The Macomb Feminist Network is currently seeking nominations for the 2022 Writing Women into History awards.
The awards, established in 2010, honor, promote and expand knowledge of the extraordinary contributions individual women have made in shaping and strengthening the local community, according to a press release from Western Illinois University.
Women eligible to be nominated for this award must meet the following criteria:
- Have resided in McDonough County
- Have been exceptional role models and
- Have made extraordinary contributions within the local community through their initiatives, advocacy and/or engagement.
Any community member may submit a nomination by completing the nomination form, according to the press release. Self-nominations may be considered if accompanied by a letter of support. Nominations of women who have passed away will also be considered. Nominations will only be considered the year they are submitted; however, previous nominees may be re-nominated if they were not chosen earlier.
The contributions made by the women honored in the past span multiple areas including health, education, art, government, business, social services and the environment.
The recipients of the Award will be honored at a brunch reception hosted by the Macomb Feminist Network at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 5, 2022, at the Wesley Village Community Center.
Nomination forms can be found at macombfeminists.org or may be obtained by contacting Patricia Walton at PA-Walton@wiu.edu. Completed nomination forms should be sent to Patricia Walton via email (PA-Walton@wiu.edu) or to Macomb Feminist Network, PO Box 765, Macomb, IL 61455. The deadline for nominations is Saturday, Dec. 4.
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