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YWCA of Kitsap Announces 2013 Women of Achievement - 3/14/2013

Bremerton, WA, March 14, 2013

YWCA of Kitsap County announces the 2013 Women of Achievement Honorees. Join us as we celebrate the accomplishments of these extraordinary women in our community. The women will be honored Tuesday, April 23, 2013 at the 24th Anniversary Women of Achievement Luncheon. Proceeds from the luncheon will directly benefit YWCA ALIVE Shelter Programs that provide supportive services for survivors of domestic violence and their children.

Being honored this year are:

  • Representative Sherry Appleton, WA State 23rd Legislative District
  • Jackie Brown, Director, YWCA ALIVE Shelter
  • Karen Carson, Program Director, Interfaith Volunteer Caregivers of Bainbridge Island
  • Shannon Childs, Vice President and Marketing Director, Kitsap Bank
  • Mary Ellen de la Pena, Community Volunteer
  • Sharon Fields, Lead Lab Assistant, Group Health Cooperative
  • Peggy Howland, Community Volunteer
  • Judge Anna Laurie, Kitsap County Superior Court
  • Margaret Orn, RN, Harrison Medical Center
  • Sam Schicker, Owner, La Fermata Restaurant
  • Tamika Tiller, Community Volunteer
  • Elaine Turso, Owner, Elaine Turso Photography

The 24th Anniversary Women of Achievement luncheon will be held at Kitsap Conference Center at Bremerton Harborside, 100 Washington Avenue, Bremerton WA. Tuesday, April 23, 2013 from Noon to 1:30PM. Cost is $60 per person and includes limited free parking. Reservations available now. For tickets and information please email Theresa at or call 360.479.0522.

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YWCA of Kitsap County serves over 6,000 Kitsap County residents each year. ALIVE Shelter Programs include the YWCA ALIVE Shelter, Support Groups, Children’s support, Parenting education, Legal advocacy, Home Plus - access to permanent housing, Case Management, Work First - welfare to work transition, ALIVE Family Services, WRAPS Professional Clothing Closet, Eli’s House & Tersha’s House - Transitional Housing.