Wednesday, March 27, 2013


Women's News

Caring for the Hard to House

Long-time mental illness advocate Kate Lister chosen 2013 Soroptimist Woman of the Year

Released by Anita Rogers, Soroptimist International Chilliwack



n March 26, members of the Soroptimist Club of Chilliwack surprised the 2013 Woman of the Year and informed her that she was this year’s winner.


Kate Lister is a worthy recipient of the Woman of the Year Award.  Kate is a tireless volunteer and her focus over the past 28 years has been to develop and provide affordable housing for those with chronic mental illness.


There will be more details about Kate’s contributions in the coming weeks.


“We were very impressed with the volunteer work of Kate Lister and congratulate her for being selected as the 2013 Woman of the Year” said Anita Rogers, President of Soroptimist International of Chilliwack.  “Our judges have selected a very worthy winner”.


Special thanks are offered to our panel of judges:

• Lee White, 2012 Woman of the Year

• Bonnie Reisig, Van City Credit Union

• Renee Higginson, Flowers by Renee. 

The awards Ceremony featuring Woman of the Year Kate Lister will be held on April 24, 2013.  This year the location will be City of Chilliwack Council Chambers, 8550 Young Road.  The event will begin at 6:00 pm with a welcome reception and the Presentation Ceremony will commence at 7:00 pm. 


“Everyone is invited and encouraged to attend this Ceremony.  We will also be honoring the Soroptimist International of Chilliwack award winners.  Violet Richardson Award winner, Brittnay Clough and Woman’s Opportunity Award winner, Rebecca Lin”, stated Cari Moore, Chair of the Woman of the Year Award Ceremony Committee.


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