Women of the Year nominated; awards dinner on May 11

The Business and Professional Women’s Clubs in Abbotsford and Mission are hosting the annual Myrtle Evertt Women of the Year Awards on Wednesday, May 11.

The Business and Professional Women’s Clubs in Abbotsford and Mission are hosting the annual Myrtle Evertt Women of the Year Awards on Wednesday, May 11.

Four women – three from Abbotsford and one from Mission – have been nominated. The recipients will be named at the gala awards dinner, starting at 5:30 p.m. at Garden Park Tower, 2825 Clearbrook Rd.

The event includes a silent auction to raise money for the two bursaries that will be awarded to graduating young women – one from Abbotsford and one from Mission.

Tickets are available online at wotytickets.eventbrite.com or by calling 604-287-1716.


– Deborah Lehmann is the executive director of the Abbotsford Hospice Society and has a background in human resources. She has been integral in the inclusion of AHS in the Campus of Care project – adjacent to Abbotsford Regional Hospital – which will include an adult hospice. Lehmann also serves as a volunteer on the Abbotsford Police Board, the Abbotsford Multicultural Festival, and Restorative Justice and Advocacy Association.

– Paulette Baker is a nurse advisor with WorkSafeBC. As such, she is a liaison between health professionals and the claimants she works with to help them recover from injury and return to their jobs. She has also completed two overseas missionary trips, raised funds to send a terminally ill father and his family to Disneyland, and raised money to provide care and support to new immigrant families.

– Doris Woodman-McMillan is president of Numbers Unlimited, a local bookkeeping business, and has been active with the Abbotsford Chamber of Commerce, Operation Red Nose, the Sister City Committee and the Rotary Club. She averages 10 hours of volunteering each week, and is involved in ongoing professional development. She was a Business Excellence Awards winner in 2010.

– Ann Senae is a self-employed certified general accountant and charter member of the Mission Business and Professional Women’s Club. She has served with many non-profit groups in Mission, including the Valley Women’s Network, the Women’s Resource Society, the Hospice Society, and the Chamber of Commerce. Senae also sings with several different groups, including the Sweet Adelines.

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