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Annie Timmons, president of Friars Club.

Congratulations to Annie Timmons, president of the Friars Club, who was named a Center for Respite Care Transformation Award recipient for 2022. The awards were given during a virtual event that premiered on Sept. 15 and honored those who have made a positive difference in the lives of people in the Greater Cincinnati community, along with volunteers who have significantly supported the center’s clients over the past decade. Earlier this year, as Annie approached her 44th year of ministry at the Friars Club, she said, “I feel like it’s always been God’s plan for me to be here. I love working with the kids, and the Franciscans have always been so important to me. They took me under their wing, gave me the opportunity to work here and have always been so generous and kind. They’re our founding fathers and their concern for the poor and underserved and focus on community means so much.”

Provincial Minister Mark Soehner, who presented Annie with the award, describes her life as “one of intention, faith and commitment,” and noted the thousands of young lives impacted through her many years of service.

“Between the Center for Respite Care and the Friars Club, millions are served in Cincinnati,” Annie said. “I want to thank God for allowing me to be one of his servants and do His good work. And I want to thank the Center for Respite Care for this honor and this acknowledgement.”

For those who were unable to watch the live-streamed event, you can view Annie receiving her award and hear her thoughts at: facebook.com/CincinnatiFriarsClub.