she made a great impact on the Houston community as an active member of the organization. Lindsey served as President in 1957-58, followed by four years of service as Regional Director and Vice President of the Board of the Association of Junior Leagues International. She played a pivotal role in The Junior League of Houston, Inc.’s history, having served as Recording Secretary, Placement Chair for two years Second and First Vice Presidents, Chair of the third Charity Ball, Co-Chair of the first Junior League cookbook and Co-Chair of the current League’s Building and Plans Committee.
With her husband, John, she hosted the first party in the old Post Oak League headquarters and twenty years later continued the tradition by hosting the first party in the Briar Oaks facility. Sara Houstoun Lindsey will be recognized for her contributions at a special award presentation and luncheon on Tuesday, January 27, 2004, at 11:30 a.m. in The Junior League of Houston, Inc.’s Ballroom. For reservations to the Adelaide Lovett Baker Award Luncheon, please contact Perry Ann Reed, Assistant Sustainer Chair, at 713-666-1027.