New Member Spotlight: Anna Bennett
By Sue Geary, Vice Chargée de Presse, FWS, IWS, SWS
Photo by Vice Chargé des Médias Sociaux Cole JohnsonAnna Bennett enjoyed a 27-year career as a court reporter. In March of 2010, Anna and her late husband, Rodney, founded Buffalo Blessings, a nonprofit charity dedicated to providing food and basic necessities to nearly 800 Hopi and Navajo families who live on the reservations in Arizona. Anna continues to serve as its president and director. The work of the organization became particularly challenging during the Covid pandemic. Rodney, who had coordinated the delivery of food, passed away in March of 2020. Anna found another way of continuing to provide food through grocery store gift certificates for the many families in need.
Anna comes to La Chaîne with an appreciation for good food and a knowledge of fine wines. She and Rodney served on the board of directors of Wasatch Mountains Food and Wine Society for many years. Rodney served as its president for ten years.
Anna was invited to become a member of Bailliage de Salt Lake City of La Chaîne by Don and Kristen Winder and by Mike and Kaye O’Brien. Anna finds it a privilege to be a part of this historic organization. She looks forward to continuing its tradition of absolute enjoyment and appreciation of fine food and wine in the company of friends, old and new.
Welcome, Anna. Your humanitarian work exemplifies and honors the spirit of La Chaîne. We are most pleased that you have become a member of our bailliage.
Bailli Sheral Schowe, Dame de la Chaine Anna Bennett, Bailli Provincial Philip Kress