Council of Women looking for Women’s Hall of Fame nominations

Jeannette Eddolls poses with her portrait in front of the portraits of previous Women's Hall of Fame inductees. Eddolls was inducted during a ceremony at the Travelodge on March 10, 2018. (Peter Lozinski/Daily Herald)

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, visit the Prince Albert Council of Women Facebook page or call Patricia at 306-764-5051 or Rose at 306-961-8410.

Past inductees:

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