Women's Award

Bexley Women's Club

Women's Award

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 >

Bexley Women's Club

Who Is This Award For?

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.

Judging Criteria
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%

Bexley Women's Club

Recognizing Bexley Women

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:

  • Click the button below to fill out the nomination form. You can nominate an individual woman or a group led by a woman making significant contributions to the Bexley community.

    The nomination period is open from January 11, 2021 to March 15, 2021.
  • The Women’s Award Committee will evaluate nominations in March. Award recipients will be announced on April 2, 2021
  • The Bexley Women’s Club Women’s Award recognition ceremony will take place on Tuesday, April 13, 2021 during our Birthday Meeting.
Nominate Now!
Nomination Form
Bexley Women's Club

2021 Women's Award Recipients

womens award winners and mayor of bexley, ohio

(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

Amy Acton

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.

Edie Mae Herrel

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.

Cindy Tyson

Adult Social Service Award
Cindy Tyson nominated by Monique Lampke,
for her dedicated work on Bexley City Schools COVID Task Force.

Kathy Gatterdam

Adult Community Award
Kathy Gatterdam
nominated by Marie Hurt, Gavin Levine, John Koetz, Jan Zupnick, for her longstanding work on Rotary Youth Exchange.

Sydney Swendal

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.

Meagan Warren

Youth HS Community Service Award
Meagan Warren nominated by Mark Ritter,
for her numerous hours creating and working on the "Books For Bedtime" project.

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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.