Past Speakers


January 17 (Dinner) The Slight Edge with Traci Emerald – @ Mountain Springs

February 21 (Lunch) Round table Q & A “People, Purpose & Passion”

March  14  (Dinner) “What is your Purpose?”  Mayor Connie Williams – @ Mountain Springs

April  18 (Lunch) “Fashion and Places”  Heidi Johnson

May 22  Business Expo @ Opera Hall

June  20 (Lunch) “Finding your Passion”  Laura Kireg, District Attorney

July  18 Wine Down Wednesday @ Harte of the Kitchen

August 15 (Lunch) “Finding your Strength”  Laura Sunday  – Center for a Non-Violent Community

September 19 (Dinner) “Connection with People”  Margott Weltin @ Mountain Springs

October  17 (Lunch) Board Elections  “Youthful Brain Now” Dr. Tamara Lund, DC, DACNB

November  28 (Dinner) Installation Dinner  – @ Mountain Springs

December 19 (Lunch) Holiday Luncheon “Giving to our Community” Chris – Friends of the Library


January 18, 2017 Nicole Kikugawa, Zuk Financial Group, Goal Setting

February 2017 Karen McLaughlin, Personality Types

March 2017  Round Table Discussions, helping each other find solutions

April 2017  Diana Cooper Ph.D., MBA, How to develop or update your business plan

May 24, 2017 Business Expo @ Opera Hall

June 2017 Randy Wey – Your Business Comfort Zone

July 2017 Wine Down Wednesday

August 2017 Claudia NewcornZipline to Success

September 2017 Building Your Business through Social Media Brandon Russel of 4thdmc

October 2017 Board Elections

November 2017 Installation Dinner – 7 Sisters/Black Oak Casino

December 2017 Holiday Luncheon – Mountain Springs 


January 20, 2016 How to Write a Blog

February 17, 2016 Starting a Business with Vonnie Hilton (Simply Delish)

March 18, 2016 Making a Business Exit Plan with Lee Ann Fox

April 15, 2016 Flower Arranging @ Columbia Nursery

May 20, 2016 Business Expo @ Opera Hall

June 17, 2016 How to Publish a Book with Sandy Lee

July 20, 2016 Wine Down Wednesday

August 17, 2016 WHOW (Women Helping Other Women) with Michelle Dean

September 21, 2016 Brush and Cork Special Event

October 19, 2016 Women’s Health with Brie Newton Ferguson

November 16, 2016 Board Installation

December 21, 2016 Holiday Luncheon and Goal Setting for 2017


Jan 2015  Jill Olson, Columbia Community Collge, “Goal Setting”

February 2015 Tricia Thompson “Dress for Success”

March 2015 Lee Ann Fox “Life Cycle of a Customer”

April 2015 Karen Luckhardt “Facebook Tips and Tricks”

June 2015 Bobbi Bankston Owner/Creator “The Mason Bar Company”

July 2015 Sarah Rogers Nesper M.A. “Recipe for Success”

September 2015 Twilight Gala – An Affair to Remember

October 2015 Karen Hendrix, Diagnostic Technician and Barbara Conklin, Nurse Navigator Team “Breast Cancer Awareness”

December 2015 Holiday Luncheon


Jan 2014    Michelle Tascoe, Financial Coach: “Achieving Goals in the 10 Pillars of your Life”

June 2014 Dana Pfeil “Avoiding Litigation in Your Business”

August 2014 Larry Cope EDA “Latest Economic Developments in Tuolumne County”

September 2014 Yankee Hill Winery and Cookery

October 2014 Soiree Fundraiser

November 2014 Installation Dinner

December 2014 Holiday Luncheon


Dec 2013    Holiday Luncheon: Sami Rhoades, ATCAA

Nov 2013   Soiree Fundraiser & 2014 Officer Installation

Oct 2013     Robin Sergent, RN – National Breast Cancer Month

Sept 2013   Interactive Networking Workshop

Aug 2013     Tamera Polley – Partner at Gianelli & Polley Law Firm

July 2013     July Summer Fun Event – Yankee Hill Cooking School

June 2013    Lee Ann Fox, Business Consultant & teacher

May 2013    Business Women’s Expo

Apr 2013     Connie Williams, City Council Person

Mar 2013    Greg Falken, Sierra Online Services

Feb 2013     Siobhan Hill, Hill Financial Services

Jan 2013     Cynthia Jannson,  Accupuncturist and Wellness Coach



Dec 2012       Laura Sunday & Deanna Roller, Center for a Non Violent Community

Nov 2012      Installation Dinner

Oct 2012       Dr. Irene Wapnir,    Breast Cancer Surgeon, Stanford Hospital

Sept 2012     Speakeasy Soiree Scholarship Fundraiser

Aug 2012

July 2012     July Summer Fun Event 

June 2012    Arlene Uslander,    Award Winning Author


Apr 2012    Larry Cope,    Economic Development Department

Mar 2012   Rex Osbourne,    Motivational Speaker

Feb 2012    Phil E. VanSwoll,   Chapter Chairman of SCORE of  Tuolumne Co.  2012

Jan 2012    Hard Luck Lin,   Storyteller



Jan 2011 – Rae Ward,  Creative Source Coach and Connections Facilitator

Feb 2011 – Clare Hicks,  Clinical Dietician

March 2011 – Ida Ponder,  Columbia College Entrepreneur Program

April 2011 – Bob Gelman,   BGA Media


June 2011 – Laurie Hinton,   Mountain Laurel Florist

July 2011 – July Summer Fun Event,   Gianelli Vineyards

August 2011 – Jeri Lawler,   Nurse Practioner

September 2011 – Annual Scholarship Auction and Dinner

October 2011- Tammera Wilson – Breast Cancer Awareness Month – ‘Look Good Feel Better’ Project

November 2011 – New Officer Installation – Seven Sisters Restaurant

December 2011 – Pat Padavana, Sonora Chapter President of ‘Operation MOM’


Have an idea for a guest speaker?
Contact our Program Chair – Kim Hembree