2016 Writing Women Into History Award – Call for Nominations

Writing Women Into History Award

Macomb Feminist Network (MFN)

The Macomb Feminist Network is soliciting nominations for the annual Writing Women into History Award.

Purpose of award:

Established in 2010 to honor, promote, and expand our knowledge of the extraordinary contributions women have made to our local community through their initiatives, advocacy and/or engagement.

Eligible Nominees:

Women eligible to be nominated have resided in McDonough County; have been exceptional role models; and through their initiatives, advocacy and/or engagement, have made extraordinary contributions within the local community.

Method of Nomination:

Community members may submit a nomination by completing the nomination form below and attaching a supporting letter. Self-nominations, when accompanied by a supporting letter, will be considered. Nominations of women who fit the criteria but who are no longer living will also be considered.

Method of Selection:

The MFN Awards Committee members will review all nominations and select the recipient(s). Nominations will be kept for one year, so previous nominations do not have to be resubmitted but additional support may be submitted.

Announcement and Recognition:

The recipients’ stories will be shared at the annual awards brunch to be held Saturday, March 5, 2016 from 10:00-11:30 AM at Western Illinois University’s Multicultural Center in conjunction with National Women’s History Month.

WWIH 2016 Nomination Form (click to download Word document)

The form and letter should be sent to MFN, P.O. Box 765, Macomb, IL 61455 or emailed to Sally Egler at davidsally75@gmail.com. Nominations are due by November 30, 2015.

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