Soroptimist International of Hood River, through our Women of Distinction Awards, annually honors women who have improved the quality of life in Hood River County. Our larger community benefits from the work of these outstanding citizens and we ask your help in making sure they are recognized.
Who is eligible? Any woman in the community who has distinguished herself by improving the life of our community or the lives of women or girls through her professional or personal life.
We welcome nominations from individuals or organizations. The simple nomination form is available at the Hood River Library. (You can also download the nomination form attached below this post.) As you prepare your nomination, please be sure to include all activities that show your nominee’s dedication, effectiveness and vision. Tell her story with both examples and timelines so our three judges will be able to understand and compare your nominee’s qualifications against those of other nominees. Letters of support are particularly helpful, but please limit them to three.
Nominations must be received by Thursday, April 19th. Please mail to: Soroptimist International of Hood River, P.O. Box 51, Hood River, Oregon 97031, or contact Jean Harmon at 541-207-4226 for hand delivery.
Nominators and winners will be notified on or before Thursday, April 26. Winners need to be available for a photography appointment later that week or weekend.
This year, we will honor our Women of Distinction Award winners during a “Happy Hour” celebration from 5:30pm to 7:00pm, Thursday, May 17th, in the Columbia Room at the Best Western Hood River Inn. Tickets for the event will be available after May 1st.
If you have any questions about the nomination process, please don’t hesitate to call any member of the committee: Jean Harmon at 541-207-4226, Barb Young at 541-490-1996,
June Knudson at 541-760-6050.