This year the Commission on the Status of Women will induct 6 women into the Hall of Fame and recognize 2 young women as “Young Women of Excellence” The Episcopal Church can celebrate two of these positions:
The Rev. Dr. Lynn Eastman Bowdish will be inducted into the Hall of Fame because of her work as an Episcopal priest within the community. Dr. Bowdish has been active within the community since 1959 . Since her ordination in 1978 she has served In San Bruno, South San Francisco, Daly City and throughout northern San Mateo County. As a lifelong promoter of healthy living she was active in the formation of many community projects including Seton Medical Center Community Advisory Committee, the Rota-Care Free Clinic, the Seton Home Health Committee, Daly City Access and Healthy Aging Response Team, Mental Health projects in Daly City, and Shelter Networks Family project in Daly City among others. After age 72 she continues to work with the Rev. Leonard Oakes and the community at Holy Child and St. Martin Daly City. She will be inducted into the Hall of Fame on March 22nd at 6:30 PM at the South San Francisco Conference Center.
Karen Chee of St. Ambrose, Foster City has been chosen as one of the two Young Women of Excellence. She is junior at San Mateo High School whose contagious energy and love of life lifts those around her. She serves as an acolyte in her church in addition to her excellent academic accomplishments and leadership within her school , serving for a third term as Class President. She is Club President of the San Mateo Chapter of the Junior Statesman of America, co-secretary of the San Mateo County Youth Commission and Vice-Chair of the Foster City Youth Advisory Committee.