Each year, five women are chosen by the Punxsutawney Career Women’s Club for Career Women’s Week. The criteria used for choosing these women are based not only on their professional efforts, but also on the contributions they’ve made to community and family.
The club was founded in 1930, originally known as Punxsutawney Business & Professional Women’s Club. On Sept. 8, 1998, the club name was changed and incorporated as a non-profit organization under the name of Punxsutawney Career Women’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 IV in a five-part series.
By Larry McGuire
Of The Spirit
PUNXSUTAWNEY — Sly and the Family Stone sang “It’s a Family Affair” back in the ‘70s, and it still holds true today, as Diane Alexander of Hometown Pharmacy was honored by the Career Womens Club as a Career Woman of the Week, and everyone said you can’t honor one without the other, as Norma Runk also received accolades.
Runk said that many people believe that she and Alexander are sisters, even though they are not.
She said she was born and raised in Melvindale, Michigan, and her father
was born and raised in Rossiter.
Read all about Runk in Friday's edition of The Spirit.