Junior League of Indian River celebrates local women at 5th Annual Woman of the Year

Photo Caption: Top (L to R): Melody Ipolito, Melanie Coppola, Nikki Bouldin, Dorie Moore, Lourdes Soto, Ciara Golliher, Heather Reeb, Jacquline Carlon Bottom (L to R): Shelley Stuven, Pam O’Donnell, Connie Johnson Not Pictured: Patti Carter, Angela Schwerer, Rachel Gambee,


The Junior League of Indian River is proud to announce the nominees for the 2017 Woman of the Year. Local women were nominated by their peers for the important impact they’ve had in our community. The 2017 Woman of the Year winner will be revealed at the luncheon taking place on Wednesday, April 26 at 11:30 a.m. at the Oak Harbor Clubhouse (4755 S Harbor Dr., Vero Beach). Tickets for the 5th Annual Woman of the Year luncheon are $100 and can be purchased online by April 18 at www.womanoftheyear.info.

The 2017 Woman of the Year nominees are:

  • Civic/Non-Profit – Patti Carter; Shelley Stuven
  • Rising Star – Melanie Coppla; Nikki Bouldin; Angela Schwerer; Ciara Golliher; Rachel Gambee
  • Business Professional – Jacqueline Carlon; Melody Ipolito; Heather Reeb
  • Volunteer – Lourdes Soto; Dorie Moore; Connie Johnson; Pam O’Donnell

Winners are chosen in each category, and the Woman of the Year is awarded to one of the category winners.

This year’s nominees are women who demonstrate high ethical standards, are recognized as role models, have a strong sense of community responsibility and are outstanding in their contributions within Indian River County.  “There are so many inspiring women in our community,” said event co-chair Allison Cloughley. “It is such an honor for the Junior League to host this event every year, and we look forward to celebrating this year’s nominees.”

Funds raised from the event will support the Junior League of Indian River’s ongoing local initiatives like Operation Prom and community impact projects held throughout the year.

Sponsorship and advertising opportunities, tickets and additional event information can be found atwww.womanoftheyear.info. For questions, please email woty@jlir.org.

About Junior League of Indian River
The Junior League of Indian River (JLIR) is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women and improving communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Members of JLIR are astute business, community and family leaders who are poised and passionate about everything they do. The organization provides a forum that brings like-minds together and serves multiple functions.

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