Woman Of The Year Banquet Set For March 27

Pictured, from left, are Sharon Hamilton, Wendy Wilcox and Amanda Gesing, judges for the 2017 Jamestown Interclub Council Woman of the Year award.

The Jamestown Interclub Council will hold its 61st annual Woman of the Year banquet on Monday, March 27, at 5:30 p.m. at the Marvin House.

Russell E. Diethrick Jr. will make the surprise presentation. Marvin House Board members will host the event. For reservations call the Marvin House at 488-6206. Banquet tickets are $25. Reservations are due March 24.

This year’s judges were Sharon Hamilton, Wendy Wilcox and Amanda Gesing.

Sharon Hamilton, retired from serving as vice president of Lutheran Senior Housing, serves on the boards and/or committees for the Lutheran Chautauqua House, Filling the Gap, Jamestown Rotary Club, First Lutheran Church, Women to Women, Family Services and the Upstate New York Synod. She also enjoys the additional time for travel, family and new adventures.

Wendy Wilcox is an assistant branch manager with M&T Bank. In addition to her 33 years in banking, Wilcox has also been a direct support professional for The Resource Center since 2007. She has been a member of the Jamestown Kiwanis Club for 24 years, serving as president for many of those years, and also holding state offices. She is a 19-year member of the board of directors for Meals on Wheels of the Jamestown Area and is an active member of Pilgrim Memorial United Church of Christ. She stays active in projects that support children, women and the Jamestown community.

Amanda Gesing is the director of alumni relations at Jamestown Community College. She serves on the board of directors for the Jamestown Community Learning Council and has more than 15 years experience in volunteer management and support. She was a member of the 2015 Chautauqua Leadership Network class and serves as the co-chair of recruitment. Additionally, Gesing has been very active in Women 2 Women, a pilot adult mentoring program in partnership with the United Way of Southern Chautauqua County, and serves on the steering committee and as a resource team member.

The Jamestown Interclub Council began in 1956 with the objective to sponsor various activities geared toward the advancement of community interest and activities that can be accomplished through a united action. Currently, the Jamestown Interclub Council consists of 15 women’s groups. Along with the Marvin Community House, other member organizations are: the Allen Park Women’s Club, American Association of University Women, Bemus Point Study Club, Chautauqua Shores Chorus, Creche, Daughters of the American Revolution, Delta Kappa Gamma Society, International Chapter of the P.E.O. Sisterhood, Norden Women’s Club, Preceptor Alpha Upsilon Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi, Southern Tier Legal Secretaries, Women’s Club of Lakewood, YWCA of Jamestown and Zonta Club of Jamestown.