WAILUKU – The Committee on the Status of Women (CSW) announced it is now accepting nominations for its “Women of Excellence” awards program. This year’s program celebrates “Weaving the Stories of Women’s Lives” in conjunction with this year’s national theme observing Women’s History Month.
Nominees will be selected based on their stories that inspire and encourage women and girls to think big, and to offer our community a fuller understanding of the female experience.
Five Maui County women will be honored in the following categories:
- A Young Woman’s Experience (14-21 years old)
- A Woman’s Perspective (21-59 years of age)
- A Retired Woman’s Insights and Contributions (60 years and older)
- Woman’s Group (Groups that contribute powerfully and positively to the community)
- Honorary Historical Award (Posthumous)
Nomination forms are available online at www.mauicounty.gov/CSW under the “Additional Information” heading. Deadline for nominations is 4 p.m. on Monday, March 2.
Nominees and “Women of Excellence” winners will be recognized during a Women’s History Month awards presentation in late March, at a date and location to be announced.
“This is a wonderful opportunity to recognize the accomplishments and contributions of the women who have helped shape Maui County,” said Mrs. Ann Arakawa, wife of Mayor Alan Arakawa. “Please take a moment to thank an exceptional woman you know by nominating her for one of the award categories. These women are role models for all of us, and it’s important that we give them the recognition they deserve.”
Recipients of 2014 awards included Sher-Ann Daniels, Women of Excellence Award; Alberta de Jetley, Career Achievement Award; Elizabeth Rosemary Betty Baker Breen James-Brown, Honorary Historical Award; and Agnes Goff, Unsung Hero Award.
For more information about this year’s award program, call Coralyn Dumlao at (808) 270-7855 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.