The Zonta Club of Bonita Springs-Estero is seeking nominations for the 2018 Woman of the Year.  

Presented by the club since 1998, the Woman of the Year is selected from nominations by the community who are well-known for their philanthropic and service contributions to improve the local community for women and girls of all stages of life. 

Former recipients have played key leadership roles in local charitable organizations and foundations or may have worked tirelessly on women’s issues that represent the heart of the Club’s mission: to improve the circumstances of women at all stages of life, both locally and globally. 

The Woman of the Year will be recognized at the club’s annual luncheon to be held Tuesday, April 17, 2018 at Bonita Bay Club. The deadline for applications is February 15, 2018.

Past recipients of this award include Brenda Tate, Teri Lamaine, Lori Nelson, Jennifer Benton, Trish Leonard, Jane Wheatley, Arden McCurdy, Cherrill Cregar, Fran Luessenhop, Nancy Near, Marjorie Rubacky, Patsy Graham, Nancy Keefer, Diane Lepola, Barbara DuFrane, Jacke McCurdy, Marie Tranovich, and Jane Hogg.

If you know a woman who exemplifies the community spirit demonstrated by past recipients of this award and would like to nominate her, please submit a brief biography including personal information about the nominee, their careers, the charitable organizations with which they are currently and formerly involved and their perspective on the community’s strengths as it pertains to women’s issues.

Send submissions to Nancy Dalaskey, President of the Zonta Club of Bonita Springs-Estero at Nominees will be voted on by a selected committee.  For more information visit the club’s website,