History is interesting, but HERstory is fascinating!
And so, "Marin Women's Hall of Fame" was formed, echoing the same effort in place at the historic Suffragette site in Seneca Falls, New York. The founders detailed plans: how to discover these women, how to objectively guage their contributions; how to shine a bright light upon their accomplishments so the public could become aware of these outstanding women. One frightening thought was when they contemplated what if they gave this "party" and nobody cared - or came! 23 years of successful celebrations have confirmed that they had made the right decisions and were heading in the right direction.
As the project progressed, women from the Women's Commission and from American Association of University Women joined the cause. The Commission and YWCA provided "seed money" as sponsors for the first dinner and award ceremony. The steering committee made community contacts for nominations and judging. Dominican College hosted the "sell out" crowd. the "little idea that could" was launched.
The original Founders were Bonnie Rose Hough and Ann Kennedy who were affiliated with the YWCA; Commissioner Rita Levy and Patricia Warren affiliated with the Marin Women's Commission and Nancy Nakai and Anne Latta, community representatives.
And, so it began...HERstory!
Contact the YWCA to nominate a Marin Women's Hall of Fame Honoree!
Forms accepted throughout the year
Deadline for every year is November 1st for the following March event!
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2011 GALA & Awards Ceremony
To Be Aired On:
Sat 05/28/11 08:00 AM
Sun 06/05/11 05:00 PM
Community Media Center of Marin
Help us keep recognizing extraordinary Marin Women!
PLEASE...make a tax-deductible
donation ~ send your check to:
Marin Women's Hall of Fame
P.O. Box 4142
San Rafael, CA 94913-4142