The pace car
The pace car that led SHE Leads Road Rally participants from Philadelphia to Seneca Falls and back.
MaureenMcVail and Varsovia Fernandez
Pace car driver and Vision 2020 volunteer Maureen McVail smiles with her friend and fellow race car driver Varsovia Fernandez.
Road Rally pace car outside main entrance to Drexel University College of Medicine, the main rally sponsor.
Road Rally sponsor Holman Enterprises brought old and new vehicles
Road Rally sponsor Holman Enterprises brought old and new vehicles to the Road Rally start and finish line at DUCOM’s East Falls campus.
Drexel University students
Drexel University students Meghan Lynch (left) and Niki Roseborough check out the Model-T brought to a Road Rally gathering by sponsor Holman Enterprises.
Road Rally participants pose with pace car
Women 100 Advisory Committee Co-Chair Dianne Semingson (far left) with fellow Road Rally participants Meg Johnson, Christie Mills and Stephanie Zarus (l-r) before departing from East Falls.
Vision 2020 program manager Elowyn Corby distributes gear for the Road Rally.
Committee of Seventy van
Committee of Seventy CEO David Thornburgh drove the committees van. He shows it off with Dianne Semingson.
Valerie Ruhl, Megan Trone, and Irene and Rose Hershey
Road Rally participants (l-r) Valerie Ruhl, Megan Trone, and Irene and Rose Hershey.
SLRR driver Carol Brian with road buddy Dorothy Laincz.
Allison Gibson and Chrissy Mittura embarking on the road rally from East Falls to Seneca Falls.
Stephanie Zarus with her husband, Jeffrey DiFrancesco, departing for Seneca Falls in the SLRR motorcade.
Singer-songwriter Meghan Cary and her husband, keyboardist Peter Farrell.
SLRR driver Lori Johnson with road buddy Julie Smith.
SLRR participant Colleen McGowan Hardin.
Women 100 Advisory Committee Co-Chair Dianne Semingson with passenger Henry “Merc” Hager.
Lynn Yeakel at the starting line
Vision 2020 President Lynn Yeakel used a bullhorn to instruct the drivers as they departed Drexel College of Medicine
The line of rally cars departs from Drexel University College of Medicine in East Falls.
Road Rally drivers maneuver their cars onto Queen Lane from the starting gate at Drexel University College of Medicine in East Falls.
Arriving in Scranton for pit stop event with Women’s Whistle Stop.
Pace car driver and Vision 2020 volunteer Maureen McVail (center) poses with the Steering Committee for Women’s Whistle Stop Scranton: (l-r) Lexie Kelly, Natalie Gelb, Susan Hennemuth, Janet Faleski, Susan Belin, Evie McNulty, Samantha Maloney, Janet Brier and Maggie Martinelli. Scranton Mayor Paige Cognetti is third from left.
DUCOM, Holman Enterprises and Sheetz were represented on the pace car
Road Rally sponsors DUCOM, Holman Enterprises and Sheetz were represented on the pace car, shown parked at the Women’s Whistle Stop in Scranton.
Vision 2020 President Lynn Yeakel speaking at Women’s Whistle Stop Scranton.
U.S. Senator Bob Casey and Terese Casey
U.S. Senator Bob Casey and Terese Casey, Vision 2020’s national fundraising consultant, listen to speakers at the Scranton pit stop.
Henry “Merc” Hager
SLRR participant Henry “Merc” Hager listens to speakers at the Women’s Whistle Stop in Scranton.
David Thornburgh, President and CEO of the Committee of Seventy, spoke at the Women’s Whistle Stop Scranton.
Colleen McGowan Hardin, Tammy Williams and Margye Solomon
Participants Colleen McGowan Hardin, Tammy Williams and Margye Solomon listen to speakers at the Scranton pit stop.
U.S. Senator Bob Casey speaks in Scranton
U.S. Senator Bob Casey spoke at the Women’s Whistle Stop in Scranton.
Christie Mills and Meg Johnson listen to speakers
Road Rally participants Christie Mills and Meg Johnson listen to speakers at Scranton pit stop.
Scranton Mayor Paige Cognetti with daughter
Scranton Mayor Paige Cognetti spoke at the Women’s Whistle Stop with her daughter along for the event.
Women’s Whistle Stop Scranton members Janet Brier (c-r) and Susan Hennemuth with Megan Preambo, aide to Mayor Paige Cognetti.
Selecting souvenir buttons of suffragists
Women’s Whistle Stop Scranton provided souvenir buttons of suffragists like Susan B. Anthony, Ida B. Wells and Jovita Idar.
Peter Danchak, regional president for PNC Bank
Peter Danchak, regional president for PNC Bank, participated in the Women’s Whistle Stop event.
Peter Danchak, Bridget Malloy Kosierowski, Samantha Maloney, Evie McNulty and Natalie Gelb
Peter Danchak, regional president for PNC Bank, with (l-r) Bridget Malloy Kosierowski, 114th District Representative, Pennsylvania House of Representatives; Samantha Maloney, Evie McNulty and Natalie Gelb, all members of Women’s Whistle Stop Steering Committee.
Women’s Whistle Stop Scranton member Samantha Maloney with her husband Tim and children: (l-r) Timmy, Meghan, Kelly and Erin.
David Thornburgh with two-women-Scranton
Committee of Seventy’s David Thornburgh with Women’s Whistle Stop Scranton members Samantha Maloney and Lexie Kelly.
Scranton Mayor Paige Cognetti waves the rally flag as cars depart from Scranton en route to Seneca Falls, NY
Participants upon arrival in Seneca Falls
Pace car driver Maureen McVail (center) and other participants upon arrival in Seneca Falls.
Singer-songwriter Meghan Cary’s River Rock Project broadcast during the trip from internet radio station Folk Music Notebook.
Racer car driver Varsovia Fernandez with her daughter and son-in-law, Amanda and Evan O’Connor.
Awaiting a park ranger talk
Road Rally participants awaiting a park ranger talk at the Women’s Rights National Historical Park in Seneca Falls.
Inside Wesleyan Chapel, where first women’s rights convention was held in 1848, a National Park ranger gave a talk
Enjoying an exhibit at the National Women’s Hall of Fame, which chronicles women’s achievement
Reading the Declaration of Sentiments
At Declaration Park, visitors can read the entire Declaration of Sentiments, inscribed on a 100-ft. bluestone wall along with the names of the signers.
Signage at Declaration Park outside of the Visitor Center at the Women’s Rights National Historical Park in Seneca Falls
Road Rally participants drive away from Seneca Falls to start the return trip, led by the pace car and driver Maureen McVail
Pit stop at Watkins Glen International
The Road Rally made a pit stop at Watkins Glen International raceway on the return trip.
Maureen McVail presented two SLRR t-shirts signed by participants to Kip Zeiter, an advisor to the International Motor Racing Research Center at Watkins Glen.
Lynn Yeakel speaks at finish line celebration
Vision 2020 President Lynn Yeakel welcomes participants back at the finish line celebration on Saturday, Oct. 17.
Tammy Williams speaks about her visit to Wesleyan Chapel
Participant Tammy Williams speaks about the emotional experience of visiting Wesleyan Chapel in Seneca Falls.
DUCOM senior vice dean Verdi DiSesa speaks at the finish line
DUCOM senior vice dean Verdi DiSesa speaks at the finish line celebration about the historical ties between the College of Medicine and women’s progress.
Singer-songwriter Meghan Cary entertained Road Rally participants
Singer-songwriter Meghan Cary entertained Road Rally participants with her “River Rock” women’s empowerment anthem.
Musical performance at the finish line
Road Rally participants enjoy a musical performance at the finish line celebration on Saturday, Oct. 17