Dear Bexley Community Members,
Since 1935, the Bexley Women’s Club has served our special community with a three-part mission: community outreach, scholarship, and social services.
In 2021, our 86th year, we are proud to launch the Bexley Women’s Awards to recognize the important contributions and achievements of women and youth in our community.
You can get involved by nominating a special someone who deserves this recognition.
See the most recent award recipients >
The Bexley Women’s Club Women’s Award recognizes women and youth in our community who work to benefit others, whether through community outreach, social service, or scholarship service. This includes professionals who go the extra mile, as well as volunteers who are working to improve our community.
The degree to which their services/ actions have made a lasting or meaningful contribution or impact on their community - 40%
The length and degree of their service(s) – 20%
The extent to which their service or action might be considered above and beyond the call of duty – 20%
The extent to which their action would be recognized and valued by their peers/ community leaders- 20%
Every year, the Bexley Women’s Club will recognize the outstanding achievements of five local women and/or youths with the Bexley Women’s Award. There are categories for adults and young people.
Here are the award categories:
- Community Service Award
- Scholastic Award
- Social Service Award
- Community Service Award (Grades 6-8)
- Community Service Award (Grades 9-12)
Here is how the process works:
(Pictured From Left to Right)
Bexley Mayor Ben Kessler, Scholastic Award recipient and BWC’s Member of Distinction, Edie Mae Herrel, BWC President Akisa Fukuzawa
Special Service Award (one time)
Dr. Amy Acton nominated by BWC Women’s Award Committee, for her distinct contribution to Ohioans’ public health during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Adult Scholastic Award
Edie Mae Hamilton Herrel nominated by Jane Baldwin, for her lifetime work on Columbus Junior Theatre of the Arts and Bexley Historical Society.
Adult Social Service Award
Cindy Tyson nominated by Monique Lampke, for her dedicated work on Bexley City Schools COVID Task Force.
Adult Community Award
Kathy Gatterdam nominated by Marie Hurt, Gavin Levine, John Koetz, Jan Zupnick, for her longstanding work on Rotary Youth Exchange.
Youth MS Community Service Award
Sydney Swendal nominated by Brooke Wojcik, for her variety of volunteer work through Bexley Middle School Cheerleading team including Down Syndrome Association’s annual walk.
Youth HS Community Service Award
Meagan Warren nominated by Mark Ritter, for her numerous hours creating and working on the "Books For Bedtime" project.
Group award (one time)
Women of DARN (Marguerethe Jaede, President) nominated by Ben Kessler, Mayor of Bexley, for their dedicated work at Developmental Assets Resource Network to help provide desperately needed food and financial support to impacted children and families.