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Zonta Club of Parker County awards scholarships, names Clubwoman of the Year

May 23, 2011 by Anonymous

At its annual Status of Women luncheon May 4, the Zonta Club of Parker County awarded more than $13,000 in scholarships to 14 Parker County women and named Roxanne Hobart, incoming club vice president, as its 2011 Clubwoman of the Year.

Receiving scholarships - and their major and college or university - were:

§ Catherine Lundy-Peterson of Weatherford, marketing and fashion merchandising, Stephen F. Austin;
§ Elisa Gomez of Weatherford, medical, Weatherford College
§ Chandler Spooner, Weatherford, nursing, WC/TCU
§ Christie Dossey, Weatherford, accounting, WC
§ Diana Steedley, Weatherford, nursing, WC
§ Christy Hardin of Poolville, psychology, Tarleton
§ Shelby Carter, Weatherford, education-dance, Ranger College
§ Amy Smith, Weatherford, nursing, WC
§ Karla Prewett, Weatherford, business, WC
§ Shelby Addy, Weatherford, nursing, Tarleton
§ Rebekah Horton, Weatherford, business, Abilene Christian
§ Arceli Mireles, Weatherford, business, UTA
§ Melissa Bragan, Weatherford, nursing, WC, and
§ Sidney Padgett, Weatherford, pre-nursing, Louisiana State

Amy Mercer, ZCPC Clubwoman of the Year 2010, presented the 2011 award to a very surprised and visibly moved Hobart. Accepting her award, Hobart, who works for the Bank of Weatherford, said, “This award belongs to no one woman, really; it belongs to each member of the Zonta Club of Parker County.” She then asked the members of ZCPC to stand, and she applauded them.

The ZCPC Clubwoman of the Year, which is an award selected by her peers, is presented to the one club member who has shown exceptional dedication to the mission of Zonta International, who has demonstrated outstanding leadership and commitment to the local club and to Zonta International and who continually demonstrates willingness to volunteer her time and effort to the Club’s activities and projects. following through on her commitments to the Club. She must have demonstrated outstanding performance within her own profession and be a person of impeccable character and ethics and one who serves as a role model and mentor for other women by her actions, thereby living as an example of the mission of the organization – advancing the status of women.

Elizabeth McGee, First Financial Bank, is the outgoing 2009-11 club president. On June 7, the new slate of officers for 2011-13 will be installed: Linda Bagwell, president; Hobart, vice president; Sharon Chisholm, secretary; Melissa Meyer, treasurer; and directors Soraya Joslin; Dr. Arleen Atkins; Amy Mercer and Lisa Graves. The installation and 2011-12 planning meeting will be held at the Wild Mushroom Steakhouse and Lounge, Weatherford, 6 p.m., and interested and prospective members are invited to attend as the club’s guests.

“We certainly want to extend the invitation and open the doors wide for new members,” said Bagwell. “ZCPC is an extraordinary club, and our members are those who understand the not only the local but the global perspective, as well, of our responsibility to advance the status of women in whatever way we can.”

Additional information: or the International site at

2011 Zonta Club of Parker County Clubwoman of the Year: Roxanne Hobart, left, accepts the 2011 Zonta Club of Parker County Clubwoman of the Year from Amy Mercer, the 2010 recipient.

Scholarship Recipients

Sports Calendar

Monday, March 30

  • Aledo Ladycats at Cleburne, rescheduled from March 31 due to STAAR testing on Wednesday, Varsity 5:30 pm and JV 7:00 pm. *District Game

  • Aledo Bearcats JV at Burleson, 6:00 pm.
    Aledo Bearcats Freshmen vs. Burleson at AHS Baseball Field, 6:00 pm.
    Aledo Bearcats Varsity at Burleson, 7:00 pm., Rescheduled from March 31 due to STAAR testing on Wednesday.
    *District Games

Tuesday, March 31

  • Aledo JV at Brock, 4:00 pm.

  • Aledo Ladycats at Cleburne, changed to March 30 due to STAAR testing on Wednesday. *District Game

  • Aledo Bearcats Varsity at Burleson, changed to March 30 due to STAAR testing on Wednesday. *District Game

Thursday, April 2

  • Aledo Ladycats and Bearcats at Cleburne

  • Aledo Ladycats at Joshua, Varsity 5:30 pm and JV 7:00 pm. *District Game

  • Aledo Middle School vs. Burleson Hughes at Burleson High School, 4:30 pm

Friday, April 3

  • Aledo Bearcats vs. Granbury at AHS Baseball Field, JV 5:00 pm and Varsity 7:30 pm. *District Game
    Aledo Bearcats Freshmen at Granbury, 5:00 pm. *District Game

Monday, April 6

  • Aledo Bearcats JV at Cleburne, 6:00 pm. *District Game
    Aledo Bearcats Freshmen vs. Cleburne at AHS Baseball Field, 6:00 pm. *District Game

Tuesday, April 7

  • Aledo Ladycats and Bearcats Varsity Black and Orange at District 8-5A Golf Tournament at Squaw Valley Golf Course, Glen Rose.

  • Aledo Middle School at District, Hall

  • Aledo Ladycats vs. Burleson Centennial at AHS Softball Field, JV 5:30 pm and Varsity 7:00 pm. *District Game

  • Aledo Bearcats Varsity at Cleburne, 7:00 pm. *District Game

Thursday, April 9

  • Aledo Varsity at District Tournament at TCU, all day

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