Woman of the Year

2021 Honoree

The 2021 Woman of the Year award was given to member, Terri King.

 She joined the Zonta Club of the Joliet Area in 2005, and has been active on almost every committee. Most recently, Terri has headed the Fellowship Committee and Service Committee. 
Terri is a fundraising fixture in the community. In 2020 and 2021 she spearheaded several unique community drives including the "Free the Girls” campaign which encouraged club members and friends to donate new or gently used bras to help victims of sex trafficking. Girls in El Savador, Mozambique and other countries sell the bras, offering an economic opportunity for survivors of sex trafficking, providing them with a safe and sustainable living wage while they rebuild their lives. More than 700 bras were collected at collection points in Joliet and Plainfield. 

Terri is known for her enthusiasm, warmth and generous and giving spirit. Her family and close friends joined the Zonta Club of Joliet in honoring Terri at the April 2021 membership meeting.

Woman of the Year Past Honorees

2004 Kathy Giegerich

2005 Beth Ann May 

2006 Mary Baudino 

2007 Pat Perrier

2008 Dinah Archambeault

2009 Yolanda Reyes

2010 Bonnie Horne 

2011 Rita Weiss

2012 Beth Colvin

2013 Mary Lancaster 

2014 Peggy Field

2015 Cathy Lowery

2016 Helen Hester Ross 

2017 Kristine Schlismann 

2018 Catherine Adamowski

2019 Pam Hunte

2020 Donna Zanzola

1995 Pam Davis Gorcowski

1996 Helen Sarsfield 

1997 Emita Ostrem

1998 Ta Wilson 

1999 Jan Larsen

2000 Lora McGuire

2001 Bonnie McElroy

2002 Dianne Harmon

2003 Karen Lega

1986 Helen Harshbarger 

1987 Dorothy Cryder 

1988 Carmela Castagna

1989 Dianna Gliwa

1990 Wanda Onstad

1991 Charlotte Baker

1992 Mohra Gavankar

1993 Jane DeWitt 

1994 Judith Freund Vavrus