Congratulations to LaVerne Gollob, the deserving recipient of Women’s Symphony League’s Zoe Talbert Award.
The award is named after one of the founding members of WSL. It takes virtually a lifetime of dedication to the cause of promoting symphonic music to receive this honor. Specifically you have to be a WSL member for at least 25 years and a former president who has served on state and national levels.
Her list of services to the cause of making sure orchestral music is available for all to enjoy is remarkable.
According to information from the League, Mrs. Gollob has not only served as president of WSL but also as president of the East Texas Symphony Orchestra Association.
Her influence extends to the state where she has served as president of Texas Association of Symphony Orchestras, co-chaired TASO’s annual conference and its Juanita Miller Concerto Competition and has served as an adviser to its board.
Her devotion to giving back to our community includes supporting historic preservation and making affordable health care available to the needy.
She has headed major fundraisers for Historic Tyler Inc. and the Bethes-da Foundation, to name a few.
Recipients of the Zoe Talbert Award have their names placed on a plaque in the WSL office in Tyler and are recognized at the annual ball.
Established in 1955, WSL has grown from only a few women to more than 700.
WSL helps fund East Texas Symphony Orchestra, Tyler Youth Orchestra, WSL’s Endowment and Memorials, the Kirshbaum Strings program, TASO’s Youth Concerto Competition and other music education programs.