The Woman of the Year Award
Do you know a woman you would like to see honored at our annual Woman of the Year Banquet?

Download and print your 2014 Woman of the Year Nomination Form
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Please fill out your form and submit to:

The Women’s Roundtable P.O. Box 3922
Erie, PA  16508


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Join Us to Celebrate our area's exceptional women!

Celebrate the Finalists
2014 Woman of the Year Reception
Thursday, April 10, 2014
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2014 Woman of the Year Banquet
Thursday, May 15, 2014

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The 2013 Woman of the Year Awards dinner was held on Thursday, May 16, 2013 at the Sheraton Erie Bayfront Hotel

Thank You WRT Members and Guests for your support and participation.

The Women's Roundtable annually presents the Woman Of The Year Award in this area and we are very proud of this event. This award honors women who have become role models for not only young women and girls, but all humankind.

2013 Woman of The Year
RoseMarie Lackey

Director of Mission Ministry, Erie City Mission

RoseMarie Lackey created Women’s Connection Ministry at the Erie City Mission, which for 100 years has primarily served men, and serves as Director of this program. This ministry brings women together across socioeconomic and cultural barriers to build relationships that are mutually supportive. RoseMarie also developed Bonker’s 4 Jesus, an inner-city summer camp that brings children an excellent opportunity to participate in arts, academics and athletics.

RoseMarie served from 1999-2006 as Athletic Director for Erie First Christian Academy, coaching girls Junior Varsity, Varsity, and fifth/sixth grade basketball. She has directed and coordinated fund raisers to support the Academy’s athletics.

RoseMrarie has also traveled to the Dominican Republic to work for women in the “Meeting God in Missions” program.

Prior to her own diagnosis of breast cancer in 2011, she raised money both locally and nationally for charities including the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure.

Prior recipients of the Woman of the Year Award: 


1987 Dorothy Christoph

1988 Ethelmae DeMatteo

  1989 Sr. Joan Chittister 1991 Judge Stephanie Domitrovich
  1992 Dr. Glenda Lawhorn 1993 Corrine Halperin Egan
  1994 Linda Bebko-Jones 1995 Dr. Susan Criswell
  1996 Judy Lynch 1997 Susan Kemenyffy
  1998 Ruth Burton 1999 Rubye Jenkins-Husband
  2000 Nancy Dusckas 2001 Dr. Loretta Seigley
  2002 Margery Knight Kibler 2003 Sharon Heidecker
  2004 Vicki Stetson 2005 Dr. Margaret Laukaitis
  2006 Susanne Porowski 2007 Dr. Judy Smith
  2008 Judge Susan Paradise Baxter 2009 Kim Stucke
  2010 Linda Stevenson
2012 Debbie DeAngelo
2011 Mary Graziano






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