"We really enjoyed the stage program when some local women dressed up as historic Yolo County women. I remember Margy Yutzy as Margaret McDowell. I think having a connection to the historic women from all parts of the county is important."
formerly of West Sacramento
"Every year we get to celebrate the women of Yolo County and their numerous achievements. I love attending these luncheons to hear about the women who are making positive change in our county and who continue to be role models for all of us."
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.
30th Annual Luncheon
The annual Yolo County Women's History Month luncheon highlights the achievements of local women leaders. We are looking forward to the 30th anniversary luncheon, to be held Thursday, March 9, 2017, at the Woodland Community & Senior Center, 2001 East Street, Woodland.
With this year's national women's history month theme of 'Honoring Trailblazing Women in Labor and Business,' our guest speaker will be Janice Labadie, co-owner of Strelitzia Flower Co. in Davis, California.
A 20-year resident of Yolo County, Janice Labadie is owner and partner in Strelitzia Flower Company, a 40-year-family-owned florist shop located in Davis, California. Strelitzia has been voted “Best Florist in Yolo County’’ and recently received an honorable mention as the best independent retailer in Yolo County by The Davis Enterprise. Prior to Strelitzia, Janice started a landscape maintenance business while attending American River College, earning an Associate’s degree in environmental horticulture in 1977.
Janice is a former volunteer and board member of several nonprofit organizations, including serving on the Davis Art Center Board of Directors, as Ambassador for the Davis Chamber of Commerce, as member on the Woodland Chamber of Commerce Sugar Beet Queen committee, the Facilities Use Committee for Davis International House, and Board President of the Yolo County SPCA.
Janice has dedicated much of her time and support to Soroptimist International, a volunteer organization working to improve the lives of women and girls through programs leading to social and economic empowerment. A member of the Davis division of Soroptimist since 1992, Janice served on various committees and as club president. Ultimately Janice became district director of the Soroptimist International Sierra Nevada Region in 2006, and was elected governor of the Sierra Nevada Region in 2012.
Janice and her husband, Dean, live in Newcastle; she has two step-daughters, Thea and Kristen, and four grandchildren.
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