Monthly Archives: April 2016

Zonta Executive Luncheon – Award Winners

A sure sign of spring in the Kankakee River Valley is the annual Zonta Executive Luncheon. Over the years, Kankakee area executives have shown overwhelming support for this exciting event. This year’s Executive Luncheon will be held Thursday, April 14 at the Kankakee Country Club. Luncheon will be served promptly at 12 noon, followed by the recognition of the 2016 Woman of Achievement and the 2016 Young Woman in Public Affairs.

Each year, Zonta selects an outstanding woman in the area that exemplifies the mission and goals of Zonta to receive the Woman of Achievement Award (WOA). Also selected is an exceptional young woman who has demonstrated an early commitment to her community to receive the Young Woman in Public Affairs (YWPA) scholarship.

This year’s WOA and YWPA recipients are Sandra Knight, Executive Director of YWCA Kankakee, and Kassidy Jungles, senior at Manteno High School, respectively. Zonta Club of Kankakee boasts an impressive history of past WOA and YWPA recipients. You won’t want to miss meeting this year’s remarkable women! Please mark your calendar to join us on Thursday, April 14 from noon to 1:00 pm for a delicious lunch, networking, and affirmation of the amazing women in our community. Contact Carol at 815-592-6839 for more information.


Sandra Knight, Executive Director YWCA Kankakee


Kassidy Jungles, Bishop McNamara