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San Joaquin County Comission on the Status of Women

Event date: 2/15/2014 Export event

Remarkable San Joaquin County women from 18 varied realms – among them business, law, community service, and homemaking – are being sought for the 39th annual Susan B. Anthony Awards.

The prestigious honors are presented each year in February by the county’s Commission on the Status of Women. The commission created the awards to honor women who have excelled within their chosen category and through their dedication, talent, and untiring efforts raised the status of humankind.

Nomination packets are now available for individuals, organization, and businesses to place women’s names in nomination. Award candidates must be current residents of San Joaquin County or be employed in the county. Packets must be returned early in the new year.

Electronic file packets may be sent by e-mailing or phoning Bev Blum, blumbev@aol.com  or 477-5970. For printed packets, also contact Bev Blum, 4271 Round Valley Circle, Stockton, CA 95207-5224.

The completed nomination packets, not to exceed 12 pages, should be mailed to SJCCSW, P.O. Box 4443, Stockton, CA 95204. They must be mailed in time for pickup at about noon on Friday, Jan. 3. Late deliveries will not be accepted. The judging will take place over the weekend; award winners will be notified by phone the following Monday.

Only the candidates whose “volunteer efforts” or “professional work plus volunteer efforts” have raised the status of humankind in San Joaquin County will be considered. Only the candidate’s efforts documented within the application package will be scored. An additional Young Feminist of Achievement Award may be granted.

A woman may receive only one Woman of Achievement Award in her lifetime. Categories include business, community service, creative arts, education, government and politics, homemaking, law and legal services, labor and employment, health care, media, peace, religion, research, science, sports, women’s rights, and women’s services. The Young Feminist category honors women less than 30 years of age. Only one award is given annually and only when suitable candidates have been nominated.

The 39th Annual Susan B. Anthony Banquet to Honor Women of Achievement will be held on Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014, at the Stockton Golf and Country Club, 3800 W. Country Club Blvd., Stockton, at 5:30 p.m.

Previous honorees include Stockton mayors Joan Darrah and Barbara Fass, business owner Tillie Lewis, arts activist Janet Bonner, humanitarian and teacher Elizabeth Humbargar, and journalist Lori Gilbert. The county’s Commission on the Status of Women was founded in 1974 by Beverly Fitch McCarthy. It is affiliated with the National Association of Commissions for Women.

 
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