Zonta Club of Santa Clarita Valley Honors “Women in Service”

by | May 1, 2021 | Business News

Every year, Zonta Club of Santa Clarita Valley hosts the “Women in Service” luncheon to honor outstanding women volunteers throughout the Santa Clarita Valley. Due to the pandemic, this year’s “Women in Service Celebration” will be a FREE event, and will be held via Zoom on Saturday, May 15, 2021 at 11:00 am. We invite you to join us in honoring 17 amazing women who have worked to improve the lives of women and girls in Santa Clarita Valley. These dynamic volunteers are nominated by non-profit organizations that share the Zonta mission. One of these 17 women will be selected as the Carmen Sarro Award recipient. This award recognizes and celebrates the life of Zonta Club of SCV’s dear member, Carmen Sarro, who had such a positive impact on the people and organizations in the Santa Clarita Valley. To receive the Zoom link for the “Women in Service Celebration”, please email womeninservice@scvzonta.org OR visit www.scvzonta.org/women-in-service.

Sheril Porter
Single Mothers Outreach
Sheril instills confidence in single moms so they can move forward in their lives and careers while on a path for a successful family life.

Jennifer Puleo
Bridge to Home
Jennifer brought her organizational skills to fundraisers in support of the homeless. She has forever changed the way funds will be raised in the future.

Kim Kurowski
Soroptimist International of
Greater Santa Clarita Valley
Kim works with women and girls to instill self-confidence, provide access to education and training for self-empowerment and enrichment for their futures.

Mary (Katie) Varner,
Henry Mayo Home Tour League
As Home Tour Coordinator, Katie easily handles everything from safety and security to visitors. She works with the homeowners addressing any questions or concerns.

Liz Seipel
Santa Clarita Corps, Salvation Army
Liz’s “out of the box” thinking helped recruit an advisory board as well as write several successful grants for a “Clean Clothes” program and others.

Julia Estrada
Santa Clarita Valley Boys and Girls Club
Julia volunteered at the club while in high school. She started a tennis program at the club, getting kids off their phones and playing tennis.

Dawn Begley
Wish Education Foundation
Dawn chairs the Board of Directors. Through committees, she assures that women and girls have access to the tools needed to succeed in the classroom.

Teri Gaudioso
Fostering Youth Independence
Teri works with foster youth who have aged out of the system to assure they complete a post-secondary education and become successful independent adults.

Janet Cheveres
Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital Foundation
As a spin/fitness coach, Janet saw clients impacted by breast cancer. Janet created “Ride for a Cure” which has raised funds to fight cancer.

Holly Feneht
Circle of Hope
Holly was instrumental in creating Hopes Haven, a cancer wellness center within Circle of Hope to provide free services and assistance to cancer patients.

Jasmine Renae Ball
Samuel Dixon Family Health Center
Jasmine became part of our Mental Health team, offering her dynamic personality, commitment to our patients, and motivation to make changes in the community.

Mimi Baum
Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital Auxiliary
With Mimi’s dedication, commitment and leadership, the Auxiliary has earned over $30K to ensure our community has access to superior technology for breast cancer detection.

Nancy Barker
Assistance League of Santa Clarita
Nancy created systems that help our future growth, established record retention and a business plan. She will soon be Marketing Manager for our Thrift Store.

Debra Fishburn
Child & Family Center
Debra believes strongly in helping children. She serves on the Fund Development Committee, whose mission is to raise funds and awareness to support our programs.

Betty Neff
Santa Clarita Valley Senior Center
Betty performs a multitude of essential duties with compassion and positivity, including delivering meals to homebound seniors, and commits to spending quality time with them.

Marianne Cederlind
Carousel Ranch
Marianne believes every person should have the opportunities to be their very best, and her efforts through the years has made that possible for many.

Ginny Gregor
AAUW Santa Clarita Valley
Ginny is passionate about our Tech Trek program. She inspires young women to be the best they can be and pursue studies in STEM subjects.

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