"The club is asking the public to help fill our 2013 Phenomenal Woman award calendar," said unit director Christy Grice. "Individuals can nominate a deserving female community leader of their choice who inspires, educates and empowers other women and young girls to go beyond mediocrity and create excellence in their lives."
Grice started the program last year with a woman highlighted each month. A Phenomenal Woman of the Year was named from the 12 monthly winners at a gala last May.
"The award celebrates women who have made outstanding contributions to our community," added Grice.
Rebecca Spence was honored as the first Phenomenal Woman of the Year. Spence helped raise $2,000 for the club last year. Dioannys Ortega was last year's runner-up.
"The success of last year's event exceeded all expectations," said Grice. "Nominees will find this is a rewarding experience filled with tons of fun and excitement, and most importantly an investment in the future of their community."
Nominees should be described in 500 words or less. The description should be double-spaced with a minimum of 12 point font. Some things to consider when nominating a woman include:
• The role(s) or area(s) the nominee has excelled
• How the nominee has demonstrated service worthy of recognition
• How the nominee’s contribution to diversity has impacted a particular field, group, community, or humanity at large
• Over what period of time has the nominee made a major commitment
• Has their contribution been recognized elsewhere (i.e.: the media, by other awards, interest groups, churches, professional organizations, etc.)
The name, address and phone number of the nominee should be submitted with how the nominee has impacted the community on a separate sheet of paper.
Forms needed to nominate someone can be picked up at the Boys & Girls Club.
Deadline to enter is Feb. 8.