"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

"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
Davis

 

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.

janice labadie

 

30th Annual Luncheon

The annual Yolo County Women's History Month luncheon highlights the achievements of local women leaders.  We are looking forward to the 30th anniversary luncheon, to be held Thursday, March 9, 2017, at the Woodland Community & Senior Center, 2001 East Street, Woodland.
 
With this year's national women's history month theme of 'Honoring Trailblazing Women in Labor and Business,' our guest speaker will be Janice Labadie, co-owner of Strelitzia Flower Co. in Davis, California.
 
The luncheon will begin at 11:00 a.m. with a buffet lunch, once again catered by Anderson Family Catering.  Please click here for the luncheon invitation.

Guest Speaker

A 20-year former resident of Yolo County, Janice Labadie is owner and partner in Strelitzia Flower Company, a 40-plus-year-family-owned florist shop located in Davis, California. Strelitzia has been voted “Best Florist in Yolo County’’ and recently received an honorable mention as the best independent retailer in Yolo County by The Davis Enterprise. Prior to Strelitzia, Janice started a landscape maintenance business while attending American River College, where she earned an Associate’s degree in environmental horticulture in 1977. 

Janice is a former volunteer and board member of several nonprofit organizations, including serving on the Davis Art Center Board of Directors, as Ambassador for the Davis Chamber of Commerce, as member on the Woodland Chamber of Commerce Sugar Queen committee, the Facilities Use Committee for Davis International House, and Board President of the Yolo County SPCA.

Janice has dedicated much of her time and support to Soroptimist International, a volunteer organization working to improve the lives of women and girls through programs leading to social and economic empowerment. A member of the Soroptimist International of Davis since 1992, Janice served on various committees and as club president. Ultimately Janice became district director of the Soroptimist International Sierra Nevada Region in 2006, and was elected governor of the Sierra Nevada Region in 2012.  

Janice and her husband, Dean, live in Newcastle; she has two step-daughters, Thea and Kristen, and four grandchildren.

Contact Us

If you are looking for a pair of reading glasses left behind at the luncheon on March 9, please click on Dotty's name below to contact her via email or call 530-666-8230.

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Amanda Mason
Catherine Portman
Shipley Walters
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Amy Moore

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