“I enjoy the luncheons because they focus on positive things. This gives me a chance to see the movers and shakers from other parts of the county. The lunches remind us of the accomplishments Yolo County women have been making over time.”

John Ohlson
West Sacramento

"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

Nonprofit Status

Yolo County Women’s History Month Committee is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt California non-profit corporation. Contributions to YCWHM qualify as tax-deductible for donors.

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Bessie Anderson

Alice Carbahal

Frances Sakai

Tanya Volkers

28th Annual Luncheon

The annual Yolo County Women's History Month luncheon highlights the achievements of local women leaders. We are looking forward to the 28th anniversary luncheon, to be held Thursday, March 5, 2015, at the Woodland Community & Senior Center, 2001 East Street, Woodland. Click here for the luncheon invitation.

The luncheon will begin at
11:00 a.m. with a delicious buffet lunch, catered once again by Anderson Family CateringReservations are $25 per person.  Click here for reservation information.

2015 WHM Theme

Each year, March is designated nationally as Women's History Month. The 2015 national theme is 'Weaving the Stories of Women's Lives.' 

At this year’s luncheon, the stories of four women who were immigrants or descendants of immigrants who came to Yolo County from different countries will be highlighted: Alice Carbahal, of Spanish descent from Winters; Bessie Anderson, of Irish descent from Zamora and Knights Landing; Tanya Volkers, of Russian descent from West Sacramento; and Frances Sakai, of Japanese descent from Clarksburg. 

Each woman’s story will be presented by a female student from the Davis Senior High School Theater Arts Department. Gwyneth Bruch, drama teacher from the high school, is coordinating the program with Miriam Nansen as Alice, Sofie Brown as Frances, Geneva Duren as Tanya and Naomi Gerner as Bessie.

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Board of Directors:
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Secretary: Shipley Walters
BJ Ford
Catherine Portman
Committee member & media contact: Louisa R. Vessell
Committee members: Stephanie Cormier, Gloria Lopez, Kate Mawdsley, Amy Moore, Krista Piazza

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