Any woman who is a successful administrative professional has to wear her "big girl panties" every day. At this year's Administrative Professional's Luncheon, they will be encouraged to avoid tucking their skirt in those panties.
"Tuck your skits in your panties and run" is the theme of keynote speaker Lucy Adam's presentation for this year's luncheon Wednesday.
"It's also the title of my next book coming out next spring," Mrs. Adams said. "And I'll be talking about the embarrassing spots we can get in, and how we have to just laugh at them."
All local businesses are invited to send their Administrative Professional Support Staff to the 23rd annual luncheon, held in the First United Methodist Church of Thomson's Family Life Center and hosted by the Thomson-McDuffie Chamber of Commerce.
Married to Brad, Mrs. Adams is the mother of four children, an author and syndicated humor columnist.
Although her book is about embarrassing situations from her own personal experiences, those of her family members, friends and of total strangers, Mrs. Adams said her presentation at the luncheon will focus only on work-related situations.
Each year, over 100 ladies gather for lunch, door prizes, a program, and to find out which one of them is the Administrative Professional of the Year.
The annual administrative professional luncheon began in 1988, and was sponsored by the local chapter of the National Secretaries Association. When the chapter dissolved, the local Chamber of Commerce took over the banquet, according to Chamber Executive Director Carolyn Gilbert. This year's luncheon is sponsored by Milsco Manufacturing.
Admission is $20 per guest and payable in advance at the Chamber of Commerce office on Main Street in Thomson. Call 706-597-1000.