Each year, five women are chosen by the Punxsutawney Career Womenâ€™s Club for Career Womenâ€™s Week. The criteria used for choosing these women are based not only on their professional efforts, but also on the contributions theyâ€™ve made to community and family.
The club was founded in 1930, originally known as Punxsutawney Business & Professional Womenâ€™s Club.
On Sept. 8, 1998, the club name was changed and incorporated as a non-profit organization under the name of Punxsutawney Career Womenâ€™s Club, with objectives to promote growth and respect of women in the workplace; improve self-esteem in all careers; educate women; and support community projects. This article is Part I in a five-part series.
By Destiny Pifer
Of The Spirit
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” When Kim Raybuck learned that she had been chosen as a representative of Career Womenâ€™s Week by the Career Womenâ€™s Club, she said she was shocked.
"It is quite an honor," Raybuck said of receiving the prestigious recognition.
Born and raised in Coolspring, Raybuck is a graduate of Punxsutawney Area High School.
Read all about Raybuck's accomplishments in Tuesday's edition of The Spirit.