Oregon Mothers Meet

Twenty three former Mother’s of the Year and Young Mothers gathered at the beautiful historic Quello home June 23rd to celebrate the 75th anniversary of American Mothers.  These women enjoyed renewing friendships and remembering stories of their year of honor.  Marilyn Dougall and Jacque Quello hosted the function which included a beautiful tour of the home, the gardens and a spectacular buffet of summer offerings.  Tara Burke, 2005 Young Mother provided musical numbers which included her children, all of whom are string musicians.  Current Mother of the Year Shelly Brady provided entertaining stories of her experiences as a mother.  Each mother was encouraged by Marilyn’s remarks to remain a contributing part of American Mothers.  Each was asked to lend support to the nomination and selection of future Mothers of the Year and Young Mothers.  All mothers received a laminated plaque listing all state Mothers and Young Mothers since the year 1945, when the first Mother of the year was selected.  The decision was unanimous to make this an annual gathering.