The Women in Tyler Planning Committee announced the 2017 Women in Tyler luncheon theme, “Women Who Make an Impact!” on Wednesday, Aug. 3, at the McClendon House.

The community is encouraged to send in nominations for this prestigious annual award by Aug. 22, 2015, to P.O. Box 1432, Tyler, TX 75710.

Honorees will be announced in January 2016 and will be honored at the Annual Women in Tyler Luncheon on March 23, 2017, at the Rose Garden Center.

Women in Tyler was founded in 1999 as a way to celebrate Women’s History Month and to honor women who have contributed to the quality of life in our community. Each year, a diverse planning committee has gathered to select women who are then honored at a celebratory luncheon held each March. This year marks the 18th anniversary of their founding. This year’s co-chairs are Gwendolyn Cuba and Rosa Gonzales.

“We chose ‘Women Who Make an Impact!’ to honor and celebrate those women who have left a lasting mark on our community, creating positive and permanent change,” said Ms. Gonzales, co-chair. “We always hope to discover those women who give so much but often fly under the radar.”

Past honorees have included women who have made their mark in the arts, in business, through volunteerism, in historic preservation, health care, education and many other areas.

"If anyone would like to participate in planning this event, they should come to the first meeting at 5:30 p.m. on Aug. 29 at the Tyler Chamber of Commerce Building, Genecov Room, located at 315 N. Broadway Ave.,” said Mrs. Isabell, co-chair. “After that, all meetings will be on the first Monday of each month at the same time and same location.”

Tickets are $30 and are on sale now for the Luncheon to be held on March 23, 2017. Those interested in attending should purchase tickets in advance, as this event frequently sells out. Reservations and payment may be made to P.O. Box 1432, Tyler, TX, 75710. To learn more about Women in Tyler, visit them online at www.womenintyler.squarespace.com.