Local Organization Awards

Each April, we recognize members who have gone above and beyond for the good of our local organization (LO). We thank them for their enthusiasm, support, energy and commitment to BPW.


Member of the Year

Chosen by the Executive Committee, this award is presented to the member who has made the greatest contribution to the club and its membership throughout the year.

1975-1976    Constance Passmore
1976-1977    Marguerite Dawson
1977-1978    Vesta Bishop
1978-1979    Naida Schreck
1979-1980    Olga Cheyunski
1980-1981    Irma Marlis
1981-1982    Cindy White
1982-1983    Edna Jones
1983-1984    Alma Dishman
1984-1985    Stephanie Puffer
1985-1986    Cora Meares
1986-1987    Sally McCrary
1987-1988    Shirley Schmeizinger/Janelle Barlas
1990-1991    Sheri Buddin
1991-1992    Dana Maley
1992-1993    Sharon Morrow
1993-1994    Abbi Bliss
1994-1995    Louise Miller

1995-1996    Christine Lippard
1996-1997    Luisa Perez-Harvey
1997-1998    Tami Simms-Powel
1998-1999    Anita Babcock
1999-2000    Carolyn Wiggins
2000-2001    Sharon Moorhead
2001-2002    Helen Igar
2002-2003    Kris Self
2003-2004    Larry Renda
2004-2005    Becky Duffy
2005-2006    Kris Self
2006-2007    Kristine Ketcham
2009-2010    Marlene Connelly / Trish Conner
2010-2011    Lily Alcott
2011-2012    Gretta Paige Bellas
2012-2013    Ashley Adams
2013-2014    Helen Igar
2014-2015    Sheila Barry-Oliver and Jerri Evans
2015-2016   Anya Finegold


Helen K. Leslie Award for Service and Dedication

Chosen by the President and named for Helen K. Leslie, a St. Petersburg BPW member who went on to serve as BPW/USA National President, this award is presented to the member who has provided the greatest support and help to the president throughout the year. Notably, Helen K. Leslie, a 70-year member of BPW, continues to be an active member of BPW/St. Petersburg-Pinellas today.

1977-1978 Gertrude Sumner
1978-1979 Constance Passmore
1979-1980 Vesta Bishop
1980-1981 Peggy Barger/Irma Marlis
1981-1982 Cindy White
1982-1983 Debbie Walker
1983-1984 Sally McCrary
1984-1985 Martha McLay
1985-1986 Janelle Q. Barlas
1986-1987 Pat Brown
1987-1988 Shirley Schmelzinger
1988-1989 Marlene Hacker
1989-1990 Helen Champlain
1990-1991 Laura McFadden
1991-1992 Karen Keaton
1992-1993 Helen Champlain
1993-1994 Tricia Berrett
1995-1996 Carolyn Wiggins
1996-1997 Christine Lippard

1997-1998 Karen Askey
1998-1999 Tami Simms-Powel
1999-2000 Dana Maley/ Sharon Moorhead
2000-2001 Tami Simms-Powel
2001-2002 Cory Adler-Leidersdorff
2002-2003 Rosemary Schrader
2003-2004 Trish Conner
2004-2005 Renee Ladelfa
2005-2006 Becky Duffy
2006-2007 Kristin Guenthardt
2007-2008 Amy (Grashel) Dinovo
2009-2010 Tami Simms-Powel
2010-2011 Tami Simms-Powel
2011-2012 Sheila Barry-Oliver / Amy Dinovo
2012-2013 Alizza Punzalan-Randle
2014-2015 Amy Dinovo
2015-2016 Tricia Curry