Our 11th annual Women of Achievement Luncheon raises funds for local service projects and scholarships, and also allows us to honor women for their accomplishments and contributions to our community. Nancy Hunter Stiegemeyer is our Lifetime Achievement Award winner and Dr. Erin Fluegge is our Celebration Award recipient. We also will honor six Women of Achievement.

The expo begins at 10:30 a.m. and the luncheon and program start at 11:30. Tickets are $30.

For tickets or more information, call (573) 334-8884 or email woa@capezonta.org or shannonkdaniels@ymail.com.

For more information, tickets or sponsorship opportunities call (573) 334-8884 or email.

The Women of Achievement Luncheon is Zonta's largest fundraiser of the year.  One-third of the proceeds are given to Zonta International to help fund programs that help women across the globe.  The remaining two-thirds stays local - right here in Cape Girardeau - to help women in need. 

In 2014 more than 400 people attended the Zonta Women of Achievement Luncheon. The focus of our event is to honor and recognize local women for their accomplishments and contributions to our community. 

The 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award Winner: Nancy Hunter Stiegemeyer

Nancy Stiegemeyer’s passion for education has helped improve the library and information system in Cape Girardeau, the state of Missouri and nationwide. She served on the Cape Girardeau Public Library Board of Trustees from 1965 to 1979, including a year as president in 1979. She also served on the SEMO Library System Board of Trustees and the Missouri Library Association Board, where she earned the Meritorious Service Award in 1974. Stiegemeyer also has served on the Missouri Library Trustees and Citizens Division, the American Library Trustee Association, the Lutheran Family and Children’s Services board, United Way, PEO Sisterhood and with Alzheimer’s group sessions.

The 2015 Celebration Award Winner: Dr. Erin Fluegge

Dr. Erin Fluegge earned her undergraduate and MBA degrees at Southeast Missouri State University and her Ph.D. from the University of Florida. In 2008, she returned to Southeast as an associate professor in management and marketing. She is involved with the Safe House for Women through its VintageNOW Fashion Show, along with the Washington University Women’s Leadership Forum, Women Inspiring Entrepreneurship, the Power of Women Luncheon held annually at Southeast, Leadership Cape, Leadership Missouri and the Southeast Alumni Association. She also represented Cape Girardeau as Mrs. Missouri in 2014. 

The 2015 Zonta Women of Achievement Award Nominees are:

Dr. Olivia Aranha

Dr. Christy Fowler

Lynne Karnes

Dr. Ann Kinsey

Della Moore

Penny Williams

The winner is chosen by another Zonta club in our district to ensure complete impartiality and will be announced at the luncheon.

Tickets to the luncheon are $30.  Click Here to Purchase Ticket(s) / Sponsorship or purchase through a Zontian! 

PO Box 204    Cape Girardeau, Missouri  63702   info@capezonta.org