Our 51st Annual Woman of the Year Banquet was held on April 26, 2017, at the Ramada Inn.  For the first time in recent memory we had a sold out crowd, which only showed how deserving this year's recipient of the award was.  And we couldn't have asked for a better night celebrating our 51st Annual Woman of the Year, Midge Connon

Midge's family, friends, and fans filled the room with love and enthusiasm. Midge is a retired elementary school teacher who has given much of her time & talents to organizations including Delta Kappa Gamma, Besser Museum for Northeast Michigan, Thunder Bay Arts Council and Alpena County Library. Thank you Midge for all of your contributions to the community and for being a fantastic new Woman of the Year!

Midge Connon (left) Zonta's 2017 Women of the Year and Karen Kamsyzek, President of Zonta Club of Alpena (right).

Midge Connon: 

2017 Woman of the Year!

Woman of the Year

The Woman of the Year banquet is an annual event that has been hosted by the Zonta Club of Alpena since 1966. The purpose of this banquet is to honor a woman for her volunteerism to our community.  

The nominee for Woman of the Year must meet the following requirements: 

  • She cannot be a current member of Zonta;
  • She must not receive, nor have received, compensation for the work for which she is being nominated; and
  • The volunteer efforts for which she is being nominated must have benefited, and/or are currently benefiting, the residents of Alpena County.  


We are now accepting nominations for the 52nd Annual Woman of the Year! Please complete the below nomination form if you know of an exceptional woman that fits the criteria above. 






‚ÄčThe 52nd Annual Woman of the Year Banquet will be held April 25, 2018 at the Ramada Alpena. More information to follow.


We hope you can join us!