Congratulations to the 3rd Class of Great Women of the Great Lakes Bay Region!!


Wendy Dore
Alice Gerard


Bonnie Schaeffer
Janet Maar Strickler


Susan Marsh
Dr. Audrey Stryker


Beth Bryce
Annie Rummel

"Great Students"

Stephanie Pocsi, Central Michigan University
Helen Szabo, Delta College
Racquel Fakhouri, Northwood University
Marissa Geyer, Saginaw Valley State University

Girl Scout Recipients

Toriyona Sheffield - 4th Grade, Saginaw County
Rhiannon Stevens - 7th Grade, Bay County 


February 27, 2014

Reception begins at 4pm in Curtiss Hall Banquet Room

Official Event Announcement & Invitation

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To recognize women for their commitment of time, talent and experience in a meaningful way to advance the community – making our region a better place to live, work and dream.


Twelve great women will be selected from the Great Lakes Bay Region, two from each of the four communities (Saginaw, Midland, Bay and Mount Pleasant).  Also receiving recognition will be four great female students from each of the neighboring institutions of higher education (Saginaw Valley State University, Delta College, Northwood University and Central Michigan University).

“The Great Lakes Bay Region has seen impressive advances in recent years, in large measure because of the passion of local women who work hard at putting our communities first,” said Lisa Kusey-Rechsteiner, general manager of Graff Chevrolet. “This award is meant to honor women who create, encourage and manage all sorts of activities that make our community a better place to live, work and dream. They don’t seek honor or glory, but they deserve it.”

To RSVP or submit a nomination for this event please contact us at, fax to (989)964-7389 or call (989) 964-2565

Click here to view photos from the 2013 GWGLBR award program


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