At the annual Women of Achievement “Yellow Rose Luncheon”, we award and acknowledge the accomplishments of ten to fifteen outstanding women from the Jefferson City area, nominated by individuals from the community and the Zonta Club membership.
These women meet the criteria of being noted for their exceptional achievements in their chosen field or as a volunteer working to improve the community.
Two women from this group are chosen to receive the “Women of Achievement” award. The award winners are selected by members of a Zonta Club in another city.
FORMER WOMEN OF ACHIEVEMENT AWARD WINNERS
2000 Marilyn DeFeo, Jeanie Moore
2001 Lori Levine, Sharon Naught
2002 Nancy Gratz, Linda Pullam Key
2003 Donna Deetz, Debra Walker
2004 Connie Cunningham, Jean Wankum
2005 Cynthia Arendt, Sr. Ethel-Marie Biri
2006 Carolyn Atkins, Rita Esterly
2007 Mary Pat Abele
2008 Susie Hinds, Mary Winter
2009 Carolyn Mahoney
2010 Mary Ann Chambers, Tuck Vandyne
2011 Gracia Backer, Ann Harris
2012 Dr. Jahnae Barnett, Dr. Laurel Kramer
2013 Deb Brown, Sr. Evelyn Marie
2014 Audrey Kauffman, Dr. Miriam Fuller
2015 Angela Kirsch, Yvonne Matthews
2016 Paula Burnett, Carl Tolbert Beavers
2017 Treaka Young, Sherri Elliott-Thomas
2018 Jill Hansen, Elizabeth Tina Sellner
2019 Joy Johnson, Chris Chinn