Meet the 2009 Woman of the Year for Beta Sigma Phi A Watertown native, Marne Hult's roots run deep-all the way from a student at Mellette Elementary School to a 1983 graduate of WHS. Marne traveled off to college attending SDSU graduating in 1987 with a bachelor's degree in graphic Design and advertising. She then joined the Watertown Public Opinion staff where her talents were put to use in the advertising sales department for 14 years. As many of you have experienced career changes, so did Marne. Following the PO career and some much needed time off, Marne joined the staff at PLHCS where she is now the director of the PLHCS Foundation having served in this position for the past three years. If you did not know her in either of these two career capacities, you may know Marne as Bruce Hult's wife or Blake and Bryce's mom. Some of you may know Marne as a member of Holy Name Church or as a chairperson of the annual Make-A-Wish fundraiser. Every June, Watertown is treated to ice cold lemonade at a very amazing booth at County Fair Foods called Alex's Lemonade Stand. Thanks to Marne and her team and the citizens of Watertown who buy these refreshing beverages, money is raised annually to fight childhood cancer through ongoing cancer research. Also in June, you can support Marne's Relay for Life team — known as "Emily's Angels" — in honor of her daughter, Emily Claire Hult, who became an angel at the way too early age of 6 which explains the dedication Marne has for both the Alex's lemonade stand and Relay for Life. Whether you know Marne through her careers or an activity in the Watertown community, you know a salt of the earth woman-one who gives unselfishly to her family, her job, and her passions. As I present you the 2009 Beta Sigma Phi Woman of the Year, I ask you to join me in applauding a most deserving person who has touched many lives — mine included with her friendship. She exemplifies Beta Sigma Phi motto of life, learning and friendship.