2011 Women of Distinction Awards – Nominations Sought

Each year Soroptimist International of Hood River honors, through our Woman of Distinction awards, women who have made a difference in Hood River County. Our community benefits from the work of these outstanding citizens an we ask your help in making sure they are recognized. We invite you to submit nominations for this special award using the 2 page nomination form at the top of this post. Nominations are due Wednesday, October 13, 2010.

AREAS OF ELIGIBILITY
We are looking for honorees who have made a contribution in one or more of the following areas:
• Economic and Social Development
• Education
• Human Rights/Status of Women
• Enviroment
• Health

WHO IS ELIGIBLE?
Any woman who has distinguished herself in one of the above categories during her time in Hood River County is eligible. She must have been active, either as a professional or as a volunteer, for at least ten years. Be sure to list all activities that show her to be of exemplary character and a role model for other women. Letters of support are encouraged, but limited to three.

WHO CAN NOMINATE?
Soroptimist welcomes nominations from both individuals and organization. Anyone can nominate a woman for this award.

DEADLINE
Applications are due back no later than Wednesday, October 13th. Please mail to:
Soroptimist International of Hood River
P. O. Box 51
Hood River, OR 97031

NOTIFICATION OF WINNER
You and your nominee will be notified by Monday, October 25th if she is chosen as one of this year’s recipients.

AWARD LUNCHEON
The Women of Distinction Award Luncheon will be held on Wednesday, November 3rd in the Gorge Room at the Best Western Hood River Inn. Tickets ($15 each) will be available after October 20th at Waucoma Bookstore or by contacting Jean Harmon (541-386-3748 or 541-207-4226) or Lisa Hargrave (541-386-6825 or lisa@philhargrave.net).

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