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Shirley Yonemori Tong, Utah's Mother of the Year for 2010
Some of you may already know this, but I want you to know about the speaking opportunities Shirley has open, which may interest you or people you know.
I am excited to tell you that my wife, Shirley Tong, was selected by judges of the American Mothers Inc. as this year's Mother of the Year for Utah. She will be meeting Governor Herbert at the Statehouse this Friday at 10 a.m. and will be introduced to the Senate and the House after that. She's been told that she'll receive a proclamation plaque from the Legislature. This will be the official announcement to the public. I understand that KSL Channel 5, the SLC papers, and the Daily Herald will be notified of this event and it may be in the evening news on Channel 5 Friday.
Shirley is going to NYC end of April for the national convention where the national Mother of the Year will be selected. Her duties here in Utah will involve speaking wherever clubs or church groups desire her to address the important role of motherhood. Let us know if you'd like to arrange a fireside or an occasion for her to speak on promoting the joys of motherhood or "using the Atonement in your relationship with your spouse."
Thanks and Aloha, Brother Norm (Tong)
Editor's Note: Elder and Sister Tong both served in Japan while I was there. They are outstanding missionaries,.