Each year the Zonta Club of West Hidalgo County honors three women of distinction. The women are selected for
their contributions in one of the following areas:
- Professional Contributions to the Community
These amazing women are honored annually in April at the Shining Stars event surrounded by club members, family
and friends. The 2019 Shining Stars Dinner was held on April 23, 2019 at McAllen Country Club.
Sister Norma Pimentel
Youth and Education
We honor their efforts towards the greater principle of Zonta International: working together to advance the status of
women worldwide through service and advocacy.
Past Shining Stars Honorees are women of distinction. These women were selected for their contributions to our
community. They have demonstrated, through years of service and participation, that they live life to the fullest and
still have time for others.
Our Honorees were chosen not only because their actions touch so many lives in a positive manner but also because
they serve our community without expectation of recognition.
Through their contributions, the Rio Grande Valley is a better place for all residents.
Annie Holand Miller
Carol Lynn Looney
Bennie Kay Carlson
Maurine Duncan Nickolas
Dr. Maria Alen
Dr. Marla Guerra
Hilda Garza DeShazo
Bennie Walker Thompson
Dr. Shirley Reed
Ruth Dean Morris
Le Anna Morse
Dr. Marian Monta
Sally Fraustro Guerra
Leslie Friedrichs Ewers Page Friedrichs Moore
Laura Martinez Ilgun
Dr. Fredricka Borland
Dr. Linda Villarreal
Sister Marian Strohmeyer
Ann McNallen Makowski*
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