Bettie Hodges Inducted into Marin Women’s Hall of Fame


The 2014 Marin Women’s Hall of Fame was hosted last week at the Peacock Gap Golf Club, 333 Biscayne Dr. in San Rafael.

More than 350 women attended the induction ceremony to honor five women for their work and commitment to Marin community.

Bettie Ruth Hodges was honored for her social change efforts and her work with The Hannah Project Partnership. Growing up in the 1960’s, change has been a continuous metaphor in her life and always motivated her to give back to her community.

“These values has been departed to me all my days,” said Hodges. “It was what was talked about in the kitchen table, and preached at the pulpit. Helping others and the community has been the right thing to do.”

Other honorees included Claudia Asprer for her community service efforts. She is the founder of ‘Moving On Up’, an organization that provides services for emancipated foster youth. Joan Brown was honored for her volunteer leadership with the Civic Center Volunteers organization.

Patricia Hellman Gibbs, M.D. was honored for her work in the Health and Services field at the San Francisco Free Clinic and Elissa Giambastiani was posthumously recognized in the area of Business and Professions with the San Rafael Chamber of Commerce.


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