GRAND Magazine is proud to announce that proud grandmother, Judith Botvin, has agreed to serve as our GRAND Ambassador for the State of Colorado.
Judith (Kaminsky) Botvin is back in her native city, Denver, after having spent 35 years living and raising her family in Reading, Pennsylvania. There, she worked in communications for Metropolitan Edison, Co. (now First Energy), serving in that role through the Three Mile Island episode
For several years, she was president of Berks Woman’s Network, where professional women enjoyed mutual support and friendship. “In the 1970’s, ‘80’s and 90’s, working women needed to support each other in navigating the business world,” she says. “In the same way, today’s grandparents can maximize their experience by connecting with one another. I always thought there should be a publication for this. When I heard about Grand, I immediately wanted to be a part of it.”
After taking early retirement and moving to Denver in 1997, she (finally) became a grandparent. “My three daughters were single when we moved; soon after, they all married and started having children. Happily, two daughters have settled in Denver, with their three children. Our third daughter and her family are living in Jakarta, Indonesia, where we have already visited them.”
Today, between grandchildren visits, Judy is occupied with crafts, writing, adult education classes, household projects and “self-maintenance.” She volunteers for the Denver Public Library, reading each week to pre-school classes. She and Ivan, her husband of 52 years, enjoy the friendliness of Denver people, the casual lifestyle, and (at least) 300 days of sunshine a year!