"I thoroughly enjoy the Women's History Month luncheons. I have reflected on my own parents' commitment to recognizing the importance 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

"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."
Sharon Freitas
formerly of 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.


Annual WHM Luncheon

Women’s History

Month Luncheon


It is with regret that the WHM luncheon scheduled for Thursday, March 12, 2020, has been CANCELLED due to precautions concerning the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19).  We will announce as soon as possible if and when we can reschedule the luncheon.  For more information about the Coronavirus, please visit Yolo County Health & Human Services.  We apologize for any inconvenience.

WHM Board of Directors

2020 Guest Speaker

Each year, March is designated nationally as Women's History Month. The 2020 national theme, commemorating the centennial of the 19th Amendment, is VALIANT WOMEN OF THE VOTE. As we celebrate the women who have fought for women’s right to vote in the United States, we are proud to announce Delaine Eastin, former California State Superintendent of Public Instruction, as this year’s luncheon speaker.

Delaine Eastin served as the California State Superintendent of Public Instruction (SPI) for eight years from 1995 to 2003, the first and only woman in history elected to that position. As an elected constitutional officer, Delaine managed more than forty percent of the California budget and oversaw the education of 6.1 million children. Superintendent Eastin championed state standards and assessments aligned to standards, reduced class size in kindergarten through third grade, and strengthening of arts education and hands-on science, including gardens in schools. When she left office, California had gardens in more than 3,000 schools, and Eastin had enrolled California as the first state to embrace the Team Nutrition program to improve the nutritional value of school lunches.


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