The YWCA of Alton has named the 2014 Women of Distinction.  The ten women will be honored during a luncheon at Lewis and Clark Community College in May, as well as being featured during Let’s Talk on The Big Z on April 17th.  

This year the honorees are Joanne Adams, Sandy Crawford, Helen Crause, Julie Fraser, Allison Harper, Emily Hejna, Vivian Monckton, Tina Murphy, Marquato Rattler, and Jardeen Niehaus Scheller.  They were selected based upon their leadership, outstanding personal achievements, and how their volunteer and professional activities support the mission of the YWCA of Alton.  Since 1991, more than 220 local women have been honored through the Women of Distinction.  This year’s luncheon is Tuesday, May 20th at 11:30am at the Media File BrowserCommons at LCCC.   For more information, contact the YWCA at 465-7774 or go to


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