“This luncheon was such an awesome event! Women who are industry professionals gave motivational messages, came together in a way never before experienced and SFWA was honored to present Paul Pluff its 1st Eagle Award . . . much to his surprise!” -Susan Romanov
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LasVegas, NV 2003
Fun Fact: There where so many women in attendance that at the last minute, the menu was changed to salad, bread and drinks only [minus the chicken] to accommodate the unexpected number of industry women who attended. No one cared, it was such a great time! Paul Pluff was awarded the 1st SFWA Eagle Award at the luncheon and the look on his face was priceless! He was truly "The Wind Beneath Our Wings" since 2001! CLICK to listen to the audio played during the presentation. He never realized we were talking about him, until he heard his name. His wife was there to see him accept the award and it was truly a wonderful experience.
The luncheon featured women speakers who were well known in the industry [Judy Rhodes, Founder of the Divas/Kathy Sedlecky, Champion Shotgun Shooter and widow of super special Ken Sedlecky/Ruby Fox, Olympic Shooter/ and more!] and was a time of empowerment and excitement. Women who attended were industry professionals and guests of SHOT Show attendees. It was not until after the event was over that Susan learned that it was the first-ever luncheon of its kind. Ever since Susan became involved in the industry, it has never been about her, it has been about lifting up and bringing together women in the industry. SFWA continues to educate and motivate women toward the shooting sports and personal protection in a civilian-oriented manner. It's What Women Want.