Ann Quilter Named Woman of the Year

The Laguna Beach Woman’s Club selected Ann Quilter, a long time contributor to the community, as its recipient of the 2011 Woman of the Year award.

Quilter, whose service to the community has been extensive and diverse, recently led the effort to aid victims of last December’s flood. “No one asked her to do it,” said City Councilmember Elizabeth Pearson. “She just jumped in and assessed the needs and started helping victims one by one.”

As co-chair of the campaign to raise funds for Susi Q Senior Center, Quilter is also credited with spearheading the drive to bring the center to fruition.

Shortly after arriving in Laguna Beach in 1976, Quilter jumped into community service, presiding over the League of Women Voters in the 1980s. In the 1990s she served as both president of Thurston Middle School’s PTA and then as president of the PTA at Laguna Beach High School. An active member of the United Methodist Church of Laguna Beach, she has co-lead work teams to Zimbabwe, Costa Rica, Cuba and Biloxi, Miss.

A luncheon to honor Quilter will be held at the Woman’s Club on June 10. Tickets are $30 for  members and $35 for non-members. Checks can be made out to The Woman’s Club of Laguna Beach and sent to 286 St. Ann’s Drive, Laguna Beach, CA  92651. Reservations must be received by June 3.

Nominations are submitted by the Woman’s Club general membership while a committee made up of former nominees makes the final selection.



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  1. Kim Jensen

    Personally I could not possibly think of anyone more deserving to receive this recognition. Had it not been for Ann, victims of the December flood would no doubt still be struggling. Congrats Ann!

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