Accomplished Women Nominations Sought by Greater Muskegon Woman’s Club
BY NANCY BIERENGA, REALTOR®, E-PRO, ABR, éLAN REALTY, PAST PRESIDENT, WEST MICHIGAN LAKESHORE ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS
On April 28, 2018 the Greater Muskegon Woman’s Club, in partnership with Muskegon Community College, will, for the 21st year in a row, recognize three Muskegon County Women who have made on impact on their community apart from their careers.
The Women of Accomplishment program began in 1997 at Muskegon Community College. After a couple years of doing the event alone, MCC began to look for a partner. They looked first to the Women’s Division of the Chamber of Commerce (WDCC) and then after a couple more years, to the Greater Muskegon Woman’s Club.
The WOA program committee is now seeking nominations for the 2018 award. The deadline is February 23, 2018. The form for nominations may be downloaded from the GMWC website, MuskegonWomansClub.org, or obtained from a member of the committee. Your nominee may be a family member, a friend, someone who you volunteer with, or someone who has made an impact on your life.
Nominees should be women from Muskegon County who show in their lives a dedication to improving the lives of women and children in this area. Their volunteer work rather than their paid jobs should demonstrate their care and concern for others. These are our previously unsung heroes who work to make our community a better place for all of us.
Above, 2017 Women of Accomplishment honorees are Jenny Hart Locke, Patricia Pickens and Shirley Green.
In 2017, the honorees were Shirley Green, Jenny Hart Locke, and Patricia Pitkins. Other recent winners were Janet Day, Gretchen Toy, Melanie Parsons, Mary Jane Butner, Claudia Kerr-Bryant, Jenny McNeill, Kristy Weberg, Mary Ann Gorma, Renee Touwhorst, and Chery Schneider.
If you’d like to attend the award brunch on April 28 at the Woman’s Club, registration forms are available on the website or from Committee Chair, Nancy Bierenga at (231) 730-0887. We are also looking for sponsors to help defray the costs of the brunch. Information on sponsorships is also available at the website, MuskegonWomansClub.org.
The Greater Muskegon Woman's Club is a completely volunteer organization, dedicated to community service, philanthropic work and friendship. It is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and a 509(a)(2) public charity. The clubhouse at the corner of Webster Avenue and Second Street is a registered historic landmark built in 1902 and is available to rent for weddings and other special events. Learn more at MuskegonWomansClub.org.