Woman’s Club honors 2024 Woman of the Year


The Woman’s Club of Laguna Beach honored Renae Hinchey as its 2024 Woman of the Year at a luncheon on Friday, June 14, at its clubhouse at 286 St. Ann’s Drive, Laguna Beach.

The 2023 Woman of the Year Debbie Neev (left) presents the award to Renae Hinchey. Photo by Christina Shook

Hinchey has been a member of the Woman’s Club for 24 years and served as board president in 2008. She worked for the Laguna Beach County Water District for 20 years before retiring in 2020 and was the first woman in Orange County to hold the position of water district general manager. Now, she serves as the board president of the Susi Q.

Past Woman of the Year recipients gather at the Woman’s Club 2024 luncheon to honor Renae Hinchey. From left to right, Cindy Prewitt, Betsy Jenkins, Elizabeth Pearson, Ann Quilter, Dee Perry, Ann Christoph, Elsa Brizzi, Toni Iseman. Not pictured but in attendance, Debbie Neev. Photo by Christina Shook

“It is such a pleasure to be a part of the Susi Q family,” Hinchey said. “Working with executive director Nadia Babayi and the staff has been a wonderful experience. It’s exciting to see the Susi Q grow and offer so much to our seniors. I’m proud to be a part of it.”

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