‘Women Of Distinction’ Honored At Soroptimist Breakfast In Boca


By: Dale King Contributing Writer
More than 300 members, guests and friends gathered at the Boca West Country Club at the 43rd Annual Soroptimist Women of Distinction Breakfast to honor five volunteers whose work has earned awards of distinction for them.
Former Boca Raton Mayor Susan Whelchel was mistress of ceremonies and introduced each nominee, offering a brief description of their accomplishments. The following were winners in specific categories:
Amanda Ellis – professional
Kay Stagray – entrepreneur
Jan Cairnes – nonprofit/leadership
Rosanne Costa – volunteer
Dr. Maria Ordonez – healthcare
Honorary Chair Terry Fedele presented a Lifetime Achievement Award to Elaine J. Wold for her generous work in the community and her continued support of Soroptimist International. Also, Emily Lilly received of an award giving her honorary lifelong membership.