The Prince Albert Council of Women is looking for the next inductee into the Prince Albert Women’s Hall of Fame.
Nominations opened Sunday and will continue until February 13. The nominee’s work must be of benefit to the local community, but they could have also had an impact on the wider community — locally, provincially, nationally or internationally. They will have contributed to the community in more than one area and have a wide range of contributions. Selection will depend on the woman’s achievements and length of service in a volunteer role, workplace accomplishments or demonstrated leadership.
Anyone can nominate a woman for the hall of fame.
“There are many generous and compassionate women in Prince Albert who deserve acknowledgement,” said Patricia Leson, Council of Women president in a press release.
“The Prince Albert Council of Women is honoured to recognize one deserving woman every year on International Women’s Day,”
The induction ceremony takes place in March. Fellow Council of Women member Rose Rothenburger spoke about how many local women are deserving of the honour.
“It’s always a tough call. You want to induct all of (the nominees), but you can’t,” she said.
“Every year, we’re just amazed at the nominations that come in because there are so many hard working deserving women in our community and it’s always exciting to put that call for nominations out and see who is going to get nominated.
“Sometimes it’s women we may not have even heard of doing incredible work.”
The Women’s Hall of Fame is so important, Rothenburger said, because women don’t always step up and pat each other on the back for the work they do. But it’s also a way to let people know some of the things that are going on in the community.
“I’ve always said that … especially younger women, will read what some of these other women are doing, and it will inspire them.”
Rothenburger encouraged people to take a look around and see if they know of a woman doing a little bit extra, or something really well, or something that has an impact on other people or on youth.
“There are so many women that deserve to be nominated,” she said.
“The form is short, it takes just a few minutes to fill in. Do it and send it in. You will be glad you did.”
To receive a nomination form for or for more information, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, visit the Prince Albert Council of Women Facebook page or call Patricia at 306-764-5051 or Rose at 306-961-8410.
2004 Nancy Kent (Posthumously)
2005 Dr. Lalita Malhotra
2006 Bernice Sayese (Posthumously)
2007 Linda Nosbush
2008 Melba Jenkins
2009 Donna Strause
2010 Phyllis McKay
2011 Sheryl Kimley
2012 Marge Nainaar (Posthumously)/Melissa Menzies (Youth Volunteer)/Christine Taylor
2013 Rhonda Meakin
2014 Carole Sanderson (Posthumously)
2015 Prema Arsiradam
2016 Dr. Barbara Gustafson
2017 Lynda Monahan
2018 Jeannette Eddolls