"I thoroughly enjoy the Women's History Month luncheons. I have reflected on my own parents' commitment to recognizing the impportance of our history and how we must remember it as we change our course for the better. My dad marched in the women's suffrage parades, and my mom, when she was young, started a group of diverse women interested in their cultures and histories. I hope this event continues to flourish."

Charlotte Dorsey
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


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 Catering

The 2015 luncheon is sold out. We are no longer taking reservations.


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
Media Contact: Kate Mawdsley
BJ Ford
Amanda Mason
Catherine Portman
Committee Member & Media Contact: Louisa R. Vessell
Committee Members:
Stephanie Cormier, Amy Moore, Krista Piazza

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