By Mary Alys Cherry
Lea Bodie has been selected as the general chairman of the 2014 Lunar Rendezvous Festival.
In making the announcement, the Lunar Rendezvous Advisory Board cited her dedication and leadership skills in philanthropic endeavors, noting that she has been an avid community supporter since moving to the Bay Area in 2009.
In fact, she has been heavily involved in previous Lunar Rendezvous Festivals. She previously chaired the Coronation Ball, served as court chairman and was the 2013 Auction co-chairman, where, festival officials say “she always did an overwhelming job.”
In 2013, Bodie was awarded the Lunar Spirit Award by the Festival for her many years of enthusiastic support. She is a graduate of the University of Houston and has been involved in numerous nonprofit organizations over the years and continues to devote her time to supporting local charities.
“I’m looking forward to this year’s Festival,” the Oxnard, Calif. native says. “We have a renewed emphasis on community service. Keep your eyes open for our exciting service initiatives.”
She currently serves on the Bay Oaks Country Club Board of Governors and is president of Imperastaff. She is also heavily involved in the Women’s Group at University Baptist Church, which she attends with her husband, Jason, and three children.
Although she was born in California, she has lived all over Texas. “Two elementary schools, two junior highs and three high schools. Never met a stranger!” she chuckles as she goes over her lists of possible event chairmen and co-chairmen.