"I have attended the luncheons for several years. My mother, though she did not have the opportunity to attend college, was an independent woman who was very interested in the history and culture of her family and her community. It is encouraging to see that spirit continue, not only in the women of my family, but also in our Yolo County community."
Jim Brewer
West Sacramento

"I thought that this year was the best so far, and I have been coming for at least ten years, or maybe longer. Everything was very well organized. The food was excellent. The speech was excellent and timely. My friends who came with me also enjoyed the event immensely. Keep doing what all of you on the committee are doing!"
Yvonne Clinton


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29th Annual Luncheon

The 29th anniversary Yolo County Women's History Month luncheon is to be held Thursday, March 10, 2016, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Woodland Community & Senior Center, 2001 East Street, Woodland. Each year, March is designated nationally as Women's History Month. This year's Yolo County Women's History Month luncheon will recognize the 2016 national theme, 'Working to Form a More Perfect Union: Honoring Women in Public Service and Government.' Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye, Chief Justice of California, is the guest speaker. The buffet luncheon will be catered by Anderson Family Catering & BBQ.

The 2016 luncheon is sold out. Thank you for your interest in Women's History Month.

2016 Guest Speaker

The Yolo County Women's History Month Committee is pleased to annouce Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye, Chief Justice of California, as the guest speaker for the 29th annual Women's History Month luncheon.

Chief Justice Tani Gorre Cantil-Sakauye is the 28th Chief Justice of the California Supreme Court, sworn into office on January 3, 2011, and the first Asian-Filipina American and the second woman to serve as the state's chief justice. A Sacramento native, Chief Justice Cantil-Sakauye attended C.K. McClatchy High School and Sacramento City College before graduating with honors from the University of California, Davis, going on to receive her Juris Doctor degree from the UC Davis, Martin Luther King, Jr., School of Law.

Chief Justice Cantil-Sakauye previously worked as a deputy district attorney for the Sacramento County District Attorney's Office, and then served on the senior staff of Governor George Deukmejian, first as deputy legal affairs secretary and later as a deputy legislative secretary. The recipient of numerous awards and honors throughout her career, the Chief Justice is also a former board member of several nonprofit organizations and has been active in numerous professional community organizations, including membership in the California Judges Association, the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association, and the Sacramento Asian Bar Association. She is married to Mark Sakauye, a retired police lieutenant, and they have two daughters.

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