Katie to her friends - but Katherine Rosman when she talking to a large group and every seat was taken at the Cabin Fever Lunch at Saratoga National Golf Club January 26.
Soroptimists have their Cabin Fever Lunch every year in the cold, dark days of mid-winter. And they have a speaker who is going to warm-up the audience and get rid of some winter gloom.
That was Katie Rosman's task and she delighted the audience by telling them .how she wrote a book about the death of her mother If You Knew Suzy.
Katie said that when she first brought up the idea of the book, the editor told her Every woman who loses her mother, has a book to write.
Perhaps, but that got Katie working and researching and determining that yes, she had a story to tell.
That same editor would publish If You Knew Suzy.
Elaina Richardson introduced Katie to the audience. Elaina is president of Yaddoo, the Artist's Retreat in Saratoga Springs., And that's where Katie had put the finishing touches on her book.
Elaina when she was managing editor of Elle Magazine had hired Katie for first job. And she had remained a mentor and friend over the years since 1987.
Elaina had to leave her her introduction so she missed the thanks, the tales of personal support over the years that she had provided Katie.
Katie had left Elle Magazine to become a full time reporter and columnist for the Wall Street Journal, married and the mother of two.
And she had to deal with the death of Suzy at sixty.
Soroptimists are professional and business women and they wanted to hear Katie. One woman said afterwards Nobody looked at their watches.
Soroptimists have committed $15,000
to help Saratoga Women and Girls this year
Deadline is Jan 31 - contact Susan.Bartkowski@gmail.com
Last year Soroptimists awarded more than $11,000 toGirls on the Run of Glens Falls Hospital, Shelters of Saratoga, Franklin Community Center Inc., Rebuilding Together Saratoga County, Inc., Bridging People and Places, To Life!, Inc., The Children's Museum at Saratoga, Planned Parenthood Mohawk Hudson, Inc., Captain Youth and Family Services, I am, I can Inc., and FastBreak Fund