The sole mission of the Women of Achievement luncheon is to honor the volunteer service and leadership of women. Chartered in 1976, the Zonta Club of Cape Girardeau is the oldest organization to recognize the significant contributions of women for their dedication and commitment to the region. Over 120 women have been selected from nominations submitted by individuals, organizations and the community. The honorees represent a diverse group of women in our community and are recognized each November at an awards luncheon for the lasting impact each has made on the region. The generous support of corporate and individual sponsors enables Zonta to recognize these deserving women and provide funding to organizations that improve the lives of others locally and worldwide. Additionally, the support of this event has been overwhelming, with more than 500 attending each year.
All honorees have made an enduring impact on their community. They may advocate against domestic violence and child abuse, or they may share their talents by building schools on foreign mission trips. Some Women of Achievement have used their dental and medical skills to bring comfort to others living in third world countries. They may be educators, building a strong foundation for young minds or be champions for the arts or successful business owners. They may advocate for justice, fighting poverty or helping animals find their forever homes. All of the honorees continue to make a significant impact through their volunteer work. Their passion and compassion are easily recognized through their daily commitment to the community.
We are now accepting nominations for the 2017 WOA Luncheon. Please complete the nomination form by the July 11, 2017.
Mark your calendars for this year’s event:
Friday, November 17, 2017
Expo begins at 10:30 am
Luncheon 11:30 – 1 pm
The Zonta Club of Cape Girardeau Foundation was established in 2001 as a 501(c)3 to ensure the longevity of the Women of Achievement Award and the Foundation’s ability to support worthy organizations and scholarships throughout the region. The Foundation is committed to supporting organizations that improve the lives of others, and all donations are tax deductible.