Zonta Club of Alpena

Women of the Year

President: Eileen Budnick

Club Charter Date: 1988 

The Woman of the Year banquet is an annual event hosted by the Zonta Club of Alpena since 1966. The purpose of this banquet is to honor a woman for her volunteerism in our community. Our Women of the Year banquet is held on Administrative Professionals Day, a day in which we acknowledge those individuals in our community who do endless volunteer work.

We encourage you to submit a nomination!
Rules:

1. The honoree cannot be a Zonta Club member
2. Can be nominated by anyone in the community
3. Must live within a 25-mile radius of Alpena
4. Must not receive nor have received compensation for the work for which she is being nominated
5. Must be making or have made a significant contribution to our community

After receiving nominations, members of the Women of the Year committee make the annual selection in secret and will contact the selected honoree’s family and friends.

To nominate an individual, click here

Nomination forms for the 2020 event must be submitted no later than March 1st, 2020
Questions on the nomination process and/or completed forms can be submitted to alpena.zonta@gmail.com

Our 2020 Woman of the Year banquet will be held on April 22, 2020 at the Aplex.

 

2019 Woman of the Year Julie Kowalski (right) with Zonta Club of Alpena President Cindy Gabara (left)

 

Past Honorees

 2019 – Julie Kowalski

2018 – Pauline Buchner

2017 – Midge Connon

2016 – Kathie Hoppe

2015 – Ann Diamond

2014 – Joyce Gohlke

2013 – Susan Fitzpatrick

2012 – Nancy Smithem

2011 – Barbara Szczesniak

2010 – Kathy Garant

*2009 – Marie Deno

2008 – Annie Olsen

2007 – Donna Precord

*2006 – Joyce LaCross

2005 – Avis Hinks

2004 – Ilene Larson

*2003 – Jennie Kerr

*2002 – Michelle Sherrill-Mix

 2001 – Rev. Leslie Nye

2000 – Judy Ableidinger

1999 – Barbara Bourdelais

1998 – Florence Stibitz

*1997 – Rita Tibbals

1996 – Vernie Nethercut

1995 – Kathy Prell

*1994 – Mickie Frongillo

*1993 – Vera Scheidler

1992 – Bronwyn Woolman

1991 – Donna Beck

*1990 – Lydia Nuechterllein

*1989 – Sally Przewozniak

*1988 – Agnes Filpus

1987 – Marsha Moers

*1986 – Rolean Julian

*1985 – Ann Taber

*1984 – Margaret Lees

1983 – Cynthia Taylor

1982 – Beverly Kihn-Attwell

1981 – Sister Jean Annette Rudolph

*1980 – Hazlett Kramer

*1979 – Viola Maltry

*1978 – Clara Wixon

*1977 – Irene Alexander

*1976 – Rosella Neumann

*1975 – Winifred Boynton

*1974 – Sophie Stafford

*1972 – Myrtle Gehrke

*1971 – Wilma Henry

*1970 – Blanche Hockett

*1968 – Gertrude Larson

*1967 – Lillian Allen

*1966 – Frances Des Champs

*Deceased