2005 Women of Distinction Award nominations now open

News Nov 22, 2006 Flamborough Review

The City of Hamilton Status of Women Committee and YWCA are looking for a few good women. The groups are now accepting nominations for the Women of Distinction Awards to recognize achievements for 2005. Nominations are being accepted until February 17.

Celebrating 30 years of honouring women, this event recognizes award recipients and nominees for outstanding achievements and contributions to the community. Nomination forms with details for criteria are available on the City of Hamilton Web site at www.hamilton.ca, or at City Hall, all Municipal Service Centres, and the MacNab Street YWCA.

The new partnership between the Status of Women Committee and the YWCA will draw upon the unique history of the Hamilton Status of Women awards and the vibrancy of the Women of Distinction Program which is held at YWCA's across Canada. This year's event will be held on Wednesday, May 31 at 5:30 p.m. at the Hamilton Convention Centre.

Nominees will be recognized in the following categories:

Arts, Entertainment and Creative Energy

This woman has enriched the community through her work in the area of the arts, which is either focused on women or benefitted women in the community. She may encourage artistic expression, help others find their own creative expression, encourage the achievement of excellence in the arts, and/or promote the value of the arts as integral to the life of the community.

Politics and Public Affairs

This woman has demonstrated noteworthy service through direct political or government involvement at any level, or involvement with boards, commissions or public institutions. She may also have demonstrated outstanding achievement within the broadest sense of communication systems: e.g. media, education or public forums.

Health and Wellness

This woman has improved the well-being of our community by fostering better living standards, providing leadership to sport and physical activity or by promoting healthier lifestyles. She may be recognizing the keys to her own well-being and helping others to find theirs. In her position as a role model for women seeking inner peace, strength, and/or balanced lifestyles, she emanates and encourages creative health-promoting ideas.

Community Development and Social Activism

This is a woman who combines with others to build community strength. She makes changes and advocates for improvements in the community where she lives and in the lives of others. She may be striving for awareness and change in the areas of women's rights, intercultural relations, social justice and peace, and/or the environment.

Young Woman of the Year

This is a woman under 19 who has demonstrated outstanding leadership in her school, community and/or workplace and has inspired her peers to follow her example. She has demonstrated leadership, maturity, perseverance, innovation, compassion and a keen understanding of community or global issues. She has already made her mark and will continue to inspire us for years to come.

Mentoring and Education

This woman is a mentor/ educator in many avenues of life. She values teaching and learning through a diversity of interactions with others and may be developing innovative programs to meet the special needs of learners, and/or building a strong rapport with students, parents, colleagues and the community to foster learning in a broader sense. She demonstrates a strong belief that all people can grow and attain success throughout their lives. She stimulates students of all ages to think, feel, and learn and initiates programs that respond to changing individual and societal needs. She is committed to assisting others to be successful in their achievements; she inspires and encourages women to take part in shaping the future of their communities.

Volunteerism

This woman is making a difference by volunteering in her community. She has shown her dedication by creating, participating or adapting programs to meet community needs. She has also demonstrated the strength and resolve to weather the challenges facing her community. Never bound by anyone's definition of volunteering, she forges new ground by refusing to believe that there are limits to how we can share skills and care for others.

Circle of Friends Award

This group of individuals or organization has developed and implemented a women-focused program to support, improve and enrich the lives of women in our community. Collectively, they have shared a vision and worked effectively together to make their dream a reality.

Lifetime Achievement

This woman is 65 years or better and has made a profound and/or unique difference to the lives of those around her. The recipient must be seen as a role model, mentor and/or advocate for positive social change.

At the 2004 awards, Flamborough residents Mary Lamb and Judi Partridge were recognized for Volunteerism and Politics and Public Affairs, respectively.

For more information on the 2005 event, call Veronica Haining at YWCA Hamilton, 905-522-9922 ext. 111.

2005 Women of Distinction Award nominations now open

News Nov 22, 2006 Flamborough Review

The City of Hamilton Status of Women Committee and YWCA are looking for a few good women. The groups are now accepting nominations for the Women of Distinction Awards to recognize achievements for 2005. Nominations are being accepted until February 17.

Celebrating 30 years of honouring women, this event recognizes award recipients and nominees for outstanding achievements and contributions to the community. Nomination forms with details for criteria are available on the City of Hamilton Web site at www.hamilton.ca, or at City Hall, all Municipal Service Centres, and the MacNab Street YWCA.

The new partnership between the Status of Women Committee and the YWCA will draw upon the unique history of the Hamilton Status of Women awards and the vibrancy of the Women of Distinction Program which is held at YWCA's across Canada. This year's event will be held on Wednesday, May 31 at 5:30 p.m. at the Hamilton Convention Centre.

Nominees will be recognized in the following categories:

Arts, Entertainment and Creative Energy

This woman has enriched the community through her work in the area of the arts, which is either focused on women or benefitted women in the community. She may encourage artistic expression, help others find their own creative expression, encourage the achievement of excellence in the arts, and/or promote the value of the arts as integral to the life of the community.

Politics and Public Affairs

This woman has demonstrated noteworthy service through direct political or government involvement at any level, or involvement with boards, commissions or public institutions. She may also have demonstrated outstanding achievement within the broadest sense of communication systems: e.g. media, education or public forums.

Health and Wellness

This woman has improved the well-being of our community by fostering better living standards, providing leadership to sport and physical activity or by promoting healthier lifestyles. She may be recognizing the keys to her own well-being and helping others to find theirs. In her position as a role model for women seeking inner peace, strength, and/or balanced lifestyles, she emanates and encourages creative health-promoting ideas.

Community Development and Social Activism

This is a woman who combines with others to build community strength. She makes changes and advocates for improvements in the community where she lives and in the lives of others. She may be striving for awareness and change in the areas of women's rights, intercultural relations, social justice and peace, and/or the environment.

Young Woman of the Year

This is a woman under 19 who has demonstrated outstanding leadership in her school, community and/or workplace and has inspired her peers to follow her example. She has demonstrated leadership, maturity, perseverance, innovation, compassion and a keen understanding of community or global issues. She has already made her mark and will continue to inspire us for years to come.

Mentoring and Education

This woman is a mentor/ educator in many avenues of life. She values teaching and learning through a diversity of interactions with others and may be developing innovative programs to meet the special needs of learners, and/or building a strong rapport with students, parents, colleagues and the community to foster learning in a broader sense. She demonstrates a strong belief that all people can grow and attain success throughout their lives. She stimulates students of all ages to think, feel, and learn and initiates programs that respond to changing individual and societal needs. She is committed to assisting others to be successful in their achievements; she inspires and encourages women to take part in shaping the future of their communities.

Volunteerism

This woman is making a difference by volunteering in her community. She has shown her dedication by creating, participating or adapting programs to meet community needs. She has also demonstrated the strength and resolve to weather the challenges facing her community. Never bound by anyone's definition of volunteering, she forges new ground by refusing to believe that there are limits to how we can share skills and care for others.

Circle of Friends Award

This group of individuals or organization has developed and implemented a women-focused program to support, improve and enrich the lives of women in our community. Collectively, they have shared a vision and worked effectively together to make their dream a reality.

Lifetime Achievement

This woman is 65 years or better and has made a profound and/or unique difference to the lives of those around her. The recipient must be seen as a role model, mentor and/or advocate for positive social change.

At the 2004 awards, Flamborough residents Mary Lamb and Judi Partridge were recognized for Volunteerism and Politics and Public Affairs, respectively.

For more information on the 2005 event, call Veronica Haining at YWCA Hamilton, 905-522-9922 ext. 111.

2005 Women of Distinction Award nominations now open

News Nov 22, 2006 Flamborough Review

The City of Hamilton Status of Women Committee and YWCA are looking for a few good women. The groups are now accepting nominations for the Women of Distinction Awards to recognize achievements for 2005. Nominations are being accepted until February 17.

Celebrating 30 years of honouring women, this event recognizes award recipients and nominees for outstanding achievements and contributions to the community. Nomination forms with details for criteria are available on the City of Hamilton Web site at www.hamilton.ca, or at City Hall, all Municipal Service Centres, and the MacNab Street YWCA.

The new partnership between the Status of Women Committee and the YWCA will draw upon the unique history of the Hamilton Status of Women awards and the vibrancy of the Women of Distinction Program which is held at YWCA's across Canada. This year's event will be held on Wednesday, May 31 at 5:30 p.m. at the Hamilton Convention Centre.

Nominees will be recognized in the following categories:

Arts, Entertainment and Creative Energy

This woman has enriched the community through her work in the area of the arts, which is either focused on women or benefitted women in the community. She may encourage artistic expression, help others find their own creative expression, encourage the achievement of excellence in the arts, and/or promote the value of the arts as integral to the life of the community.

Politics and Public Affairs

This woman has demonstrated noteworthy service through direct political or government involvement at any level, or involvement with boards, commissions or public institutions. She may also have demonstrated outstanding achievement within the broadest sense of communication systems: e.g. media, education or public forums.

Health and Wellness

This woman has improved the well-being of our community by fostering better living standards, providing leadership to sport and physical activity or by promoting healthier lifestyles. She may be recognizing the keys to her own well-being and helping others to find theirs. In her position as a role model for women seeking inner peace, strength, and/or balanced lifestyles, she emanates and encourages creative health-promoting ideas.

Community Development and Social Activism

This is a woman who combines with others to build community strength. She makes changes and advocates for improvements in the community where she lives and in the lives of others. She may be striving for awareness and change in the areas of women's rights, intercultural relations, social justice and peace, and/or the environment.

Young Woman of the Year

This is a woman under 19 who has demonstrated outstanding leadership in her school, community and/or workplace and has inspired her peers to follow her example. She has demonstrated leadership, maturity, perseverance, innovation, compassion and a keen understanding of community or global issues. She has already made her mark and will continue to inspire us for years to come.

Mentoring and Education

This woman is a mentor/ educator in many avenues of life. She values teaching and learning through a diversity of interactions with others and may be developing innovative programs to meet the special needs of learners, and/or building a strong rapport with students, parents, colleagues and the community to foster learning in a broader sense. She demonstrates a strong belief that all people can grow and attain success throughout their lives. She stimulates students of all ages to think, feel, and learn and initiates programs that respond to changing individual and societal needs. She is committed to assisting others to be successful in their achievements; she inspires and encourages women to take part in shaping the future of their communities.

Volunteerism

This woman is making a difference by volunteering in her community. She has shown her dedication by creating, participating or adapting programs to meet community needs. She has also demonstrated the strength and resolve to weather the challenges facing her community. Never bound by anyone's definition of volunteering, she forges new ground by refusing to believe that there are limits to how we can share skills and care for others.

Circle of Friends Award

This group of individuals or organization has developed and implemented a women-focused program to support, improve and enrich the lives of women in our community. Collectively, they have shared a vision and worked effectively together to make their dream a reality.

Lifetime Achievement

This woman is 65 years or better and has made a profound and/or unique difference to the lives of those around her. The recipient must be seen as a role model, mentor and/or advocate for positive social change.

At the 2004 awards, Flamborough residents Mary Lamb and Judi Partridge were recognized for Volunteerism and Politics and Public Affairs, respectively.

For more information on the 2005 event, call Veronica Haining at YWCA Hamilton, 905-522-9922 ext. 111.