Sunday, August 14, 2011

California International Pageant Summer Orientation

Today was the Summer Orientation for the California International Pageant to be held in September in Downey. It was so nice to see so many familiar faces. Eddie Peterson, the Executive Director, and Dennis Cook, the Executive Producer, both shared valuable information about the upcoming pageant. The reigning titleholders shared a little bit about their journeys thus far and all of the amazing opportunities that they have been blessed with because of the crown. During the orientation, each of the delegates had the opportunity to give a brief description of the platform they are championing. I was so impressed with all of the delegates and how inspirational all of these young ladies and women are. Each one is making a difference in their community and it warms my heart to see such passion and commitment.

For those of you who are not familiar with the International Pageant System, it is one that is very near to my heart. In fact, this system created the path for me to start my own non-profit 501(c)3 organization, Luggage of Love. The International Pageant System prides itself on showcasing the achievements of women within their communities. It is much more than a beauty pageant; it is a foundation to learn and be inspired. I can tell you first hand that competing side by side with these ladies is very empowering and I am honored to be a part of this pageant system.

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