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,
firstname.lastname@example.org or 477-5970. For
printed packets, also contact Bev Blum, 4271 Round Valley Circle, Stockton, CA
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.