Excerpts of National Mother of the Year named, by Marianne Holman, LDS Church News
This year marks the 75th anniversary of the American Mothers, Inc., an interfaith, nonprofit organization that recognizes and promotes the important role of motherhood in society. The organization focuses on involvement in educational programs and community outreach and chooses two representatives — one Mother of the Year and one Young Mother of the Year — from each state.
[Dianne] Callister was chosen as the state representative for California, and later as the national Mother of the Year during the annual conference that was held in the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York City on May 1. The location is where the first award was given in 1935 to President Franklin Delano Roosevelt's mother, Sara Delano Roosevelt.